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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: California Gov. Jerry Brown said, Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases.

Other Notable Events for September 15

On this date in history:

In 1812, Russians set fire to Moscow in an effort to keep out Napoleon and his invading French troops.

In 1942, the armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad.

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Notable Birthdays for September 15

Those born on this date include:

- Italian explorer Marco Polo in 1254
- novelist James Fenimore Cooper in 1789
- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, in 1857
- humorist Robert Benchley in 1889
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Astronomy

Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014 with 107 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: John Kenneth Galbraith wrote: The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.