Good morning, today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 7:29 p.m. Eastern time. It is National Ice Cream Cone Day.
FYI: There is some debate as to who actually “ invented” the ice cream cone. Legend has it, ice cream vendor Italo Marchiony, created an edible cup for his homemade ice cream in an effort to reduce costs. He filed a U.S. Patent for his invention on September 22, 1903. But an ice cream merchant from England, Antonio Valvona, received a U.S. Patent for his edible biscuit cups machine in 1902.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the 50s. Traffic
Martin Way at College Street
A sewer main installation project is scheduled to begin this week on Martin Way between College Street and I-5, and in an easement behind the LaQuinta Inn in Lacey. No interruptions to sewer service are anticipated during the estimated five week work period. The project was awarded to Northwest Cascade Inc. of Puyallup and includes the installation of approximately 565 feet of sewer main across Martin Way. It also includes connections to existing sewer systems, sewer main abandonments, and pavement and lawn restorations. The portion of new sewer line to be installed across Martin Way will begin on or around Tuesday, September 23, and will last approximately three days. Pavement repair to the area across Martin Way is anticipated to start on October 1, and will last approximately two days. Pavement repair work is weather-dependent. Work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., with traffic limited to one lane in each direction during these time periods. Updated traffic advisories will be posted on Lacey’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us.
Tumwater School District: Tumwater Youth Program – Grade School Activity Night, Sports-themed event includes: Green Screen photos, Football Toss and Field Goal Kicker activity, Pizza, and more! For Thurston County Youth in grades 3 - 6, 7-9:30 p.m., Friday, September 26, at Tumwater Middle School. Cost is $7.
What’s Happening: See A2 of today’s paper for a more extensive list of events.
Tumwater Riverwalk Tour: Stroll through Tumwater’s pioneer and industrial history on a guided walking tour along the Deschutes River in Tumwater Falls Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday through September. Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Olympia Tumwater Foundation office at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW. Recommended parking is the west parking lot closest to Deschutes Way. The tour is approximately one hour, and admission is free.
Community Youth Services “Colorful 5K run”: Kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration for the 2nd Annual Brighter Futures Run, featuring a new course near the Olympia Tumwater Regional Airport. This run helps at-risk youth right here in Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties. Runners begin the race in all white and proceed through six “color zones,” where an environmentally safe mix of cornstarch and tempera paint is tossed in the air, covering them with a rainbow of colors. All ages and all fitness levels are welcome. Kids 10 and under are FREE with a registered adult, but are asked to register for safety reasons. Got friends? Get a group rate discount! And come up with a silly theme for your running gear, if you like. Early bird rates of $35 are only available through Aug. 31. For information and registration forms, go to www.BrighterFuturesRun.com.
International Day of Peace at Heritage Park: The public is invited to participate in events and activities from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. 10am to 4pm, at Heritage Park, in downtown Olympia. Activities include kite making and other peaceful crafts, a meditation walk around the lake, a display of dove puppets from Jane Goodall, musical performances by The Artesian Rumble Arkestra, Taiko Drummers from River Ridge High School, Cool Water Hula dancers, the choir of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1983. For additional information, call Fred Silsby, 360-791-3242.
Sapphire Ordonez: Turns 3 on Sept. 20
Dayten Skye Allen: Turns 7 on Sept. 28
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1. “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown
2. “The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell
3. “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert
4. “More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory” by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert
5. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
Today in History
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.
On this date:
In 1761, Britain’s King George III and his wife, Charlotte, were crowned in Westminster Abbey.
In 1792, the French Republic was proclaimed.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
In 1911, pitcher Cy Young, 44, gained his 511th and final career victory as he hurled a 1-0 shutout for the Boston Rustlers against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field.
In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long-count” fight in Chicago.
In 1938, the musical comedy revue “Hellzapoppin',” starring Ole (OH'-lee) Olsen and Chic Johnson, began a three-year run on Broadway.
In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.
In 1950, Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of five-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall and Henry H. “Hap” Arnold.
In 1964, the musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” starring Zero Mostel, opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances. The secret agent series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, premiered on NBC-TV.
In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. (Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on Dec. 31, 2007.)
In 1989, the Irish Republican Army bombed the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal, Kent, England, killing 11 band members. Songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101.
In 1994, the situation comedy “Friends” debuted on NBC-TV.
Ten years ago: British hostage Kenneth Bigley, 62, appeared on a video posted on an Islamic Web site weeping and pleading for his life (Bigley was later beheaded by his captors). In Haiti, the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne topped 1,000. CBS-owned stations were fined a total of $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for Janet Jackson’s exposed right breast during the Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) halftime show (however, a federal appeals court twice threw out the fine, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating it.) The TV series “Lost” premiered on ABC.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama, visiting New York, brought together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for their first face-to-face meeting. Al-Qaida released a 106-minute-long video predicting President Obama’s downfall at the hands of the Muslim world.
One year ago: President Barack Obama spoke at a memorial service for the 12 men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, calling on Americans to raise their voices against gun violence. A pair of Sunni militant suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 85 Christian worshippers. German Chancellor Angela Merkel led her conservatives to a stunning election victory. “Breaking Bad” won best drama series while “Modern Family” was recognized as best comedy series at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is 87. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern is 72. Musician King Sunny Ade (ah-DAY') is 68. Actor Paul Le Mat is 68. Capt. Mark Phillips is 66. Rock singer David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) is 63. Actress Shari Belafonte is 60. Singer Debby Boone is 58. Country singer June Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 58. Singer Nick Cave is 57. Rock singer Johnette Napolitano is 57. Actress Lynn Herring is 57. Classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) is 56. Singer-musician Joan Jett is 56. Actor Scott Baio is 54. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 53. Actress Bonnie Hunt is 53. Actor Rob Stone (TV: “Mr. Belvedere”) is 52. Musician Matt Sharp is 45. Rock musician Dave Hernandez is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 43. Actress Mireille Enos is 39. Actress Daniella Alonso is 36. Actor Michael Graziadei (GRAHT'-zee-uh-day-ee) is 35. Actress Ashley Drane (Eckstein) is 33. Actress Katie Lowes (TV: “Scandal”) is 32. Actor Tom Felton is 27. Actress Juliette Goglia is 19.
Thought for Today: “I saw old Autumn in the misty morn/ Stand shadowless like silence, listening/ To silence.” – Thomas Hood, English author (1799-1845).