Good morning, today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2014. There are 99 days left in the year. It is National Voter Registration Day.
Weather: Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. Rain likely Tuesday night with lows in the lower to mid 50s.
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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.
North Thurston School District: Elementary and middle school HIV/AIDS parent meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, administrative center.
Tumwater School District: Board meeting, 8:30 a.m. Michael T. Simmons Elementary, 1205 S. Second Ave.; 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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Today in History
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 23, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeated the HMS Serapis in battle off Yorkshire, England; however, the seriously damaged Bon Homme Richard sank two days later.
On this date:
In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British.
In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.
In 1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle (GAH'-luh).
In 1889, American newspaperman and columnist Walter Lippmann was born in New York City. Nintendo was founded in Kyoto, Japan, as a playing card company.
In 1908, an apparent baserunning error by Fred Merkle of the New York Giants cost his team a victory against the Chicago Cubs and left the game tied 1-1. The Cubs won a rematch and with it, the National League pennant.
In 1939, Sigmund Freud (froyd), the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83.
In 1952, in what became known as the “Checkers” speech, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing live on television to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising.
In 1957, nine black students who’d entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside.
In 1962, New York’s Philharmonic Hall (later renamed Avery Fisher Hall) formally opened as the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. “The Jetsons,” an animated cartoon series about a Space Age family, premiered as the ABC television network’s first program in color.
In 1973, former Argentine president Juan Peron won a landslide election victory that returned him to power; his wife, Isabel, was elected vice president.
In 1981, the Reagan administration announced plans for what became known as Radio Marti.
In 1999, the Mars Climate Orbiter apparently burned up as it attempted to go into orbit around the Red Planet.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush denied painting too rosy a picture about Iraq, and said he would consider sending more troops if asked; Iraq’s interim leader, Ayad Allawi (EE'-yahd ah-LAH'-wee), standing with Bush in the White House Rose Garden, said additional troops weren’t needed.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly, where he challenged world leaders to shoulder more of the globe’s critical burdens, warning they could no longer castigate the U.S. as a go-it-alone bully while still demanding it cure all ills.
One year ago: Facing possible firing, Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal, retired. An Egyptian court ordered the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood and the confiscation of its assets. After 20 consecutive years of losing, the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched at least a National League wild card when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and Washington lost to St. Louis 4-3. (The Pirates’ year came to an end as they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in a division series that went the full five games.)
(Stations: “LisaRaye,” one name, is correct)
Today’s Birthdays: Singer Julio Iglesias is 71. Actor Paul Petersen (TV: “The Donna Reed Show”) is 69. Actress-singer Mary Kay Place is 67. Rock star Bruce Springsteen is 65. Rock musician Leon Taylor (The Ventures) is 59. Actress Rosalind Chao is 57. Golfer Larry Mize is 56. Actor Jason Alexander is 55. Actress Elizabeth Pena is 55. Actor Chi McBride is 53. Country musician Don Herron (BR549) is 52. Actor Erik Todd Dellums is 50. Actress LisaRaye is 48. Singer Ani (AH'-nee) DiFranco is 44. Rock singer Sarah Bettens (K’s Choice) is 42. Recording executive Jermaine Dupri is 42. Actor Kip Pardue is 38. Actor Anthony Mackie is 36. Pop singer Erik-Michael Estrada (TV: “Making the Band”) is 35. Actress Aubrey Dollar is 34. Tennis player Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN') is 23.
Thought for Today: “Ours is a problem in which deception has become organized and strong; where truth is poisoned at its source; one in which the skill of the shrewdest brains is devoted to misleading a bewildered people.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974).