South Sound Morning: Friday update

Good morning, today is Friday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2014. There are 96 days left in the year. It is National Pancake Day.

Weather: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers through Friday night. Highs in the mid 60s.


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.

Boulevard Road and 22nd Avenue

Boulevard Road between 18th Avenue and Holly Lane, and 22nd Avenue east of Wilkins Place will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, for final paving of the roadway. If poor weather conditions prevent paving on Saturday, work will be done on the next available good weather day.

School news:

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., today, at Tumwater Middle School. Cost is $7.

What’s Happening: See A2 of today’s paper for a more extensive list of events.


Men’s chorus lessons: Men of any age who like to sing are invited to learn to harmonize singing Christmas carols, at 7 p.m., at Artesian Place Assisted Living, 828 McPhee Road, in Olympia. Lessons are free of charge and will take place each Monday night from September 29 through November 24. Coffee and cookies will be served at the close of each practice session. Call Bob Hart 360-754-9397, for information.

Oct. 3-4

Fall Arts Walk: Mark your calendar for Arts Walk XLIX! From 5-10 p.m. Friday and from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 96 downtown businesses will open their doors to showcase the wonderfully rich and diverse resource of visual and performing arts of South Sound. Enjoy drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fibers and other visual art. Take in performing arts including family theater and a variety of musical styles and dance. Maps are available at participating locations; The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW; and Olympia City Hall, 601 Fourth Ave. E, after September 21. A digital map can be found at olympiawa.gov/artswalk (also after September 20).

Oct. 4

Fall Military Collectibles Event: The Olympic Flight Museum will host a military collectibles show and sale on from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater. The event features collectors and dealers who display or sell an assortment of unusual or historic examples of field gear, uniforms, insignia, vintage vehicle parts and other military accessories. A special display of flight attendant uniforms of the 50’s - 70’s will also be featured. Vendor tables are available for $25 each. Reservations are required for tables. General admission is $5 per person, museum members and children 6 and under are free. For more information, go to www.olympicflightmuseum.com, or call 360-705-3925.

Birthday Box


Sapphire Ordonez: Turns 3 on Sept. 20

Dayten Skye Allen: Turns 7 on Sept. 28

To be listed in the Birthdays, send your name, the age you will be (18 and younger), your birth date, address and phone number to The Birthday Box, The Olympian, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or send an email to tmcgee@theolympian.com.

Today in History

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

On this date:

In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution.

In 1892, John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band performed publicly for the first time, at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey.

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission was established. Fitness guru Jack LaLanne was born in San Francisco.

In 1918, the Meuse-Argonne offensive, resulting in an Allied victory against the Germans, began during World War I.

In 1933, the James Hilton novel “Lost Horizon” was first published in London by Macmillan & Co. Ltd. and in New York by William Morrow & Co.

In 1937, the radio drama “The Shadow,” starring Orson Welles, premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

In 1954, the Japanese commercial ferry Toya Maru sank during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, claiming more than 1,150 lives.

In 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place in Chicago as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off before a national TV audience.

In 1964, the situation comedy “Gilligan’s Island” premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1986, William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as its 103rd member.

In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced it had created a new rating, NC-17, to replace the X rating.

In 1991, four men and four women began a two-year stay inside a sealed-off structure in Oracle, Arizona, called Biosphere 2. (They emerged from Biosphere on this date in 1993.)

Ten years ago: Hurricane Jeanne struck near Stuart, Florida, with 120 mph winds, resulting in five U.S. deaths. Pakistani forces killed Amjad Hussain Farooqi (AHM'-jed hoo-SAYN' fuh-ROO-kee), a suspected top al-Qaida operative wanted for his alleged role in the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Israel assassinated Izz Eldine Subhi Sheik Khalil, a Palestinian militant from Hamas, with a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.

Five years ago: Film director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police on an international warrant as he arrived in Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award from a film festival. (Polanski had fled the U.S. in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski spent two months in a Swiss jail and served seven months of house arrest before Switzerland’s government decided against extraditing him to the United States.) Pope Benedict XVI began a three-day pilgrimage to the Czech Republic.

One year ago: It was revealed that some workers at the National Security Agency had misused the government’s secret surveillance systems at least 12 times over the previous decade, including instances where they spied on spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, according to embarrassing new details disclosed by the agency’s inspector general. The U.S. and its international partners emerged from a U.N. meeting with Iran declaring a “window of opportunity” had opened to peacefully settle their nuclear standoff. Bud Selig announced plans to retire as baseball commissioner in January 2015.

Today’s Birthdays: Retired baseball All-Star Bobby Shantz is 89. Actor Philip Bosco is 84. Actress Donna Douglas is 82. Actor Richard Herd is 82. South African nationalist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is 78. Country singer David Frizzell is 73. Actor Kent McCord is 72. Television host Anne Robinson is 70. Singer Bryan Ferry is 69. Actress Mary Beth Hurt is 68. Singer Lynn Anderson is 67. Singer Olivia Newton-John is 66. Actor James Keane is 62. Rock singer-musician Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) is 60. Country singer Carlene Carter is 59. Actress Linda Hamilton is 58. Country singer Doug Supernaw is 54. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cindy Herron (En Vogue) is 53. Actress Melissa Sue Anderson is 52. Actor Patrick Bristow is 52. Rock musician Al Pitrelli is 52. Singer Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 52. TV personality Jillian Barberie is 48. Contemporary Christian guitarist Jody Davis (Newsboys) is 47. Actor Jim Caviezel (kuh-VEE'-zuhl) is 46. Actor Ben Shenkman is 46. Singer Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) is 42. Jazz musician Nicholas Payton is 41. Actor Mark Famiglietti (fah-mihl-YEH'-tee) is 35. Singer-actress Christina Milian (MIHL'-ee-ahn) is 33. Tennis player Serena Williams is 33.

Thought for Today: “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana, American philosopher (born 1863, died this date in 1952).