From the Olympian:
The rain that fell on South Sound on Friday marked the 34th consecutive day of measurable wet stuff at the National Weather Service station at Olympia Regional Airport, breaking the record of 33 straight days of rain set in 1953.
The winter issue of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission News is out, you can access a copy online. Various news feeds are available as are mail subscriptions.
Great articles and photographs as always. I'm reading through Billy Frank Jr.'s column A Dead Fish is a Dead Fish about the vital importance of habitat.
Also check out Emmett O'Connell's fine work.
I've read the NWIFC News for years now and I'm always impressed by how much quality information is packed into just a few pages.
Listen to this interview with our own Brian Baird about daytrading in the halls of congress and what he intends to do about it.
Check out this dKos diary.Download the mp3 of Brian Baird (if you don't have quicktime).
Benefit for Medical Aid for Iraqi Children Injured by U.S. Weapons
Sunday, January 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 19th & Capitol Way, Olympia
Enjoy a variety of music at the “Sing for Peace
I am working on a screenplay about the 1919 Centralia massacre.
I went to Centralia to walk the walk of Westly Everest, hear people tell me about the event... I was interviewed by Aaron a reporter from the Centralia Chronicle paper. I recieved several emails and phone calls from several people of Centralia and Chehalis... eighty years and some people still have a hard time talking about the massacre...
Nothing but great responses... look what people had to say about the website and the film, in progress. Don't forget to sign my guestbook.
In the 1920- 40s, here in Olympia, a Captain Greenwood "for many years had an unusual 'boat' moored along West Bay Drive he said he was getting ready for the next flood from God.".
What with this current weather, I think we are due for some more ark building.
Simple Survival Steps
To make the best of a bad situation, think along the following lines:
Although it may be difficult to control your anger in such a situation (after all, you have to work for a living don’t you?), the best thing is to just get the robber out of there so that everybody is safe. Desperation leads to bank robberies, and you don’t want to mess with a desperate and scared person.
From: Surviving a Bank Robbery
The crime wave continues. From the Olympian:
OLYMPIA — A man robbed a downtown bank of an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday, the third such crime in less than a week.
The man walked into the Bank of American branch at Fifth Avenue and Water Street, approached a cashier window and handed the teller a note demanding cash and implying he was carrying a weapon, according to police. No witnesses saw a weapon.
Police were dispatched at 11:20 a.m., but the robber had fled the bank before officers arrived. No one was injured.
The teller reported that she thought the suspect got into a car in the parking lot and drove off. But she couldn’t provide a vehicle description, Olympia police Cmdr. Tor Bjornstad said.
Blah, blah, blah -- let's hear the important stuff! What was he wearing?
The man was described as white, in his mid- to late-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 to 190 pounds. He had a neatly trimmed goatee and was wearing white athletic shoes, blue jeans, a dark leather jacket and a black baseball cap.