It’s Wednesday, Sept. 4. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Today: Art for Awareness (Art for children with autism) is offered Mondays from 5:45-6:30 for ages 5-10 and Wednesdays from 7:00-7:45 for ages 11-18 (advanced artists ages 8-10 are encouraged to join our Wednesday class). Classes are $75 for a four-week session.
2. You Said It: “I believe that as a civilized and moral people, we are obligated to protect those who are most vulnerable and helpless--developing humans included.” A readers responding to gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s positions on contraception.
3. ICYMI: Two Spotsylvania law enforcement officers and a third man were shot during a standoff with a man over the holiday weekend. The officers were trying to serve a commitment order.
4. Number of the Day: Seven. Today’s number comes from a middle school principal on the difference for first-time students. "It's a huge transition from a very small class with one teacher to a very large class with seven teachers," said South County Middle School Principal Marsha Manning.
5. Today…in History: On Sept. 4, 1998, 15 years ago, Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Don’t take our word for it, search for “Google Founding Date” on Google.