Contraception Politics, Officers Shot and Autism Art Class

Plus, middle-school anxiety on day one and Google turns 15.

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.


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