Mayor asks residents:Please don’t vote for me
PORTMATILDA, Pa.— Asmall-townmayor in central Pennsylvania has anunusual campaign message: Don’t votefor me.Bob Wiser is running unopposed fora second term as mayor of Port Matilda,a community near Penn StateUniversity.But the 70-year-old resident recentlydecided he’d rather leave the post. Yethe missed the August deadline for tak-ing his name off the ballot.Wiser tells the Centre Daily Timesthat he’s asking voters to write in aqualiﬁed alternative candidate.Wiser says he’s enjoyed his time inofﬁce. But he says he’s lost interest andis tired of butting heads with the bor-ough council.If Wiser is re-elected Nov. 5, he couldretire before his new term starts.Should that happen, election ofﬁcialssay the council will appoint an interimmayor.
100-mule processionheaded to Los Angeles
LONE PINE — Aprocession of 100mules has left the eastern Sierra on atrek south to commemorate the 100thbirthday of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.Over the coming weeks, the LosAngeles Times reports the 240-mile journey will traverse both vast sageplains and dozens of cities before arriv-ing in Los Angeles.The effort, billed as a mobile art proj-ect, is the brainchild of artist LaurenBon, granddaughter of the late publish-ing magnate and philanthropist WalterAnnenberg.Los Angeles has been viliﬁed by itsnorthern neighbors after land and waterrights were snatched up in the OwensValley to quench the thirst of the grow-ing metropolis. As a result, OwensLake dried up and natural springs thatfed farmland and ﬁsh hatcheries weredrained.
US gas prices drop2 cents over past 2 weeks
CAMARILLO — The average U.S.price of a gallon of gasoline hasdropped 2 cents over the past twoweeks.The Lundberg Survey of fuel pricesreleased Sunday says the price of a gal-lon of regular is $3.36. Midgrade costsan average of $3.56 a gallon, and pre-mium is $3.71.Diesel was down a penny at $3.91gallon.Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48states, Albuquerque, N.M., has thenation’s lowest average price for gas at$3.03. San Francisco has the highest at$3.81.In California, the lowest averageprice was $3.64 in Sacramento. Theaverage statewide for a gallon of regularwas $3.74, a drop of 9 cents.
Bookish baby boy bornin L.A.-area Barnes & Noble
TORRANCE — Awoman walked intoa Los Angeles-area Barnes & Noblelooking for books and came out with ababy instead.Fireﬁghters delivered the newbornFriday evening in the bookstore'slobby at Del Amo Fashion Center,Torrance Fire Department Capt. SteveDeuel said.The ﬁreﬁghters had responded to acall of a woman in labor and were decid-ing whether to put her in an ambulanceor keep her in the store when they real-ized the infant was coming.“The baby made that decision forthem,” Deuel said. “They went aheadand delivered a healthy baby boy.”Store manager Marchelle Hughes saidthe woman gave birth just ﬁve or 10minutes after walking through the dooraround 7:30 p.m.About 20 people gathered to watch,and employees asked some not to takepictures or video. Paramedics put up acloth to help with privacy.“That is a really awkward event to doin public,” Hughes said. “At the sametime it’s a really tender moment, and Ithink everybody wanted to share that.”After cleaning up, staff ﬁnished theirshift with “a positive vibe in the store,”she said.The mother and child, whose nameswere not released, were taken to a hospi-tal and both were doing well, Deuelsaid.
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Actor KenWatanabe is 54.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Thomas Edison perfected a work-able electric light at his laboratory inMenlo Park, N.J.
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson,American essayist,poet andphilosopher (1803-1882).
Actress-authorCarrie Fisher is 57Kim Kardashian is33
Two divers sculpt jack-o-lanterns during an underwater pumpkin carving contest in the Florida Keys National MarineSanctuary off Key Largo,Fla.
: Cloudy in the morning thenbecoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morn-ing. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwestwinds around 5 mph.
: Mostly clear in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in theupper 40s. West winds around 5 mph in theevening...Becoming light.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.Light winds.
: Mostly clear. Lows around 50.
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: Partly cloudy. Lows around50. Highs in the mid 60s.
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, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also knownas “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor.
, a British ﬂeet commanded by Adm. HoratioNelson defeated a French-Spanish ﬂeet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.
, members of the 1st Division of the U.S. Armytraining in Luneville, France, became the ﬁrst Americans tosee action on the front lines of World War I.
, during World War II, U.S. troops captured theGerman city of Aachen.
, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designedby Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York.
, Democrat John F. Kennedy and RepublicanRichard M. Nixon clashed in their fourth and ﬁnal presiden-tial debate in New York.
, the Seattle World’s Fair closed after six monthsand nearly 10 million visitors. (President John F. Kennedy,scheduled to attend the closing ceremony, canceled becauseof what was described as a “head cold”; the actual reasonturned out to be the Cuban Missile Crisis.)
, the Israeli destroyer INS Eilat was sunk byEgyptian missile boats near Port Said; 47 Israeli crew mem-bers were lost.
, beat poet and author Jack Kerouac died in St.Petersburg, Fla., at age 47.
, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis F.Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court.(Both nominees were conﬁrmed.)
, pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon abductedAmerican Edward Tracy (he was released in August 1991).
, American hostage Jesse Turner was freed by hiskidnappers in Lebanon after nearly ﬁve years in captivity.Actress Joyce Randolph is 89. Author Ursula K. Le Guin is84. Rock singer Manfred Mann is 73. Musician Steve Cropper(Booker T. & the MG’s) is 72. Singer Elvin Bishop is 71. TV’sJudge Judy Sheindlin is 71. Actor Everett McGill is 68.Musician Lee Loughnane (Chicago) is 67. Israeli PrimeMinister Benjamin Netanyahu is 64. Musician CharlotteCaffey (The Go-Go’s) is 60. Movie director CatherineHardwicke is 58. Singer Julian Cope is 56. Rock musicianSteve Lukather (Toto) is 56. Actress Melora Walters is 53.Rock musician Che Colovita Lemon is 43. Rock singer-musi-cian Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator) is 42. Christian rockmusician Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) is 40.
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(Answers tomorrow)YOKELDRIFTIGUANAWETTERSaturday’sJumbles:Answer:You can win at golf without cheating, if youwin the —FAIRWAYNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,No.11,in ﬁrst place,Lucky Star,No.2,in secondplace;and Winning Spirit,No.9,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:42.32.
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