The Olympian has an excellent story in today’s editions titled:
Decade in Review: Extraordinary Times
“If one theme unifies the top stories of the past decade, it’s an unfortunate one: loss.
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In one fell swoop, an entire nation lost its once-ironclad sense of security.
For many in South Sound, it would get worse; the region lost an icon and economic engine in the form of the Olympia Brewery; an Olympia woman, who posthumously became a local legend, lost her life while trying to block a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, and many people lost their jobs or homes as the economy went south toward the end of the decade.
Following are some of the stories, photos and faces that defined a sometimes-painful decade.
No. 1: 9/11 attacks rattle nation, and Fort Lewis is heavily affected (2001)
No. 2: Nisqually earthquake hits; damage lingers for years (2001)
No. 3: Olympia Brewery closes; more than 400 lose jobs (2003)
No. 4: Local economy fluctuates, ends decade on sour note
No. 5: Razor-thin governors race stirs political passions (2004)
No. 6: Attempts to block convoys at port turn violent (2007)
No. 7: Rachel Corrie killed while trying to block bulldozer (2003)
No. 8: Mother Nature packs a punch with windstorms, flooding
No. 9: Cowboy Mike convicted of killing Lacey woman (2008)
No. 10: Olympias Linehan gets 99 years for murder plot (2007).”