August 4th, 2004

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Places to stay on the coast, near the water

I'm looking for a place to stay for a weekend on the water. From say, Vancouver to Portland. Somewhere on salt water, where you can walk out of the place you are staying and basically be right there on the beach with out having to drive.

Places that rent cabins would be nice, but I'm open to hotels too. Ideas? THANKS!!!!!

Foolscap VI: Seattle's Best Little Science Fiction Convention

Foolscap VI, Seattle's best little science fiction convention, is coming September 17-19, 2004 at the Bellevue Sheraton Hotel. With bestselling author George R.R. Martin and artist Raven Mimura as Guests of Honor, this promises to be one of the convention's best years ever.

George R.R. Martin is the multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author of eight novels including the A Song of Fire and Ice series and more than 7 short story collections. He is the editor and visionary behind the revolutionary Wild Cards series of shared-world novels. Television viewers know him as a screenwriter and producer for the television series Beauty and the Beast and as story editor for The New Twilight Zone. Bantam Books is about to reisssue several of his older novels, including Fevre Dream and Armageddon Rag.

Artist Raven Mimura has taken the gaming world by storm with his striking images. Recent works include a Lord of the Rings computer/console game, three Star Wars RPG supplements, the 3rd Edition D&D: Fiend Folio, and the 3.5 release of the Dungeon Master's Guide and Monster Manual. His images can also be found in Call of Cthulhu, Dragon Magazine, Alternity, and he's been involved with Legend of the Five Rings, Warlord (AEG), Warhammer 40K CCG (Sabertooth Games), and Legions of Hell (Green Ronin).

Please join us! Find location and membership information here.
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An attorney representing several homosexual couples says a King County, Wash. Superior Court judge in Seattle has ruled that gay couples can marry. More to follow.

update: A King County Superior Court judge in Seattle ruled Wednesday that gay couples can marry. The decision Wednesday by Judge William Downing is stayed until the state Supreme Court reviews the case, said Jennifer Pizer, lead counsel for Lambda Legal Defense in the case. The stay means no marriage licenses can be issued until the high court's decision. (


According to the the Seattle Times (August 4,2004), Mr. President George W. Bush is coming to Seattle.

Bush is scheduled to visit the area for a $2,500-per-person fund-raiser Aug. 13, Bob Strauss, president of the Eastside Republican Club, announced at a club function last night.

The price rises to $10,000 for a photo opportunity with the president and $25,000 for a private reception and a photo, Strauss told the party faithful.

Strauss later said he was uncertain where the fund-raiser would be held, but that he believed it would be on the Eastside.

The White House and the Bush campaign will not confirm presidential visits this far in advance.

Anyone have more information on this? The when, where, and how of the Republican fundraiser? 'haps we should organize a little peacable assembly and freedom of speech to welcome Curious George.

I am asking Seattle for help...

I have just found out that Cedarhurst Elementary has 10 out of 11 teachers very ill and 3 out of 3 children extremely ill. If anyone lives in the Burien, WA area I need your support on August 11, 2004 at 5:30pm. This meeting is at the ERAC building which is 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW (Right next to Highline lanes (bowling alley). It is a school board meeting about the Toxic Mold issues for my son's school. I will not let him go back to that school. So I am asking for support, prayers in any way, anything. I want these children safe, and the superintendent (John McGeen-I think that's how his name is spelled) needs to be fired. He is just in this business to make a political point and does not listen to parents or teachers. We are in dark times, I need everyone's light to shine through. Please help us parents of Cedarhurst Elementary school here in Burien, WA. Thank you. On a side note my son and I have had 7 symptoms out of 15 or more. These are scary times. Any help or support is great.
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I've contacted Stephen D Hauschka (Biochemistry UW) and arranged a meeting with Campus for Peace and Justice, a University of Washington activist group, to discuss the future of Students Against Apathy in Washington State, and on building a relationship between WSU and UW activist groups sometime next week -- possibly Wedneday Aug 11.

A lot of us are busy studying, so we cannot devote our full time and attention toward making a difference in our communities. If we work together - get organized, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. There is so much to do, right here in our own backyard, and we should - can - do something about it. If any of you are interested in coming along, let me know.

More info on SAA:
SAA is currently recognized by Washington State University as a student club, and thus is currently bound by all the regulations that such a title holds. Our organization would like to remain non-partisan, and openly democratic – no official declarations to either party affiliates, but remain critical of our leaders both locally, nationally, and internationally.

SAA will provide an alternative network and mode of operations for the student body at WSU, and attempt to combat the apathy of the students and citizens of Washington.

SAA aims to work with other activist groups in Washington State University and beyond on like-minded issues; that are democratically set, and universally agreed upon.

SAA seeks to reinvigorate the student body government (ASWSU) at Washington State University, as we believe ASWSU is currently a glorified student entertainment board – ASWSU has a responsibility to look out for its student body’s best interests.

SAA is tired of the pacification promoted by the student newspaper, the Evergreen, and seeks to improve upon the Evergreen’s message.

SAA would like to see greater community involvement across Washington State by both altruistic and socio-political means. We aim to highlight and improve upon the number of informed voting participants, critical thinkers, and activists across the state to empower Washington communities.

- solidarity will provide strength in numbers -
educate - unite - act

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Do any of you know of food delivery services around U-district? Something like dinner delivery plus for the seattle area. Or, of any great chinese places that deliver? Thanks!
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other than craigslist and, are there any other places to look for apartments and houses in capitol hill? thanks!
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    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead