March 2010

Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program Honored with National Award

RIF’s Program of the Month Initiative Honors the Ongoing Efforts of Local Programs to Promote Children’s Literacy. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest children and families’ literacy nonprofit organization, has named the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle, Wash. as its National Program of the Month award recipient for March, 2010. “The Page Ahead program’s longstanding dedication and hard work to couple reading books with positive experiences is what RIF’s mission is all about,” said Carol H. Rasco, president and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental. “RIF is proud to honor this program for the work they have done on behalf of children throughout the State of Washington.” Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program (Seattle, Wash.).

Zombie Apocalypse? Go To Greenlake

Of all the fads to sweep over the early 21st century, perhaps none have been so pervasive as the resurgence of zombie-related media. Movies, books, video games and drunken conversations from the past decade have all been regular platforms for discussion of everything and anything related to brain-eating monsters made out of former friends and relatives. Maybe it's a metaphor for a perceived social breakdown, maybe an extreme fantasy of survival in a cruel, paranoid world. Whatever the source, zombie stories are a cross-generational favorite. In a geek-friendly city like Seattle, it's not hard to find a variety of survival plans for zombie-related What If scenarios. Some of the strongest I've heard so far have come out in favor of the Greenlake neighborhood on the city's north side. Here's a quick breakdown of the prospect.

Seattle Taxpayers Pay for Lap-Dances

It’s a cliche and I keep saying it, but why is the Seattle vice squad really spending so much money to combat the “evils” of prostitution? According the former newspaper the Seattle PI, one overly-enthusiastic police officer from the Seattle police department got 130 fricking lap-dances without making a single arrest, all on the tax-payer’s dime.

The undercover officer spent over $16,000.00 on the lap-dances, etc. Considering the fact that the city of Seattle is running at a defecit of $50 million, I can safely say that I am not impressed with his “hard labor” on this case.