I'm not sure how many folks avoid the Olympian, so I'm going to post this in it's entirety to keep folks from having to go to that site, I will post the link though just in case. I did not write this article, I am simply quoting the online paper.
Hotel standoff ends with suicide
Tumwater man was suspect in attack of officer
A Tumwater man shot himself in a downtown Olympia hotel room Wednesday as he spoke on his cell phone with a police detective who was trying to get him to surrender.
Jason A. Harper, 35, committed suicide about 11 a.m. in the Ramada Inn Governor House.
Investigators had been searching for Harper after a traffic stop early Saturday morning, in which police said he punched a Lacey police officer. His previous crimes were limited to drunken driving arrests.
"It was a sad situation," said Lacey police Lt. Phil Comstock, a crisis negotiator who was talking to Harper when he killed himself.
Go here to find out what you can do (be sure to read the updates to the post).
We are FOR S. 2917, WITHOUT AMENDMENT (the Snowe/Dorgan bill).
Doing, what we do here kind of, but to create "buzz" for a real etate company.
Don't get me wrong, I love it when business folks blog. But, it should be to bring more understanding and create conversation about what they already do, not build some kind of fakey online local community to build "buzz."
From a company called Blogging Systems:
And from TC Blogs themselves:
Here at Blogging Systems, we’ve recently released two new community blogs...
The Doug Burger Team out of Thurston County, Washington is also hosting a community blog site. Thurston County Blogs just went live this past Friday. Doug just hosted a presentation on Tuesday to introduce the concept to Thurston County organizations. Doug’s hope is that Thurston County Blogs becomes the premier destination site for community news and information.
"This gives our community some real juice- we're in the greater
area and we have a great community with great hardworking people, but it's not like we have beaches to sell," he said. If people can go to a Web site where they see some energy and vitality to the community, they may be more attracted to the area. Cleveland
"It's a mix of all sorts of parts of the community," Crockett said. "You'll see Chambers of Commerce in there, the Business Journal, a day spa is in there and there's a section on sports and what's happening."
Olympia's historic Bigelow House Museum is looking for volunteers to help with a number of projects. Currently there is a need for gardeners and tour guides for the 2006 season.If you're interested, contact the director:
Open Sat-Sun 12-4pm
[via email from olyblogger Rob Whitlock who just sailed from Hawaii to Seattle]
Hello from Olympia!
I recently returned from a sailing voyage. I posted some pictures on line and thought you might be interested in seeing them. Here are links:
Hoping all is well,
Army Officer Lt. Ehren Watada Poised to Refuse Orders to Deploy to Iraq
US Army Lieutenant Ehren Watada stands poised to refuse orders to ship to Iraq with his unit at the end of June. Lt. Watada has publicly stated his belief that the Iraq war is illegal based on US and International law, and that he has an obligation to his unit and his country to refuse to participate. Though the exact date that he will refuse orders is unknown, actions around the country highlighting Lt. Watada’s courageous stand are being planned for Tuesday, June 27th. These actions will include marches, vigils, protests, nonviolent direct action or civil disobedience in support of his legal and moral refusal, and against the war and occupation of Iraq.
Supporters have planned events across the country in places including Ft. Lewis, WA, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH, Harrisburg, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Oklahoma City, OK.
Stay tuned to www.thankyoult.org for more details and an updated list of cities holding support actions.
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