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Stories for Nov. 1, 2007
An enthusiastic crowd welcomed former President Bill Clinton to Benaroya Hall in Seattle this afternoon. He was here to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors. And he had them at hello. Acknowledging his introduction by Mayor Doug Palmer of Trenton, N.J., who is the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Clinton said: "Thank you for your friendship to me and my candidate!" The crowd loved it.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Come next week it will be very quiet in Portland's independent bookstores, coffee shops, and the free-sample lines at Trader Joe's. All the writers will be at Wordstock III.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Yesterday we launched an experimental survey to see if Crosscut readers can predict the outcome of the election. As I mentioned then, this is not an opinion survey or a survey of how you will vote – it's a measure of how we as a group think the election will turn out, even if we don't agree with the result. Imagine you are betting money on the outcome (not that anybody would actually do that, of course). If you haven't put in your two cents, please do. If things change between now and Tuesday, you can go back and change your prediction. You can review the current results, but remember that the percentages reflect certainty, not how the votes will break down. So far:READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Al Gore just finished his keynote speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering in Seattle. He addressed the nearly 120 mayors via satellite about global warming. He didn't need a Nobel Prize to sound authoritative on the subject, but it certainly didn't hurt. He lavished praise on mayors for leadership on this issue. (More than 700 have now signed on to the carbon limits in the Kyoto Protocol.) "What a wonderful movement you have started," he said. It's something he proudly points out whenever he speaks on this issue overseas. "It is a rallying cry and a moment of uplift," he noted, especially since the U.S. government is not a signatory.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
When you turn 50, the American Association of Retired Persons sends you a nice red-plastic card to show folks who might otherwise mistake you for, say, a well-preserved 49-year-old.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Each fall there is a compelling ritual at Seattle City Hall, known as the City Council budget hearing. About 100 folks line up on each of two nights, carefully signing in hours before, to have their two minutes of fame (five if you bring a large group), imploring the council members to add a few more thousand dollars to the budget to help their group. It's a wonderful window into the real life of the city, its suffering, its caretakers, its nonprofit boardmembers and volunteers. And you can watch the reruns on The Seattle Channel.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The popular restaurant promotion – beloved by diners, secretly hated by some restaurants – is back with an expanded circle of restaurants and a higher price to match. And a new name: Dine Around Seattle.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The Sonics open a season of discontent, or discontinuance, or something – no one's quite sure, maybe not even the lead owner, Okie Clay Bennett.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Walla Walla might be flush with the grape, but just down the road the juice runs out in Pomeroy, Wash. It's the land that agri-tourism forgot – or hasn't found yet. Whiskey, anyone?READ MORE 15 COMMENTS