Hope everyone saw this today! http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/119225.html
Note the comments by Sen. Spanel at the end of the article. Not exactly a veiled threat, is it? She acts like nobody ever bothered to give her input about the profession the last time around.
The upcoming hearings were posted to TIJ on the 15th and I just re-posted the article tonight, complete with the location, time and date of the east side meeting in July.
By the way, for any of you that want to improve your report writing skills, Bonnie Trenga, author of The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier, a copyeditor and writer, is holding a 7-week long writing workshop on TIJ that’s based on the 7 chapters of her book. The course will cost $125, is limited to 10 students and is payable by credit card. You’ll find the course announcement here: http://www.inspectorsjournal.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4721
If this first course is a success, Bonnie will probably continue to hold courses at 7 week intervals throughout the year on a first-come-first-served basis. The course is open to all TIJ forum members and there are, as of this writing, still two open slots for this first class. So, if you aren’t a member of TIJ’s forums and want to participate, sign up! Membership is free fer cryin’ out loud!
All profits from this class go to Trenga. She’s agreed to host a Q & A report writing column on TIJ in exchange for our providing a venue for her to conduct this training. So, if you haven’t the time or the money to take the course, stop in and at least ask her those questions about writing that you’ve never really gotten an answer to. She knows here stuff!
ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!
Editor, The Inspector’s Journal