Public Service Day 2023 is on Friday, June 23, 2023: Traveling to Seattle, how many days is enough?

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Public Service Day

Every year on Public Service Day, the Un hold a celebration to reward and highlight the job carried out by public services in recognition for their contribution to maintaining society and life-style.

Traveling to Seattle, how many days is enough?

Hi there!

i answered a similar question a few days back, when someone wanted to know what to do in a day in seattle...

i would recommend at least two full days here... here's a breif synopsis of what I would do if i had a short time in the city... the following can also be split into two days, and one of the days can include a water taxi ride over to Alki beach, or the ferry to Bainbridge Island! because, well, there is a lot to see, and cramming this all into one day would be tricky! :)

(Also, much of what you should do depends on who you are, how old you are, and what you enjoy doing. Seattle is SUCH a dynamic city, there is stuff here for everyone. )

Generally, though, there are a couple of things right in the heart of the city that you MUST see... and they are all relatively close by, so that makes it easy to cram into a short period.

I would start at the Seattle Center (if you are staying downtown, catch the monorail on 5th and Pine in Westlake Center straight to the Center), which is where the Space Needle is located. If it's a clear day, go up the needle. if not, don't bother, it's not worth it. :) just being honest.

While at the Seattle Center, you can visit the EMP (Experience Music Project) which is a music museum filled with a bunch of cool popular culture artifacts. If you're more of a science buff, may i suggest hitting up the Pacific Science Center, also located at the Seattle Center. This will take up a big chunk of your day, too, as there is so much to see.

Once you've exhausted your time at the Seattle Center, hop on the Monorail. For only $4 per person round trip, this mile-long monorail takes you right back to the center of the business district. It drops you at Westlake Center (don't waste any time in that mall, it's crap).

Head outside, where you'll find a couple of blocks of fun shopping -- everything from Banana Republic, American Apparel, Deisel, Gap, and you'll also be able to hit up Pacific Place shopping center (across from Nordstrom one block East of the monorail drop off) that has the higher end stores like Tiffany's, Barney's, Coach, Bebe, etc. Lots of fun there, if you like that sort of thing. if not, skip it! you can shop anywhere, right?

After a couple hours shopping, head West down to Pike Place Market (this is a MUST!) where you can walk the market and grab fresh produce from local farmers, or stop in at one of the many cute hidden restaurants located on the block (let me know if you would like any specific suggestions -- Spend a good deal of time exploring this area. It's got so much history.

Once you are done with the market, head two blocks west (take the stairs down from the market) to the waterfront, where you will find the Seattle Aquarium, and some other fun shops along there (Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe) along with an indoor amusement park with a carousel and arcade. Head north along the piers where you'll find some breathtaking views of the Puget Sound. If you're feeling energized, you can take a water taxi along to Alki Beach, but really, it's not necessary (and you won't have time). At the end of the waterfront, there are a bunch of restaurants where you could grab a bite to eat -- Anthony's or Waterfront Grille (a bit pricey)... Check out the Sculpture Park (it's a weird funky park with outdoor sculptures) as you finish your walk.

Head back up to Westlake Center -- you can either catch a play at the Paramount Theater, or a concert at the Moore or Showbox, or a movie at the Cinerama, or, if you are tired and want to call it a night, head home ...

so, to sum up:

start at seattle center

space needle

EMP or Science Center

Monorail to Westlake Center

A bit of shopping at Pacific Place and surrounding Areas

Walk down to Pike Place Market for lunch

Walk down to the Waterfront


Walk along the pier to Anthony's for dinner

Back to Westlake for either




Hope this helps!

what is a public service announcement and how do you write one?

what is a public service announcement and how do you write one?

What is a public service announcement?

Public service announcements, or PSA's, are short messages produced on film, video, or audiocassette and given to radio and television stations. Generally, PSA's are sent as ready-to-air audio or video tapes, although radio stations (especially community or public stations, such as campus radio or National Public Radio affiliates) sometimes prefer a script that their announcers can read live on the air. They can be done very simply with a single actor reading or performing a message, or they can be elaborate, slickly-produced productions with music, dramatic storylines, and sound or visual effects.

Broadcast media -- radio and television -- are required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve "in the public interest." Most stations use PSA's as one of the ways they meet this requirement. While they aren't required to donate a fixed percentage of air time per day to PSA's, stations do have to state in their licensing and renewal applications how much air time they plan to devote to PSA's. Most stations donate about a third of their commercial spots to non-commercial causes; in other words, if a station has 18 minutes of commercials in a given hour, six minutes of that will probably be devoted to PSA's.

Key points to remember about the writing:

-- Because you've only got a few seconds to reach your audience (often 30 seconds or less), the language should be simple and vivid. Take your time and make every word count. Make your message crystal clear.

-- The content of the writing should have the right "hooks" -- words or phrases that grab attention -- to attract your audience (again, you need to know who your audience is). For example, starting your PSA off with something like, "If you're between the ages of 25 and 44, you're more likely to die from AIDS than from any other disease." A hook is whatever you use to grab the listener or viewer's attention. How are you going to keep them from changing the channel or leaving the room or letting their attention drift when your PSA comes on? A hook can be something funny, it can be catchy music, it can be a shocking statistic, it can be an emotional appeal -- whatever makes the listener or viewer interested enough to watch or listen to the rest of your PSA. For example, if you're aiming for Hispanic listeners, your hook might be to have your PSA use Tejano or salsa background music.

-- The PSA should usually (though maybe not 100% of the time) request a specific action, such as calling a specific number to get more information. You ordinarily want listeners to do something as a result of having heard the PSA.

Widely recognized slogans from national public service announcement campaigns by the Ad Council:

"This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?"

"A mind is a terrible thing to waste."

"Friends don't let friends drive drunk."

"You could learn a lot from a dummy."

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Here you can view some recent examples of TV PSAs (Public Service Announcements) produced and distributed by Salo Productions for its clients:

Should Public Service Dogs be bound by Leash Laws?

Should Public Service Dogs be bound by Leash Laws?

Service dogs aren't exempt from leash laws in general, but there are exceptions such as the case you just mentioned. There are several factors in this story which do not make sense. One is the jurisdiction of a small claims court (a civil court) to determine violation of a criminal law (a leash law). Another is why this would wind up in small claims in the first place. She really should have consulted an attorney to help her prepare for court.

Actually, typically a service dog, and especially a seizure dog, would be trained to operate a K9 phone to call for help, rather than to open the door and run across the street to the neighbor's. There are just several things that don't seem to make sense.

Newspapers are notorious in their reporting of sensational or human interest stories and the lack of accuracy they may apply in such stories just to please the readership. I'd really like to see the original news article if you can tell me the date of publication and the newspaper it appeared in. I'd be interested in researching more about this case.

edited to add:

Service dogs are not forced to work. They are intentionally selected for their desire to work (to have a job). If a person could force a dog to perform a task they could do it for themselves in the first place, thus the dog would not be a service dog. Some dogs want to be pets and hang with the family and do family activities. Some dogs want a job. Put a working dog in a pet home and he'll drive everyone nuts. He's got to have something to do to occupy his mind, to keep him busy or he'll go nuts himself. A service dog who wants to quit working is placed in a pet home, where he is better suited.

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