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  • crazyhistorian
    re the item below, which is clearly dramatic, and which I did not write, I have chosen to withold my own comments at this time. Any thoughts from anyone?
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      re the item below, which is clearly dramatic, and which I did not
      write, I have chosen to withold my own comments at this time.
      Any thoughts from anyone?
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      ......................THE STARSHIP SHUTTLE
      A NEWSLETTER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION OF BERGEN COUNTY
      .......136 MANHATTAN AVENUE * WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY 07463
      ....................PHONE: (201) 447 - 3652
      ________________________________________________________________

      THE FUTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION:........JUNE MEETING PREVIEW:
      .....Welcome to THE STARSHIP......7:00 PM: Cool Stuff Discussion
      SHUTTLE. The SHUTTLE is a..........8:00 PM: Linda Zimmermann,
      a very irregularly produced.............Ghost Investigator
      newsletter of the Science Fic-
      tion Association of Bergen
      County. It was last published.........The next meeting of the
      about a dozen years ago...........Science Fiction Association of
      ..................................Bergen County will be held on
      .....The SHUTTLE is appearing.....Saturday, June 10, 2006 at
      because the STARSHIP EXPRESS......Borders Books & Music, Inter-
      will be late this month. I.......state Shopping Center, 235
      opted to revive the SHUTTLE.......Route 17 South, Ramsey, New
      as it contains additional.........Jersey (201) 760 - 1967.
      information which would not.......This is the first of three
      normally appear in our usual......summer meetings held at area
      meeting notice, THE STARSHIP......bookstores instead of at our
      LOCAL.............................normal, non air conditioned
      ..................................meeting space.
      .....As many of you know, the.....
      May meeting ended on a con-.......
      tentious note, which culmin-......PRE MEETING EVENT:
      ated in my resignation from.......
      the club and, upon resigning,.........There will be a discussion
      the revoking of some decisions....of Cool Stuff beginning at 7:00
      I had previously made.............PM. By Cool Stuff, we mean
      any ..................................story, movie, television show,
      .....The original draft of........comic book, etc., which you
      this document contained an........have recently enjoyed and would
      announcement of my resignation....like to share with the rest of
      to inform those who were not......the group.
      already aware of it. It also.....
      contained a tally of club.........
      assets and suggestions to tie.....AUTHOR LINDA ZIMMERMANN:
      up a number of loose ends.........
      .......................................Linda Zimmermann will
      .....The passage of weeks and.....speak at 8:00 PM to update the
      the input of many concerned.......Association about her latest
      members have caused me to re-.....experiences as an investigator
      evaluate my actions at the........of hauntings, unexplained phen-
      conclusion of that evening........omena, and just plain weird
      I have decided to continue as.....stuff. Ms Zimmermann has
      the Director of the Associ-.......spoken before the group on
      ation. Moreover, I stand by......on several past occasions to
      my original decision regard-......hearty applause.
      ing the expulsion of a number.....
      of members, as well as my..............Originally a researcher of
      decision to remain close-.........local legends and lore, Ms
      mouthed on the details............Zimmermann has steadily expand-
      ..................................ed the range of her
      efforts. .....I realize that this is.......Along the way, she has
      written
      not a popular decision in some....and self published four volumes
      quarters. Much of the critic-....of her encounters with the
      ism directed at me is sincere.....uncanny.
      and well-intentioned. I..........
      understand that my choice..............She has also written and
      to not disclose details has.......self published books on a num-
      made it awkward and difficult.....ber of other topics including
      for others to know what to........history (CIVIL WAR MEMORIES),
      think. I appreciate the upset....science (BAD ASTRONOMY), sus-
      this has caused some of you.......pense (DEAD CENTER) and science
      Were circumstances reversed,......fiction (HOME RUN). Copies of
      I might be similarly con-.........these books will be available
      flicted...........................for purchase from the store.
      .....It is only fair that the..........You can learn more about
      membership be made aware of the....our guest at her website:
      charges raised against me in.......<ghostinvestigator.com>.
      recent weeks. I have been.........
      accused of abusing authority,......
      betraying friends, condoning............NEWSLETTER STATUS:
      physical assault, sexual...........
      harassment and other misdeeds...........I have effectively been
      I understand that someone may......on a three week sabbatical
      have no desire to belong to........from the Association and its
      the group under these condi-.......events. I will endeavor to
      tions. A membership refund........produce THE STARSHIP EXPRESS
      will be issued to anyone who.......as soon as possible.
      requests it........................
      .....I founded the Association........WRITERS' GROUP UPDATE:
      22 years ago to embody a par-......
      ticular vision and methodology.........."Outsourced" by club
      of operating a science fiction.....member Richard Herr appears
      group. This is why the club.......in the current issue of THE
      has such an informal structure.....CYNIC, an on-line magazine¬óno
      officers, business meet-......<cynicmag.com>. The near
      ings, reports, etc. I do not......future satire was workshopped
      claim that this is the only........at the Writers' Critique Group
      way to run an enjoyable club,......last June.
      but it has served us well in.......
      the past and figures to do so......
      in the future. Others may have...........ANYONE FOR AD&D?
      a different vision and desire......
      to blaze a separate path. I............Anyone still playing
      wish them well.....................traditional Advanced Dungeons
      ...................................& Dragons or with an interest
      .....I thank the many people.......in it might want to check out
      who have offered their support.....<pied-piper-publishing.com>
      and encouragement these past.......which is producing new prod-
      weeks..............................uct for the system.

      A NOTE TO THOSE RECEIVING THIS IN THE MAIL.
      .....Anyone who normally receives a hard copy of THE STARSHIP
      EXPRESS will receive one when it is ready. The SHUTTLE will let
      you know the details about the general meeting in a timely manner.
      ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION:
      .....The S F A B C conducts a General Meeting on the second Saturday
      of each month, normally at a site in northern Bergen County.
      Meetings feature talks, slide shows and other presentations by
      authorities in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related
      fields. It also sponsors more intimate groups focused on books,
      films, television and other aspects of the genre. We can be
      reached at:
      ......................http://www.sfabc.org

      #################################################################
      THE STARSHIP SHUTTLE.....Volume 2, Number 1........Copyright 2006
      ...........................Philip J De Parto

      THE STARSHIP SHUTTLE is an irregularly published newsletter of the
      Science Fiction Association of Bergen County. We also publish a
      more extensive monthly newsletter, THE STARSHIP EXPRESS, for members
      of the Association. If you are not a member and would like to
      receive the EXPRESS, mail a check for $ 8.00 for the electronic
      version or $ 12.00 for the print version. Checks should be made
      payable to Philip J De Parto, 136 Manhattan Avenue, Waldwick, New
      Jersey 07463.
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      Directions to meeting site:
      ......................Borders Books & Music
      .......................235 Route 17 South
      ...................Interstate Shopping Center
      ..............Route 17 South and Franklin Turnpike
      .......................Ramsey, New Jersey
      ........................(201) 760 - 1967

      ..........Borders Books shares a building with Bed, Bath and
      Beyond at the east end of the Interstate Shopping Center.
      Although it is possible to enter the mall from the Franklin
      Turnpike, we recommend the Route 17 approach. Borders abuts
      Route 17 South.

      FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND:
      ..........The entrance to the Interstate Shopping Center is from
      Route 17 South, shortly past the Spring Street Exit and just
      before the Franklin Turnpike overpass. It is about three miles
      south of the junction of Routes 17 and 287, just past the Best
      Western and the Howard Johnson.

      FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND:
      ..........Travel north on Route 17 and make a U-Turn at the
      Spring Street Exit in Ramsey, New Jersey. This is about ¬Ĺ mile
      past the Franklin Turnpike Exit and about 3-1/2 miles past the
      Allendale Road Exit most of you take to our normal meeting site
      in Upper Saddle River. Follow directions from Route 17
      Southbound.

      FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:
      ..........Take Exit 163 which is about 2-3/4 miles after the toll
      plaza. This is a left lane exit and puts you onto Route 17
      North. Follow directions for northbound 17 above. You will be
      on Route 17 for a little more than 10-1/4 miles before you hit
      the Spring Street exit.

      FROM ROUTE 287 IN NEW YORK:
      ..........Follow the signs for Route 17 South, Mahwah, New
      Jersey. This is a left lane exit, so be sure to get into one of
      the two leftmost lanes. Follow the directions from Route 17
      Southbound.

      FROM ROUTE 287 IN NEW JERSEY:
      ..........This is an awkward interchange. Follow the signs for
      Route 17 South and Mahwah, New Jersey. The exit will put you
      onto a long ramp that makes a "U" and deposits you on 287 heading
      the opposite way. Get into the left hand lanes and follow the
      signs for Route 17 South. Follow the directions listed above for
      Route 17 Southbound.

      ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE:
      06/01/06....Thursday.....Monsters: RELUCTANT MISS VAN HELSING.
      .........................Barnes & Noble, 8:00 PM.
      .........................West Nyack, New York.
      06/10/06....Saturday.....Final Frontier: COOL STUFF DISCUSSION.
      .........................Borders Books & Music, 7:00 PM.
      .........................Ramsey, New Jersey.
      06/10/06....Saturday.....SFABC Meeting: Linda Zimmermann.
      .........................Borders Books & Music, 8:00 PM.
      .........................Ramsey, New Jersey.
      06/14/06....Wednesday....That's SF!: TIME BANDITS.
      .........................Borders Garden State Plaza, 7:30 PM.
      .........................Paramus, New Jersey.
      06/21/06....Wednesday....Films To Come: Movie Discussion Group.
      .........................Borders Books, 8:00 PM.
      .........................Ramsey, New Jersey.
      06/27/06....Tuesday......Topic Discussion: Resurrections.
      .........................Borders Books, 8:00 PM.
      .........................Wayne, New Jersey.
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      re the item above, which is clearly dramatic, and which I did not
      write, I have chosen to withold my own comments at this time.
      Any thoughts from anyone?
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