One of the biggest thrills of my childhood was when my parents vacationed in Seattle and I got to go up in the Space Needle! It's 50 and it's contest time. The folks who operate the Space Needle are having a coloring contest, if you will. The Needle reads, "Top This" to promote a contest in honor the the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair. They want help in designing a new color scheme. The accepting design and color suggestions for the roof. The grand prize isn't too much more than bragging rights and some vintage souvenirs, but what the heck? The deadline is September 20th if you're interested with all the details at And forget about submitting maroon and silver with a big Griz logo...I beat you to it!  DB