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    Tim Botsko
    People will rappel over the side of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 6.

    33 STORIES UP: Looking out one's hotel room window and seeing someone outside -- say, a window washer or Superman -- is typically the stuff of movies. But that's going to happen for a number of guests on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. That's the when and where for the Kids Included Together fundraising day. The short of it, or, rather, the 33-stories-tall, of the big event: Rappellers will go over the side of the Manchester Grand Hyatt to raise money for youth organizations. Brave and nice, at the very same time.

    HOTEL DEAL: To celebrate the day, the hotel has a $199 room deal on for Saturday night (there will be the usual taxes, of course). Everything gets started at 9 a.m. on Nov. 6, and goes for through 5 p.m., so if you hook up with this deal you'll want to arrive well-ahead of check-in to watch the action. Word is all the rappelling spots are full-up, but there's a chance to enter a raffle and go over the Manchester side yourself. Price? Five bucks a ticket.

    WINDOW WATCHING: No confirmation you'll get a room that a rappeller will actually pass by on the way down, like in the movies, but you can certainly join in the activities below the rapple site. There will be a music and other convivial doings. And a lot of looking up.