One way is to create a custom effects preset containing the effect parameters you used in your first sequence. Then apply that custom preset to the other sequences. See Create and save an effect preset.
No, not other than good ol' copy and paste. Either select the effects in the Effects Control Panel and Edit > Copy (or use the requisite keyboard shortcut), then select the destination clips and Edit > Paste (or shortcut), or you can select a clip that has the effects you want, copy that, and then select the destination clips and go Edit > Paste Attributes.
Depending on the nature of your effects, you can also nest your original edit sequence into a new one, and apply the effect(s) to just the nested sequence. In this way, you're applying the effect(s) just once, so their easier to tweak or remove, if necessary.
Perfect! Thanks, not sure why I didn't see it in my search results, stoopid internet =)
We are very fortunate to have Todd from Adobe around here now. He is the Adobe Help expert, and works hard to improve Help files. If you have a moment, please outline your search criteria, and what results you got. Could be as simple as a boolean error, but might be something that Todd would want to look into. On our parts, adding info like that is a bit more typing, but with Todd's eyes viewing, it might help others in the future.
Good luck, and thanks for taking the time to add a few more details, even though you have your answer.
PS - don't tell Todd, but I am still a fan of books, and miss my Adobe printed manuals greatly. Still, I see the benefit of an evergreen, almost instantly updated electronic Help file. They just don't smell the same as my books...