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December 15, 2005
Dec. 15--1938: Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Jefferson Memorial took place in Washington, D.C.
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January 22, 2012
January 22 marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that has legalized the death of millions of American unborn babies. What must God do to a nation that methodically murders a huge portion of an entire generation of its own people? Here are Thomas Jefferson's words inscribed inside of the dome of the Jefferson Memorial: "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. " The same dome includes these words of Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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November 15, 1995
Today in history: Nov. 15In 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to the Constitution of the United States.In 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop that later became known as Pikes Peak.In 1926, the NBC made its on-air debut with a radio network of 24 stations.In 1939, President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.In 1969, 250,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington against the Vietnam War.FIVE YEARS AGO: Milli Vanilli's producer confirmed rumors the duo had not done any of the singing on their debut album, "Girl You Know It's True."
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 5, 2011
Look, no one wants people dancing at national monuments. Folks doing the electric slide at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial would ruin the spirit of reverence and reflection it inspires. Still, it is hard to believe we need a federal law, a court ruling or squadrons of police in order to enforce that restriction. Sadly, we have all three. It seems that one night in April 2008, a woman named Mary Brooke Oberwetter and some friends went to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington to celebrate the third president's 265th birthday with a silent, interpretative dance.
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January 22, 2012
January 22 marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that has legalized the death of millions of American unborn babies. What must God do to a nation that methodically murders a huge portion of an entire generation of its own people? Here are Thomas Jefferson's words inscribed inside of the dome of the Jefferson Memorial: "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. " The same dome includes these words of Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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By Terry Edmonds | December 5, 2004
I RECENTLY visited what is perhaps the last clear-thinking Democrat in Washington. As I hustled up the white, sloping steps of the Jefferson Memorial that cool, blustery evening, I kept wondering if what we Democrats needed most was to simply revisit the cornerstone of what it means to be a Democrat in our modern democracy. I was not completely sure what that should look like after two straight demoralizing defeats, but I was sure it had less to do with playing swing-vote politics and more to do with being clear about our core values.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2000
WASHINGTON - As a bright sun sparkled on the blue Tidal Basin water in Washington yesterday, a circle of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s fraternity brothers crossed hands and sang as the final act in dedicating land for a memorial to the civil rights leader, the first on the National Mall to honor a black person. Directly across the water stands the Jefferson Memorial, and in the distance the Lincoln Memorial could be glimpsed - which was not an accident, said Adrian L. Wallace, president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity based in Baltimore and the foundation raising private money for the planned King memorial.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2004
If food is one of life's building blocks, imagine what can be constructed from canned food. Eight students from Anne Arundel Community College put their heads and hands together Friday, as part of a charity food drive, and came up with replicas of a national memorial, a New York skyscraper and an Italian Renaissance villa. All these budding architects needed was a bit of packing tape, cardboard, plywood -- and about 7,000 cans of food -- for the three structures to take shape at Arundel Mills mall.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2004
If food is one of life's building blocks, imagine what can be constructed from canned food. Eight students from Anne Arundel Community College put their heads and hands together Friday, as part of a charity food drive, and came up with replicas of a national memorial, a New York skyscraper and an Italian Renaissance villa. All these budding architects needed was a bit of packing tape, cardboard, plywood - and about 7,000 cans of food - for the three structures to take shape at Arundel Mills mall.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 25, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Overheated families wilted in line at the Washington Monument, children refueled on astronaut snacks on the steps of the Air and Space Museum and the Tourmobile chugged along its usual route.Despite the looks of it, this was no ordinary day at tourist central. Visitors were getting their bags searched and avoiding concrete barriers at the Washington Monument, while their cars were shooed away from the Jefferson Memorial. In museums on the Mall, they toured next to extra security guards.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 5, 2011
They came, they saw, they danced and -- amazingly -- no one was arrested. No one was choked. No one was slammed to the ground or struck in the face.  Saturday at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C., protesters led by Russia Today show host Adam Kokesh (a former U.S. Marine and Iraq war vet) danced (rather poorly, I'll add) around the monument while police watched with no show of force. After letting the protesters dance for a significant amount of time, the officers closed the memorial and escorted protesters out peacefully -- without arrests or violence of any kind.
FEATURES
November 15, 2007
Nov. 15 1777 The Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation. 1939 President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
NEWS
By Terry Edmonds | December 5, 2004
I RECENTLY visited what is perhaps the last clear-thinking Democrat in Washington. As I hustled up the white, sloping steps of the Jefferson Memorial that cool, blustery evening, I kept wondering if what we Democrats needed most was to simply revisit the cornerstone of what it means to be a Democrat in our modern democracy. I was not completely sure what that should look like after two straight demoralizing defeats, but I was sure it had less to do with playing swing-vote politics and more to do with being clear about our core values.
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2004
If food is one of life's building blocks, imagine what can be constructed from canned food. Eight students from Anne Arundel Community College put their heads and hands together Friday, as part of a charity food drive, and came up with replicas of a national memorial, a New York skyscraper and an Italian Renaissance villa. All these budding architects needed was a bit of packing tape, cardboard, plywood -- and about 7,000 cans of food -- for the three structures to take shape at Arundel Mills mall.
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2004
If food is one of life's building blocks, imagine what can be constructed from canned food. Eight students from Anne Arundel Community College put their heads and hands together Friday, as part of a charity food drive, and came up with replicas of a national memorial, a New York skyscraper and an Italian Renaissance villa. All these budding architects needed was a bit of packing tape, cardboard, plywood - and about 7,000 cans of food - for the three structures to take shape at Arundel Mills mall.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2000
WASHINGTON - As a bright sun sparkled on the blue Tidal Basin water in Washington yesterday, a circle of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s fraternity brothers crossed hands and sang as the final act in dedicating land for a memorial to the civil rights leader, the first on the National Mall to honor a black person. Directly across the water stands the Jefferson Memorial, and in the distance the Lincoln Memorial could be glimpsed - which was not an accident, said Adrian L. Wallace, president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity based in Baltimore and the foundation raising private money for the planned King memorial.
FEATURES
By RICHARD O'MARA and RICHARD O'MARA,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Mysterious things are happening in the nation's capital, and they have nothing to do with the secret doings of special prosecutors and grand juries. But these are even grander events, and entirely deeper secrets.Maybe it's El Nino, maybe it's sunspots. Whatever, it is a notable vernal confusion: The national cherry trees are out of sync.The man commissioned to watch over these ancient gifts from the city of Tokyo to the people of the United States is a bit puzzled.One of Robert DeFeo's many tasks is to forecast, using all his scientific knowledge and experience, when the cherry trees will reach their ultimate natural glory: full bloom.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 25, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Overheated families wilted in line at the Washington Monument, children refueled on astronaut snacks on the steps of the Air and Space Museum and the Tourmobile chugged along its usual route.Despite the looks of it, this was no ordinary day at tourist central. Visitors were getting their bags searched and avoiding concrete barriers at the Washington Monument, while their cars were shooed away from the Jefferson Memorial. In museums on the Mall, they toured next to extra security guards.
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