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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
An Anne Arundel County construction contractor was awarded this week a $30.7 million contract from the National Park Service to rebuild the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Corman Construction Inc., a fourth-generation family-owned business based in Annapolis Junction, won the contract, which was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The firm will begin the project later this year, and work is expected to last for 18 months, with more than 60 employees taking part in the effort.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
On Easter Sunday 75 years ago -- April 9, 1939 -- Marian Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of about 75,000 who braved the cool weather, and a huge national audience listening on radio. The African American contralto, who, Arturo Toscanini famously said, had a voice "such as one hears once in a hundred years," had been barred by segregationist policies from singing at Constitution Hall, run by the Daughters of the American Revolution. With help from the FDR Administration, Lincoln Memorial was made available to Anderson as an alternate site.
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By Jayson T. Blair and Jayson T. Blair,BOSTON GLOBE | July 31, 1996
WASHINGTON -- When National Park Service officials asked Christina Cunningham-Adams to help restore two majestic murals inside the Lincoln Memorial, she immediately said she would love to. Then she asked, what murals?Like millions of Americans who have visited the open-air marble memorial each year since 1922, the conservator had never heard of the two 69-foot-wide murals on the side walls to the left and right of the massive statue of Abraham Lincoln. One portrays the freeing of slaves, the other depicts national unity after the Civil War.The murals were almost impossible to see: Years of moisture, dirt and fungus had faded the bright colors of the oil paintings.
NEWS
August 27, 2013
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the largest political rally ever held in the nation's capital up to that time. More than 200,000 people from across the country - black and white, young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican - assembled peacefully on the National Mall to demand that a century after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, America finally live up to its promise of equal opportunity and justice for all...
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 31, 1996
NEW ORLEANS -- Having grabbed a last night of sleep in his own bed, Bob Dole paid an inspirational visit yesterday to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and then cheerfully headed off on the weeklong final sprint of his uphill race for the White House.The Republican nominee came armed with a new Commerce Department report of slower-than-expected growth in the third quarter, which Dole said confirmed an argument he's been making all year: that the economy is not nearly as healthy asPresident Clinton says it is, or as robust as many voters seem to believe.
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By Annie Linskey | November 4, 2004
In the days ahead, we must find common cause. We must join in common effort, without remorse or recrimination, without anger or rancor. America is in need of unity."
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By Kevin Washington and Kevin Washington,SUN STAFF | February 28, 2002
Michael Raphael believes the best defense for our national monuments is a good offense. With so many statues and buildings vulnerable to potential terrorist attack in a post-Sept. 11 world, he said, it makes sense to get the most accurate measurements possible of all that can be surveyed -- just in case. The problem is that the plans and photos that document many monuments don't contain enough detail for an identical restoration. So in December, a small partnership -- Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. of Rockville, and Raphael's Direct Dimensions of Owings Mills and Washington architect Scott Knox -- created an ultra-accurate three-dimensional computer model of the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington, using laser scans to record the tiniest of details.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 18, 1993
WASHINGTON -- "We're so happy to be here," Little Feat front man Craig Fuller told the crowd crammed into Reunion Hall yesterday afternoon. "Ain't it great to have a president who likes rock 'n' roll?"He got no argument from the crowd. From a musical standpoint, this first part of the Clinton inaugural celebration was a stunning success, from the exuberant tent shows that made up America's Reunion on the Mall to the star-studded An American Reunion extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial.At times, it seemed more like a pop festival than a political event.
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By Patrick Granfield | November 13, 2007
In the fall of 1972, Baltimore natives Jack Bergman, Ralph Robinson and Ricky Rucker served together aboard the USS Newport News. As they traveled through the Gulf of Tonkin, their ship's second gun turret malfunctioned. Hundreds of pounds of gunpowder ignited, killing 20 crew members and injuring dozens more. Neither Mr. Bergman, Mr. Robinson, nor Mr. Rucker had reached his 21st birthday before they were burned to death that October morning. They became Baltimore's 395th, 396th and 397th sons to die in Vietnam.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
On Easter Sunday 75 years ago -- April 9, 1939 -- Marian Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of about 75,000 who braved the cool weather, and a huge national audience listening on radio. The African American contralto, who, Arturo Toscanini famously said, had a voice "such as one hears once in a hundred years," had been barred by segregationist policies from singing at Constitution Hall, run by the Daughters of the American Revolution. With help from the FDR Administration, Lincoln Memorial was made available to Anderson as an alternate site.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
They came and they came and they came. Streaming down 17th Street toward the Lincoln Memorial, about 100,000 of us, black, brown and light-skinned, some speaking languages other than English, they came together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. The young, holding onto the hands of the wise, were there in force, the future learning from the past ("Obama in gray area as he commemorates march," Aug. 26). Many of us were outraged and our signs witnessed those grievances - justice, merciful immigration laws, more jobs, better wages, fair development, peace in our cities, better schools for our kids, treatment and rehabilitation for prisoners.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations. Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that "the phones are jumping off the hook" with requests for transportation to Washington.
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By Peter Hermann and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post | July 31, 2013
Moments before D.C. police found Jiamei Tian hiding in a bathroom stall at Washington National Cathedral, a family of tourists had spotted her in a back pew of the Children's Chapel guarding two bags and muttering softly in a foreign language. Tian's unsettling behavior continued Tuesday, when the 58-year-old Chinese national made her first appearance in D.C. Superior Court to face charges in connection with a string of vandalism in which churches and tourist attractions across the city, including two chapels at the cathedral, were spattered with green paint.
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By Jonathan Pitts and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view. Five preservationists stood on three tiers of scaffolding erected around the legs of the statue of the 16th U.S. president, using paint brushes to apply a white, foamy substance made in Hanover that they hoped would remove the last of the defiling green paint. "I wasn't very happy," Jarvis said about the vandalism.
NEWS
August 29, 2011
Sunday marks the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and if not for Hurricane Irene, the day would have seen another mass gathering on the National Mall and another round of speeches, this time a gathering to honor his enduring legacy. Whenever the official dedication of the King memorial takes place - organizers think sometime this fall - the speeches by members of the King family, President Barack Obama and leaders from across the country will draw deserved national attention on the character and accomplishments of one of the great figures of 20th century America.
TRAVEL
By Brittany Santarpio, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2011
Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, La Dolce gives visitors and locals a taste of international culture through exhibitions, performances, fashion, music and of course delectable Italian meals. Whether you're stopping by for a day or planning a romantic getaway, there's an itinerary for everybody.
FEATURES
By FRED RASMUSSEN | January 2, 1994
Please send old photos of kids dressed like Abraham Lincol or people posing at the Lincoln Memorial, within the next week, to Way Back When, Sun Magazine, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. You must include caption information and your daytime phone number. Also, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you'd like your photo returned. If your photo is your only copy, please send a good-quality duplicate, not the original. No faxes or newspaper clippings, please.
TRAVEL
January 18, 2009
Inaugural Kick-off Concert Where:: The Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. When:: Today. Event begins at 2 p.m.. What:: Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and Mary J. Blige are just a few of the musicians scheduled to perform as part of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration celebration events. The concert will be televised on HBO beginning at 7 p.m. Other performers include Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Usher, Sheryl Crow and many more.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | August 31, 2010
To clumsily paraphrase America's great lyricist: "What is this thing called Beck? This funny thing called Beck? Just who can solve his mystery? Why should he make a fool of me?" Those clever words, together with Cole Porter's haunting 1930 tune, keep running through my mind as I contemplate the bizarre rally of commentator/celebrity/preacher Glenn Beck at the Lincoln Memorial the other day. Beyond the argument over how many people flocked around the reflecting pool and beyond for the event — from 87,000, as guesstimated from an aerial photo, to half a million or more by Beck enthusiasts — what was the Saturday rally all about?
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
An Anne Arundel County construction contractor was awarded this week a $30.7 million contract from the National Park Service to rebuild the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Corman Construction Inc., a fourth-generation family-owned business based in Annapolis Junction, won the contract, which was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The firm will begin the project later this year, and work is expected to last for 18 months, with more than 60 employees taking part in the effort.
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