October 2, 2003
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the National Mall will be overrun by avid readers and more than 80 award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers. The free National Book Festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress. First lady Laura Bush is the host. It features pavilions for many interests: Home and Family, Poetry, Teens and Children, Fiction and Imagination, Mysteries and Thrillers, History and Biography, Storytelling, Let's Read America and Pavilion of the States. Festival-goers can buy books or bring their own for authors to sign.
August 18, 2004
BEFORE I ARRIVED in the United States, I thought I knew what Christianity was all about. As I remembered from primary school, God's most important message was, quite simply, that we should all try to love and understand each other. Christianity stood for empathy, tolerance and modesty. Back home in Belgium, religion has become far less present in day-to-day life than it once was. In particular, it is less apparent a factor on the political scene. While we do have a Christian party, its politicians rarely mention their faith in public.
October 17, 1990
Washington You're at a swanky dinner party anywhere in the country -- go ahead, pick a state -- and the person to your right or your left claims to be a Close Personal Friend of the Bushes."
April 11, 2004
HCC professor to sing in Nightingale service at National Cathedral Dee Jones, a Harford Community College visiting nursing professor, has been selected to sing in the Florence Nightingale Service at the Washington National Cathedral at 4 p.m. May 9. She will perform the title song from her debut CD, "Light Your World" to commemorate Florence Nightingale's contribution to nursing. Jones is a resident of Havre de Grace. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
September 12, 2002
WASHINGTON - The nation's capital spent much of yesterday looking over its shoulder and scanning the skies overhead. In a city that escaped last Sept. 11 without the devastation that was perhaps intended for it, anxiety and caution abounded. Even as Washington carried on business as usual, any sudden move or unexpected sound jangled a multitude of nerves. James O'Neill flinched when the whine of a low-flying aircraft bounced off the walls of the Lincoln Memorial. "What's that?" asked O'Neill, a businessman from Appleton, Wis. "It's eerie," he said.
June 12, 2004
Nancy Reagan was reported to have planned yesterday's national funeral service for her husband years in advance, down to the final details. It played out just about perfectly on television - as prettily as a movie - as Ronald Reagan was honored as a transformative president, the FDR of the second half of the 20th century. David Gergen, a former communications director in the Reagan White House, noted that Reagan brought ceremonial trappings of office back to the presidency after the informality of Jimmy Carter.
April 30, 1995
Debbi Bourke makes lacrosse look so simple.She races past opponents down the field, catches the ball in full stride and instinctively whips a pass to a wide-open teammate or goes straight to the goal for a high-percentage shot.At times, it looks as if she could completely dominate any game.But the Liberty senior attacker doesn't believe in one-person shows."I don't like girls who take the ball through three people to score," said Bourke. "I prefer to pass."That is exactly what the 5-foot-2 Bourke has been doing a lot during her three years on the Liberty varsity team that is 39-3 with Bourke around.
March 10, 1996
The Washington National Cathedral will conduct Lenten and Easter services through Easter Day, April 7.To accommodate as many worshipers as the cathedral can safely hold, free advance passes for the 8 a.m. and the 11 a.m. Easter Day services will be available by mail order. To request passes, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Easter 1996, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016--5098. Include your name, address and daytime phone number; specify the service you prefer and the number of passes needed no more than six per service.
May 22, 2010
The opera singer who eventually became Dr. Robert A. Montgomery's wife would never have taken him for a kidney transplant surgeon the first time she saw him, not with the long hair and that outrageous mustache. Maybe a biker, she figured, and maybe she was onto something there. When he heads for work at Johns Hopkins Hospital from his loft in Fells Point or the manse he shares in Bethesda with Denyce Graves, the internationally known mezzo soprano, Montgomery roars off in his 500-horsepower Shelby Cobra, painted white with a blue stripe down the center.
June 10, 2004
Today 24 hours: Body lies in state in Rotunda of Capitol for public to pay respects Tomorrow (Eastern Daylight Time) 10:30 a.m. Departure ceremony from Capitol Rotunda 10:45 a.m. Motorcade departs Capitol 11:15 a.m. Motorcade arrives at Washington National Cathedral 11:30 a.m. National funeral service at Washington National Cathedral 1:15 p.m. Departure ceremony at National Cathedral 1:45 p.m. Motorcade departs National Cathedral 2:45 p.m. Aircraft...