April 8, 2007
Haven't made it to Washington for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll? You're officially invited. This year's egg roll is scheduled for tomorrow and promises kids and adults a fun and unusual Easter celebration. Visitors use spoons to roll their eggs across the White House South Lawn. And if that's too frustrating for you, there will also be egg-coloring activities, art workshops, face painting, live music, magic shows, reading areas and more on the Ellipse. The egg roll runs 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on the South Lawn of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington.
June 21, 1995
A Glen Burnie teen-ager will be one of 140 high school graduates honored today at a White House ceremony for their work at school and in the community.Meredith M. Reffner, 17, an Old Mill High School graduate, has been chosen a Presidential Scholar of the Arts and will receive a medallion from President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.The Presidential Scholars Program, established in 1964, selects students based on their academic and artistic success, leadership and school and community involvement.
May 24, 1995
WASHINGTON -- An armed intruder jumped a fence onto the South Lawn of the White House late last night and was shot and wounded by a uniformed Secret Service agent. The bullet passed through the man's arm and wounded a second agent. Both men were reported in stable condition in the hospital early this morning.President Clinton was meeting with his chief of staff, Leon E. Panetta, in the White House residence at the time of the shooting, about 10:45 p.m., and was never in any danger, officials said.
September 15, 1994
Boston -- What's wrong with this picture?It's not a bird, it's not Superman on the south lawn of the White house. It's a plane. It's a two-seat Cessna 150 that winged down 17th Street unnoticed, hung a U, headed across the lawn, stripped some bark off a 150-year-old magnolia tree, and crashed two stories below the presidential bedroom.What's wrong with this picture?There on television, John Corder, the brother of Frank Corder who pulled this suicidal stunt -- it's hard to know whether the suicide or the stunt was first on his mind -- tells a reporter that Frank had always wanted to go out ''on top.'' And, the brother adds matter-of-factly, without horror or shame, ''he did.''What's wrong with this picture?
April 22, 2003
WASHINGTON - Della Almind had no reservation about hugging the Easter Bunny on the South Lawn of the White House yesterday. The 6-year-old ran up to the bespectacled, straight-eared creature, put her arms around his middle and pushed her head into his tummy. The bunny was soft, very soft, she said with a giggle. The pigtailed girl in a pink dress couldn't have imagined being at the White House before her family moved to Washington from Spokane so her dad, John, an Air Force pilot, could help with war planning at the Pentagon.
May 6, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Cal Ripken returned to an old ritual yesterday, taking the field on a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon that was made for baseball. But things are not exactly what they used to be. Ripken was sporting a white polo shirt and slacks. He took some practice swings -- off a stationary tee. And this was not Camden Yards, but the South Lawn of the White House. The former Orioles star was attending his first game since being appointed commissioner of White House T-ball. Ripken's new post entails presiding over occasional games between first- and second-graders in the president's back yard.