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manufacturing high

) At its height, Lister's employed 11,000 men, women and children - manufacturing high-quality textiles such as velvet and silk. It supplied of velvet for King George V (George V of the United Kingdom)'s coronation and in 1976 new velvet curtains for the President Ford White House. The 1890-91 strike at the mill was important in the establishment of the Independent Labour Party which later helped found the modern-day Labour Party (UK) Labour


professional sporting

(?) Concerts and Tours url http: www.spizzwinks.com concerts&tours accessdate 2007-01-25 They have performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and professional sporting events, as well as at country clubs, yacht clubs, churches, schools, and resorts. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


study dance

U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. . thumb left Young dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform during a dinner held at the White House (Image:Young dancers from the Dance Theatre Harlem perform at the White House.jpg) on February 6, 2006. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush are in attendance. The Dance Theatre of Harlem School offers training to more than 1,000 young people annually with a community program open to any child who wants to study dance. Its program is called


outspoken support

of Mary (Marianists) Marianists at University of Dayton as a major influence on his public activism. Sheen is known for his outspoken support of liberal (liberalism) political causes, such as opposition to United States military actions and a toxic-waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio. Sheen has resisted calls to run for office, saying: "There's no way that I could be the president. You can't have a pacifist (pacifism) in the White House . . . I'm


progressive campaign

Consequence of Sound date July 5, 2010 The band also played at a progressive campaign rally on July 8, 2010 in Nevada for Obama and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who was up for re-election (United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010). The Killers played an acoustic version of "Read My Mind (Read My Mind (The Killers song))" and did a folksy rendition of the state song, "Home Means Nevada". '''Andrea Grubb Barthwell, M.D.''', worked in the White House under President of the United States George W. Bush as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign (political campaign) for President of the United States was a critical turning point for the Democratic Party (Democratic Party (United States)), which had controlled the White House for only four of the previous twenty-four years. Initially viewed as an unlikely prospect to win his party's nomination, Clinton did so and went on to defeat incumbent President George H. W. Bush, who had been viewed as politically invincible just a year earlier. He then attended Rice University playing on the Owls baseball team (Rice Owls baseball), where he was named the 1997 National College Player of the Year, playing for the legendary Wayne Graham, as well as named a first team All-America by Collegiate Baseball Magazine, ''Baseball America'' and ''The Sporting News''. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


band performing

. and his band performing ''When the Saints Go Marching In''. Harry Connick, Jr. plays on a Steinway "Harry Connick, Jr. at the White House", ''White House Official Website'', February 21, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2011. grand piano. (Concert recording from 2010). date 31 October 2008 accessdate 31 October 2008 The Associated Press, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), and the majority of the Canadian press use "Moammar Gadhafi". The Library of Congress uses "Qaddafi, Muammar" as the primary name. ''The Edinburgh Middle East Report'' uses "Mu'ammar Qaddafi" and the U.S. Department of State (United States Department of State) uses "Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi", although the White House chooses to use "Muammar el-Qaddafi". WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


support frequently

, where he wrote the famed 1987 Tear down this wall address. Referencing Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's refusal to remove the Berlin Wall, the speech, delivered by Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin on 12 June 1987, contained the sentence: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" During his reign, the Shah received significant American support, frequently making state visits to the White House and earning praise from numerous American


international coverage

a decorated egg from each state to display at easter. Overview ''The Post'' is generally regarded as one of the leading daily American newspapers, WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


largest intelligence

And Pakistan.jpg thumb 250px left Durand Line border between Afghanistan and Pakistan (in red). The blue area represents the predominant Pashtun and Baloch (Baloch people) area. Pakistan's largest intelligence agency (the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence)), which began with the birth of the nation, has been heavily involved in the affairs of Afghanistan since the late 1970s. During Operation Cyclone, the ISI with full support funding from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (Central Intelligence Agency) and the White House in the United States recruited huge numbers of mujahideen militant groups on the Pakistani side of the Durand line to cross into Afghanistan's territory for missions to destroy the Soviet-backed Afghan government (Democratic Republic of Afghanistan). President Ronald Reagan Meeting Mujahideen and CIA in Pakistan (images) Afghanistan KHAD was one of two secret service agencies believed to have been conducting bombings in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP) during the early 1980s. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


monumental+bronze

? In his last five years, Houser produced a remarkable number of pieces, and received many awards for his life’s work. In 1989 he dedicated As Long as the Waters Flow, a monumental bronze commissioned for the Oklahoma State Capitol building in Oklahoma City. In 1991, he presented a casting of a bronze Sacred Rain Arrow to the Smithsonian Institution. In the dedication before the US Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, he dedicated the work to the American Indian. And in 1992, he became the first Native American to receive the National Medal of Arts, awarded at a ceremony at the White House by President George H. W. Bush. Record by conference thumb right 300px The Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers (Image:20080624-4 p062408cg-0012-513htenn.jpg), winners of the national championship and one of two Southeastern Conference teams to reach the Final Four, are honored at the White House by President of the United States George W. Bush. class "wikitable sortable" & Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard, Chairman of the American Conservative Union Al Cardenas, Special Assistant to The '''Blue Room''' is one of three state parlors on the first floor in the White House, the residence of the president of the United States. It is distinct for its oval shape. The room is used for receptions, receiving lines, and is occasionally set for small dinners. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the room on June 2, 1886, the only wedding of a President and First Lady in the White House. Robar, Stephen F. (2004). ''Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland'', pp. 25-28. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. The room is traditionally decorated in shades of blue. With the Yellow Oval Room above it and the Diplomatic Reception Room below it, the Blue Room is one of three oval rooms in James Hoban's original design for the White House. thumb A batter swings at the ball Sunday, June 26, 2005, during "Tee Ball on the South Lawn. (Image:Tee Ball.jpg) '''White House Tee Ball Initiative''' refers to efforts by President (President of the United States) George W. Bush to promote baseball and softball by allowing youth Tee Ball events on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C.. The event was first held in 2001. The plan was to invite teams from around the United States to play Tee Ball at the White House. Teams were to be selected by the Little League Baseball Association (Little League Baseball). Tim hosted the ''Brant & Parks'' morning show on WMAL (WMAL (AM)) radio in Washington, DC for over ten years. The show was political in nature, and co-hosts included late White House press secretary Tony Snow. Tim has volunteered at several White House events under the Reagan and both Bush administrations. Events have included the Easter egg roll and announcing little league softball on the South Lawn. Tim was criticized by some media outlets for casually referring to President (President of the United States) George W. Bush as "partner" while speaking during a little league softball game at the White House. Tim has had President George Herbert Walker Bush in the booth with him while announcing college football games in the state of Texas. Personal Domenech is the son of Douglas Domenech, the White House Liaison for the Department of the Interior (United States Department of the Interior), "Domenech Named To White House Post" is a cousin of Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico) Democrat (Democratic Party (United States)) Francisco Domenech, and is descended from Puerto Rican politician, Manuel V. Domenech, former legislator, Mayor of Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico), Commissioner of the Interior, Treasurer, and acting Governor of Puerto Rico. He was home schooled (homeschooling) by his mother using the Calvert School curriculum (and by correspondence (Distance education) for his last three years of high school). The Flat Hat: Home sweet school A Domenech piece about his home schooling experience. Domenech's father was also active in the home schooling movement Interview with Doug Domenech: Proclaim Liberty thumb right 220 px Roosevelt Family in 1903 with Quentin Roosevelt Quentin (Image:Theodore Roosevelt and family, 1903.jpg) on the left, TR, Ted, Jr. (Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.), "Archie" (Archibald Roosevelt), Alice (Alice Roosevelt Longworth), Kermit (Kermit Roosevelt), Edith (Edith Roosevelt), and Ethel In the White House, Ethel often filled in for her mother by placing meal orders and delegating tasks to the staff. She was only 10 years old when her father became President after William McKinley's assassination in 1901. During her family's years in the White House, Ethel always tried to keep as low a profile possible because she did not seem to enjoy the attention as much as her half-sister Alice Roosevelt (Alice Roosevelt Longworth) did. She was also encouraged to maintain her low-key persona by her mother Edith, who believed that women only made the news to announce her birth, marriage and her death. Ethel attended school at the National Cathedral (National Cathedral School) and had difficulty making friends due to her father's position. Just months before the Roosevelts' departure from the White House, Ethel had her Debut (Debutante) and Coming Out Party in the White House on December 28, 1908. Ethel was just 17 at the time of her debut, one year shy of the typical age of 18 that most women "came out." The reason for this being the fact that the family was due to leave the White House less than three months following Ethel's debut. This would be last opportunity to do so if Ethel was to "come out" from Pennsylvania Avenue. During her family's years in the White House, Ethel always tried to keep as low a profile possible because she did not seem to enjoy the attention as much as her half-sister Alice Roosevelt (Alice Roosevelt Longworth) did. She was also encouraged to maintain her low-key persona by her mother Edith, who believed that women only made the news to announce her birth, marriage and her death. Ethel attended school at the National Cathedral (National Cathedral School) and had difficulty making friends due to her father's position. Just months before the Roosevelts' departure from the White House, Ethel had her Debut (Debutante) and Coming Out Party in the White House on December 28, 1908. Ethel was just 17 at the time of her debut, one year shy of the typical age of 18 that most women "came out." The reason for this being the fact that the family was due to leave the White House less than three months following Ethel's debut. This would be last opportunity to do so if Ethel was to "come out" from Pennsylvania Avenue. By 1975, Derby was in visibly weak condition. In 1977 she made her final visit to the White House to see Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn (Rosalynn Carter). Finally, in December, 1977, she died at the Adam-Derby House in Oyster Bay, New York, aged 86 years; she was buried in the nearby Youngs Memorial Cemetery where her parents, husband and other relatives are also buried. She was survived by her two daughters, Edith and Sarah (both now deceased), nine grandchildren (one of whom has died) and two siblings, Archie Roosevelt (Archibald Roosevelt) and Alice Longworth (Alice Roosevelt Longworth) who both are now deceased. *"I am inclined to think there is no military body in our country of higher efficiency than the Marine Corps. Of course their problems are simpler than ours. Their esprit de corps is very high; they take great pride in their professionalism. They never let things slack a bit." — RAdm C. M. Winslow (Cameron Winslow), before the House Committee on Naval Affairs in 1916 (1 June 2007 - 1 July 2007) *"I had always enjoyed the title of Commander-in-Chief (Commander_in_Chief#United_States) until I was informed … that the only forces that cannot be transferred from Washington (Washington, D.C.) without my express permission are the members of the Marine Corps Band (United States Marine Band). Those are the only forces I have. I want it announced that we propose to hold the White House against all odds at least for some time to come." — President John F. Kennedy, 12 July 1962 during a visit to Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (1 July 2007 - 1 September 2007) * "...We are intensely proud of their noble record and are glad to have had the whole world see how irresistible they are in their might when a cause which America holds dear is at stake. The whole nation has reason to be proud of them." — President Woodrow Wilson to MajGen George Barnett, 12th CMC (Commandant of the Marine Corps), 14 August 1919(1 September 2007 - 30 September 2007) After graduation, MacKenzie drove an ice cream truck (Ice cream van) in Washington, D.C. One day he suffered a psychotic break after a particularly high dose of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), and he climbed over the White House fence. The United States Secret Service apprehended him as he ran up the White House lawn. He told the officers he was "looking for the center of universe." They hauled him off to St. Elizabeths Hospital-- the largest long-term mental hospital (Psychiatric hospital) that serves Washington, D.C.). That incident led to a diagnosis of schizophrenia, for which MacKenzie was medicated for the rest of his life. Her studies were interrupted for some time when her mother suffered a stroke, and was left an invalid. Helen moved into the White House with her family, and helped her mother to regain body movement and speech. She also served as official hostess for many White House functions while her mother was disabled. In December, 1910, Helen was given a debutante party at the White House. In Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant (Pierre L'Enfant)'s plan for the capital city, the site of the Patent Office Building, halfway between the Capitol (United States Capitol) and the President's House (White House), was set aside for a monumental structure. L'Enfant envisaged a nondenominational "church of the Republic", which he later modified to a Pantheon (Pantheon (structure)) devoted to great Americans. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House

White House

The '''White House''' is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Northwest, Washington, D.C.) in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829.

Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded. The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings.

East Wing alterations were completed in 1946, creating additional office space. By 1948, the house's load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure. Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely dismantled and a new internal load-bearing steel frame constructed inside the walls. Once this work was completed, the interior rooms were rebuilt.

Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President's staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence.

The Executive Residence is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement (White House basement). The term ''White House'' is often used as a metonym (Metonymy) for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers in general, as in "''The White House has decided that...."''. The property is a National Heritage Site (National Heritage Site (United States)) owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture".

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