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amp photographs

worked with the Newport News Company and the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company on shipbuilding contracts for the United States Navy fitting out the interiors of liberty ships under the direction of John Sloane Griswold. ''Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Theodor


time show

accessdate 2008-10-07 On November 22, 2007, he headlined the half-time show for a Thanksgiving football game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


detailed online

The White House Historical Association, with historical photos, online tours and exhibits, timelines, and facts * National Park Service website for the President's Park * The White House Museum, a detailed online tour of the White House * Detailed 3D computer model of White House and grounds * Video of "White House Holiday Tour with Laura Bush", C-SPAN Dec 3, 2008 * 14 Video tours of different White House rooms, C-SPAN Dec 1, 2008 * Video of "White House Tour", C-SPAN Jul 7, 1998 WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


title acts

Johns (executive) Michael Johns , the former Heritage Foundation foreign policy expert and Republican (Republican Party (United States)) White House aide, labeled the Hmong's repatriation a Clinton administration (Bill Clinton) "betrayal," describing the Hmong as a people "who have spilled their blood in defense of American geopolitical interests."

Review '' article, citing the Hmong's contributions to U.S. war efforts during the Vietnam War, Johns labeled Clinton's support for returning the Thai-based Hmong refugees to Laos a "betrayal" and urged Congressional Republicans (Republican Party (United States)) to step up opposition to the repatriation.

, Michael Johns (Michael Johns (executive)), a former Republican White House aide and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, praised Gunderson's efforts in behalf of the Hmong, quoting Gunderson as telling a Hmong gathering in Wisconsin: "I do not enjoy standing up and saying to my government that you are not telling the truth, but if that is necessary to defend truth and justice, I will do that."


natural skill

At Kennedy Center Honors, 5 More Join an Elite Circle work The New York Times first John last Files date 2005-12-05 accessdate 2008-10-27 President Bush commented on Turner's "natural skill, the energy and sensuality", December 5, 2005, Long Beach Press-Telegram (CA) and referred to her legs as "the most famous in show business". December 6, 2005 Kansas City Star Several artists paid tribute to her that night


independent nature

Dwight D. Eisenhower. When asked by a reporter what she would do if she woke up one morning and found herself in the White House, she replied: "I'd go straight to Mrs. Truman (Bess Truman) and apologize. Then I'd go home." Exhibiting the same independent nature in the Senate as she had in the House, Smith opposed President Eisenhower's nomination of Lewis Strauss as Secretary of Commerce (United States Secretary of Commerce) in 1959. In her successful re-election campaign in 1960, she ran against Democrat Lucia Cormier, the minority leader of the Maine House of Representatives; it was the first time in American history that two women ran against each other for a Senate seat. In 1748 the English ambassador to Paris decorated his salon with blue flock wallpaper, which then became very fashionable there. In the 1760s the French manufacturer Jean-Baptiste Réveillon hired designers working in silk and tapestry to produce some of the most subtle and luxurious wallpaper ever made. His sky blue wallpaper with fleurs-de-lys was used in 1783 on the first balloons by the Montgolfier brothers. The landscape painter Jean-Baptiste Pillement discovered in 1763 a method to use fast colours. Towards the end of the century the fashion for scenic wallpaper revived in both England and France, leading to some enormous panoramas, like the 1804 20 strip wide Panorama, designed by the artist Jean-Gabriel Charvet for the French Manufacture Joseph Dufour et Cie showing the Voyages of Captain Cook. One of this famous so called "papier peint" wallpaper is still in situ in Ham House, Peabody Massachusetts. Beside Joseph Dufour et Cie other French manufacturers of panoramic scenic and trompe l'œil wallpapers, Zuber et Cie and Arthur et Robert exported their product across Europe and North America. Zuber et Cie's c. 1834 design ''Views of North America'' is installed in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Like most of eighteenth century wallpapers, this was designed to be hung above a dado (dado (architecture)). July 15, 2003 * Scott McClellan replaces Ari Fleischer as White House press secretary. quote I was smoking crack cocaine every day' while writing the movie, Sorkin tells TV Guide in an interview... inspired many aspects of his television drama '' The West Wing (TV series) The West Wing ''. The two productions follow the staff of a largely idealized White House, and like many of Sorkin's projects share ideologies. Even the set of the Oval Office in ''The American President'' was later used in ''The West Wing''. Notable natives or residents of Amsterdam include: * Gary Aldrich, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agent assigned to the White House under Presidents (President of the United States) George H. W. Bush and Clinton (Bill Clinton); author of a controversial book about the Clinton administration (Presidency of Bill Clinton) * Bruce Anderson (Bruce Anderson (Medal of Honor)), Medal of Honor recipient, American Civil War soldier Civil rights activism Horne was long involved with the Civil Rights movement. In 1941, she sang at Cafe Society and worked with Paul Robeson. During World War II, when entertaining the troops for the USO, she refused to perform "for segregated (racial segregation) audiences or for groups in which German (German people) POWs were seated in front of African American servicemen", Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Lena Horne according to her Kennedy Center biography. Because the U.S. Army refused to allow integrated audiences, she wound up putting on a show for a mixed audience of black U.S. soldiers and white German POWs. Seeing the black soldiers had been forced to sit in the back seats, she walked off the stage to the first row where the black troops were seated and performed with the Germans behind her. She was at an NAACP rally with Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, the weekend before Evers was assassinated. She also met President John F. Kennedy at the White House two days before he was assassinated. She was at the March on Washington and spoke and performed on behalf of the NAACP, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), and the National Council of Negro Women. She also worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching (Lynching in the United States) laws. Lena Horne biography She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. In the Ultimate Marvel universe, Electro has been reimagined (Reboot (fiction)) with powers as a product of bioengineering. Unlike his mainstream counterpart, Ultimate Electro is bald, wears a black leather outfit, and has some grotesque burn scars. As a result of experimentation by Justin Hammer, Max Dillon is given the power to control and create electricity. He is sold by Hammer to the Kingpin (Kingpin (comics)) in exchange for a real estate development contract. ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' #17 (March 2002) When Spider-Man breaks into the Kingpin's office, Electro electrocutes him, and he, the Enforcers, and Fisk unmask him, revealing him to be a teenager. They decide to throw him out a window. Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man) returns and defeats him. ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' #12 (October 2001) His defeat changes Electro's powers, making him reach a more powerful blue form, during which he can fly and perform greater feats. Electro later escapes from federal custody, murdering several people in the process. The superhero team the Ultimates re-apprehend him and place him in S.H.I.E.L.D. (S.H.I.E.L.D.#Ultimate S.H.I.E.L.D.) custody along with the Sandman (Sandman (Marvel Comics)), Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and the Green Goblin (Alternative versions of the Green Goblin#Ultimate Marvel). The five supervillains escape and become the Ultimate Six. Miniseries ''Ultimate Six'' #1-7 (Nov. 2003 - June 2004) They attack S.H.I.E.L.D. They manage to capture an unmasked Spider-Man. They tie him to a chair, torture and humiliate him, and force him to join them. In a battle with the Ultimates on the White House lawn, Thor (Ultimate Thor) defeats Electro. He eventually escapes and is hired by Bolivar Trask to gauge Venom's power. Electro leads Venom on a chase throughout Manhattan when Spider-Man appears. Electro knocks Spider-Man out and tries to kill him, but Venom attacks Electro, trying to take Electro's opportunity to kill the fallen hero. Venom defeats Electro by destroying the neon signs that Electro is feeding on. When S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives Venom flees, and Electro is once again brought into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. The Green Goblin later breaks Electro out of the supervillain prison within the Ultimates' headquarters, the Triskelion (Triskelion#Popular culture), in exchange for Electro's alliance when needed. ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' #113 (November 2007) Electro goes to Norman Osborn's penthouse to wait for instructions where he is disturbed by Spider-Man. He attempts to flee and gets involved in a fight both with Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. He is eventually brought down and is assumed to be back in custody. ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' #114 (December 2007) thumb Catherine Malus crabapple trees (Image:p040306pm-0003-398v.jpg) in bloom, bordered by tulips, primrose (primula vulgaris) and grape hyacinth. The West Colonnade, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Thomas Jefferson, can be seen in the background. The '''White House Rose Garden''' is a garden bordering the Oval Office and the West Wing of the White House. The garden is approximately 125 feet long and 60 feet wide (38 meters by 18 meters). The garden balances the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden on the east side of the White House Complex. On July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter outlined his plans to reduce oil imports and improve energy efficiency in his "Crisis of Confidence" speech (sometimes known as the "malaise" speech). WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


personal events

cards began with Queen Victoria (Victoria of the United Kingdom) in the 1840s. The British royal family's cards are generally portraits reflecting significant personal events of the year. In 1953, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first official White House card. The cards usually depict White House scenes as rendered by prominent American artists. The number of recipients has snowballed over the decades, from just 2,000 in 1961 to 1.4 million in 2005. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


appearances including

; Under long-time head coach Jim Boeheim, men's basketball team (Syracuse Orange men's basketball) won seven Big East regular season championships, five Big East Tournament (Big East Men's Basketball Tournament) championships, and 25 NCAA Tournament (NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship) appearances, including the 2003 NCAA championship (2003 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament). Most recently, Syracuse reached the 3rd round of the 2011 NCAA tournament. The mens

appearances, including on ''To Tell The Truth'' (in which panelist Kitty Carlisle had to recuse herself, the two having known each other in Hunter's heyday). There was also a walk-on role in ''Remember My Name (Remember My Name(film))'', a film produced by film director Robert Altman, for which he commissioned her to write and to perform the soundtrack music. As capacity audiences continued to fill The Cookery nightly, concert offers came from Brazil to Berlin, and there was an invitation for her to sing at the White House. At first, she turned it down, because, she explained, "they wanted me there on my day off," but the White House amended its schedule to suit the veteran artist. During that time, there was also a visit from former First Lady turned book editor Jackie Onassis, who wanted to sign her up for an autobiography but was unhappy with the co-author assigned to the project. The book was eventually done for another publisher, with the help of writer Frank Taylor. '''Kathleen Willey''' was a White House volunteer aide who, on March 15, 1998, alleged on the TV news program ''60 Minutes'' that Bill Clinton had sexually assaulted (sexual assault) her on November 29, 1993, during his first term as President (President of the United States). She had been subpoenaed to testify in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


strict building

because the parties wanted to schedule their conventions after the 2008 Summer Olympics ended. It was also the first time in 21st Century that an incumbent president did not attend his party's convention (although President George W. Bush did appear by satellite). To preserve the grandeur of the National Mall, the White House, the Capitol, and various other key locations, the entire city is subject to strict building height limits. This limitation was placed in effect just


television title

web url http: articles.baltimoresun.com 2011-02-18 entertainment bs-ae-zontv-thurgood-20110218_1_thurgood-marshall-rare-tv-film-american-television title HBO's 'Thurgood' is an exceptional look at race and the law first David last Zurawik date February 18, 2011 work publisher The Baltimore Sun accessdate January 2, 2012

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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