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National Book Festival: Travel Guide Authors Arthur and Pauline Frommer

September 17, 2008, 9:39 am
Nearly 70 authors will be on the National Mall Saturday, September 27 for the 2008 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Among them will be Arthur and Pauline Frommer, the father and daughter behind the best-selling line of Frommer's Travel Guides. ...

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They Have A Dream

August 25, 2008, 9:13 am
"America's front yard" needs a cleanup crew. Several million in cash would help, too. From afar, the National Mall, the majestic expanse of parkland from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, looks postcard-perfect. But don't get too ...

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They Have A Dream

August 25, 2008, 9:13 am
"America's front yard" needs a cleanup crew. Several million in cash would help, too. From afar, the National Mall, the majestic expanse of parkland from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, looks postcard-perfect. But don't get too ...

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'Stage of Our Democracy' in Disrepair

June 30, 2008, 7:45 am
"America's front yard" needs a cleanup crew. Several million in cash would help, too. From afar, the National Mall, the majestic expanse of parkland from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, looks postcard-perfect. But don't get too close. The famous Reflecting Pool is stagnant and full of muck. The lawns are ...

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House panel told National Mall needs improvements

May 21, 2008, 6:53 pm
The National Mall is unkempt and in need of a major facelift that could cost $500 million, some federal lawmakers and activists say."There's no great national park that suffers from this kind of neglect," D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said Tuesday at a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing.Norton and ...

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Young guides give free tours, but welcome tips

May 15, 2008, 10:26 am
With a little bit of rap (about King George III, of all people: "He was a meany and we were so teeny"), a healthy but not overbearing dose of history and a whole lot of nerve, two recent college graduates are rattling the genteel world of Washington tour guides. ...

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Unhappy With 'Confrontational' Image, U.S. Panel Wants King Statue Reworked

May 9, 2008, 9:13 am
A powerful federal arts commission is urging that the sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. proposed for a memorial on the Tidal Basin be reworked because it is too "confrontational" and reminiscent of political art in totalitarian states. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts thinks "the colossal scale and Social ...

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Trust Launches Campaign To Restore National Mall

May 8, 2008, 4:27 pm
More than $500 million is needed to restore the National Mall, according to a group that is launching a campaign to fix up "America's Front Yard." Business and community leaders held a benefit luncheon on Thursday to launch the Trust for the National Mall, a private-public campaign to raise $500 ...

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