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by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

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From the Council of the District of Columbia:

Former Councilmember Jim Graham Farewell

Friday, June 23, 2017
Body will Lay-in-State
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Noon-5:00 PM

Program Begins at Noon with the arrival of remains. Elected Officials, Dignitaries and Special Guests will deliver remarks.

* Bow Ties Encouraged

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Viewing and Religious Services (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

Thanks to Markus for sending:

HaileyUnlikely also writes in this morning’s rant/revel:

“Sad news: Ariel Espinal, the Annie’s Ace Hardware employee who has been missing for several months, was found dead in in the woods in Western MD. Police are reportedly treating this as a homicide. RIP Ariel. Our thoughts are with your family.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment

From a press release:

“On the two year anniversary of the unsolved murder of 27-year old local journalist Charnice Avia Milton her life and name will be honored with a memorial cookout kicking off the Charnice A. Milton Community Bookstore. The cookout will be will be held Saturday, May 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at We Act Radio, 1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. Remarks from friends, family and community activists will be followed by a performance of Experience Unlimited with Sugar Bear in the We Act Radio Community Garden at 4 p.m. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

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by Prince Of Petworth March 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm 6 Comments


For those not familiar with Dorothy Height:

“an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women’s rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.”



by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2017 at 11:00 am 143 Comments

Jane Bennett Clark via @JaneBClark

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at approximately 6:44 pm.

The bicyclist was traveling southbound on 13th Street, Northwest toward the intersection of I Street, Northwest, when a pedestrian began stepping off the southwest curb in the crosswalk. The bicyclist struck the pedestrian causing her to fall to the ground. The bicyclist remained on scene. DC Fire and EMS transported the pedestrian to an area hospital for treatment.

On Friday, March 10, 2017, the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 65-year-old Jane Bennett Clark, of Takoma Park, MD.

This case remains under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099.”

The Washington Post reported:

“Clark was a senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, according to the Kiplinger website.”

Kiplinger’s website says in full:

“Senior Editor
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Clark covers all facets of retirement and writes a bimonthly column that takes a fresh, sometimes provocative look at ways to approach life after a career. She also oversees the annual Kiplinger rankings for best values in public and private colleges and universities and spearheads the annual “Best Cities” feature. Clark is a graduate of Northwestern University.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm 5 Comments

Courtesy DC Council

From a press release:

“The final chapter in the long saga of the Wilson Building’s World War II Memorial has been reached: the fully restored Memorial has been reinstalled on the building’s ground floor.

After spending two decades broken and forgotten in a closet, then another five years languishing in a mystery status with no known identity, the Memorial’s original purpose was rediscovered in early 2016.

The memorial, measuring nearly 12 feet by 6 feet, honors the nearly 2,000 DC government employees who served during World War II. Their war service is especially poignant given that they could not vote neither for their Commander-in-Chief, nor for a representative or Senator in the Congress that declared and funded the War.

To visit the Memorial, enter the Wilson Building through the 13 ½ Street entrance, then take an immediate left.

This article describes the detective work it took to rediscover the Memorial’s history, and includes links to the original historical documents on which that work relied. The memorial’s historic timeline is included below. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2016 at 3:55 pm 1 Comment

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From an email:

“The Space Foundation today commented on the death of Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC (Ret.), 95, the last of the Mercury Seven astronauts, military test pilots selected by NASA in 1959 to become America’s first astronauts.

“U.S. success in space was built on the courage and determination of men like John Glenn, who dedicated his life to serving his country and proving what humans could accomplish in space,” said Kevin Cook, Space Foundation – Marketing & Communications.

In 1962, Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, and the fifth human in space. He was also the oldest person to go into space when, in 1998 at the age of 77, he returned to space as a Payload Specialist on Discovery’s STS-95 mission.

An Ohio native, Glenn was a U.S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer and United States Senator. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990.”


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