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  False alarm closes US Capitol. 04/01/2004. ABC News Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A false alarm has closed the US Capitol building in Washington DC for several hours after police what they suspected was "a possible hazardous substance" in the basement, a Capitol police official said.
US Congress is in holiday recess and the building was operating in a limited capacity.
The US Congress was a target of anthrax mail attacks in 2001, during which the offices of Democratic senators Thomas Daschle and Patrick Leahy received letters laced with the deadly bacteria.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/s1019932.htm   (202 words)

  
 The US Capitol Albums
Capitol Records in the USA joined itself with Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI) in 1955, forming "The Greatest Recording Organisation in the World." In 1963, Capitol featured such popular artists as Nat "King" Cole and the Beach Boys.
Capitol knew this, and they were unwilling at first to take a chance on the Beatles.
By now, US albums were beginning to resemble their British counterparts, at least to some extent, although the United States did receive its own special mixes of quite a few songs.
www.eskimo.com /~bpentium/capitol.html   (4877 words)

  
 The US Capitol Building
The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation.
Pierre Charles L'Enfant was expected to design the Capitol, but his dismissal in 1792 due to his refusal to cooperate with the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, resulted in other plans.
Construction was suspended in 1861 so that the Capitol could be used as a military barracks, hospital and bakery for the Civil War.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc76.htm   (999 words)

  
 Rosa Parks, civil rights icon, lies in honor at US Capitol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush lay a wreath in front of the casket of Rosa Parks in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
She is the first woman to lie in honor at the Capitol, where a public viewing is almost always reserved for US presidents and eminent political figures.
Earlier he had ordered US flags flown at half-staff in her honor at the White House and all public buildings and grounds on Wednesday, when her funeral and burial would be held in her adopted hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=77345   (892 words)

  
 Capitol Hill - Washington DC - Our Nation's Neighborhood
Metro station CAPITOL SOUTH on either Blue or Orange lines Tourists, Bed and Breakfast, business traveling, Restaurants, Hotels, Directions, Familly Vacations www.312studio.com Eastern Market (tourists attractions) - Eastern Market was designed by Adolph Cluss, the architect of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, and opened for business in 1873.
Capitol Hill ist der Wohnsitz vieler Künstler, Musiker und Schriftsteller, aber auch viele Kunstorganisationen haben hier ihren Sitz.
CAPITOL Das Capitol Gebäude ist über 200 Jahre alt und wird heute noch als Ort der Legislative benutzt.
www.capitolhill.org   (4640 words)

  
 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 1st Session: Tour Services
The United States Capitol is a monument, a working legislative building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of Democracy in the world.
Capitol Guide Service personnel distribute the tickets on a first come, first serve basis from the Kiosk at the Southwest corner of the Capitol grounds, across from the Botanic Gardens.
Capitol - Public Tours enter on the South or House Side of the Capitol, which is accessible.
www.house.gov /house/tour_services.shtml   (2463 words)

  
 Architect of the Capitol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities.
The Capitol is open to the public for guided tours only, Monday through Saturday.
The Capitol is open on all federal holidays except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
www.aoc.gov   (204 words)

  
 Explore DC: US Capitol
The graceful, stately United States Capitol is both literally and figuratively the center of the city.
Not only are the geographic quadrants of the city centered on the capitol building, but the true pulse of day-to-day Washington in large measure derives from the Congressional activities that transpire under its majestic dome.
The setting of the Capitol, a steep rise formerly known as Jenkins Hill, was described by Pierre L'Enfant as "a pedestal waiting for a monument." Capitol Hill, as it is commonly known today, certainly has a suitable monument, one that has become the symbol of American democracy.
www.exploredc.org /index.php?id=64   (518 words)

  
 Capitol Hill Blue: Nobody's Life, Liberty or Property is Safe While Congress is In Session
Capitol Hill Blue is a not-for-profit, non-commercial experiment in on-line journalism published by The Save America Foundation as an information resource for our readers.
President Bush, rebuffing international criticism of a secret U.S. prison system abroad for terrorism suspects, said today he will continue to "aggressively pursue" terrorists and insisted that "any activity we conduct" in that effort is lawful and does not include torture.
Currents of voter unrest, including unhappiness over the war in Iraq and dissatisfaction with the economic climate, have undermined confidence in the current administration and are stoking fears among GOP candidates of a backlash in the 2006 election.
www.capitolhillblue.com   (1636 words)

  
 Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Capitol was found to be too small soon after it was completed in 1826.
Several proposals during the 1830s and 1840s to extend it either to the east or with new legislative wings attached to the north and south led to a second competition in 1850-51.
In addition to legislative chambers, committee rooms, and offices for the Senate and House of Representatives, the Capitol accommodated the Library of Congress until 1897 and the Supreme Court until 1935.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/us.capitol/s0.html   (336 words)

  
 Beatles US Capitol Albums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Capitol had won its war with Vee Jay records.
In 1978, Capitol banded together with EMI in the rest of the world and issue a boxed set containing all twelve of the Beatles' original British albums.
Since Capitol was in the process of adding new tracks, some of the new selections showed up on the bootleg, but this meant that Capitol needed to issue its album more quickly.
members.aol.com /egweimi/btls/caplps.htm   (8407 words)

  
 Ben's Guide (3-5): Government Buildings - The U.S. Capitol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Built on a hill popularly called Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the U.S. Capitol has been the home of the House of Representatives and the Senate since 1800.
In March 1792, a design contest was announced to design the U.S. Capitol.
The height of the Capitol from the baseline on the east front to the top of the statue is 287.5 ft (87.6 m).
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/capitol.html   (178 words)

  
 The Capitol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Capitol of the United States crowns Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and houses the legislative branch of government, comprising the House of Representatives and the Senate.
By 1850 it had become necessary to enlarge the building, and the Philadelphian Thomas U. Walter was commissioned to design and build the enormous (214-m/702-ft by 107-m/350-ft) present Capitol.
The interior of the Capitol is elaborately decorated with a profusion of statuary, murals, frescoes, and mosaics by such artists as Horatio Greenough, Randolph Rogers, and John Trumbull.
sc94.ameslab.gov /TOUR/capitol.html   (291 words)

  
 Two Americans killed, four wounded in attack on US embassy in Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
BAGHDAD, Jan 29 (AFP) - An attack on the US embassy compound in Iraq killed two US citizens and wounded four late on Saturday inside Baghdad's walled-off Green Zone, a US embassy source told AFP.
It was not clear if the missile was a rocket or mortar round, or if it had hit the actual embassy building, the huge former republican palace of Saddam Hussein.
US marine, 17 rebels killed in Iraq border battle
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?ID=36681   (241 words)

  
 The United States Capitol Exhibit
Open Competition Thomas Jefferson decided that the Capitol's design should be chosen by a public competition, and advertisements began appearing in American newspapers in March 1792.
The Capitol competition coincided with nascent Neoclassicism in America, in which forms and details from Greek and Roman architecture were revived.
Capitol Competition Guidelines Thomas Johnson and Thomas Jefferson [Announcement of Capitol Design Competition] Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia), March 24, 1792 Newspaper Serial and Government Publications Division Library of Congress (30)
www.loc.gov /exhibits/us.capitol/s2.html   (967 words)

  
 Visiting the Capitol
The United States Capitol reopened to the public for tours on December 8, 2001.
The decision to reinstate tours was based on an evaluation of current security procedures and public safety requirements; it is consistent with maintaining the highest level of safety for visitors, staff, and Members alike.
The Capitol is located on Capitol Hill at the east end of the Mall.
www.aoc.gov /cc/visit/index.cfm   (356 words)

  
 A Season in Hell: US Capitol : STOP!
While I was conducting a Situational Tour of the US Capitol, Bill Frist, Senate Leader, was broadcasting religious propaganda live on television at "Justice Sunday: Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith," organized by the Family Research Council.
All around the Capitol are barriers, stop signs, blockades, and checkpoints that transform the "People's Forum" into a secret society of religious extremists.
Follow the Secretary-at-Large on the Situational Tour of the US Capitol.
www.usdat.us /secretary/archives/2005/04/us_capitol_stop_1.html   (259 words)

  
 US Capitol Dome
This is a picture of the US Capitol Dome's renovation, circa 1861.
This is the appearance of the US Capitol Dome today.
This project redefines the term "permanent repair." The US Capitol Dome must stand forever as a testament to the good that can be done by man.
www.locknstitch.com /USCapitolDome.htm   (245 words)

  
 US-Thailand FTA Coalition
Above: On March 23, the US Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Business Coalition was officially launched at an overflowing reception on Capitol Hill featuring remarks by the U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Zoellick (right), and Thailand's Minister of Commerce His Excellency Watana Muangsook (center), as well as key members of the U.S. Congress.
US companies interested in receiving regular updates, meeting invitations, and recognition as supporting the US Thailand FTA are encouraged to join the general Coalition membership (signup for below).
US companies interested in playing a leadership role in the Coalition are encouraged to join the Steering Committee.
www.us-asean.org /us-thai-fta   (1080 words)

  
 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 1st Session: Homepage
Full-text, searchable and downloadable access to the U.S. Federal statutes of a general and permanent nature.
Search the Thomas website maintained by the Library of Congress for bill and other information related to the U.S. Congress and the legislative process.
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515 (202) 224-3121 TTY: (202) 225-1904
www.house.gov   (225 words)

  
 Term-Papers.us - Capitol Punishment
This figure is slightly lower in Canada where support for the death penalty is at 72% of the population over 18 years of age, as stated in article by Kirk Makir, in the March 26, 1987 edition of the Globe and Mail, titled B.C MPs split on Death Penalty.
In the U.S. 16 out of every 1,000 whites arrested for murder are sentenced to death, while 12 of 1,000 fls arrested for murder were sentenced to death.
In a 1986 study done by professor Stephen K. Layson of the University of North Carolina, the conclusions made by Ehrilich were updated, and showed to be a little on the low side as far as the deterrence factor of capital punishment.
www.term-papers.us /ts/eb/lfm69.shtml   (1402 words)

  
 US Capitol Building Collectible by: Crystal World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The collectible US Capitol Building is a gift that will leave a lasting impression on the receiver, or a great addition to your personal Crystal World collectibles collection.
US Capitol Building is only one of many popular collectibles from Crystal World, Item # 573
US Capitol Building is a thoughtful gift that will be appreciated by anyone who likes collectibles.
www.click4malls.com /collectibles/crystal-world/us-capitol-building.html   (134 words)

  
 Beatles US Capitol Albums
The Introducing the Beatles album on Vee Jay had come out earlier in the year, but Capitol was unaware of its pending release when they prepared their album.
Perhaps Capitol's mistake of having rushed Y&T; to release only to have to withdraw it prompted them to think carefully.
Capitol had planned to issue live albums in the 60's.
beatlesetslc.ifrance.com /identifius.htm   (4539 words)

  
 USAJOBS - USAJobs FAQ
Today's United States Capitol Police Officer has the primary responsibility for protecting life and property; preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal acts; and enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional buildings, parks, and thoroughfares.
You must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, but not have reached your thirty-seventy (37) birthday at the date of appointment (the maximum age may be waived with prior qualifying federal law enforcement employment).
The examination is administered on selected Mondays at Headquarters, U.S. Capitol Police, 119 D Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., 20510.
www.usajobs.opm.gov /ei51.asp   (1811 words)

  
 US Capitol Police - Wear the Badge, Feel the Honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It takes more than just raw talent, dignity, and loyalty to protect the U.S. Capitol -- it takes the right education and training.
Our academy equips our officers with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of their daily assignments as well as to advance in their careers.
Upon completion of this training, officers are assigned to a field training officer and then continue to develop their skills through on-the-job experience and continual in-service training.
www.uscapitolpolice.gov /training.html   (178 words)

  
 Open Directory - Shopping: Home and Garden: Flags and Banners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
BeatRetail.com - Includes US and state flags as well as international, historic, professional sports, novelty, college, automotive, holiday, and animal flags.
Capitol Flags - Sells US flags that have flown over the US Capitol and receive a certificate of authenticity.
Fred's Flags - Provides US and international flags in many sizes and fabrics as well as a line of accessories including poles, lighting, hardware, memorial cases, and table bases.
www.dmoz.org /Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Flags_and_Banners   (2535 words)

  
 Purchase a U.S.Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Anyone can purchase a U.S. Flag that has flown over the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. This can be accomplished writing a letter to your Senator with your request.
Their address can be obtained by calling your local Public Library and asking for it or use the Senators of the 109th Congress web site to locate contact information for your Senator.
Enclosed with your flag will be a Certificate from The Architect Of The Capitol certifying that your flag was flown as requested.
www.usflag.org /capitol.flag.html   (289 words)

  
 US Capitol Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
he U.S. Capitol is the best recognized symbol of democratic government in the world.
Each state is allowed to display two statues of prominent citizens in the state's history in the halls of the Capitol.
He was then appointed to finish the term of U.S. Senator Bronson M. Cutting and was subsequently reelected four times, serving in office until his death in Washington on November 18, 1962.
bingaman.senate.gov /visiting_dc/US_Capitol_Building/us_capitol_building.html   (288 words)

  
 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Welcome to the U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour -- an interactive, user friendly, comprehensive and integrated multimedia tour of the U.S. Capitol.
It includes panorama views and historical information about the rooms of the U.S. Capitol, as well as, information about the objects found in those rooms.
This tour will leave you with the feel of an actual visit to the U.S. Capitol and serve to provide a unique "Capitol" experience.
www.senate.gov /vtour/welcome.htm   (70 words)

  
 The US Capitol Grounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In May of 1873 Olmsted was asked by the Senate Committee in Buildings and Grounds to assume the job of planning the grounds for the US Capitol.
Olmsted felt that the 46 acre plot was to small for a full blown park, and he knew that he would have to subordinate the park to the beauty of the Capitol.
In 1885, Olmsted retired from superintendency of the terrace project; he continued to direct the work on the grounds until 1889.
www.fredericklawolmsted.com /uscap.html   (240 words)

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