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  Biography of George Washington
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.
When the French Revolution led to a major war between France and England, Washington refused to accept entirely the recommendations of either his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who was pro-French, or his Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who was pro-British.
Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/presidents/gw1.html   (627 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Washington, D.C.
The population, according to census of 1910, was 331,069, and was classified as wholly urban: the county organization (Washington County, D.C.) was abolished in 1874, and the city of Washington is now coextensive with the District of Columbia.
The first local authorities of Washington were the president, three commissioners appointed by him, and the Levy Court; the city was incorporated in 1802, with a city council elected by the people, and a mayor appointed by the president.
In 1817 the charters of the corporations of Washington and Georgetown were abolished by Act of Congress; for a brief time the District was assimilated to a territorial form of government, with a board of public works as the most important administrative factor.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15558a.htm   (1926 words)

  
 Washington County, MN
Washington County, MN Info for Residents Info for Business Things to Do Here Employment Opportunities
In preparation for serving a county which is expected to grow by 140,000 residents in the next 25 years, Washington County has begun construction on a major expansion to its County Government Center in Stillwater.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners certified the tax levy for 2008.
www.co.washington.mn.us   (166 words)

  
 Snoqualmie, Washington Encyclopedia Articles @ Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Snoqualmie (IPA: [sno kwal mi]) is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls in King County, Washington.
Movie actress Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, a mill town across the Snoqualmie River that is now part of Snoqualmie, on 6 August 1920.
According to Washington State population estimates[1], Snoqualmie grew 289.03% between 2000 and 2005, ranking it 1st of 281 incorporated communities in Washington.
www.karr.net /encyclopedia/Snoqualmie,_Washington   (735 words)

  
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The Court also adopted the WSBA's suggested amendment to RPC 1.8(e) pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9(j)(1).
Owing to unforeseen tax consequences of the change, the WSBA requested that the Court amend RPC 1.8(e) so that it would be essentially identical to the prior version of the rule.
A guide, Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities: A Guide for Washington Courts, has been developed by the Access to Justice Board's Impediments to Access to Justice Committee.
www.wsba.org   (994 words)

  
 EarthCam - Capitol Cam
Washington, DC has is a diverse, exciting urban center that combines neoclassical government buildings, monuments, memorials, museums and the National Mall with colorful neighborhoods, art, theatre, music and culture.
Visitors to this city are inspired by the beautiful Capitol Building and Washington Monument by day and moved by the melodious performances of the National Symphony Orchestra by night.
Washington is also home to more than 150 embassies, chancelleries and diplomatic homes where colors, cultures and languages mix like nowhere else.
www.earthcam.com /usa/dc/metrosquare   (264 words)

  
 University of Washington
The University of Washington has been chosen an Overall College Sustainability Leader, one of six institutions achieving an overall grade of A-minus or better in a report card issued by the Sustainable Endowments Institute.
Visit the UW Welcome to the University of Washington!
Here are a few of the ways to visit our campus in person or virtually.
www.washington.edu   (242 words)

  
 HistoryLink.org: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Fifteen months after James Naismith invented the sport of "basket ball" in Massachusetts, boys at the Seattle YMCA got their first shot at the hoop (a fruit basket back then) in February 1893.
Traveling Violation: Seattle's first speeding ticket was issued to two horsemen in July 1879, 21 years before Washington state welcomed its first automobile on July 23, 1900.
By 1904, there were enough cars in Washington to warrant creation of the state's first Auto Club and establishment of the original State Highway Board the following year.
www.historylink.org /this_week/index.cfm   (1452 words)

  
 Washington Monument National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
The Washington Monument is the most prominent, as well as one of the older, attractions in Washington, D.C. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence, and then became its first President.
The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555’ 5/8” high, and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather.
Washington has a temperate climate typical of the Mid-Atlantic U.S., with four distinct seasons.
www.nps.gov /wamo   (179 words)

  
 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Anyone who sent email to headquarters staff during that time period and has not received a response is advised to resend the email or call the recipient to ensure the original email was received.
OLYMPIA — Most waters of Puget Sound will reopen to recreational crab fishing Nov. 1, based on summer catch assessments by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that show more crab are available for harvest.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear public testimony on proposed sportfishing rules for the 2008-09 fishing season on the second day of a public meeting Nov. 2-3 in Chelan.
wdfw.wa.gov   (219 words)

  
 Washington State University - Pullman, Washington
Ranked a top-tier research university by the Carnegie Foundation, Washington State University provides world-class, hands-on education to a diverse student population of 23,000 statewide.
Choose your major from 200+ fields of study taught in a challenging environment enriched by cutting-edge research and graduate study opportunities.
Campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, and Richland, Washington.
www.wsu.edu   (103 words)

  
 Washington Courts
The goal of the conference is to build networks among the youth courts of the two states, increase knowledge and skills of youth court members, and provide opportunities to learn from the knowledge and experience of other youth courts.
The Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s state-wide legal aid program, has opened a new office to provide free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income families, individuals, senior citizens and tribal members in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.
If you are looking for Washington State laws, you will find the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) at the web site for the Washington State Legislature.
www.courts.wa.gov   (190 words)

  
 Washington State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Washington Cheap Flights - Find cheap airfare to Washington and save money on your next flight.
Passed in 1923, Washington state law describes the flag as having dark green bunting with a state seal in the center.
Topography: Image Olympic Mountains on the northwest peninsula; open land along coast to Columbia River; flat terrain of Puget Sound lowland; Cascade Mountains high peaks to the east of lowland; Columbia Basin in central portion; highlands to the northeast; mountains to the southeast.
www.50states.com /washingt.htm   (251 words)

  
 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Home Page
Welcome to Washington's state parks, where you can discover the natural beauty of sandy ocean beaches, sheltered Puget Sound islands and old-growth forests and desert and Columbia River Gorge landscapes.
Washington's 120 state parks and other recreation areas offer opportunities for enjoyment and learning.
Make a reservation at one of Washington's state parks now.
www.parks.wa.gov   (128 words)

  
 Official Tourism Site of Washington, DC - Home
Catch the holiday spirit with Holiday Homecoming - Spend your holidays here in Washington, DC now through Valentine's Day with hotel packages starting as low as $99/night.
Based on Charles Dicken's classic tale & set in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, watch as the Schroen family fights to keep the holiday spirit alive in wartime Washington, DC.
Now with our DC OpenTable page, look at a listing of local area restaurants that are eager to meet your dining needs.
www.washington.org   (229 words)

  
 The Official Site of Washington State Tourism: Home Page
Breathe in Washington’s crisp autumn air and celebrate the season’s splendor.
From grand festivals to charming rural farms, families create lifelong memories celebrating Washington’s harvest season at venues across the state.
Whether you’re seeking the newest premium wines and ales or the latest in outdoor gear, Washington’s vast resources produce unique products that continue to define and shape this unique state.
www.experiencewa.com   (173 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com - nation, world, technology and Washington area news and headlines
The Rev. Al Sharpton gets far more attention than he deserves from the news media.
Washington's WWIII-mongering is helping Hugo Chavez's totalitarian schemes come true.
Make sure your all-inclusive, island adventure covers your basic needs for fun under the sun.
www.washingtonpost.com   (489 words)

  
 Washington Capitals - The Official Web Site
WashingtonCaps.com is the official Web site of the Washington Capitals.
Washington Capitals and WashingtonCaps.com, WashingtonCapitals.com are trademarks of Lincoln Hockey.
NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League.
www.washingtoncaps.com   (239 words)

  
 Denzel Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Denzel Washington has 3 in-development credits available on IMDbPro.com.
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003) (TV)....
This guy has NEVER been in a Best Picture film.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000243   (660 words)

  
 Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Located in Dulles, Virginia, approximately 26 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Flight Schedules
Located in Arlington County, Virginia, just 4 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Flight Schedules
Copyright 1997-2007 Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority 1 Aviation Circle Washington, DC 20001 Privacy Policy
www.metwashairports.com   (109 words)

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