Is there a Blair House jinx? Early Monday, while President Clinton and his family were staying at the government’s official guest house because of renovations to the White House, a small single engine plane crashed onto the South Lawn of the Executive Mansion. The Clintons, who were unhurt, had been staying at Blair House located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House since returning from their summer vacation last Wednesday. It was believed to be the first time a..

Michael Sullivan has taught local history at UW Tacoma for more than 20 years. He is a longtime consultant on architectural history and preservation through Artifacts Consulting. In one segment, he describes the building and ultimate collapse of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, one of the most spectacular and studied suspension bridge failures ever.

Hadi, the boy with the sign, was one of about 70 children who had made the journey. Many of their parents had hesitated before lifting those children on to the boat. But in the end they had all reached the same conclusion: it is better to risk my children’s lives at sea than to watch them die in Syria..

Tomiko Brown Nagin is the T. Munford Boyd Professor of Law and Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. She teaches courses on American social and legal history, constitutional law, education law and policy and public interest law.

Whether you are a veteran canner or a novice beginner, now it the time to stock, and “stalk”, up on canning jars, canning lids, and other canning supplies. Most canning supplies, such as lids, jars, canners, canning salt, pectin, etc., will be hitting the grocery shelves in the month of May. This is a good time to start “stocking” up on those supplies.

Rather than create a big mess in your living space, you can set up shop in a corner of your home, and get to work. You don’t have to mar the kitchen table or other household furniture with permanent ink marks, paint spills, and even scrapes and cuts from wood or metal art projects. Many of the top hobby stores provide specialized tables for all kinds of projects..

Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) is an Italian eyewear company that controls over 80% of the eyewear market. Luxottica’s brands and exclusive liscense agreements include: Brooks Brothers, Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY), Bvlgari, Chanel, Coach (COH), DKNY, Dolce Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS), Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada (OTCPK:PRDSF), Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), Ray Ban, Tiffany (NYSE:TIF), Tory Burch, Versace, and Vogue. Luxottica owns over 7,000 eyewear retail stores worldwide.

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