August 27, 2013 |
No stranger to the art of campaigning, Washington has thrown its hat into the ring as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The announcement came Tuesday as District of Columbia officials said they have formed a nonprofit group that will seek to bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time since 1996 in Atlanta. "We are the only major capital city in the world not to have hosted the Games yet," said Bob Sweeney, president of DC 2024. Washington joins Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Tulsa, Okla., as places where officials have openly discussed their interest in hosting the Olympics.
February 11, 2011 |
Kings today AT WASHINGTON When: 9:30 a.m. PST Where: Verizon Center. On the air: TV: FS West, Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 29-22-3, Capitals 29-16-10. Record vs. Capitals (2009-10): 1-0-0. Update: Jonathan Bernier is scheduled to start in goal for the Kings, who are 2-0-2 in a stretch of 10 consecutive road games. Bernier is winless in his last two starts, but the Kings scored only one goal in those games. His last win was a 24-save performance against Edmonton on Jan. 15. Left wing Marco Sturm remains on injured reserve and won't play.
March 4, 2011
USC next at Washington, Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net ? USC's Pacific 10 Conference season is bookended by Washington, which beat the Trojans, 73-67, in overtime in Los Angeles in December. The Huskies are 13-1 at home entering Thursday. ? Baxter Holmes
September 5, 2010 |
WASHINGTON For a romantic treat close to more than 70 wineries, plan to stay at the Willows Lodge. The lodge combines rustic Northwest elegance with high-tech convenience on grounds abundant with gardens, unique water features and native plantings. Willows Lodge, 14580 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, Wash., 98072; (877) 424-3930, http://www.willowslodge.com Doubles from $199. Lola and Les Brown, San Juan Capistrano
July 20, 2012
Re "The fiscal cliff," Editorial, July 18 The Times writes of a deal in Congress on the Bush tax cuts that "assures the public that Washington can put its fiscal house in order. " Therein lies the problem. People think of the government as separate from the governed - the people who pay taxes and feed the machine. It is not Washington's fiscal house; it is the people's fiscal house. It is incumbent on "the people" to understand the consequences of their demands for government support and that it is "we the people" who take the money out of our left pocket and put it in our right pocket.
August 27, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day - the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the stirring "I Have a Dream" speech delivered by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the giant crowd gathered before the Lincoln Memorial. But they also recall the fear that the march might not come off, that people wouldn't show up. Here are some of their recollections of that day, Aug. 28, 1963: Clarence B. Jones Clarence B. Jones remembers the "I Have a Dream" speech well - he was standing 50 feet behind King when he delivered it. Jones was a lawyer, speechwriter and confidant of King and had helped draft the speech he was to deliver at the march.