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  1. EBAY AUCTION ENDS JULY 13, 2012 SAME OWNER SINCE 1988 This car drives great, but needs some work. Due to a disabling injury it is up for sale. I purchased this car in 1988 with 87k miles. Around 8 years ago, I decided to invest in a bunch of needed repairs for a fun and safe daily commute to work. The car has been kept as complete and original as possible, and is truely a blast to drive. I spent a few thousand fitting a correct 390 crate engine with a low-end-touque RV cam, and getting the car roadworthy. I also added new 9" posi-traction 3.70:1 third member rear differential, making this car perform the way they all should have! The brakes where completely overhauled, and today work like new. A lot of work went into the steering system, as did the suspension. All 4 springs had been replaced back in the mid '90s and still hold their stance firm. The black with wood-grain-trim interior is in good over-all condition with no cracks in the dash, and with all of the original instrumentation working. The door panels are in average condition showing some wear on the driver's side. The front passenger seat sits low from missing seat-foam, while the very well functioning power driver’s seat has been partially recovered (lower section), and refoamed; and it now has a 5" inch split in the middle of the backrest. The other seats are original, and in great shape with no wear showing. The passenger side of the car looks great from 20 feet with only a few scratches and paint dings, but on the other side, the driver's door has been refitted with a solid replacement and the driver's fender has a basketball sized dent. The door seals and trunk seal had been redone in the mid '90s, but the passenger door and trunk seal both leaked rusting a whole in the front passenger floor, and another small hole in the trunk. There are several surface rust spots on the trunk-lid, and the typical areas with rust-bubbling around the lower fender wells. RECENT EXPENSE HISTORY (repiepts included): - CORRECT CRATE ENGINE: 390ci V-8 6.4L (NEW PROFORMANCE POWERTRAIN 2005) - CRANE POWERMAX CAM KIT (INSTALLED WITH NEW ENGINE - 2005) - PERTRONIX IGNITOR II ELECTRONIC IGNITION WITH FLAMETHROWER COIL (NEW 2005) - RADIATOR (NEW/REBUILT 2005) - POWER STEERING PUMP (NEW/REBUILT 2007) - POWER STEERING GEARBOX AND PITMAN ARM (NEW/REBUILT 2007) - STRUT ARM BUSHINGS (NEW 2007) - LOWER BALL JOINTS (NEW 2007) - LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS (NEW 2007) - FRONT TIRES AND FRONT-END ALIGNMENT (NEW 2007) - MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER (NEW 2007) - REAR BRAKE CYLINDERS AND SHOES (NEW 2007) - FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPERS HOSES AND PADS RESURFACED ROTORS(NEW 2007) - SHOCK ABSORBERS (NEW 2006 EXTRA HEAVY DUTY GAS CHARGED) - OVERSIZED SWAY-BAY KIT & POLY-GRAPHITE BUSHINGS (NEW 2006) - 9" REAR AXEL WAS UPGRADED TO 3.70:1 POSI-TRACTION (NEW 2006) OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT FROM FACTORY: - TOWN LANDAU PACKAGE WITH BLACK VINYL TOP - IVY GREEN METALLIC PAINT - POWER WINDOWS - POWER VENT WINDOWS - POWER DOOR LOCKS - 6-WAY POWER DRIVER’S SEAT - AIR CONDITIONING - SEQUENTIAL TURN SIGNALS - SWING-AWAY STEERING WHEEL - FENDER SKIRTS COLLECTOR'S PARTS THE BUYER CAN HAVE IF DESIRED: - LEFT OVER STEERING BOX PITMAN ARM - BRAKE CALIPER CORES, SPARE CALIPER HOSES, BRAKE CYLINDER CORES - OLD SUSPENSION PARTS - CORRECT ORIGINAL REAR-GEAR 3RD-MEMBER WITH 3.00:1 RATIO DIFFERENTIAL NOTABLE CONSIDERATIONS: - FRONT-PASS. FLOOR PANEL HAS RUST HOLE - SMALL RUST HOLE IN THE TRUNK - NEEDS DRIVER'S FENDER DENT REPAIR - NEEDS MINOR RUST REPAIR - POWER WINDOWS WORK INTERMITTENTLY (1 WORKS WELL) - POWER DOOR LOCKS ARE STICKY - AIR CONDITIONING NEEDS REGULAR SERVICE AND A NEW BELT (OTHERWISE INTACT) - EXHAUST SYSTEM IS LEAKY - THE CARPET IS WORN OUT - THE DRIVER'S SEAT HAS A SMALL SPLIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACKREST Rare, drivable and very fun classic Thunderbird with a very desirable color scheme. Doug White's 1966 Thunderbird - 6/10/2012 GOTO EBAY AUCTION NOW Doug White's 1966 Thunderbird - 6/10/2012
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    2011 Flag Day

    Flag Folding As an Army and Navy custom, the flag is lowered daily at the last note of retreat. Special care should be taken that no part of the flag touches the ground. The Flag is then carefully folded into the shape of a tri-cornered hat, emblematic of the hats worn by colonial soldiers during the war for Independence. In the folding, the red and white stripes are finally wrapped into the blue, as the light of day vanishes into the darkness of night. This custom of special folding is reserved for the United States of America Flag only. How to fold the Flag Step 1 To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high with another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground. Step 2 Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely. Step 3 Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside. Step 4 Make a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag. Step 5 Turn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle. Step 6 The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner. Step 7 When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible. Flag Folding Ceremony The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days, like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies. Here is a typical sequence of the reading: (Begin reading as Honor Guard or Flag Detail is coming forward). The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform. In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body. (Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to unravel and fold the flag into a quarter fold--resume reading when Honor Guard is standing ready.) The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance. The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong." The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic. The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on mother's day. The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded. The tenth fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born. The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost. When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God we Trust." (Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to inspect the flag--after the inspection, resume reading.) After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today. | The Flag Folding Ceremony above is from the US Air Force Academy | Courtesy www.USFlag.org
  3. Commonly known as the annual celebration of Love and affection between intimate companions, as it turns out, the story of Saint Valentine's Day has a curiously sorted, and obscure history. CLICK THE IMAGE TO READ THE ARTICAL
  4. Constructed in 1929 for Captain and Mrs. Chester Wells, The grand Georgian Revival Mansion and Colonial estate at Woodend in Chevy Chase offers spectacular settings for weddings, gatherings, and celebrations. Designed by the famed John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery of Art, the Estate was donated by the Wells Family the the Audubon Naturalist Society in 1968. With its classic Greek portico, sweeping lawns, and spacious, high-ceilinged rooms, you'll find the Estate reasonably priced and relaxed, yet exquisitely elegant. The tented terrace will accommodate up to 150 seated guests. Outdoors, a wedding grove offers an enchanting backdrop for romantic ceremonies while the Great Hall with its staircase and balcony provides a warm and gracious alternative. Woodend is unique in that its wonderful grounds, spacious mansion house, and adjoining terrace allow couples to hold both their ceremony and reception at the same location. This reduces transportation considerably and the outdoor setting will infuse the whole event with a natural sensibility (and require less decorating, too!) Woodend Sanctuary 8940 Jones Mill Road Chevy Chase MD 20815 301-652-9188 Green Weddings in Washington DC
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    Santa Claus Goes to the White House

    Visit Santa's Work Shop at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic7d3fS0lGA&feature=player_embedded Goto President's Park to visit Santa. To get to President's Park, take the Blue Line Metro train to the Farragut West Metro Station, then walk south along 17th Street Northwest.
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    Santa Claus Goes to the White House

    Santa is waiting! Stop putting it off, or you'll miss the sleigh. You might even end up with a lump of coal in your stocking this Christmas!
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    My Favorite Christmas Movies

    Walking In The Air - A Snowman Movie ###
  8. Decking the Halls of the White House Nearly every day next month, streams of visitors will pass through the White House doors to get a firsthand glimpse of the 2010 holiday decorations dressing the Executive Residence. By the end of the holiday season, some 100,000 guests will have visited the White house to see the 27 trees, 61 wreaths, and about 2,700 yards of ribbon canvassing the house. Follow Michelle Obama on a walking tour of the White House at Christmas, describing the decorating process by watching the following short video. (click image) This year's Official White House Christmas ornament for 2010 commemorates the annual Army Navy Reception at the White House from the year 1900. ON SALE NOW!
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    Christmas Made in China

    A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNweoMy4wjU
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    Christmas at the White House

    White House Christmas Facts * A member of the National Christmas Tree Association has presented a tree to the White House every year since 1966 when Lyndon B. Johnson was president. 2009 is the 43rd presentation. * The tree is actually presented to the First Lady, and by tradition, she accepts the tree on behalf of the people of the United States. * Every year, the tree is displayed in the "Blue Room" and is venerated the Official White House Christmas Tree. * Each holiday season special care and attention is given towards lavishly adorning the "First Tree" with ornaments from the official White House Historical Association's collection of commemorative collectible ornaments. Each one honors the Presidential Administration of an American President of days gone by, and unknown to many, all years are available to the public. * It is rare for growers to repeat as national tree Champions. In fact, in the history of the contest, only six have repeated as Grand Champions. * To win the national contest, a grower must first win their state or regional competition. For example, the in 2004, the Chapman's tree competed against approximately 25 trees in the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Association’s Contest to become eligible to take a tree to the national contest. To become national champions, they then had to beat the 27 other entries at the National Convention. * If you would like to see the collection of Official White House holiday decorations, visit the WhiteHouseChristmasOrnament.com website. * For information on care and recycling of Real Christmas Trees, or to have fresh cut real Christmas trees wreathes and garlands delivered to your door by FedEx, visit the Santa's Forest Christmas Tree Farm - www.FreshChristmasTree.com
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    Bucking the Outsourcing Trend This Holiday Season

    We can ALL choose to buy Made In The U.S.A. labeled goods if we really want to. BUY AMERICAN
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    Looking for John F Kennedy Ornament

    This one is just right! American President Collection John F. Kennedy Ornament
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    Decorate the space you live in

    We enjoy these unique double sided stand up pewter Christmas ornaments because you don't need to hang them on anything. They are thin, but have a flat base so you can rest them pretty much anywhere... And they're made in the USA!
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    Cabin John Eye Spy Haunted Train

    Cabin John Regional Park is having their annual Not So Scary train ride through the woods this October, and we need volunteers to help keep the kids entertained! Costumed Volunteers will hand out goodies and help with crafts with the kids while they wait for the next train. Volunteers are needed Oct. 7th - Oct. 30, Thursday thru Sundays. We also need Face Painters for the weekends. Please go to www.ParksVolunteers.org to get more details and to sign up! Must be 14 and older, or 12 & 13 can come with their parent who will also volunteer. Cabin John Regional Park Train Station, 7410 Tuckerman Lane MD, Rockville, MD 20854 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR: Friday Oct 07, 2011 02:30 PM - Sun October 30, 2011 09:00 PM
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    23rd Annual DC Blues Festival

    23rd Annual DC Blues Festival FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Don't miss this FREE family-friendly day with Blues Greats: Preston Shannon Grady Champion Nadine Ray & The All-Stars Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark DC Blues Society Band and so many more. This year there will be an Instument Petting Zoo, and musical learning workshops for all. NOON TILL 7:30PM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD CARTER BARON AMPHITHEATERE IN ROCK CREEK PARK 16TH STREET & COLORADO AVENUE NW WASHINTON DC 20008 CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS MAP AND PARKING LOCATIONS
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    Frommer's DC

    Frommer's says, if crowds turn you off, consider visiting Washington at the end of August, or early September, when Congress is still "out" and families return home to get their children back to school, or between Thanksgiving and mid-January, when Congress leaves again and many people are ensconced in their own holiday-at-home celebrations. Hotel rates are cheapest at this time, too, and many hotels offer attractive packages. If you're thinking of visiting in August, be forewarned: The weather is very hot and humid. Summer is also the season for outdoor concerts, festivals, parades, and other events. [To see the Frommer's artical - click here] This summer may be different! On August 28th, 2011 more than 250,000 visitors will be in Washington, DC to celebrate the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial on the 48th anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
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    Brew At The Zoo

    Proceeds support animal care, conservation science, education, and sustainability at the National Zoo. Food will be available for purchase during the event. Please note: only cash will be accepted; an ATM is located within the event site. The only entrance point to Brew will be through the Connecticut Avenue entrance. FONZ encourages you to take the Red Line to the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo. Tickets include: SOLD OUT * All beer sampling * See participating breweries - CLICK HERE * A commemorative mug * Live music by local band White Ford Bronco If you have questions, please call 202.633.3040.
  18. 14th Street just south of Irving Street: TO SEE THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE - CLICK HERE
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    Prince William County Fair

    The Prince William County Fair is Virginia's largest County Fair.It began in 1949. The average attendance over the past 10 years is over 93,000. Click here to see the slide show
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    2009 Ocean City, MD White Marlin Open

    Ocean City Maryland White Marlin Open Fishing Tournament August 8-12 Click the picture to see the gallery
  21. See The United States Capitol Building Photo Tour Click the picture to begin the slide show If you are interested in visiting The U.S. Capitol Building, timed entry passes are issued first-come, first-served, Monday - Saturday beginning at 9:am. Call (202) 225-6827 for more information.
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    Visit The C & O Canal

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    Crazy panda

    See more panda bears on the National Zoo slideshow! Click the image to see the slideshow
  24. Chincoteague Memorial Park has delighted visitors from across the globe since 1925. Rain or shine, at "slack tide" on the last Wednesday of every July, Chincoteaque's "Saltwater Cowboys" herd about 150 ponies across Assateaque Channel. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW The ponies are rested and then herded and paraded to the carnival grounds. On Thursday ponies are auctioned as a fundraiser to benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.
  25. The Annual Georgetown Garden Tour Slideshow - Click Here Sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club, the tour offers a rare opportunity to view a collection of eight charming Georgetown gardens. The garden tour is within a 10-block square around Christ Church Keith Hall at 31st and O streets Northwest. Click the image to view the gardens of Georgetown slideshow.