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  1. What is the price you are asking?
  2. Ayo

    Women's Support Group

    Is this group open to Lesbian and Bisexual women?
  3. Free, publicly available outdoor Wi-Fi access debuted here Wednesday morning with the launch of a wireless hotspot in front of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Capitol Visitors' Center. Sponsored by the non-profit Open Park Project, the Capitol Hill hotspot is the initial step in the organization's plan to provide free public wireless Internet service across the entire two-mile long National Mall. Open Park co-founder Greg Staple told a small crowd engulfed by the usual noisy protests in front of the Supreme Court, the hotspot "will give the public outside the Capitol the same quick Internet access for research, e-mail and news that their representatives enjoy inside their offices." With equipment donated by Tropos Networks of San Mateo, Calif., and backhaul support by DC Access, a Capitol Hill wireless Internet service provider, Staple said the group hopes to establish a mesh of free hotspots on the Mall this summer. The ultimate goal is create a public Wi-Fi zone by next year from the Washington Monument to Capitol Hill that will also serve as a national test bed for new wireless applications. "I like to think of Wi-Fi as a technology for turning your laptop or personal digital assistant into a cordless phone for the Internet," said Staple, a Washington telecommunications lawyer. "All you need is a Wi-Fi radio base station, or access point and that's what Open Park is going to provide." Staple said Open Park decided to start on the east end of the Mall because the space "has long been central to American democracy. It is the home of the U.S. Congress and site of the Supreme Court and it's one of the most popular sites that is visited day and day out." The Supreme Court neighborhood also has more private buildings with a line of sight for Wi-Fi base stations than the west end of the Mall, which is lined with the massive national museums and flanked by federal buildings. As Amnesty International staged an elaborate protest a few yards away over the Bush administration's indefinite detainment of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist activities, Staple added, "With the basic habeas corpus rights of American citizens being argued in the Supreme Court right behind us, it's hard to think of a better site to start the first hotspot for democracy." Kevin Werbach, a technology analyst and an another co-founder of Open Park, said in a statement, "Washington policymakers deserve a first hand look at how quickly innovation can develop in unlicensed spectrum bands such as those used by Wi-Fi. From Wi-Fi phones to radio location tags to portable guides for park rangers, the possibilities are extraordinary." U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who was debating the Internet access tax ban in the Senate chamber across the street from the Supreme Court plaza, said in a statement, "The high visibility of the National Mall makes it an excellent place to showcase the exciting potential of new wireless technology." Wyden added, "Just as important is the symbolism of making advanced communications connectivity available on a public basis on the public land around the core institutions and memorials of our democracy." Staple said the project will eventually involve about six mesh networks that will allow roving up and down the Mall. In addition to Tropos and DC Access, other groups involved in the Mall Wi-Fi project include DeepCoolClear and Airimba Wireless, which will provide back-end network management and authentication services. "We welcome the support of other high tech companies and individuals in implementing this vision," said Leo Cloutier, a telecommunications consultant who serves as the project's chief technical adviser and network architect. "We believe that Washington deserves a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi net on the Mall. Open Park is focused on marshaling the resources necessary to provide this 21st Century community service."
  4. Where are you located? Would you be interested in donating it to one of the District's schools?
  5. Ayo

    Need More Cultural Boards

    DC Discussions needs dedicate forums for our city's many different cultures. Keep up the good work. P.S. Are my post from the old message boards gone?
  6. Washington’s historic Lincoln Theatre will welcome its first resident company this fall. True Colors Theatre Company, a national acting company based in Atlanta, will perform Langston Hughes’ Tambourines to Glory in September. According to spokesmen from both the Lincoln Theatre and True Colors, the partnership began a few years ago. "It initially started almost two years ago when the board president of the Lincoln Theatre spoke to the president of the True Colors Board of Directors," said Deneene Brockington, the Lincoln Theatre's general manager. "There was a common interest of wanting to expand offering African-American professional theater in D.C." Kenny Leon, the True Colors artistic director, and True Colors board members decided the neighborhood along the U Street corridor and the history of the Lincoln Theatre were a "natural fit" for True Colors, said company Communications Director Jenny Constantino. "Kenny feels like the nation’s capital and Atlanta, the capital of the south, both have a rich African-American culture... the partnership seemed to fit," Constantino said. True Colors is finishing its inaugural season in Atlanta this spring. The company’s mission is to create theater "grounded in Negro-American classics," interpret world drama and commit to diverse new voices. According to Trista Hargrove, a True Colors spokeswoman in Washington, True Colors plans to grow into a national touring company based in both Atlanta and the District. True Colors will perform shows in Atlanta first and then bring them to the District. The company will have residence in both cities, she said. The Lincoln Theatre currently serves as a rental house, but is focusing on transitioning the theater to be able to present its own series, Brockington said. "The True Colors partnership represents us transitioning into that mode," she said. The partnership makes sense, Constantino said. "True Colors is a theater company without a theater, and the Lincoln Theatre is a theater without a company," she noted. True Colors’ partnership with the Lincoln Theatre begins with a two-week production this fall with an increase in the number of productions to two or three next year. It is important for the company to connect with the community, Hargrove said. True Colors plans to use a local choir in this fall’s gospel-inspired performance. Tambourines to Glory is tentatively set to open Sept. 16.
  7. God I think I remember him at a United Negro College fund raising event. Very nice man.