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Yahoo Lists 17

Me and my husband/lover were blown away that there are only seventeen celebrities on the recent list of gay and lesbian stars.

The Yahoo site is below
http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/out-and-proud-in-hollywood/2050

Sad, that we’re almost a decade into the 21st century and so few of these folks will make their self known.

It blows my mind that in the 1920s and 30s so many of the actresses and even some of the actors and behind the scenes people cross-dressed and the media used coded words to rely the behaviors of these people in Hollywood.

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WWII Memorial

I play volleyball every Tuesday down behind the Lincoln Memorial. When I rode home on my bike I passed the WWII Memorial on the Mall. I wasn’t a fan of having the space near the reflecting pool used and was less impressive with the highly questionable architecture.

It bums me out to think that the Vets could have had a memorial years ago if the Congress hadn’t been so cheap with Washington. The Congress discussed funding a stadium in honor of the servicemen and women in 1945!

The stadium had a 200,000seat capacity. It also included an exhibition hall and other amenities as part of a cultural complex.

Attached is one of the original designs. Tell me what you think.

It is a rather dull cross but another version, advanced by H.A. Kuljian & Company, (drawings at the Smithsonian Institution Archives), argued for a circular stadium to maximize sight lines, particularly for football games. This would also allow for the elimination of intervening posts and columns, creating a clear unhampered “line of vision” for every spectator.

Both firms would locate the stadium on the grounds near where RFK currently sits. The US Senate in 1945 would not pass a resolution that would have authorized $150,000 for creating the design plans for the stadium under provisions for a postwar development project. Several members insisted on private funds being used to build the stadium. Others argued for the materials and funds to be used to clean up the city in Southwest; the funding for the urban renewal projects that demolished much of that quadrant of DC.

Stadiums

Interesting story on traveling to stadiums in MLB.

http://sports.espn.go.com/travel/news/story?id=3446513

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