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2014-04-04 23:01:09

Virtually visit this National Park Service Memorial on the National Mall. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Visitors will flock to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC today to pay their respects to Dr. King and reflect on his powerful messages. EarthCam invites people around the world to remember the work of MLK with its new high definition webcam at the memorial, delivering an eye-to-eye perspective for a unique viewing experience. In...

2013-07-08 23:00:28

Partnership with National Park Service delivers innovative experience of the National Mall. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Washington Monument has reopened – well at least virtually – thanks to views from a new webcam donated by EarthCam. Mounted to the scaffolding on the pyramidion of the treasured landmark, the HD megapixel camera system delivers views from the highest vantage point in Washington, DC. The webcam is being launched by the partnership of EarthCam and the...

2005-10-13 14:56:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities closed the Washington Monument on Thursday for unspecified reasons, less than one week after a telephone bomb threat prompted them to evacuate the popular tourist attraction. A local NBC affiliate said the landmark on the National Mall was closed because of a new telephoned bomb threat but Sgt. Scott Fear of the U.S. Park Police declined to give a reason for the closure. "The Washington Monument is temporarily closed and we are looking into a...

2005-10-07 16:28:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Monument was evacuated because of a telephone bomb threat but nothing dangerous was found after a search of the area, law enforcement officials said on Friday. Sgt. Scott Fear of the National Park Police said on CNN television people were evacuated from the 555-foot (170-meter) obelisk on the National Mall after a threat was phoned in at 2:24 p.m. EDT (1824 GMT). Nearly two hours later, federal officials said the area was all clear after nothing...

2005-10-07 15:05:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Monument was evacuated and the streets around it blocked off because of a bomb threat, a law enforcement official said on Friday. People were evacuated from the 555-foot obelisk on the National Mall because of the threat, the official said. The threat was made by telephone at 2:24 p.m. EDT (1824 GMT), Sgt. Scott Fear of the National Park Police said on CNN television. About an hour after the threat, Fear said officers were doing a thorough check...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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