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History of the United States Capitol

By: William C. Allen

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The United States Capitol is one of the most familiar sights in the world. The image of this stately building and its unforgettable dome is carried around the globe in countless television programs, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, books, and souvenirs. Each year millions of people come to see the Capitol in person and to observe American democracy in its day-to-day operation. The doors to the Capitol are open to all who wish to enter-no fee charged, no in...

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The United States Capitol and Congress

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The most recognized symbol of democratic government in the world, the United States Capitol has housed Congress since 1800. The Capitol is where Congress meets to write the laws of this nation, and where presidents are inaugurated and deliver their annual State of the Union messages. For nearly two centuries, the Capitol has grown along with the nation, adding new wings to accommodate the increasing number of senators and representatives as new states entered th...

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History of the United States Capitol : Captain M. C. Meigs, Engine...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Capitol extension project had been under way less than two years when it was transferred to the War Department. It was not immediately clear how the architect would function within the new arrangement, but Walter would no longer engage in business dealings, contract negotiations, or the hiring of any workmen except those in his drafting room. This aspect of the change was not altogether unwelcome, as he considered the business part of the job bothersome. Gla...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

The Pope receives a vision that includes the names of four men: a U.S. Senator, a covert military intelligence agent, a priest from a small parish, and the head of the Italian mafia. These men form an alliance to eliminate the drug cartels of the world to save the children of the future against the backdrop of political power struggle.

Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope knelt his thin, angular body before it; his white cassock cascaded across the red, soft cushion. He gently entwined the ebony rosary beads between his fingers, crossed himself in the supplicant tradition, and kissed the crucifix as he closed his eyes a...

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Death of the Genius of the Capitol

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: B 12-1. Bust of Brumidi against a newly conserved panel in the Brumidi Corridors. In recent years, the artist of the Captiol has been honored by this marble portrait and by the program to conserve his murals. United States Senate Collection. Fig. 12-2. Commemorative plaque in Glenwood Cemetery. Brumidi’s grave in the Germon family plot was marked in 1951 through the efforts of Myrtle Cheney Murdock. Photo: Theodor Horydczac.

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The National Capitol : Its Architecture, Art and History

By: George Cochrane Hazelton
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Capitol Window Trim, Ca. 1806

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 22, 1827, members of the House of Representatives spent the afternoon debating the merits of legislation aimed at the gradual improvement of the navy. Two days later, the subject of discussion was licensing ships engaged in mackerel fishing. On both occasions the galleries were full of sightseers who had come to the Capitol to have a look around and see Congress in action. Visitors watched from galleries located behind the chamber’s magnificent Corin...

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History of the United States a Chronicle of Design, Construction, ...

By: William Alan Bartley

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: List Of Illustrations;Foreword-Alan M. Hantman; Preface; Chapter 1. Grandeur On The Potomac; Jefferson And Latrobe; Destruction And Restoration, 1814-1817; The Bulfinch Years, 1818-1829; An Unsettled Time, 1830-1850; Thomas U. Walter And The Capitol Extension; Captain M. C. Meigs, Engineer In Charge; Pride And Strife; Calm And Calamity; The Clark Years, 1865-1902; Civic Improvements; Views Of History; Notes; Bibliography; Index ...

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Gems of the Capitol : Chapter 8

By: Government Printing Office

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Excerpt: For expenses necessary for the administration of the Department of Justice, $79, 448, 000A $87, 534, 000, of which not to exceed $3, 317, 000 is for the Facilities Program 2000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 43 permanent positions and 44 full-time equivalent workyears and $8, 136, 000 shall be expended for the Department Leadership Program exclusive of augmentation that occurred in these offices in fiscal year 1997: Provided fu...

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Transfer of Learning : Issues and Research Agenda Report of a Work...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On March 21-22, 2002, a workshop on transfer of knowledge was held at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop was funded by the NSF and organized by the late Rodney Cocking from NSF and by Jose Mestre from the University of Massachusetts. For one and one-half days 12 NSF program officers and 22 participants, representing diverse fields such as developmental, social and cognitive psychology, educational media/technology, cognitive sci...

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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism : Who Becomes a Terroris...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Legal Reference Publication

Preface: The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies. The emergence of amorphous and largely unknown terrorist individuals and groups operating independently (freelancers) and the new recruitment patterns of some groups, such as recruiting suicide commandos, female and child terrorists, and scientists capable of dev...

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Innovation and Organizational Change

By: Government Printing Office

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Excerpt: The Innovation and Organizational Change (IOC) program seeks to create and apply fundamental new knowledge with the aim of improving the effectiveness of the design, administration, and management of organizations, including industrial, educational, service, government, nonprofit and voluntary organizations. Additionally, the program seeks a better understanding of how teamwork, coordination, and institutional arrangements contribute to innovation. The program e...

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Workshop on Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research

By: Charles C. Ragin

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: We wish to thank Dr. Reeve Vanneman, former NSF Sociology Program Director, and Dr. Richard Lempert, NSF Social & Economic Sciences Division Director, for their help in planning this workshop, Dr. Cheryl Eavey, NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program Director, for co-sponsoring the workshop, Orrine Abraham, Karen Duke, and C. Michelle Jenkins, NSF Social and Political Sciences Cluster staff members, for their administrative and technical support, He...

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Influence of Alcohol and Drugs on Women's Utilization of the Polic...

By: Ira W. Hutchison

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Almost one-fourth (23 .O%) of the women interviewed indicated that their partners “very often” or “almost always” got drunk when they drank. According to over one-fourth of victims (29.3%), their partners used cocaine at least once a month, and over one-third (39.0%) indicated a similar frequency for marijuana use.

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Public Involvement : Community Policing in Chicago

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Observers assessed beat meeting “mechanics,” the extent to which Chicago’s problem-solving model was implemented, and efforts to sustain citizen participation. Beat meeting mechanics. Some of the meeting components summarized in table 2 represent beat meeting mechanics. Observers reported there was a clear agenda, either printed or clearly announced, for 65 percent of the meetings. Under the department’s guidelines, each beat is supposed to have a civilian “faci...

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Table 14 Acts Authorizing or Containing Appropriations

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Pub. L. 1998 Page 105-185 June 23 To ensure that federally funded agricultural research, extension, and education address high-priority concerns with national or multistate significance, to reform, extend, and eliminate certain agricultural research programs, and for other purposes ... 1287 105-282 Oct. 26 To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the administrative site for the Rogue River National Forest and use the proceeds for the construction or i...

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Problem Solving in Practice : Implementing Community Policing in C...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Chicago Police Department has adopted a problem-solving approach to crime and disorder-the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)-as part of a move toward community-oriented policing. With more than 16, 600 employees, Chicago’s police department is the second largest in the United States, serving nearly 3 million people and responding to calls over a 225-square-mile area. The size and complexity of the CAPS initiative have generated significant changes...

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Promising Strategies to Reduce Substance Abuse

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Drug and alcohol abuse, drug trafficking, and related criminal activity remain serious problems that affect the lives of most Americans. Under the leadership of President Clinton and in cooperation with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the U.S. Department of Justice has promoted and pursued an approach that combines prevention, treatment, and enforcement to break the cycle of substance abuse and crime. Promising Strategies to Reduce Substance Abuse il...

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Research Prospectus

By: Raymond C. Fisher

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Celebrations in honor of NIJ’s 30th anniversary and the approaching new century and millennium mark a natural time for the Nation to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going in developing a better understanding of crime. Here at the National Institute of Justice, we recall key milestones in our journey to build a body of knowledge about crime and justice: understanding about criminal careers, the connection between drugs and crime, the relationships bet...

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Developing a Partnership between a University and a Police Departm...

By: Raymond Hunt

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Raymond G. Hunt is a professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management. He has written on police leadership and strategic planning. He served as the project director for the partnership project. Pamela K. Beal is the Director of the University at Buffalo University Community Initiative’s Regional Community Policing Center in Buffalo, New York. During the partnership project she served as the project manager and co-project director. She is the primary c...

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