Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, everything is an experiment – even the parking lot.
Animal keeper Matt Neff called Alex like he would call a dog. “Hey, Alex, C’mere! Come on, bud!” Neff said.
 
 
 
Front Text Region Sep 9, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - Tourists be prepared: That zoom lens might come in handy.

Sean McMinn Sep 9, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - Tourists be prepared: That zoom lens might come in handy.

Sean McMinn Sep 8, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush share the stage at the Newseum in Washington on Monday to launch a new leadership training program. The Presidential Leadership Scholars is a product of their two presidential centers, along with those of Lyndon Johnson and George H.W. Bush. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush share the stage at the Newseum in Washington on Monday to launch a new leadership training program. The Presidential Leadership Scholars is a product of their two presidential centers, along with those of Lyndon Johnson and George H.W. Bush. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - The duo announcing its new leadership training program Monday certainly had the credentials to back it up.

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Aug 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Summer 2014 interns, from left: Kate Winkle, Xander Zellner, Anna Giles, Daniel Wheaton, Erin Bell, Hispanic Link intern Juan Romero, Megan Card, post-grad fellow Gavin Stern. SHFWire photoClick on photo to enlarge or download: Summer 2014 interns, from left: Kate Winkle, Xander Zellner, Anna Giles, Daniel Wheaton, Erin Bell, Hispanic Link intern Juan Romero, Megan Card, post-grad fellow Gavin Stern. SHFWire photoThe Scripps Howard Foundation Wire is on hiatus until mid-September. The summer interns are off to their next adventures.

Xander Zellner - Summer 2014 Aug 15, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Conception Picciotto stands her ground during protests outside of the White House. She’s been vocal about her support for Palestine during the conflict in the Middle East. SHFW Photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Conception Picciotto stands her ground during protests outside of the White House. She’s been vocal about her support for Palestine during the conflict in the Middle East. SHFW Photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON – It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon outside  the White House, and there are two dueling protests.

Megan Card - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Michael Patrick Hearn, literary scholar and a leading authority on “The Wizard of Oz,” says members of the 1939 cast referred to their time on set as “uncomfortable,” and at times, “unbearable.” Hearn was the keynote speaker at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of the movie at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Michael Patrick Hearn, literary scholar and a leading authority on “The Wizard of Oz,” says members of the 1939 cast referred to their time on set as “uncomfortable,” and at times, “unbearable.” Hearn was the keynote speaker at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of the movie at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – Glinda the Good Witch was a diva on set. And Frank Morgan, a.k.a. the Wizard of Oz, may have been stumbling down the yellow brick road instead of skipping because of the amount of alcohol he was drinking.

Erin Bell - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Eric Sheptock, 45, stands in front of the Community for Creative Nonviolence, a shelter for homeless people in Washington. Sheptock has been homeless on and off for 20 years, and came to Washington when he began getting involved in antiwar protests. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Eric Sheptock, 45, stands in front of the Community for Creative Nonviolence, a shelter for homeless people in Washington. Sheptock has been homeless on and off for 20 years, and came to Washington when he began getting involved in antiwar protests. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Eric Sheptock, 45, went to jail for sleeping outside.

Kate Winkle - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Committee to Protect Journalists Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch talks to New York Times reporter James Risen before a Thursday press conference at the National Press Club. Free press organizations gathered to support Risen, who has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department to reveal a source. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: Committee to Protect Journalists Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch talks to New York Times reporter James Risen before a Thursday press conference at the National Press Club. Free press organizations gathered to support Risen, who has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department to reveal a source. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleWASHINGTON – The fight for the First Amendment and New York Times reporter James Risen isn’t over.

Daniel Wheaton - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Researchers track eye movement of the driver inside the Human Factors Research Lab. That data is compiled into a heat map to show where people look when they drive. Screen capture by Dan Wolfe, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research CenterClick on photo to enlarge or download: Researchers track eye movement of the driver inside the Human Factors Research Lab. That data is compiled into a heat map to show where people look when they drive. Screen capture by Dan Wolfe, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

This story is second in a four part series on transportation research. Part 1, 2, 3, 4.

MCLEAN, Va. – David Yang didn’t have to call shotgun to sit next to President Barack Obama.

Daniel Wheaton - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Researchers at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center conduct a long-term experiment on mockup bridge in the parking lot. Eventually, the beam will snap. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Researchers at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center conduct a long-term experiment on mockup bridge in the parking lot. Eventually, the beam will snap. SHFWire photo by Daniel Wheaton

This story is first in a four part series on transportation research. Part 1, 2, 3, 4.

MCLEAN, Va. – At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, everything is an experiment – even the parking lot.

Daniel Wheaton - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A container of half-inch steel metal filings sits on a counter in the Structures Lab at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Mixed with concrete, the filings improve its durability. Called ultra-high-performance concrete, it has already been used in more than 20 bridges nationwide. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: A container of half-inch steel metal filings sits on a counter in the Structures Lab at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Mixed with concrete, the filings improve its durability. Called ultra-high-performance concrete, it has already been used in more than 20 bridges nationwide. SHFWire photo by Daniel Wheaton

This is the final story in a four part series on transportation research. Part 1, 2, 3, 4.

MCLEAN, Va. – At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, researchers are hard at work trying to build bridges over troubled water.

Daniel Wheaton - Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: An off-brand X-Box controller and a tablet computer sit on the Cadillac SRX’s console. The controller is able to control the vehicle, but a driver is still needed to steer. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: An off-brand X-Box controller and a tablet computer sit on the Cadillac SRX’s console. The controller is able to control the vehicle, but a driver is still needed to steer. SHFWire photo by Daniel Wheaton

 

This story is third in a four part series on transportation research. Part 1, 2, 3, 4.

MCLEAN, Va. – While Taylor Lochrane was driving through a heavy rainstorm in Virginia, the lack of visibility didn’t worry him.

Anna Giles- Summer 2014 Aug 14, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Eric Olsen, associate director of the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, said Central American governments are not able to ensure the safety of children who are repatriated from the United States. SHFWire Photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: Eric Olsen, associate director of the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, said Central American governments are not able to ensure the safety of children who are repatriated from the United States. SHFWire Photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON – Central American governments are not fully equipped to resettle children who return home after leaving or being deported from the United States, experts on the region say.

Kate Winkle - Summer 2014 Aug 13, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Crystal Saunders, a Safety/Hospitality worker for the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, stands outside a Metro Center Station exit, looking for people who may need help. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: Crystal Saunders, a Safety/Hospitality worker for the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, stands outside a Metro Center Station exit, looking for people who may need help. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleThis story is part three of a series about unique jobs in Washington. Some jobs are necessary for the city to function or require a special set of skills, but all are cogs in the wheel that makes Washington tick.

Part 1, 2, 3, 4

WASHINGTON – Crystal Saunders’ smiling face greeted patrons as they ascended the escalators at the Metro Center station exit. She made a beeline for the people staring bemusedly at the street and digging out maps that stretched the lengths of their arms.

Kate Winkle - Summer 2014 Aug 13, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Animal keeper Lauren Augustine checks on an emerald tree monitor in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: Animal keeper Lauren Augustine checks on an emerald tree monitor in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleThis story is the final part of a series about unique jobs in Washington. Some jobs are necessary for the city to function or require a special set of skills, but all are cogs in the wheel that makes Washington tick.

Part 1, 2, 3, 4

WASHINGTON – Animal keeper Matt Neff called Alex like he would call a dog.

“Hey, Alex, C’mere! Come on, bud!” Neff said.

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