Site ColumnsBy Michelle
April 7, 2006 - 9:29 PM
Last weekend was the most gorgeous weekend of the year in DC - the days when the cherry blossoms peaked around the Tidal Basin by the Jefferson Memorial. (Technically the Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival are this weekend, but the blooms were at their finest a week ago.) We went downtown to see them and got sunburned walking around the major monuments - the Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt memorials and the Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II memorials. People were flying kites and dangling their feet in the fountains and it was just lovely.
Also last weekend we went to an American Revolution skirmish reenactment at Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason. The battle was fun - not historically accurate, since the British never actually raided Gunston Hall, though they planned to try to raid both Mason's plantation and George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon by sailing up the Potomac River. But what was really interesting were the exhibits on the framing of the US Constitution and how Mason refused to sign it without a Bill of Rights attached to protect individuals. He had drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and ultimately it was the basis for the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Locally he's most famous for his business dealings - he was a very successful farmer, merchant shipper and estate builder - so it was fascinating to be in his home and at his memorial in DC proper on successive days.
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These were some of the major news items from April 2004:
- Billingsley Plays Voyeur On 'Damage' Set
John Billingsley (Phlox) did what the good doctor would do and watched the filming of the shower love scene between Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) and Connor Trinneer (Tucker), saying that love scenes are really more uncomfortable than sexy when one is performing in them.
- As May Sweeps Approach, Cancellations Continue
Though Enterprise was spared for the time being, former Star Trek writer Bryan Fuller's Wonderfalls on FOX and two UPN shows, Game Over and The Parkers, were given the axe.
- Affiliate Claims 'Enterprise' Will Return This Fall
The programming coordinator for UPN 11 in Seattle, Washington claimed that affiliates had been told that Enterprise would come back for a fourth season; they were being asked to bill "Zero Hour" as a season finale, not a series finale.
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