Site ColumnsBy Michelle
June 2, 2006 - 9:38 PM
We spent most of Memorial Day weekend outdoors, which might have been a mistake given some of the temperatures - very high for May - that the thermometer reached. Saturday we visited the International Spy Museum with friends in town visiting from Chicago, where we had five kids in all ages three to twelve and everyone had a grand time crawling through ducts, using computer simulations to identify suspected agents and looking at a listening device hidden in doggie doo on the theory that no one would pick it up to check for surveillance equipment. Then we walked along the National Mall, which was crowded with cyclists in town for the annual veterans' ride. Sunday we went downtown again, braving the crowds gathering for the free concert on the Mall, to see the Nationals play the Dodgers...and win!
Then, on Monday, we went to Alexandria, where a replica of the Godspeed - one of the three ships that brought the people who founded the Jamestown colony - was on display along with an exhibit on Virginia's upcoming 400th birthday next year. There was a two and a half hour wait to board the ship, so we decided to wait and try again next weekend when it will be docked in Baltimore and we can arrive earlier in the day! We went to lots of exhibits and displays and made a tile to be part of the giant American flag made of individual family tiles in Jamestown next May. There were also historical children's games, demonstrations of historical crafts and cooking, and a number of computerized and interactive activities -- the most curious of which was an exhibit about great Americans, which included people like Steve Jobs (we're betting that Apple is a sponsor of the exhibit) and various Chrysler and Ford chairmen as well as the person who pioneered stem cell research, but not some of what seem to me to be really obvious big name choices. They'd gone out of their way to seek diversity -- Maria Tallchief, Irving Berlin, Jim Thorpe, Rosa Parks -- but there were a lot of commercial interests represented. Naturally the maritime exhibits were my favorites.
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These were some of the major news items from the end of May 2004:
- Futher Shakeups At Viacom May Affect UPN
As Leslie Moonves became co-president and chief operating officer of Viacom, putting him in charge of Paramount Television and UPN, Paramount Pictures head Jonathan Dolgen announced his resignation.
- Trek Alumni Productions Receive TV Critics' Nods
The Television Critics Association chose former Star Trek: Voyager writer Bryan Fuller's Wonderfalls as one of five shows to compete for Outstanding New Program honours and The Lion In Winter remake starring Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) as a nominee for the Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special prize.
- Trek Stars Among Luminaries At Tony Awards
Stewart handed out a trophy at the 58th Annual Tony Awards for a play that had already won a Pulitzer Prize, though several Star Trek veterans failed to win Broadway's top theatrical honour.
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Today is the birthday of Anthony Montgomery, who plays Travis Mayweather on Enterprise; Tuesday, June 6th is the birthday of Gary Graham, who plays Ambassador Soval on the same series; and Thursday, June 8th is the birthday of James Darren, who plays Vic Fontaine on Deep Space Nine.