Posts Tagged ‘bill line’

National Park Service Spokesman Reportedly Dead by Suicide

WTOP's Mark Segraves is reporting on Twitter that longtime National Park Service Public Information Officer Bill Line was found dead in his home yesterday of an apparent suicide.
I just talked to an MPD spokesman who could not confirm that Line was the victim but told me: "On the 7th at about 8:42 we received a [...]

The Never Ending Tourmobile

There’s something comfortingly nostalgic about the blue and white tour buses that trundle around the National Mall—low to the ground, license-plate-free—every day except the Fourth of July and Christmas. The Tourmobile’s old school-bus-style bench seats, the retro font, and the festive patter of tour narrators as they herald each upcoming attraction call to mind a [...]

Insecurity Blanket

It might seem reasonable that the death of America’s most wanted international terrorist would lead to a relaxation in the high security level that’s reigned since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which happened 10 years ago this fall.
But as anyone who’s lived in the District for much of the last decade knows, security responses aren’t [...]

Solar Decathlon Gets Booted From the Mall, National Park Service Applauds

Yesterday, DCist passed along the news that the Solar Decathlon–the competitive annual event showcasing innovations in solar technology–was looking for another site this year, since the Department of Energy and National Park Service had decided that it would negatively impact the long-term health of the National Mall, which has hosted the event in the four [...]

Give That Man a Role on The Daily Show

At this point, it's perplexing to see how National Park Service spokesman Bill Line still has a job. He hasn't talked to me since refusing to provide a map I wanted for this story—except for leaving the longest phone message I have ever received to yell about about the "bias" in this other story (the NPS is [...]

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