Library of Congress Puts Macau Maps Online

Posted June 24, 2003 at 1:35pm

The Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division recently launched an online presentation of 16 maps of Macau — Europe’s oldest permanent settlement in Asia — in the “Map Collections, 1500-2003” of the American Memory Web site.

Among the maps available online are a 1696 British Buccaneer Atlas and a Chinese Street Map from 1952.

The former Portuguese colony — which includes the city of Macau on a Chinese peninsula and the small islands of Taipa and Colôane — was first established in 1557. In 1987, China and Portugal issued a Joint Declaration on the Question of Macau, agreeing that the 21-square-kilometer administrative region would be returned to Chinese control on Dec. 20, 1999.

The materials can be viewed by going to memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/macau/macau.html.

Award Foundation Honors Mann, Monk

The Congressional Award Foundation today will present its Horizon Award to former Washington Redskins Charles Mann and Art Monk.

The former football players are co-founders of the nonprofit group the Good Samaritan Foundation, which focuses on higher education and leadership development for children.

Additionally, the foundation will present the Congressional Award Gold Medal, its highest achievement award, to 155 youths.

The award is presented to youths between the ages of 14 and 23 who complete requirements in four areas: volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.

Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is one of two medals awarded by Congress. The other is the Medal of Honor.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building.

ANC to Consider Recommendations

A joint ANC 6A/6C meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Capital Children’s Museum, 800 Third St. NE.

The H Street Northeast zoning and overlay recommendations jointly developed between the ANC 6A and 6C zoning committees over the past two months will be the subject of the two and a half hour meeting.

Attendees will consider the adoption and recommendation to the Office of Planning of the recommendations approved at the May 22 meeting as well as proposed zoning incentives and special exceptions.

Free Summer Film Festival to Begin July 14

The annual Screen on the Green summer film festival will kick off July 14.

The free outdoor series, which runs Monday evenings through Aug. 11, begins with the 1958 classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” starring Burl Ives, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor as members of the wealthy Pollit family.

The festival schedule includes “The Postman Always Rings Twice” on July 21. Based on a novel by James M. Cain, the 1946 movie stars Lana Turner and John Garfield.

Oscar-winning “Mutiny on the Bounty” (1935) is set to play July 28, followed on Aug. 4 by “Jailhouse Rock” (1957) starring Elvis Presley. The series will conclude Aug. 11 with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

This year’s festival, sponsored by HBO and America Online, has relocated to the Mall, along Constitution Avenue Northwest, between Fourth and Seventh streets. All screenings begin at sundown.

— Bree Hocking and Jennifer Yachnin