SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Number One Observatory Circle

Number One Observatory Circle is the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. Located on the northeast grounds of the U. S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D. C. the house was built in 1893 for its superintendent. The Chief of Naval Operations liked the house so much that in 1923 he took over the house for himself, it remained the residence of the CNO until 1974, when Congress authorized its transformation to an official residence for the Vice President, though a temporary one. In fact, by law, it is still the "official temporary residence of the Vice President of the United States"; the 1974 congressional authorization covered the cost of furnishing the house. Although Number One Observatory Circle was made available to the Vice President in 1974, more than two years passed before a Vice President lived full-time in the house. Vice President Gerald Ford became President, his Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller used the home for entertaining as he had a well-secured residence in Washington, D.

C. though the Rockefellers donated millions of dollars' worth of furnishings to the house. Vice President Walter Mondale was the first Vice President; every Vice President since has lived there. The Vice Presidential mansion was refurbished by the United States Navy in early 2001, only delaying the move of Vice President Dick Cheney and his family; the house at One Observatory Circle was designed by architect Leon E. Dessez and built in 1893 for $20,000 for the use of the superintendent of the Naval Observatory, the original resident, it was built on 13 acres of land, part of a 73-acre farm called Northview, which the Navy purchased in 1880. The observatory was moved from Foggy Bottom to its new location the same year the house was completed and twelve Observatory Superintendents lived in what was known as The Superintendent's House. In 1928, with the passage of Public Law 630, Congress appropriated it for the Chief of Naval Operations, in June 1929 Charles Frederick Hughes became the first resident of what would become known as Admiral's House.

For the next 45 years it served as the home of such Admirals as Richard H. Leigh, Chester W. Nimitz and Elmo Zumwalt; the home was dark red brick. In 1960, it was painted "feather" gray and, in 1963, white with black shutters. Now it is cream colored. In 1966, in response to the John F. Kennedy assassination, Congress passed a law creating "an official residence for the Vice President of the United States in the District of Columbia" and designating "approximately ten acres at the United States Naval Observatory" for such use; the exact location was to be determined by GAO and the Navy and construction was to commence on the residence when funding was available once the Vietnam War was over. In the interim, the Secret Service paid for expensive upgrades to the private homes of Vice-Presidents Hubert Humphrey, Spiro Agnew, Gerald R. Ford. Agnew only lived in his house for three months before resigning, shortly thereafter sold it at a large profit, in part because of the upgrades paid for by the government.

This resulted in a minor scandal, a subsequent investigation showed that it would be cheaper to set up the new Vice-Presidential residence rather than continue to secure private homes. In July 1974, Congress passed a new law to make Admiral's House the "official temporary residence of the Vice-President of the United States" effective upon the termination of service of the incumbent Chief of Naval Operations. Work began on preparing Admiral's House to be temporary Vice-President's residence that fall, after Nixon's resignation and the CNO was moved to Quarters A at the Navy Yard; the house formally opened as the vice presidential residence in September 1975. However, Nelson Rockefeller, the vice president at the time, chose to live in his larger private home instead and only used Admiral's House for entertaining. In January 1977, Walter Mondale became the first vice president to live in the house, it has served as the home of every vice president since. Instead of building a new Vice-Presidential residence, One Observatory Circle continued to have extensive remodels.

In 1976, the Navy spent $276,000 to replace 22 window units with steam heat and central air conditioning. In 1980, the leaky roof was replaced with slate; the Bushes raised $187,000 for carpeting and upholstery when they moved in in 1981, the next year the Navy spent $34,000 to repair the porch roof. $225,000 was spent to repair interior and exterior walls damaged by water seepage, $8,000 more to build a small master bedroom. In 1989, new Vice President Dan Quayle delayed his move in by a month for an extensive $300,000 remodelling that included a rebuilt third floor with bedrooms suitable for children, a wheelchair-accessible entrance and an upgraded bathroom off the Vice Presidents room. A putting green was added in 1989 and a swimming pool, hot tub and pool house in 1991 – all paid for by private donations. A 525-square-foot skylit exercise room was added to the rooftop around that time. During this time numerous security enhancements were performed. By 1991, the Navy, responsible for upkeep on the residence, decided that Congress was never going to build a permanent Vice President's residence and decided to remodel and repair the house.

Incoming Vice President Al Gore agreed to delay his move into the house by nearly six months to allow for the largest renovation of the house since 1974. The $1.6 million repair job replaced the heati

Matías Boeker

Matías Boeker is a former professional tennis player from the United States. Playing for the University of Georgia in 2001, Boeker became just the third player in NCAA history to win the Division I singles and team titles in the same year. Boeker, who partnered Travis Parrott in the doubles, was named the Southeastern Conference Male Athlete of the Year. In 2002 he won the singles championship again, to become the first person since Mikael Pernfors in 1985 to win back-to-back titles, he was an All-American in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Boeker doubles at the 2002 US Open, he lost in the opening round of the singles to Thomas Enqvist and was beaten in the first round of the doubles to Wayne Arthurs and Andrew Kratzmann

Remind Me to Forget

"Remind Me to Forget" is a song recorded by Norwegian record producer Kygo, featuring guest vocals from American singer Miguel. Written by David Phelan, Alex Oriet, Phil Plested and produced by Kygo, it was released on 16 March 2018 by Sony Music, Ultra Music and RCA Records, as the third single from Kygo's second studio album, Kids in Love. On 8 March 2018, a short clip of the song first surfaced on the internet. On 10 March 2018, Kygo announced the song on Instagram and Facebook with a series of promotional photos. "Remind Me to Forget" is a midtempo electro, tropical house and R&B track about "learning to let go of a love lost". "Remind Me to Forget" received positive reviews from music critics. Shanté Honeycutt of Billboard noted the song's potential to become "a summer dance jam", regarding it as a memorable song despite the title, writing: "Kygo's lighthearted production is a match for Miguel's powerhouse vocals". Kevin Goddard of HotNewHipHop called the song "another strong addition to both artist's growing catalog of hits", writing that it features an "uptempo and infectious dance-friendly production from Kygo", on which "Miguel shows off his vocals".

Essence's Rachaell Davis wrote that "the song features Miguel delivering his signature vocals over an infectious beat". Artistdirect deemed the song a mixture of Kygo's "upbeat tropical house sound" and "Miguel's seductive and sultry vocals", resulting in "an endlessly-playable melody". Rap-Up described the collaboration as "dance floor-ready", on which Miguel's "soothing" vocals are backed by "Kygo's melodic, pulsing instrumental". Karlie Powell of Your EDM opined that the song "bridges the gap between EDM and mainstream", as the two artists "play off each other's styles for a straight up unforgettable result"; the music video of "Remind Me to Forget" was released on 6 May 2018 on Kygo's official YouTube channel. It features Miguel in a room where walls and furniture around him smash into pieces. On 14 May 2018, Miguel performed the song live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Credit adapted from Tidal. Kygo – production David Phelan – composition Alex Oriet – composition Phil Plested – composition Serban Ghenea – mix engineering Randy Merrill – master engineering John Hanes – engineering Live from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on YouTube