The “Cathedral of Junk” is, by nearly every measure, irregular. It’s equal parts art work and urban jungle gym; improvised wedding chapel and theater venue; an Austin, Tex., landmark and the life’s work of a man named Vincent Hannemann. In March, Austin’s Code Compliance Department told Hannemann that he either had to obtain a building permit and a certificate of occupancy, or tear down the 33-foot-tall, 60-ton sculpture.
President-elect Barack Obama began the day before his inauguration with an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit with injured troops. Continue reading
As the holidays come to an end, many charities are being held accountable for their fund raising and expenditures amid recent concerns about how some nonprofit organizations are run. Philanthropy experts consider the rules and regulations surrounding charities. Continue reading
Organizations that deliver free medical care worldwide, often in emergencies, recently visited rural Virginia to provide more than 1,000 people with all types of health services. Susan Dentzer provides a report. Continue reading