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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Wings Over Washington Kite Club
The Washington Monument is set to be illuminated at sunset Monday, marking what National Park Service officials call a "milestone" in the three-year plan to repair earthquake damage to the famous structure.
With surgeonlike care and precision, Don Stark gently replaced a splintered kite dowel with a new one, tied a series of loops in the white string to demonstrate its sturdiness, returned the kite to the relieved owner, then turned to the next person waiting for the "kite doctor" at the Blossom Kite Festival on Sunday.
This year was supposed to mark the inaugural Blossom Kite Festival on the Mall, the National Cherry Blossom Festival having taken the event's strings from the Smithsonian Institution.