Hill’s Angels Triumph In HomeCourt Game

Posted April 8, 2003 at 4:44pm

Breaking a three-year losing streak, the Hill’s Angels bested the Hoyas Lawyas, 54-49, in the 16th Annual HomeCourt basketball game Wednesday night.

Proceeds from the charity game, played between Members of Congress and Georgetown University law professors, benefited the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

The team — coached by Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) and captained and managed by Rep. Lane Evans (D-Ill.) — pulled ahead in the fourth quarter and never looked back.

In addition to the game, a student committee organized a faculty bartending night at the law school and a silent auction. All in all, the events raised $171,490.

Group Appeals Boys Town Permits

The Southeast Citizens for Smart Development Inc. appealed the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs’ conversion of Boys Town’s original building permits to single-family home permits at a Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing April 1.

The Boys Town facilities concerned in the appeal are at Pennsylvania and Potomac avenues Southeast.

SCSD is requesting that the BZA require Boys Town to secure a zoning special exception in order to use the structures as single-family dwellings.

The BZA will hear rebuttals and closing arguments April 15. Boys Town is expected to file a motion to dismiss the appeal, said Ellen Opper-Weiner of SCSD. A decision could be issued as soon as that day, though no decision will be finalized until a written order is issued by the board, which is not expected until later.

CHAMPS Foundation To Fund Good Works

The Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals Community Foundation has begun accepting applications for neighborhood improvement grants of up to $1,500.

The grants will go to work proposals benefiting the Capitol Hill environment, particularly children’s enrichment and education, neighborhood beautification and arts projects.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 11. For more information about the grants and to receive an application worksheet, contact Stephanie Deutsch at (202) 547-8624 or e-mail scd@his.com.

Cemetery Association Hosts Annual Meeting

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery will host its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will take place in the cemetery’s chapel, 1801 E St. SE.

The agenda will include a review of recently completed restoration work as well as the Congressionally funded landscape and architectural study now under way.

Barbara Franco, president of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., will also speak about the opening of the City Museum.

Society to Mark Anniversary of Premiere

Holocaust survivor Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) will be on hand when the Jewish Historical Society marks the 60th anniversary of the premiere of “We Will Never Die: a Mass Memorial to the Two Million Dead of Europe,” with a program at noon Thursday in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The event will highlight the work of activist Peter Bergson, screenwriter Ben Hecht and other Hollywood figures, whose efforts helped to expose the massacres of Jews in Nazi Europe. In addition to insights by scholars, the program will feature readings from the script, a display of images from the original program and a showcase film of the pageant.

“We Will Never Die” boasts an original score by Kurt Weill. It starred Edward G. Robinson, Paul Muni and Sylvia Sydney and opened at Madison Square Garden in 1943.

— Bree Hocking and Jennifer Yachnin