South Capitol Gateway Study Published Today

Posted June 4, 2003 at 3:19pm

The D.C. Department of Transportation will release today its study of the South Capitol Street corridor.

The “South Capitol Gateway and Corridor Improvement Study” is part of the larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, a joint project of federal and local agencies to improve transportation, recreation areas and the environmental quality of a 9-mile area from the Tidal Basin to the Maryland state line.

The study, which calls for a “grand boulevard” connecting the Capitol to Maryland, recommends replacing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and constructing a new tunnel beneath the Anacostia River.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spearheaded the effort to fund the study, procuring a $500,000 grant in the fiscal 2002 Transportation spending bill.

Clinton to Sign New Book at Hill Shop

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is scheduled to sign copies of her recently penned autobiography at the Trover Shop.

The Capitol Hill bookstore, 221 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, will host Clinton from noon to 2 p.m. June 12. Clinton’s tome, “Living History,” is set to be released June 9.

Autograph seekers will be required to purchase books at the store, according to a flier advertising the event. Visitors will also not be permitted to bring backpacks, packages or cameras into the shop.

Invitational to Raise Funds for Cancer

This year’s Swinging for Caroline Charity Golf and Tennis Invitational will be held June 9 at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to Hope Street Kids, an initiative of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, founded by Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) and Randy Walker after the 1999 death of their daughter, Carolyn Pryce Walker, from neuroblastoma.

The all-day event kicks off with a continental breakfast and registration at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with an awards reception at 3:30 p.m.

Honorary Congressional Chairmen include: Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Don Nickles (R-Okla.), and Reps. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tom DeLay (R-Texas), Chris John (D-La.), Mike Oxley (R-Ohio), Billy Tauzin (R-La.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

For more information or to RSVP, call Cynthia Duncan at (703) 519-2107 by Friday. The cost of participating in the golf tournament is $5,000 per foursome, or $1,250 per individual. Tennis is $1,000 per individual.

— Jennifer Yachnin and Bree Hocking