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Friday, February 18, 2005; Page B03


Nationals Job Fair Planned for Tomorrow

City officials will hold a job fair tomorrow to fill 900 new positions at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium for the coming Washington Nationals season.

Recruiters will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the D.C. Amory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE, to do screening and interviews for jobs including floor supervisor, grill cook, parking attendant, bartender and stand manager. Employees will work for all home games for the Nationals baseball team and the D.C. United soccer team.

_____About the National Zoo_____
Baby Cats Debut at National Zoo (Associated Press, Feb 4, 2005)
Report on Zoo Cites Progress And Problems (The Washington Post, Jan 20, 2005)
Zoo Found Deficient in Monkey's Death (The Washington Post, Jan 8, 2005)
More About the Zoo
Giant Pandas Special Report

Job seekers must bring two forms of identification. For more information, contact the Department of Employment Services at 202-724-7000.

Federal Workers' Charitable Giving Grows

Federal workers in the Washington area pledged a record $55 million to the local Combined Federal Campaign, the annual charity fundraising drive among the area's federal workforce -- 8.5 percent more than the previous year, the campaign announced.

The funds, raised during last fall's campaign, will benefit more than 3,200 charities, the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area said yesterday.

More than 164,000 military and civilian employees out of the 348,000-member workforce in the Washington area contributed to the fall 2004 campaign. That is 7,500 more donors than in the previous year, it said.

The estimated average gift climbed to $333.58 from $322 in 2003.

Public Asked to Name 2 Cheetah Cubs

The National Zoo is having a contest to name two of its four cheetah cubs, and participants will be eligible to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo's Cheetah Conservation Center.

The contest, announced by Friends of the National Zoo, the zoo's nonprofit support organization, will continue through March 17. To vote, participants can log on to the group's Web site at www.fonz.org/cheetahcontest.htm and select from names favored by the cheetah keepers, three for a female cub and three for a male cub.

The cubs, the first born at the zoo, are nearly 3 months old.


Hatfill Seeks to Question Journalists

Former Army scientist Steven J. Hatfill, who is suing the federal government over leaks in the anthrax investigation, is arguing that a court ruling this week makes clear that he has a right to question reporters in his case.

Hatfill's lawyers are citing an opinion released Tuesday, in an unrelated case, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that reporters have no First Amendment right to conceal confidential sources in a criminal investigation. In a filing Wednesday, Hatfill's attorneys said the appellate opinion, involving the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity, would apply to Hatfill's case as well.

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