But then, it's the U.S. Postal Service . . . Rep. Patricia Schroeder decided she would send a congratulatory note to the new head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. William P. Crow Jr., and it had the proper address: The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 20301. The letter returned to her office this week, however, stamped: "Return to Sender Insufficient Address" . . .
Filming is under way this week in New York on Nora Ephron's novel "Heartburn," the thinly disguised account of the breakup of her marriage to Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. Ephron, who is also the screenwriter, has been seen watching actress Meryl Streep play the lead role . . .
First Lady Nancy Reagan is giving her first television interview since the president's operation. She will be interviewed at the White House today by John McLaughlin for his WRC-TV "One-on-One" to be aired at 11 a.m. Sunday. The program will later be carried over PBS stations . . .
The House Appropriations Committee voted this week to designate the block of 15th Street just south of Independence Avenue at the site of the planned U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as Raoul Wallenberg Place, in honor of the Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II, but who disappeared at the end of the war . . .
Rep. Claudine Schneider and her husband of 12 years, Eric Schneider, were divorced this week in Rhode Island . . .
More depressing news . . . A report out of Los Angeles says that the brilliant character actor Benjamin (Scatman) Crothers who had major roles in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "The Shining," has an inoperable tumor behind his left lung. He will undergo chemotherapy. Crothers also played the garbage man on the hit television series "Chico and the Man" . . .
With the threat of a major baseball strike, the two Washingtonians -- Eric Yaverbaum and Jonathan Sawyer -- who have formed a strike protest group are being deluged with support. They have received some 40,000 letters of support from fans who like their "Strike Back" threat of a fan boycott of the number of games a strike would last . . .