Two very different Washingtonians from very different worlds are going to be remembered at separate services today. The funeral for homeless activist Mitch Snyder will be at noon in front of the shelter he founded at Second and D streets NW. And socialite Steve Martindale, who died of AIDS last month, will be remembered at a memorial service this evening at All Souls Episcopal Church on Cathedral Avenue, just off Connecticut Avenue. Among the speakers scheduled there is Helen Ver Standig (Madame Wellington). Noticeably absent from the list are all those socially prominent and politically powerful friends who attended so many Martindale parties or attended other parties with him.

Out and About D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has reportedly sold the rights to his life story for a television movie. According to New York Daily News columnist Liz Smith, Barry sold the rights to Van Gordon Sauter to be made into a movie for Warner Television and NBC. Sauter, the former president of CBS News, is the producer of an upcoming talk show with Jesse Jackson. A spokesman for Warner, however, acknowledged only that talks were going on, but said "no deal has been struck and no deal will be struck until after the trial." According to Smith, the project does not include the participation of Barry's wife, Effi, who is said to be working on her own book project ...

It's logical, but it did seem strange reading Forbes magazine list of "the world's billionaires" to find two drug dealers on it. Among the 271 families or individuals in the world with net assets of more than $1 billion are Colombia's Pablo Escobar Gaviria, head of the notorious Medellin cocaine cartel, and Colombia's Ochoa family... . But the flamboyant Donald Trump, who was listed last year at $1.7 billion, was not included this time. In fact, in April Forbes listed his worth at about half a billion, though some think it's lower ...

Hospital Report: Country singer Tammy Wynette has been hospitalized in Nashville with a respiratory infection. The 48-year-old singer canceled a performance Saturday in Branson, Mo., and was treated in a hospital emergency room there. She was transferred to Nashville to an unnamed hospital where a spokesman for her said she will be for the rest of the week ...

Landing in Rome for her concert tour and aware that Italy's Catholic establishment is calling her performance blasphemous, Madonna invited the clerics to come and watch the show. Raised a Catholic, Madonna said, "I am aware the Vatican and some Catholic communities are accusing my show of being sinful and blasphemous and that they are trying to stop people from seeing it. I appeal to you, just men and women of the Catholic Church: Come and see my show and then judge." She was soberly dressed in black and wearing a pearl necklace. A Catholic lobby group had issued an appeal that her show be banned, which Madonna said made her blood boil ...

If you've wondered how the economic summit ended up being held in Houston, there is an explanation on a brochure pitching a $25 book, "The Economic Summit: A Pictorial History." It's all very simple when you read the quote from President Bush from last July: "The fact that Jim Baker is from Houston and I'm from Houston and Bob Mosbacher is from Texas should have nothing to do (laughter) with where the next summit is going to be" ...