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Garden Club Meets, Aug. 6

When someone talks about hosta, do you think of that white-edged, green-centered plant or the even more common plain green one? Did you know that some hosta: are blue? Gold? Grow (and thrive) in the full sun? Grow only a couple inches tall, while others produce flower stalks almost 5 feet high? Produce very fragrant flowers? Grow wild in Japan? Come to the next NIH Garden Club meeting to learn more about the amazing hosta. The meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 6, at noon in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 7. Check the club's Web page for more information: http://www.recgov.org/r&w/garden/.

Frank Speaks at 'Noons in June'

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) visited Bldg. 1's Wilson Hall on June 22 and spoke to NIH'ers on the progress of legislation that would prohibit discrimination and ensure fairness in the workplace for gay and lesbian Americans. Frank, who is openly gay and an advocate of gay issues, said that homosexuals need to put aside their traditional distrust of the political system and participate in the electoral process. "We are winning the culture war, but have not followed up politically," affirmed the congressman, who is founder of the Stonewall Federation, an organization that advances homosexual issues in the Democratic Party and on Capitol Hill. "The single most effective thing to do is to get involved in your local political situation," he said. "People don't understand that members of Congress are driven by what happens back home." The Gay and Lesbian Employee Forum arranged Frank's talk as part of its "Noons in June" seminar series.

R&W Has 'Footloose' Tickets

Save $4 plus a service charge on phone orders by buying your tickets to the Kennedy Center Opera House's production of Footloose, to be staged Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $54 and are available at the R&W activities desk in Bldg. 31. For more information call 496-4600.


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