Cassandra Burrell. Resume for Cassandra Burrell. Biography. Congress politics journalism NABJ reporter
Cassandra R. Burrell
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- 1987 to 2000: The Associated Press.
- 1990 to 2000: Washington Bureau
- Congressional reporter, general assignment national news, local news staffer.
- 1987 to 1990: Pittsburgh Correspondency
- 1985 to 1987: City News Service of Los Angeles.
- Covered Los Angeles' Board of Education, general assignment, police beat. Weekend overnight desk editor.
- 1985 to 1986: The Los Angeles Times Poll.
- Interviewed survey respondents for the Los Angeles Times Poll.
- 1983 to 1984: The Kansas City Star.
- Covered Kansas City news for regional zoned edition.
- 1982 to 1983: Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal.
- Covered Corvallis City Council, school board, Benton County Courthouse, the cities of Monroe and Philomath and anything else that happened in an area 35 miles south of Salem.
- 1982: Albany (Ore.) Democrat-Herald.
- City Hall and general assignment.
- 1981: The Gresham (Ore.) Outlook.
- Covered city halls of three small cities, a community college and general assignment.
- 1980: R.I. History magazine.
- 1979: "NewsCenter 12," WPRI-TV, Providence, R.I.
- 1979: "Sunday Exchange," WJAR-TV, Providence, R.I.
- 1976 to 1978: Brown Daily Herald.
- Reporter for college newspaper.
- 1977 to 1978: Brown Daily Herald.
- Photographer for college newspaper.
- 1975 to 1976: "Student News," KLCS-TV, Los Angeles.
- News editor, education editor, reporter for a weekly news show put together by students from various Los Angeles high schools.
- 1974 to 1975: The Federalist.
Education and Awards:
*Stories I broke.
- Auditors criticize housing program.*
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ Government auditors say a housing program championed by the Clinton administration is a poorly conceived, poorly run waste of money that is tainted by politics, and they have recommended that the Department of Housing and Urban Development shut it down. Oct. 7, 1999.
- Republicans step up pressure in INS Commissioner.
- WASHINGTON -- Two House Republicans say they're run out of patience with INS Commissioner Doris Meissner and want her fired unless she acts quickly to improve detention and deportation of
illegal aliens. Feb. 12, 1999.
- Y2K - Already Causing Big Problems For Some.
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ Never mind that the year 2000 hasn't arrived yet. It turned businessman Mark Yarsike's first day as a gourmet produce grocer into a nightmare. Feb. 10, 1999.
- Justice files suit to kill airline deal.
- WASHINGTON — Northwest Airlines' planned purchase of a controlling stake in Continental Airlines would reduce competition, raise prices for travelers and lower the quality of service, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit Friday. Oct. 23, 1998.
- GOP, Democrats differ on motives for release Clinton videotape.
- WASHINGTON -- Republicans said releasing the videotape of President Clinton's grand jury testimony will clarify differences between Clinton's version of events and Kenneth Starr's report. Democrats called it an attempt to humiliate the president. Sept. 18, 1998.
- Senate passes online gambling ban.
- WASHINGTON - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to try to shut down the billion-dollar Internet gambling industry, calling it addictive, a corrupting influence on the young and a source of crime growing out of control. July 24, 1998.
- Justice Department says Microsoft threatens computer makers.
- Compaq Computer Corp. had a plan to make it easier for buyers of its new computers to use Netscape Navigator to explore the Internet instead of using Microsoft Corp.'s Internet browser. But, according to court documents, Compaq had a change of heart when Microsoft threatened to deny its ultra-popular Windows 95 computer operating system to Compaq unless the computer maker used Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Oct. 23, 1997.
- Spy agency hits free trade in scrambling technology.
- WASHINGTON (AP) -- A plan to relax restrictions on the export of U.S. technology that scrambles computer messages into unbreakable codes would threaten national security, an official of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Wednesday. July 30, 1997.
- Printer destroys Byrd's history of Senate.
- WASHINGTON (July 21, 1997 8:33 p.m. EDT) -- Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. But those who destroy history books had better watch out for Sen. Robert C. Byrd. An indignant Byrd subjected the Government Printing Office to a tongue-lashing over the destruction of more than 3,000 books that were part of "The Senate 1789-1989," a four-volume, 3,009-page history he compiled. July 21, 1997.
- U.S. Commerce Official Calls Computer-Export Rules Unenforceable.
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Commerce Department official denied that Clinton administration export policies let U.S.
supercomputers be used by hostile nations for weapons and said old controls are now unworkable. The president's 1995 decision to loosen export controls on supercomputers and other high-tech products recognized that technology is advancing at lightning speed and already is available throughout the world, William A. Reinsch, the Commerce Department's undersecretary for export administration, said on Wednesday. June 13, 1997.
- House votes ban on flag burning.
- WASHINGTON -- A constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to outlaw flag-burning sailed through the House on Thursday but faces a less certain future in the Senate, where the idea was rejected two years ago. June 13, 1997.
- Sen. Hatch says special prosecutor inevitable.
- WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he does not see how Attorney General Janet Reno can avoid seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Democratic fund-raising activities. April 7, 1997.
- Helms: Change chemical treaty or it dies.
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen. Jesse Helms vowed yesterday that a proposed treaty to ban chemical weapons worldwide will never leave his Senate Foreign Relations Committee unless supporters give him the changes he wants in it. March 3, 1997.
- Victims Tell Senate Panel About Horrors of `Date-Rape Drug.'
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ The past three years of Joy Diliello's life have been haunted by what she thought was a simple act of hospitality: the offer of a soft drink from a trusted friend, she told a Senate panel Tuesday. The drink apparently was spiked with Rohypnol, a powerful tranquilizer better known as the "date-rape drug." July 16, 1996.
- Some GOP conservatives say political rhetoric smears legal immigrants.
- WASHINGTON (AP) - Justifiable concern over stemming the flow of illegal aliens is expanding into "an ugly antipathy toward all immigrants," Republican activists William Bennett and Jack Kemp said today in a thinly veiled slap at GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. Feb. 28, 1996.
- Tense Immigration Debate Drawing Near In Congress.
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ The heated debate over whether America should cut the rising numbers of legal immigrants entering the country has put NASA astrophysicist C.T. Vanajakski on edge, upsetting her sleep and her appetite. Feb. 19, 1996.
- Flying Barbies on Display at Air and Space Museum.
- WASHINGTON (AP) _ Before there was Sally Ride, there was Barbie. Some feminists may sneer, but little girls were clamoring for "Miss Astronaut" Barbie _ clad in a pearl gray space suit adorned with tiny black zippers _ years before the U.S. space program took the idea of women astronauts seriously. May 10, 1995.