- The Washington Times - Friday, April 21, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Arafat appearance 9 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker program holds a discussion on the status of the Middle East peace process. Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Crucifixion procession 2:30 p.m. Archdiocese of Washington holds a "Via Crucis" (Way of The Cross), a procession to symbolize Christ's crucifixion. Participants include Cardinal James Hickey, archdiocese of Washington, and Francisco Gonzalez, vicar for Hispanics, Archdiocese of Washington. Location: Our Lady Queen of the Americas, 2200 California St. NW. Contact: 301/853-4516.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public appearances scheduled.

FEDERAL

8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Service and Health Resources and Services Administration sponsor a meeting of the advisory committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-1468.

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Service and the Food and Drug Administration hold a meeting of the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. The board will discuss their review of research at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and discuss Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dietary Supplement Strategic Plan, the Office of Women's Health research plan, joint FDA and industry training, and strategies for maintaining the quality of science at FDA. Location: 5630 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 1066, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-6687.

8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Special Emphasis Panel in Electrical and Communications Systems. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 390, Arlington. Contact: 703/306-1339.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

World trade seminar 8 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a seminar on "Chinese Membership in The World Trade Organization: Domestic Economic and Political Implications for China." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Natural gas conference 9 a.m. International Gas Center concludes the Worldwide Natural Gas Trade and Regulation Roundtable. Location: Swissotel Washington, 2650 Virginia Ave. Contact: 703/741-3944.

Internet seminar 9 a.m. Georgetown University Networked Media Center concludes its seminar on "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web." Location: Georgetown University, Networked Media Center, Suite 309, 3520 Prospect St. NW. Contact: 202/687-3752.

California election news conference 9:30 a.m. Goddard Clausen holds a news conference on California's political parties' contention that the blanket primary election adopted in a 1996 ballot initiative violates the First Amendment's freedom of association. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-6200.

Palestinian rights news conference 10 a.m. Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation holds a news conference regarding the Palestinian right of return and repatriation and to discuss legal alternatives for the Palestinian people. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 517/393-4735.

Business seminar 9 a.m. Let's Talk Business Network holds a seminar on "Entrepreneurial Mastermind." Location: Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Drive, Vienna. Contact: 703/472-5623.

Environmental news conference 11 a.m. Rainforest Action Network holds a news conference to discuss the linkage between campaign finance corruption and environmental destruction. Location: First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 781/894-1179.

Good Friday ceremony noon Washington National Cathedral holds Good Friday Three Hours Devotion. Choir of Men and Boys participates. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2198.

Film noon National Archives presents a screening of the film "American Photography: A Century of Images - Episode 3: Photography Transformed, 1960-1999." Location: National Archives, Theater, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Religious ceremony 1 p.m. Archdiocese of Washington holds a "Liturgy of the Lord's Passion." Location: Cathedral of St. Matthew, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/853-4516.

Arts center reception 7 p.m. The District of Columbia Arts Center holds a reception to celebrate the opening of its new exhibition "The House of the World: Selected Works by J.W. Mahoney, 1983-2000." Location: The District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/462-7833.

Life of Christ re-enactment 7 p.m. Shrine of the Sacred Heart performs a dramatization of Jesus Christ's life in a Spanish language Passion Play.

Highlights 8:30 p.m. Multi-cultural outdoor prayer procession though Columbia Heights follows the performance.

Location: Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 16th Street and Pine Road NW. Contact: 301/853-4516.

Hellenic voters discussion 7 p.m. The Delian League of Washington, D.C., and United Hellenic Voters hold a panel discussion on "Strengthening Regional Stability: Prospects for a Greek-Turkish Rapprochement." Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/488-3115.

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