- The Washington Times - Monday, April 24, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Library of Congress anniversary noon Library of Congress celebrates its 200th birthday with a celebration. Gen. Colin Powell, magician David Copperfield, Big Bird, The U.S. Army Blues Band and The "Saturday Night Live" Band give live outdoor performances. Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, and the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/707-9189.

White House Easter Egg Roll 10 a.m. President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton participate in the annual event. Location: White House Lawn. Contact: 202/456-7150.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. White House Lawn. Contact: 202/456-7150.

2 p.m. Attends a luncheon for Rep. Michael P. Forbes, New York Republican, private residence, Manhattan, N.Y.

8 p.m. Attends a Democratic National committee dinner with Mrs. Clinton, New York Sheraton Hotel, 811 Seventh St., New York.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

6:30 p.m. Attends a Democratic National Committee reception with Tipper Gore, New York Sheraton Hotel, 811 Seventh St., New York.

8 p.m. Attends a Democratic National committee dinner with Mrs. Gore, New York Sheraton Hotel, 811 Seventh St., New York.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

Diet supplements safety meeting 9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration to obtain public comment on safety concerns that have been raised regarding structure/function claims for dietary supplements used during pregnancy. Location: Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Pkwy., Crystal Ballroom, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-5468.

Cancer progress review meeting 11:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute to discuss the Colorectal Cancer Progress Review Group Report. Location: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A03, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1458.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case: Castillo vs. United States and California Democratic Party vs. Jones.

Location: 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

Library anniversary commemoration all day Library of Congress commemorates its 200th anniversary with a birthday celebration.

Highlights noon retired Gen. Colin Powell, magician David Copperfield, Big Bird, The U.S. Army Blues Band, and The "Saturday Night Live" Band give live outdoor performances.

12:30 p.m. Librarian of Congress James Billington; Big Bird and Maria from "Sesame Street."

2 p.m. "Living Legends" Luncheon.

3 p.m. Media availability, "Living Legends," Room 103, Thomas Jefferson Building.

Location: Library Of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, and the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/707-9189.

Business conference all day VentureOne begins the VentureOne Premiere: Unveiling the Nation's Best Seed Stage Companies. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. Contact: 415/357-2100.

Work-force technology workshop 8:30 a.m. National Academies holds a workshop on "Workforce Needs in Information Technology." Location: National Research Council, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2605.

Army science board meeting 8:30 a.m. National Academies Board on Army Science and Technology holds a meeting of its Board on Army Science and Technology. Location: National Research Council, Cecil and Ida Green Building, Room GR 104, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3983.

Federal policy discussion 9 a.m. Washington Legal Foundation holds a panel discussion, "Is Rhetoric or Reality Driving The Debate Over Federal Climate Change Policy?" Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Census Bureau program 9 a.m. U.S. Census Bureau kicks off the enumerator training program for Census 2000 non-response follow-up. Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt participates. Location: St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Community Activity Room, 3305 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church. Contact: 301/457-3691.

Health coverage news conference 9:30 a.m. The Center for Studying Health System Change holds a news conference to release its new report, "Recent Trends in Children's Health Insurance Coverage: No Gains for Low-Income Children." Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/484-3475.

Abortion news conference 10 a.m. Operation Rescue and the Christian Defense Coalition holds a news conference on the Supreme Court's hearing of oral arguments in the Nebraska abortion case Stenberg vs. Carhart. The Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition director, participates. Location: Supreme Court, 1st and Maryland avenues NE. Contact: 800/349-1917.

Head Start training conference 10 a.m. National Head Start Association holds its "27th Annual Training Conference." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/739-0875.

Apprenticeship program launch 10:30 a.m. Washington Convention Center sponsors the official launch of the "Step-Up" Apprenticeship Program. Location: The Washington Convention Center, Room 34, 900 9th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-1107.

Iraq news conference 10:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to discuss humanitarian conditions in Iraq. Rep. Tony P. Hall, Ohio Democrat, participates. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1217.

Census news conference 11 a.m. National Neighborhood Coalition and the Center for Community Change hold a news conference to highlight the importance of census data in addressing, employment, housing, transportation and economic development needs in low-income communities. Location: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Haskins Room, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/342-0594.

Census Phase 2 Kickoff 11 a.m. Census 2000 and the District of Columbia hold a Census 2000 Second Phase Kickoff of the "Because You Count" program. Mayor Anthony Williams participates. Location: Potomac Gardens Public Housing, 700 12th St. SE. Contact: 202/442-4027.

Russian history lecture noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a lecture on "Russian Writers and the Slippages of History." Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Film noon National Archives presents a screening of the film "The Fighting Lady." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Optical ability lecture noon National Institutes of Health holds a lecture on "Cortical Dynamics and Visual Perception." Dr. Charles Gilbert, Rockefeller University, participates. Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-2232.

Black politics discussion 12:30 p.m. Close Up Foundation holds a discussion with Alvin Williams of Black America's Political Action Committee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/706-3483.

Army symposium 1 p.m. Association of the United States Army (AUSA) holds a symposium, "Information Assurance and Battlefield Visualization: Keys to Army Vision: Persuasive in Peace, Invincible in War."

Highlights 7 p.m. Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, director, National Security Agency, guest of honor.

Location: Marriott Fairview Park Hotel, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/907-2613.

Israeli history lecture 6 p.m. Israeli Embassy holds a lecture on "Encounters: A Personal Journey Through Israeli History." Isaac Stern, violinist, participates. Location: Israeli Embassy, Jerusalem Hall, 3514 International Drive NW. Contact: 202/364-5447.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on the book "Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas." Author Colin Woodard participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Film 7 p.m. Smithsonian Associates presents a screening of the film "The Last September." Location: Natural History Museum, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-4260.

Transportation meeting 8 p.m. Allied Civic Group holds a meeting on transportation. Transportation Director Ronald Kirby, Washington Council of Governments, and Transportation Planner John Mathias, Montgomery County Planning Department. Location: Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/949-5452.

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