- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 26, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Gun-control talk 6 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum holds a discussion, "Why Gun Control Is Bad for Women." The speaker is John R. Lott Jr., senior research scholar at Yale University. Location: 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Republican National Committee gala 7:30 p.m. The Republican National Committee holds its annual gala, featuring Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Location: D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/883-8550.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9:25 a.m. Attends a Families USA release of "Still Rising: Drug Price Increases for Seniors, 1999-2000," White House.

12:45 p.m. Tours Remote Data Systems and views a demonstration of broadband technology, Whiteville, N.C.

1:05 p.m. Participates in a roundtable discussion with CEOs, small business owners and state and local officials, Remote Data Systems.

2:30 p.m. Makes remarks to the community of Whiteville, Whiteville Train Depot, Whiteville.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10:45 a.m. Makes remarks about giving more Americans access to prescription drugs, Multipurpose Room, South End Senior Center, East Hartford, Conn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for March 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-699, Boy Scouts of America vs. Dale; and, consolidated for one hour, Docket Number 98-829, Florida Dept. of Corrections vs. Dickson and Docket Number 99-423, Alsbrook vs. Arkansas. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on draft legislation to reauthorize the Indian sections of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 defense appropriations. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on medical-records privacy. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

11 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds hearing on stem-cell research. Actor Christopher Reeve testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

GOP women's forum all day The Republican Women Leaders Forum holds its third annual Republican Women Leaders Forum.

Highlights 9:20 a.m. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, "The Republican Vision."

10:30 a.m. Haley Barbour, former chairman of the Republican National Committee; Linda DiVall, American Viewpoint; William Kristol, the Weekly Standard; and Kate O'Beirne, National Review: "Ask The Pundits."

Noon Rep. Jennifer Dunn of Washington; Mrs. Hutchison; Texas Gov. George W. Bush, presumptive Republican presidential candidate, and his wife, Laura Bush: "For Our Daughters."

7 p.m. "Paths To Power: Panel Discussion With Top Women CEOs."

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/549-2485 or 202/213-1300.

National Head Start Association conference all day The National Head Start Association holds its 27th annual training conference. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala speaks at 6:30 p.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/739-0875.

Foreign policy conference 9 a.m. The State Department and the Hispanic Council on International Relations hold a U.S. foreign-policy conference.

Highlight 8 p.m. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright addresses the Hispanic Council on International Relations dinner, Organization of American States, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW.

Location: Loy Henderson Conference Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0793 or 202/647-3448.

Negative campaigns discussion 9:30 a.m. American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds a panel discussion, "Are Negative Campaigns Destroying Elections?" Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Nuclear-power study news conference 9:30 a.m. Public Citizen, the Star Foundation, and the Radiation and Public Health Project hold a news conference to discuss a new study, which contends that infant mortality rates around five nuclear-power reactors dropped after the reactors closed. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/588-7742.

Office of National Drug Control Policy news conference 10 a.m. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) holds a news conference to announce two new anti-drug public service announcements. Retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, ONDCP director, and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participate. Location: Fifth-floor main auditorium, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/395-6618 or 202/828-8869.

Academic Achievement for All Act news conference 10 a.m. The Education Leaders Council holds a news conference on the Academic Achievement for All Act reauthorization. Location: Arlington Traditional Elementary School, 855 North Edison St., Arlington. Contact: 202/822-9000.

Survey release 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and DirectAdvice.com hold a news conference to release a national opinion survey that shows a large majority of Americans believe that their lifestyle will decline in retirement. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-1116.

Teacher-quality debate discussion 12:30 p.m. The Education Leaders Council holds a panel discussion, "Making Sense of the Teacher-Quality Debate." Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/822-9000.

National Shooting Sports Foundation news conference 1 p.m. The National Shooting Sports Foundation holds a news conference to make a major announcement concerning the firearms industry. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/299-9470.

Energy Department news conference 1 p.m. The Energy Department holds a news conference to announce the agenda for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Ministers' Conference, "Turning Vision into Reality," May 10-12, in San Diego. Location: Suite 898, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Russian-American relations discussion 1:15 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on Russian-American relations. The speaker is Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Igor Ivanov. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Biological-weapons discussion 3 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion, "Biological Weapons: The Peril, the Prospects, the Policy." Location: Riggs Library, Healy Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-1639.

Chernobyl briefing 4 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Chernobyl's Continuing Political Fallout in Belarus." Stanislau Shushkevich, Social Democratic Assembly chairman, and former Belarus president, participates. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Internet workshop 6:30 p.m. D.C. Web Women holds "Take Our Kids on the Web," workshops for local youths to learn about Internet safety and Web-page design. Locations: WestLake Internet Training, second floor, 2440 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; University of Maryland, College Park; and Fig Leaf Software, Suite 220, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/715-9860.

Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The National Defense Industrial Association holds its annual award dinner to recognize distinguished Americans who have promoted a close working relationship between government and industry. The participants include Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, recipient of the James Forrestal Memorial Award. Location: Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 703/522-1820.

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