- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 27, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

E-mail case hearing 10 a.m. U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth holds a hearing to discuss Judicial Watch's request for an evidentiary hearing in the White House e-mail case. Location: Courtroom 14, U.S. Federal Courthouse, Third and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

Charity fund-raiser 7 p.m. Share Our Strength holds a "Taste of the Nation" food tasting from local restaurants to raise funds for local anti-hunger charities. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/347-5868 or 202/393-3690.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Makes remarks at a memorial service for Daisy Bates, Robinson Auditorium, 6 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, Ark.

12:10 p.m. Makes remarks at dedication ceremony for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock William H. Bowen Law School, Little Rock.

1:40 p.m. Attends reception for the President's Committee of the Arts and Humanities, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for first quarter of 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Cost Index for the first quarter of 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on electric-power competition. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and a bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions employment, safety and training subcommittee holds hearing on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomic standards. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources national parks, historic preservation and recreation subcommittee holds hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to provide for the placement at the Lincoln Memorial of a plaque commemorating Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

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 gathering.

Highlights 8 a.m. Jim Nicholson, Republican National Committee chairman, and Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican, "Gearing Up For Victory: What Can I Do to Make a Difference?"

9:45 a.m. Patricia Harrison, Republican National Committee co-chairman, keynote address.

10:30 a.m. Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, "Education."

1:35 p.m. Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, "Health care."

3:15 p.m. Rep. Tillie Fowler, Florida Republican; Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull; and Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, "The GOP Message."

7 p.m. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Elizabeth Dole, former American Red Cross president; and Rep. Jennifer Dunn, Washington Republican, awards ceremony.

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

Pakistan discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference, "The Future of Pakistan: Between Extremism and Moderation." The speaker is Karamatullah Khan Ghori, Pakistan's ambassador to Turkey. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Telecommunications Act seminar 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar, "Economic Evidence on the Effects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Ministerial meeting 10 a.m. The Inter-American Commission of Women sponsors the first hemispheric ministerial meeting on women's issues. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright participates. Location: Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Humane Society news conference 10 a.m. The Humane Society of the United States holds a news conference to launch an effort to reduce pain and distress in research animals over the next 20 years. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/258-8255.

Book discussion 10 a.m. The International Healing Foundation holds a discussion on the book "Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality." The speaker is the book's author, Richard Cohen. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/805-6111.

Exhibition preview 11 a.m. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History holds a media preview of the exhibition "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga." Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/786-2950 or 202/822-9491.

Snowmobiles news conference 11 a.m. The Interior Department holds a news conference to discuss measures the National Park Service will take to halt escalating recreational use of snowmobiles in units of the national park system. Location: 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Electronic postmark ceremony 11 a.m. Deputy Postmaster General John Nolan announces availability of the USPS Electronic Postmark at a ceremony with PostX Corp. Location: National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: Sue Brennan, 202/268-6353.

Americans for Truth about Homosexuality news conference noon Americans for Truth About Homosexuality holds a news conference to urge homosexuals to stop spreading misinformation and tell the truth about the realities and dangers of the homosexual lifestyle. Representatives from pro-family groups and former homosexuals and lesbians participate. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-4679.

Globalization forum noon Clyde Prestowitz, president of the Economic Strategy Institute, addresses a policy forum on the evolving nature of globalization. Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8554.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon featuring a discussion, "The Moral Issue of the New Millennium." The speaker is Jonathan Granoff, attorney, author, screenwriter and vice president of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Awards ceremony noon American Women in Radio and Television holds a ceremony to present its Esther Van Wagoner Tufty Award and its Leadership Award. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/684-8330.

"Nightline" discussion 1:30 p.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds an "Inside Media" discussion on "Nightline" and its 20th anniversary. Ted Koppel, "Nightline" host, participates. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3753.

Clinton trip discussion 3:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "President Clinton's Trip to South Asia and Future U.S. Policy." The speaker is Thomas Pickering, undersecretary of state for political affairs. Location: Room 511, Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Schneider address 4:15 p.m. American University hosts an address by Mark Schneider, Peace Corps director. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Film screening 6 p.m. Georgetown University presents a screening of "Children of War," a documentary on modern warfare as told by children in Bosnia, Israel, Rwanda and Northern Ireland. Location: Research Auditorium, Medical Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/237-1042.

Awards dinner 6:30 p.m. The YWCA of the USA honors one corporation and five individuals for their efforts to create a more diverse and tolerant society at the second annual racial justice awards dinner. Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/288-8681.

Allen speech 7 p.m. The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds the Warren T. Brookes Memorial Dinner. George F. Allen, former Virginia governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate, delivers the keynote address, discussing contemporary environmental issues. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-1010.

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