- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 17, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Immigration issues briefing 9 a.m. The European-American Business Council presents a policy briefing titled "Business Immigration Issues in the U.S. Congress: H-1B Visas, INS Reorganization and the Spousal Equity Act." The speaker is Lynn Shotwell, director of government relations at the American Council on International Personnel. Location: Suite 700, Nortel Networks, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-9292.

E-mail evidence hearing 11 a.m. White House and Northrop Grumman officials testify during an evidentiary hearing about cover-up and obstruction-of-justice charges against the the Clinton-Gore administration in retrieving missing e-mails connected to Judicial Watch's $90 million "Filegate" lawsuit. Location: Courtroom 21, Federal Courthouse, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

7 p.m. Accepts the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, Staples Center, Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting on assessing future regulatory research needs of nuclear experts from the government, the nuclear industry, academia, and the public, to seek stakeholder input on the role and future direction of nuclear regulatory research. Location: Marriott Residence Inn, 7335 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/415-6293.

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act scientific advisory panel, to review a set of scientific issues being considered by the agency pertaining to an assessment of the human carcinogenic potential of malathion. Location: Holiday Inn-Ballston, 4610 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-5369.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

National Black Nurses Association conference all day The National Black Nurses Association hosts its 28th Annual Institute and Conference: "Capital Ideas, Monumental Solutions: Nursing in the 21st Century." Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 301/589-3200.

National Medical Association convention all day The National Medical Association holds its 2000 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. The schedule includes sessions on general internal medicine, hematology and oncology, and managed care trends in practice management and fiscal reimbursement. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/347-1895.

National Institutes of Health conference 8 a.m. The National Institutes of Health holds an NIH Consensus Development Conference, "Antenatal Corticosteroids Revisited: Repeat Courses." Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2968.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants conference 8 a.m. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants presents a 2000 AICPA National Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update Conference post-conference workshop on "GASB No. 34: Working Your Way Through Implementation." Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

Small Business Administration loans discussion 9 a.m. The Small Business Administration's Washington Office presents a program titled "SBA Loans: Financing to Develop, Grow and Expand Your Business." Location: Suite 200, Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 703/277-7700.

Swearing-in ceremony 9 a.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service conducts three ceremonies (9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m.) to swear in 450 immigrants as United States citizens. Location: Room 318, George Mason University Arlington Professional Campus, 3401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-1565.

Performance 10 a.m. Friends of the National Arboretum hosts a performance interpreting the role of beneficial bugs in the garden. The participants are Washington Youth Garden's "Soul Bugs" (35 D.C. elementary schoolchildren). Location: Washington Youth Garden, National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Contact: 202/544-8733.

National Association of Manufacturers briefing 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a Summer Recess Briefing on Resource and Environmental Policy Issues, regarding "backdoor" rule-making and its effects on energy supply policy. Location: Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Accuracy In Media luncheon noon Accuracy In Media holds an AIM-McDowell Luncheon, featuring, "A Drug Fighter Who Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk." The speaker is Joyce Nalepka, president and founder of America Cares Inc. Location: Lu Garden Restaurant, 629 H St. NW. Contact: 202/364-4401.

Agricultural leaders luncheon noon The Montgomery County Fair and the Library of Congress Local Legacies Project host an agricultural leaders luncheon to feature the inclusion of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center as a Library of Congress Local Legacy. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participates. Location: Heritage Dining Hall (Building 8), Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Contact: 202/225-5341.

Luncheon presentation 12:30 p.m. The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America hosts a luncheon presentation by NBC Correspondent Pete Williams. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Film screening 12:30 p.m. The Institute for Policy Studies holds a film screening and discussion on "International Harm Reduction Programs: How Do Other Countries Deal With Drugs?" The program includes excerpts from "The Crier Report: America's War on Drugs: Searching for Solutions," ABC News, and "Containing the Fallout," Australia. The speaker is Alan Clear, executive director of the Harm Reduction Coalition. Location: 755 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382.

Leadership summit 1 p.m. The National League of Cities holds its Eighth Annual Leadership Summit of Local Elected Officials.

Highlights 1 p.m. Barbara Mackoff, psychologist, "A Perspective on Leadership."

5:30 p.m. Reception.

Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/626-3176.

Grand opening 2 p.m. The Connecticut Schools of Broadcasting sponsors a "Grand Opening" of its new campus. Location: 2170 Crystal Plaza Arcade #38, Arlington. Contact: 703/415-7600.

Open house 4 p.m. Tech Trader holds a Recruiting Open House. Location: Suite 210, 1120 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/872-8550.

Africa forum 4 p.m. The National Summit on Africa and Howard University's Department of African Studies sponsor a special forum to discuss President Clinton's upcoming trip to Nigeria. The participants include Susan Rice, assistant secretary of state for African affairs; Gayle Smith and Leonard Robinson, National Summit on Africa; and Robert Cummings, chairman of Howard University's Department of African Studies. Location: Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/887-9682.

Concert 5:30 p.m. The Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District sponsors a free concert featuring Heatwave. Location: Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/544-7881.

Meeting 6:30 p.m. The Center for Community Change holds a meeting on "Save D.C. General Hospital." Location: Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W St. SE. Contact: 202/339-9336.

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