- The Washington Times - Friday, August 18, 2000

HEADLINERS

Rural sociology meeting — all day — The Rural Sociological Society holds its 63rd Annual Meeting, "Policy and Rural Communities: Challenges for the 21st Century." Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 360/650-7571.

E-mail evidence hearing — 10 a.m. — White House and Northrop Grumman officials testify during an evidentiary hearing about cover-up and obstruction-of-justice charges against the Clinton-Gore administration in retrieving missing e-mails connected to Judicial Watch's $90 million "Filegate" lawsuit. Note: A news conference will be held on the courthouse steps following the day's proceedings. Location: Courtroom 21, Federal Courthouse, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to La Crosse, Wis., with vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman to begin a four-day river trip (Aug. 18-21) down the Mississippi River to Dubuque, Iowa; Moline, Ill.; Keokuk, Iowa; and concluding in Hannibal, Mo.
Highlights — 9:20 a.m. — Bon voyage, Riverside Park, La Crosse.
7:15 p.m. — Rally for supporters, Lawler Park, Fischer and Water streets, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Commerce Department releases report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for June 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
2 p.m. — Treasury Department issues the Treasury Statement (the "monthly budget") for July 2000. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

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 N. 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

Leadership summit — all day — The National League of Cities holds its eighth annual Leadership Summit of local elected officials.
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professor and Criminal Justice Institute director, "Building Inclusive Communities by Undoing Racism."
1:45 p.m. — "Thriving in the Technology Economy."
4:15 p.m. — Wrap up for the day.
6 p.m. — Reception.
Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/626-3176.
National Black Chamber of Commerce convention — all day — The National Black Chamber of Commerce holds its eighth annual convention.
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Plenary session, "E-Commerce: The Ability to Do Business with Anyone, Anywhere in the World."
10:30 a.m. — Concurrent sessions, "Defining a Black Business" and "Banking."
Noon — Lunch with keynote speaker.
2:15 p.m. — Concurrent sessions, "International Trade" and "Basics in Web Site Development."
7:30 p.m. — Gala extravaganza.
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/466-6888.
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.
Doll & Teddy Bear Expo — all day — The Collector Show Management presents the Doll & Teddy Bear Expo. Richard Simmons, fitness expert and doll collector, hosts the opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 212/989-8700 or 800/800-2347, Ext. 224.
Anderson case discussion — 7:45 a.m. — The Greater Washington Society of CPAs Estate and Gift Tax Committee holds a meeting, featuring a discussion, "The Anderson Case and Its Impact on Offshore Asset-Protection Planning." Location: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Suite 800, 700 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/508-5838.
National Institutes of Health conference — 8:30 a.m. — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) holds an NIH Consensus Development Conference, "Antenatal Corticosteroids Revisited: Repeat Courses." Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2968.
Webmaster training — 9 a.m. — Digital Division presents its "Webmaster Boot Camp." Location: Room 331, University of Virginia, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church. Contact: 703/370-5869.
World Wide Web course — 9 a.m. — Fig Leaf Software presents a course, "Advance Flash Techniques," for ActionScript-based effects on the World Wide Web. Location: 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/797-5475.
World Wide Web course — 9:30 a.m. — CAPCON presents a course, "Designing Web Site Navigation." Pamela King, Techsense Solutions LLC, participates. Location: Suite 200, 1990 M St. NW. Contact: 202/331-4360.
Dietary class — 1 p.m. — The American Chemical Society hosts a master class for reporters on the chemistry of dietary supplements. The participants include Michael Pariza, University of Wisconsin, "The Promise of Dietary Supplements"; Chen Wai, University of Idaho, "What's Really in the Bottle"; Maurice Iwu, Beioresources Development and Conservation Program and International Society for Ethnobiology, "Where Do We Find New Supplements?"; and Lori Love, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, "What's the Government's Role?" Location: 1155 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/872-4445.
Film festival — 8:30 p.m. — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Cable TV Montgomery hold their fourth annual free outdoor film festival to benefit NIH children's charities, including the Children's Inn, Friends of the Clinical Center and Special Love/Camp Fantastic, Aug. 18-27. Tonight's film is "Crocodile Dundee." Location: NIH campus near the Medical Center Metro, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2968.

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