- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 29, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Safe community initiative 8:30 a.m. The North Capitol Area Business Association and the Harry L. Thomas Community Service Center for Youth Planning Committee holds a news conference to announce "The North Capitol Crisis Intervention Team," an initiative focused on creating a safe community. Eric Christian, deputy mayor for public safety, participates. Location: Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church, 1712 N. Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/462-6462.

College Board scores 9:30 a.m. The College Board announces a record-breaking number of SAT test takers, including an increased number of minority students, and compares this year's scores with previous years. Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board, participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

7:40 a.m. Arrives at the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

11:45 a.m. Discusses plans to provide access to quality affordable health care to every child in America, Rio Bravo Park, Albuquerque, N.M.

6:30 p.m. Discusses plans to provide a prescription drug benefit for all 40 million Americans on Medicare, Alpine Springs Assisted Living Center, Eugene, Ore.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for July 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

7:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the national preparedness for response exercise program. Location: Room 2230, Nassif Building, Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-6603.

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Location: Conference Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.

3 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the small community advisory subcommittee to focus on the panel's comments on the proposed national primary drinking water standard for arsenic. Location: Room 3428 Ariel Rios North, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-3646.

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 Academy of Sciences meeting all day The National Academy of Sciences hosts a meeting on "Naval Forces' Capability for Theater Missile Defense." Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3523.

Training 8:30 a.m. Fig Leaf Software presents a three-day course, "Fast Track to Cold Fusion," for Web developers, that began yesterday. Location: 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/797-5474.

Public relations seminar 8:30 a.m. Interplay Arts Inc. presents a seminar titled "Mastering Public Relations with the PR Chef." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1280.

Consumer Energy Council of America news conference 8:30 a.m. The Consumer Energy Council of America holds a news conference to announce formation of the Universal Service Forum to examine the management of the Universal Service Fund and consider the possibility of its expansion to include advanced services. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/659-0404.

Center for Voting and Democracy news conference 9:15 a.m. The Center for Voting and Democracy holds a news conference on "The Race for the U.S. House: Past, Present and Future." Rob Richie, the center's executive director, will present the center's predictions of winners and victory margins in more than 80 percent of House races. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/270-4616.

Satellite launch briefing 10 a.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration hold a news briefing to announce the planned launch of a satellite that will be used for weather forecasting, monitoring environmental events around the world and providing search and rescue capability. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 301/457-5005 or 301/614-5563.

Presidency discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion and book launching for "Keys to a Successful Presidency." The participants include: James King, former director of the Office of Presidential Personnel in the Clinton administration; Edwin Meese, former counselor to President Reagan; Jack Watson, former chief of staff to President Carter; C. Boyden Gray, former counsel to President Bush; and E. Pendleton James, former Office of Presidential Personnel director for President Reagan; Phillip Truluck, executive vice president of the Heritage Foundation; and Alvin Felzenberg, director of the Heritage Foundation Mandate for Leadership 2000 Project and editor of the new book. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

European security forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Creating a European Security and Defense Identity: Fact or Fantasy?" The participants include John Bolton, American Enterprise Institute; John Hulsman, Heritage Foundation; and Christopher Layne, Cato Institute. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

American Diabetes Association news conference noon The American Diabetes Association (ADA) holds a news conference to announce Redskins defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson as the ADA's new spokesman for its African American program to fight diabetes. Location: Media Room, Redskins Park, 21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn. Contact: 703/299-2077.

Labor Day briefing 1 p.m. John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, holds a briefing to provide a sneak preview of its AFL-CIO Online Labor Day Fest and Labor Day Week, tomorrow through Sept. 6 (http// www.workingfamilies.com). Location: 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3962.

Reception 5:30 p.m. Techies.com and WHFS 99.1 FM Radio present "The Perfect IT-Career Cocktail" networking evening with 35 pre-IPO and recent IPO firms looking for qualified technical professionals. Location: ECiti Cafe and Bar, 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. Contact: 301/306-3745.

Business seminar 6 p.m. The Loudoun Small Business Development Center presents a "Start Your Business" seminar. Location: Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Contact: 703/430-7222.

Film presentation 7:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a film, "Ocean Oasis: Baja California and the Sea of Cortez," in IMAX, made possible by San Diego Natural History Museum and Pronatura with profits to go to education, conservation and preservation of that area. Location: IMAX Theater, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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