- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 3, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Electronic-commerce discussion noon The National Economists Club holds a meeting, "E-Commerce: Savior or Slayer of Independent Booksellers." The speaker is Laurence O'Rourke of Jack Faucett Associates. Location: Freddie Mac Headquarters II, 8250 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Police convention all day The National Association of Police Organizations considers endorsing presidential and other national office candidates and reviews 106th Congress actions and Supreme Court cases affecting law enforcement. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-3560.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Agriculture Department Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a meeting of the secretary's advisory committee on foreign animal and poultry diseases, to focus on the U.S. animal health emergency management system and the foreign animal disease situation worldwide and its relevance to the United States. Location: USDA Center at Riverside in Conference Centers C and D, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-8073.

12:30 p.m. National Science Foundation holds an open portion of the mostly closed meeting of the National Science Board. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

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

Strasser visit all day The Embassy of Austria hosts a visit by Austrian Interior Minister Ernst Strasser.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Leaves for Republican National Convention, Philadelphia. Contact: 202/895-6775.

Air-emissions seminar all day Infocast presents an "Air Emissions and Power Generation Week" seminar on implementing Clean Air Act amendments. Course Three is titled "Developing Your Strategy for Attainment of Ozone and Other Air Quality Standards." Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 818/888-4444, Ext. 36.

Training conference 8:30 a.m. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms holds a Women in Law Enforcement Training Conference and Exhibition.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Col. Dave Grossman, "The Bulletproof Mind," plenary session.

Noon Awards luncheon.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-4100 or 202/927-2130.

Holocaust conference 9 a.m. The Anti-Defamation League and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum conduct their third National Holocaust Education Program summer institute, "Bearing Witness: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Contemporary Issues," for Catholic educators.

Highlights 9 a.m. Interfaith service.

9:30 a.m. Dennis McManus, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Christians and Jews in Dialogue: New Directions in Worship and Belief."

11:45 a.m. David Friedman, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Washington regional office, "Anti-Semitism After the Holocaust."

1:15 p.m. Eugene Fisher, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, "The Holocaust and Catholic/Jewish Relations."

3 p.m. Avi Granot, Interreligious and Public Affairs minister, Israeli Embassy, and Stacy Burdett, associate director of government and national affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, panel discussion, "Jews and Israel," Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Drive NW.

7 p.m. William Cardinal Keeler and Abraham Foxman, "Catholic-Jewish Relations: Challenges for the New Century," reception, Apostolic Nunciature, 3339 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Location: National Conference of Catholic Bishops/U.S. Catholic Conference, 3211 Fourth St. NE. Contact: 202/452-8310 or 202/488-0441.

Jerusalem briefing 9 a.m. The American Committee on Jerusalem presents a briefing, "Sharing Jerusalem: A Progressive Jewish Perspective." The speaker is Marc Ellis, professor of American and Jewish Studies at Baylor University. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/237-0215.

Telecommunications networks ownership discussion 9:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a panel discussion on proposed U.S. restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S. telecommunications networks. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Evidentiary hearing 9:30 a.m. Judicial Watch e-mail evidentiary hearing on purported White House obstruction of justice in the Filegate case (Alexander, et al vs. FBI, et al.) case continues. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth presides. A news conference will be held on the courthouse steps following the hearing. Location: Courtroom 21, Federal Courthouse, Third and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

East Timor news conference 10 a.m. American University, the East Timor Study Group, Uppsala University and the Australian National University hold a news conference to discuss the major challenges facing East Timor following its declaration of independence from Indonesia. Location: Board Room, Swissotel Washington, The Watergate, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Human Rights Campaign news conference 10:30 a.m. The Human Rights Campaign holds a news conference to discuss gay and lesbian issues that have come up at the Republican National Convention, including the role of Mary Cheney, lesbian daughter of vice presidential nominee Richard B. Cheney, and the treatment of Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican. The participants include Elizabeth Birch and Winnie Stachelberg of the Human Rights Campaign. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-1547.

National Capitol Planning Commission meeting 12:30 p.m. The National Capitol Planning Commission holds a meeting to consider proposed National Capitol Region fiscal 2001-2005 Federal Capital Improvements Program and final approval of the World War II memorial at the Rainbow Reflecting Pool on the national Mall proposed by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Location: Third floor, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-7200 or 703/696-6778.

Cancer lecture 3 p.m. The National Institutes of Health holds the first annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture, "Cancer Prevention: What is the Future?" The speaker is Dr. Bernard Levin, vice president of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Division of Cancer Research. Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-8640.

"Art Night on the Mall" activities 4 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution's International Art Museums and International Gallery present "Hot Night" as part of Smithsonian's annual "Art Night on the Mall" to continue Thursdays through August.

Highlights 4 p.m. Children ages 7 to 14 can create metallic foil designs inspired by Nigerian artist Asiru Olatunde; repeated at 6 p.m., African Art Museum, 950 Independence Ave. SW.

4:30 p.m. Improv Art, "Woven Wonders," for children ages 5 to 11, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW.

5 p.m. Sydney Banda, on penny whistle and saxophone, explores music of Malawi and South Africa; repeated at 6:30 p.m., African Art Museum.

5 p.m. Bill Jenkins, music educator, teaches children ages 3 to 12 about ancient musical instruments and Chinese folk songs in conjunction with "Music in the Age of Confucius" exhibit, Shackler Art Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW.

5:30 p.m. Questet and Imani, Latin jazz band, performs, Hirshhorn Museum Plaza.

6:30 p.m. Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Washington-based ensemble, performs Balinese dance and orchestral music, north steps, Freer Art Gallery, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW.

6:30 p.m. Pallavi Mahidhara, 12, piano student, performs a "Young Virtuoso" concert, International Gallery, Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW.

7 p.m. Questet and Imani, Sydney Banda and others hold jam session, Hirshhorn Plaza.

7:30 p.m. Teresa Diaz, education intern, gallery talk on artist Damien Hirst, Hirshhorn Museum. Contact: 202/357-4600, Ext. 290; 202/357-1618, Ext. 2; or 202/357-4880, Ext. 221.

Film screening 7 p.m. The National Institutes of Health holds the seventh annual Science in Cinema Summer Festival, "Good Will Hunting." Dr. Judith Rapoport of the National Institute of Mental Health's Child Psychiatry Branch participates. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2968.

Positive psychology lecture 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture, "Positive Psychology," in conjunction with the American Psychological Association convention. The speaker is Martin Seligman, psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Location: Jefferson Auditorium, Agriculture Department South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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