- The Washington Times - Friday, August 4, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Queen Mother birthday celebration 10 a.m. The National Cathedral marks the 100th birthday of Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen Mother of England, with flowers and prayers in the War Memorial Chapel. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Women's health symposium 6:30 a.m. The Howard University College of Dentistry and the National Dental Association sponsor a women's health symposium. Activities include health screenings, education awareness exhibits on health care and diseases, and health professionals recruitment information. Location: Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/588-1244 or 202/238-2332.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Nantucket, Mass., for a Hillary 2000 dinner.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

11 a.m. Addresses the International Association of Fire Fighters, Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Chicago Hotel, 301 East North Water St., Chicago.

2:10 p.m. Addresses the National Association of Letter Carriers, Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, 2302 Lakeside Drive, Chicago.

7:45 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic National Committee picnic, private residence, Washington, D.C.

8:45 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic National Committee dessert reception, private residence, Washington, D.C.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for July 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the secretary's advisory committee on genetic testing. Location: Conference Room 6, C Wing, Building 31, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.

9 a.m. Transportation Department, Health and Human Services Department and Office of Management and Budget hold an Electronic Drug Testing Information Roundtable. Location: Truman Room, White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/395-4856.

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 Dental Association convention all day The National Dental Association holds its 87th annual convention. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/588-1697.

Edmunds.com event all day Edmunds.com sponsors an event to introduce a new concept to allow the public to test and compare the hottest-selling vehicles on test tracks. Location: FedEx Field, Beltway exits 15 and 17. Contact: 202/289-2001.

National Association for Family Child Care conference all day The National Association for Family Child Care holds its Conference 2000, "Joining Hands for Quality." Location: Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 President St., Reston. Contact: 515/282-8192.

American Psychological Association conference all day The American Psychological Association holds its 108th Annual Conference.

Highlights 5 p.m. Peter Seeger, singer/song writer, and his grandson, Tao Rodriguez, keynote speakers and entertainers, opening session.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/336-6020.

Workshop all day The National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a workshop on "Vulnerability to Drug Addiction" in conjunction with the American Psychological Association annual convention.

Highlights 10 a.m. Jose Szapocznik, "Ecological Development Approach to Vulnerability."

11 a.m. Ralph Tarter, "Etiology of Substance Abuse: From Individual Differences to Different Individuals."

2 p.m. Kathleen Merikangas, "The Search for Genes for Drug Abuse: Promises and Pitfalls."

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 301/496-1767.

National Association of Police Organizations convention all day The National Association of Police Organizations holds its 22nd annual convention to consider endorsing presidential and other national office candidates and review 106th Congress action and Supreme Court cases affecting law enforcement. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-3560.

Young women's health summit all day The Health and Human Services Department's Office of Women's Health holds the Young Women's Health Summit 2000, "Healthy Girls, Healthy Women, Healthy World: Are You Ready?" Location: Alexandria Mark Hilton Hotel, 64 Arlington St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/690-7650.

Rally 7 a.m. The U.S. Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu holds two rallies to demand that the Israeli government release Mordechai Vanunu, a former Israeli nuclear technician kidnapped and convicted by the Israel for releasing information on the Israeli secret nuclear weapons program.

Highlights 7 a.m. Rally at the Pentagon, South Entrance.

Noon March to the Israeli Embassy (from Connecticut and Van Ness NW to 3514 International Drive NW). Contact: 410/323-7200.

Air emissions seminar 8:30 a.m. Infocast presents "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.

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. Deborah Batiste, "Anti-Bias Education Materials to Use with Middle and High School Students."

11:15 a.m. "Implementing 'Bearing Witness.' "

1:30 p.m. Carmen Nanko, "To Raise Up Prophets."

3:15 p.m. David Friedman, director of the Anti-Defamation League's D.C. Regional Office, "Follow-Up Plan and Evaluation."

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

Employment situation briefing 9:30 a.m. Kathryn Abraham, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, holds a news briefing on the employment situation in July, 2000. Location: Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5902.

Taiwan discussion 10:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion on "Cross Straits Relations: A Taiwanese View" featuring Parris Chang, ranking Progressive Democratic Party member of Legislative Yuan. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Palestinian refugees briefing 12:30 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine holds a news briefing on "The Rights of Palestinian Refugees." The participants are Susan Akram, Boston University School of Law, and Phyllis Bennis, Institute of Policy Studies. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

National Speakers Association conference 1 p.m. The National Speakers Association (NSA) holds its 2000 NSA Convention.

Highlights 7:30 p.m. Camp NSA Class of 1999 Reunion.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 480/968-2552.

Venezuelan election discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club presents an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the re-election of Hugo Chavez as Venezuelan president. The speaker is Alfredo Toro Hardy, Venezuelan ambassador. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Dreams seminar 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates and the Association for the Study of Dreams hold a weekend seminar, "Understanding Dreams and Using Them for Life Change." The participants include: Robert Van de Castle, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center; Alan Siegel, Association for the Study of Dreams president; Deirdre Barrett, Harvard Medical School; Henry Reed, research psychologist and author of "Getting Help From Your Dreams"; and Rita Dwyer, past president of the Association for the Study of Dreams, coordinator/ moderator. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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