- The Washington Times - Monday, February 14, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Marriage tax 2:30 p.m. House Republican leaders hold a news conference to discuss the marriage penalty tax issue. Participants include House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4000.

Healthy America all day National Association of Women, Infants and Children Directors holds its 2000 Leadership Conference, "Building a Healthier America." Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/232-5492.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11:50 a.m. Addresses Hispanic-American groups on Hispanic-American achievements, East Room, the White House

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to New York City, Rochester and Brooklyn, N.Y.

10:35 a.m. Discusses education issues with University of Rochester students and community members at Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester campus

3:10 p.m. Discusses education issues with Medgar Evers College students and community, auditorium, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

6:30 p.m. Attends a Gore 2000 reception, Harmony Club, New York City.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Healthy America conference all day National Association of Women, Infants and Children Directors holds its 2000 Leadership Conference, "Building a Healthier America." Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/232-5492.

Lieutenant governors conference all day National Conference of Lieutenant Governors holds its state federal meeting, "State Leadership in the New Millennium." Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 606/244-8171.

Churches and poverty conference all day Call to Renewal holds its "Fourth Annual National Summit on Churches and Poverty." Location: National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/328-8745.

Black education conference all day National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education holds its "25th Annual National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education." Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/650-2440.

Crisis training conference all day National Organization for Victim Assistance holds a "Basic National Crisis Response Team Training Institute." Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 2000 N St. NW. Contact: 202/232-6682.

Economic development conference 8:30 a.m. Council for Urban Education Development holds its "Economic Development Summit 2000."

Highlights noon Gov. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat, gives the luncheon address. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/223-4735.

Health insurance briefing 8:30 a.m. Health Insurance Association of America holds a news briefing to comment on the administration's proposed regulations on health information confidentiality. Location: HIAA, 555 13th Ave. NW, Suite 600, East Tower. Contact: 202/824-1787.

Child passenger safety briefing 9 a.m. Transportation Department officials holds a news conference to launch a nationwide child passenger safety effort during National Child Passenger Safety Week. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Marx Media Center, Transportation Department, 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-9550.

Food and Friends briefing 9:30 a.m. Food and Friends holds a news briefing to launch "Special Delivery," a 12-month pilot project to provide healthful and nourishing home-delivered meals to people living with life-challenging illnesses other than HIV/AIDS. Location: Food and Friends, 58 L St. SE. Contact: 202/863-0523.

Political news conference 9:30 a.m. The Club for Growth holds a news conference to announce its birth. The new political organization is dedicated to pro-growth economic policies. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Engineered food discussion 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Biotech and Genetically Modified Food: Achieving Agricultural Liberalization After Seattle." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Falk Auditorium. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Chastity week briefing 10 a.m. American Life League holds a news briefing to release two brochures on chastity and hold a discussion with a panel of students as part of National Chastity Week. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F St. NW. Contact: 540/659-4171.

Hospital visit 10 a.m. National Rehabilitation Hospital hosts a visit by Zachary Taylor Elementary School students to deliver Valentine's Day cards and place mats to patients at NRH. Location: NRH, 102 Irving St. NW. Contact: 202/877-1773.

Frederick Douglass tribute 10 a.m. National Park Service and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site hold a Frederick Douglass Birthday Tribute. Location: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W St. SE. Contact: 202/426-5961.

Book party 10 a.m. First Book and Charles Mann host a Valentine's Day book party for children from three Washington preschool programs. Location: Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-1222.

On-line auction fraud conference 10:30 a.m. Federal Trade Commission holds a news conference to announce a federal-state, public-private initiative to address online auction fraud. Location: FTC, Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2180.

Black history program 10:30 a.m. National Academies commemorates African-American History Month with a program featuring black scientists discussing their achievements and the contributions of blacks to science, engineering and medicine. Location: National Academies, Auditorium, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3300.

Valentine's Day presentation 11 a.m. Association of Flight Attendants AFL-CIO holds a demonstration and presentation of a 6-foot Valentine's Day ice heart to FAA administrator Jane Garvey. Location: FAA, 800 Independence Ave. NW. Contact: 202/712-9799.

Film noon National Archives presents a screening of the film "Held in Trust: The Story of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Bar luncheon noon D.C. Bar Association holds a panel discussion on "A Second Look at the Second Amendment." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Relationships discussion noon Women in Washington hold a panel discussion on the state of relationships, marriages and romance in the year 2000. Participants include Cokie Roberts, ABC News, and her husband, newspaper columnist Steve Roberts. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. St. NW. Contact: 202/296-8778.

Census Bureau news conference 1:30 p.m. Census Bureau holds a news conference to announce a campaign on confidentiality and to present new public service announcements made in conjunction with Major League Baseball and the MLB Player's Association. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F St. NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

Counterdrug intelligence briefing 2 p.m. Office of National Drug Control Policy holds a news briefing to announce the release of the General Counterdrug Intelligence Plan that responds to congressional mandates to review the national drug counterintelligence system and to submit a plan for improvement. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/395-6618.

Arrival ceremony 3 p.m. Defense Department sponsors a full honors arrival ceremony for Lt. Gen. Magdy Anwar Radwan Hatata, chief of staff, armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Henry H. Shelton participates. Location: Comny Hall, Fort Myer. Contact: 703-697-4272

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on the book "From This Day Forward." Co-authors Steve Roberts and Cokie Roberts, ABC News, participate. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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