- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 23, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Industry regulation forum 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform hosts a conference on industry regulation through government and trial lawyer litigation. Location: Hall of Flags, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5337.

National security discussion 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Enacting a National Security Agenda." The participants include: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Carter, and Caspar Weinberger, former defense secretary to President Reagan. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Welcomes King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain to the White House, South Lawn of the White House.

10:30 a.m. Hosts reception with Mrs. Clinton, State Floor of the White House.

11 a.m. Meets with King Juan Carlos I, Oval Office of the White House.

7:15 p.m. Hosts a reception and state dinner with Mrs. Clinton for King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Noon Discusses senior health issues, Auditorium Clubhouse Building, Century Village, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

7:45 p.m. Discusses education issues, Media Center, Indian Lands Elementary School, Fort Mill, S.C.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Federal Housing Finance Board meets. Location: 1777 F St. NW. Contact: 202/408-2837.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 98-1949 Pegram vs. Herdrich; and Docket Number 98-1167 Christensen vs. Harris County. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Convenes at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on water quality regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Carol M. Browner, EPA administrator, and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations' defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 Defense appropriations. Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the U.S.-China trade agreement on China's joining the World Trade Organization. Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing to explore the threat of cyber-terrorism and hackers to American high-tech infrastructure. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the second half of the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins report on monetary policy. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation's surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee holds a hearing on activities of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Silent Victims: The Unborn Victims of Violence Act." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal 2001 for the Environmental Protection Agency. Carol Browner, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources, forests and public land management subcommittee holds hearing on the White River national forest plan. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mongolia discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference on "Mongolia's International Security and Nuclear Weapon-Free Status." The speaker is Mongolian External Relations Minister Nyamosor Tuya. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Reno meeting 9 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno meets with Colombian Navy Admiral Sergio Garcia. Location: Room 5111, Main Justice Building. Contact: 202/616-2771.

Health care report briefing 9:30 a.m. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosts a briefing on the report, "Health & Health Care 2010: The Forecast, The Challenge." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/448-6883.

Immigration discussion 11 a.m. The National Immigration Forum holds a panel discussion on the range of immigration issues and the changing landscape of the immigration debate for 2000 and beyond. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0004, Ext. 14.

Washington Opera news conference 11 a.m. The Washington Opera holds a news conference to announce the 2000-2001 season. Placido Domingo, artistic director of the Washington Opera, participates. Location: Atrium, Roof Terrace Level, Kennedy Center, New Hampshire Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway NW. Contact: 202/295-2468.

Computer system security news conference 11:15 a.m. Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, hold a news conference to discuss ways to better secure the government's computer systems in light of recent hacker attacks on commercial Internet sites. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7484 or 202/224-0384.

European defense discussion noon Georgetown University hosts French Defense Minister Alain Richard, who discusses "European Defense and the Transatlantic Link." Location: Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Policy luncheon noon Nortel Networks holds its first Capitol Hill Policy Luncheon on "China, PNTR and the WTO: What Does the Future Hold?" The participants include: Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative; Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; and Robert Mao, president of Nortel Networks China. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 972/685-4648.

UNSCOM forum noon The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds a forum on "The Lesson on the Death of UNSCOM." Location: 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/525-0770.

Golden dollars discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker luncheon program at which Phillip Diehl, the director of the U.S. Mint, speaks on the new dollar bearing the image of Sacagawea, the American Indian who played a crucial role in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

State Department luncheon 12:30 p.m. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright hosts a luncheon for King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Royal Lao family news conference 1 p.m. The Center for Public Policy hosts a news conference and congressional forum on the royal Lao family and the release of information on imprisoned student demonstrators. Location: Capitol, Room EF-100. Contact: 202/543-1444.

D.C. Health Department news conference 1 p.m. The D.C. Health Department holds a news conference to announce its "Safe Passage" initiative to advance the D.C. health care system. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Ballroom, Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/442-9195.

Child Passenger Safety Act news conference 2:30 p.m. Sens. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Illinois Republican; Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat; and Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a news conference to discuss the Child Passenger Safety Act of 2000. Location: 189 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2854.

Honor cordon 2:45 p.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen hosts an honor cordon for French Defense Minister Alain Richard. Location: Pentagon River Entrance, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Venezuela news conference 3 p.m. The Organization of American States holds a news conference on the process that Venezuela has undergone since the adoption of a new constitution. The speaker is Venezuelan Labor Minister Lino Martinez Salazar. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Elections in Iran discussion 3 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Elections in Iran: What Happened? Why? And What Will Matter?" The participants include Mark Gasiorowski, Louisiana State University, and Suzanne Maloney, the Brookings Institution. Location: Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Book discussion and signing 7 p.m. Georgetown University's Lauinger Library hosts Nicholas Eberstadt discussing his book "The End of North Korea." Location: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5374.

Musical performance 7:30 p.m. American University's Performing Arts Department presents a performance of the musical "Candide." Location: Experimental Theatre, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952 or 202/885-3426.

Concert 8 p.m. The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert featuring the university's Contemporary Music Ensemble. Location: Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5416.

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