- The Washington Times - Friday, February 4, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Bauer news conference 10 a.m. Gary Bauer, Republican presidential candidate, holds a news conference, reportedly to withdraw from the race. Location: Grand Ballroom 1, J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/933-2000.

Michael New case arguments 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces hears oral arguments in the case of Michael New, a U.S. Army specialist stationed in Germany who refused to wear a U.N. insignia on his uniform in 1995 and was court-martialed. Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 450 E St. NW. Contact: 703/827-0414.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Attends Senate Democratic Caucus Issue Conference, Library of Congress.

11 a.m. Attends memorial service for Bob Squier, National Cathedral.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Trade Commission holds a meeting of its advisory committee on on-line access and security. Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-3178.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on ways to expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, Commerce Secretary William M. Daley testify. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Vaccines symposium all day The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention national vaccine program office holds its "International Symposium on Combination Vaccines." Location: Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 404/687-6672.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference all day The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws continues its "2000 Conference." Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/483-5500.

National Conference of State Legislatures meeting 8 a.m. The National Conference of State Legislatures concludes its "2000 Leader to Leader Meeting."

Highlights 8 a.m. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, and Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, "Restoring the Balance Awards."

10:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley and Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, "White House Discussions," Room 450, Old Executive Office Building.

12:30 p.m. "Electronic Commerce Taxation."

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5400.

Vietnam briefing 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society holds a news briefing to discuss economic and political trends, reform efforts and the current state of U.S.-Vietnamese relations. The speaker is Pete Peterson, U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

AIDS summit 9 a.m. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Labor Department hold the U.S./Africa Trade Union Summit on HIV/AIDS Workplace Education and Prevention.

Highlights 10:45 a.m. Roundtable: Mobilizing Resources for Workplace-based Efforts, Susan Rice, White House assistant for African affairs, and Joseph Nkosi, Congress of South African Trade Unions, New Garden Room, Blair House, Lafayette Square.

12:30 p.m. Wrap-up Session: Where do We Go from Here?, Sandra Thurman, director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, Indian Treaty Room, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/637-5093.

Medicare reform briefing 9 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis holds a news briefing on "The Right Prescription for Medicare Reform." Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/628-6671.

World Trade Organization agreement seminar 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a seminar on "The World Trade Organization Agreement on Telecom Services Second Anniversary Review." Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3188.

AT&T-MediaOne; forum 9 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds a AT&T-MediaOne; public forum. Location: Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/418-2358.

2000 elections discussion 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "Ideas and People in the 2000 Elections."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. "The Crucial People in the 2000 election," John Fund, Wall Street Journal; Ralph Reed, campaign consultant; and Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, pollster.

11:30 a.m. "The Crucial Ideas in the 2000 Election," John DiIulio, University of Pennsylvania; Christopher Hitchens, the Nation; and Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report.

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Bradley campaign kickoff 9:30 a.m. Bradley for President begins the Maryland campaign. Bill Bradley, Democratic presidential candidate, participates. Location: Stamp Student Union Building, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 973/731-2100.

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

Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents the opening of the exhibition "Reflected Lives, Directed Lives: American Women's Magazines." Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.

Christians discussion 12:30 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine holds a discussion on "Christians in the Holy Land" The speaker is the Rev. Emil Salayta, Latin Patriarchate School, Jerusalem. Location: 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Defense Department budget briefing 1:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a briefing on the fiscal 2001 Defense Department budget.

Highlights 1:30 p.m. Budget materials available to media, the Pentagon, Room 2E781.

2:30 p.m. Background briefing on the overall Defense Department budget, the Pentagon, Room 2E781.

3:30 p.m. Questions and Answers: Departmentwide questions, Room 5 of 1E801; Air Force questions, Room 1 of 1E801; Army questions, Room 7 of 1E801; Navy and Marine Corps questions, Room 4 of 1E801; and Ballistic Missile Defense Organization questions, Room 6 of 1E801. Contact: 703/697-9312.

Report release 3 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds a news briefing to release a report on "Connecting the Globe: The Africa Initiative," which provides technical assistance to developing countries for building independent regulatory regimes to promote competition, liberalization and privatization. Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard participates. Location: Mason Hall Atrium, Mason Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax. Contact: 202/418-0511.

Concert performance 8 p.m. The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music holds a concert of music by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Brahms. The performer is pianist James Litzelman. Location: Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5416.

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