- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Swing voters discussion 10 a.m. Laszlo & Associates holds a panel discussion on "Swing Voters 2000: Who Are They & and What Do They Care About?" The participants include Dan Hazelwood, direct mail specialist; Frank Luntz, Republican pollster; Mark Mellman, pollster for House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle; and Mark Penn, pollster for President Clinton. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 703/276-1604.

Education Week briefing 10 a.m. Education Week holds a news briefing on "Quality Counts 2000," the fourth annual report grading states on efforts to improve education, including efforts to improve teacher quality. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

1 p.m. Addresses the Democratic Leadership Conference, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW.

2:30 p.m. Meets Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

9:30 a.m. Holds an open meeting with undecided voters, Dows Auditorium, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

3:30 p.m. Addresses United Auto Workers, UAW Hall Local 838, Waterloo, Iowa.

5:05 p.m. Meets with Democratic activists, Cafeteria, Central Middle School, Waterloo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for December 1999. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the interagency committee on dam safety. Location: Stonehenge Room, Hubert Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/646-2753.

9:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act advisory committee, mobile sources technical review subcommittee meets. Location: Holiday Inn Washington-On The Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 734/214-4518.

10 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission meets. Location: Room 2C, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/208-0400.

10 a.m. National Institute for Literacy meets. Location: Suite 730, 1775 I St. NW. Contact: 202/233-2027.

10:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration, medical devices advisory committee, general and plastic surgery devices panel meets to discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an absorbable adhesion barrier device. Location: Conference Room 020B, Corporate Building, 9200 Corporate Boulevard, Rockville. Contact: 301/594-3090, Ext. 141.

1 p.m. Health Care Financing Administration holds a meeting of the competitive pricing advisory committee. Location: Embassy Suites, 1250 22nd St. NW. Contact: 410/786-6451.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to issue decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket No. 99-138, Troxel vs. Granville; and Docket No. 98-2043, Hunt-Wesson, Inc. vs. Franchise Tax Board. Contact: 202/479-3211.

GENERAL AGENDA

Campaigning workshop all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies continues the Campaign Management Institute.

Highlights 9:45 a.m. Absentees and Early Voting.

10:45 a.m. Get Out the Vote.

1:15 p.m. Volunteers.

Location: Room 102, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Medical implants conference all day The National Institutes of Health holds a conference to assess the state of medical implants, looking at barriers and opportunities in developing systems for implant retrieval analysis and data banking. Location: Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health campus, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4236.

Triana mission workshop all day The National Academies Space Studies Board holds a workshop on "Review of Scientific Aspects of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Triana Mission." Location: National Research Council, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

Bioanalytical methods validation workshop all day The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists holds a "Workshop on Bioanalytical Methods Validation A Revisit With a Decade of Progress." Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/548-3000.

Transportation Research Board meeting 8 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences holds 490 sessions covering policy and technical issues ranging across all modes of transportation for the Transportation Research Board's 79th annual meeting. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW; Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW; and Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3708.

Consumers forum 9 a.m. The National Consumers League holds a forum focusing on the threats to children from consumer products.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. "The Media's Role in Covering Health Risks"

11 a.m. "Consumer, Industry and Regulator Perspectives."

12:45 p.m. Luncheon speaker, Ann Brown, Consumer Product Safety Commission.

2:15 p.m. "Calculating Risk, Setting Priorities."

Location: Conference Rooms, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/835-3323, Ext. 114.

Mumia Abu-Jamal case briefing 9 a.m. The International Committee to Save the Life of Mumia Abu-Jamal holds a news briefing on the Mumia Abu-Jamal case. Location: East Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/743-7072.

Immigrant entrepreneurship discussion 10 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion and releases a report titled "Reconsidering Immigrant Entrepreneurship: An Examination of Self-Employment Among Natives and the Foreign-Born." Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-8185.

U.S.-European partnership briefing 10 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center hosts a news briefing on "The U.S.-European Partnership in 1999 and Beyond." The speaker is Marc Grossman, assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian affairs. Location: Washington Foreign Press Center, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/661-8941.

National Association of Manufacturers news conference 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to announce a policy agenda for growth, technology and innovation in the 21st century. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.

Federal Railroad Administration briefing 11 a.m. Federal Railroad Administration holds a briefing on a proposed requirement concerning train horns at public highway-rail grade crossings. Jolene M. Molitoris, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, participates. Location: Seventh Floor Conference Room, 1120 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/493-6024.

Youth Vote 2000 coalition news conference noon The Youth Vote 2000 coalition holds a news conference to call on the presidential candidates and the Commission on Presidential Debates to hold a youth-related issues debate and to involve young people in the election. Note: Immediately following the news conference, Youth Vote 2000 coalition members will hand deliver letters to the candidates' national campaign headquarters and to the office of the Commission on Presidential Debates asking for their support. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/263-1330.

Phillips lecture noon The Smithsonian Associates holds a lecture on "A Tribute to Duncan Phillips," about the life of the art collector, critic and museum director. The speaker is Donna McKee, art historian. Location: Lecture Hall, Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Lyme disease discussion noon The National Institutes of Health holds a discussion on "Lyme Disease: Clinical Enigmas and Current Research." Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Ebbers speech 12:30 p.m. Bernard Ebbers, CEO of MCI WorldCom, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

National League of Cities briefing 2 p.m. The National League of Cities (NLC) holds a news briefing on the 16th annual NLC survey, "State of America's Cities." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3158.

Ahmadov speech 5 p.m. Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced and International Studies hosts a speech by Ilyas Ahmadov, foreign minister of Chechnya, on "The Second Chechnya War." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced and International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Civil False Claims Act conference 7 p.m. The American Bar Association and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units holds its "Second Annual National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement."

Highlights 7 p.m. "Fundamentals of the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement."

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-1500.

Publication unveiling 7 p.m. RMR & Associates and Post-Newsweek Business Information release a new publication that bridges the Washington area's technology community. Executives from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. technology communities participate. Location: Pavilion, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/217-0009, Ext. 38.

Emergency Transitional Education Board of Trustees session 7 p.m. The Emergency Transitional Education Board of Trustees holds a public working session. Location: Fifth Floor Board Room, 825 North Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/442-5181.

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