- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 13, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Bush discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "How Would George W. Bush Govern?" The participants include: Michigan Gov. John Engler; Albert Hawkins, budget director, Office of the Governor of Texas; Carl Leubsdorf, Washington bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News; Texas State Sen. Bill Ratliff; and Texas State Rep. Steven D. Wolens. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Robert Novak speech 6 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a presentation by syndicated columnist Robert Novak on his book "Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000," a manifesto for a conservative victory in the 2000 elections. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:30 a.m. Arrives at Boricua College for the opening of the Small Business Development Center of Boricua College in Brooklyn, N.Y.
10:50 a.m. Addresses community and student leaders and makes a New Markets Initiative announcement at Boricua College.
12:35 p.m. Addresses the Operation Push/Rainbow Coalition Wall Street Project Luncheon at the Sheraton Towers Hotel, Manhattan, N.Y.
7 p.m. Addresses reception in honor of the Wall Street Project at the New York Stock Exchange, Manhattan.
8 p.m. Makes remarks at a reception for the Democratic National Committee at a private residence in Manhattan.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10:20 a.m. Holds a discussion on agriculture issues, 14072 120th St., Sloane, Iowa.
5:15 p.m. Speaks with participants at the Community Action Agencies Conference, Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Tara Hotel, Nashua, N.H.
7:40 p.m. Attends a discussion sponsored by the Jewish Leadership Council, Social Hall, Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, N.H.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for December 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on Producer Price Indexes for December 1999. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission meets. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/653-7220.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Exhibition opening all day The Interior Department and Iowa State University's Brunnier Art Museum open an exhibition titled "Land of the Fragile Giants: The Loess Hills of Western Iowa." Location: Interior Museum, Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-4743.
Campaigning workshop all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies concludes the Campaign Management Institute.
Highlights 9 a.m. Choosing a Consultant.
10:15 a.m. Campaign Commercials.
Noon Ethics Panel and Working Lunch.
Location: Room 102, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Internal Revenue Service modernization conference 8 a.m. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the National Association of Enrolled Agents hold a conference on "The New IRS Stands Up: What the Modernized Agency Means For You."
Highlights 8:45 a.m. IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti, Opening Remarks: "Why Is the IRS Modernizing, and What Will It Mean For You?"
12:15 p.m. Luncheon Address, Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/212-9608.
Electronic commerce forum 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a forum on "Powering the Net: Future Electricity Requirements for Electronic Commerce." Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.
Health coverage conference 9 a.m. Families USA, the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hold a conference on "Health Coverage 2000."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. "Overview of the Uninsured Problem."
9:55 a.m. Chip Kahn, HIAA president; and Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, "Presentation of The Families USA and HIAA Proposals."
10:30 a.m. Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association; Dr. Nancy W. Dickey, American Medical Association; Mary E. Foley, American Nurses Association; Michael D. Place, Catholic Health Association of the United States; Andrew L. Stern, Service Employees International Union; and Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Presentation of Proposals by Leading Organizations.
1:15 p.m. Vermont Gov. Howard Dean; and Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, "Expanding Coverage: State and Federal Perspectives."
2:15 p.m. "Common Ground."
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/824-1787, 202/775-5110 or 202/628-3030.
Air Force Association briefing 9 a.m. The Air Force Association holds a briefing on "Air Force Research and Development: An Uncertain Future?" Location: Fourth Floor, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/247-5843.
Association of American Medical Colleges news conference 9:30 a.m. The Association of American Medical Colleges holds a news conference to announce its legislative agenda for 2000. Location: President's Conference Room, 2450 N St. NW. Contact: 202/828-0975.
Farmland report briefing 9:30 a.m. The Reason Public Policy Institute holds a briefing on its new report titled "The Vanishing Farmland Myth." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 310/391-2245.
Tax cuts discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Why the Case for Tax Cuts is Failing (And What Should Be Done About It)." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Center for Science in the Public Interest news conference 10 a.m. The Center for Science in the Public Interest holds a news conference to release its new report titled "Unexpected Consequences: Miscarriage and Birth Defects From Tainted Food." Location: Suite 315, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-9110, Ext. 370.
Abortion report release 10 a.m. The National Abortion Rights Action League holds a news conference to release its annual report, "Who Decides? A State-by-State Review of Abortion and Reproductive Rights." Location: Douglas Room, Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.
League of Conservation Voters news conference 10 a.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a news conference to release its report, "2000 Presidential Profiles," about the environmental record and commitment of all the presidential candidates. Location: Pierce Room, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8683.
Manatee lawsuits briefing 10 a.m. The Sierra Club, the Humane Society of the United States, the Save the Manatee Club and the International Fund for Animal Welfare hold news briefing on details of two federal lawsuits filed against the U.S. government concerning the Florida manatee population. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/258-3072.
Conference call briefing 10 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing on their new report "Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends." Elizabeth C. McNichol, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute, participate. Contact: Call 202/408-1080 or 202/331-5530 to register for the conference call.
Project Vote Smart briefing 10 a.m. Project Vote Smart holds a news briefing on the results of a study and candidate responses to the National Political Awareness Test covering 22 major issue areas. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 406/859-8683.
American Cancer Society news conference 10:30 a.m. The American Cancer Society holds a news conference to announce its "Campaign Against Cancer," a volunteer grass-roots effort to educate presidential candidates on cancer issues and to highlight cancer as an issue in the 2000 election. The participants include: John R. Seffrin and John Kelly of the American Cancer Society; cancer survivors Sen. Connie Mack, Florida Republican, Betsy Ross Dwayney, and Margaret Slyby; and actor Elliott Gould. Location: Rayburn Room, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-1808, 202/326-1724 or 202/661-5711.
Body weight lecture 3 p.m. The National Institutes of Health holds a lecture on "Leptin and Regulation of Body Weight." The speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, Molecular Genetics Laboratory professor at Rockefeller University. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5594.
Financial modernization discussion 6:30 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association holds a panel discussion on "Financial Modernization." Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

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