- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 19, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Teachers report 10 a.m. Recruiting New Teachers Inc. holds a news briefing to release a report that details the teaching fields with the most immediate and anticipated shortages. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

Internet launch 11 a.m. The Hotline and 21e hold a news briefing to announce the launch of "Politically Wired 2000," live Internet coverage of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/536-5920.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Holds a Cabinet meeting, Cabinet Room.
6:15 p.m. Holds a brief meeting with Crown Prince Sheik Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of Bahrain, Oval Office.
7:45 p.m. Attends a dinner for the Democratic National Committee, North Hall, the Corcoran Gallery.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on housing starts and building permits for December 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release decisions and hear arguments:
Docket Number 98-1856, Hill vs. Colorado; and Docket Number 99-150, Wal-Mart vs. Samara Bros. Contact: 202/479-3211.

GENERAL AGENDA

Congressional voting record news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers Project 2000 holds a news conference to release its first congressional voting record on business issues. Location: Business and Industry Political Action Committee, Suite 305, 888 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3093 or 202/637-3096.
National Safe Kids Campaign meeting 10 a.m. The National Safe Kids Campaign holds a leadership conference and town meeting. The speakers include Ann Brown, Consumer Products Safety Commission chairman; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/662-0600.
Digital divide discussion noon The Digital Divide Forum hosts a discussion of the role America's leading technology firms can play in promoting business and community efforts to narrow the digital divide. The speaker is Commerce Secretary William M. Daley. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/790-8093.
Kennedy speech noon The Center for National Policy hosts a luncheon featuring a major policy speech on universal health care, education, and high-tech initiatives by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: Grand Ballroom, the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-2633.
Health care survey briefing noon The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform hold a briefing on the results of a new survey on voters' attitudes toward health care. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.
Energy Department briefing 12:30 p.m. The Energy Department holds a news briefing on a report from the Task Force Against Racial Profiling. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.
Federal Communications Commission briefing 1 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds a media briefing on its agenda for 2000. William Kennard, FCC chairman, participates. Location: Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.
Abortion clinic violence briefing 1 p.m. The Feminist Majority Foundation holds a news briefing on abortion clinic violence. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/522-2214.
Child Welfare League workshop 1 p.m. The Child Welfare League holds a workshop on the Family Unification Program. Location: Holiday Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/638-2952.
Center for Public Service opening 4 p.m. The Brookings Institution hosts the opening of the Center for Public Service. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6000.
King commemoration 4 p.m. American University holds a commemorative ceremony to honor the memory of Martin Luther King. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-3651 or 202/885-5950.
Faith lecture 7:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a lecture by Rosemary Radford Ruether, Catholic feminist theologian, on "Rethinking Our Faith: Religious Commitment and the Ecological Challenge." Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2221.

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