- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 26, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Healthy culture news conference 10 a.m. Congress and the Gallup Organization hold a news conference to introduce the "Healthy Culture Initiative." Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat. Location: Capitol, Mansfield Room. Contact: 202/224-0327.

Reagan biography lecture 7 p.m. Georgetown University holds a lecture on the book "Dutch," the authorized biography of Ronald Reagan. Author Edmund Morris participates. Location: Georgetown University, Copley Formal Lounge, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public events scheduled

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Concord and Manchester, N.H.

12:50 p.m. Visits employees of Bancroft Products Inc., 76 Old Turnpike Road

9 p.m. Participates in a debate sponsored by WMUR-TV, Channel 9, WMUR-TV Studios, 100 South Commercial Street

11:15 p.m. Addresses supporters at a debate watch party, Teamsters Union Hall, Local 633, 265 Maple Street

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

8 a.m. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's employment, safety and training subcommittee holds a hearing to provide a forum for OSHA to clear up confusion surrounding its 'work-at-home' advisory. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

9 a.m. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's public health subcommittee holds a hearing on promoting patient safety when using gene therapy technology. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

9:30 a.m. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considers legislation to authorize disposal of certain public lands or national forest lands to local education agencies; the nomination of Sylvia Baca to be the assistant secretary of the interior for land and minerals management. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

9:30 a.m. Senate Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on "The Annual World Threat Assessment." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

10 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Alan Greenspan to a fourth term as chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve Board System. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing to consider "Congressional Budget Office Economic & Budget Outlook." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee's immigration subcommittee holds a hearing on "Border Security." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. House Government Reform Committee's National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine management challenges confronting the Defense Security Service. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. The House Education and the Workforce Committee's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "OSHA's Enforcement Policy on Employees Working at Home." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Internet taxation all day The International Quality and Productivity Center holds a conference on "Internet Taxation." Location: Sheraton National Hotel, Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 800/882-8684.

Senior's finance seminar 8 a.m. The Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar on "Finance for Seniors." Location: The Greater Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Suite 1204, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/652-4900.

Peru's poverty discussion 8:45 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Poverty in Peru: a Progress Report." Prime Minister Alberto Bustamante Belaunde participates. Location: BI, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6103.

Aging workforce conference 9 a.m. The National Academy of Social Insurance holds a conference on "Issues for an Aging Workforce." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Legal panel discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Big Government vs. Big Tobacco: Who Should Prevail in The Justice Department's Landmark Suit?" Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Education conference 9 a.m. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation concludes its annual conference, "Quality Assurance: Distance Learning and International Perspectives and Needs." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Contact: 202/955-6126.

Hatch news conference 10 a.m. Orrin Hatch for President holds a news conference. Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, participates. Location: Room 226, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5251.

Travel news conference 10 a.m. The Travel Industry Association of America holds a news conference to release a study on travelers' use of the Internet. Location: TIAA, 1100 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-2183.

Drug prices briefing 10 a.m. Public Citizen holds a briefing, "It's Drug Prices, Stupid!" about why high drug costs are the issue in the Medicare prescription drug debate. Participants include Rep. Thomas Allen, Maine Democrat, and Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/454-5116.

Managed care news conference 10 a.m. The American Association of Health Plans holds a news conference to release its new report, "Employer Attitudes Toward the Norwood-Dingell Managed Care Bill." Location: AAHP, Suite 600, 1129 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/778-3200.

Bankers' news conference 10 a.m. The American Bankers Association holds a news conference at which the ABA's chief economists will present their semiannual monetary policy predictions, the outlook for interest rates, and their economic forecast. Location: ABA, Seventh Floor, Boardroom, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5442.

Counter terrorism seminar 11 a.m. The Potomac Institute for Policy Study holds a seminar on "Counter Terrorism Strategies for the 21st Century: Russian Perspectives." Location: PIPS, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1200, Arlington. Contact: 703/525-0770.

GOP news conference 11:30 a.m. The House GOP Leadership holds a media availability to announce the latest CBO revenue estimates. Participants include House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois; Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma; Rep. Brian Bilbray, California; Rep. Anne Northup, Kentucky; and Rep. Wally Herger, California. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Tax policy discussion 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on shifts in tax policy of the new Russian government; U.S. business community support for reforms; upcoming World Bank loans, U.S. technical support and IMF relations. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Conservative news conference 1 p.m. The American Conservative Union holds a news conference to release the results of the ACU annual rating for the first session of the 106th Congress. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/836-8602.

Awards ceremony 1:45 p.m. The American Farmland trust holds a ceremony to present its "Steward of the Land Award" to an Indiana dairy farmer for his "leadership in protecting farmland and demonstrating environmentally sound farming practices." Participants include Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Richard Lugar, Indiana Republican, and honoree Mike Yoder, dairy farmer. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-7300.

Signing ceremony 2 p.m. The D.C. employment services; the Interior Department; the Patent and Trademark Office and the Small Business Administration hold a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on hiring D.C. welfare recipients for entry level federal jobs at three federal agencies Location: DC Council Chambers, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Contact: 202/462-3042.

Sports gambling news conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce the introduction of a bill that would prohibit gambling on high school and college sports, as well as the summer and winter Olympics. Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.

Colombia news conference 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss the ongoing civil crisis in Colombia. Participants include Sen. Paul Coverdell, Georgia Republican; Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, and Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina Republican. Location: Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-8049.

House media availability 3 p.m. The House Democratic Leadership holds a media availability following a leadership retreat. House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, participates. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Women's careers conference 6 p.m. Women In International Security holds a conference on "Careers in the U.S. Government." Location: Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/405-6547.

Book lecture 6 p.m. Smithsonian Associates holds a lecture on the book "The Non-Local Universe." Author Robert Nadeau participates. Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-4260.

Book lecture 7:30 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a discussion on the book "Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit." Author Suzanne Smith participates. Location: LOC, James Madison Building, Sixth Floor, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202-707-1940

Women's medicine seminar 7:30 p.m. The Women's Center holds a seminar on "Emotional and Medical Issues." Location: Booz Allen & Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean. Contact: 703/281-2657.

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