- The Washington Times - Friday, January 28, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Republican agenda briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a briefing on the Republican agenda for the second session of the 106th Congress and an analysis of the State of the Union address. The speaker is Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican. Location: Parkview Room, Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/637-3093 or 202/637-3096.

Rice speech 1:15 p.m. Republicans Abroad hosts a speech by Condoleeza Rice, Bush for President foreign-policy adviser. Location: Roosevelt Room, Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/608-1423.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors, East Room of the White House.

1:10 p.m. Addresses the people of the Quincy, Ill., community, Washington Park, Quincy, Ill.

6:45 p.m. Travels to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

1:10 p.m. Visits employees of the Northern Research and Engineering Corp., Portsmouth, N.H.

7:30 p.m. Attends the New Hampshire Democrats' 100 Club dinner, Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Tara Hotel, Nashua, N.H.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration peripheral and central nervous system drugs advisory committee holds a meeting to consider the safety and efficacy of Novantrone, proposed to treat secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, including progressive relapsing disease. Location: Salons A, B, and C, Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled.

SENATE

To be announced. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Nixon tapes release all day The National Archives releases 251* hours of tape recordings of conversations from the Nixon presidency for sale. Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Republican convention all day Washington and Lee University begins its 2000 Republican mock convention.

Highlights 8 p.m. Jim Nicholson, Republican National Committee chairman, platform address.

9:10 p.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, keynote address.

Location: Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Contact: 540/462-4057.

Health conference all day The Health and Human Services Department concludes a conference, "Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium," focusing on partnering for health improvements, eliminating health disparities, increasing quality and years of life, and harnessing technology for health. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/205-1842.

National School Boards Association conference all day The National School Boards Association begins its 2000 NSBA Leadership Conference.

Highlights 1:30 p.m. General Session I: Stephen Trachtenberg, George Washington University president, "Emerging Social, Political and Economic Trends Impacting K-12 Public Education."

2:30 p.m. General Session II: Ralph Neas, People for the American Way president, and Wayne Blanton, Florida SBA executive director, "What Messages and Strategies Will Be Effective in Combating Vouchers in Your State?"

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/838-6722.

Association of Government Accountants conference all day The Association of Government Accountants holds its 11th annual Federal Leadership Conference.

Highlights 8 a.m. Catherine Bertini, executive director of the U.N.'s World Food Program, offers keynote address, "Change in a Global Economy."

11:30 a.m. Awards luncheon and 1999 chief financial officer survey presentation.

3 p.m. Joshua Gotbaum, Office of Management and Budget executive associate director and controller, keynote address.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/242-7211.

Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions conference 8:15 a.m. The Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) continues its fourth national CDFI institute, "CDFI Partners: Capital Strategies for Building Healthy Communities." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 215/923-5363.

U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors concludes its 68th Winter Meeting.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Meeting with President Clinton, White House.

11:30 a.m. Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, U.S. Conference of Mayors president; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo; Sens. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, and Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman, at closing luncheon.

12:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

American Heart Association conference 8:30 a.m. The American Heart Association holds a conference, "Do Existing Databases Hold the Answers to Clinical Questions in Geriatric Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke?" Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 214/706-1543.

AIDS advocacy seminar 9 a.m. The D.C. Bar Association holds a seminar, "AIDS Advocacy." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

U.S.-Asia policy discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center holds a Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press, "Looking Beyond the State of the Union: What's Next for U.S.-Asia Policy?" Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Cherrey meeting 10:30 a.m. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, holds a meeting with Capt. John Cherrey, Kosovo war hero honored in President Clinton's State of the Union address. Location: 506 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5885.

Conference call 11 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a conference call with human resources and workplace policy experts to analyze policy proposals in the president's State of the Union address. For location: 800/432-2182; Participant code 214-017. Contact: 202/637-3089 or 202/637-3094.

State of the Union address discussion noon The Economic Strategy Institute holds a panel discussion on the economic and electoral implications of the president's State of the Union address. Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/289-1288.

Israeli-Syrian peace talks discussion noon The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, "The Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks." The speaker is Helena Cobban, University of Virginia professor. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Marceau speech 12:30 p.m. Marcel Marceau, mime, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Foreign-policy goals briefing 2 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing, "Foreign Policy Goals of the President's State of the Union Address." The speaker is James O'Brien, deputy director of policy planning at the State Department. Location: Suite 898, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8941.

Pharmaceutical revolution discussion 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion, "Prices, Markets, and the Pharmaceutical Revolution: Pharmaceutical Price Controls and the Medicare Drug Benefit." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5891.

Jazz concert 8:30 p.m. The National Museum of American History presents a concert, "A Bebop Celebration of the New Millennium," featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Location: Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, New Hampshire Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.

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