- The Washington Times - Monday, January 31, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Christian colleges conference all day The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities holds its annual Presidents Conference. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-8713.

Swearing-in ceremony 11 a.m. The U.S. Marshals Service holds a swearing-in ceremony for John W. Marshall, its new director. Participants include Attorney General Janet Reno; Deputy Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.; Sen. Charles S. Robb, Virginia Democrat; and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Location: Arlington III Ballroom, Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-9065.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development meets for discussion and final acceptance of the reports by the National Reading Panel. Location: C Wing Conference Room 6, Building 31, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 202/667-0901.

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department's national committee on vital and health statistics, subcommittee on standards and security and work group on computer-based patient records hold a joint meeting. Location: Room 705A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-3938.

9 a.m. State Department's shipping coordinating committee, subcommittee on safety of life at sea and associated bodies, working group on stability and load lines and on fishing vessels safety meets. Location: Room 6103, Coast Guard headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2988.

11:30 a.m. Inter-American Foundation Board meets. Location: 10th floor, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington. Contact: 703/306-4325.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture livestock and horticulture subcommittee holds a field hearing to review the harmful effects of invasive species on agriculture. Location: Ben Hill Griffin Hall of the University of Florida, Research Center, 700 Experiment Station, Lake Alfred, Fla. Contact: 202/225-1252.

6:30 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

National School Boards Association conference all day The National School Boards Association holds the 27th annual Federal Relations Network Conference.

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Congressional awards luncheon: Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, award recipient, and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, speaker.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/838-6717.

Aviation conference all day The American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law holds its annual update conference, "Aviation's Second Century."

Highlights 11:30 a.m. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, luncheon address.

5 p.m. Thomas J. Miller, Iowa state attorney general.

Location: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 312/988-5794.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities conference all day The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities holds its annual Presidents Conference.

Highlights 12:45 p.m. Stan Ikenberry, American Council on Education president, luncheon address.

6:30 p.m. Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, banquet speaker.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-8713.

American Hospital Association meeting 7 a.m. The American Hospital Association holds its annual meeting, "Advancing Health in America."

Highlights 7 a.m. Concurrent sessions: Rep. John Tanner, Tennessee Democrat, trustee leadership breakfast; Rep. Charles W. Stenholm, Texas Democrat, section for small or rural hospitals breakfast meeting; and Ann Compton, ABC News correspondent, section for metropolitan hospitals breakfast meeting.

12:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions: Alma Powell, wife of retired Gen. Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, American Hospital Association recognition luncheon; William Kristol, former ABC News political commentator, and editor and publisher of the Weekly Standard, government relations officers network luncheon.

2:30 p.m. Ken Bode, former host of "Washington Week in Review"; Haley Barbour, former Republican National Committee chairman; lawyer Deborah Steelman; Paul Begala, political consultant; and Bruce Vladek, former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration.

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-2361.

Sierra Club briefing 9:30 a.m. The Sierra Club holds a news briefing to display a toxic fish buffet and urge an effective cleanup plan for the Great Lakes. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 415/977-5627 or 608/257-4994.

Prescription-drug coverage discussion 10 a.m. The Council for Affordable Health Insurance releases and discusses the results of a nationwide survey of seniors on prescription-drug coverage. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/836-6200.

Honor cordon 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds an honor cordon to welcome Secretary of National Defense Enrique Cervantes of Mexico to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen hosts. Location: River entrance, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Blood shortage news conference 10 a.m. The 2000 Congressional Fight for Life Host Committee holds a news conference to discuss Capitol Hill's response to the serious blood shortages being experienced across the country and to urge the American people to donate blood. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/224-3344, 202/225-3761, or 301/215-6557.

Homosexuals in the military discussion 11 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a panel discussion "Should Gays and Lesbians Be Allowed to Serve Openly in the Military?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Department of Peace briefing noon Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, holds a news briefing to announce plans to draft legislation to create a Department of Peace. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-5871.

Cities report teleconference noon Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Governing Magazine hold a teleconference to discuss the findings of a new report released jointly by both organizations that grades government management practices in 35 cities. Location: The phone number for the teleconference is 888/747-3446. Contact: 202/537-9166, 202/328-2106 or 202/842-3600, Ext. 236.

Agriculture-policy briefing 2 p.m. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, Senate Agriculture Committee chairman, holds a briefing on the future of federal agriculture policy. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2079.

Reports release 2 p.m. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, holds a news conference to release two GAO reports on "Women in Prison: Issues and Challenges Confronting the U.S. Correctional Systems" and "Women in Prison: Transition of District of Columbia Female Felons to the Federal Bureau of Prisons." Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Miller campaign reception 6:30 p.m. Demaris Miller for Congress holds a reception to kick off the campaign of Demaris Miller for representative from the Virginia 8th Congressional District. Location: Fast Eddie's, 6220 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Contact: 703/356-3695.

Multimedia presentation 7 p.m. Montgomery County Student Environmental Activists presents "The Last Great Wilderness," a presentation on wildlife in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, and Lenny Kohm, photojournalist, participate. Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Contact: 202/225-5341.

Psychiatric medications discussion 7:30 p.m. American University's Provost Office holds a panel discussion, "Psychiatric Medications for Children of Color: More Harm Than Good?" Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-2128.

National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise ceremony 7:30 p.m. The National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise holds a ceremony to honor eight organizations that have creatively and dramatically reduced youth violence in their communities. Location: Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 16th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/518-6500.

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