- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 11, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Endorsements discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts discussion about the roles of endorsements and advertising in the 2000 primaries. The speaker is Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Annenberg Public Policy Center. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Estate tax repeal 10 a.m. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities presents a briefing on "Estate Tax Repeal Plan: Is Relief Required? Who Benefits?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:30 a.m. Departs the White House en route to Camp David, Md.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to Little Rock, Ark.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. U.S. Postal Service, board of governors holds an open public meeting. Location: Benjamin Franklin Room, Postal Service headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/268-4800.
9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on safety recommendations related to fires on board passenger ships; a report on the natural-gas pipeline rupture and subsequent explosion in St. Cloud, Minn., on Dec. 11, 1998; and a report on the derailment of Burlington Northern and Santa Fe freight train near Crisfield, Kan., on Sept. 2, 1998. Location: Boardroom, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6065.

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, "Death Planning Made Difficult: The Danger of Living-Trust Scams." Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "The Future of Digital Music: Is There an Upside to Downloading?" Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the Federal Transit Administration's approval of extending the Amtrak commuter-rail contract. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

]9 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug-policy and human-resources subcommittee holds a hearing on the anti-drug media campaign waged by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, testifies. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
9:30 a.m. Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Weaknesses in Classified Information Security Controls at DOE's Nuclear Weapons Laboratories." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Armed Services special oversight panel on Department of Energy reorganization holds a hearing on implementation issues related to the establishment of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. Commerce health and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on the Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000. Jeanne White, Ryan White's mother, testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the Health Care Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2000. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Small Business Merger Fee Reduction Act of 2000. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
11 a.m. Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing to examine laws, policies and practices of the Interior and Energy departments relating to payments to their employees from outside sources. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
5 p.m. Rules Committee meets on foreign-operations appropriations for fiscal 2001 and the Marriage Penalty Tax Elimination Reconciliation Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Alzheimer's conference all day The National Alzheimer's Association hosts the first World Alzheimer's Congress.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Dale Schenk, Elan Pharmaceuticals, "A Possible Vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease."
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: Parkinsonism; Mechanisms of Alzheimer Disease and Approaches to Therapy; Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease; Apolipoprotein E and Alzheimer's Disease; Presenilins and Alzheimer's Disease, Part II; Imaging and Memory Disorders.
2 p.m. Dr. Murray Raskind, associate director, University of Washington, "Is Alzheimer's Disease Really a Treatable Disease?"
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-4830.
Land mines conference all day Physicians for Human Rights and the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines hold a conference on land mines. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/543-1094.
Government conference all day Government Executive, the Council for Excellence in Government and others host Excellence in Government 2000, "Connecting Citizens, Services and Results." The luncheon keynote speaker is James Lee Witt, Federal Emergency Management Agency director. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/828-7032.
Forests-road construction news conference 10 a.m. The Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Heritage Forests Campaign hold a news conference on demands to end all road construction and logging in the last of the country's wild forests. Reps. Maurice D. Hinchey, New York Democrat, and George Miller, California Democrat, participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/861-2242, Ext. 3004.
Environmental Protection Agency regulations news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on the Environmental Protection Agency's recently proposed "total maximum daily load" regulations. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4404.
Housing and Urban Development ceremony 10:30 a.m. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo presides over a ceremony renaming HUD headquarters for Robert C. Weaver, the first HUD secretary and first black Cabinet member. Location: Outside HUD headquarters, Seventh Street between D and E streets SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.
Extradition policy news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Dan Miller, Florida Republican, holds a news conference on extradition policy. Sheela Agarwal, sister of Deepa Agarwal, an Orlando, Fla., murder victim whose suspected killer fled to India, participates. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5015.
Samadi arrest news conference 11 a.m. Reps. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, hold a news conference to discuss the political motivation for the arrest and jailing of Mahnaz Samadi, an Iranian human rights activist, by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3931 or 202/225-2329.
Social Security Administration briefing 11 a.m. The Social Security Administration (SSA) holds a news briefing to demonstrate a new service that allows the public to apply for replacement Medicare cards on line at the SSA's Internet site. Location: St. Martin's Senior Citizens Center, 4650 Taney Ave., Alexandria. Contact: 410/965-8904.
Republican Congress critique news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, hold a news conference to critique the Republican Congress. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100 or 202/224-5556.
China forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a forum, "China's Future: Constructive Partner or Emerging Threat?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Compassionate conservatism discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, "What is Compassionate Conservatism and Can It Transform America?" The speaker is Marvin Olasky, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty senior fellow. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
First Monday 2000 rally 1 p.m. The Alliance for Justice and Physicians for Social Responsibility sponsor a rally to start First Monday 2000, a major anti-gun violence event and national day of action scheduled for Oct. 2, 2000, to spark discussion and activism to reduce gun violence. Attorney General Janet Reno participates. Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1999 or 202/822-6070.
Riley speech 1 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley addresses the Education Department's conference on private education. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents an author's rap session on "Madam President." Authors Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Jewish-Latino legislative roundtable discussion 7 p.m. B'nai B'rith International and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials co-sponsor a Jewish-Latino national legislative roundtable discussion. The participants include Jewish and Latino members of Congress, and Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for public television's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," as moderator. Location: B339-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/857-6646.

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