- The Washington Times - Monday, July 24, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Children's health news conference 9:30 a.m. Children's Environmental Health Network holds a news conference to raise the issue of children's environmental health as a presidential election issue. Ralph Nader, Green Party candidate for president, participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/543-4033.

French legislation protest noon Founding Church of Scientology holds a demonstration protesting French legislation designed to ban nongovernment-sanctioned religions in France. Location: French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/667-6404.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

n Camp David, Md., for continuation of Middle East peace talks.

SENATE

Meets at noon for a period of morning business until 2 p.m. The Senate will consider any available appropriations bills. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Noon Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a markup of legislation to provide outer continental shelf impact assistance to state and local governments, and to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act to establish a fund to meet the outdoor conservation and recreation needs of the American people. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour, and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. No votes before 6 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. House Judiciary Committee's Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on the FBI's e-mail message-capturing software called Carnivore. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

4 p.m. House Judiciary Committee's Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to make a person who has been a U.S. citizen for 20 years eligible for the Office of the President. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Agricultural Communicators Congress all day U.S. Agricultural Communicators Congress holds its quadrennial meeting, Congress 2000. Location: J.W Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-6710.

Health care conference all day Forum for Health Care Leadership and Cross Country Leadership sponsor a conference on "A Staffing Crisis: Nurse/Patient Ratios." Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 973/331-9850.

Education technology conference all day Society for Applied Learning Technology holds a "Education Technology 2000" Conference. Location: Crystal City Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/457-6812.

Tax practitioners conference 8:30 a.m. National Association of Tax Practitioners holds its 2000 Annual Conference. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 920/749-1040.

Public speaking seminar 8:30 a.m. Bryce Harlow Foundation presents a seminar, "How to Be an Effective Spokesperson (When the Press Doesn't Like You and the Public Doesn't Trust You)." Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary, and Tony Blankley, former press secretary to House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/734-1705.

New media workshop 9 a.m. Georgetown University Communication, Culture and Technology Program Networked Media Center presents a workshop on "Web Communicating: Content and Writing for New Media." Location: CCT-NMC, 3520 Prospect St. NW, Suite 309. Contact: 202/687-3752.

Pharmaceutical pricing discussion 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a discussion on "Pharmaceutical Pricing Proposals: The Canadian Connection and More." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Business technology seminar 9:30 a.m. Capcon Library Network presents "DHTML: Cross Browser Techniques," which involves developing business Web pages that work well on Internet Explorer and Netscape. Location: 1990 M St. NW, Suite 200. Contact: 202/331-4360.

Trade discussion 9:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "The European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement." Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Campaign 2000 news conference 10 a.m. The Hagelin for President committee holds a news conference to respond what it calls Pat Buchanan's orchestrated campaign to destroy the Reform Party. John Hagelin, Reform Party presidential candidate, participates. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/251-7014.

Defense Department ceremony 10 a.m. Defense Department hosts a full honors cordon to welcome Armenian Minister of Defense Serzh Sarkisyan to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates. Location: River Parade Field, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Election poll news conference 11 a.m. Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism holds a news conference to release a poll showing the public's preferences in the presidential election. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Medicare briefing noon Alliance to Improve Medicare and Progressive Policy Institute present a luncheon briefing on "Medicare+

Choice: Can It Work?" regarding a proposal to give seniors options for selecting health maintenance organizations, including drug benefits. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/452-1029.

Law lecture noon Woodrow Wilson Center presents its Monday Colloquium, "China's First Modern Lawyers." Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4011.

Film noon National Archives presents the film "High School." Location: National Archives Auditorium, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Immigration news conference noon National Immigration Forum holds a news conference on the "Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act." Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0004.

Health Care news conference 1 p.m. Coalition to Protect America's Health Care holds a news conference to announce a new coalition of hospitals, health systems, national hospital associations and businesses focused on preserving access to health care services for communities across America. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-1522.

International Research conference 1:15 p.m. Institute for International Research conducts a conference on "Auditing for Good Clinical Practice Compliance." Location: Hyatt Regency-Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 212/661-3500.

Education Department conference 2 p.m. Education Department holds a Principal's Leadership Conference for outstanding school principals. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/401-1008.

Trade policy forum 3:30 p.m. Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws presents a congressional trade policy forum on the World Trade Organization dispute settlement process and U.S. experience with its results. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, and Rep. Amo Houghton, New York Republican, participate. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/342-8439.

Small business seminar 6 p.m. Main Streets Online holds an educational seminar to provide small businesses the necessary tools and information to move into the new economy. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 800/997-2957.

Presentation skills seminar 6:30 p.m. Yours Truly Tech-Knowledgy hosts a Presentations Skills Seminar. Location: Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 2009 N. 14th St., Suite 111, Arlington. Contact: 703/841-0080.

Healthy waterways meeting 6:30 p.m. Anacostia Indicators Project Task Force holds a meeting to gather citizen input on "what to look for to see if our waterways are healthy." Location: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. Contact: 301/513-5747.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion on "The Confirmation," a novel about the CIA and D.C. political intrigue. Author Thomas Powers participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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