- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 6, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Demographics report 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a news conference featuring Martha Farnsworth Riche, former Census Bureau director and founding editor of American Demographics magazine, releasing her report "America's Diversity and Growth: Signposts for the 21st Century." Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/939-5418.

Convention protests news conference noon The National Press Club hosts a news conference on plans for large protests at the Republican and Democratic national conventions this summer by the R2D2 Coalition, which staged demonstrations at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings in the District. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11 a.m. Makes remarks on the need for a strong, enforceable "patients' bill of rights," Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

11:30 a.m. Addresses the National Education Association national convention, McCormick Center, Chicago.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for May 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committees are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL

Taxes conference all day The Peace Tax Foundation holds the eighth International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns.

Highlights 10 a.m. Conscience and Peace Tax International board meeting.

1 p.m. Visits to State Department and the Pentagon.

7:30 p.m. Marjorie Kornhauser, "U.S. Supreme Court Rejection of Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation," and Peter Goldberger, "Taxation: The Role of Peace Tax Fund Legislation."

Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-3751.

Sexuality summit all day The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice holds the National Black Religious Summit IV on Sexuality, "Breaking the Silence: Education, Advocacy and Ministry in the New Millennium."

Highlights 9 a.m. the Rev. A.B. Sutton Jr., Free Spirit Baptist Church of Buffalo, N.Y., morning worship service.

10:45 a.m. Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders.

2 p.m. Renee Turner, executive producer, BET's Teen Summit, "The Impact and Impression of Hip-Hop and Rap," youth plenary session.

Location: Howard University Divinity School, 1400 Shepherd St. NE. Contact: 202/628-7700.

Immunization conference all day The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds the 34th National Immunization Conference, "Immunization: A History of Achievement, a Future of Promise." Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala speaks at 11:55 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road. Contact: 404/639-8817.

Congressional issues lecture 9 a.m. The Presidential Classroom Scholars Program sponsors a lecture for 300 high school students, "Issues Facing Congress: A Senator's Perspective." The speaker is former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, Ohio Democrat, now Consumer Federation of America chairman. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/328-6521.

Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers briefing 9:30 a.m. The Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers holds a news briefing on the third of 19 planned tests on the administration's proposed national missile defense. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0795, ext. 136.

"Good Life Index" briefing 9:30 a.m. The Healthy Community Initiative of Greater Orlando and the Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Health Care hold a news briefing on Orlando's "Good Life Index," an analysis of 27 indicators compiled from public data, and its applicability to other U.S. metropolitan areas. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-8714.

"Health of the Oceans" report briefing 9:30 a.m. The Center for Marine Conservation holds a news briefing on the results of the nation's first-ever "Health of the Oceans" report. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/828-8827 or 202/638-3400.

Council on American-Islamic Relations briefing 10 a.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a news briefing on American Muslim political opinion, which presidential candidates Muslim voters favor, and which party best represents American Muslim interests. Location: 453 New Jersey Ave. SE. Contact: 202/488-8787.

National Economist Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The National Economist Club holds its luncheon meeting, featuring Lee Price, the Commerce Department chief economist, speaking on "Digital Economy 2000." Location: Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Cohen trip briefing 2 p.m. The Defense Department holds a background briefing on Defense Secretary William S. Cohen's upcoming trip to China and Australia. Location: Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

McClendon birthday celebration 6 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a 90th birthday party for Sarah McClendon, veteran White House correspondent. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7468.

National Building Museum lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum hosts a lecture "Building the White House: The African-American Contribution." The speaker is Ed Hotaling, historian and television news producer. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Film presentation 7 p.m. The National Archives presents "Regret to Inform" (1999), a documentary film on American and Vietnamese women whose husbands were killed in the Vietnam War. Location: National Archives Theater, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Film screening 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a screening of an IMAX film, "Michael Jordan to the Max," featuring one of the greatest sports figures of the 20th century. Producers Steve and Don Kempf discuss their behind-the-scenes adventures during the making of the film. Location: Langley Theater, National Air and Space Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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