- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 1, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Infectious diseases briefing 9:45 a.m. The American Medical Association holds a briefing on "Infectious Disease: The Emerging and Re-emerging Threats." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Education report 1 p.m. The Education Department holds a news briefing to release a report on "The Condition of Education 2000." Deputy Education Secretary Frank Holleman participates. Location: 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1579.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and President Johannes Rau.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10:45 a.m. Greets patients of the Children's Cancer Ward Outpatient Clinic, Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Eaglston, Atlanta.

11 a.m. Gives an address, Cancer Medical Quadrangle, Emory University Medical Center, Atlanta.

2:45 p.m. Addresses the 11th Annual World Report Conference, CNN 20th Anniversary Celebration, Sidney Marcus Auditorium, World Congress Center, Atlanta.

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 a report on the value of new construction put in place for April 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Navy Department holds a meeting of the naval research advisory committee panel on quality of life. Location: Office of Naval Research, 800 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Contact: 703/696-6769.

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies advisory committee. Location: Ballroom II, Holiday Inn, Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-0314.

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a joint meeting of the national committee on vital and health statistics and the subcommittee on standards and security, and work group on computer-based patient records. Location: Room 505A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-3938.

9:30 a.m. Labor Department's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration holds a meeting of the working group on phased retirement of the advisory council on employee welfare and pension benefits plans. Location: Room N-5437 A-D, Labor Department building, Second and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/219-8753.

10 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the aviation security advisory committee. Location: MacCracken Room, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/260-7773.

SUPREME COURT

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

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 committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Aging conference all day The Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan-American Health Organization, the International Foundation on Aging, and HelpAge International hold a conference on "The Demographic Transition in Latin America and The Caribbean: Inter-Regional Consultation on Aging of the Population." Enrique Iglesias, Inter-American Development Bank president, participates. Location: 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-1718.

Geo-sciences meeting 8:30 a.m. The American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, and the Mineralogical Society of America hold their spring meeting.

Highlights 2 p.m. "Can Streams be 'Restored,' " news conference.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/462-6900.

Privacy conference 8:45 a.m. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics, SEARCH, and the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics holds the National Conference on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 916/392-2550.

School-to-Work program forum 9 a.m. The Education Department and the Labor Department hold a national policy forum on the School-to-Work program. The participants include Howard Berman, CEO of Excellus; Ronald McWirth, superintendent of Charleston County, S.C., schools; North Dakota Lt. Gov. Rosemarie Myrdal; Ralph Tanner, Kansas state representative; and Linda Ferney, Ohio state senator. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-6219.

Mexican elections discussion 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion on the Mexican elections. The speaker is presidential candidate Gilberto Rincon Gallardo of the Social Democracy Party. Location: B-1 Conference Center, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Infectious diseases briefing 9:45 a.m. The American Medical Association holds a briefing on "Infectious Disease: The Emerging And Re-Emerging Threats."

Highlights 10 a.m. "Bioterrorism: A Real Threat or an Alarmist's Viewpoint?"

10:30 a.m. "Vaccines and Infectious Diseases: Putting Risks Into Perspective."

11:15 a.m. "Antibiotic Resistance: On The Brink of a Public Health Nightmare?"

11:45 a.m. "Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Global Problem and Its Impact on the United States."

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The National Archives presents the opening of the exhibition "The Forgotten War Remembered," a collection of 20 photographs depicting the history of the Korean War. Location: Auditorium lobby, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Exhibition preview 10 a.m. The Arthur M. Shackler Gallery holds a media preview of the exhibition "The Heroic Past: The Persian Book of Kings." Location: 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/357-4880, Ext. 319.

Exhibitions 10 a.m. The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents the opening of the exhibitions "Images of the Spirit: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide" and "Voices Rising: Alabama Women at the Millennium." Location: 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7373.

Lawsuit briefing 10:30 a.m. The Initiative and Referendum Institute and the American Civil Liberties Union hold a news briefing to announce a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service regarding its regulation banning the collection of signatures on all postal property. Location: Treasury Room, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/429-5539.

Energy Department meeting 10:45 a.m. The Energy Department hosts a meeting to accept a donation for the Energy Department's Northern New Mexico Fire Recovery Fund from the Japanese Nuclear Cycle Development Institute. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Awards luncheon 11:30 a.m. People for the American Way holds the annual Defenders of Democracy Awards luncheon. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/647-4999.

Book lecture noon The National Archives holds a lecture by Allen Weinstein on his book "The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America." Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Hoffa speech 12:30 p.m. James P. Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the "State of the Union." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Christian Defense Coalition news conference 1 p.m. The Christian Defense Coalition holds a news conference to unveil a national campaign on "Can a Christian Vote for Al Gore?" The Rev. Patrick Mahoney participates. Location: Naval Observatory, Massachusetts Avenue at 34th Street NW. Contact: 202/547-1735.

Book discussion 6 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum holds a discussion on the book "The Hillary Trap: Looking For Power in All the Wrong Places." The speaker is the book's author, Laura Ingraham. Location: 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Exhibition opening 6:30 p.m. La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy presents the opening of the exhibition "The Power of Color." Location: 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/944-6090.

Buddhism lecture 6:30 p.m. The Asia Society hosts a lecture on Tibetan Buddhism in America. The speaker is William McKeever, the Asia Society's director of Asian activities. Location: B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Concert 7:30 p.m. The Corcoran Gallery of Art holds a concert featuring entertainer Jenny Lind. Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. Contact: 202/462-2643.

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