- The Washington Times - Monday, June 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Reading project 9 a.m. The Joint Leadership Commission of the U.S. Congress sponsors a service project in celebration of the kickoff of a partnership between the National Basketball Association and the Congressional Award to conduct a reading program for prekindergarten, kindergarten, first-grade and special education classes. Bob Lanier, NBA Hall of Famer, and 62 young adults from across the country participate. Note: News conference follows at noon. Location: Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE. Contact: 202/226-0130.

Korean war exhibition 10 a.m. The National Archives commemorates the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean war with an exhibition featuring the annotated draft copy of President Truman's July 8, 1950, statement designating Gen. Douglas MacArthur as commander of the U.N. forces in Korea. Location: Rotunda, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:30 p.m. Hosts a Millennium "Matinee" with Mrs. Clinton titled "Exploration Under the Sea, Beyond the Stars," East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

12:30 p.m. Attends a Democratic National Committee luncheon at a private residence in Old Westbury, N.Y.

9 p.m. Participates in a Women's Forum, hosted by the Oxygen Network, at New Jersey Network Production Center, Trenton, N.J.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

10 a.m. National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee on the records of Congress. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/501-5350.

1:30 p.m. National Endowment for the Arts, special projects advisory panel holds a meeting to assist in developing parameters for a national study of jazz artists in four cities. Location: Room 716, Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-5527.

7 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the national cancer advisory board and subcommittee on cancer centers. Location: Bethesda Hyatt Regency, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-8537.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and opinions. 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 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and at noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal 2001 and the Millennium Digital Commerce Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Silajdzic visit all day The Embassy of Bosnia Herzegovina sponsors a visit by Haris Silajdzic, former prime minister of Bosnia Herzegovina.

Highlight 6 p.m. Speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations. Contact: 202/337-1500, Ext. 230.

World Bank meeting all day The World Bank begins the 15th meeting of the Caribbean Group for Cooperation in Economic Development.

Highlights 1 p.m. James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, speaks on "Preventing and Reducing the Costs of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean."

Location: 600 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/458-5437.

Children and oral health conference all day The Office of the Surgeon General holds a conference on "The Face of a Child: Surgeon General's Conference on Children and Oral Health." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/205-1842.

"Service to America Summit" all day The National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation holds its "Service to America Summit."

Highlights 10 a.m. Kweisi Mfume, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, opening address.

10:30 a.m. Panel discussion: "Communities in Crisis."

11:30 a.m. James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

12:30 p.m. Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States, luncheon keynote address.

7 p.m. Joe Brown, judge, "Judge Joe Brown" Awards Ceremony. Honorees include Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, recipients of the Leadership Award; and Marie Osmond, Children's Miracle Network, recipient of the Samaritan Award.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/429-5350.

Reno speech 8 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno addresses a Department-sponsored nursing home fraud conference. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 202/616-2771.

Medicare conference 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a conference on "Medicare: The Crisis in Governance."

Highlights 9 a.m. Gail Wilensky, former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and Project Hope, keynote address: "What I Learned At HCFA."

12:30 p.m. William Scanlon, General Accounting Office, luncheon address.

3:45 p.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, "The Challenge of Medicare Reform."

Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/675-1752.

National History Day competition 10 a.m. The University of Maryland holds its National History Day competition at which more than 2,000 students in grades six through 12 from 48 states and the District of Columbia compete among research project presentations on the theme "Turning Points in History." Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/314-9542.

World Health Organization briefing 10 a.m. The World Health Organization (WHO) holds a news briefing on a WHO Report on Microbial Resistance. The participants include: David Heymann, WHO executive director for communicable diseases, and Jeffrey Koplan, Center for Disease Control director. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F street NW. Contact: 202/262-9823.

Russia discussion noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on "National Security and Human Rights in Russia." The speakers are Sergei Baburkin, history department professor at Yaroslavi State Pedagogical University, and Galina Starovoitova, human rights and conflict resolution fellow at the Kennan Institute. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Ethics discussion noon Accuracy In Media holds a discussion on "Ethics in The Media." The speaker is Paul Rodriguez, managing editor of Insight magazine. Location: Lu Garden Restaurant, 629 H St. NW. Contact: 202/364-4401.

Violence Against Women Act news conference 12:30 p.m. First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, and law enforcement personnel hold a news conference urging swift reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/226-4073.

Leadership seminar 1 p.m. The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute holds its "2000 Conservative Leadership Seminar." The participants include Reps. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and Helen Chenoweth-Hage, Idaho Republican; Ann Coulter, columnist and author; Suzanne Fields, nationally syndicated columnist; and Christina Hoff Sommers, American Enterprise Institute. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Medicare lockbox proposal news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, sponsors a news conference on a Medicare lockbox proposal. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio-TV Gallery Studio. Contact: 202/224-4642.

Missile defense news conference 3 p.m. The Union of Concerned Scientists holds a news conference on national missile defense. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5801.

Holocaust settlement claims briefing 3 p.m. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat holds a briefing on German Holocaust settlement claims. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room, Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Awards dinner 6 p.m. The Orphan Foundation hosts the seventh annual OLIVER Awards Dinner. The participants include Hillary Rodham Clinton and Reps. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, and J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican. Location: Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/828-7055.

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