- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 13, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Mexican elections 12:30 p.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a panel discussion, "The Mexican Elections: Economic and Political Factors Affecting the Vote." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5530.

Argentine discussion 4:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a news conference, "Argentina Today." The speaker is Argentine President Fernando de la Rua. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

12:45 p.m. Meets with Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua, Oval Office of the White House.

4 p.m. Honors the President's Service Award recipients for 2000, Oval Office.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

1 p.m. Delivers a policy address on progress and prosperity, New York Historical Society, New York.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for May 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to review the practices of Internet network advertisers and steps that can be taken to improve consumers' privacy on line. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on prescription drug safety and pricing. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Post-Conviction DNA Testing: When is Justice Served?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

11 a.m. Appropriations' District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on the District's fiscal 2001 budget and financial planning. Mayor Anthony A. Williams testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2:15 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up fiscal 2001 transportation appropriations. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

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. Commerce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Computer Insecurities at DOE Headquarters: DOE's Failure to Get Its Own Cyber House in Order." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

9:30 a.m. Judiciary's crime subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Government Reform's civil service subcommittee holds a hearing on federal employees health benefits program: OPM's Policy Guidance for 2001. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Student Athlete Protection Act, to prohibit high school and college sports gambling in all states, including states where it was permitted prior to 1991. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Resources' national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to provide for the acquisition of Castle Rock Ranch in the state of Idaho and to authorize the use of the acquired ranch in a series of land exchanges. Location: 1324 Longworth Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on legislation to cover prescription drugs under Medicare. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

11 a.m. Commerce's telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation regulating telemarketing. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on legislation to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish and expand programs relating to science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on the proposed United-US Airways merger. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Alcohol and crime conference all day The National Crime Prevention Council holds a conference on "Alcohol and Crime: Research and Practice and Prevention." Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/261-4120.

Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act news conference 8:30 a.m. Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat, Bob Barker, television game-show host, and actress Kim Basinger holds a news conference to urge passage of the Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act. Location: Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2861.

League of Women Voters news conference 9:30 a.m. The League of Women Voters holds a news conference to announce its "Take a Friend to Vote" advertising, public service announcement, grass-roots outreach and Internet-based activities campaign to increase the number of people who vote in the 2000 election. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/429-1965.

USDA-G.L.O.B.E. celebration 10 a.m. The Agriculture Department (USDA) sponsors the USDA-G.L.O.B.E. celebration. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman makes remarks. Location: Room 107A, Jamie Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Argentina news conference 10:30 a.m. President Fernando de la Rua of Argentina holds a press conference with Jewish leaders. Included in his remarks will be a formal apology on behalf of the people of Argentina to Jews everywhere for Argentina's role in the Holocaust. Location: Hay Adams Hotel. Contact: 202/486-6966.

Richardson speech 11 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds the Tuesday's Director's Forum. The speaker is Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. Location: Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Clinton-Hastert economic empowerment plan news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference on the Clinton-Hastert economic empowerment plan. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-6324.

Religious freedom event noon Runners complete their "2000 Journey of the Torch for Religious Freedom" run from New York City to the District. Guest speakers include human rights and religious leaders from the Jewish, Baptist, Unificationist, Catholic, and Scientology faiths. Location: Founding Church of Scientology, corner of R Street and Connecticut Avenue NW. Contact: 202/667-6404.

Zarb speech 12:30 p.m. Frank Zarb, chairman and CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotient

(NASDAQ), addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing how to build the global digital stock market. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Bosnia a hearing 2 p.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a hearing on "Bosnia's Future Under the Dayton Agreement." Harris Silajdzic, former Bosnian prime minister, participates. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Awards ceremony 5 p.m. The Joint Leadership Commission of the U.S. Congress sponsors a ceremony to bestow the Congressional Award Gold Medal to 62 young adults from across the country in recognition of distinguished public service and personal development initiatives. Location: Capitol, Statuary Hall. Contact: 202/226-0130.

Korea lecture 6 p.m. The Washington International Trade Association holds a lecture on "A New Korea for a New Century." The speaker is South Korean Ambassador Hong Koo Lee. Location: Korean Embassy, 2450 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Book lecture 7 p.m. The National Archives holds a lecture by Douglas Brinkley on his book "Rosa Parks," a biography of the black woman who was the catalyst of the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., desegregation bus boycott. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Awards ceremony 7:45 p.m. The Arab American Institute Foundation holds a ceremony to present its Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards to recognize corporations, organizations and communities that promote co-existence among people. Location: Grand Ballroom, Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.

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