- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 8, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Dell speech 12:30 p.m. Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Computers, addresses a "Newsmaker" luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Chamber dinner 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a dinner addressed by President Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Attends a memorial service in honor of the late Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, Tokyo.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism national advisory council holds a meeting. Location: Conference Rooms E1-2, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health campus, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-4375.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Foreign Relations European affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, "Kosovo: One Year After the Bombing." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on wage discrimination based on sex. Katherine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, testifies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Internet Integrity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2000. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the Debt Collection Improvement Act. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Resources fisheries, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing on a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a National Oceans Day. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Small Business government programs and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on women's business enterprises. Aida Alvarez, Small Business Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure ground transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

11 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee marks up the International Counter-Money Laundering Act of 2000. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

11 a.m. Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to block the unauthorized import into the United States of bulk shipments of counterfeit or unapproved drugs. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Women and heart disease briefing 8 a.m. The Washington Hospital Center and the Congressional Black Caucus co-sponsor a briefing, "Women, Heart Disease and its Increasing Impact on Minorities." The guest speaker is Mary Margaret Valenti, heart disease survivor and wife of Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti. Location: B339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/261-3544.

Roma briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "What Do the Roma Want? A Status Report From Central Europe," about the widespread discrimination suffered by the Roma (Gypsies) across Central Europe. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Balkans War forum 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a forum on the 1999 Balkans War, the situation in Kosovo and lessons for future military operations. Gen. Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander for Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, delivers a keynote speech. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Poll release 9:30 a.m. The Institute for Global Ethics holds a news conference to release a poll on the attitudes of donors and the public on the trustworthiness of politicians, negative campaigns, campaign tactics, trends in campaigns and related issues. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

New economy forum 10 a.m. The Democratic Leadership Council holds a forum, "Building a New Consensus on the New Economy: Making Trade and Technology Benefit Working Americans." Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, participates. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/546-0007.

Census news conference 10 a.m. The Census Bureau holds a news conference on the status of the 2000 Census. Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, participates. Location: Salon D, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

Democratic National Committee news conference 10 a.m. The Democratic National Committee holds a news conference to announce an effort to expand access to the Internet. Location: First-floor conference room, 430 South Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/863-8148.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee convention 10 a.m. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds its 17th national convention. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/438-7297.

Walter Payton Cancer Fund news conference 11 a.m. Reps. Steve Largent, Oklahoma Republican, and Ronnie Shows, Mississippi Democrat, announce creation of the Walter Payton Cancer Fund. Connie Payton, widow of Mr. Payton, attends. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5074.

Death-tax news conference 1 p.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat, participate in a news conference on the estate tax. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-0600 or 202/225-8699.

Capitol Make a Wish Foundation commemoration 2 p.m. The Make a Wish Foundation commemorates its 20th anniversary. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Rep. John Shadegg, Arizona Republican, participate. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/225-2800.

House Republican Conference meeting 3 p.m. The House Republican Conference holds a meeting with Republican district directors to discuss Internet communications strategy and to release an Internet-based communications plan with a new Web site, GOP.gov. Reps. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, participate. Location: Library of Congress, Capitol, Room LJ-119. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Children's Internet Protection Act news conference 3 p.m. Rep. Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr., Mississippi Republican, holds a news conference to announce the Children's Internet Protection Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5031.

Awards gala 6 p.m. The Washington chapter of Women in Film & Video holds its seventh annual Women of Vision Awards gala. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/362-9706.

Awards dinner 6:30 p.m. The National First Ladies' Library and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History celebrate the accomplishments of five outstanding women at a gala awards dinner, "First Ladies Salute First Women." Location: National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: Kristi Hellmuth, 703/799-2449.

Cookout 7 p.m. Friends of the Arboretum host the Great Arboretum Cookout. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: Herb Garden, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Contact: 202/245-2726 or 202/720-4623.

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