- The Washington Times - Friday, March 10, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Lawsuits discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "The Rise of Class Action Lawsuits Against Health Care Providers." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5833.

Christian youth conference 7:30 p.m. The Association of Christian Schools International holds an "Impact 2000 National Youth Leadership Conference." Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 717/285-3022.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:05 a.m. Signs the Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act, Oval Office of the White House.

11:20 a.m. Makes announcement regarding airline safety, Roosevelt Room of the White House.

12:35 p.m. Attends DNC luncheon, Hay Adams Hotel.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Education Department's president's advisory commission on educational excellence for Hispanic Americans meets. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1411.

10 a.m. National Institutes of Health's recombinant DNA advisory committee meets. Location: Conference Room 10, Building 31, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.

11 a.m. Federal Reserve System's board of governors meets. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, C Street entrance between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3204.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services' military readiness subcommittee holds a hearing on the budget request for infrastructure plans for property maintenance and missile defense construction. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources' forests and public land management subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to authorize the acquisition of the Valles Caldera, to provide for an effective land and wildlife management program for this resource within the Agriculture Department. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Rules Committee holds a hearing on "Biennial Budgeting: A Tool for Improving Government Fiscal Management and Oversight." Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

10 a.m. Science energy and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 budget authorization request for the Energy Department. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce's employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "A More Secure Retirement for Workers: Proposals for ERISA Reform." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Food safety symposium all day The Animal Health Institute and the Food Industry Codex Coalition holds a symposium on "Critical Issues Affecting Food Safety and Trade: A Symposium on Codex Alimentarius." Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-2440.

Black political scientists conference all day The African American Leadership Institute holds the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Plenary session: Election 2000, Super Tuesday and Beyond.

10:10 a.m. Concurrent panels: issues in black politics; political leadership, participatory behavior and women.

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 301/405-7938 or 202/806-6722.

CampaigNET conference all day CampaigNET holds its conference "CampaigNET 2K.1." Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/548-0601.

Student symposium all day The Center for the Study of the Presidency holds its spring student symposium "The White House, Congress and the Media: The Art and Character of Presidential Leadership."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. David Broder, The Washington Post, and Morton Kondracke, Roll Call, "What Type of Congress Will the New President Likely Face?"

2 p.m. James Schlesinger, former defense secretary, "Presidential Leadership in Forging National Security Policy."

3:40 p.m. Alice Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, and former Rep. Vin Weber, Minnesota Republican, "Presidential Leadership in National Issues: Social Security, Health Care, Tax Cuts, and Surpluses."

4:40 p.m. Hodding Carter III, a former State Department official; Gwen Ifill, host of "Washington Week in Review"; and Marvin Kalb, journalist, "Presidential Lessons Learned in Working With the New Media."

7 p.m. David Gergen, former presidential adviser, U.S. News & World Report editor-at-large and public service professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, dinner address: "How Presidents Have Won Over the Media and Moved Their Legislative Agendas Through Congress."

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/872-9800.

Internet tax meeting 8 a.m. The Legg Mason Group hosts a meeting with Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat on Internet tax. Location: Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2777.

Homeless veterans conference 8:30 a.m. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans holds its annual conference, "Shaping America's Agenda for Homeless Veterans."

Highlight noon Heather Renee French, Miss America 2000, Awards Luncheon.

Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-1969.

Report release 9 a.m. Environmental Media Services holds a news conference to release a report on the major role environmental issues will play in the 2000 legislative session. Location: Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200 or 202/463-6670.

Budget forum 10 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus holds a budget forum with civil rights and minority community based organizations for a fiscal 2001 alternative budget. Location: 1302 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3315.

Women and Social Security seminar 10 a.m. The Institute for Women's Policy Research, the National Council of Women's Organizations' Women and Social Security Task Force, and the Women's Institute for Secure Retirement hold a seminar on training women leaders and activists on "Campaign 2000: Protecting and Strengthening Social Security for Women." Location: Falk Auditorium, the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-5100.

Creationism poll news conference 11:30 a.m. The People for the American Way Foundation holds a news conference to release the results of a national poll on evolution and creationism in science classrooms. Location: Suite 400, 2000 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.

Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of "The Iron Road," a documentary about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/317-6000.

Medal presentation ceremony 1 p.m. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, holds a ceremony to present the Normandy Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty to Montgomery County D-Day veterans. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5341.

Wetlands news conference 1 p.m. The National Association of Home Builders holds a news conference to discuss wetlands health in the United States, the state of wetlands regulation and the effects of the new regulations issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Location: Federal Room B, Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-0495.

Tibet rally 6:30 p.m. The Capital Area Tibetan Association holds a rally to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising and to urge a peaceful resolution of the Tibetan problem. Location: Chinese Embassy, 2300 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-1515.

D.C. Statehood Green Party fundraiser 7 p.m. The D.C. Statehood Green Party holds a benefit to raise funds for the D.C. Statehood Green Party and the "20 Citizens" lawsuit for full autonomy and congressional representation for the District. Ralph Nader, consumer activist, Public Citizen founder and Green Party presidential candidate, participates. Location: Josephine Butler Building, 2437 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/332-1709.

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