- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 14, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Technology in 2025 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a panel discussion on "Science and Technology in 2025: Will Science Fact Surpass Science Fiction?" featuring the 2000 winners of the National Medals of Science and Technology. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/644-3039.

Census 2000 2 p.m. House Government Reform's census subcommittee holds a hearing on the status of Census 2000. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:45 p.m. Presents the National Medals of Science and Technology, East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

12:15 p.m. Votes in the Tennessee Primary, Gymnasium, Forks River Elementary School, Elmwood, Tenn.

8:15 p.m. Addresses supporters, Gymnasium, Leon High School, Tallahassee, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations, Treasury, Postal Service and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the U.S. Customs Service. Raymond Kelly, Customs Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Commerce, energy and power subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold a hearing on "Safety and Security Oversight of the New National Nuclear Security Administration." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee's benefits subcommittee and the House Small Business Committee's veterans' and oversight subcommittee hold a hearing on implementation of the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act. Aida Alvarez, Small Business Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

2 p.m. Banking and Financial Institutions Committee marks up the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act of 1999, the Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 1999, and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. Resources, forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on Forest Service road-management policy. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

Internet summit all day The Virginia Governor's Office and the George Mason University Law School National Center for Technology and Law concludes its "2000 Global Internet Summit." The participants include: Michael Vatis, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Infrastructure Protection Center; Steve Case, America Online chairman; and Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Bell Atlantic. Location: Mason Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 703/847-0211.

Electronic Industries Alliance meeting all day The Electronic Industries Alliance holds its spring meeting.

Highlights noon Treasury Secretary Lawrence M. Summers, luncheon address.

8 p.m. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, dinner address.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/907-7792.

Pruden speech 8:30 a.m. The Close Up Foundation hosts a breakfast discussion with Wesley Pruden, editor of The Washington Times. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/706-3483.

Kyrgystan briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a news briefing on "Human Rights in Kyrgystan: A Status Report." The speaker is Ramazan Dyryldaev, chairman of the Kyrygz Committee on Human Rights. Location: Conference Room A, fourth floor, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Supreme Court cases briefing 9 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a media briefing on cases before the Supreme Court during the current term. Location: Gewirz Student Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Frank speech 9 a.m. The American League of Lobbyists holds a discussion with Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011.

Finland discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference on "Finland's Next Nokia: Biotechnology." The speakers are Helsinki Mayor Eva-Riitta Siitonen and Dr. Mart Saarma. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Drinking water news conference 9:30 a.m. The Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water holds a news conference to release "Measuring Up: Grading the First Round of Drinking Water Right to Know Reports." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/895-0420.

Computers discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Science Foundation holds a discussion with computer and Internet pioneers. The participants include: Vinton Cerf, MCI Worldcom, "The Future of The Internet"; and William Arms, Cornell University, "Computer Science Research in Information-Rich Applications." Location: Room 1235, 42012 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/306-1070.

Asia briefing 9:30 a.m. The Asia Society hosts a media briefing in advance of President Clinton's trip to Asia, before Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright delivers a luncheon address on U.S. policy toward South Asia. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Woods visit 9:30 a.m. The Education Department and Jamestown Elementary School host a visit by Irish Minister of Education and Science Michael Woods. Location: Jamestown Elementary School, 3700 N. Delaware St., Arlington. Contact: 202/401-4389.

Riley-Pokornia meeting 10:30 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley hosts a meeting with Hungary's Education Minister Zoltan Pokornia. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Hussein discussion 11 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a panel discussion on "What Should the United States Do About Saddam Hussein?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Education Department availability 11:45 a.m. The Education Department holds a media availability with Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Irish Minister of Education and Science Michael Woods. Location: Seventh Floor, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-4389.

Census news conference noon Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt holds a news conference to note that the 2000 census is in the hands of the public and to encourage people to send back their questionnaires. Location: Capitol Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

International Extradition Enforcement Act news conference noon Rep. Dan Miller, Florida Republican, and the family of murder victim Holly Maddux hold a news conference to express support for the International Extradition Enforcement Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5015.

Wolfensohn speech 12:30 p.m. James Wolfensohn, World Bank president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Challenges to the World Bank in the 21st Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Mobilization for Global Justice news conference 2 p.m. Mobilization for Global Justice holds a news conference to explain why thousands of people will converge in Washington in protests timed to coincide with the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-6526.

Pakistani women discussion 3:30 p.m. Amnesty International hosts an event featuring Hina Jilani, a Pakistani lawyer, who will discuss honor killings and abuses against women in Pakistan. Location: Fifth floor, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 293.

Sinn Fein speech 6 p.m. Georgetown University's Irish American Society hosts a speech on the current state of the Northern Ireland peace process and the role of Sinn Fein. The speaker is Rita O'Hare, director of publicity, Sinn Fein. Location: McNeir Auditorium, New North Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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