- The Washington Times - Friday, March 24, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Archives exhibition 10 a.m. The National Archives presents the opening of the exhibition "Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography From the National Archives, Part 2." Location: Circular Gallery, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Abortion ruling symposium 11 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a symposium on "The Socioeconomic Costs of Roe vs. Wade: Would America Be Stronger If Abortion Had Remained Illegal?" Location: Media Center, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Concludes a trip to India, where he visits Hyderabad to focus on the science and technology boom in India's "Silicon Valley," visits a clinic to participate in immunizing children against polio and tuberculosis on World Tuberculosis Day, and attends

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to Macomb, Mich., and Houston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Cancer Institute meets. Location: National Cancer Institute, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, C Wing, sixth floor, conference room 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4218.

10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission, technological advisory council meets. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2046.

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

9:30 a.m. Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds hearing on Defense Department policies and programs to combat terrorism, in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2001 and the Future Years Defense Program. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing on rising oil prices. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce energy and power subcommittee holds hearing on the Department of Energy's proposed budget for fiscal 2001. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information, and technology subcommittee holds hearing on a General Accounting Office report comparing the function of chief information officers in the federal government with their counterparts in the private sector. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Conference of Bishops conference all day The National Conference of Bishops Pro-Life Secretariat holds a conference, "Feminine Genius and the Culture of Life."

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Janne Matlary, Norwegian Christian Democratic Party, keynote address: "Women and Work: Family, Profession, Faith."

7 p.m. Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School and leader of the Holy See's delegation to the 1995 U.N. conference on Women in Beijing.

Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-8352.

Biology conference 9 a.m. The American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution hold a conference, "Biology: Challenges for the New Millennium." Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. Contact: 202/628-1500, Ext. 253.

Rising oil-prices lecture 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a lecture, "How the Clinton/ Gore Administration is Fueling Price Hikes at the Pumps." The speaker is by Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Digital government forum 9 a.m. The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum to discuss its report "Digital Government: The Next Step to Re-engineering the Federal Government." Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat, participate. Location: Capitol, the Mansfield Room, SC-207. Contact: 202/546-0001.

Graduation ceremony 10 a.m. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) holds a graduation ceremony of the 200th session of the FBI's National Academy. Attorney General Janet Reno speaks at 10:50 a.m. Thomas Constantine, former administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and FBI Director Louis J. Freeh participate. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Contact: 202/324-3691.

Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents the opening of the exhibition "This Is Nightline," featuring footage from the television news program and a behind-the-scenes look at the show's production. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/528-0800.

Web site introduction 10 a.m. The Education Department introduces Project COOL (College Opportunities On-Line), a Web site that provides students and parents with detailed information on higher-education costs. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, participate. Note: Rescheduled from March 23. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/224-0346 or 202/401-1579.

Egypt address 10:30 a.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts an address on Egypt's plan to enhance economic and trade relations with the nations of the Western Hemisphere. The speaker is Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Amre Moussa. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Abstinence programs discussion noon The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute holds a discussion on abstinence programs. The speaker is Elayne Bennett of the Best Friends Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of the film "The Land," a pictorial document of the Depression during the summer of 1939. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Global-warming briefing noon The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds a briefing, "The Sun Also Warms: New Findings on the Sun-Climate Link." The speaker is Sallie Baliunas, senior scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute, and astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/331-1010.

Prescription-drugs briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health and the Commonwealth Fund holds a luncheon briefing, "Prescription Drugs for Seniors: How States Are Helping." Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, participates. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Cancer survivors reunion 1:30 p.m. The Washington Hospital Center's Washington Cancer Institute hosts female cancer survivors in their first annual reunion who have taken part in the institute's "Look Good … Feel Better" program. Location: Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW. Contact: 202/877-2748.

Birthday celebration 7 p.m. The Christian Coalition holds a celebration of the 70th birthday of the Rev. Pat Robertson, Christian Coalition founder. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/325-4746.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore hosts Antonio Mendez, former chief of disguises at the Central Intelligence Agency, discussing his book "Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA." Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Haitian culture discussion 7 p.m. The Haitian Embassy holds a discussion, "Contrasting Ideologies and National Identity: The Afro-Haitian and Franco-Haitian Variants in Haitian Culture." The speaker is Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, professor at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Location: 2311 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-4090.

Film presentation 7 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a screening of the film "The Architecture of Mud," which profiles the earth, water and straw buildings of Yemen's Hadhramaut region. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Concert performance 8 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a concert featuring music by Bach and Mozart. Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

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