- The Washington Times - Monday, March 27, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Housing news conference 10 a.m. The Department of Housing and Urban Development releases a report, "Rental Housing Assistance: The Worsening Crisis," which shows a record shortage of affordable housing in the United States. HUD Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo participates. Location: HUD, 10th-floor conference room, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Cherry Blossom Festival concert 9 a.m. The National Park Service holds a concert in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Location: Lincoln Memorial. Contact: 202/619-7222.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Milwaukee.

11:50 a.m. Makes remarks to students at Marquette University Monaghan Ballroom, Alumni Memorial Union, Milwaukee.

2:45 p.m. Meets with community leaders, Marquette University Monaghan Ballroom, Alumni Memorial Union, Milwaukee.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case:

c!Free vs. Abbott Laboratories.

• Nelson vs. Adams USA Inc.

Location: One First Street NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on "Income Taxes: The Solution to the Social Security and Medicare Crisis." Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan participates. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour, and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Votes postponed until 6 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Appropriations Committee's Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on FY 2001 appropriations for Employment & Training Administration/Veterans Employment and Pension agencies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Minority media conference all day Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Citizenship Education Fund Media and Telecommunications Project holds a conference on "Minority Media Advocacy: Turning the Tide for Minority Entrepreneurship."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and spokesman, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, opening remarks.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/333-5270.

Workers Union conference all day Utility Workers Union of America holds its legislative conference. Participants include Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, and Rep. Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-3700.

Florists' conference all day Society of American Florists holds its "Congressional Action Days." (March 27-28).

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Gloria Borger, contributing editor, U.S. News & World Report, kickoff breakfast.

Noon William Kristol, editor and publisher, the Weekly Standard, insiders luncheon.

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 800/336-4743.

Cuban intelligence briefing 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a briefing on "Cuban Intelligence: A View From The Inside." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Presidential primary issues seminar 9 a.m. American Academy of Political and Social Science and the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center holds a seminar on what issues were the focus of the 2000 presidential campaign primaries. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6701.

Chinese persecution news conference 9 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program hosts a discussion on the persecution of Falun Gong and the suppression of human rights in the People's Republic of China. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Peace talks news conference 9:30 a.m. Americans for Peace Now holds a news conference on the final status talks of the Middle East peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.

Bank meeting 9:30 a.m. Export-Import Bank of the United States holds the first meeting of the bank's 2000 Advisory Committee. Location: Export-Import Bank, Room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3200.

Radio lottery 10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a lottery of low-power FM radio broadcasting applications. Participants include FCC Chairman William E. Kennard and FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani. Location: FCC, Commission Meeting Room, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.

Sleep awareness exhibit 11 a.m. National Institutes of Health National Center on Sleep Disorders Research commemorates "National Sleep Awareness Day" with an exhibition displaying facts about sleep apnea and snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and sleepiness and drowsy driving. Location: NIH, Building 10, first floor atrium, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1051.

Film noon National Archives presents a screening of the films "Manhattan," "A Bronx Morning," "City of Contrasts," and "Down Strikes the Capital Dome." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Employment discussion 12:30 p.m. Economic Policy Institute holds a panel discussion on "Reduced Work Time In Europe: Lessons For The United States?" Location: Mayflower Hotel, New York Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-5530.

France and Europe discussion 2 p.m. University of Maryland French and Italian departments hold a discussion on "France and the New Europe: An Agenda For 2000." French Ambassador Francois Bujon de l'Estang participates. Location: University of Maryland, Language House, St. Mary's Hall, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.

Trade laws symposium 4 p.m. The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws holds a symposium on rules-based trade after Seattle. Participants include Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat; Rep. Robert T. Matsui, California Democrat, and Rep. Jack Quinn, New York Republican. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/342-8439.

Book discussion 6 p.m. Independent Women's Forum holds a discussion on the book "The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars?" Author Stephanie Gutmann participates. Location: 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Anti-hunger and poverty fund-raiser 6:30 p.m. Sonoma County Wineries Association holds a "Sonoma County Wine Experience," a wine tasting featuring over 100 world class wines from wine makers in Sonoma County, Calif., to raise funds for the anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs of Share Our Strength. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 800/969-4767.

Sports writing lecture 8 p.m. District of Columbia Jewish Community Center holds its "First Annual Shirley Povich Sport Journalism Lecture." The Sporting News and Golf Digest sportswriter David Kindred, 1998 National Sportswriter of The Year, participates. Location: DCJCC, Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/777-3271.

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