- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 29, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Weinberger speech noon The George C. Marshall Institute's Washington Roundtable On Science and Public Policy hosts Caspar W. Weinberger, former defense secretary, who discusses arms control, the ABM Treaty and missile defense. Location: University Club of Washington, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9655. Note: Reservations required.

Heston speech 7 p.m. The Lecture Fund sponsors a speech by Charlton Heston, actor and National Rifle Association president, on political correctness and the cultural wars. Location: Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2 p.m. Holds news conference, East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for February 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-62 Santa Fe Independent School District vs. Department of Energy and Docket Number 98-6322 Slack vs. McDaniel (re-argument). Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

]9:30 a.m. Judiciary administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds hearing on the Dr. Peter Lee case. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
9:30 a.m. Rules and Administration Committee holds hearing on campaign reform. Roger Pilon, Cato Institute, testifies. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.
10 a.m. Budget Committee marks up the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal 2001. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the inclusion of a prescription drug benefit in the Medicare program. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
10:30 a.m. Appropriations Defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Air Force. F. Whitten Peters, secretary of the Air Force, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations Defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 Defense budget. Location: Capitol, Room H-140. Contact: 202/225-2771.
9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Commerce finance and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing on "Competition in the New Electronic Market: Part I." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on "Enhancing Computer Security: What Tools Work Best?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Solutions to Competitive Problems in the Oil Industry." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Coast Guard ice-breaking mission. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Children's deformities briefing 8:30 a.m. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who introduced the Treatment of Children's Deformities Act in the Senate last fall, leads a special briefing on insurance coverage for children's deformities. Actor Stacy Keach, who was born with a cleft lip, participates. Location: Capitol, Mansfield Room (S-207). Contact: 847/228-3348.
Taiwan elections conference 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on "Taiwan Elections: Implications for a New Century." Sen. Frank H. Murkowski, Alaska Republican, speaks at 2:30 p.m. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Medical Institute for Sexual Health news conference 9:30 a.m. The Medical Institute for Sexual Health holds a news conference to release its new report, "Building Healthy Futures: Tools for Helping Adolescents Avoid or Delay the Onset of Sexual Activity." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/972-2367.
Palestinian public opinion briefing 9:30 a.m. The American Committee on Jerusalem holds a briefing on "Palestinian Public Opinion on Jerusalem." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/237-0215.
FEMA discussion 9:30 a.m. George Mason University's Mercatus Center holds a panel discussion on "Results-Based Management at The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/993-4945.
Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology meeting 9:30 a.m. The Agriculture Department holds the first meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4074.
Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, hosts a news conference to announce the introduction of the Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act. The participants include actresses Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Bo Derek. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3531.
Asia's financial recovery discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion "Is Asia's Financial Recovery Sustainable Without Restructuring?" Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.
Amphibians discussion 10:30 a.m. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, and scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey address the serious U.S. and global problem of the amphibian population decline and mutation. Location: Capitol, Room EF-100. Contact: 202/225-5831.
Enrollment ceremony 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold an enrollment ceremony for the Senior Citizen's Freedom to Work Act. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/224-3135.
Mubarak coffee 11 a.m. Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina Republican, hosts a Senate Foreign Affairs coffee meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Location: Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-4651. Note: Mr. Mubarak meets with the House International Relations Committee at 1:30 p.m., Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-5021.
Peanuts news conference 11:15 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference in conjunction with National Peanut Month to discuss the nutritional value of peanuts as a source of folic acid and vitamin B that can help prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6577.
Education Savings and School Excellence Act news conference noon Members of Congress hold a news conference on the floor vote on the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 2000. Location: House Triangle (Rain site: 311 Cannon House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-2956.
Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus anniversary noon The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus holds a discussion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates. Location: Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4315 or 301/530-7153.
American Legion conference 12:15 p.m. The American Legion concludes its Washington Conference. Miss America 2000 Heather Renee French receives the American Legion National Commander's Public Relations Award during a 12:15 p.m. ceremony. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/263-2982.
Stock options news conference 1:30 p.m. Members of Congress and Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman participate in a news conference to discuss legislation to encourage employers to provide stock options to hourly employees. Location: Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-8288 or 202/224-0345.
Gun violence discussion and rally 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Campus Alliance to End Gun Violence holds a panel discussion on youth and gun violence and a rally to end gun violence. Location: ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW (4 p.m. discussion) and Copley Lawn, Georgetown University (5:30 p.m. rally). Contact: 202/687-0002.
Thurman speech 7 p.m. Sandra Thurman, director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, addresses visitors viewing the AIDS Memorial Quilt being displayed at American University. Location: Kettler-Palmer Lounge, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.
Center for New Black Leadership banquet 7 p.m. The Center for New Black Leadership holds its "Third Annual Scholars Dinner." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-9505.

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