- The Washington Times - Friday, March 31, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Taiwan elections 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on the recent presidential elections in Taiwan. The speaker is legislator Lee Ying-Yuan, Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Russian elections noon The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on the effects of the recent Russian elections. The speaker is Sir Rodric Braithwar, former British ambassador to Moscow. Location: 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/974-2420.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:05 a.m. Arrives at the White House. No other public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for January 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, subcommittee on standards and security and the working group on computer-based patient records meets. Location: Conference Room 703A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-3938.

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. Energy and Natural Resources energy research, development, production and regulation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Energy Department's findings at the gaseous-diffusion plant in Paducah, Ky., and plans for cleanup at the site. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on an audit by the General Accounting Office of the Treasury Department's financial statements for the federal government. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Turkish relations conference all day The American Turkish Council, American Friends of Turkey, the Turkish-U.S. Business Council and the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey hold their 19th annual Conference on United States-Turkish Relations.

Highlights 9 a.m. Political/ economic briefing.

12:30 p.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, "Turkey's Importance to 21st Century International Security."

6:30 p.m. Turkish Ambassador Baki Ilkin, reception, Turkish Embassy, 1714 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/783-0483.

Ghana health care conference all day The Ghana Health Foundation holds a conference on health care in Ghana.

Highlights 8 a.m. Concurrent sessions: Welcome and introduction, "The Concept of a Health Foundation for Ghana."

9 a.m. "Health, Economics and Development in Ghana."

9:35 a.m. "Major Health Challenges in Ghana: Epidemiology and Statistics."

10:25 a.m. "Mental Health Issues."

11:10 a.m. "Newborn Screening for Sickle-Cell Disease in Ghana: A Success Story."

12:30 p.m. Ghana first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, luncheon address, "The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Ghana."

2 p.m. "Health Manpower and Resources in Ghana Today."

2:35 p.m. "Medical Education in Ghana: Training and Retention of Health Personnel."

3:20 p.m. "Barriers and Solutions to Returning Home: The Dilemma of the Foreign-Trained Ghanian Physician."

3:55 p.m. "The Physician Exchange Program: Building Links With Health Care Professionals in Ghana."

Location: Towers Auditorium, Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Voting Integrity Project conference 10 a.m. The Voting Integrity Project holds its conference, "Voting Integrity 2000."

Highlights 10 a.m. "Internet Voting and The Digital Divide."

Noon Darryl Wold, Federal Elections Commission chairman, luncheon address, Tony Cheng Seafood Restaurant, 619 H St. NW.

2 p.m. Debate: "Does Money Corrupt Politics?"

3:15 p.m. "One Person, One Vote in the 21st Century."

4:15 p.m. "Early Voting and Vote-Only-By-Mail Reforms."

5:30 p.m. Darrell Green, Washington Redskins and the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, reception.

Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/607-3030 or 202/261-2168.

Parents & Friends Christian Ministries conference 10:30 a.m. Parents & Friends Christian Ministries holds the ninth annual "Conference on Healing for the Homosexual." The participants include Dr. Charles Socarides, psychiatrist; the Rev. John Harvey, Courage founder; Anthony Falzarano, national director of Parents & Friends Christian Ministries; and John Janney, national director of Homosexuals Anonymous.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. News conference.

Noon Opening luncheon.

1 p.m. Opening speeches.

Location: Carnegie Institute, 1530 P St. NW. Contact: 703/860-2711 or 202/371-2101.

Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of the films "Manhattan," "A Bronx Morning," "City of Contrasts," and "Dawn Strikes the Capitol Dome." Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Allen speech 12:30 p.m. Steve Allen, entertainer and honorary chairman of the Parents Television Council, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, discussing "How Times Have Changed: Vulgarity in Entertainment Today." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Peterson lecture 1 p.m. Georgetown University holds a lecture by Donald Peterson, CEO of Lucent Technologies. Location: Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5558.

Missile defense system discussion 2:30 p.m. Georgetown University holds a panel discussion, "Should the United States Proceed Now With Plans to Deploy a National Missile Defense System?" The participants include Marshall Billingslea of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and Michael O'Hanlon of the the Brookings Institution. Location: McGhee Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-1639.

American College Personnel Association convention 3 p.m. The American College Personnel Association holds its 76th annual convention, "2000 and Beyond: Capitalizing on Leadership, Scholarship and Citizenship."

Highlights 3 p.m. Concurrent sessions: council directors, standing committee chairmen, and new state/ international division presidents' orientation.

5 p.m. New leader welcome.

7:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions: placement candidate/employer orientation, commission chairmen, new standing committee chairmen's orientation, and state/international division presidents.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/835-2272 or 301/314-7608.

Environmental discussion 3:15 p.m. Georgetown University hosts Philip Micklin, Western Michigan University professor, who speaks on "Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Analysis of Amazonian Deforestation." Location: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-1625.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion of the book "The Poetry of Our World." The book's co-authors, Jeffrey Paine and Carolyn Forche, participate. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Fund-raiser 7 p.m. The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work holds a "Post-Holiday Blues Fund-raiser: The Future of Mental Health Care." Surgeon General David Satcher participates. Location: Home of Ruth Neubauer, 3301 Woodbine St., Chevy Chase. Contact: 202/546-9322.

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

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