- The Washington Times - Friday, May 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Women and polls noon The Heritage Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hold a discussion, "How Women See Themselves: The Latest Polls." The speaker is Karlyn Bowman, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Van Andel Conference Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Raines speech 12:30 p.m. Franklin D. Raines, chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae, addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, on the mortgage market. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:45 a.m. Meets with business owners, workers and community leaders on the impact of extending permanent normal trade relations to China, National Guard facility, North Canton, Ohio.

1:40 p.m. Takes brief walking tour of Hauer family farm, Shakopee, Minn.

1:45 p.m. Makes remarks on the benefits to American farmers of extending permanent normal trade relations to China, Hauer family farm.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

11:30 a.m. Holds a discussion on Social Security, Portland Community College, Portland, Ore.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases producer-price indexes for April 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Health Care Financing Administration holds a meeting of the citizens advisory panel on Medicare education. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 410/786-1076.

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the ophthalmic devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee. Location: Salons A and B, Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/443-0572.

9 a.m. Agriculture Department Rural Telephone Bank holds a staff briefing for the board of directors. Location: Room 104-A, Williamsburg Room, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-9554.

9 a.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting of the national advisory council to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Location: Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-8923.

10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a public meeting to receive midyear briefings. Location: Room 420, East West Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0800.

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

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearings on the nomination of Amy Comstock to be director of the Office of Government Ethics. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Mexico market conference all day The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce holds a conference, "Bilateral Agenda 2000: Successes, Strategies and Challenges in the U.S.-Mexico Market."

Highlights 9 a.m. Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman and Julia Carabias, Mexican secretary of environment, natural resources and fisheries, "Labor and the Environment: A Report on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Side Agreements."

12:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers and Mexican Treasury and Public Credit Secretary Jose Angel Gurria, "The United States and Mexico: Look to the Horizon."

7 p.m. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, Miss Carabias, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Good Neighbor Awards Gala, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/371-8680.

Religious-life conference 8:45 a.m. The Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding holds a conference, "Becoming American: Immigration and Religious Life in the United States." The keynote speaker is Thomas Aleinikoff, Georgetown University. Location: Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-8375 or 202/687-5019.

On-line voting news conference 9 a.m. The Stanford Business School's Center for Electronic Business and Commerce holds a news conference on the future of on-line voting and Internet politics, including an analysis of the first on-line primary. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/380-0607.

Chinese airfields news conference 9 a.m. The Center for Defense Information and the Federation of American Scientists hold a news conference to reveal new high-resolution satellite images of Chinese airfields facing Taiwan. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/675-1007.

"Million Mom March" discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a morning newsmaker news conference featuring Donna Dees-Thomases, "Million Mom March" organizer, discussing the purpose, goals and scope of the march. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Lao Veterans of America National Recognition Week event 10 a.m. Ethnic Hmong and Laotian veterans of the U.S. "Secret Army" hold events during Lao Veterans of America National Recognition Week to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in Laos.

Highlight 10 a.m. Veterans' memorial ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery at the Lao Veterans of America monument to the Lao and Hmong veterans of the U.S. "Secret Army," and their American advisers. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Holocaust reparations remarks 10 a.m. The State Department hosts remarks on Holocaust reparations. The speaker is Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat. Location: 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program news conference 10:15 a.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds a news conference to present 1,000 calling cards to Washington-area high school students in an effort to prevent drunken-driving accidents. Location: Friendly High School, 10000 Allentown Road, Fort Washington. Contact: 703/893-0461.

Religious-freedom report discussion 10:30 a.m. The Institute on Religion and Public Policy holds a discussion on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's report on religious freedom. Location: Rooms 1 and 2, 100 Maryland Ave. NW. Contact: 202/835-8760.

Mathcounts competition 11 a.m. Mathcounts holds its "2000 Mathcounts National Competition," a national math competition program that promotes seventh- and eighth-grade problem-solving skills and math achievement. Location: Regency Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/548-1291 or 301/870-3268.

Product-safety briefing 11:15 a.m. The White House and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) hold a news briefing on new administration proposals to improve the safety of products for children. First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ann Brown, CPSC chairman, participate. Location: Roosevelt Room of the White House. Contact: 301/504-0580 or 202/456-2960.

Sierra Leone news conference 1 p.m. The Sierra Leone People's Party holds a news conference to call for U.S. assistance in ending the war in Sierra Leone. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/887-1211.

Needle-stick injuries seminar 1:30 p.m. The American Nurses Association holds a seminar, "Preventing Needle-stick Injuries: The Time Is Now." Location: Tower Auditorium, Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/651-7027.

East Timor briefing 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Committee for Refugees hosts a briefing, "The Continuing Crisis of East Timorese Refugees in West Timor." Location: Suite 200, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-3507.

Project Excellence dinner 5 p.m. Project Excellence holds its 13th annual scholarship dinner. The participants include Carl Rowan, Project Excellence founder, and Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/284-3722.

Awards ceremony 7:30 p.m. The Corcoran Gallery of Art holds a ceremony to present its 2000 "High Notes in Education" awards. Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. Contact: 202/986-6030.

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