- The Washington Times - Monday, May 15, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Global economics conference 8:50 a.m. The Economic Strategy Institute hosts a Global 2000 Forum, "The World to Come." Defense Secretary William S. Cohen discusses "Visions of the Future." Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Global Forum Office, 703/548-4662.

Senate committee hearing 10 a.m. Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on gun violence and gun-control laws with the chief of Washington's Metropolitan Police Department, Charles H. Ramsey. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2939.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

noon Attends the 19th annual Peace Officers Memorial, West Front, U.S. Capitol.

5:35 p.m. Honors the 1999 WNBA World Champion Houston Comets, Rose Garden, the White House. Contact: 202/456-7150.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Philadelphia and to Nashville, Tenn.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business until 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2521, the Military Construction FY 2001 Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and at noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. House Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to establish the Commission for the Comprehensive Study of Privacy Protection. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

6:30 p.m. House Rules Committee holds a meeting to consider the rules for floor debate of laws making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2001, and for other purposes. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Global economics conference all day Economic Strategy Institute hosts the Global 2000 Forum, "The World To Come: Value and Price of Globalization How Technology and Globalization Are Changing Economics, Politics and Society."

Highlights 8:10 a.m. President Kim Dae Jung, Republic of Korea, "Present at the Creation: Building a New Economy for a New Era."

2 p.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, "A Tale of Two Cities: Washington and Brussels."

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Global Forum Office, 703/548-4662.

Irish president's visit 8 a.m. The Embassy of Ireland hosts a visit to Washington by Irish President Mary McAleese.

Highlights 8 a.m. Meets with Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, Towers Club, Tysons Corner.

6:50 p.m. Attends Flax Trust of America Awards ceremony, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Contact: 202/462-3939.

Transportation discussion 8:30 a.m. National Press Club hosts a discussion, "Transportation in the 21st Century," and names the winners of a national transportation poster contest for fifth-graders. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater and former Transportation Secretaries Alan Boyd, William Coleman and Samuel Skinner participate. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/355-5580.

Microsoft-lawsuit debate 9 a.m. TechCentralStation.com holds a debate on the Microsoft antitrust lawsuit, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 800/619-5258.

Financial seminar 9 a.m. National Press Foundation holds a seminar, "How to Read a Financial Statement." Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

FCC meeting 9:30 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds an open meeting. Location: FCC, Conference Room, CY B-511, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.

Education news conference 10 a.m. National Education Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education holds a news conference to announce new performance-based teacher-preparation standards. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-7496.

Trade briefing 11 a.m. The Foreign Press Center holds a briefing, "Permanent Normal Trade Relations With China." U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky participates. Location: FPC, Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8944.

Awards luncheon 11:30 a.m. EMILY's List holds its annual "Women in the Lead" awards luncheon. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, participate. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, International Terrace/International Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-1448.

Animal activists' vigil 11:30 a.m. International Primate Protection League holds a vigil to appeal for action on an investigation of two 1997 shipments of baby monkeys from Indonesia to Chicago's O'Hare Airport via Air France in violation of U.S. law against shipping unweaned baby mammals. Location: Main Justice Building, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 843/871-2280.

Health care news briefing noon Alliance for Health Reform holds a news briefing on health care spending on the uninsured and on low-income people with health care coverage and the policy implications of these issues. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, participates. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Films noon The National Archives presents a screening of the films "Toward Independence," and "The Road to the Wall." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Awards ceremony 12:45 p.m. Association for Women in Communications, D.C. Chapter, holds a ceremony to present its "Matrix Award for Professional Achievement" in "recognition of a woman's significant professional achievement in communications over the course of her career." USA Today Editor Karen Jurgenson will be honored. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-4495.

China lecture 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a lecture on China. Gov. Paul Cellucci, Massachusetts Republican, participates. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Campaign news briefing 2:30 p.m. Campaign for America's Future holds a news briefing to respond to Texas Gov. George W. Bush's Social Security privatization plans. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

Treasury news briefing 2 p.m. Treasury Department holds a news briefing on black-market peso exchange. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Rocket viewing 5:30 p.m. International Launch Services holds a viewing of the launch of its Atlas III rocket carrying the EUTELSAT W4 communication satellite at Cape Canaveral. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, East Ballroom, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/390-3436.

Olympic Committee program 6 p.m. U.S. Olympic Committee holds its sixth Olympic Celebration and dinner. Location: Gannett Building, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/466-3399.

Endangered-ecosystems lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates and the Audubon Naturalist Society hold a lecture, "Coral Reefs of the Bahamas: Exotic But Endangered Ecosystems." Location: American History Museum, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-4260.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on the book "Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan." Author Scott Simon, National Public Radio, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919

Emmy Awards nomination party 7 p.m. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Washington, D.C., Chapter, holds a nominations party for the 42nd annual Emmy Awards. Sportscaster Rene Knott, WJLA-TV Channel 7 News, and meteorologist Sue Palka, WTTG-TV Channel 5 News, participate. Location: Clyde's of Chevy Chase, 70 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/587-3993.

Stock-portfolio seminar 7:30 p.m. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter holds a seminar, "Building and Managing a Stock Portfolio." Location: Borders Bookstore, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington. Contact: 410/451-6009.

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