- The Washington Times - Friday, May 19, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Health care discussion 9:30 a.m. National Center for Policy Analysis holds a discussion on the book "Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System," which details the failures of Canada's government-run health care system. Author Dr. David Gratzer participates. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/628-6671.

Social reform discussion 3 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on the book "The Egalitarian Revolution of the 20th Century: The Successes and Failure of Social Reform." Author Robert William Fogel, University of Chicago, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-5884.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9 a.m. Addresses the 50th anniversary Armed Forces ceremony, Andrews Air Force Base.

10:25 a.m. Travels to Philadelphia for a Democratic National Committee luncheon.

6:10 p.m. Travels to Chicago for a Democratic National Committee reception.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

No public appearances scheduled.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the availability of false identity documents over the Internet. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. No votes scheduled after 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. House Government Reform Committee's census subcommittee hearing on "Oversight of the 2000 Census: Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Still More Questions than Answers." Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt participates. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Economic sanctions conference all day American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Health Law Section, and Center for Continuing Legal Education and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units hold "A National Institute on Economic Sanctions." Location: Doyle Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 800/285-2221.

Women's law conference all day Howard University Law School and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law continue their "Third National Conference on African American Women and The Law." Location: Howard University Law School, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. Contact: 202/662-8600.

Business technology seminar 7:30 a.m. Northern Virginia Technology Council holds a seminar on "High Tech Issues for Emerging Businesses." Location: Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Contact: 703/904-7878.

World Bank conference 8 a.m. World Bank and the World Economic Development Congress conclude their "Second Annual World Competitive Cities Congress." Location: World Bank, Preston Auditorium, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 212/869-7567.

Investment Company meeting 8 a.m. Investment Company Institute concludes its 2000 general membership meeting, "Continuing a Tradition of Integrity: Embracing New Challenges." Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-5968.

Poverty research conference 8:30 a.m. Joint Center for Poverty Research concludes its conference, "1999-2000 Health and Human Services-ASPE-Census Bureau Small Grants Conference." Location: HHS, Room 505A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 773/702-0472.

Clinical chemistry conference 8:30 a.m. American Association for Clinical Chemistry holds a conference on "Evidence-Based Medicine: Optimizing Decision Making to Improve Patient Care." Location: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City Hotel, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/835-8718.

Russian Federation news briefing 8:30 a.m. Embassy of the Russian Federation holds a news briefing. Location: Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/298-5718.

Energy/transportation conference 8:30 a.m. America-Georgia Business Development Council; U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association hold a conference on "Energy, Transportation and Security in the Caucasus and Caspian Region."

Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, "Caspian as a Gateway of the European Transport Corridor."

Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/638-3040.

Drug policy conference 9 a.m. Drug Policy Foundation concludes its "13th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform."

Highlights noon Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, luncheon address.

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/537-5005.

Taxes and business seminar 9:15 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar on "The Effects of Tax Policy on the Decision to Start a Small Business." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Procurement workshop 9:30 a.m. Inter-American Development Bank concludes its procurement workshop. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-1365.

Congressional news briefing 10 a.m. Congress holds a news briefing on monthly China trade deficit data released by the Commerce Department. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, participates. Location: Capitol, House triangle. Contact: 202/225-6871.

Trade news briefing 10 a.m. Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press and the Heritage Foundation hold a news briefing on "Trans-Pacific Trade: What's Ahead?" Location: Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Women's rally noon National Organization for Women holds a rally to stop violence against women and protest the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Violence Against Women Act. Location: Supreme Court, Capitol Hill. Contact: 202/628-8669.

Cancer lecture noon National Institutes of Health holds a lecture on "Tumor Vaccines." Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5678.

Film noon National Archives presents a screening of the film "Harvest of Shame." Location: National Archives, theater, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

China trade relations discussion 12:30 p.m. Institute for International Economics hosts a discussion on permanent normal trade relations with China. Gene Sperling, assistant to the President for economic policy, participates. Location: Willard Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: 202/456-5364.

Legislation briefing 1 p.m. Antitrust Coalition for Consumer Choice in Health Care holds a congressional briefing on the impact of the Quality Health Care Coalition Act, on the health care system. Location: Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/721-0363.

District planning meeting 1:30 p.m. District of Columbia Planning Office holds a planning meeting on the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. Location: Van Ness Elementary School, Fifth and M streets SE. Contact: 202/442-7600.

Checks and balances discussion 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a panel discussion on "Overseeing the Executive: Has The Watchful Eye Glazed Over?" Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Diversity conference 4 p.m. The A.K. Rice Institute Washington-Baltimore Center and the Howard University Counseling Service hold a group relations diversity conference in the Tavistock tradition, "Shades of Difference: Authority and Appearance in The Organization." Location: Howard University, College of Dentistry, 800 W St. NW. Contact: 202/887-8955.

Race rules conference 6 p.m. Grass Roots Innovative Policy Program holds a conference, "Race Rules: Equity, Justice, and Public Policy," and a ceremony to present awards for Innovative Policies Addressing Institutional Racism. Location: American University, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 540/857-3088.

Historic preservation conference 7 p.m. University of Washington Preservation Planning and Design Program and the George Washington University Mount Vernon College hold their third National Conference, "Women and Historic Preservation 2000." Location: GW, Funger Hall, Room 103, 2201 G St. NW. Contact: 206/685-4170.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on the book "Literary Washington." Author Alan Cheuse participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Concert 7 p.m. La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy holds a concert of jazz music. Drummer Mino Cinelu and pianist Kenny Barron perform. Location: French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. Contact: 202/944-6090.

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