- The Washington Times - Monday, May 22, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Trade relations protest 11 a.m. Campaign for Working Families holds a news conference to oppose permanent normal trade relations with China. Former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 703/671-8800.

Republican committee reception 7:30 p.m. Fairfax County Republican Committee hosts a reception for former Virginia Gov. George Allen. Location: Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/834-5271.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Official welcoming ceremony for South African President Thabo Mbeki

10:30 a.m. Meets with Mr. Mbeki, Oval Office

8:10 p.m. Hosts a state dinner in honor of Mr. Mbeki

Contact: 202/456-7150.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

1 p.m. Hosts a luncheon for South African President Thabo Mbeki, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

]Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. Votes postponed until 6 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

6:30 p.m. House Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of the conference report on the Millennium Digital Commerce Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Cyber-crime meeting all day National District Attorneys Association holds a Metropolitan Prosecutors Cyber Crime Meeting. Location: Holiday Inn, 625 First St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/549-9222.

Defense Department conference all day Defense Department holds Acquisition and Logistics Reform Week 2000. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry Shelton participates.

Highlights 9 a.m. Opening ceremony; presentation of the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award.

Location: Pentagon Courtyard, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-9312.

American Israel policy conference all day American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its "2000 Policy Conference."

Highlights 9 a.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers; and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, "The Peace Dividend: America's Investment in Middle East Peace."

1:15 p.m. Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Republican Party presidential candidate, special address.

7:30 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, "A Salute to the 106th Congress" banquet.

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/639-5200.

Car dealers' conference all day American International Automobile Dealers Association holds its "23rd Annual Automotive Congress."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. former Rep. Bill Paxton, New York Republican, Grassroots Leadership Forum.

6:30 p.m. All-Star Dealer Awards Reception and Dinner.

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/519-7800.

Children's safety news conference 9 a.m. America Buckles Up Children holds a news conference to announce its Memorial Day ABC Mobilization to crack down on drivers who fail to secure their children with seat belts. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/338-8700.

Social Security news conference 10 a.m. National Center for Policy Analysis holds a news conference to present the newest, most accurate on-line Social Security calculator, which compares what an individual can expect to pay and receive from Social Security with what that same individual could have received from the same dollars invested in private accounts. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-6671.

Rockville news conference 10 a.m. City of Rockville hosts a news conference to announce approval of funding for the Rockville Town Center Accessibility Improvement Plan by the U.S. House of Representatives. Rockville Mayor Rose Krasnow and Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican. Location: Courthouse Square Park, Rockville. Contact: 202/225-5341.

Transportation equity news conference 10:30 a.m. Transportation Equity Network holds a news conference to release its new study, "Getting on Track," which finds that the national transportation information system is failing to provide users with data that would help them track where the billions of dollars in transportation are being spent. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat; Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat; Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, participate. Location: 536 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/339-9343.

Romania discussion 11 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Romania in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in an Evolving Transatlantic Environment." Romanian Prime Minister Mugar Isarescu participates. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Health care discussion noon Healthcare Leadership Council holds a discussion on "Price Controls and the Canadian Health Care System." Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/452-8700.

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

Health reform discussion 12:30 p.m. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform hold a discussion on "Uninsured 101: What You Really Need to Know About an American Dilemma." Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Building discussion 12:30 p.m. National Building Museum holds a discussion on "Building Better Site Design," about working with communities to facilitate approval of environmentally sensitive and economically feasible site designs. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Congressional field hearing 1 p.m. House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology holds a field hearing on "Government Online: Strategies and Challenges." Location: Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon. Contact: 202/225-5147.

Church council meeting 2 p.m. National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. holds its executive board meeting.

Highlights 2 p.m. Presentation of proposed framework from NCC/Church World Service and Witness Future, 345 Cannon House Office Building.

6 p.m. Father Daniel Coughlin, chaplain, House of Representatives, Keynote address: "The Role of Religion in Public Life," 2168 Rayburn House Office Building.

Contact: 212/870-2227.

Defense Department conference 2 p.m. Defense Department Defense Modeling and Simulation Office and the National Training Systems Association hold a conference, "Industry Days 2000: State of Modeling and Simulation Briefing to Government and Industry." Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Contact: 703/247-2569.

Technology forum/reception 2:30 p.m. Technology Industry Executives host a reception and technology forum with Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican. Location: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna. Contact: 202/857-5939.

Energy news briefing 3 p.m. Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a news conference on "Why Has Europe Taken the Lead in Wind Energy Technologies?" Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1886.

Convocation address 3:30 p.m. Georgetown University holds an address to its Inaugural 2000 Senior Convocation. Location: Georgetown University, Healy Lawn, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Awards ceremony 6:30 p.m. National Building Museum, Washingtonian Magazine, and the American Institute of Architects Washington, DC Chapter holds its Annual Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Lobbying workshop 6:45 p.m. Institute for Policy Studies Social Action and Leadership School for Activists holds a "Strategic Lobbying Workshop." Location: IPS, Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/334-9382.

Book signing 7 p.m. Politics and Prose holds a book signing of "The Land that Could Be," a study of civic environmentalism. Location: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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