- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 25, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

NAACP president's speech 9 a.m. The University of Maryland holds its 226th annual commencement. The speaker is Kweisi Mfume, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Location: Cole Student Activities Building, University of Maryland at College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.

Women's forum discussion 6 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum holds a panel discussion on "Boys Will Be Boys." Location: 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

12:30 p.m. Holds a Rose Garden ceremony in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the gross domestic product for first-quarter 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing home sales for April 2000. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

SENATE

No schedle available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on Internet privacy policies. Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission chairman, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to consider the outlook for America's natural gas demand. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' public health subcommittee holds a hearing on gene therapy. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Internet security and privacy. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources' national parks, historic preservation and recreation subcommittee holds hearing to receive testimony on the potential ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget's housing and infrastructure task force holds hearing on the lack of income verification in HUD-assisted housing. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Commerce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Enforcing the Laws on Internet Pharmaceutical Sales: Where are the Feds?" Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on a December 1999 memo by FBI Director Louis Freeh regarding Attorney General Janet Reno and her investigation in allegations of campaign fundraising abuses. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Resources' national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on the intent of the recent announcement by the Interior Department regarding the enforcement of regulations regarding snowmobile use in national parks. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Resources' fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee and the House Armed Services Committee hold a hearing on a report on the Federal Ocean Observations Plan. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761 or 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Death Tax Elimination Act. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1:45 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's oversight, investigations and emergency management subcommittee marks up the Preparedness Against Terrorism Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Memorial Day commemoration all day The National Association of Black Veterans holds a "Day of Honor 2000" to commemorate Memorial Day and recognize minority veterans.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Wreath-laying ceremony, Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery.

10:30 a.m. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, Symposium of Distinguished Minority World War II Veterans, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/638-2298.

Awards ceremony 8:30 a.m. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children holds a ceremony to present its National Missing Children's Awards. Location: Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/274-3900.

European Union discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The European Union and Opportunities Between European and American Business in E-Commerce." The speaker is Pat Cox, the next president of the European Parliament. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Legal fees seminar 10 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federalist Society, the Manhattan Institute and the Hudson Institute hold a seminar on "Excessive Legal Fees: Protecting Unsophisticated Consumers, Class Action Members and Taxpayers/Citizens." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Summer reading campaign kickoff 10 a.m. The Education Department holds a news conference to kick off the National Read Write Now! summer reading campaign. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley participates. Location: Front Plaza, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-4389.

Wetlands partnership news conference 10 a.m. Coastal America, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Gillette Co. hold a news conference to announce the launch of the National Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership, a public-private partnership to restore America's wetlands. Location: Room 4830, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/637-3093 or 202/482-6090.

Aging population discussion 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on "Living Longer: The Challenges of an Aging Population." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Food thermometers news conference 10:30 a.m. The Agriculture Department holds a news conference to announce the launch of a national consumer education campaign to promote the use of food thermometers. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: 107-A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Oral health report news conference 11 a.m. The Office of the Surgeon General holds a news conference to release its new report, "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General." Surgeon General David Satcher and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participate. Location: Shepherd Elementary School, 7800 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/205-1842 or 301/592-8600.

Dedication ceremony 11 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds a ceremony at which a bronze replica of the statue "Freedom" that adorns the U.S. Capitol dome will be dedicated to the Newseum. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/528-0800.

Ethiopian famine briefing noon The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker briefing on famine in Ethiopia and the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Mahoney speech 12:30 p.m. Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of the Los Angeles diocese, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Witness for Life: The Catholic Church and the Death Penalty." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Commencement address 3 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a commencement address. The speaker is U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Jazz concert 8:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a concert of jazz music. The performer is jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez, whose appearance will benefit recent Venezuelan flood victims. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Nazis forum 8:30 p.m. Ohr Kodesh Congregation hosts a forum focusing on the presence in Australia of reputed Nazi war criminals. Location: 8402 Freyman Drive, Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/949-0376.

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