- The Washington Times - Friday, May 26, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Gulf war health workshop 8:30 The Institute of Medicine holds a workshop, "Identifying Effective Treatments for Gulf War Veterans' Health Problems." Location: National Research Council, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-1318.

Disaster-aid ceremony 10 a.m. James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and his counterpart in the South Korean government sign an agreement allowing both countries to exchange emergency-management and disaster-prevention strategies. South Korean Vice Minister Jae Young Kim participates. Location: 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-4600.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

1:30 p.m. Makes an environmental announcement at Assateague National Seashore, Va.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

7:15 a.m. Participates in the school day, Cordova School, Cordova, Tenn.

10:30 a.m. Has lunch with students and participates in field day, outdoor playing fields.

12:30 p.m. Discusses education issues with students, parents, teachers and administrators, gymnasium.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for April 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for March 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases a weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the advisory committee for social, behavioral and economic sciences. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/306-1741.

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 a hearing on export-control implementation issues with respect to high-performance computers. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "Drugs in the Mail: How Can It Be Stopped?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Georgetown commencement ceremonies all day Georgetown University holds commencement ceremonies.

Highlights 10 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, Georgetown Public Policy Institute Awards Ceremony, Leavey Center Ballroom.

2 p.m. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat, Georgetown Graduate School Commencement, Healy Lawn (rain site: McDonough Arena).

5 p.m. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat, MBA Awards Ceremony, Healy Lawn (rain site: McDonough Arena).

Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing conference all day The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing holds its annual conference. Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/493-0290.

Internet technologies seminar 7:30 a.m. Loki Technologies holds a seminar, "The Use of Internet Technologies in Law Firms and Corporate Counsel Departments." The participants include: Lisa Polisar, practice information and services director, Covington & Burling; Kirk Ruthenberg, co-chairman of E-Business Group, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal; James Merklinger, American Corporate Counsel Association managing attorney; and James Keane, JusticeLink's chief legal officer. Location: Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Drive, Vienna. Contact: 301/656-3288.

Memorial Day concert advisory 7:30 a.m. Capital Concerts Inc. opens the 2000 National Memorial Day Concert for media coverage. Location: Capitol, West Lawn. Contact: 202/824-6369.

Housing-law conference 8 a.m. The American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law concludes its ninth annual Conference on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.

Highlights 8 a.m. John Coonts, associate director of the Housing and Urban Development Department's Enforcement Center.

9:15 a.m. Concurrent Workshops: "Section 501(c)(3) Bonds: A Primer"; "Stump the Experts: Advanced Legal Implications of Housing Tax Credit Transactions"; "Section 8 Renewals and Terminations/Affordable Housing Strategies"; "Legal Implications for Senior Housing/Assisted Living Providers"; and "HOPE VI and Mixed Finance Transactions: An Investor's Perspective."

11 a.m. Concurrent Workshops: "The Nonprofit Perspective in Negotiating a Housing Tax Credit Transaction"; "Community Building: The Atlanta Model"; "Fair Housing Hot Topics"; "Application of Tax-Exempt Multifamily Housing Bonds"; and "Ethical Considerations: Who Is and Can Be Your Client?"

12:30 p.m. Legal educators meeting.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 312/988-5580.

Natural-gas technologies conference 8 a.m. The American Gas Association, Informa Energy Conferences, Washington Policy and Analysis and Energy Day hold a conference, "Fueling the Future: Natural Gas Technologies for a Cleaner 21st Century."

Highlights 8 a.m. New End-Use Gas Technologies and Their Applications.

9:10 a.m. Natural Gas Microturbines: Real-World Success Stories.

10:20 a.m. Fuel Cells: A Disruptive Technology.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/824-7204.

Read-in 8:30 a.m. Aiton ES hosts the sixth annual community read-in. Volunteers from the Washington area will join parents and staff of Aiton ES, reading to students in small groups. Location: Aiton ES campus, 533 48th Place NE. Contact: 202/442-5635.

Youth development workshop 8:30 a.m. The National Academies Board on Children, Youth and Families holds a workshop, "Helping Communities Promote Youth Development." Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1937.

International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services conference 9 a.m. The International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services holds its 25th anniversary conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Plenary session.

10:45 a.m. Workshop session.

12:30 p.m. Workshop session.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 410/730-7190.

Asian arts and crafts demonstration 10 a.m. The National Museum of Natural History holds an Asian arts-and-crafts demonstration featuring Cambodian stone sculpture, Indonesian wood sculpture, Japanese kimekomi doll making, Japanese ikebana flower arranging, Korean brush painting, Philippine weaving, and Thai fruit and vegetable carving. Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Clinton trip briefing 11:15 a.m. The State Department holds a background briefing on President Clinton's trip to Russia. Location: Press Briefing Room 2118, 2101 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6607.

Clinton trip briefing 2 p.m. The State Department holds a background briefing on President Clinton's trip to Portugal and Germany. Location: Press Briefing Room 2118, 2101 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6607

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