- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 31, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Nutrition summit 8:30 a.m. The Agriculture Department and the Health and Human Services Department conclude their "National Nutrition Summit." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/945-4295.

Sierra Leone protest 4 p.m. Amnesty International USA, Howard University Sierra Leone Students, Refugee International, Washington Office on Africa, and Friends of Sierra Leone hold a protest to call for U.S. action to protect human rights in Sierra Leone and support for an international tribunal of inquiry to bring to justice the perpetrators of human rights violations there. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, ext. 303.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:50 a.m. (All times are local to the events.) Attends the United States-European Union Summit, Palacio Nacional de Queluz, Lisbon, Portugal.
2 p.m. Holds an afternoon news conference with EU President Romano Prodi and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10:45 a.m. Holds a forum with Mrs. Gore to discuss mental health, Community Room, Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase.
6:30 p.m. Holds an open meeting with undecided voters, Douglass Theater, Boulevard, Macon, Ga.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for April 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds an open public meeting on a marine accident report involving the ramming of the Eads Bridge by barges in tow of the MV Anne Holly, with subsequent ramming and near breakaway of the President of the Casino on the Admiral, in St. Louis on April 4, 1998. Location: Board Room, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Clinton trip briefing 8:30 a.m. The Nixon Center holds a news briefing on President Clinton's trip to Moscow. Location: 1615 L St. NW. Contact: 202/887-5229.
Geo-sciences meeting 8:30 a.m. The American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, and the Mineralogical Society of America hold their spring meeting.
Highlights 11 a.m. Charles Groat, director of the U.S. Geological Survey, News conference, "Earth Science in the Cities," Briefing Room 2.
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/462-6900.
Presidential transitions discussion 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Achieving a Successful Transition" in conjunction with its Mandate for Leadership 2000 Project on procedures presidents have to master in order to enact their agendas. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/608-6172.
Food crisis news conference 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the food crisis in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Speakers are Brady Anderson and Hugh Palmer of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Tobacco briefing 10 a.m. The Pan American Health Organization holds a news briefing on World No Tobacco Day and the health impact of tobacco and related issues. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/974-3457.
Schools news conference 10 a.m. The Children's Aid Society, the Coalition for Community Schools and the Ad Council holds a news conference to launch the first phase of a multiyear effort designed to increase awareness about and interest in community schools nationwide. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/780-0880.
Peacekeeping discussion 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a panel discussion on "Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in Africa." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Library of Congress news conference 11 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a news conference to announce Pinkerton Inc.'s donation of its archives. Location: Room 608, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-9191.
Jerusalem briefing noon The American Committee on Jerusalem holds a briefing on "Exclusive Jerusalem: A Challenge to Morality." Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/237-0215.
Osmond speech 12:30 p.m. Marie Osmond, entertainer and founder of the Children's Miracle Network, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the specialized medical needs and costs of treating children and about the Children's Miracle Network. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Nonproliferation briefing 3:30 p.m. American University's Coalition for a Nuclear Free World, the Nuclear Studies Institute and the Center for Asian Studies hold a news briefing and conversation on nonproliferation and disarmament with survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Location: Sixth Floor Butler Board Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Executive mansion lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a lecture by William Seale, White House expert, on his book, "The President's House: Fit For a King?" about how the executive mansion has been perceived as both a princely palace and the symbolic center of the presidency throughout its history. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Wright brothers presentation 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation hosts "Bike to Flight," a presentation on the Wright brothers as bicycle designers. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/786-2970.

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