- The Washington Times - Friday, May 5, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Russia discussion 8:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Walter Schwimmer, secretary-general of the Council of Europe (COE), discussing "Russia's Relations with the West Under President Putin, the COE Role in Southeast Europe, Chechnya, and U.S.-Council on Foreign Relations." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

U.S.-China relations discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum, "PNTR and the Future of U.S.-China Relations." The participants include Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, and Christopher Demuth of the American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Morim at the White House and travels to Pennsylvania to attend the Senate Democratic Issues Conference.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Lansing, Mich., and Farmington, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for April 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Transportation Department holds a meeting of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. Location: Room 6200-04, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5662.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. No votes after 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform census subcommittee holds a hearing on the Census Bureau's efforts to contact households that did not return their forms. Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, testifies. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on the status the D.C. Child and Family Services and marks up legislation to establish procedures governing the responsibilities of court-appointed receivers. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Bike to work rally 7:45 a.m. Congress Bike Caucus holds the annual Bike to Work Rally. Bike group leaves west front of the Capitol and rides to Freedom Plaza. Location: Capitol west front and Freedom Plaza. Contact: 202/226-0915.

National Conference of State Legislatures assembly 8 a.m. The National Conference of State Legislatures holds its "Assembly on Federal Issues." U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky speaks at 8 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667 or 303/830-2200.

American Jewish Committee meeting 8 a.m. The American Jewish Committee concludes its 94th annual meeting.

Highlight 12:30 p.m. Walter Schwimmer, secretary-general of the Council of Europe, "The Ascent of the Far Right in Europe." Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 212/751-4000, Ext. 271.

Exhibit preview 8 a.m. A "Voices of the Civil War" event is held featuring a preview of the Civil War Preservation Trust's traveling exhibit and the launching of the Civil War Discovery Trail. Location: Ford's Theater, 511 10th St. NW. Contact: 703/682-2350, Ext. 209.

China trade conference 9:15 a.m. The Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Heritage Foundation, the Institute for International Economics, the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom, and the Rand Corporation co-sponsor a conference, "China's Bid for Permanent Normal Trade Relations: A Hearing on the Debate."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Panel One: "The Deal, Its Economic Implications and Prospects for Chinese Compliance."

10:30 a.m. Panel Two: "Labor, Environmental and Human Rights Concerns."

11:50 a.m. Panel Three: "The Geopolitical Stakes."

Location: 902 Senate Hart Office Building. Contact: 212/434-9544.

Soccer business seminar 9:30 a.m. The Inter-American Development Bank holds a seminar, "The Future of the Soccer Business in the Americas." The participants include: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, a k a Pele, former sports minister of Brazil, and Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state. Location: Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Employment situation briefing 9:30 a.m. Katharine Abraham, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, holds a news briefing on the employment situation in April 2000. Location: Conference Center Rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

Air bags briefing 10 a.m. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater hold a news briefing to announce a new ruling on advanced air bags. Location: Marx Media Center (Room 2201), Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-9550.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony 11 a.m. The Washington National Cathedral opens its 61st annual flower mart, "A Salute to Great Britain," with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Catherine Meyer, wife of the British ambassador, participates. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Institute for Women's Policy Research news conference noon The Institute for Women's Policy Research holds a news conference on "Women and the 2000 Presidential Elections." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-5100.

"Heroes in Law" luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association and the Washington Bar Association hold a "Heroes in Law" luncheon to honor George Haley, ambassador to Gambia. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/223-6600.

"Clean" cars briefing noon The Sierra Club hosts a luncheon briefing to discuss the future of "clean" cars and hold a demonstration of the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius, the first commercially available "clean" cars. The speakers are Jim Motavalli, author of "Forward Drive," and Shirley Smith, a Honda Insight owner. Location: 408 C St. NE. Contact: 202/675-2383.

Poverty discussion 1 p.m. The Center for Poverty Solutions holds a discussion, "Forget Me Not 2000: Kids' Day on Capitol Hill." A panel of children and legislators will discuss the children's experience of being homeless or of helping the homeless. Andrea Roane, WUSA-TV Channel 9, news anchor, participates. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 410/366-0600.

Inheritance tax briefing 2:30 p.m. The United Seniors Association holds a briefing on the impact of inheritance tax on seniors. The speaker is Art Linkletter, television and radio personality. Location: Federal Room, the Monocle, 107 D St. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

China and Taiwan discussion 2:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research sponsors a panel discussion, "China and Taiwan: The Linkage Between Trade and Security." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Taiwan forum 4 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum, "Post-Election Taiwan: Much Has Changed, Little Has Changed." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Internet discussion 6:15 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion, "The Internet in Developing Countries." The speaker is Carlos Braga, Information for Development Program. Location: Room 204, White Gravenor, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-2248.

Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority holds a ceremony to honor the winners of the annual Metro Student Poster Contest open to elementary through high school students in the Washington metropolitan area. Location: 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Greek comedies discussion 7:30 p.m. The Greek Embassy and the National Geographic Society hold a panel discussion, "Ancient Stories, Timeless Tales," about classic Greek comedies. Location: Gilbert Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/332-2727 or 202/857-7000.

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