- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 14, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

School vouchers news conference 9:30 a.m. National Education Association holds a news conference to address the defeat of voucher initiatives in the recent elections. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/822-7251.

Truman-Reagan Freedom Awards dinner 6 p.m. Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation holds the second annual Truman-Reagan Freedom Awards Dinner Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/261-2190.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Bendar Seri Begawan, Brunei, for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation 8th Annual Economic Leaders Meeting.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance retail sales for October 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled.

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

Administration Committee 9 a.m. Holds the 107th Congress new-member orientation program. Location: Cannon Caucus Room. Contact: 202/225-8281.

GENERAL AGENDA

Organization of American States meeting all day Organization of American States holds a meeting of its Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission on new methods to measure progress against illegal drugs. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Hemispheric security meeting all day Organization of American States holds a special meeting of the Committee on Hemispheric Security. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Refugee protection discussion 8 a.m. American Jewish Committee, Amnesty International and SAIS-Refugee Forum sponsor a conference on "Refugee Protection in the 21st Century: Renewing Our Commitment." Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/667-8227 Ext. 15.

Election 2000 policy briefing 8 a.m. Republican Main Street Partnership holds a policy briefing on "Election 2000: What Happened? What Does It Mean for the 107th Congress?"

Highlights 8:30 a.m. "What Happened" session with panelists including Andy Card, the Bush campaign; Bob Carpenter, American Viewpoint; Bob Franken, CNN; Morton Kondracke, Roll Call; Dan Mattoon, deputy chairman, NRCC; Scott Rasmussen, Portrait of America.com

10:15 a.m. "What Does it Mean for the 107th Congress" session with speakers: Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; Rep. Amo Houghton, New York Republican; Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican; Rep. Doug Ose, California Republican; Rep. Deborah Pryce, Ohio Republican; Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/527-6388.

"American Presidency" preview 9 a.m. Smithsonian National Museum of American History holds a media preview of an exhibition on "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden." Location: NMAH, second floor, Ceremonial Court, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-2627.

Food safety conference 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a conference on biotech food policy after the recall of genetically engineered corn. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Genealogy workshop 9:30 a.m. National Archives and Records Administration holds a genealogy workshop on federal population census records from 1790 to 1920 Location: NARA, Room G-12, Classroom, Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Voice of America news briefing 9:30 a.m. Voice of America holds a news briefing to outline VOA partnership efforts with private broadcasters, nongovernmental organizations and local communities in sponsoring World Aids Day concerts to help in fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/619-2786.

End-of-life care briefing 9:45 a.m. American Medical Association holds a end-of-life care media briefing. Location: National Press Club 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Amnesty International News conference 10 a.m. Amnesty International holds a news conference to express concern that the federal death-penalty system is riddled with geographic and racial disparities. Location: National Press Club, East Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200 Ext. 302.

Peru lecture 10:30 a.m. Heritage Foundation sponsors a lecture on "Restoring Democracy in Peru." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Women's health seminar noon Dr. Cynthia Macri of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda discusses women's health issues, including invasive cervical cancer. Location: The Women's Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery (Metro Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery stop). Contact: 800/222-2294.

Washington PR Woman of the Year awards noon Washington Women in Public Relations holds the 11th Annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Awards. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/314-2019.

The 2000 election news briefing noon National Immigration Forum holds a news conference on "The 2000 Election: Immigrant Voters and the Future of the Immigration Debate." Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0004, ext. 9.

Post-election poll news briefing 1:30 p.m. Democratic Leadership Council holds a news briefing to release a post-election poll that will define the current voting electorate and probe how voters made their choice in the 2000 election. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0007.

OSHA lawsuit discussion 2 p.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds a discussion of the filing of a lawsuit to block OSHA from implementing its $18 billion ergonomics regulation. Location: National Association of Manufacturers, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3089.

Weapons of mass destruction discussion 4:15 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on "How Can We Deal With Weapons of Mass Destruction?" Location: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center, Room 219B, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Russia lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a lecture on "Russia's Image of China and Russia's Place in the World." Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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