- The Washington Times - Friday, November 3, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Third-party vice-presidential debate 2 p.m. American University's history department presents a 90-minute debate among third-party vice-presidential candidates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/251-7014.

Public policy research seminar 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a seminar, "Does Government Spending Harm the Economy?" Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases Manufacturer's Shipments, Inventories, and Orders for September 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street & Constitution Ave NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Situation for October 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Census Bureau race and ethnicity advisory committees conference all day Census Bureau hosts the annual meeting of its five race and ethnicity advisory committees, including American Indian/Alaska Native, African-American, Asian, Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islanders and Hispanic, Nov. 2-3.

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Elizabeth Martin, senior researcher for survey methodology, "Early Evaluation Results and Other Research Changes in Public Opinion During the Census"

11:30 a.m. Marisa Demeo, vice chairman, Decennial Census Advisory Committee, "Update from the Decennial Census Advisory Committee"

2:45 p.m. public comment

Location: Hilton Inn at Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 703/301 2070

National Multicultural conference all day National Multicultural Institute holds a conference on "Building Personal and Professional Competence in a Multicultural Society." Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/483-0700 ext. 223.

National Children's Law Conference all day National Association of Counsel for Children holds its 23rd National Children's Law Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Anne Graham Walker: Interviewing Children: A Linguistic Perspective

11 a.m. Janet Knipe, California Youth Connection: Listening to Youth, Learning from Youth

noon Mary Marshall, Office of Children's Issues, State Department, International Child Law: Abduction and The Hague Conference

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: Abuse and Neglect; Juvenile Justice; Custody, Visitation and Adoption; Policy Advocacy

5:30 p.m. Evening Medical/Legal Forum

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 888/828-6222.

National Press Club News conference 9 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program features a discussion on "The Fight Against Doping in Sports." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Measurement Traceability Workshop 9 a.m. National Institute of Standards and Technology hosts a "Workshop on Measurement Traceability for Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems." Location: NIST, Administration Building 101, Green Auditorium, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-5675.

Employment situation news briefing 9:30 a.m. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) holds a news briefing on the employment situation in October, 2000. Location: BLS, Postal Square Building, 1st Street NE, Conference Center Rooms 1 and 2. Contact: 202/691-5902.

Prescription drug news conference 9:30 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program features a discussion on Maine's first-in-the-nation prescription drug price control law. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Education program 10 a.m. AARP, Scholastic Inc., and Washington Week in Review sponsor the Scholastic Student Vote 2000, a nonpartisan voter education program where students urge area voters to go to the polls. Location: AARP, 601 E St. NW. Contact: 202/434-2560.

Veterans Affairs Department news briefing 10 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a news briefing to introduce ways for veterans to apply for disability pay and health care on-line. Location: VA Headquarters, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Political discussion 2 p.m. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers presents "Cookies with Charlie Cook," discussing the political outlook in the final days before the elections. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/326-5501.

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award ceremony 7:30 p.m. Freedom Forum hosts a dinner to present the first Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award dinner, honoring Elian Gonzalez with a $1 million prize to create the Free Spirit Youth Refugee Fund. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/284-2887.

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