- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 10, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Women's vote 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the women's vote in the 2000 elections. The participants are Anita Hill, law professor at Brandeis University, and Patricia Schroeder, former U.S. representative from Colorado. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Voter.com news conference 10:30 a.m. Voter.com holds a news conference to provide analysis of trends, voter attitudes and key issues in Campaign 2000. Pollsters Celinda Lake, a Democrat, and Ed Goeas, a Republican, participate. Location: Voter.com, 400 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/347-8100.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

4:35 p.m. Signs the Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China Bill, South Lawn of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Bureau of Investigation holds a meeting of the Compact Council for the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 304/625-2720.

10 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on interdisciplinary, community-based linkages. Location: The Doubletree Hotel Park Terrace on Embassy Row, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-1648 or 301/443-7121.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-804 Cleveland vs. United States; and Docket Number 99-1238 Artuz vs. Bennett. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Select Intelligence Committee holds a closed markup on pending intelligence matters. Location: 219 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2001 Conference Report; the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal 2001 Conference Report. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Transportation symposium all day The U.S. Transportation Department and the Greater Washington Board of Trade host an International Transportation Symposium: "Moving to the 21st Century Best Practices of Today and Lessons for Tomorrow."

Highlights 8:15 a.m. Video Presentation on Innovations in Transportation.

10:30 a.m. Regional Transportation officials discuss the importance of transportation in a nation's growth and to the future of their regional areas.

Noon Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, media availability.

12:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers.

4 p.m. Effect of electronic commerce on transportation and communications.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/366-0660.

Technology and the global economy forum 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings Priorities 2000 National Issues Forum, "Keeping the Good Times Rolling Technology and the Global Economy." Participants are Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, representing Gov. George W. Bush's campaign; Robert Shapiro, Commerce undersecretary for economic affairs, representing Vice President Al Gore's campaign; James Glassman, American Enterprise Institute; Robert Litan and Alice Rivlin, Brookings. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Groundbreaking ceremony 10 a.m. The General Services Administration, the Health and Human Services Department and the Food and Drug Administration hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the FDA's new facility. Participants include HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala. Location: Federal Research Center, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 202/260-4227.

Refugee children's visit 10 a.m. Refugee children who escaped with their families from persecution and are making the United States their home through Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area join performers from Disney's "Jungle Adventures on Ice" for a photo safari at the National Zoo. Location: National Zoological Park, Connecticut Avenue NW. The photo safari begins at the Education Building auditorium. Contact: 202/686-3902.

Book discussion noon Georgetown University holds a discussion on a new book, "Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth Century World." The speaker is John McNeil, history professor at Georgetown University and the author. Location: Seventh Floor Conference Room, ICC, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-2248.

Belgrade revolt discussion noon The Newseum holds a discussion on "The Revolt in Belgrade: The Media's Role." Louise Brandon, co-author of "Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant," and Stojan Cerovic, U.S. Institute of Peace, participate. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2887.

Defense Department briefing 1:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a special news briefing to introduce the common access card, which will replace the current uniformed services ID card. Location: Press Briefing Room 2E781, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5133.

Patients bill of rights news conference 2 p.m. Reps. John Shadegg, Arizona Republican, and Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, hold a news conference on a patients bill of rights. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3361.

Transportation announcement 2 p.m. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, holds a news conference to make a major local transportation announcement. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4491.

Human rights presentation 2:30 p.m. The Washington Office on Latin America hosts a presentation on human rights featuring Edgar Cortez of the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center in Mexico City discussing "Past Abuses and Future Reforms: Human Rights in Mexico." Location: Conference Room One, Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/797-2171.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids news conference 2:30 p.m. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids holds a news conference to call on Congress to approve an increase in funding for after-school programs in appropriations bills now being finalized. Location: Francis Junior High School, 2425 N St. NW. Contact: 202/776-0027.

Colombia discussion 4 p.m. Georgetown University holds a panel discussion on "Plan Colombia: Crisis and Perspective." The participants include Colombian Ambassador Luis Alberto Moreno. Location: Riggs Library, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5867.

Book discussion 6 p.m. The Library of Congress presents a discussion on the book "The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn and Flourish." by T. Berry Brazelton and Stanley Greenspan. Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Education town meeting 6 p.m. The D.C. government and D.C. public schools hold an education town meeting. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Schools Superintendent Paul Vance participate. Location: Shaw Junior High School, 925 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/727-2980.

Protest 6 p.m. Teamsters Local 730 holds a "Pool Party" protest of the deteriorating condition of city school buildings and lack of supplies and equipment. Location: Shaw Junior High School, 925 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8700.

Bank acquisition discussion 6:30 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association presents a discussion, "Acquisition of Banks by Securities Firms." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

D.C. Builds forum 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a D.C. Builds forum on "Getting Around Town: Transportation in Central D.C." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Book lecture 7 p.m. The National Archives presents a lecture by Chris Ogden on his book "Legacy: A Biography of Moses and Walter Annenberg." Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Stroke lecture 7 p.m. The National Institutes of Health present a lecture titled "Stroke: Rapid Diagnosis, New Treatments" as part of its "2000 Medicine for the Public" lecture series. The speaker is Dr. Alison Baird, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Entitlements lecture 7 p.m. Georgetown University presents a lecture by Mark Rom, associate professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, titled "Who Gets How Much from Our Government? Rethinking Entitlements." Location: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

International Space Station lecture 8 p.m. The German Language Society presents a German-language presentation on "International Space Station ISS Permanent Residence in the Universe." The speaker is Jesco von Puttkamer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration program manager. Location: German Embassy, 4645 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 301/229-8193.

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