- The Washington Times - Monday, October 16, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Million Family March all day Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, holds the Million Family March. Location: National Mall. Contact: 202/291-1119.

Arab-American vote 10 a.m. The Arab American Institute holds a briefing on the impact of the Mideast crisis on the Arab-American vote and the 2000 elections. Pollster John Zogby participates. Location: Suite 601, 1600 K St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:05 p.m. Speaks at a lunch for Gerrie Schipske, candidate for Congress, Regency Club, Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the antiviral drugs advisory committee to discuss the use of surrogate markers in the early development of immunomodulatory agents for the treatment of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Location: Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the fire protection subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6899.

Noon National Council on Disability holds a meeting/ conference call of the international watch advisory committee. Location: Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/272-2004.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders. 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

Meets at 2 p.m. for pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Million Family March all day Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, holds the Million Family March.

Highlights 10 a.m. Official program begins.

Noon Sacred Marriage Ceremony of 10,000 new couples and the renewal of vows of married couples.

Location: National Mall. Contact: 202/291-1119.

Federal Communications Commission hearing all day The Federal Communications Commission holds a hearing on the public-interest obligations of television broadcasters. Location: 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2600.

Association of the U.S. Army meeting all day The Association of the U.S. Army holds its annual meeting.

Highlights 8:40 a.m. Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon, "Active Duty and Guard Integration and the Overall State of the Military."

9:30 a.m. Army Secretary Louis Caldera, opening ceremony.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/841-4300.

Health symposium all day The National Organization for Women hosts the Women's International Symposium on Health in conjunction with yesterday's World March of Women. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/842-1300.

Food report release 9 a.m. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization holds a news conference to release its report on "The State of Food Insecurity in the World, (SOFI 2000)." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/653-0011.

Seminar 9 a.m. The National Science Foundation and the General Services Administration present a seminar titled "Making Information Technology Accessible to People with Disabilities: Meeting the 508 Mandate Today and In the Future." Location: GSA Auditorium, 1800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/728-0418 or 703/292-4780.

College Board news conference 9:30 a.m. The College Board holds a news conference to release findings from "Trends in College Pricing 2000" and "Trends in Student Aid 2000." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Nader news conference 10 a.m. The Nader for President Campaign holds a news conference. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/265-0183.

Transatlantic relations discussion 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion on "Transatlantic Relations." The speaker is Martii Ahtisaari, former president of Finland. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Smart Growth America news conference 10 a.m. Smart Growth America holds a news conference to release results of a survey showing most Americans fed up with traffic gridlock and haphazard sprawl. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-9170.

On-line-privacy discussion 10:30 a.m. George Washington University's Communitarian Policy Studies hosts a discussion on "Where Do Bush and Gore Stand on On-line Privacy." The speaker is Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/994-8190.

Book forum noon The Cato Institute presents a book forum, " 'Feeling Your Pain:' The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years." The participants include James Bovard, the book's author and associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Timothy Noah, Slate magazine. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Cuba news conference 12:30 p.m. The American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress hold a news conference to present recommendations by a bipartisan group of former members of Congress who visited Cuba to promote political change. Former Reps. Jack Buechner, Missouri Republican, Fred Grandy, Iowa Republican, and Larry LaRocco, Idaho Democrat, and Walter Raymond Jr., senior adviser to the Association of Former Members of Congress, participate. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/833-3548.

Parenting poll news conference 1 p.m. The National Parenting Association holds a news conference on a parenting poll. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

Reception 6 p.m. The National Low Income Housing Coalition holds its Leadership Reception to honor Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo for excellence in housing advocacy. Location: Washington Court Hotel, New Jersey Avenue NW. Contact: 202/662-1530.

Awards program 6 p.m. The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) holds the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards 2000 program. Location: Rooftop Conference Center, the Freedom Forum, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3757.

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