- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 17, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

American Muslim voters news conference 10:30 a.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a news conference to announce the results of its latest poll of American Muslim voters and to discuss how the ongoing crisis in the Middle East impacts Muslim voting patterns. Location: 453 New Jersey Ave. SE. Contact: 202/488-9797.

Yugoslavia lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture by Ivo Daalder, Brookings Institution senior fellow, on "Lessons From Yugoslavia." Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

In Egypt to attend the Mideast peace summit.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

9 p.m. Participates in the third of the presidential debates, Washington University, St. Louis.

10:25 p.m. Greets Missouri voters with Tipper Gore, Carpenter's District Council of Greater St. Louis AFL-CIO, St. Louis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases report on industrial production and capacity utilization for September. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

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

8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Cancer Institute director's consumer liaison group. Location: Suite 300C, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-3194.

8:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the North American Numbering Council. Location: Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305, Portals II, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2320.

8:30 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds a meeting of the NASA advisory council's space science advisory committee's origins subcommittee. Location: Conference Room 7H46, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-2150.

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the fire protection subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6899.

9:30 a.m. Justice Department's U.S. Parole Commission holds a meeting. Location: Fourth Floor, 5550 Friendship Blvd., Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/492-5962.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform, government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Freedmen's Bureau Records Preservation Act: Are These Reconstruction Era Records Being Protected?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on legislation to authorize the Forest Service to convey certain lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin to the Washoe County School District for use as an elementary school site. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

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

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Army Secretary Louis Caldera, presiding, congressional staff breakfast.

12:45 p.m. Gen. Eric Shinseki, Army chief of staff, Dwight David Eisenhower Luncheon speaker.

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

Disability employment conference all day The Agriculture Department holds its Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase (IDEAS) 2000, a federal disability employment conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, welcome, and Attorney General Janet Reno, keynote address.

Location: Jamie Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-2600.

Disabilities studies conference all day The Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research holds its first international conference on disability studies to promote disability studies as a distinctive academic discipline.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. The Emerging Field of Disability Studies.

1 p.m. Implementing Disability Studies within Postsecondary Education.

3:15 p.m. Implementing Disability Studies within Professional and Training Organizations.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/401-2310.

Morella campaign event 7 a.m. Bobby Harnage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, and union members participate in the campaign for the re-election of Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, handing out flyers. Location: Shady Grove Metro Station, Shady Grove Road south of Fields Road, Rockville. Contact: 202/639-6419.

Indonesia conference 9 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a conference on "Indonesia's New Competition Law and Its Trade and Investment Climate." Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission chairman, and Indonesian Ambassador Dorodjatan Kuntjoro-Jakti participate. Location: Gewirz Student Center, 120 F St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9870.

Budget discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the federal budget. The speaker is John Podesta, White House chief of staff. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Consumer Federation of America news conference 10:30 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and Providian Financial Corp. hold a news conference to present an analysis showing millions of Americans, especially seniors, are losing billions of dollars in interest payments they could get without risk by moving their money out of traditional low-interest bank products. Location: California Room, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Glickman availability 11:15 a.m. The Agriculture Department holds a media availability with Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and Marcus Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, Brazilian agriculture and supply minister, following their meeting on agricultural issues. Location: Room 200-A, Jamie Whitten Building, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Defense debate forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "The Defense Debate: Raise the Anchor or Lower the Ship?" The participants include James Schlesinger, former defense and energy secretary and CIA director; Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato; and Kim Holmes, Heritage Foundation. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Trafficking of women discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law holds a panel discussion on the international trafficking of women. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Budget news conference 12:15 p.m. Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Richard Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, hold a news conference to discuss the budget following a meeting between Democratic leaders and the administration on Democratic budget priorities. Location: Capitol, Ohio Clock Corridor. Contact: 202/224-2939.

State Department luncheon 12:15 p.m. The State Department hosts a working luncheon with Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheik Hasina of Bangladesh. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott participates. Location: Treaty Room, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 220/647-4000.

Brazilian trade agenda presentation 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Brazil-U.S. Business Council presentation on "Brazil's International Trade Agenda." The speaker is Marcus Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, Brazilian agriculture and supply minister. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Immigration and Naturalization Service news conference 1:15 p.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) holds a news conference to announce the results of a major international anti-smuggling operation. INS Commissioner Doris Meissner participates. Location: Sixth Floor Conference Room, 425 I St. NW. Contact: 202/514-2648.

Arrival ceremony 3:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheik Hasina of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the Pentagon. Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon participates. Location: River Parade Field, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Cato Institute reception 6 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a reception to honor seven House members for keeping their promise to limit their tenure in Congress. The participants are Reps. Charles T. Canady, Florida Republican; Tillie Fowler, Florida Republican; Helen Chenoweth-Hage, Idaho Republican; Jack Metcalf, Washington Republican; Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican; Matt Salmon, Arizona Republican; and Mark Sanford, South Carolina Republican; Ed Crane, Cato Institute; and Paul Jacobs, U.S. Term Limits. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

E-commerce forum 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents its cyber-cocktail lecture series, including a panel forum titled "The State of E-Commerce." The participants include Bob Woods, WashTech.Com; Dave Shuman, ENews.com; Frank LeQuang, Kinkos.com; Brian Lies, CycleShark.com; James Datovech, Operon Partners; and Scott Silverman, National Retail Federation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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