- The Washington Times - Monday, October 2, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Gun violence summit 12:30 p.m. First Monday 2000 holds a Summit on Gun Violence Solutions as part of the First Monday 2000 Unite to End Gun Violence national event. Participants include Victoria Reggie Kennedy, moderator; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo; and D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey. Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1999.

Firestone rollovers news conference 10 a.m. Public Campaign, Common Cause, and Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety hold a news conference to describe the accidents in which victims of Ford-Firestone rollover have been involved and to call upon political parties and congressional and presidential candidates to return all campaign contributions received from Ford and Firestone. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/736-5770.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on the value of new construction put in place for August 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket No. 99-1295, Gitlitz vs. Commissioner of Internal Revenue; and Docket No. 99-1038, Eastern Associated Coal Corp. vs. United Mine Workers, Dist. 17. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour, and at noon for legislative business. 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 "FirstGov.gov: Is it a Good Idea?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1:30 p.m. Judiciary, crime subcommittee holds a hearing on "Preventing and Fighting Crime: What Works?" Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference all day Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds its National Youth Summit to Prevent Underage Drinking.

Highlights 9 a.m. General Session, "The Real Media Messages."

3:15 p.m. "The Voting Process: Youth Delegates Select Top Recommendations to be Presented to Congress."

Location: National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Contact: 214/744-6233, Ext. 216.

E-commerce legal risks forum 8:45 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a forum on "Managing E-Commerce Legal Risks." The luncheon keynote speaker is Joan Bernstein, Federal Trade Commission. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health issues briefing 10 a.m. Families USA presents a briefing on records and positions taken by Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore on major health issues. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Education in Campaign 2000 discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club presents a Morning Newsmaker news conference on "Education in Campaign 2000." The speaker is Bob Chase, National Education Association president. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Black-German history lecture 10 a.m. Howard University presents a lecture on German diplomacy and black-German history, "Heimat German Reflections on Homeland, Nationality and Fatherland." The speaker is Theodor Wonja Michael, journalist/actor and black Holocaust survivor. Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Voters for Choice news conference 10 a.m. People for the American Way and Voters for Choice hold a news conference on the opening day of the Supreme Court's 2000-2001 term on the importance of the court's future in the presidential elections. Location: Senate grassy area across from Supreme Court. Contact: 202/467-4999

Violence Against Women Act news conference 10 a.m. The Justice Department and Health and Human Services Department hold a news conference to call for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and announce a grant to Ayuda, which provides low-cost legal assistance to immigrants. Attorney General Janet Reno and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala attend. Location: Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, 2333 Ontario Road NW. Contact: 202/514-2007.

Election 2000 forum 10 a.m. American University's Washington Journalism Semester holds a forum on "The Debate Before the Debate: Why Election 2000 Matters to Students." Location: Room 102, Dunblane Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Treasury Department announcement 10:40 a.m. The Treasury Department makes a Treasury Partnership in Education announcement. The participants include Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers and students from Glencarlyn Elementary, Garnet Patterson Elementary and Eliot Junior High schools. Location: Auditorium, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 14th and C streets, SW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Kickoff ceremony 11:30 a.m. The Transportation Department holds a ceremony to kick off the National Capital Area Commuter Choice program providing transit benefits to encourage federal workers to use public transportation. The participants include Deputy Transportation Secretary Mortimer Downey; Sen. Charles S. Robb, Virginia Democrat; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; and Richard White, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Location: Crystal City Metro Station, Arlington. Contact: 202/366-5580.

"Get Tech" program news conference noon The National Association of Manufacturers and the Commerce Department hold a news conference to launch a multimedia "Get Tech" program to help students, ages 11-14, prepare for a technology-oriented future. A youth-friendly World Wide Web site (gettech.org) will help young people explore career paths. Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-3089.

Planned Parenthood news conference 12:30 p.m. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund holds a news conference to announce a $6 million grass-roots media campaign to educate voters about presidential candidates' positions on choice, marking the first time Planned Parenthood has engaged in presidential politics. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/537-5182.

Debate strategies discussion 1 p.m. The Hudson Institute presents a panel discussion on debate strategies for Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore on the eve of their first presidential campaign debate. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/974-2420.

Bush's Social Security plan news conference 1:30 p.m. The Economic Policy Institute and 2030 Action hold a news conference to highlight the impact of George W. Bush's Social Security partial-privatization plan on young adults. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5546 or 202/322-6526.

Housing policy conference 1:30 p.m. The Housing and Urban Development Department holds a conference on the role of federal housing policy in the new millennium. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo makes remarks at 7 p.m. Location: Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/708-0980.

Agriculture Department assistance announcement 2 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman holds a news conference to announce record Agriculture Department assistance for America's farmers and ranchers. Location: Room 200-A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Fuel Economy Guide news conference 2 p.m. The Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency hold a news conference to introduce the latest edition of the on-line Fuel Economy Guide. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and Carol Browner, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, participate. Location: Forrestal Building, Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Defense challenges forum 5 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents its policy forum, "Defense Challenges for the 21st Century." The speaker is Defense Secretary William S. Cohen. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Socialism lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its 12th annual Bradley Lecture Series, featuring Seymour Martin Lipset, George Mason University and Woodrow Wilson Center, speaking on "Why Socialists Fail in America." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

AOL-Time Warner merger forum 7:30 p.m. American University's School of Communications presents An American Forum titled "You've Got … AOL-Time Warner! The Biggest Media Merger of All Time What Does It Mean and What's at Stake?" Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Book lecture 7:30 p.m. The National Geographic Society presents a discussion on "African Diary: An Illustrated Memoir of Life in the Bush," regarding daily life in Botswana's wilderness recorded by a husband-wife team. Dereck and Beverly Joubert, authors/ photographers, participate. Location: 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7700.

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