- The Washington Times - Friday, October 20, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Eagle sculpture 2:30 p.m. The State Department holds a formal ceremony for the "Soaring American Eagle" sculpture by Greg Wyatt. Location: North Courtyard, Harry S. Truman Building, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents the Hispanic Heritage Month film, "Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War." Part 1 focuses on how issues of race, economy, technology, yellow journalism and public opinion propelled the United States into the war. Part 2 is scheduled for Oct. 27. Location: Theater, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/208-7345.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Missouri to attend the funeral service for the late Gov. Mel Carnahan.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

6:55 p.m. Attends a Democratic National Committee dinner with Mrs. Gore, Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

7:55 p.m. Attends a Democratic National Committee dinner with Mrs. Gore, Orpheum Theater, New Orleans.

9 p.m. Speaks to the voters of New Orleans with Mrs. Gore, Woldenberg Park, New Orleans.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a joint meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee. Location: The Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee, to provide advice and recommendations to the agency on regulatory issues. Location: Jack Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the national advisory council on the National Health Service Corps. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. (One Bethesda Metro Center), Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-4144.

9 a.m. Bureau of the Census holds a meeting of the census advisory committee of professional associations. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/457-2308.

10 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds a meeting. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/653-7220.

10:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. advisory commission on public diplomacy. Location: Room 600, 301 Fourth St. SW. Contact: 202/619-4463.

2 p.m. National Park Service holds a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Commission. Location: Room 312, National Building Museum, Fifth and F streets NW. Contact: 202/619-7097.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds closed hearing on the recent attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation conference all day The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation holds its second national conference on issues related to the adverse effects of Israeli policies on Christian and Muslim Palestinian society. Location: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 301/871-9222.

Middle East conference all day The Middle East Institute presents its 54th Annual Conference, "The Middle East in the Global Arena."

Highlights 9 a.m. Roscoe Suddarth, Middle East Institute, welcome.

9:15 a.m. Bernard Lewis, Princeton University, keynote address.

10:20 a.m. Panel I, "The Middle East in the 2000 Elections."

2 p.m. Panel II, "Political Change and Economic Challenges."

7:30 p.m. Edward Walker, assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation conference all day The Cardiovascular Research Foundation presents the "Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2000" conference. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/237-5963.

American Intellectual Property Law Association meeting all day The American Intellectual Property Law Association holds its 2000 annual meeting. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/415-0780.

Electronic commerce and the law seminar 8 a.m. The Mason Enterprise Center presents a seminar, "E-Commerce and the Law: What Every Business Needs to Know." Location: Rooms 5, 6 and 7, Student Union Building II, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 703/768-1440.

Auto cases discussion 8:30 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law and the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington present a program titled "Clearing the Mist: Winning Big in Tough Auto Cases." Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4075.

Albright visit news conference 9 a.m. The Arms Control Association holds a news conference on Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright's visit to North Korea. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-8270.

Commission on Child Online Protection news conference 10 a.m. The Commission on Child Online Protection holds a news conference to introduce its final report to Congress. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/298-9055.

Awards ceremony 11 a.m. The Treasury Department holds the U.S. Customs Service's annual awards ceremony. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat participates. Location: Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Talk radio forum noon The Heritage Foundation holds a forum on "Talk Radio and the 2000 Election." The participants include: Michael Harrison, Talkers magazine; Oliver North, Radio America; Ellen Ratner, Talk Radio News Service; Tom Marr, WCBM-AM, Baltimore; Jim Bohannon, Westwood One Radio Network; Rollye James, WPHT-AM, Philadelphia; Doug Stephan, Radio America; Lee Edward, Heritage Foundation; Victoria Jones, WMAL-AM, Washington; Chip Franklin, WBAL-AM, Baltimore; Marc Bernier, WNDB-AM, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Blanquita Cullum, Radio America; George Metcalf, KTZK, Sacramento, Calif.; and Armstrong Williams, Talk America Radio Network. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Taste seminar noon The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presents the 2000-2001 NIH Director's Seminar Series: "New Insights Into Taste: Cells, Receptors, and Signaling Molecules." The speaker is Dr. Nicholas J.P. Ryba, National Institute of Dental and Carniofacial Research. Location: Wilson Hall, Building 1, NIH, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Health coverage briefing 12:15 p.m. the Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund present "Enhancing Employer-sponsored Health Coverage: State and Community Efforts," a briefing on ways of expanding health coverage on the job with a policy implications discussion. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights news conference 4 p.m. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a news conference to discuss its current session, which concludes today after three weeks of hearings on some 50 cases from throughout the Americas. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Ethiopia lecture 6 p.m. The Embassy of Ethiopia presents a lecture and slide presentation, "From Awasa to Axum," a recent trip to Ethiopia. The speaker is Paul Henze, former National Security Council and U.S. Embassy consultant in Addis Ababa, and author of books on Ethiopia. Location: Embassy of Ethiopia, 3506 International Drive NW. Contact: 202/364-1200.

Reception 6:30 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law hosts a Judges Tribute Reception. Location: Atrium, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4036.

Ethics in government debate and conference 8 p.m. Judicial Watch and George Mason University present the Ethics in Government Presidential Debate and Conference.

Highlights 8 p.m. Jim Bohannon, Westwood One Radio Network, moderator; Paul Rodriguez, Insight magazine; Joe Farah, WorldNetDaily.com; Blanquita Cullum, Radio America; and Armstrong Williams, nationally syndicated columnist and radio host, panelists, Decision 2000 Presidential Debate: "How Will We Restore Government Ethics in America?" featuring major third-party candidates.

9:30 p.m. Post-debate reception.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

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