- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 24, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Metropolitan business development 8 a.m. Howard University's Small Business Development Center, the Housing and Urban Development Department and the District of Columbia Local Business Development Office present Metropolitan Business Economic Development Day, featuring workshops and discussions to help small, disadvantaged and minority businesses understand the process of securing local, regional and federal contracts. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Washington Convention Center, 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

International space symposium 8:30 a.m. The National Space Society and U.S. Space Foundation present a breakfast seminar to kick off the International Space Symposium with some of the newest space media companies and entrepreneurs presenting plans to broadcast from space via the International Space Station and Mir space station. Location: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/543-1900.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2 p.m. Hosts a rally with Democratic House and Senate leaders to push for passage of school modernization and other education priorities before Congress adjourns, South Lawn of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Shreveport, La., and Nashville, Tenn.

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.
5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on oil inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national advisory committee for acute-exposure guideline levels for hazardous substances. Location: Rooms 6332-6336, Nassif Building, Transportation Department headquarters, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/554-1404.
9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on appliance energy efficiency standards. Location: Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-2945.
9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the federal energy management advisory committee. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/586-3507.

SUPREME COURT

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

HOUSE

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

SENATE

Scheduled to be in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

GENERAL AGENDA

Vaccines conference all day The Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine holds a conference on "Vaccines 2000." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/333-8845.
Federal depository conference The U.S. Government Printing Office holds the Ninth Annual Federal Depository Conference. Location: Rosslyn West Park Holiday Inn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/512-1119.
Philanthropy conference all day Independent Sector presents 20th anniversary annual conference of nonprofit sector leaders on strengthening philanthropy. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/467-6100.
Transportation Law Institute all day The Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, the Transportation Lawyers Association, and the University of Denver College of Law present the 33rd Transportation Law Institute. Location: Marriott Crystal City Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/670-6733.
High blood pressure conference 8 a.m. The American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Diseases hold the 54th annual fall conference and scientific sessions of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/787-8984.
Chronic fatigue syndrome conference 8:30 a.m. The National Institutes of Health holds a conference on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: State of the Science." Location: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway. Arlington. Contact: 301/496-1767.
National Academy of Engineering meeting 8:45 a.m. The National Academy of Engineering holds its annual meeting.
Highlights 8:45 a.m. "Earth Systems Engineering" seminar on climate change, biology, government policy and the future of cities.
Location: National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1237.
Identity theft workshop 9 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission presents an Identity Theft Victims Assistance Workshop. The topics include clearing up victims' credit history, criminal records and bankruptcy records. Location: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2181.
Coalition for Safe Minds news conference 9 a.m. The Coalition for Safe Minds holds a news conference to announce that a brief will be filed in Federal District Court to obtain an immediate recall of all pediatric vaccines containing thimerosal or other toxic mercury compounds. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 716/271-0212.
Treasury Department news conference 9:30 a.m. The Treasury Department holds a pre-G20 finance ministers meeting news conference. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers participates. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
League of Conservation Voters news conference 10 a.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a news conference to release the 2000 National Environmental Scorecard evaluating House and Senate environmental votes in the first session of the 106th Congress. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-4586.
Bush tax policy forum 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a forum on "Bush Tax and Budget Policy." The speaker is Lawrence Lindsey, Mr. Bush's chief economic adviser. Location: Flom Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.
Public Citizen news conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen holds a news conference to release a survey of metropolitan Washington prescription drug prices. Location: Senior Citizens Counseling and Delivery Center, 2451 Good Hope Road SE. Contact: 202/588-7742.
Debate noon American University's Washington College of Law holds a debate on whether Congress is giving too much law-making power to federal agencies. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Corporate performance discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies presents a luncheon discussion on "Measuring Corporate Performance in the New Economy." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/797-6131.
Asian democracy forum 12:30 p.m. The United States-Asia Environmental Partnership holds a forum on "Promoting Democracy in Asia." Paul Grove, International Republican Institute, participates. Location: 1720 I St. NW. Contact: 202/835-0333.
Education news conference 1 p.m. Reps. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, and Bill Goodling, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a news conference in response to President Clinton on education. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.
Labor/management partnerships lecture 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds the 11th annual Henry Kaiser Memorial Lecture on professional football as a model for labor/ management partnerships. The speaker is Harold Henderson, National Football League executive vice president for labor relations. Location: Gewirz Student Center, Georgetown University Law Center, 120 F St. NW. Contact: 202/622-9039.
Inter-Korean relations discussion 4:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a meeting of the East Asia Working Group on "Inter-Korean Relations: A View From the Other Side." The speaker is Park Kwan-yong, vice president of South Korea's Grand National Party. Location: fourth-floor conference room, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3114.
Economic policy discussion 6 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion on "New Opportunities for U.S. Economic Policy Toward Japan: Findings and Recommendations of a Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force." Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3415.
Prostate cancer lecture 7 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents 2000 Medicine for the Public Lecture Series: "Prostate Cancer." Drs. Marston Linehan and William Dahut, National Cancer Institute, participate. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Euro lecture 7:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents the European Studies Lecture Series: "Europe Bound: The Dangers of the Euro." The speaker is Georgio la Malfa, member of the Italian parliament. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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