- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 26, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Crime forum 8:30 a.m. The Urban Institute presents a forum, "The Decline in Crime: Why and What Next?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.

Supreme Court discussion 7:30 p.m. American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds a panel discussion, "The Least Dangerous Branch? The Supreme Court Under Gore or Bush." Location: Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Chappaqua, N.Y. No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to Davenport, Iowa, and Madison, Wis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:45 a.m. Federal Reserve System holds a meeting of the Consumer Advisory Council. Location: Martin Building, Federal Reserve Board, Dining Room E, C St. NW (between 20th and 21st streets). Contact: 202/452-6470.

9 a.m. Centers for Disease Control holds a meeting of the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Secretary's Conference Room (Stonehenge), 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-8500.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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 10 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Money laundering conference all day The Treasury Department holds a National Money Laundering Conference.

Highlights 2:15 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers and Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat speak.

Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Task Force on Airline On-Time Reporting meeting all day The Transportation Department's Task Force on Airline On-Time Reporting holds a public meeting to consider ways to improve the on-time information that airlines and the Transportation Department provide to consumers. Location: Room 2230, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5571.

Women's health conference 8 a.m. National Institutes of Health host a conference on "Community Prevention Research in Women's Health." Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Warranty protection forum 8:30 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission presents a public forum on "Warranty Protection for High-Tech Products and Services." Location: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2972.

Preventive defense briefing 8:30 a.m. The Preventive Defense Project holds a news briefing on "Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future." William Perry, former defense secretary, participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/496-0964.

Social Security briefing 9 a.m. The American Academy of Actuaries holds a news briefing on Social Security, Medicare and the budget surplus. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-7870.

Poll release 9 a.m. The Hamilton College NY2K Team holds a news conference to release a Hamilton College-Zogby International poll on the political attitudes of young Americans. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/429-0022.

Genetically altered corn hearing 9:30 a.m. The Senate Biotech Caucus holds a hearing to focus on recent incidents involving genetically altered corn in food products intended for humans. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0346.

Tire recall briefing 9:30 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media briefing on "Responding to a Legal Crisis: The Ford/Firestone Tire Recall What Have We Learned So Far?" Location: 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Democrats news conference 10 a.m. House and Senate Democrats hold a news conference to discuss the long list of issues Republicans have not accomplished for the American people. The participants include Reps. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat; and Sens. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Tax package news conference 11 a.m. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, hold a news conference on a tax package. Location: Capitol, East Front, House Center Steps. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Awards ceremony 11:40 a.m. Cheryl L. Shavers, undersecretary of commerce for technology, presents the Commerce Department's Youth Technology Medal at the annual Discovery Young Scientist Challenge awards ceremony. Location: Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4470.

Women's issues news conference noon Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, California Democrat, holds a news conference on women's issues in the 106th Congress. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-7924.

Reception 2 p.m. The United Nations Environment Programme hosts a reception for the opening of its North America Regional Office in Washington. Location: Suite 300, 1707 H St. NW. Contact: 202/785-0465.

Trade policy forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a Policy Forum, "Nailing the Homeowner? Assessing the Impact of Trade Restrictions on Softwood Lumber." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Genomics lecture 5:30 p.m. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research at the World Bank presents a Sir John Crawford Memorial Lecture on "Genomics: From Microbes to Man." The speaker is J. Craig Venter, president of Celera Genomics. Location: H Building Auditorium, World Bank, 1912 G St. NW. Contact: 202/473-8930.

"Clearing the Air" reception 5:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation and the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute host a reception to celebrate the release of "Clearing the Air," an expose of the politicization of the Environmental Protection Agency and how Virginians improved air and water quality in spite of the agency. Location: Van Andel Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6043.

Engineering marvels lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum hosts a lecture on "Engineering Marvels Past and Present," in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition titled "Monuments, Mills and Missile Sites." The speaker is Leslie Robertson, structural engineer. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Film screening 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a film screening of "The Righteous Enemy," which examines how some Italian officials prevented the deportation or massacre of thousands of Jews living in Italian-occupied zones in France, Greece and Yugoslavia during World War II. Location: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, U.S. Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.

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