- The Washington Times - Friday, October 27, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Campaign forum 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation's Transition to Governing Project presents a forum, "The Permanent Campaign and Its Future," a scholarly examination by 11 political scientists. Location: The Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Bush-Cheney reception 6 p.m. The Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign hosts a Victory 2000 reception. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 512/637-7777.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10 a.m. Travels to West Virginia presidential campaign rally, south side of Charleston Capitol Building, 1900 E. Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, W.Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases Advance Report on Durable Goods, Manufacturers' Shipments and Orders for September 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis releases Gross Domestic Product for third quarter 2000. Location: 14th St. between E Street and Constitution Avenue. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a hearing of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics' subcommittee on standards and security, to allow the subcommittee to better understand the current state of the issues relating to electronic signatures from a business perspective as they apply to the NCVHS recommendations to the secretary of health concerning the adoption of an electronic signature standard to be used in health care under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, room 505A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-3938.

1 p.m. Health and Human Services Department's Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration holds a public meeting, via satellite, on the report of the FDA Retail Food Program Database of Food-Borne Illness Risk Factors. Location: Satellite coordinates are posted on the FDA Internet site at www.fda.gov. Contact: 202/205-8140.

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Women's health conference 8:30 a.m. Society for Women's Health Research holds its 10th Annual Scientific Advisory Meeting. Location: American Association for the Advancement of Science, second-floor auditorium, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-6222.

Health and welfare benefit conference 8:30 a.m. The American Bar Association presents the 11th Annual National Institute on "Health and Welfare Benefit Plans: The Pressure Is On." Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 800/285-2221.

Latin America dispute resolution conference 9 a.m. Inter-American Development Bank and the American Arbitration Association hold a conference on "Commercial Alternative Dispute Resolution in the 20th Century: The Road Ahead for Latin America and the Caribbean."

Highlights 9 a.m. ADR and modernization of the state: role of judges as guardians of the state.

10:40 a.m. ADR centers and their role in justice.

Location: IADB, Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Freedom lecture 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a meeting sponsored by Asia Program and Environmental Change and Security Project on "Pressing for Freedom: A Report from Hong Kong." Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.

American Presidential Politics briefing 10 a.m. Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) presents a briefing on "Campaign 2000: Opinion Trends in American Presidential Politics." Location: WFPC, room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8948.

American Youth Policy Forum 11:45 a.m. American Youth Policy Forum presents "To Establish Justice, To Insure Domestic Tranquility," an update on National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence and National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Call for location. Contact: 202/775-9731.

Educational Luncheon noon National Italian American Foundation presents its annual education luncheon, featuring a discussion on the latest Zogby International presidential polls and awards presentations. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, exhibition hall. Contact: 202/387-0600.

Democracy briefing 12:30 p.m. National Endowment for Democracy holds a briefing on the coming second assembly of the World Movement for Democracy. Location: NED, 1101 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/293-9072.

Superior Court ceremony 4 p.m. District of Columbia Superior Court hosts a swearing-in ceremony for a new associate judge. Location: H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, third-floor atrium. Contact: 202/879-1219.

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