- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 3, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Internet privacy 9:30 a.m. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to review legislation dealing with improving Internet privacy, including the Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

District's performance 9:30 a.m. The Senate Governmental Affairs' oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "assessing the progress of performance management in the District of Columbia." Mayor Anthony A. Williams testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

8:45 a.m. Departs the White House en route to Miami International Airport.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

9 p.m. Participates in the first of the presidential debates, Clark Athletic Center, University of Massachusetts at Boston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.
Docket Number 99-1030 City of Indianapolis vs. Edmond; and Docket Number 99-1235 Green Tree Financial Corp. vs. Randolph. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the effect of higher energy prices on the poor. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
9:30 a.m. Judiciary, administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing on "Continuation of Oversight on the Wen Ho Lee Case." Notra Trulock, former Energy Department intelligence chief, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Veterans Affairs, health subcommittee holds a hearing on chiropractic services in the VA. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference all day Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) holds its National Youth Summit to Prevent Underage Drinking.
Highlights 10 a.m. Millie Webb, MADD national president; members of Congress; Sue Bailey, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator; and 435 teens representing each congressional district, news conference and rally, Capitol, West Front, Lower Terrace. Contact: 214/744-6233, Ext. 216.
TechiesDay 2000 celebration all day TechiesDay.org presents TechiesDay 2000 celebration, a nationwide initiative to prepare young people for a technology-driven future. The speakers include Thomas Donohue, president/CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Education Secretary Richard W. Riley; Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat; and Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 917/408-6823.
World War II Memorial news conference 9:30 a.m. The Olin Corporation holds a news conference to present $100,000 for the World War II Memorial. Reps. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican, and Jerry F. Costello, Illinois Democrat, and former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican, participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 618/344-3065.
American Muslim Council news conference 9:30 a.m. The American Muslim Council holds a news conference to condemn Israeli aggression against Islamic holy sites. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/750-9011 or 202/789-2262.
Irradiated food news conference 10 a.m. Public Citizen and the Cancer Prevention Coalition hold a news conference on their report that concludes that the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies misled Congress about the safety of irradiated food. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5150.
Anti-Clinton book news conference 10 a.m. Reps. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican, Helen Chenoweth-Hage, Idaho Republican, and Ron Paul, Texas Republican, host a news conference to release a book by Joseph Sobran, columnist, titled "Hustler: The Clinton Legacy," which denounces Vice President Al Gore, Democratic presidential candidate, as a product of President Clinton who would continue his moral and political legacy. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/255-2211.
Debt reduction news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference on debt reduction. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.
Report release 10 a.m. The Health Care Financing Administration holds a media briefing to release an American Health Quality Association report on "A Measure of Quality: Improving Performance in American Health Care." Location: Health and Human Services Department, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6145 or 202/261-7573.
Rally 10:30 a.m. Global Peace Walk and the Indigenous Environmental Network hold a rally to underscore the parallel between the extinction of traditional cultures and the general degradation of the environment. Location: Edward Kelly Park, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/244-3407.
"Digital Divide" news conference 11 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the New Democratic Coalition and other Democrats hold a news conference to discuss the "Digital Divide" and their comprehensive legislative agenda for providing educational opportunities and increased access to Internet technology. Location: House Radio-TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-7924.
H-1B visa bill news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference after the Senate vote on the H-1B visa bill. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5225.
Browner speech 12:30 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol M. Browner addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing environmental protection. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Americans with Disabilities Act rally 12:30 p.m. Rolling Freedom Express sponsors a rally and march in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to highlight the need to affirm its constitutionality. The participants include the Rev. Jesse Jackson; Teddy Pendergass, singer; Dick Gregory, activist; and Justin Dart Jr., Congressional Medal of Freedom recipient. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/342-9439.
Health Care Fairness Coalition news conference 2:15 p.m. The Health Care Fairness Coalition holds a news conference on "Fair Care," medical tax cuts for uninsured workers. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 128.
2000 Latin American Film Festival news conference 2:30 p.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) sponsors a news conference for the opening of the 2000 Latin American Film Festival. The participants include actors Anthony Quinn and Ricardo Bravo and Ruben Gennero of the Brazilian film "Oriundi." Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3870 or 202/458-3870.
Herbal products lecture 7 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents its 2000 Medicine for the Public Lecture Series, featuring Drs. Stephen Piscitelli and Aaron Burstein, Clinic Center, speaking on "Dangerous Liaisons: Drugs and Herbal Products." Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Kane speech 7:30 p.m. The National Organization for Women sponsors a speech by Loretta Kane, vice president of NOW Action, on "The World March of Women," scheduled for Oct. 15 to demand an end to poverty and violence against women. Location: Johnson Center North Plaza, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 202/628-8669.

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