- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 4, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Richardson speech 12:30 p.m. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Business models 5 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a lecture, "Business Models for the Internet." The speaker is Robert Pozen, vice president of Fidelity Investments. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

In Florida.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

1:10 a.m. Makes remarks with Mrs. Gore at Youngstown State University, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, Youngstown, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders 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 99-936 Ferguson vs. City of Charleston; and Docket No. 99-603 Legal Services Corp. vs. Velazquez, consolidated with Docket No. 99-960 United States vs. Velazquez. 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. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the findings and recommendations contained in the report issued Sept. 7 by the Interagency Commission on Crime and Security in U.S. Seaports. Raymond Kelly, U.S. Customs Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on why more than 40 million Americans lack health insurance. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
9:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on alcohol and law enforcement in Alaska. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on wildfire risks on federal lands. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.
10 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy, and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "Anti-Drug Media Campaign: Program and Contract Accountability and Administration." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the review of the policy blueprints for approving U.N. peacekeeping missions. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing, "Intolerance at EPA: Harming People, Harming Science?" Carol M. Browner, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Safety in Study-Abroad Programs." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
11 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing, "Puerto Rico-U.S. Bilateral Pact of Non-Territorial Permanent Union and Guaranteed Citizenship Act." Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
1:30 p.m. Judiciary crime subcommittee holds a hearing on "Jeremy and Julia's Law." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Association of Manufacturers meeting all day The National Association of Manufacturers holds its semiannual board meeting. The speakers include Robert McTeer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president; Tim Timken, the Timken Co.; and Celinda Lake and Ed Goeas, pollsters. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3087 or 202/637-3094.
Belarus briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "When an Election is Not an Election: The Case of Belarus." The speaker is Andrei Sannikov, former deputy foreign minister of Belarus. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Discussion of the vice presidency 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a round-table discussion, "The Changing Role of the Vice Presidency in the American Political System." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference 9:45 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds its National Youth Summit to Prevent Underage Drinking.
Highlights 11 a.m. Closing general session: "So Now What Do We Do?"
Location: National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Contact: 214/744-6233, Ext. 216.
Ethanol discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on voters' opinions on ethanol. The speaker is Eric Vaughn, Renewable Fuels Association president. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-3835 or 202/662-7593.
Aging forum 10 a.m. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging, and Veterans Affairs hold a forum, "Technologies for Successful Aging." Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates. Location: Veterans Affairs Department, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/456-7116 or 202/690-6343.
Children's Public Health Act of 2000 news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on the "Children's Public Health Act of 2000." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/224-5401.
RU-486 news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, holds a news conference on the RU-486 "abortion pill." Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-2701.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids news conference 10:30 a.m. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids holds a news conference to release a report that disputes R.J. Reynolds' claims that its new Eclipse cigarette presents smoker with less risk of cancer and other diseases. Location: Suite 800, 1707 L St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5469.
"Take Your Kids to Vote" campaign launch 10:30 a.m. The Council for Excellence in Government, Kids Voting USA, State Farm Insurance and Working Woman magazine host the debut of a national campaign, "Take Your Kids to Vote" that urges parents with young children to talk about the importance of voting and recommends taking them to the polls on Election Day. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/728-0418.
Fire Prevention Week 2000 kickoff 11 a.m. The National Fire Protection Association kicks off Fire Prevention Week 2000 and the third year of its "Fire Drills: The Great Escape" public-safety program. The participants include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and National Fire Protection Association President George Miller. Location: Senate Swamp. Contact: 617/984-7274.
Democratic legislative priorities news conference 11 a.m. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, holds a news conference on Democratic legislative priorities. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3232.
Gephardt speech 11:30 a.m. American University's School of Public Affairs hosts a major policy address, "Educating America: A National Challenge for the 21st Century," and discloses an education agenda for the 107th Congress. The speaker is Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-0100 or 202/885-5950.
Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus meeting noon The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus holds a meeting, "Pharmacogenetics and Genomics: Tailor-Made Therapies." The lecturer is Dr. Ellio Sigal of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4315.
Foreign-policy debate noon American University's School of International Service hosts a debate, "U.S. Foreign Policy and the 2000 Election." The participants include Mark Ginsberg, foreign-policy adviser for the Gore/Lieberman campaign; Stephen Biegun, Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican majority staff director; and Lou Goodman, dean of American University's School of International Service. Location: Lounge, American University School of International Service, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
1996 Welfare Reform Act news conference 1 p.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican, hold a news conference to release a report showing legal-immigrant children and pregnant women are suffering under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Location: Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-4211.
Energy briefing 2 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a congressional briefing, "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: The Missing Link in the Energy-Crisis Debate." Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1886.
Older workers ceremony 4 p.m. The Congressional Older American Caucus and Green Thumb present a ceremony to honor "Outstanding Older Workers" from each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 703/522-7272.
Religious ceremony 5 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds the annual Blessing of the Animals in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Location: Walker Court, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

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