- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Agenda briefing 11 a.m. Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president, holds a media briefing to outline the fall legislative agenda. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Slaves legislation 12:15 p.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, holds a news conference on legislation regarding slaves who helped build the Capitol. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5107.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Arrival ceremony 11 a.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen hosts a full-honors arrival ceremony to welcome Japanese Defense Agency General Director Kazuo Torashima to the Pentagon. Location: River Parade Field, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Miamisburg, Middletown and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Camden, N.J.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting of the computer-system security and privacy-advisory board. Location: Lecture Room D, Administration Building, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-3696.

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee hearing on congressional proposals affecting reserves held by the Federal Housing Administration. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the recall of defective Firestone tires, used primarily on Ford Explorer SUVs, and the investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration into deaths linked to failure of the tires. The witnesses include Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater; Sue Bailey, NHTSA administrator; Masatoshi Ono, CEO of Bridgestone/ Firestone Inc.; and Jacques Nasser, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on proposed Transportation Department regulations on planning and environment. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.
2 p.m. Appropriations transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on rail-competition issues. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2:15 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources water and power subcommittee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the status of the biological opinions of the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the operations of the federal hydropower system of the Columbia River. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
2:30 p.m. Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing on Iranian missile proliferation. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information, and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, "Establishing a Federal CIO: Information Technology Management and Assurance Within the Federal Government." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
1 p.m. Budget welfare task force holds a hearing on the payment of federal benefits to drug addicts and alcoholics. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
2 p.m. Science basic research subcommittee holds a hearing, "Beyond Silicon-Based Computing: Quantum and Molecular Computing." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
6:30 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act for fiscal 2000-2002. Location: Capitol, H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Association of Federal Credit Unions conference all day The National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its congressional caucus. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4775, Ext. 291.

Toward Tradition convention 7:30 a.m. Toward Tradition holds a convention, "Toward a New Alliance, Advocating a Torah Blueprint for America's Restoration." The keynote speaker is Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 206/236-3046.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission holds its 43rd meeting. Location: Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558 or 301/402-4242.

Aging conference 9 a.m. The Committee for Economic Development and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hold a conference, "Addressing the Aging of the Global Work Force," The luncheon speaker is Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Jerusalem conference 9 a.m. The American Committee on Jerusalem and the Middle East Institute hold a special conference, "Toward a Shared Jerusalem." Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/237-0215.

Conflict-resolution discussion 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Conflict Resolution and Negotiation in Latin America: Opportunities and Obstacles." The speaker is Luis Lauredo, U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Smart-growth briefing 9 a.m. Frontiers of Freedom and the American Civil Liberties Union host a news briefing, "Smart Growth and Climate Change." The luncheon speaker is Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Missouri Republican. Former Sen. Malcolm Wallop, Wyoming Republican, now with Frontiers of Freedom, delivers closing remarks. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/527-8282, Ext. 102.

Alliance for Childhood news conference 9:30 a.m. Alliance for Childhood holds a news conference to release a report, "Fool's Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood," and to call for a time out from the rush to emphasize computers as an ideal tool for toddlers and preschool and elementary-school students. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-4323 or 301/513-1777.

India briefing 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing, "The Vajpayee Visit: Defining the U.S.-Indian Relationship," regarding Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's Washington visit, which begins Thursday. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. Contact: 202/797-6105.

"E-politics" discussion 10 a.m. The British-American Business Association and the Northern Virginia Technology Council's International Committee present a discussion, "E-Politics and the Internet Democracy." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/347-2241.

General Accounting Office report release 10:45 a.m. Reps. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, hold a news conference to release a General Accounting Office report that shows whether the federal government meets the same Internet privacy standards proposed by the Federal Trade Commission. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-6007.

Broadband Internet Access Act of 2000 news conference 11 a.m. Americans for the Digital Bridge and members of Congress hold a news conference to announce support by a new coalition of businesses and organizations for the proposed Broadband Internet Access Act of 2000. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/944-1987.

Arrival ceremony 11 a.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen hosts a full-honors arrival ceremony to welcome Japanese Defense Agency General Director Kazuo Torashima to the Pentagon. Location: River Parade Field, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Venture-capital news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat, and the Congressional Black Caucus hold a news conference on venture capital for minorities. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-8699.

AIDS briefing noon The Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS holds a briefing on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Africa. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3106.

Government-waste news conference noon Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, and Thomas Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste president, hold a news conference to release a General Accounting Office report detailing the billions of dollars reported lost by the federal government through improper payments. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-4944 or 202/224-7484.

Romanian-U.S. Business Council luncheon 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Romanian-U.S. Business Council luncheon. The speaker is Petre Roman, deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister of Romania. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Reno speech 12:45 p.m. Attorney General Janet Reno delivers a keynote speech at the Intellectual Property Symposium of the Americas. Location: Four Season Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2771.

Human rights forum 1 p.m. The Congressional Black Caucus holds a national human rights forum. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and Geronimo ji Jaga, former leader of the Southern California Black Panthers, participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1605.

Antitrust legislation news conference 1 p.m. Rep. David Minge, Minnesota Democrat, holds a news conference on antitrust legislation that would repeal a Supreme Court decision that disallows consumers injured by monopolies to seek redress in the federal courts. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2331.

Combined Federal Campaign kickoff 2 p.m. The Combined Federal Campaign holds a kickoff for the Combined Federal Campaign. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

Hate-crimes legislation news conference 2 p.m. Democratic Reps. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, John Conyers Jr. of Michigan and Barney Frank of Massachusetts hold a news conference to call for passage of hate-crimes legislation. Judy Shepard, mother of murdered Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard, participates. Location: Capitol, East Front grassy area. Contact: 202/225-0100.

College sports gambling news conference 3:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to call for legislation banning gambling on college sports. Location: Capitol, Room SC-4. Contact: 202/224-8950.

Genetic code lecture 3:30 p.m. American University's History Department hosts a lecture by Lily Kay, Harvard University professor, "How the Genetic Code Was (Erroneously) Invented." Location: Bentley Lounge, Gray Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Book lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a slide-illustrated lecture, "Conversations with Mummies New Light on the Lives of Ancient Egyptians." The speaker is the book's author, Rosalie David, head of the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Project. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Awards dinner 7 p.m. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs holds the annual Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award Dinner. The participants include Sens. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, and Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat; and Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval operations. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-0020.

Book discussion 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a discussion on the book "A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth," a living "dino-fish" found off the coasts of the Comoro Islands and Indonesia. The speaker is Samantha Weinberg, British travel writer and the book's author. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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