- The Washington Times - Friday, September 15, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Book discussion 8 a.m. The Center for the Study of Popular Culture hosts a book discussion with David Horowitz, author of "The Art of Political Warfare and Other Radical Pursuits." David Keene, American Conservative Union chairman, participates. Location: Eisenhower Room, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 800/752-6562, Ext. 21.

Conservative women's luncheon noon The Heritage Foundation sponsors a Conservative Women's Network luncheon discussion titled "Women Should Refuse to Choose Between Family and Career." The speaker is Jeane Kirkpatrick, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow and Leavy professor at Georgetown University. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.PRESIDENT CLINTON

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Hosts arrival ceremony and meeting with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, South Lawn of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10:45 a.m. Promotes his plans to make college tuition and fees tax-deductible, Crampton Auditorium, Howard University.

12:55 p.m. Greets Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

1 p.m. Hosts a luncheon for Mr. Vajpayee, State Department.

2:25 p.m. Meets with Mr. Vajpayee, State Department.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for July 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for August 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases report on industrial production and capacity utilization for August. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources, forests and public land subcommittee holds hearing to receive testimony on federal agency preparedness for the summer 2000 wildfires. James Lyons, undersecretary of agriculture, and Tom Fry, director of the Bureau of Land Management, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Vajpayee visit all day The Embassy of India sponsors a visit by Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

5 p.m. Meets with Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, Lee Drawing Room, Blair House, Lafayette Square.

7 p.m. Attends a dinner hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers, Ballroom, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-1540, 202/232-1543, 202/232-1543 or 202/232-1558.

Leadership conference all day The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its Annual Leadership Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat, "Marketing Your Business to the Federal Government: How to Obtain Federal Contracts," 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

9 a.m. Transportation Braintrust, "A New Vision for Transportation Developing Black Enterprise," with Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater and Robert Johnson, Black Entertainment Television chairman, 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

10 a.m. Braintrust on Banking, with Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, 2128 Rayburn House Office Building.

11:15 a.m. Judge Leon A. Higginbotham Memorial Braintrust on "Drawing the Line: Protecting Minority Voting Strength 2000-2010," 2237 Rayburn House Office Building.

1 p.m. Braintrust on Hate Crime Legislation, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.

1 p.m. Forum on "Race, Ethics and Health Care" with Rep. Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat; Benjamin Payton, Tuskegee University president; and Maureen Bunyan, Channel 7 news anchor, 2360 Rayburn House Office Building.

2:30 p.m. William Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman, "Increasing Minority Participation in the Telecommunications Industry," 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/675-6730 or 202/225-3315.

On display 8:30 a.m. The National Archives holds a ceremony for the first public display in 12 years of the second page of the Constitution in a new encasement, which begins at 10 a.m. Location: Rotunda, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Ethiopia discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion of "Ethiopia's Dispute with Eritrea, U.N. Peacekeepers in the Region and the Humanitarian Crisis in the Horn of Africa." The speaker is Meles Zenawi, prime minister of Ethiopia. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Concerned Women of America convention 9 a.m. Concerned Women of America holds its 16th National Convention.

Highlights 10 a.m. Phil and Vicki Burress, Citizens for Community Values, and Donna Rice Hughes, Child Online Protection Commission, discuss "Unique Ways to Win the Porn Battle"; and Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth, and Andrea Lafferty, Traditional Values Coalition, speak on "Same-Sex Marriages Winning Strategies."

2 p.m. Jill Stanek, nurse, Joel Brind, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, and Michael Schwartz, office of Rep. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, discuss "New Treats to Life"; followed by a discussion of "New Frontiers in Education: Multiple Choice Solutions."

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/458-8797.

Education news conference 9:45 a.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference to discuss the failure of Congress to meet the education priorities of America's parents. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Education and gender forum 10 a.m. The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation presents a forum, "Beyond the Gender Wars," on meeting educational and social needs of boys and girls. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-9369 or 202/785-7731.

Privacy symposium 10 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center hosts a symposium, "The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America." Location: Room 206, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/566-4680.

International Criminal Court briefing 10:30 a.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus hosts a briefing on the International Criminal Court. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3531.

Nader endorsement news conference 1 p.m. Our Lady of Justice for World Peace, Na Wahine O Ke Anuenue (The Women of the Rainbow), and A Call for Unity (Hawaiian sovereignty body) hold a news conference to endorse Green Party candidate Ralph Nader for president in the Nov. 7 elections. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 808/386-9886.

American Muslim Voter Registration Day 2 p.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sponsors an American Muslim Voter Registration Day for Washington-area Muslims at local mosques. Location: Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 3159 Row St., Falls Church; All Dulles Area Muslim Society, 500 Grove St., Herndon; Islamic Education Center, 7917 Montrose Road, Potomac; and Muslim Community Center, 15200 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 202/488-8787 or 202/489-5108.

Presidential campaigns discussion 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion titled "Presidential Campaigns and Congressional Agendas: Linkage or Disconnect?" The speaker is Charles Jones, political science professor at the University of Wisconsin. Location: fifth-floor conference room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Transatlantic partnership lecture 6 p.m. Georgetown University hosts the third Quandt Distinguished Lecture, "Toward a Transatlantic Partnership: The United States, Europe and Germany in an Era of Global Challenges." The speaker is Joschka Fischer, German foreign minister and vice chancellor. Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.



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