- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 20, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Religion and politics discussion 11 a.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Brookings Institution hold a discussion on "God Fearing Voters, God Fearing Candidates: How Important Will Religion Really Be in the 2000 Election?" Location: Stein Room, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Accuracy in Media luncheon noon Accuracy in Media (AIM) holds its AIM/McDowell Luncheon, featuring William Giles, managing editor of The Washington Times, discussing "A Conservative Newsman in a Liberal Media Environment." Location: Lu Garden Restaurant, 629 H St. NW. Contact: 202/364-4401, ext. 115.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9:45 a.m. Addresses the Church of God and Christ annual bishops' conference, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW.

11:50 a.m. Hosts a visit by Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato, Cabinet Room of the White House.

6:30 p.m. Addresses national Hispanic leaders at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual gala, MCI Center, 601 F St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for July 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing regarding food-safety issues. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman testifies. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee marks up pending nominations and legislation, including the Children's Protection from Violent Programming Act. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works transportation and infrastructure subcommittee holds a hearing on the General Accounting Office investigation of the Everglades and water-quality issues. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Antitrust Law and Entertainment Industry Efforts to Restrict Marketing and Sales of Violent Entertainment to Children." The witnesses include Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission chairman; Jack Valenti, president/CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America; and Hilary Rosen, president/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, "Fidel Castro: Kidnapper, Part I." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce Committee holds a hearing focusing on the Patient Protection Act of 2000. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. International Relations international operations and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on the review of the Policy Blueprint for Approving U.N. Peacekeeping Missions. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

11 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending legislation, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act Amendments of 2000. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the potential energy crisis in the winter of 2000. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Transnational organized-crime conference all day Jane's Information Group holds a conference, "Transnational Organized Crime." Location: Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-3700, Ext. 204.

U.N. Population Fund report release 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Committee for the U.N. Population Fund (UNPF) holds a news conference to release a UNPF report, "Lives Together, Worlds Apart: Men and Women in a Time of Change." Location: 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-8728.

AIDS in Africa forum 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents its Wednesday Director's Forum, "HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa." Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Wreath-laying ceremony 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a ceremony to honor Puerto Ricans who served during the Korean War in the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only segregated Hispanic unit in Army history, with a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns, a tree dedication and a plaque unveiling. Location: Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/685-2825 or 202/638-4645.

Report presentation 10 a.m. The Speaker's Advisory Group on Russia presents its report on Russia to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican. A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the House Radio/TV Gallery. Location: Capitol, Room H-140. Contact: 202/225-2301.

America's Better Classroom Act news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference in support of the "America's Better Classroom Act of 2000." Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers participate. Location: Capitol, Senate swamp (Rain site: 2456 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-3526 or 202/225-4476.

Dedication ceremony 11 a.m. George Washington University holds a ceremony to dedicate a statue of Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. The participants are Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Undersecretary of State Thomas Pickering. Location: George Washington University, 22nd and H streets NW. Contact: 202/994-1423.

Summers speech noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts an speech by Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, "The Challenges of Global Economic Integration." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Rally noon The National League of Cities holds a National Undoing Racism Rally 2000, "Are You Ready? … Ready to be Part of the Solution?" Location: Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/626-3158, 202/626-3124 or 301/626-3051.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration briefing 1:30 p.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a news briefing to recap events that shaped the summer's weather and present a forecast for fall. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, Commerce Department, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 301/713-0622.

National Low-Income Housing Coalition news conference 2 p.m. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition holds a news conference to release its study, "Out of Reach 2000." Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo participates. Location: 188 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/708-0685.

"Comfort women" ceremony 5:30 p.m. The Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues Inc. hold a "Year 2000 Remembrance: Women of Dignity and Honor" ceremony to commemorate plaques and related events involving women held in Japanese military "rape camps" during World War II. Location: Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/955-1242.

Anniversary gala 6 p.m. Radio America celebrates its 15th anniversary with a reception and dinner. Location: Aboard the Spirit of Washington cruise ship, docked at Pier 4, Sixth and Water streets SW. Contact: 202/408-0944.

Reception 6 p.m. The Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Anti-Defamation League host a reception marking the 10th anniversary of the peak exodus of Jewish people from the Soviet Union. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.

Economic-strategy conference 6 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a conference, "Metropolitan Economic Strategy: How Communities, Cities, Counties and Regions Innovate and Prosper in the New Global Market Place."

Highlights 6 p.m. Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, Woodrow Wilson Center director; Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, chairman/CEO of America CityVista; Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening; and Boise, Idaho, Mayor H. Brent Coles, U.S. Conference of Mayors president, panel discussion on "Metropolitan Economic Strategy," opening plenary session.

Location: Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Awards dinner 6:45 p.m. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence holds its annual Kennedy-King Awards dinner. Donna Dees-Thomases, organizer of the Million Mom March, participates. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-0340, Ext. 24.

First Amendment discussion 7:30 p.m. The National Archives and the First Amendment Center present a Constitution Week discussion on the impact of the First Amendment. Location: National Archives Theater, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

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