- The Washington Times - Monday, September 25, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Time to be announced Delivers remarks at a Democratic National Committee luncheon, Hidden Hills, Calif.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases report on existing-home sales for August. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE

Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry forestry, conservation and rural revitalization subcommittee holds a hearing on the Trade Injury Compensation Act of 2000. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

1 p.m. Judiciary administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing on the Agriculture Department's administrative procedures regarding the "Packers and Stockyards Act." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on cancer-treatment disparities according to race. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Community prosecution conference all day The American Prosecutors Research Institute holds the National Community Prosecution Conference. Deputy Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. delivers a keynote address at 9:30 a.m. Location: Old Town Holiday Inn & Suites, 625 First St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/519-1689.

National Minority Enterprise Development Week conference all day The Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency and the Small Business Administration hold the 18th annual National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference and Business Expo.

Highlights 8 a.m. Milken Institute and the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency hold a news briefing to release a report, "The Minority Business Challenge."

9:30 a.m. Release of a report, "The Emerging Minority Marketplace: Minority Purchasing Power 2000-2025."

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/205-6740 or 202/482-1029.

Committee for Education Funding conference all day The Committee for Education Funding holds its annual legislative conference and awards gala.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat, keynote address.

Noon Reps. Bill Goodling, Pennsylvania Republican, and William L. Clay, Missouri Democrat, luncheon speakers.

6 p.m. Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican; Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; and Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, honorees, awards gala.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-0083.

Prescription-drug issues symposium 8 a.m. The National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation presents a Capitol Hill symposium on prescription-drug-related issues. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/667-0901, ext. 121 or 202/296-4192.

Russia news conference 10 a.m. The Library of Congress Open World 2000 Russian Leadership Program presents a news conference by legislative leaders playing a key role in e-commerce development, regulation and growth in Russia. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-6210.

Catholic Charities USA anniversary celebration 10 a.m. Catholic Charities USA holds its 50th anniversary celebration. The participants include Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala; Bishop Joseph Sullivan of Brooklyn; the Rev. Fred Kammer, Catholic Charities USA president. Location: McMahon Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NW. Contact: 703/549-1390, ext. 149.

Human Rights Campaign news conference 10 a.m. The Human Rights Campaign holds a news conference to release a report, "The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Americans." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-1547.

Poland lecture 11 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Embassy of Poland present a discussion, "Twenty Years After Solidarity: The State of Democracy in the Post-Communist World." The speaker is Bronislaw Geremck, former foreign minister of Poland. Location: Joseph H. and Clair Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016, or 202/691-4100.

Hunger lecture 11 a.m. The Agriculture Department hosts the USDA Millennium Lecture, "Eliminating Global Hunger." The participants are Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and Gordon Conway, Rockefeller Foundation president and biotechnology advocate. Location: Room 104-A, Jamie Whitten Building, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. (Use Mall side entrance). Contact: 202/720-4623.

Virginia Senate debate 11:30 a.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) presents its FCCC annual Membership Event Luncheon featuring a debate in the Virginia Senate race between Sen. Charles S. Robb, Virginia Democrat, the incumbent, and former Virginia Gov. George F. Allen, Republican challenger. Tim Russert of NBC News will moderate. Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Contact: 703/749-0400.

Thailand discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Thailand's deputy foreign minister. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee briefing noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee media briefing and luncheon. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Survey release noon The Committee on Economic Development and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. host a luncheon to release Metropolitan Life's "Survey of the American Teacher 2000." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Vigil 12:30 p.m. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and USA for UNHCR hold a vigil for the protection of humanitarian workers worldwide and in memory of four UNHCR workers, Carlos Caceres, Pero Simundza, Samson Aregahegn and Mensah Kpognon, slain recently in East Timor and Guinea. Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: 202/296-5595, ext. 23, or 202/296-1115.

Verizon discussion 12:30 p.m. Ivan Seidenberg, president of Verizon, formerly Bell Atlantic and GTE telephone companies, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Report release 1 p.m. The President's Advisory Commission on Education Excellence for Hispanic Americans holds a news conference to release its report, "Creating the Will: Hispanics Achieving Educational Excellence." Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala, and Guillermo Linares, commission chairman and New York City council member, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

Nader 2000 news conference 1:30 p.m. Nader 2000 holds a news conference. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/265-0183.

Cochran ceremony 2 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman holds a ceremony to honor Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, on the 15th anniversary of the Cochran Fellowship Program. Location: Room 200A, Jamie Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

National Restaurant Association conference 3 p.m. The National Restaurant Association holds its 16th annual public-affairs conference.

Highlights 3:15 p.m. Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican.

4 p.m. Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook, political analysts.

5 p.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5944.

Signing ceremony 3 p.m. The Education Department holds a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding committing the Education Department and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to work together to seek additional educational opportunities for Hispanic students. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley participates. Location: Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-8811.

Arrival ceremony 3:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a full-honors arrival ceremony to welcome Dutch Minister of Defense Frank de Grave to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen hosts. Location: River Parade Field, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

"Decade of Behavior" kickoff 5:30 p.m. A coalition of scientific and professional organizations representing more than 250,000 scientists kicks off a decade-long national initiative called the "Decade of Behavior" to highlight contributions that behavioral and social scientists have made to American society. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/879-9376.

Awards ceremony 8 p.m. American University's School of Public Affairs presents the Roger Jones Awards for Executive Leadership. After the presentation, awardees will address the topic, "The Role of the Career Executive During Transition of the Presidency: The Last Year and the First Year." Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

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