- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 27, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Military readiness 9 a.m. The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the status of U.S. military readiness. Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

Violence in movies 9:30 a.m. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine the motion picture industry's marketing of violence to children. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

12:40 p.m. Addresses a Democratic National Committee Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council fund-raiser event, private residence, Dallas.

5:30 p.m. Addresses a fund-raiser reception for Rep. Max Sandlin, Texas Democrat, private residence, Houston.

6:55 p.m. Makes remarks at the Democratic National Committee's "Texas Tribute to President Clinton" Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10 a.m. Leads a discussion on the need for better prescription drug benefits in Medicare, Greater Altoona Community Services Center, Altoona, Iowa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary's administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing on "Oversight on the Wen Ho Lee Case." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

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 to review the implementation of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman testifies. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. Government Reform's national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine findings of Institute of Medicine's recent study on Gulf War veterans' illnesses. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Russia: How Vladimir Putin Rose to Power and What America Can Expect." Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing to review the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's resources and the options available to policy-makers. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on "Computer Security Lapses: Should FAA Be Grounded?" Jane Garvey, Federal Aviation Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the state of the armed services and future military requirements. Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

3 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up GSA's Fiscal 2001 Leasing Program; an amendment to a previous resolution in Laredo, Texas; and other matters that are cleared for consideration prior to markup. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Senate strategy discussion 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on the Senate's end-of-session strategy for passing appropriations bills, health care legislation and tax relief. The speaker is Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

National Restaurant Association conference 8 a.m. The National Restaurant Association holds its 16th annual Public Affairs Conference. The featured speaker is Tony Snow, Fox News Sunday host. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5944.

Women's issues poll briefing 8:30 a.m. The Center for Policy Alternatives and Lifetime Television hold a media breakfast to deliver "Women's Voices 2000," the results of a national bipartisan poll on women's issues in the presidential elections. Pollsters Celinda Lake, Linda DeVall and Linda Williams participate. Location: Federal Suite, Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets NW. Contact: 212/424-7298.

Goya Foods news conference 9 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution holds a news conference on Goya Foods Inc. Collection, which chronicles the third-largest Hispanic-owned U.S. firm and marks Hispanic Heritage Month 2000. Location: Archive Center, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue. Contact: 202/357-3129.

Gun ownership briefing 9 a.m. The Frontiers of Freedom Institute presents a Capitol Hill briefing on the impact of gun ownership on crime. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/527-8282, Ext. 105.

Educational initiative news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis holds a news conference to announce a media-based educational initiative to help shape civic debate on Social Security. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-6671.

Report release 10 a.m. The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century holds a news conference to release its final report on ways to improve the quality of math and science teaching in all American schools. Former Sen. John Glenn, commission chairman, and Education Secretary Richard Riley participate. Location: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street at Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/944-1987.

Prescription drugs rally 10 a.m. The House Democratic Caucus holds a rally on prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/226-3210.

National Institute of Medicine briefing 11 a.m. The National Institute of Medicine holds a public briefing to release a report, "No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention," which offers a framework for a national prevention strategy that could significantly reduce the number of new HIV infections. Location: Lecture Room, The National Academies, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Allen endorsement news conference 11 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a news conference to endorse George F. Allen in the Virginia Senate race. Location: Buck & Associates, 2519 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Hmong Veterans Naturalization Act forum 11:15 a.m. The Center for Public Policy Analysis holds a National Policymakers Forum on the Hmong Veterans Naturalization Act and its impact on Laotian and Hmong widows. Location: 1529 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

National Organization for Women briefing 11:30 a.m. The National Organization for Women holds a media briefing to demand immediate passage of the Violence Against Women Act. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.

European-American Business Council luncheon noon The European-American Business Council presents a luncheon discussion, "The U.S.-EU Dispute over the Foreign Sales Corporation." The speaker is Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/347-9292.

Book discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a luncheon featuring Gore Vidal, author of "The Golden Age." A discussion, Q&A; and book signing follow. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Ceremony 2 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman hosts a ceremony to establish the "USDA Hall of Heroes," inducting as charter members Bob Dole, former U.S. senator; Hugh Hammond Bennett, George Washington Carver, and Smokey Bear. Location: Patio, Jamie Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Religious freedom conference 2 p.m. Freedom Magazine holds a conference to discuss the current assault on religious freedom in Western Europe. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-6404.

Protest 5:30 p.m. Amnesty International holds a demonstration against treatment of women and minorities in Saudi Arabia and releases a report, "Saudi Arabia: Gross Human Rights Abuses Against Women." Location: Dupont Circle, Connecticut and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 301.

Nitze tribute 7 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents "America's Place in the World: A Tribute to Paul Nitze," SAIS co-founder and principal author of National Security Council Paper No. 68, adopted 50 years ago this month. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott delivers a keynote address. Location: Colonial Room, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Awards dinner 7 p.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund holds an Equal Justice Award Dinner. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/833-9771, Ext. 111.

Armenia conference 7 p.m. The Armenian National Institute, the Library of Congress and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hold a conference on "The American Response to the Armenian Genocide." Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/383-9009.

Malcolm X discussion 8 p.m. American University's Kennedy Political Union hosts a discussion on "The Political Legacy of Malcolm X." The speaker is Kazim Ali, poet and social activist. Location: Bentley Lounge, Gray Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5852.

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