- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 5, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Education forum 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings national issues forum on the first annual Brown Center report on American education, "How Well Are American Students Learning?" The participants include: Tom Loveless, director of Brookings' Brown Center on Education Policy; Chester Finn, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation president; and Jane Hannaway, director of the Urban Institute's Education Policy Center. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Campaign-coverage forum 7:30 p.m. American University's School of Communications presents a forum "The Politics of Covering Campaign 2000." The participants include: Craig Crawford, editor in chief of the Hotline; Beth Fouhy, executive producer of CNN's "Inside Politics"; James Pinkerton, columnist, Newsday; Cal Thomas, columnist, Los Angeles Times Syndicate; Karen Tumulty, White House correspondent, Time magazine; and Jane Hall, professor at American University's School of Communications, moderator. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No schedule available

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

1 p.m. Interior Department's National Park Service holds a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Commission. Location: Room 312, National Building Museum, Fifth and F streets NW. Contact: 202/619-7097.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:15 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on bankruptcies among five of the 10 largest nursing home chains within the past year. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists conference all day The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists hosts the XVI World Congress of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Highlights 11 a.m. Anne Tinker, lead health specialist, World Bank; Dr. Giuseppe Benagiano, director of National Institutes of Health of Italy; and Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Assuit University, Egypt, Save the Mothers Fund news conference.
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/842-3600.
Workshop 8:30 a.m. The National Institutes of Health hosts a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases workshop, "Nitric Oxide as a Therapeutic Agent for Sickle Cell Diseases." Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Jerusalem symposium 9 a.m. Americans for Peace Now present a symposium, "New Thinking on Jerusalem: Life After Camp David." Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.
Burma news conference 9:45 a.m. The Free Burma Coalition holds a news conference to discuss the current standoff between Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese regime. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-8030.
Cuba trip discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about a recent bipartisan trip to Cuba by former members of Congress. The speaker is John Brademas, former House majority leader. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Meat inspection system news conference 10 a.m. The Government Accountability Project and Public Citizen hold a news conference to release a report on Agriculture Department food inspectors' experiences with the Clinton-Gore administration's meat inspection system, attempts to privatize the system and a joint public interest effort to improve the system. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5150 or 202/408-0034, Ext. 132.
Employee Benefit Research Institute news conference 10 a.m. The Employee Benefit Research Institute holds a news conference to release the Small Employer Health Benefits Survey, which examines issues affecting decisions by small employers to offer health insurance benefits to employees. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/775-6308.
Gun laws news conference 10:30 a.m. Million Mom March holds a news conference to call for gun laws they say will protect the nation's children and keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The participants include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; Michael Barnes, president of Handgun Control Inc.; Beckie Brown, Million Mom March director; and gun violence victims from the District, Maryland and Virginia. Location: Capitol, East Steps. Contact: 202/708-0980.
Census news conference 1 p.m. The U.S. Census Bureau holds a news conference to discuss the status of Census 2000 operations, including data processing activities. Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, participates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.
American Electronics Association news conference 1 p.m. The American Electronics Association holds a news conference to discuss the industry's legislative priorities for the close of the congressional session. Location: David Packard Conference Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4443.
Rally 1 p.m. The American Health Care Association sponsors a rally urging the Senate Special Committee on Aging to consider the plight of patients and staff in the ongoing debate on how the nation cares for senior citizens. The rally precedes a 2:15 p.m. committee hearing. Location: Capitol, East Steps. Contact: 202/326-1726.
Pride Surveys news conference 1 p.m. Pride Surveys holds a news conference to release the 13th Annual Survey of Adolescent Drug Use and Violence. The participants include Thomas Gleaton, Pride Surveys president; Donald Ian Macdonald, Employee Health Programs chairman; and Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 800/279-6361.
Groundbreaking ceremony 4 p.m. George Washington University holds a ceremony to honor Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriquez and break ground for a new international affairs building. Location: Building site, E Street NW, between 19th and 20th streets. Contact: 202/994-3087.
National Auto Auction Association convention 4:30 p.m. The National Auto Auction Association holds its annual convention and equipment and services exposition.
Highlights 4:30 p.m. Executive Committee meeting.
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/696-0400.
Book forum 5 p.m. Project South-Washington holds a book forum on Lou Kushnick's "A New Introduction to Poverty: The Role of Race, Power, and Politics." Location: Room 205, Douglas Hall, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 301/320-4034.
Benefit 6:30 p.m. The Information Technology Community Foundation sponsors a summer party networking event to benefit disadvantaged children through the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. The reception is followed by the music of the Gipsy Kings. Location: Associates Deck, Wolf Trap. Contact: 703/760-7890.
Book lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a discussion on "The Lost City," regarding the architecture and social elements of traditional cities and towns and what Americans have to do to restore a sense of community. The speaker is Alan Ehrenhalt, author and editor of Governing Magazine. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Debate 7 p.m. The Arlington County Civic Association hosts a debate between Virginia's 10th Congressional District candidates. Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, incumbent, and Demaris Miller, GOP challenger, participate. Location: Arlington County Hospital, 1701 North George Mason Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/356-3695.

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