- The Washington Times - Friday, September 8, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Literacy Day all day The Library of Congress presents Literacy Day at the Library of Congress. Highlights 9:30 a.m. Chris Meloni, actor; Paulette Bourgeois, author; and Brenda Clark, illustrator, read to more than 300 children from "Franklin the Turtle," Outdoor plaza, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 10:30 a.m. James Billington, librarian of Congress, announces International Literacy Awards for 2000, Madison Hall, Madison Building. 1:30 p.m. Symposium, "Literacy in the Information Age," Mumford Room, Madison Building. Contact: 202/707-9217.

Heston book debut 10 a.m. Saudade Press sponsors a news conference to introduce a new book, "The Courage to Be Free," by actor and National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston. Topics include "cultural warfare." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/299-9470.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Attends the U.N. Millennium Summit, New York.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10:40 a.m. Discusses the importance of job training, Student Life Center, Building 7, Delgado Community College, New Orleans.

7:10 p.m. Addresses a Democratic National Committee dinner, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on consumer installment credit for July 2000. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SENATE

Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Privacy Act and the Presidency." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

9:30 a.m. Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs, and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on National Missile Defense: Test Failures and Technology Development. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Commerce, telecommunications, trade, and consumer protection subcommittee marks up the Truth in Telephone Billing Act of 1999, the Know Your Caller Act, the Independent Telecommunications Consumer Enhancement Act of 2000, and legislation to authorize the enforcement by state and local governments of certain Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding use of citizens band radio equipment. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Hypoglycemia workshop all day The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association hold a workshop on "Hypoglycemia and the Brain." Location: Sheraton Premier, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Contact: 301/496-5751.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists conference all day The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists hosts XVI World Congress of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/842-3600.

AIDS conference all day The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a conference titled "Now More than Ever: Workplace Solutions for HIV and AIDS."

Highlights 1 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala, closing session keynote speaker. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/452-9467.

Auditing conference 6:30 a.m. The Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing Roundtable holds its fall meeting and technology exposition, "Global Perspectives and Approaches to International EHS Auditing and Management Systems." Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 480/659-3738.

UNESCO discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club presents a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Koichiro Matsuura, director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, discussing "Major Reforms in UNESCO." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

E-commerce legislation discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on "The Potential Impacts of E-Commerce Legislation on Our Freedom." The speaker is Gary Clayton, Privacy Council president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Health care forum 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a forum, "Managing Care, Rationing Care: Policies after Pegram," regarding the June 12 Supreme Court decision to allow health maintenance organizations to give doctors incentives to ration care and control costs. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving news conference 10 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a news conference to announce Northern Virginia's increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths and local law enforcement efforts to keep drunken drivers off the roads. Location: Arlington County Courthouse steps, 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/989-8715 or 703/893-0461.

Justice Department meeting 11:30 a.m. The Justice Department hosts a meeting with Greek Minister of Public Order Michalis Chrysohoidis to sign a memorandum on police cooperation. Attorney General Janet Reno participates. Location: Room 5137, Main Justice Building. Contact: 202/616-2777.

Tax Analysts briefing noon Tax Analysts hold a news briefing on pending legislation that would allow the Internal Revenue Service to operate in certain areas without being accountable to the public or media. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/533-4404.

Deets speech 12:30 p.m. Horace Deets, director of the AARP, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Olympic doping news conference 1:30 p.m. Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Canadian Sports Minister Dennis Coderre, and Susan Foster, vice president and director of Columbia University's Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, hold a pre-Olympic news conference. The first report from the National Commission on Substance Abuse and Sports, "Winning at All Costs: Doping in Olympic Sport," will be released. Location: fifth floor, 750 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-6618.

Vaccination conference 2 p.m. The National Vaccine Information Center opens the Second International Public Conference on Vaccination.

Highlights 2 p.m. "Understanding Biology to Develop Individualized Treatment Options."

7:30 p.m. Benefit dinner, Children's Fund for Hope and Healing. Location: Sheraton National Hotel, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/938-0342.

Book lecture 5:30 p.m. Howard University Bookstore hosts a book discussion and signing for Omar Tyree's "The Love of Money." Location: Howard University, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Exhibit 6 p.m. The Artists' Museum hosts an opening reception for the exhibition, "Beyond the Bazaar: Contemporary Art from Syria," which continues through Sept. 29. Location: 406 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/638-7001.

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