- The Washington Times - Monday, April 17, 2000


World Bank meeting 9 a.m. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund hold a Development Committee meeting. Location: World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/473-1796.

Vietnam veterans ceremony 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds a ceremony to honor veterans who died prematurely because of non-combat injuries and emotional suffering caused directly by their service in the Vietnam War. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090.


No public appearances scheduled.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case: Raleigh vs. Illinois Department of Revenue; Harris Trust and Savings Bank vs. Salomon Smith Barney Inc.

Location: One First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


States briefing all day Federal Sources Inc. holds its sixth annual "State of the States" briefing. Location: Marriott Fairview Park Hotel, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/610-8700.

Government productivity conference all day The International Quality and Productivity Center holds a conference, "Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement in Government: Employing Best Business Practices to Transform Government Agencies into High-Performance Enterprises." Location: Hilton Old Town Hotel, 1767 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 800/882-8684.

Space medicine workshop 8:30 a.m. The National Academies Institute of Medicine Board on Health Sciences and Policy holds a workshop, "Creating a Vision for Space Medicine During Travel Beyond Earth Orbit." Location: National Research Council, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2319.

Economic news conference 9 a.m. The National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a discussion on the economy of the "Euro Zone" and the International Monetary Fund. French Finance Minister Laurent Faubus participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Vote 2000 campaign conference 9:30 a.m. The National Organization on Disability holds a conference to launch the Vote 2000 Campaign. Location: Brookfield Conference Center, AARP, 601 E St. NW. Contact: 202/293-5960.

Infant immunization news conference 10 a.m. The United Planning Organization holds a news conference to kick off National Infant Immunization Week. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates. Location: UPO Day Care Center No. 1, 1288 Upshur St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

International business discussion 11 a.m. The U.S.-India Business Council holds a discussion. Indian Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha participates. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, headquarters, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5323.

Homeless services protest 11 a.m. Street Law holds a protest against what it says are cuts in homeless services in the D.C. mayor's proposed budget. Participants include D.C. Council members Phil Mendelson and Sandy Allen. Location: District Building, One Judiciary Square NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

School-reform briefing 11:30 a.m. The Education Department Office of Educational Research and Improvement and the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk hold a briefing, "Comprehensive School Reform: Research and Development at the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk." Location: OERI, Conference Room 101, 80 F St. NW. Contact: 410/516-0491.

"New Europe" discussion noon The Johns Hopkins American Institute for Contemporary German Studies hosts a discussion on the state of the "New Europe" and what it means for the United States. Economist Norbert Walter of Deutsche Bank and Daniel Vernet, international-relations director for Le Monde, participate. Location: AICGS, first-floor conference room, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/332-9312.

Film noon The National Archives presents a screening of the film "American Photography: A Century of Images." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Book lecture 4 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a lecture on the book "Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th Century." Author J.P. McNeil, Georgetown University history professor, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Hungarian history conference 5 p.m. The Georgetown University Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, History Department, and College of Arts and Sciences hold a conference, "From Embracing Christianity to Euro-Atlantic Integration: The First Hungarian Millennium." Location: Georgetown University, Copley Hall, Formal Lounge, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Tax-resistance leafletting 5:30 p.m. The D.C. Area War Tax Resistance holds leafletting of war-tax resistance literature. Location: Post office, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/635-3739.

Whooping cranes lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates and the Audubon Naturalist Society hold a lecture, "Whooping Cranes: A Return to Florida." Michael Kreger, Patuxent Wildlife Center, participates. Location: American History Museum, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/537-3030.

Sports stadium lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a lecture, "Play Ball: New Sports Stadiums," about the design of stadiums for collegiate and professional sports franchises. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Investigative journalism discussion 7:30 p.m. The American University School of Communications holds a panel discussion, "Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive?" Location: AU, Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-2074.

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