Tuesday, April 18, 2000


Christ Mass noon The Archdiocese of Washington holds a “Christ Mass” to commemorate the founding of the priesthood by Christ. Cardinal James Hickey, archdiocese of Washington, participates. Location: Cathedral of St. Matthew, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/853-4516.

Chamber concert 8 p.m. The Austrian Embassy and the Hungarian Embassy hold a concert featuring the Chamber Orchestra of the Budapest Operetta Theater. Location: Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court NW. Contact: 202/895-6776.


12:40 p.m. Tours exhibits at Comdex-Spring 2000, McCormick Place, Chicago.

1:35 p.m. Makes remarks to Comdex-Spring 2000, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on housing starts and building permits for March 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:

Docket Nos. 99-224 and 99-582 Miller vs. French and United States vs. French; and Docket No. 99-7000 Ramdass vs. Angelone. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


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


FOSE conference all day Post-Newsweek Business Information begins the FOSE conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Steve Ballmer, president and CEO of Microsoft, keynote speaker.

Noon Attorney General Janet Reno, luncheon address, Room 35.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/237-0300.

Telecommunication policy and law symposium all day The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law and the Law Review of the Michigan State University Detroit College of Law hold their “Inaugural Telecommunication Policy and Law Symposium.”

Highlights 9:45 a.m. Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard, “FCC Perspective.”

12:30 p.m. Antonin Scalia, associate Supreme Court justice, luncheon address.

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-5659.

Critical infrastructure assurance conference 9 a.m. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors hold a “Critical Infrastructure Assurance Conference.” Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers and John D. Podesta, White House chief of staff, deliver keynote addresses. Location: Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 917/202-7223.

Food policy conference 9 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America, the National Food Processors Association, and the International Food Information Council hold their “23rd Annual National Food Policy Conference.”

Highlights 9 a.m. “Obesity: Fresh Look at an Old Problem.”

10:15 a.m. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Jane Henney, opening address: “FDA’s Food Safety and Nutrition Activities.”

12:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, luncheon address.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Vietnam War forum 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution commemorates the 25th anniversary of the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon with a forum on the lessons of the Vietnam War as applied to American foreign and defense policies. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Politics and pollution discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a panel discussion on “Politics and Pollution: Do Voters Still Care About The Environment?” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Kurds conference 9:30 a.m. American University’s Center for Global Peace holds its conference, “The Kurds: Search for Identity.” The luncheon speaker is Michael Van Dusen, deputy director of the Woodrow Wilson Center, luncheon address. Location: Sixth Floor, Board Room, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Exhibition preview 9:30 a.m. The Hirshhorn Museum holds a media preview of its exhibition Salvador Dali’s “Optical Illusions.” Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-1618 or 202/357-2627, Ext. 121.

Indonesia discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center holds a discussion “Will Indonesia Fragment?” Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Dedication ceremony 10 a.m. The U.S. Navy Memorial holds a ceremony to dedicate bronze statues in recognition of Navy explosive ordnance disposal veterans. Location: U.S. Navy Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/737-2300, Ext. 718.

Justice Department meeting 10:30 a.m. The Justice Department holds a meeting regarding expansion of the Justice Department investigation into the New York Police Department’s patterns and practices to include action by the mayor’s office and the police commissioner. A media availability follows about 1:30 p.m. Location: Main Justice building. Contact: 202/225-5635.

Earth Day commemoration 11 a.m. Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman celebrates and commemorates Earth Day by releasing a list of jobs that “work green and earn green” and participating in “hazmat” skills training. She will don a “space suit” and learn how to safely and correctly obtain hazardous soil and water samples. Location: 4849 Unit A, Laborers Joint Training Fund, Lydell Road, Cheverly. Contact: 202/693-4650.

Tree planting ceremony 11 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, and Mayor Anthony A. Williams participate in a tree planting ceremony to celebrate Earth Day. Location: Eastern High School, East Capitol and 17th streets NE. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Consumer Product Safety Commission news conference 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) holds the annual Recall Round-Up news conference. Ann Brown, CPSC chairman, participates. Location: Fourth Floor Hearing Room, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 202/504-0580, Ext. 1184.

Alliance for Justice luncheon 11:30 a.m. The Alliance for Justice holds its 21st anniversary luncheon. The participants include: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo; Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening; and Abe Pollin, president and CEO of Washington Sports Entertainment. Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/822-6070.

Political discussion noon The Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a luncheon discussion on the present political scene. The speaker is Mark Shields of CNN’s “The Capital Gang.” Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Book lecture noon The National Archives holds a lecture by Frank Valeo, former secretary of the Senate, on his book “Mike Mansfield, Majority Leader: A Different Kind of Senate, 1961-1976.” Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Earth Day celebration 12:30 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley plants a tree to celebrate Earth Day with Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. senator and founder of Earth Day. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Summers speech 1 p.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a speech by Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers on America’s current fiscal outlook and the implications for long-term budgetary decisions. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Buyback America program news conference 2:30 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo holds a news conference to announce the Buyback America program to buy back guns and raise awareness about gun safety. Location: Cafeteria, Housing and Urban Development Department Headquarters, Seventh and E streets SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Earnings variability discussion 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Earnings Variability: Transitory or Persistent Effects?” Gary Solon, University of Michigan, and Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5884.

South Asian British culture discussion 5 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on “Negotiating Difference: Identity and Hybridity in Contemporary South Asian British Culture.” The speaker is Chris Weedon, Sussex University professor. Location: Room 450, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-7647.

Gospels lecture 7 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral hosts a lecture by the Rev. Robin Griffith-Jones, author of “The Four Witnesses: The Rebel, the Rabbi, the Chronicler and the Mystic.” He will give a modern, updated portrayal of the writers of the four Gospels and Jesus. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

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