Wednesday, April 19, 2000


Electronic-commerce discussion noon The National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute discuss the growth of electronic commerce. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3099 or 202/637-3109.

Campaign 2000 3 p.m. The Foreign Press Center holds a briefing on “Campaign 2000 Update.” The speaker is Charles Cook Jr., editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report. Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8945.


5 p.m. Speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for February 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket No. 99-5525 Dickerson vs. United States; and Docket No. 99-5716 Carter vs. United States. 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.


Vieques news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Day of Solidarity with the People of Vieques group holds a news conference on legislation pending in Congress on the continued bombing at the U.S. Navy base in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/867-8502.

League of Conservation Voters news conference 9:30 a.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a news conference to announce the start of its “Vote Environment” advertising and grass-roots strategy to mobilize voters. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-0730.

Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The National Building Museum presents the opening of the exhibition “Reinvigorating the City: Smart Growth and Choices for Change,” which examines smart growth efforts to reinvigorate urban areas. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Million Mom March news conference 10 a.m. Million Mom March holds a news conference to announce support for the Mother’s Day Million Mom March and to urge Washington area residents to attend. The participants include Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. Location: Capitol, West Steps. Contact: 301/652-6016.

Wreath-laying ceremony 10:02 a.m. No Greater Love holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the No Greater Love Memorial Tree and Stone to commemorate the six members of the U.S. Secret Service, eight Army personnel and two U.S. Marines who died in the Oklahoma City bombing. Location: Section 59, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/783-4665.

Award ceremony 11 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno participates in a Crime Victim Service Award ceremony and presentation. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/616-2771.

Cuomo speech 11:30 a.m. The Alliance for Justice presents House and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo with its “Champion of Justice Award” at the Alliance’s anniversary luncheon for his leadership in fighting gun violence. Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/822-6070.

Census news conference 11:30 a.m. Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt holds a news conference to discuss Census 2000 response rates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

Chamber of Commerce news conference noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a news conference to release its “Little Green Book” in conjunction with Earth Day. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health Insurance Association of America news conference 1 p.m. The Health Insurance Association of America holds a news conference to release a report showing that D.C. Columbia residents could pay more for health insurance and health care under proposed legislation before the D.C. Council that would exempt physicians and health care provider from antitrust law. Location: Suite 600, East Tower, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/824-1787.

Ford Motor Co. video conference 1:45 p.m. The Ford Motor Co. holds a video conference to unveil a comprehensive automotive child passenger safety program. Rosalyn Millman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Jim Hall, National Transportation Safety Board chairman, participate via satellite. Location: Suite 1000, 1350 I St. NW. Contact: 202/289-2001 or 202/692-5381.

Armenia lecture 7 p.m. The Library of Congress’ Near East section and African and Middle Eastern division hold a lecture on “26 Months in the Reborn Armenian Republic: My Mission as the First United States Ambassador in Armenia.” The speaker is Harry Gilmore, former U.S. ambassador to Armenia and chairman of the Caucasus Area Studies Seminar at the State Department. Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-9217.

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