- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 20, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Fall of Saigon discussion 1:30 p.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds a discussion on the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. The speaker is Bruce Dunning, CBS News. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.

Higelin concert 8 p.m. La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy holds a concert featuring Jacques Higelin, singer and songwriter. Location: 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/944-6090.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

5:30 p.m. Meets with Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10:45 a.m. Holds a discussion on school safety with students, teachers and parents, Auditorium, Fort Lee High School, Fort Lee, N.J.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury Statement (The "Monthly Budget") for March 2000. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on small farms. Location: Rooms 104-A and 107-A, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 1400 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/720-9354.

8 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration sponsors a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-1468.

8 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Overseas Dependents' Schools National Advisory Panel on the Education of Dependents With Disabilities. Location: Room 904, Department of Defense Education Activity, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-4492, Ext. 1947.

9 a.m. Transportation Department, U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. Location: Rooms 6200-6204, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0214.

11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

"FOSE" conference 8 a.m. Post-Newsweek Business Information holds the "FOSE" conference. Terry Bradshaw, Fox NFL Sunday co-host, delivers a keynote address at 9 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/237-0300.

Natural gas roundtable 9 a.m. The International Gas Center holds the Worldwide Natural Gas Trade and Regulation Roundtable. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson delivers a keynote speech at 2 p.m. Location: Swiss Hotel Washington, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 703/741-3944.

Environmental discussion 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "Earth Day Thirty Years On: The State of the Environment Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5880.

National Kidney Foundation news conference 10 a.m. The National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area holds a news conference to highlight Washington-area residents affected by organ transplantation and promote the importance of organ and tissue donation. Location: ESPN Zone, 555 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/244-7900.

Reading celebration 10 a.m. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) holds a celebration of "Reading Is Fun Day." The participants include Steve Burns, host of Nickelodeon's "Blues Clues." Location: Freedom Forum Newseum, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 202/314-3034.

Jefferson symposium 10 a.m. The National Archives holds a symposium on "Thomas Jefferson and The Declaration of Independence" featuring a panel of authors of books on Jefferson. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Exhibition preview 11 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a media preview of its exhibitions "Thomas Jefferson," and "The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairy Tale," featuring Jefferson's original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, the original handwritten copyright application for "The Wizard of Oz," and Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz." Location: Room LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Report release noon The Economic Strategy Institute holds a news conference to release its new report, "Antitrust in the Global Trading System: Reconciling United States, Japanese and European Union Approaches." Peter Morici, report author, participates. Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8554.

Book discussion noon The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion on the book "Edward Kennedy: A Biography." The speaker is the book's author, Adam Clymer, Washington correspondent for the New York Times. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Marriage in the media discussion noon The World Media Association sponsors a discussion titled "Marriage in the Media: From Two-Parent Families to Same-Sex Marriages." The participants include: Armstrong Williams, radio program host, moderator; Chuck Donovan, Family Research Council; Nina May, Renaissance Foundation; and Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times. Location: The Washington Times, 3600 New York Ave. NE. Contact: 202/636-3124.

Omnibus D.C. Tax Incentive Recovery Act news conference 12:30 p.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, holds a news conference to announce the Omnibus D.C. Tax Incentive Recovery Act aimed at ensuring the District's economic stability. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Lawsuit announcement 1 p.m. Cohen and Cohen holds a news conference to announce a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act against AMC Entertainment and Loews Cineplex Entertainment on behalf of the hearing-impaired. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-4529.

Ethiopian famine relief briefing 1 p.m. Gayle Smith, senior director for African affairs for the National Security Council, and Hugh Palmer, AID assistant administrator for humanitarian affairs, hold a news briefing on "Famine Relief Efforts in Ethiopia." Note: Foreign media only, please. Location: Suite 898, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8945.

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty briefing 2 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Gen. John Shalikashvilli, special adviser to the president, participates. Foreign media only invited. Location: Suite 898, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8946.

Solar water pumping technology demonstration 4 p.m. WorldWater Corp. holds a media briefing to demonstrate solar water pumping technology. Location: Mall at Seventh Street across from the Air and Space Museum. Contact: 703/979-3076.

U.S.-Iran youth relations discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a panel discussion titled "United States and Iran Youth Dialogue." Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Mass 5:30 p.m. The Archdiocese of Washington holds a "Mass of the Lord's Supper." Location: Cathedral of St. Matthew, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/853-4516.

Film protest 5:45 p.m. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds a protest of the Paramount film "Rules of Engagement." Location: Cineplex Odeon Wisconsin Avenue, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/438-7297.

Internet seminar 6 p.m. Women in Technology holds a seminar on "Embracing the Web: How The Internet Is Impacting Marketing Strategy. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. Contact: 703/288-1620.

Maundy Thursday services 8 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds Maundy Thursday services. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2198.

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