- The Washington Times - Friday, April 28, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of "The Fighting Lady," a documentary about the World War II aircraft carrier USS Lexington and the men who served on her. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Miss America speech 12:30 p.m. Heather Renee French, Miss America 2000, addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Homeless Veterans and May as Scholarship Month." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Unavailable.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to Dallas, and Albuquerque, N.M.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on personal income and outlays for February 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Defense Department sponsors a Spring 2000 Conference meeting of the defense advisory committee on women in the services. Location: Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Contact: 703/697-2122.

8 a.m. Federal Trade Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on on-line access and security. Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-3296.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

Vikings symposium all day The National Museum of Natural History holds a symposium about the Viking expansion westward, Norse-native contact and conditions of daily life in western settlements. The symposium is being held in conjunction with its exhibition "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga." The participants include Norwegian Queen Sonja. Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/822-9491.

Ideas forum 8:30 a.m. The Century Foundation holds a policy forum on "Ideas 2000: Bold Thinking in Complacent Times." The speakers include: Ron Brownstein, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bluestone, political economy professor and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University; James Galbraith, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs professor at the University of Texas, Austin; and Theda Skocpol, government and sociology professor at Harvard University. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/452-7722.

Presidential appointments process discussion 8:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on the current state of the presidential appointments process and the presidential appointee initiative. The participants include: Franklin Raines, former Office of Management and Budget director; Nancy Kassebaum Baker, former U.S. senator; Paul Light, vice president and director of governmental studies at the Brookings Institution, and Virginia Thomas, the Heritage Foundation. Location: John Hay Room, Hay-Adams Hotel, 1 Lafayette Square NW. Contact: 202/797-6090.

Geopolitics after Yeltsin briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Geopolitics After Yeltsin: The View From Baku." The speaker is Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Vilayet Gouliyev. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Bankruptcy seminar 9 a.m. The D.C. Bar Association holds a seminar on "Bankruptcy." Location: 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Child On-line Protection Act Commission meeting 9 a.m. The Child On-line Protection Act Commission holds a public meeting on identifying technological or other methods to reduce access by minors to harmful material on the Internet. Location: Room 332, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/298-9055.

Social Security discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion "Would Lower-Income Groups Suffer Under An Investment-Based Social Security System?" The panelists are Diana Furchgott-Roth and Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; Jeffrey Liebman, Harvard University; Mark Weinberger, lawyer; and Kent Smetters, University of Pennsylvania. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-8025.

Energy technologies discussion 10 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a panel discussion on "The Role of Federal Tax Incentives for Emerging Energy Technologies." Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/662-1886

Tree planting 10 a.m. The Board of the Nation's Capital Bicentennial Commission holds a planting of the Bicentennial Heritage Tree, the American chestnut. John Berry, assistant interior secretary, participates. Location: Constitution Gardens, The Mall. Contact: 202/338-6222.

Armenia discussion 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Foreign Policy of Armenia." The speaker is Vartan Oskanian, minister of foreign affairs for the Republic of Armenia. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Federal Communications Commission forum 10 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds a public forum on the status of the initiative "A New FCC for the 21st Century." Location: FCC meeting room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0506.

Award ceremony 11 a.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds its "2000 GEICO Student Awards Ceremony" to recognize eight local high school student organizations promoting alcohol- and drug-free lifestyles. Location: National Sports Gallery, MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Contact: 703/893-0461.

Afghan news conference 11:30 a.m. The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan holds a news conference and rally to condemn the atrocities by the Taleban against the people of Afghanistan. Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: 703/585-9127.

Association of Flight Attendants protest noon The Association of Flight Attendants and the Coalition of Labor Union Women hold a protest at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters because the agency has not acted on their request for stronger health and safety protections on the job. Location: FAA Headquarters, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/712-9799, Ext. 804.

Magnetic resonance imaging lecture noon The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center holds a lecture on "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the Emergency Room." The speaker is Dr. Robert Balaban, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5678.

Regulation forum 1:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum on "The Realpolitik of Regulation: Offensive and Defensive Strategies." Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Federal Communications Commission commissioner, participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Islam discussion 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a panel discussion on the "Evolution of Islam in the Arab World." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

PFLAG conference 2 p.m. Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) holds its annual conference, "Family Voices for Equality."

Highlights 2 p.m. Youth and Education Institute.

7 p.m. Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, and former Rep. Steve Gunderson, Wisconsin Republican, Reception and keynote address: "Putting the Move in Movement: PFLAG's Role in a Challenging Environment."

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/467-8180.

Morrison discussion 4 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on author Toni Morrison. The speaker is Eleanor Traylor, Howard University. Location: Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Film screening 7 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a screening of the film "The Big Kahuna." Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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