- The Washington Times - Friday, February 11, 2000


Austria discussion 9 a.m. Austrian Ambassador Peter Moser discusses the political situation in Austria at the National Press Club during a news conference. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Government-waste lecture noon The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute holds a Conservative Women's Network luncheon address, "The Federal Government Huge, Wasteful and Inefficient: What Can We Do?" The speaker is Virginia Thomas, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Location: Van Andel Room, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.


10:20 a.m. Participates in a formal ceremony dedicating and naming the White House briefing room after Jim Brady, the press secretary who was severely wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt against President Reagan, White House briefing room.


10 a.m. Addresses supporters, Stonewall Democratic Club, West Hollywood, Calif.
2 p.m. Meets with employees of Covad Communications Group, San Jose, Calif.
9:30 p.m. Meets with the California Democratic Party women's caucus, San Jose Convention and Cultural Center, San Jose.
10:45 p.m. Attends a reception with California Gov. Gray Davis, San Jose Convention and Cultural Center.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on retail sales for January 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on retail sales for January 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


9 a.m. Education Department's president's advisory board on tribal colleges and universities meets. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/260-5714.
9 a.m. General Accounting Office's federal accounting standards advisory board meets. Location: Room 7C13, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/512-0730.
9 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration's national advisory council on migrant health meets. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 301/594-4304.


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


Schedule not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing, "The President's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Proposal." Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.


Meets at 10 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Education forum all day The Education Department and the College Board continue a national forum to expand advanced-placement opportunities.
Highlights 9 a.m. Terry Peterson, senior adviser to Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, and Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, "Setting the Stage: Improving Secondary Schools and Raising Standards and Achievement."
10:15 a.m. Breakout sessions: Strategies to overcome challenges in urban and large schools; Pipeline for school reform: Pre-AP models; Strategies to overcome challenges in rural and small schools; High schools and colleges working together to raise standards; Finding and training qualified teachers for AP, IB and other challenging courses; State intervention strategies and challenging minority students to high performance.
12:30 p.m. Mr. Riley and Gaston Caperton, College Board president, keynote speakers.
2 p.m. Panel demonstration: Learning from distance education.
Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Israeli-Palestinian negotiations conference 9:30 a.m. Americans for Peace Now holds a conference on Israeli-Palestinian final-status negotiations over Jerusalem. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.
Technology and Campaign 2000 forum 10 a.m. CapNet hosts a forum, "Technology and Campaign 2000," about subjects of interest to the high-technology community. The participants include: Reps. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, Republican National Congressional Committee chairman; and Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman. Location: American Trucking Association, 430 First St. SE. Contact: 202/857-5939 or 202/857-5936.
Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents the opening of the exhibition "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaign Coverage, 1896-2000." Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.
Daley speech 10 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a speech by Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, "Trade in the 21st Century: Latin America and Beyond." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Microsoft discussion 10:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies hold a panel discussion, "The Economics of United States v. Microsoft." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Health threat news conference 10:30 a.m. People of Color and Disenfranchised Communities Environmental Health Network and the Interim National Black Environmental and Economic Justice Coordinating Committee hold a news conference to highlight the health threat of toxic contamination by federal facilities. Location: 2148 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/265-3263, Ext. 269.
Innocence Protection Act news conference 11 a.m. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, holds a news conference to announce the introduction of the Innocence Protection Act, a bill to address wrongful convictions and death-penalty reform by DNA testing and other measures. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3693 or 202/822-5200, Ext. 222.
Education conference 11 a.m. The Quality Education for Minorities Network holds its ninth annual conference, "Preparing Ph.D.s for Success in the 21st Century." Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/659-1818.
Awards ceremony 11:30 a.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce holds its 22nd annual "Valor Awards" to honor "the dedicated public-safety servants of the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Fairfax County Police Department. Location: Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/749-0409, Ext. 122.
Axworthy speech noon The Organization of American States hosts an address by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy to a session of the General Council. Location: 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.
Report release noon Economic Strategy Institute holds a news conference to release its new report, "Telephone Rates in the New Economy." Larry Darby, the report's author, participates. Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8554.
Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of "A Perfect Equality," a documentary about the African-American community in Columbia, S.C. from 1786 to the present. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.
German economics lecture noon The Johns Hopkins American Institute for Contemporary German Studies hosts a lecture on important economic issues facing Germany and the United States, including the current debate over tax reform, the Alliance for Jobs, and an analysis of the euro after one year. The speaker is Norbert Walter, Deutsche Bank research. Location: Westin Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-9312.
Welfare reform discussion 1 p.m. The D.C. Human Services Department holds a panel discussion, "Welfare Reform Update: Where We Are … Where We're Going." Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Level A-5, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 202/727-8841, 202/279-6002 or 202/698-3900.
Budgets seminar 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a seminar, "The Presidential and Congressional Budgets: Priorities in Conflict." The participants include: Leon E. Panetta, former White House chief of staff, and director of the Panetta Institute; former Rep. William Frenzel, Minnesota Republican; George Hager, USA Today economic reporter; and Barbara Sinclair, Hoffenberg American politics professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Cleveland reception 7 p.m. The Bill Cleveland for Councilman Campaign holds a reception to kick off the Bill Cleveland campaign for Alexandria City Council. Location: Carlyle Towers, 2151 Jamieson Avenue, Alexandria. Contact: 703/739-9398.

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