- The Washington Times - Friday, February 18, 2000


Russia news conference 9 a.m. The Russian Embassy hosts a news conference with former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/585-2063.

Musical performance 8:15 p.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People presents a performance of the musical "God's Trombones." Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 410/486-9227.


No public schedule.


11:30 a.m. Addresses the National Summit on Africa, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for December 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for January 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on real earnings for January 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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


9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration, medical devices advisory committee, orthopedic and rehabilitation devices panel meets. Location: Conference Room 20B, Corporate Building, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-2036.


No oral arguments are scheduled.


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.


Africa summit all day The National Summit On Africa continues.

Highlights 11:30 a.m. Vice President Al Gore; Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat; Roger N. Beachy, president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Ghanaian President Jerry J. Rawlings; Joaquim Chissano, former Mozambican president, and chairman of the Southern African Development Community; Alpha Oumar Konare, chairman of the Economic Community of West African States; Donald arap Moi, former president of Kenya, and chairman of the Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa; Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, chairman of the Organization of African Unity; and Gabonese President Omar Bongo, "Building Technical Capacity for Food Security in the 21st Century" luncheon, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW.

3 p.m. Concurrent sessions: "Deliberative Process: Session 4" and "Program Sessions," Washington Convention Center.

7:30 p.m. Nigerian Vice President Alhaji Abdubakar Atiku; Salim A. Salim, secretary-general of the Organization of African Unity; Mr. Bouteflika; Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and co-chairman of Good Works International; Dorothy Height, president emeritus of the National Council for Negro Women; Brady Anderson, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development; and Callisto Madavo of the World Bank, Summit Banquet, Grand Hyatt Hotel. Contact: 202/842-3600, Ext. 222.

American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting all day The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual meeting, "Science in an Uncertain Millennium."

Highlights 8 a.m. Jaron Lanier, National Tele-Immersion Initiative, Internet2 Central Laboratory; and William Coyne, 3M Co.

12:30 p.m. Rita R. Colwell, National Science Foundation

1:30 p.m. "Competitiveness, Research, and Global Development"; "Ambiguous Language"; "Averting the Hostile Exploitation of Biotechnology"; and "Programmed Cell Death in the Naematode, C.elegans."

6:30 p.m. Mamphela Ramphele, vice chancellor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/326-6440.

Nicotine conference all day The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco holds its sixth annual conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Dr. Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, keynote address.

10:30 a.m. Langley Award Presentation.

11:30 a.m. Poster Session 1: "Focus on Treatment, Epidemiology, and Public Health Research."

1:30 p.m. Symposium 1: "Ethical and Practical Challenges in Tobacco Research With Children."

4 p.m. Concurrent sessions: Paper Session 1, "Issues in Nicotine Dependence Treatment" and Paper Session 2, "Pre-Clinical Research: Animal and Molecular Models."

6 p.m. "Focus on Treatment, Epidemiology, Molecular and Public Health Research."

8 p.m. Grant-writing workshop.

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 608/836-3787.

Greater Washington Board of Trade conference 7:45 a.m. The Greater Washington Board of Trade holds its Potomac Conference XIV, "Building a World-Class Connected Community." Location: Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, University Boulevard and Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/857-5930 or 202/857-5970.

WalkAmerica pep rally 8 a.m. The District of Columbia holds a pep rally to officially begin its annual WalkAmerica fund-raising efforts. WalkAmerica, to be held on Saturday, April 15, is the March of Dimes' largest fund-raiser. Location: George Washington University Hospital, 901 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/715-4447 or 703/824-0111.

Youth leadership conference 8 a.m. The Congressional Youth Leadership Council continues the National Youth Leadership Conference.

Highlights 8 a.m. Meet the Press: Nancy Ambrose, CNN; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek; John Diamond, the Chicago Tribune; and Pamela Hess, United Press International.

9:45 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala, "Leading America to Better Health: Inside the Department of Health and Human Services."

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/777-4052.

Film screening 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) host a screening of the film "The Dark Side of the World," a documentary on the war in Chechnya and the attack on Grozny, including footage of missing RFE/RL correspondent Andrei Babitsky. Location: Conference Room A, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

American Health Lawyers Association conference 8:40 a.m. The American Health Lawyers Association holds a conference, "Antitrust in the Health Care Field."

Highlights 8:40 a.m. Concurrent sessions: "Litigation Strategies for Providers Denied Access to Managed Care Plans and Networks"; "Joint Ventures Among Providers Antitrust Hurdles"; and "Physician Negotiations: Impact of Texas Legislation and Physician Unions."

9:50 a.m. Concurrent sessions: "Making Antitrust Part of Your Effective Compliance Program"; "Special Defenses for Health Care Industry in Litigation and Non-Litigation Matters"; and "Virtual Mergers: Cartel, Joint Venture or Merger?"

11 a.m. Concurrent sessions: "Legal Ethics"; "Federal Tax, Antitrust and Fraud and Abuse Laws: Compatible or Incompatible?"; and "Criminal Cartels: Price Fixing and Market/Sales Allocation Agreements."

2:50 p.m. Concurrent sessions: "Antitrust Legal Clinic"; "Monopoly Power of Insurers and Related Issues: Aetna/Prudential Consent Order, MFDN Provisions and All Product Clauses"; and "Joint Venture Among Providers Antitrust Hurdles."

Location: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City Hotel, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/833-1100.

National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders meeting 9 a.m. The National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders holds its "Washington Legislative and Policy" meeting.

Highlights 9 a.m. Community Reinvestment Act Compliance Task Force.

10:45 a.m. Bill Apgar, assistant housing and urban development secretary, New Initiatives.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-9850.

Health reform discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion "Is Tenncare a Good Model for Health Reform?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5889.

North Korean negotiating discussion 10 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a panel discussion, "Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior." The participants include Scott Snyder, the Asia Foundation; Patrick Cronin and William Drennan, U.S. Institute of Peace; and Steven Solarz, former New York Democratic congressman, APCO Associates Inc. Location: second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.

Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of the film "Held in Trust: The Story of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper." Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Black History Month luncheon 12:30 p.m. The New Majority Council of the Republican National Committee hosts a luncheon to honor Black History Month. Renee Amoore, national director of the New Majority Council, will emcee the event. Armstrong Williams, syndicated columnist, will introduce the keynote speaker, Johnny J. Butler, Pennsylvania's secretary of labor. Location: B. Smith's Restaurant, Union Station. Contact: 202/863-8545.

Asian Internet information discussion 4 p.m. The Japan Information Access Project holds a discussion, "Evaluation of Asian Internet Information." The speaker is T. Matthew Ciolek, Australia National University. Location: Suite 620, 2000 P St. NW. Contact: 202/822-6040.

Film festival 6:30 p.m. The American Film Institute presents the fifth annual Russian Film Festival. Viktor Chernomyrdin, former prime minister of Russia, participates. Location: Kennedy Center, New Hampshire Avenue at Rock Creek Parkway. Contact: 202/585-2122.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on the book "Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace." The speaker is David Brancaccio, host and senior editor of public radio's "Marketplace" program and the book's author. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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