- The Washington Times - Friday, July 21, 2000


Medicare survey 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund release a survey on seniors' attitudes toward Medicare and proposals to allow those nearing age 65 to buy into the coverage. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Art exhibit 7 p.m. The District of Columbia Arts Center holds the opening reception for its annual exhibit of 1,460 wall mountables by local artists. Free bands, food and fireworks. Location: 2438 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/462-7833.


Attends the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

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


8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the board of governors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. Location: Clinical Center Medical Board Room, 2C116, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2897.

8:30 a.m. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration holds a meeting of the Second Quarterly Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. Location: Room 6200-04, Transportation Department Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5662.

9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Council on the Arts. Location: Room M-09, Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-5570.

9 a.m. Treasury Department holds a meeting of the Treasury Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the U.S. Customs Service. Location: Suite 700, 740 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/622-0230.

9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-8312.


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


9 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee marks up the Conservation and Reinvestment Act. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 9 a.m. No votes after 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Judiciary, constitution subcommittee marks up the "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


National Association of Hispanic Nurses conference all day The National Association of Hispanic Nurses holds its 25th Anniversary Conference on "Hispanic Health: Visions for the 21st Century."

Highlights 8:15 a.m. Business Meeting.

11 a.m. Plenary Session, panel on "Career Development for Hispanic Nurses: The U.S. Public Health Service."

1:30 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions on nursing schools, recruitment and women's health.

3:30 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions on Hispanic health, bone marrow transplant, and research in Hispanic populations.

7 p.m. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California Democrat, and Maria Echeveste, National Association of Hispanic Nurses White House deputy chief of staff, Gala 25th Anniversary Banquet.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/387-2477.

American Legion Boys Nation all day Male high school students from around the country gather for the 55th session of the American Legion Boys Nation. Location: Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/908-7774.

National Association of Black Accountants convention all day The National Association of Black Accountants holds its 26th Annual National Convention, "Creating New Possibilities." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2550 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/474-6222.

Nursing conference all day The Forum for Health Care Leadership and Cross Country Leadership sponsor a conference on "A Staffing Crisis: Nurse/Patient Ratios." Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 973/331-9850.

Technology firm development discussion 9 a.m. The Small Business Administration-Washington District Office sponsors a discussion on "How to Develop a Technology Firm From the Conceptual Stage to an Economically Viable Business." Location: 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/887-6709.

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department convention 9 a.m. The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) holds its 10th anniversary convention, "A Bold Voice A Decade of Action."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, TTD's 10th Anniversary Congressional Award recipient.

9:30 a.m. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-general.

10 a.m. Vice President Al Gore.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/983-8274.

Commemoration 9 a.m. U.S. Falun Gong holds commemoration of the upcoming first anniversary of China's crackdown on Falun Dafa.

Highlights 9 a.m. Group practice, Lincoln Memorial.

4 p.m. Candlelight vigil for those who died due to belief in Falun Gong, Chinese Embassy, 2300 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/501-8080 or 917/679-6944.

Medicaid and CHIP FamilyCare Improvement Act of 2000 news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce legislation, "The Medicaid and CHIP FamilyCare Improvement Act of 2000," that will provide health coverage to low-income families whose children are covered by federal programs. Location: Capitol, Mansfield Room, S-207. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Film festival noon The National Geographic Society and the Australian Embassy present Australian Film Festival film and TV specials.

TV highlights noon "Australia's Twilight of the Dreamtime," regarding its vanishing aboriginal culture.

1 p.m. "Tribal Voice," featuring rock star Mandawuy Yunupingu and first predominantly aboriginal band, Yothu Yindi.

1:15 p.m. "Opal Dreaming," about opal mining near Coober Pedy, South Australia.

1:35 p.m. "Survive the Outback," about a race across the barren Kimberley region by an aboriginal elder, a German survivalist and an American marathon runner.

Film highlights 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. "Benny and the Dreamers," "Cane Toads," "Baba Kieuria" and "Typically Australian."

Location: National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7692.

Conservative Women's Network luncheon noon The Heritage Foundation hosts a Conservative Women's Network luncheon, featuring Randall Brooks, founder of Spectrum Media and one of the original stars in the Broadway play, "Annie," discussing "From the Broadway Stage to the Political Stage: What Annie Taught Me About Being a Good Conservative." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents the 1968 film, "High School," which documents the values of an urban, middle-class high school through encounters among teachers, students, parents and administrators. Location: National Archives Theater, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Transportation Department ceremony 1 p.m. The Transportation Department holds a ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

Concert 7 p.m. The Arlington Heights Civic Association, the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, Eckerd's Pharmacy, and the Uncommon Market present a free concert by the Nicki Gonzalez Band. Location: Park at Eckerd's Pharmacy, Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/920-5193.

Film presentation 7 p.m. The Library of Congress presents "The Night Digger" (1971). Location: Pickford Theater, Madison Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Concert 7:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents the Washington, D.C., debut of an Irish harpist and English acoustic guitarist who created the album, "Live from the Highlands." The performers are Maire Ni Chathasaigh, harp and vocal, and Chris Newman, guitar. Location: Baird Auditorium, Natural History Museum, 10th and Constitution NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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