- The Washington Times - Friday, July 28, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Health policy discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a health policy discussion, "Incentives for Research on Diseases of the Poor." The speakers are Hannah E. Kettler, Office of Health Economics, London; and Michael Kremer, Harvard University and Brookings Institution. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Film presentation 7 p.m. The Library of Congress presents the film, "Distant Thunder" (1973). Location: Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

1:50 p.m. Makes remarks at a Friends of Patrick Kennedy lunch, private residence, Barrington, R.I.

5:45 p.m. Addresses a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception, private residence, Boston.

7:10 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dinner, private residence, Boston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases Gross Domestic Product report for second quarter 2000 (advance estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national advisory committee for acute exposure guideline levels for hazardous substances. Location: Rooms 8236-8240, Nassif Building, Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a meeting of the national advisory council for health care research quality. Location: Fourth Floor, 6010 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-7216.

9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the veterans' advisory committee on environmental hazards to review information relating to the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Location: Room 430, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-7268.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Report release all day The National Research Council releases a report on "Sleep Needs, Patterns and Difficulties of Adolescents: Summary of a Workshop." Location: 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Patient recruitment conference all day Clinical Solutions, Clinicor Inc., Rheumatology Research International and the Center for Business Solutions sponsor a Patient Recruitment Conference to identify how pharmaceutical companies can effectively recruit and retain patients needed to conduct a successful trial.

Highlights 12:15 p.m. John Mash, chief executive officer of Pharmatech Solutions, luncheon presentation.

Location: Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Contact: 800/817-8601.

Teacher training conference all day The Education Department holds a Summer 2000 Regional Teacher Quality Institute on teacher training. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/299-1663.

Croatia discussion 8:15 a.m. The International Republican Institute (IRI) holds a breakfast meeting, featuring Ellen Yount, IRI's resident program officer in Croatia, discussing developments in that former part of Yugoslavia and IRI efforts to promote democracy there. Location: Suite 900, 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450.

Federal Trade Commission forum 8:30 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) holds a two-day public forum to review the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2452.

Energy pricing conference 8:30 a.m. The Electric Power Research Institute holds its International Energy Pricing Conference. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 608/231-2266.

Issues briefing 9 a.m. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, sponsors a news briefing on several issues pending in the Senate as it prepares to depart for its August recess. Location: 459 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1471.

Arrival ceremony 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a full honors arrival ceremony for Adolf Ogi, president and chief, Federal Department of Defense, Switzerland. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates. Location: River Parade Field, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Asthma lecture 11:30 a.m. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presents its 6th Annual John Diggs Lecture: "Disparity of Asthma Mortality and Morbidity in Low Socioeconomic Group." The speaker is Dr. Floyd Malveaux, dean of Howard University's College of Medicine. Location: NIH, Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2968.

Holocaust workshop 1 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Summer Research Workshop discussion titled "Film, Television and the Holocaust." Location: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place. Contact: 202/488-0400.

Awards ceremony 2 p.m. The Justice Department holds its 48th Annual Justice Department Awards ceremony. The participants include: Attorney General Janet Reno; the team of investigators and attorneys in the James Byrd Jr. case; and James Colgate, assistant attorney general for administration, and a team that secured the largest global settlement in a health care fraud case. Location: Constitution Hall, 18th Street between C and D streets NW. Contact: 202/514-2007.

Vigil 4 p.m. The Committee to Free Lori Berenson holds a vigil for free-lance journalist Lori Berenson, imprisoned in Peru for 4* years. Location: Peruvian Embassy, 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/548-8480.

Concert 6 p.m. VSA (Very Special Artists) Arts presents a concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signing. The participants include: vocalist Anita Hollander, performing songs from her one-woman musical, "Still Standing," and pianist Tony DeBlois. Location: Millennium Stage, John F. Kennedy Center, Rock Creek Parkway at Virginia Avenue NW. Contact: 202/628-2800 or 202/352-3049.

Seminar 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a weekend seminar, "The Nile Valley: Ancient Egypt and Nubia." The speaker is Timothy Kendall, former associate curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern art at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Location: Carmichael Auditorium, American History Museum, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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