- The Washington Times - Monday, July 31, 2000


Filegate hearing 10 a.m. Judicial Watch e-mail evidentiary hearing on reported White House obstruction of justice begins in the "Filegate" (Alexander, et al vs. FBI, et al) case. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth presides. A news conference will be held on the courthouse steps following the hearing. Location: Courtroom 21, Federal Courthouse, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

Prescription drug spending 10 a.m. Families USA holds a news conference to issue its report on seniors' prescription drug spending, 1992-2000, with projections for future spending. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.


11:40 a.m. Makes remarks at a health care event, outlining a prescription drug plan, David M. Barksdale Special Programs Center, Tampa, Fla.

1:25 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee lunch, Hyatt Regency Westshore, Tampa.

6:10 p.m. Addresses a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee reception, the Colony Hotel, West Palm Beach, Fla.

7:50 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee dinner, private residence, West Palm Beach.


2 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly natural gas market update. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly report on retail diesel fuel prices, followed at 4:30 p.m. with release of the weekly retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8 a.m. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration hold a joint meeting to discuss health precautions on egg safety. Location: Holiday Inn-Washington, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-7251 or 202/401-2022.


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


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.


Strasser visit all day Austrian Minister of the Interior Ernst Strasser visits Washington, D.C.

Highlights 3:50 p.m. Arrives in Washington, D.C. Contact: 202/895-6775.

Association for Telecommunications Professionals in Higher Education conference all day The Association for Telecommunications Professionals in Higher Education holds its 29th annual conference.

Highlights 8 a.m. Donald Langenberg, University System of Maryland chancellor, keynote address, conference opening.

10:30 a.m. Tony Mordosky, Association for Telecommunications Professionals in Higher Education president, welcome.

10:40 a.m. Donald Norriss, Strategic Initiatives president, "E-Business Goes to College."

3:45 p.m. Panel and facilitated discussion: "IT User Support and Training."

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 606/278-3338.

Healthcare industry conference all day The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) holds its 2000 AICPA National Healthcare Industry Conference.

Highlights 8 a.m. Audrey Went, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, conference chairman, introduction and overview.

8:10 a.m. Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution, "The Government's Role in Healthcare."

9 a.m. Lewis Morris, Health and Human Services Department, "Work Plan Investigation Tools and Techniques."

10:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions.

Noon James Lackey Jr., president and CEO of Passport Heal Communications Inc., "E-Commerce Current State: Business-to-Business/Business-to-Consumer," luncheon address.

1:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220 or 202/434-9210.

Information technology workshop all day The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services holds an Information Technology Workshop.

Highlights 9 a.m. Opening remarks.

9:45 a.m. General Session, "Overview of Strategic Planning for IT."

Noon Keynote luncheon, "Future Technologies."

Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 703/684-5300.

Conference all day The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and the World Food Logistics Organization hold their members only Annual Assembly of Committees.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Kickoff breakfast and leadership recognition.

8 a.m. Committee meetings.

11:45 a.m. Patricia McGinnis, president and CEO of the Council for Excellence in Government, Politics 2000 luncheon.

1:30 p.m. Committee meetings.

5:45 p.m. Industry government reception.

Location: Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Drive East SW. Contact: 301/652-5674.

Air emissions seminar all day Infocast presents "Air Emissions and Power Generation Week" seminar on implementing Clean Air Act amendments. Course One is titled "Review of Today's Regulatory and Enforcement Requirements of Air Emissions." Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 818/888-4444, Ext. 36.

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program news conference 10 a.m. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Substance Abuse Policy Research Program holds a news conference to announce whether physicians and pharmacies can legally prescribe and provide sterile needles to drug users. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Holocaust conference 10 a.m. The Anti-Defamation League and the U.S. Holocaust Museum conduct their Third National Holocaust Education Program summer institute, "Bearing Witness: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Contemporary Issues," for Catholic educators.

Highlights 10 a.m. Pamela Nadell, director of American University's Jewish Studies Program, "The History of Anti-Semitism."

1:30 p.m. Rabbi Leon Kenicki, Anti-Defamation League, and Dennis McManus, National Conference for Catholic Bishops, "Jews and Judaism in the New Testament."

4 p.m. Rabbi Mindy Portnoy, Jewish prayer, Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW.

Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/452-8310 or 202/488-0441.

On-line discussion 12:30 p.m. PlanetGov.com hosts an on-line discussion on federal employment issues with questions from the audience. Rep. Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, and Mike Causey, PlanetGov.com senior editor, participate. Location: https://www.PlanetGov.com. Contact: 202/225-4131.

Training conference 4:30 p.m. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms holds a Women in Law Enforcement Training Conference and Exhibition.

Highlights 4:30 p.m. Patricia Cornwell, special guest author.

6:30 p.m. Welcome reception and grand opening, Exhibit Hall.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-4100, or 202/927-2130.

Course 6 p.m. Georgetown University's Communication, Culture and Technology Program-Networked Media Center holds a course, "Introduction to Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0," a Web development tool. Location: Suite 309, 3520 Prospect St. NW. Contact: 202/687-3752.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion on the biography, "Ron Brown: An Uncommon Life," regarding the former commerce secretary and Democratic national chairman. The speaker is Steven Holmes, author and New York Times reporter. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

School of the Americas lecture 7 p.m. School of the Americas (SOA) Watch presents a talk by Father Roy Bourgeois on personal experiences in Latin America that led to a commitment to close the SOA "School of Assassins" at Fort Benning, Ga. Location: St. Aloysius Church, 19 I St. NW. Contact: 202/234-3440.

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