- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 5, 2000


Business seminar 10:30 a.m. The Montgomery County Business Resource Center presents a free seminar, "Starting a Business." Location: Boardroom, Rockville Regional Library, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Contact: 240/777-2041.

Library of Congress lecture noon The Library of Congress presents a Treasure Talk on Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal in the "American Treasures" exhibition. The speaker is Marvin Kranz, historical specialist in the Library of Congress' manuscript division. Location: southwest gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.


12:40 p.m. Departs Andrews Air Force Base for a trip to New York, where he will sign two U.N. accords designed to protect children from sexual exploitation and being forced to fight in wars.


3 p.m. Agriculture Department's National Agricultural Statistic Service releases weekly broiler-hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

5 p.m. Agriculture Department's World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


No events announced.


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.


National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club convention all day The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club holds its annual national convention. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/483-4206.

National Apostolate of Maronites convention all day The National Apostolate of Maronites begins its 37th annual convention.

Highlights 9 a.m. Board of directors meeting.

Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 718/630-5868.

Piano Technicians Guild convention all day The Piano Technicians Guild holds its 43rd annual convention and institute.

Highlights 2 p.m. Exhibit hall opens.

7:30 p.m. Opening assembly.

9 p.m. Young Chang reception.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 816/753-7747.

Sexuality summit all day The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice holds its National Black Religious Summit IV on Sexuality, "Breaking the Silence: Education, Advocacy and Ministry in the New Millennium."

Highlights 9 a.m. Rev. Kenneth L. Samuels, Victory Baptist Church of Stone Mountain, Ga., "Breaking the Silence: Education, Advocacy and Ministry in the New Millennium," Opening worship service.

10:45 a.m. Dr. Nannette Finley-Hancock, AIDS Minority Health Initiative, "What's Happening Now: HIV/ AIDS in the New Millennium," plenary session.

1:45 p.m. Workshops on sexual health, sexual theology, ethics of choice, men stopping violence, and truth and knowledge.

2 p.m. Rev. D. Mitchell Ford, the Renaissance Baptist Church of Washington, "Keeping It Real," youth plenary session.

Location: Howard University Divinity School, 1400 Shepherd St. NE. Contact: 202/628-7700.

Transportation Department meeting all day The Transportation Department hosts a closed meeting to resume discussions on liberalizing the bilateral aviation agreement between the United States and United Kingdom. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater and U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott participate. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5571.

Animal rights conference all day Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hold an Animal Rights 2000 national conference.

Highlights 10 a.m. Breakfast briefing, Caitlin Hills, Humane Society.

11 a.m. Congressional visits.

Noon Lunch debriefing, Caitlin Hills.

Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 301/530-1737.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority meeting 9 a.m. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority holds its July board of directors meeting. Location: Second-floor board room, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1 Aviation Circle. Contact: 703/417-8740.

Film and discussion noon The Institute for Policy Studies hosts a film, "Paying the Price: Killing Children of Iraq," and discussion on sanctions against Iraq. The speaker is Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies' Middle East fellow. Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 254.

Medical lectures noon The National Institutes of Health holds two lectures, "Novel Therapies in Psoriatic Arthritis: Rationale and Early Clinical Experience," and "Gamma-Delta T-Cell Lymphomas: From the Laboratory to the Clinic." Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Burger King boycott news conference 1 p.m. American Muslims for Jerusalem hold a news conference to announce the renewal of last year's boycott against Burger King Corp. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/548-4200.

Immunization conference 1 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds the 34th national immunization conference, "Immunization: A History of Achievement, A Future of Promise."

Highlights 1 p.m. Opening plenary session.

1:25 p.m. Dr. Georges Benjamin, keynote address.

3:30 p.m. Second plenary session: Recent vaccine issues.

6 p.m. Dr. Louis Cooper, Hilleman lecture and reception.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 404/639-8817.

Holocaust survivor interview 1 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents the first of a weekly series of live interviews and conversations with Holocaust survivors. The participants are Jill Pauly, who spent the war years in Kenya after escaping Germany with her parents, and journalist Bill Benson, host. Location: Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenburg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.

Study release 1 p.m. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Energy and Economic Development hold a news conference to release a study of minority communities and national energy policy and to address alternative energy policies. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 713/737-8321.

Housing and Urban Development news conference 2 p.m. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department holds a news conference to announce $4.1 million in assistance to Honduras. HUD Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo and Honduran President Carlos Roberto Flores (by satellite) participate. Location: HUD cafeteria, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

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