- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 7, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Estate tax news conference 10:30 a.m. Rep. Jennifer Dunn, Washington Republican, joins Dorothy Coleman, National Association of Manufacturing vice president for tax policy, at a news conference to release a new survey and discuss the impact of the estate tax on small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. (Rain location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-7761.

HUD-waste news conference 11:30 a.m. Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, holds a news conference on government waste at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4000.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Japan to attend a memorial service for former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on consumer installment credit for April 2000. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee conducts a high-technology summit, "Removing Barriers to the New Economy." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
2 p.m. Judiciary antitrust, business rights and competition subcommittee holds a hearing, "Competition and Safety in the Delivery of Anesthesia Services." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act Amendments of 2000. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services capital markets, securities and government sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on capital markets and the new economy. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing, "Regulatory Reform Initiatives and Their Impact on Small Business Regulatory Burdens." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on cancer care. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m. Resources national parks and public lands subcommittee and forest and forest health subcommittee hold a hearing on fire management on public lands. New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
2:30 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Coast Guard fiscal 2000 operational cuts. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Scientific conference all day General Motors Cancer Research Foundation concludes its 2000 annual scientific conference, "Genomics and Cancer."
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Laureate Lectures.
6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony: Sam Donaldson of ABC's "This Week" and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participate, Dean Acheson Auditorium, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.
Location: Jack Masur Auditorium, Building 10 (Clinical Center), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 202/261-2875.
Hurricane-preparedness forum all day The Weather Channel and the American Meteorological Society hold the first-ever Hurricane Preparedness and Policy Issues Forum. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 410/672-6750.
Korean War symposium 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Air Force hosts a Korean War Airpower Symposium, "Silver Wings, Golden Valor: The USAF Remembers Korea." Air Force Secretary Whitten Peters and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Ryan participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/697-3462.
Survey release 9 a.m. The Kaiser Family Foundation and Consumer Reports magazine hold a media briefing to release a national survey on health plans and a companion article in the July issue of Consumer Reports. Location: Crystal Room, Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.
Business Software Alliance forum 9 a.m. The Business Software Alliance holds its fifth annual CEO Forum. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/872-5500, Ext. 5143.
Korean trade seminar 9:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar, "Inter-Korean Trade: Can We Really Separate Business From Politics?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5805.
National Mental Health Awareness Campaign news conference 10 a.m. The White House holds a news conference to announce the establishment of the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, a public-private partnership formed to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health. Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, participates. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/456-6655.
Korean War commemoration program announcement 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Maj. Gen. Nels Running, director of the Defense Department's Commemorations Committee, who announces the Defense Department's two-year-long commemoration program honoring Korean War veterans and their families. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Peace Corps lecture 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a lecture, "Globalization Made Personal: The Peace Corps in the 21st Century." The speaker is Mark Schneider, Peace Corps director. Location: Flom Auditorium, sixth floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Healthy eating news conference 10 a.m. Five medical groups, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Agriculture Department hold a news conference to issue a call to action for healthy eating behaviors in schools. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/232-9033.
Healthcare Leadership Council briefing 10:45 a.m. The Healthcare Leadership Council holds a news briefing to announce plans to initiate reforms to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. Location: 900 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/452-8700.
Innocence Protection Act news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, and Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, hold a news conference to announce reintroduction of the Innocence Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that offers solutions to help reduce the risk that innocent persons may be executed. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3693 or 202/228-1823.
Adoption news conference 11 a.m. The National Adoption Campaign holds a news conference to present a "child welfare maze" to draw awareness to the complex issues surrounding adoption. Location: Second-floor foyer, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/835-7279.
Tree-planting ceremony 11 a.m. The Agriculture Department, the French Embassy, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation and American Forests sponsor a tree-planting ceremony to commemorate D-Day. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and French Ambassador Francois Bujon participate. Location: French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/720-4623 or 202/944-6000.
Report release noon The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices holds a news conference to release a report focusing on the expanding role of governors in growth management. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-7787.
Korea summit briefing 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing on the upcoming Korea summit. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Estate-tax news conference 2 p.m. Reps. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, and Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, hold a news conference on an alternative to full repeal of the estate tax. Location: 1106 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4365.
Tariff building discussion 5:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a panel discussion, "The Tariff Building: Transforming a Landmark," about the renovation and transformation of the downtown D.C. building into a hotel. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Internet forum 7 p.m. The SilentAuctioneer.org, Bladensburg and the University of Maryland James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership hold a forum, "Bladensburg Online: Internet, Technology and Economic Development." Location: Bladensburg Town Hall, 4229 Edmonston Road, Bladensburg. Contact: 202/289-5400.

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