- The Washington Times - Friday, March 17, 2000


Education report noon The Center for National Policy releases its education policy and public opinion report, "Passing the Test: The National Interest in Good Schools for All." Location: Rotunda Room, eighth floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-1800.

Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of the World War II films "London Can Take It," "Der Fuehrer's Face" and "The Battle of Midway." Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.


2:45 p.m. Participates in the traditional shamrock ceremony, Roosevelt Room of the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the consumer price index for February 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on real earnings for February 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. Education Department's national committee on foreign medical education and accreditation meets. Location: Ballroom D, Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/219-7009.
9 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission meets. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/653-7220.
9 a.m. Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the board for international food and agriculture development to look at the role of agriculture in global poverty reduction. Location: 1307 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/712-1172.


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. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


8:30 a.m. Armed Services military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on sustaining the all-volunteer force. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.


Brain research conference all day The Washington Psychiatric Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia hold a conference, "Brain Research and the Mapping of the Human Genome: Applications to Primary Care and Psychiatric Medicine."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Dr. Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, panel discussion.
7:30 p.m. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, dinner keynote address.
Location: Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/682-6270.
Women in recovery conference 8 a.m. The Hazelden Foundation, along with the Betty Ford Center and the Caron Foundation, presents a conference, "Women Healing: Redefining Strength and Courage." The event will focus on the needs of women in all types of recovery and will celebrate their successes. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/257-7800.
Exhibition preview 8:30 a.m. The National Archives holds a media preview of the exhibition "Census 1790/Census 2000," featuring a page from the first census in 1790. Location: Rotunda, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.
Ireland discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring David Trimble, member of the British Parliament and of the Northern Ireland Ulster Unionist Party, discussing "The Status of the Northern Ireland Peace Process." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Slavery conference 9 a.m. The National Museum of American History and the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora continue their conference, "American Slavery in History and Memory."
Highlights 9 a.m. "Looking Back into the Dark."
2 p.m. "Others Have Spoken for Us."
Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Grants announcement 9 a.m. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater makes an announcement on LeDroit Park transportation and community- and system-preservation grants. Location: Anna Cooper Circle. Contact: 202/366-5565 or 202/366-5580.
Book release 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) releases the book "Development and Democracy in the Southern Cone" by Sidney Weintraub of CSIS. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.
American Medical Student Association convention 9 a.m. The American Medical Student Association holds its 50th annual national convention.
Highlights 9 a.m. Dr. Ashwini Schgal, assistant medicine professor, Case Western Reserve University; Dave Grande, national president of the American Medical Student Association; and Steven Landers, medical student, Case Western Reserve University: 2000 National Golden Apple Award.
9:10 a.m. Susan Dentzer, "Newshour With Jim Lehrer" health correspondent, keynote address.
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/620-6600, Ext. 207.
Yeltsin conference 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, "Yeltsin's Legacy and Russia's Future."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. "Russian Democracy and Politics After Yeltsin: Vladimir Putin and Beyond."
11 a.m. "State and Civil Society in the Center and in the Provinces."
12:30 p.m. Leon Aron, author of "Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life," luncheon address.
2 p.m. "Boris Yeltsin as Leader."
3:15 p.m. "Russian Economy: Muddling Through, Another Crisis, or from Bust to Boom?"
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5822.
Wreath-laying ceremony 9:30 a.m. The Defense Department hosts a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Adm. Guido Venturoni of the Italian Navy, NATO military committee chairman, participates. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-4272.
Albright speech 9:30 a.m. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright addresses the conference of the American Iranian Council on U.S.-Iranian relations. Location: Hampton Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492 or 609/252-9099.
SoberRide news conference 10 a.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds a news conference to announce WRAP's SoberRide St. Patrick's Day program that provides free cab-ride service in the Washington metropolitan area to prevent drunk-driving accidents. Location: Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/893-0461.
Nuclear Energy Institute news conference 10 a.m. The Nuclear Energy Institute holds a news conference to release nuclear power plant safety and operating performance data for 1999. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/739-8000.
Census news conference 10 a.m. The Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies and the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force hold a news conference, "Make Your Family Count," to urge same-sex couples living in the same household to mark the "unmarried partners" option on their census form. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-1547.
Enshrinement ceremony 10 a.m. The National Newspaper Publishers Association holds an enshrinement ceremony to enter Calvin Rolark, founder and publisher of the Washington Informer, into the Black Press Archives Gallery of the Distinguished Newspaper Publishers. Location: Browsing Room, Founder's Library, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/561-4100.
Voter.com news conference 11 a.m. Voter.com holds a news conference to release the results of its first "Battleground 2000" national bipartisan poll on the 2000 presidential election. The participants include Celinda Lake, a Lake, Snell, Perry & Associates partner; and Ed Goeas, president of the Tarrance Group. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 112 or 202/542-9348.
Agriculture news conference 11:30 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman holds a news conference on a four-stop national tour to highlight the threat to American agriculture posed by invasive pests and diseases. Location: Secretary's conference room, Room 200-A, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.
Lectureship announcement 11:30 a.m. The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds a news conference to announce the Sen. George J. Mitchell Professional Lectureship in Politics and the Peace Process. Location: Senate Room, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/994-1423.
Transportation crisis discussion noon The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the Transportation Department's role in addressing the Washington metropolitan-area transportation crisis. The speaker is Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater. Location: Hilton Tysons Corner Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/749-0409, Ext. 122.
Kelly speech 12:30 p.m. Raymond Kelly, Customs Service commissioner, addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing terrorism. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
U.S.-Iranian relations briefing 1 p.m. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright holds a media briefing on U.S.-Iranian relations. Location: Press briefing room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Colorectal cancer conference 2 p.m. The Cancer Research Foundation of America holds "Colorectal Cancer: Underrecognized and Undertreated," a colorectal cancer conference. A dinner presentation will be given by Dr. Jane Henney, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/519-2104.
Washington policy seminar 3 p.m. The Institute for Educational Leadership holds a Washington policy seminar.
Highlight 3 p.m. Remarks by Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343 or 202/822-8405.
Gun-control news conference 3 p.m. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, holds a news conference on gun control. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3826.
Clinton fund-raiser 4:30 p.m. The Irish American Democrats hold a fund-raiser for the Hillary Rodham Clinton for Senate Campaign. Mrs. Clinton participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/362-9064.

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