- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 1, 2000


Education forum noon Independent Women's Forum presents its Capitol Hill Series on Education, "Measuring Progress: The Role of Testing in Education Reform." Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Middle East discussion 1 p.m. National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker Program features a discussion, "Has the Middle East Peace Process Broken Down?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7593.


Makes remarks at a Democratic National Committee dinner in Washington and attends a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee dinner, McLean.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census reports on the value of new construction put in place for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases Housing Affordability Index and Condo Sales report for the third quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000


10 a.m. Oral arguments begin, one hour per case:

Docket No. 99-1132: Illinois vs. McArthur

Docket No. 99-6218: Rogers vs. Tennessee

Location: 1 First St. NE. 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.


Africa Forum all day The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Africa Club hold the Africa Forum 2000.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Forums on agribusiness, energy and culture and development.

2:30 p.m. General session, "Introduction to World Bank Group Procurement Opportunities."

Location: World Bank, Preston Auditorium, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/789-0004.

Wild Life News briefing 9 a.m. Alaska Wilderness League holds a news briefing on U.S. energy policy surrounding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/478-6129.

Energy Issues News conference 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a discussion of energy issues. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Index of economic freedom 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation releases its annual ranking of 155 nations by their degree of economic freedom. The survey will also attempt to gauge whether economic liberties advanced or retreated on a global scale last year. Location: The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/546-4400.

Electoral process briefing 10:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents "What Happens After the People Vote?" a briefing on the electoral process and presidential succession in the event no candidate gets an electoral college majority. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Trucks and air quality panel discussion 11:30 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers hosts a panel discussion to preview the oral arguments in "American Trucking Associations Inc. vs. Browner" and industry litigation to have the Supreme Court grant full review of the Environmental Protection Agency's methodology for setting national standards under the federal Clean Air Act. Location: NAM, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3093.

Advancing human rights in Latin America noon Experts will examine the Organization of American States' policy of promoting human rights in Latin America at a brown-bag luncheon. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Intercultural Center, Room 450. Contact: 202/687-0140.

Book forum noon Cato Institute presents a book forum, "Mail at the Millennium: Will the Postal Service Go Private?" Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

International Studies lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies presents "Plan Colombia and Prospects for the U.S. War Against Drugs." Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 507. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Mental health forum 1:30 p.m. National Mental Health Association sponsors a town hall forum on "Campaign 2000: Mental Illness and Disability Policy Issues." Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/838-7528.

Storm-warning system news conference 2 p.m. Commerce Department hosts a news conference to demonstrate a new Internet-based storm-warning and weather-related system. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1605. Contact: 202/482-7002.

Net Campaign 2000 panel 6:30 p.m. 270Tech presents a discussion on "Winners and Losers of Net Campaign 2000: Lessons from Campaigns and Startups Launching Web Sites." Location: Marriott Suites Hotel, 6711 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Contact: 301/646-9902.

Police brutality and public interest law speech 7 p.m. Georgetown University Law Center hosts a speech on "Police Brutality and Public Interest Law." Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Moot Court Room, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9259.

Israel discussion 8 p.m. American University hosts a discussion, "The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Israel Five Years Later." Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ward Circle Building, Room 1. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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