- The Washington Times - Monday, October 23, 2000


Oil crisis briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press news briefing on "The Oil Crisis and the Asian Factor." The speaker is Robert Manning, director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Tax debate 12:30 p.m. Empower America hosts a debate on "The Flat Tax and the National Sales Tax." The participants include: David Keating, National Taxpayers Union; Dan Mitchell, Heritage foundation; David Burton, Americans for Fair Taxation; and Steve Hayes, Citizens for an Alternative Tax System. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/452-8200.


To be announced.


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.


8 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds the 28th Water Reactor Safety meeting. Location: Bethesda Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/415-6437.

10 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national advisory committee for acute exposure guideline levels for hazardous substances. Location: Rooms 6332-6336, Nassif Building, Transportation Department Headquarters, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

1:30 p.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the federal energy management advisory committee. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/586-3507.


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


Meets at 4:30 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. for one-minute speeches and legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Media freedom briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Media Freedom under Putin." The speaker is Sergei Grigoriants, Glasnost Public Foundation and director of the Glasnost-North Caucasus Information Center. Location: 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Taiwan discussion 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "A New Era in Taiwan's Democracy."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. The DPP as the Ruling Party and the Policies of the Chen Administration.

10:50 a.m. The Direction and Scope of Party Politics in Taiwan.

1:50 p.m. America's Asia Policy: Where Does Taiwan Fit In?

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Identity theft workshop 9 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission presents an Identity Theft Victims Assistance Workshop. Location: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2181 or 703/683-5004.

Ecuador discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Ecuador's National Security and Implications of Plan Colombia." The speaker is Heinz Moeller, foreign minister of Ecuador. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Chronic fatigue syndrome conference 9 a.m. The National Institutes of Health holds a conference on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: State of the Science." Location: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Libraries symposium 9 a.m. The Library of Congress presents its Bicentennial Symposium on National Libraries on national libraries' history and development around the world. Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

American Shareholders Association news conference 9:30 a.m. The American Shareholders Association holds a news conference to release findings of its poll analyzing the "Investor Class." John Zogby, Zogby International, and Lawrence Kudlow, ING Barings, participate. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-0266.

Endorsement announcement 10 a.m. The American Muslim Political Coordinating Council Political Action Committee holds a news conference to announce its endorsement of a presidential candidate. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6726.

Study release 10 a.m. The Council for Exceptional Children presents a news conference to release its study showing that special education teaching conditions have pushed the field into crisis, leaving students who have disabilities with less than adequate instruction. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/264-9478.

Gender gap discussion noon The Independent Women's Forum presents a discussion titled "The Gender Gap: Real or Hype?" The participants include Charlotte Hays, editor, the Women's Quarterly; William Kristol, Weekly Standard; Ed Goeas, Tarrance Group pollsters; and Karlyn Bowman, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies briefing 12:30 p.m. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies holds a briefing to present findings of its 2000 national opinion poll on the impact that Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush would have on blacks, plus voter priorities and turnout prospects. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-6366.

Colombia discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Colombia's Communities of Peace: Non-Violent Resistance in the Midst of War." The speaker is Andrew Miller, Amnesty International's acting advocacy director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Location: Room 417, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

South Africa lecture 4 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law presents an International Legal Studies Program lecture by Justice Albie Sachs, South African Constitutional Court, on Government of South Africa vs. Grotboom, an important housing-rights decision. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4112.

Reception 7:30 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law holds a reception and dinner to celebrate the UNROW Endowment, a $2 million gift by five Texas human-rights lawyers. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279 or 703/855-5556.

Election 2000 forum 8 p.m. The Woodstock Theological Center presents its Woodstock Forum, "Election 2000: The Values Behind the Issues." Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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