- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 5, 2000


Asian security briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center and the Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press present a news briefing titled "Re-thinking Asian Defense and Security." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Ventura speech 4 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a speech by Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Location: Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


2:35 p.m. Makes remarks at a conference on "The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History," Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

7:25 p.m. Addresses a National Leadership PAC reception for Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, Ballroom, the Supper Club, New York.

8:55 p.m. Makes remarks at a Tom Carper for Senate dinner, private residence, New York.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


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


9 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Internet Integrity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2000 and the Motor Vehicle Franchise Contract Arbitration Fairness Act of 2000. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on how states are spending tobacco revenues from the settlement. Surgeon General David Satcher testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

11 a.m. Finance, international trade subcommittee holds hearing on trade policy challenges in 2001. Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.


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


9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on challenges associated with building new runways. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Education and the Workforce, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Federal Prison Industries (FPI): The Proposed Military Clothing Production Expansion-Assessing Existing Protections for Workers, Business, and FPI's Federal Agency 'Customers.' " Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee markup to consider the Debt Payment Incentive Act, a report on White House e-mails, and other pending legislation. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Oversight of the Justice Department." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Alternative medicine hearing all day The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy holds public hearings on the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine. A news conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. Location: Health and Human Services Department, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

Aging and law conference all day The AARP Foundation and the American Bar Association sponsor the first annual National Aging and Law Conference: Aging and Legal Services United for the Millennium. Attorney General Janet Reno participates, speaking at 12:30 p.m. Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/434-2197.

Technology summit all day The Wall Street Journal holds its Technology Summit 2000: The Next Economy Business, Public Policy and the Internet.

Highlight 2 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/457-5766.

Consumer Federation of America conference all day The Consumer Federation of America presents a conference, "Consumers and Utilities: Meeting Consumer Telephone, Electric and Natural Gas Needs in a New Century." Energy Secretary Bill Richardson delivers a luncheon address. Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Military quality of life summit 9 a.m. The Defense Department hosts the first annual "Military Quality of Life Summit." Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue participate. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5372 or 202/463-5682.

King speech 10:30 a.m. The Howard University School of Business presents a discussion on the influence of media on world issues. The speaker is Larry King, CNN "Larry King Live" talk-show host. Location: Howard University School of Business Auditorium, 2600 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2338.

Telecommunications industry investments news conference 10:45 a.m. John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, Morton Bahr, Communications Workers of America president, and Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president, hold a joint news conference to outline their opposition to congressional effort to limit investment in the U.S. telecommunications industry by foreign firms with more than 25 percent government investment. Location: Capitol, Room SC-4. Contact: 202/463-5682.

National Breast Cancer Coalition news conference 11 a.m. The National Breast Cancer Coalition opens Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a news conference on the importance of enacting the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act before Congress adjourns. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/973-0593.

Clinton veto news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on President Clinton's veto of the energy and water appropriations bill. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5721 or 202/224-5444.

Milk prices news conference noon Reps. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, and Gil Gutknecht, Minnesota Republican, hold a news conference to call for a federal investigation into why consumer prices for milk remain high even though the earnings of dairy farmers are plummeting. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3665.

Crippen speech 12:30 p.m. Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Is There Truth in Budgeting?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Entertainment industry discussion 1 p.m. Howard University hosts a discussion on emerging trends in the entertainment and communications industries. Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Association chairman, participates. Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Trade challenges news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura hold a news conference on trade challenges for the 21st century. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3744.

Government waste news conference 1:15 p.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference to highlight congressional effort to expose waste and fraudulent spending by the federal government. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 202/226-7270.

Lawsuit announcement 1:30 p.m. The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds a news conference to announce a lawsuit against President Clinton and White House Office of Science and Technology Director Neal Lane and to have the soon-to-be released National Assessment Synthesis Report (National Assessment on Climate Change) declared as unlawfully produced in violation of federal law. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/331-1010.

Library of Congress gift news conference 2 p.m. Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, Librarian of Congress James Billington, and John Kluge, Metromedia president, hold a news conference to announce the largest gift to the Library of Congress in its 200-year history. Location: Capitol, Ohio Clock Corridor. Contact: 202/224-0992 or 202/707-2905.

Ceremony 4 p.m. The Senate Special Committee on Aging and Green Thumb present a ceremony to honor outstanding older workers from each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.

Tribute dinner 6 p.m. The National Mental Health Association honors Surgeon General David Satcher, recognizing his efforts to make mental health a top public priority, with the Into the Light award at its annual tribute dinner. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/838-7551.

Women's issues lecture 8:15 p.m. Loretta Kane, National Organization for Women vice president, addresses the American University community with a lecture titled "Women's Issues and the World March of Women 2000." Location: Room 2, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

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