- The Washington Times - Friday, September 1, 2000


Summit discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on "The First South American Heads of State Summit." The speaker is Rubens Barbosa, Brazilian ambassador to the United States. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Climate changes 9:30 a.m. The National Academy of Science hosts a meeting on "Abrupt Climate Change: Implications for Science and Public Policy." Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3025.


Travels to upstate New York.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for August 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on the value of new construction put in place for July 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards. Location: Conference Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.

Noon National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA advisory council task force on international space station operational readiness. Location: Room 7W31, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4461.


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. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Natural Law Party convention all day The Natural Law Party holds its national convention.

Highlights 9:35 a.m. John Hagelin, Natural Law Party nominee for president, introduction of the Natural Law Party platform.

11:30 a.m. John Hagelin and Nat Goldhaber, Natural Law Party platform planks.

1:30 p.m. Lenora Fulani, "Forging a Coalition of America's Independent Parties."

6:30 p.m. Gala banquet welcome and summary of convention.

Location: Hilton Hotel Alexandria, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 703/845-1010.

Cancer conference all day The American Institute for Cancer Research holds a conference on "The Role of Nutrition in Preventing and Treating Breast and Prostate Cancer."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Session III: "The Role of Dietary Fat and Fatty Acids in Breast and Prostate Cancer Development."

10:20 a.m. Session IV: "Dietary Effects on Cellular Functions."

1:20 p.m. Session V: "Strategies and Experimental Design for Application."

4 p.m. Ritva Butrum, American Institute for Cancer Research, closing remarks.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-7744.

American Political Science Association meeting all day The American Political Science Association holds its annual meeting, "Political Science as Discipline? Reconsidering Power, Choice and the State at Century's End."

Highlights 8:45 a.m. "Public Morality Today," panel.

10:45 a.m. "Roundtable on Race in Comparative Perspective: Discussions on the 1999 Ralph J. Bunche Award-Winning Books on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism" and "Issues of Aging and Long-Term Care."

1:30 p.m. "Faculty Unions and Higher Education," panel.

3:30 p.m. "The Peace Process in Israeli Politics," panel.

5:30 p.m. Herbert Simon, Carnegie Mellon University, John Gaus Lecture.

6:30 p.m. Lani Guinier, Harvard University, APSA Organized Section Plenary Session, "Foundations of Political Theory."

8:30 p.m. Plenary Session, "The Clinton Presidency: A Retrospective."

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/483-2512.

Employment situation briefing 9:30 a.m. Katharine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, holds a news briefing on the employment situation in August 2000. Location: Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NW (Use First Street NE entrance). Contact: 202/691-5902.

Media preview 10 a.m. The National Gallery of Art holds a media preview of one of the few remaining turn-of-the-century Paris Metropolitan entrances designed by Hector Guimard and recently acquired by the National Gallery. Note: Preview by appointment only, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Location: The National Gallery of Art, East Building. Contact: 202/842-6804.

Evidentiary hearing 10 a.m. Former White House Deputy Counsel Cheryl Mills testifies during an evidentiary hearing about cover-up and obstruction-of-justice charges against the the Clinton-Gore administration in retrieving missing e-mail messages connected to Judicial Watch's $90 million Filegate lawsuit. Note: A news conference will be held on the courthouse steps following the day's proceedings. Location: Courtroom 21, Federal Courthouse, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

Exhibit 10 a.m. The National Archives hosts a display of the original engrossed 1850 Senate bill suppressing slave trade in Washington, D.C., on exhibit through Sept. 28. Location: National Archives Rotunda, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

United States Internet Council news conference 10 a.m. The United States Internet Council releases advance news media copies of its 2000 State of the Internet Report. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/421-4555 or 202/789-8152.

Vigil 7:30 p.m. The Free Burma Coalition begins an around-the-clock vigil and fast in front of the Burmese ambassador's residence to protest the current situation in Burma. Zaw Zaw, former Burmese political prisoner, participates. Location: 2223 R St. NW. Contact: 202/387-8030 or on-site cell phone, 703/731-1167.

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