- The Washington Times - Monday, September 11, 2000


Conference on violence and children 10 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission holds a news conference to release its report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording and Electronic Game Industries." Robert Pitofsky, FTC chairman, participates. Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SW. Contact: 202/326-2180.

Conference on drugs 12:30 p.m. The National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a news conference to introduce its "Keep Your Brain Healthy, Don't Use Drugs" national public-service campaign. Dr. Alan Leshner, National Institute on Drug Abuse director, and Dr. Drew Pinsky of MTV's "Loveline" and Dr.Drew.com participate. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-6245.


Travels to Danbury, Conn., and New York City.


2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


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


Meets at noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds hearing, "Computer Security: Are Federal Agencies Adequately Protecting Their Computer Systems and Information?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Education Department conference all day The Education Department holds a conference, "Education Technology: Measuring Impacts and Shaping the Future."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, welcoming address, and Eric Benhamou, 3Com chairman, keynote speech.

10:30 a.m. Mr. Riley and Mr. Benahmou, news conference and release of "E-rate and the Digital Divide."

Location: Alexandria Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/401-1579.

Azerbaijan conference all day The U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce presents its fourth annual conference and exhibition, "Azerbaijan: Gateway to Eurasia, Land of Strategic and Commercial Alliances." Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev delivers a keynote address at 9:10 a.m. The luncheon speaker is Bill Taylor, coordinator of U.S. assistance to newly independent states. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, speaks at the presidential dinner. Location: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/898-0900.

National Association of Federal Credit Unions conference all day The National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its congressional caucus.

Highlights 9 a.m. Franklin Raines, chairman/CEO of Fannie Mae.

11 a.m. Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat.

Noon Fred Becker, National Association of Federal Credit Unions president, luncheon speaker.

1:30 p.m. Capitol Hill visits.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4775, Ext. 291.

Medical-errors summit 8:30 a.m. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health and Human Services Department holds national summit, "Medical Errors and Patient-Safety Research." Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/594-0314.

Leaders forum 8:30 a.m. The Center for Education Reform holds its second annual Leaders Forum, "Lessons from the Front: Business Delivers Better Schools," preceded by a tour of some D.C. charter schools. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-9000.

National Farmers Union news conference 8:30 a.m. The National Farmers Union (NFU) holds a news conference to discuss the NFU legislative fly-in (today through Wednesday) and what the NFU hopes to accomplish on Capitol Hill. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and Leland Swenson, NFU president, participate. Location: Room 104A, North Agriculture Building, 14th and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/554-1600.

Toward Tradition convention 8:45 a.m. Toward Tradition holds a convention, "Toward a New Alliance, Advocating a Torah Blueprint for America's Restoration."

Highlights 9:50 a.m. Dinesh D'Souza, American Enterprise Institute, keynote, "Reagan, the Cold War and Beyond."

11:30 a.m. Robert Bork, American Enterprise Institute, keynote, "The Future of the Constitution."

12:30 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Toward Tradition president, luncheon keynote speaker.

7 p.m. Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican; the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Liberty University; Rabbi Reuben Bulka, Congregation Machzikei Hadas; the Rev. Lou Sheldon, Traditional Values Coalition, speakers, awards banquet.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 206/236-3046.

Exhibit 10 a.m. The National Building Museum hosts a new exhibition, "Wood: An American Tradition," exploring the role of wood in American building, now through April 22, 2001. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Clean Air Trust briefing noon The Clean Air Trust holds a media briefing on a landmark challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's clean-air standards scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court this fall. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-9625.

Kickoff luncheon 12:15 p.m. The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hold a kickoff luncheon for CED/CSIS conference, "Addressing the Aging of the Global Work Force," through tomorrow. Dr. William Haseltine, chairman/CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc., participates. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Pain Relief Promotion Act news conference 12:15 p.m. Nearly 50 major organizations, including the American Pain Foundation, hold a news conference to express opposition to the "Pain Relief Promotion Act," expected to come to the Senate floor as soon as Sept. 19. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/246-6339.

Cuba discussion 12:30 p.m. The American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States Inc. presents a discussion, "Prospects for Changes in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba After the November Elections." The speaker is Wayne Smith, Johns Hopkins University professor, and former chief of mission, U.S. Interest Section, Havana. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/833-3548.

Smithsonian briefing 2 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution holds a media briefing following the Board of Regents meeting. Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small participates. Location: Secretary's meeting room, Smithsonian Institution (the Castle), 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 106.

Hunger briefing 2 p.m. The Food Research and Action Center and Bread for the City hold a news briefing, "The State of Hunger in America." Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, and and Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6545.

Rwanda lecture 2:30 p.m. The University of Maryland presents a lecture by Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, on "Between Chaos and Development in the Great Lakes: Lessons from Rwanda." Location: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.

Romanian elections discussion 3 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference, "Romania's Elections, Cooperation with the West and Stability in the Balkans." The speaker is Ion Iliescu, Romanian Social Democracy Party president, and former president of Romania. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

www.WomenBiz.com announcement 4 p.m. The National Women's Business Council, the White House Office for Women's Initiatives, the Interagency Committee for Women's Business Enterprise and the Small Business Administration sponsor the announcement of www.WomenBiz.com, the official Web site for woman-owned businesses selling to the government. The event includes presentation of the first-ever Dietra F. Ford Award of Excellence to the State Department. Location: Presidential Hall, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/205-6740.

Economic forum 4 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute and the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute hold a Congressional Economic Forum, "What's New About the New Economy?" Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/326-8554.

Book discussion 4 p.m. The Brookings Institution presents a discussion on Diane Ravitch's book, "Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform." Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala and former Education Secretary William Bennett participate. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

China lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its 12th annual Bradley Lecture Series, featuring an address, "China after Communism." The speaker is Arthur Waldron, American Enterprise Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Film premiere 6:30 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Museum hosts the East Coast premiere of "Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport." Location: U.S. Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/223-3660 or 202/488-6133.

Diversity lecture 7:30 p.m. American University hosts the Kennedy Political Union's 2000-2001 Lecture Series, "Embracing Diversity," featuring an address on "Latinos and the Union Movement." The speaker is Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

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