- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 13, 2000


Republican briefing 8 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a breakfast briefing, "The Battle for Control: 60 Days and Counting." Tony Blankley, columnist for The Washington Times, participates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/527-6388 or 703/243-8242.

Patients' bill of rights 1:30 p.m. The American Medical Association and the Patient Access Coalition hold a news conference to push for Senate passage of a patients' bill of rights and to release a new TV ad campaign. Location: 12th floor, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.


2 p.m. Holds hate-crimes law event to emphasize the need for legislation, East Room of the White House.


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


9 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds symposium on coin design, "Coin Designs Worthy of a Great Nation." (9 a.m. coin exhibit, followed by 10 a.m. discussion.) Jay Johnson, director of the U.S. Mint, participates. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearing on marketing violence to children. Witnesses include: Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Lynne Cheney, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission chairman. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a roundtable discussion, "What is Contract Bundling?" Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.

10:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds hearing, "Long-Term Care Insurance: Protecting Consumers from Hidden Rate Hikes." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2:30 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up Veterans Affairs-Housing and Urban Development, and District of Columbia appropriations budgets for fiscal 2001. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


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


10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2000. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Commerce finance and hazardous materials subcommittee holds hearing, "Organized Crime on Wall Street." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds hearing to examine the status of negotiations to develop an enforcement protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention prohibiting the development, production and stockpiling of such weapons. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure ground transportation subcommittee holds hearing on the Transportation Department's proposed planning rules. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce postsecondary education, training and lifelong learning subcommittee holds hearing, "Recruitment and Retention of Quality Teachers." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee marks up the Veterans Affairs Department's Health Care Personnel Act of 2000. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

2 p.m. Budget resources and the environment task force holds hearing, "Controlling Wildfires in the Future: What Strategies and Resources are Needed." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

2 p.m. Science space and aeronautics subcommittee holds hearing, "The State of NASA's Space Science Enterprise." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Privacy and Identity Protection Act of 2000. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


Distance-learning forum all day The Education Department and American University sponsor "International Forum on Distance Learning: Strengthening Learning Through Technology." Army Secretary Louis Caldera speaks at 12:30 p.m. Location: Conference Room 1, Ward Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1307.

Leadership conference all day The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its annual leadership conference.

Highlights 11 a.m. Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, news conference on "The State of Black America."

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/675-6730.

Global privacy summit all day Privacy Council, Privista and the Roosevelt Group present "The Global Privacy Summit." The opening keynote speaker is Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. The luncheon speakers are Reps. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, and Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 107.

Romania briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hosts a media briefing, "Romania and Europe." The speaker is Ion Iliescu, former president of Romania. Location: Conference Room A, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Asthma briefing 11 a.m. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America releases a new study showing a high increase in the cost of asthma care in the United States and prevalence of asthma among blacks. Surgeon General David Satcher and rap music artist Coolio participate. Location: Chinese Room, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/466-7643, Ext. 225.

Awards ceremony 11:30 a.m. The National Association of Letter Carriers holds an awards ceremony to honor its national and regional heroes of the year. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-2489.

Homeless veterans news conference 12:30 p.m. Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat, and Linda Boone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, hold a news conference to honor Heather Renee French, Miss America 2000, for her work for homeless veterans. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 340 Cannon House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-9756.

Indonesia discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion on the current foreign policy of the government of Indonesia. The speaker is Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shibab. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Land-mine detector news conference 1:30 p.m. Rep. Ron Klink, Pennsylvania Democrat, hosts a news conference to demonstrate a new portable land mine detector that will revolutionize land-mine detection technology. Officials from Loch Harris participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2565.

Marriage tax penalty news conference 2 p.m. Concerned Women of America hold a news conference on the marriage tax penalty. The participants include: House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and newlyweds Terry and Michelle Minor. Location: Capitol, East Front, grassy area. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Firestone tires news conference 2 p.m. Reps. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, and Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, hold a news conference on Firestone tires. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4031.

Celebration 2 p.m. The California congressional delegation celebrates California's admission into the United States 150 years ago, featuring the issuance of the U.S. Postal Service's California statehood stamp. Location: Capitol, Room H-312. Contact: 202/225-4786.

On-line financing discussion 6 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosts a Global Telecommunications Society and CSIS International Communications Studies Program panel discussion, "Financing the On-line World: An Evening with Venture Capitalists." Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Unveiling 6 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation reveals the winning design for the memorial. Location: Maryland Room, Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/261-2883.

Award presentation 6:30 p.m. The Center for Christian Statesmanship holds its fifth annual award presentation of its Distinguished Christian Statesman for 2000 award. The recipient is Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican. Location: Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/547-3052.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University gala 7 p.m. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University holds its "Gala 200: A Celebration of Distinguished Service." Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Sixth and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

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