- The Washington Times - Monday, September 18, 2000


Taxpayers' summit 9 a.m. The National Tax-Limitation Committee holds its National Taxpayers' Summit, featuring a debate on "Nation at the Crossroads: Bush or Gore: Whose Tax and Fiscal Reform Policies are Right for the 21st Century?" Larry Lindsey, economic adviser to Texas Gov. George W. Bush, GOP presidential candidate, and Alan Blinder, Princeton economics professor and adviser to Vice President Al Gore, Democratic presidential candidate, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Social Security reform discussion noon The Committee for Economic Development presents a discussion on the future of Social Security reform by presidential campaign advisers to Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Location: Executive Room, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-5860.


4 p.m. Accepts the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas.


8 p.m. Delivers keynote speech at a tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Waldorf-Astoria, New York.


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.


Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


1:30 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on "Barriers to Hospice Care: Are We Shortchanging Dying Patients?" Bob Dole, former U.S. senator, testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour, and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. No votes before 6 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


6:30 p.m. Commerce's telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee marks up a bill exempting telecommunications to the Internet from reciprocal compensation requirements. Location: 2125 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


National Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference all day The National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) holds its annual conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, roundtable discussion, "HBCUs in the New Century: Continuing a Legacy of Service to the Nation."

Noon Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Keynote address.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/401-2311.

American Bankers Association convention all day The American Bankers Association (ABA) presents ABA Convention 2000, "Embrace Technology Preserve Trust." Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, participates. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 800/226-5377.

Judicial conference 9 a.m. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims holds its sixth judicial conference. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist participates. Location: Sheraton Crystal City, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/501-5862.

Supreme Court cases briefing 9 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center presents a briefing by GU law professors on cases before the Supreme Court during its October 2000 term. Location: Gewirz Student Center, GU Law Center, 120 F St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9037.

Interviewing seminar 9 a.m. The National Press Foundation presents a seminar, "Spill It: Different Perspectives on Interviewing" in journalism and legal practice. The participants include David Maraniss and Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, and lawyer Brent Gurney, Wilner, Cutler and Pickering. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/721-9106.

Reno visit 9 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno visits Baltimore to discuss the city's Re-entry Partnership Initiative. Location: St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, 2001 Division Street, Baltimore. Contact: 202/616-2771.

Government innovations summit 9 a.m. The National Institute for Government Innovation holds its Government Innovations 2000 Summit. Morley Winograd, National Partnership for Reinventing Government, delivers a keynote address at 9 a.m. James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), speaks at 10:20 a.m. on "Rescuing FEMA: Refocusing on Basic Mission and Transforming an Organization from the Ground Up." Location: Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 800/670-8200.

Peres speech 9:30 a.m. The Georgetown University Center for Arab Studies presents a lecture by Shimon Peres, regional cooperation minister and former prime minister of Israel, on "Middle East: Prospects for Peace in the New Millennium." Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Human rights forum 10 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights hosts a forum, "The Quality of Courage: A Dialogue With Human Rights Defenders." Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, Washington College of Law human rights faculty and 30 leading human rights activists participate. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279 or 202/885-5950.

Presidential appointments briefing 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a presidential appointee initiative news briefing on how appointments and the selection process help shape the image of a new president and his team. The participants include: Stephen Hess, Brookings; Mike McCurry and Sheila Tate, former White House press secretaries; and R.W. Apple Jr., New York Times reporter. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Native Hawaiian bill briefing 11 a.m. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a briefing on the Native Hawaiian bill. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

Comfort women news conference 11 a.m. The Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues Inc. holds a news conference featuring 11 survivors of World War II Japanese military "rape camps" discussing the new book, "Comfort Women Speak," and attorneys announcing a suit on their behalf in a U.S. District Court followed by a march and silent vigil in front of the Japanese Embassy, 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1242.

Russia discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Russia at the Crossroads." The speaker is Boris Berezovsky, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Death penalty forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Biorefineries seminar 1 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a biorefineries seminar, regarding private sector efforts to develop bio-based fuels and chemicals. Irshad Ahmed, Pure Energy Corp., participates. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Human rights lecture 1:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "A Human Rights Agenda for the Next Administration." The speaker is Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, co-chairman of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Cyber-launch 2 p.m. The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) hosts a cyber-launch of HUD's award-winning 2020 computer mapping system, HUD E-MAPS. HUD Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo and Christie Brinkley, model and environmental activist, participate. Location: 10th floor departmental conference room, HUD, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Balkans discussion 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies hosts Warren Zimmerman, former U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia, for a discussion of "U.S. Policy in the Balkans: Priorities for a New Administration." Location: Room 205, Old North Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Covenant House lecture 5:15 p.m. Georgetown University presents a lecture on "Faith in Action: Covenant House and Life on the Streets." The speaker is Sister Mary Rose McGeady, president and CEO of Covenant House, the largest U.S. privately funded agency serving homeless and runaway youth. Location: Room 107, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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