- The Washington Times - Friday, September 22, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Prescription-drug discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a policy discussion, "Competition or Local Monopolies: How Should Medicare Purchase Prescription Drugs?" The speakers will be Patricia Danzon, University of Pennsylvania; Joseph Newhouse, Harvard University; and Tony Barrueta, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/828-5865.

Poverty debate 1 p.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a debate, "Alms for the Poor? A Debate on Material and Moral Poverty." The participants are Ronald Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action, and Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

1:45 a.m. Makes remarks at the dedication of the State Department Building as the Harry S Truman Building, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

1 p.m. Discusses his plans to take action to lower oil prices, IDW Local 712 Hall, Vanport, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the secretary of the Navy's advisory subcommittee on naval history. Location: Building 1, Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard. Contact: 202/433-2210.

10 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of RTCA's Special Committee 192. Location: Suite 1020, RTCA Inc., 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. pro forma, and at noon. No votes after 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds hearing, "Using Technology to Learn and Learning to Use Technology." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527, recorded schedule 202/226-2026.

GENERAL AGENDA

Education symposium all day American University hosts a symposium, "The Commercialization of Education."

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Burton Weisbrod, Northwestern University; Jerome Grossman, Lion Gate Management Corp. chairman; and Alex Molnar, director of the Center for the Analysis of Commercialization in Education, panel discussion, "The Commercialization of Education."

Location: Mary Graydon Center's University Club, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

National Puerto Rican Coalition conference all day The National Puerto Rican Coalition Inc. holds its annual conference.

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Annual membership meeting.

Noon Corporate luncheon: "The Economic, Social and Political Outlook for Puerto Rico in the 21st Century."

5 p.m. Hispanic Heritage student reception.

6 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo, Life Achievements Awards ceremony, Southeast Pavilion, Library of Congress, First Street and Independence Avenue SE.

9 p.m. Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, "Tribute to Tito Puente."

Location: Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/223-2469.

Workshop all day The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work holds a workshop, "Coping with Chaos: Past, Present and Future Perspectives."

Highlights 10:15 a.m. "Facing and Resolving Ethical Dilemmas Practice."

10:30 a.m. "How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed by Technology."

1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions: "Using Technology for Advocacy"; "Understanding Demographic Change"; and "Internet Literacy for Social Workers."

Location: Arlington Campus, George Mason University, 3401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/993-2028.

Congressional briefing 8:30 a.m. The House and Senate Rural Health Caucus, the House Women's Coalition, the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Rural Health Association sponsor a briefing and release an APA report, "The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women." Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/336-5899.

Financing seniors housing seminar 9 a.m. The Housing and Development Reporter and the Institute for Professional and Executive Development Inc. present a seminar, "Financing Seniors Housing in Changing Times: Obtaining Debt and Equity Dollars for Today's Independent and Assisted-Living Developments." Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/331-9230 or 800/473-3292.

Electronic financial transactions conference 9 a.m. The Treasury Department holds a conference on electronic financial transactions. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat participates. Location: Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Award ceremony 9:30 a.m. The National Education Association (NEA) presents the NEA Friend of Education Award to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. Bob Chase, NEA president, participates. Location: 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-7251.

Northern Ireland hearing 10 a.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing, "Protecting Human Rights and Securing Peace in Northern Ireland: The Vital Role of Police Reform." The participants include Brendan O'Leary, London School of Economics; Chris Patten, chairman of the former Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland; Brice Dickson, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission chairman; Les Rodgers, chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland; Martin O'Brien, director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, Belfast; and Elisa Massimino, director of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights' Washington office. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Naturalization ceremony 10 a.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) holds a naturalization ceremony on the 213th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The participants include Warren Lewis, director of the INS' Washington district office; Chief Judge Norma Holloway Johnson; Lewis Bellardo, National Archives; Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, and 35 persons who are expected to take the oath of citizenship. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/301-1565.

Convocation 11 a.m. Howard University holds its 133rd Opening Convocation. Bishop Vashti McKenzie participates. Location: Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, 2440 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2338.

Demonstration noon The National Boricua Human Rights Network sponsors a demonstration to protest the U.S. Navy's continued bombing of the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Location: In front of the White House. Contact: 202/223-3915, 202/721-4688 or 202/237-2598.

Rally noon The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women holds a rally in support of reauthorization of the "Violence Against Women Act." The participants include Sindhu Srinivas, American Medical Student Association president; Julia Beatty, United States Student Association vice president; and Connie Kirkland, coordinator of Sexual Assault Services at George Mason University. Location: Capitol, East Front, Center Steps. Contact: 202/296-2588.

Science and public policy seminar noon The Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences holds a science and public-policy seminar on how neighborhoods matter in the lives of economically disadvantaged urban families and children. The speaker is Linda Burton, director of Pennsylvania State University's Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts. Location: Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/336-5707.

Awards luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Education Department holds the Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition Principals Awards Luncheon. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley attends. Location: International Ballroom, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026 or 202/401-1579.

Green House Project briefing 2 p.m. The Senate Special Committee on Aging sponsors a briefing, "The Green House Project: An Alternative to Nursing Home Care." The participants include William Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative; Sandy Ranson, director of the Institute for Quality Care in Nursing Homes, SW Texas State University; Bruce Gendron, vice president of Faxton-St. Luke Health Care's Continuing Care Services; Robyn Stone, executive director of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services; Carrie Byles, In-formed president; Ann Howie, director of Delta Society's AAT Health Services; and Wendy Lustbader, mental health counselor at the Pike Market Medical Clinic. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

Site tour 4:30 p.m. The government of the District of Columbia holds a site tour of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site to consider the future of the site. Location: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, First Street NW between Michigan Avenue and Channing Street. Contact: 202/442-7616.

Caribbean development discussion 6 p.m. Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Caribbean Project hosts a speech, "Caribbean Development Options in a Globalized World." The speaker is Prime Minister Rosie Douglas of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Location: Salons E and F, Leavey Conference Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4321.

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