Republican National Convention
Monday, July 31, 2000

Tonight's convention schedule




        Schedule of floor events and speakers Monday night at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Information provided by Republican National Committee.

        7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.:

        • House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., to open the convention via satellite from Carpenters Hall, a site where the Continental Congress met.

        • Virginia state legislator Paul C. Harris to speak on principles of freedom.

        • Historic Pennsylvania Colonial Fife and Drum Corps to present colors.

        • 10-year-old Mari Griego of Rio Rancho, N.M. to sing the national anthem.

        • Invocation by Rabbi Victor Weisberg of Northbrook, Ill.

        8 p.m. - 9 p.m.:

        • Rolling roll call. Alphabetical by state starting with Alabama and ending with Iowa. This remains tentative.

        • Game show host Ben Stein with a political version of his Comedy Central show Win Ben Stein's Money.

        • Fourth-grade teacher Claudia Kirkley of Durham, N.C., to discuss math and science initiatives.

        • Video on an elementary school education program in El Paso, Texas.

        • Pilar Gomez of Milwaukee, Wisc., to discuss involvement and empowerment.

        • Conna Craig of Boston, director and president of the Institute for Children, to discuss adoption and foster care.

        • Video on the Cornerstone Schools of Detroit, Mich.

        • Elaine Chao of the Heritage Foundation to address immigration and civil society.

        • Sharon Darling, president of the National Center for Family Literacy of Louisville, Ky., to discuss literacy programs.

        • Video on an after-school program in East Palo Alto, Calif.

        10 p.m. - 11 p.m.:

        • Michael Feinberg, a teacher at a Houston charter school, to discuss education.

        • Texas first lady Laura Bush to discuss literacy.

        • Retired. Gen. Colin Powell to discuss community and volunteer service.

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