- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 14, 1999

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Holocaust research conference all day The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies continues its inaugural conference “Holocaust Research and Holocaust Studies in the 21st Century.” Location: Concourse, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6162.

Militia commemoration 4:30 p.m. The Defense Department and the National Guard commemorate the 363rd anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony forming the first permanent militia regiments in Colonial America, which was the birth of the state-organized defense forces known as the National Guard. The winner of the 4th Annual Maj. Gen. G.V. Montgomery Award will be announced. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/607-2611.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

4:55 p.m. Signs the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, Presidential Hall, Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

11 a.m. Tours the Nashua Health Center, 8 Prospect St., Nashua, N.H.
12:15 p.m. Addresses a health care forum, conference room, Nashua Health Center.7:30 p.m. Attends the WNDS-TV 50 primary forum, 50 Television Place, Derry, N.H.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for November 1999. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation board of directors meets. Location: Sixth Floor Board Room, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6757.
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury Bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting on its proposed strategy to address the reuse of single-use devices. Location: University of Maryland Auditorium, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. Contact: 301/594-3252.9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board meets to consider a report on the Greyhound bus accident at Burnt Cabins, Pa., on June 20, 1998, and a proposed safety recommendation regarding the use of medication when operating vehicles. Location: NTSB Board Room, Fifth Floor, 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a forum on “The Future of Small Business Exporting.” Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.

GENERAL AGENDA

Drugs conference all day The Office of National Drug Control Policy hosts the 1999 High-Intensity Drug Traffic Areas Conference.
Highlights 8 a.m. Keynote address, Presidential Ballroom, Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Noon Keynote speaker, Congressional Room, Louis J. Freeh, FBI director.
6 p.m. Awards banquet, Presidential Room, Keynote speaker, Donnie Marshall, acting Drug Enforcement Administration director; and awards presentation by Gen. McCaffrey.
Location: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-6618.
Housing conference 8:30 a.m. The Housing and Urban Development Department concludes its conference on “Bridging the Divide: Making Regions Work for Everyone Shaping the Federal Agenda.” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo participates. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/245-2691.
Internet voting briefing 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a media briefing on issues and technology concerns related to Internet voting including security, voter identification, differences between poll-site voting and remote voting, and implications for voter access and enfranchisement. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/351-6785.
Exhibition preview 9:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History holds a press preview of the permanent exhibition, “African Voices,” exploring the people, culture and dynamic history of the African continent. Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/333-6181.
Congressional action analysis 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers presents an analysis of 1999 congressional and administration action on key human resources policy issues. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3089.
Report release 9:30 a.m. The American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids release “False Friends: The U.S. Cigarette Companies’ Betrayal of American Tobacco Growers,” a new report examining the cause of the economic crisis facing American tobacco farmers. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5469.
Sex education briefing 9:30 a.m. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Press Foundation hold a briefing on the findings of two new national surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alan Guttmacher Institute on how public school district superintendents and principals set sex education policy and curricula. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/260-1520.
Concert performance noon The National Archives holds a concert of 18th century music with period instruments. Musicians David and Ginger Hildebrand perform. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.
Citizen’s Trade Campaign briefing 12:15 p.m. Citizen’s Trade Campaign holds a news briefing, “The Battle After Seattle,” to address plans for 2000. The participants include: George Becker, United Steelworkers of America president; James P. Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters president; Steve Yokich, United Auto Workers president; Linda Chavez Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president; David Hyde, student leader, Seattle protests; and Mike Dolan, principal Seattle protest organizer. Location: 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/546-4611.
Children’s health coverage news conference 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform holds a news conference on “Assessing Children’s Health Coverage: Miles to Go Before We Sleep,” a status report on health insurance for children. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.
Koskinen speech 12:30 p.m. John Koskinen, chairman of the President’s Council on Year-2000 Conversion, addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing the nation’s readiness for year 2000. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
National Health Council meeting 12:20 p.m. The National Health Council holds its annual meeting. The keynote speaker is Harold Varmus, M.D., National Institutes of Health director. Location: 1730 M St. Contact: 202/785-3910.
Riley announcement 1 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley makes an announcement at an “America Reads Holiday Literacy Event.” Location: Barnard Auditorium, Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Persian Gulf war illness workshop 1:30 p.m. The Institute of Medicine holds a workshop on “Health Effects Associated With Exposures During the Persian Gulf War.” Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2039.
Defense spending report news conference 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a news conference to release “Averting the Defense Train Wreck in the Millennium,” a report that warns of a potential $100 billion annual shortfall in defense spending needed to maintain the U.S. military and meet national security objectives. The participants include: James Schlesinger, Center for Strategic and International Studies counselor, and former secretary of defense; Dan Goure, acting director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jeffrey Ranney, Management Support Technology, Inc. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Taiwan policy assessment 2 p.m. Georgetown University’s Asian Studies Program presents “Whither the One-China Policy and Strategic Ambiguity?’ ” a program featuring panelists offering a current assessment of U.S. China-Taiwan policy. Location: Executive Conference Room, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6636.
Japanese economy forum 4 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute convenes a forum, “Japan’s Economy: New Dawn Rising?” Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8554.
Technology discussion 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates holds a panel discussion on “Technology and Our Search for Meaning.” Douglas Philips, and John and Nana Naisbitt, writers and artists, participate. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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