- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 16, 1999

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Buchanan speech 11 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts Pat Buchanan, a Reform Party presidential candidate and syndicated columnist, who delivers a foreign policy address titled “Toward a Moral Foreign Policy.” Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242 or 703/734-2700.

George Washington lecture 7 p.m. The National Archives holds a lecture by Richard Norton Smith, Gerald R. Ford Museum director, on his book “Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation.” Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq al-Shara to continue Israeli-Syrian peace talks, Blair House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10:30 a.m. Leads a discussion on education reform, library, Pearl-Cohn High School, 924 26th Ave., Nashville, Tenn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. The Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for October 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:45 a.m. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration meets to answer questions from the public and the automobile industry regarding the agency’s vehicle regulatory program. Location: Tysons Westpark Hotel, McLean. Contact: 202/366-1810.
10 a.m. Federal Election Commission meets. Location: Ninth Floor, 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SUPREME COURT

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. The Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “The Role of John Huang and the Riady Family in Political Fund Raising.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Naturalization ceremonies 9 a.m. The Washington District Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service conducts the final naturalization ceremonies for 1999 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Location: George Mason University Law Campus, 3401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-1565.
Book discussion 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion of the book “Massive Entanglement, Marginal Influence: Carter and Korea in Crisis.” The speakers are William H. Gleysteen Jr., the book’s author, and Michael H. Armacost, Brookings Institution president. Location: Somers Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6254 or 202/296-2426.
America Rivers briefing 9:15 a.m. America Rivers holds a news briefing to cover two major federal documents concerning the removal of four dams from Washington’s Snake River. Location: Suite 720, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-7550, Ext. 3007.
Ben and Jerry’s complaint briefing 10 a.m. Citizens for the Integrity of Science and the Competitive Enterprise Institute host a news conference to release a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Ben and Jerry’s of misleading advertising regarding dioxin in its packaging. Location: Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-1010.
Civil rights briefing 10 a.m. Equality International holds a news briefing to announce a new vision for civil rights in the new millennium. The speaker is John Boyd, founder of Equality International. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/213-0519.
Drug Strategies briefing 10 a.m. Drug Strategies holds a news briefing to release “Millennium Hangover: Keeping Score on Alcohol,” a report examining drinking. Location: Holman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1999.
U.S. Conference of Mayors news conference 10 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a news conference to release a multi-city survey detailing the growth of hunger and homelessness in urban America. Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Andrew Cuomo participates. Location: Fourth Floor, Conference Room, 1620 I St. NW. Contact: 202/861-6772.
Report release 10 a.m. The Northeast-Midwest Institute holds a news conference to release its report “Where Uncle Sam Shops,” a new analysis of federal procurement spending. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 301/270-9347.
Defense Department briefing 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a news briefing on the final status of Department of Defense preparations for the year-2000 computer rollover. The speaker is Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre. Location: Room 2E781, Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition news conference 10 a.m. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition holds a news conference to release the results of a national poll on fair lending and banking practices. Location: East Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-1604.
Year-2000 readiness briefing 10:30 a.m. Energy Department Secretary Bill Richardson; James Hoecker, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman; and John M. Derrick Jr., chairman and CEO of Pepco, hold a news briefing on the readiness of U.S. electricity and natural gas industries to meet consumers’ energy needs during the new year’s rollover. Location: Pepco Control Center, suburban Maryland. Contact: 202/586-5806 for directions.
China lecture 11 a.m. The University of Maryland holds a lecture by Chinese Ambassador Li Zhaoxing titled “China and the United States Are Destined to be Partners.” Location: Atrium, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.
Brown speech 12:30 p.m. Ann Brown, Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing “Keeping Kids Safe The Holidays and Everyday.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Federal Railroad Administration discussion 1:30 p.m. The Federal Railroad Administration holds a year-end roundtable discussion on the agency’s major accomplishments in 1999 and goals for 2000. Jolene Molitoris, Federal Railroad Administration administrator, participates. Location: 1120 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/493-6024.
International Intellectual Property Alliance news conference 1:30 p.m. The International Intellectual Property Alliance holds a news conference to release its new report, “Copyright Industries in the United States Economy.” Commerce Secretary William Daley participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/298-9055.
Russian identity discussion 2 p.m. The Atlantic Council of the United States hosts a panel discussion on “Russian Identity and Russian Politics: The Russian National Psyche on the Eve of Duma Elections.” Location: Atlantia Council Conference Room, 11th Floor, 910 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/778-4968.
Forbes speech 3 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes makes a policy speech on privacy and technology. Location: Free Congress Foundation’s Krieble Center, 717 Second St. NE. Contact: 202/546-3000, Ext. 434.
Holiday festival 3 p.m. The District of Columbia Courts hold the fifth annual Holiday Festival of Lights, donating toys and winter clothing for D.C.-area families and children in need. Location: Courts Crossroads International Food Court, District of Columbia Courts, 500 Indian Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-1219.
Year-2000 briefing 3 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) holds a detailed media briefing on the agency’s preparations for the transition into next year. The speaker is Mary Powers-King, FAA year-2000 program office director. Location: Room 9AB, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/493-4305.


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