- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 23, 1999

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Vietnam veterans ceremony 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund presents a Christmas tree decorated with personal tributes and remembrances to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, participates. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the mall. Contact: 703/201-2508.

Service stations in 2000 10:30 a.m. The Energy Department and American Automobile Association hold a news briefing on service station preparedness for the year 2000. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and AAA officials participate. Location: Distad's Amoco Service Station, 823 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/5867-5806.


PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.
4 p.m. Oilseed Processors Association releases weekly report on the soybean crush. Location: Suite 850, 1255 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/452-8040.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

No events are listed.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

The Senate has adjourned for the first session of the 106th Congress and is next scheduled to meet at noon on Jan. 24, 2000. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

The House has adjourned for the first session of the 106th Congress and is next scheduled to meet at noon on Jan. 24, 2000 for a pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Commencement address 9 a.m. The University of Maryland hosts an address during its winter commencement ceremony. The speaker is Boomer Esiason, "Monday Night Football" commentator, and former all-American quarterback. Location: Cole Student Activities Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.
Venezuela news conference 10 a.m. The Pan American Health Organization holds a news conference to give an update on relief efforts and the situation in Venezuela. Location: Room B, second floor, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3459.
Report release 10 a.m. The National Academies and the National Research Council release two new reports that focus on materials science, "Materials Science and Engineering: Forging Stronger Links to Users" and "Materials in a New Era: Proceedings of the 1999 Solid State Sciences Committee." Location: The National Academies, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Organization of American States meeting 3 p.m. The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States holds a special session to discuss member countries' response to the floods in Venezuela. Location: Bolivar Room, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6848.

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