- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 8, 1999

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Economic outlook news conference 10 a.m. The National Association for Business Economics releases the results of its quarterly economic outlook survey from more than 30 leading professional economic forecasters covering the remainder of 1999 and the year 2000. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/654-3605.

Millennium event 5:30 p.m. Enterprise Works Worldwide and the U.S. Agency for International Development showcase a “Millennium Event,” a business-development approach to the global economy. Location: The Ronald Reagan Building Pavilion, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-4600, Ext. 225.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:30 p.m. Holds a news conference to talk about his agenda for next year, Dean Acheson Auditorium, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.
5 p.m. Participates in the Pageant of Peace and the 76th lighting of the national Christmas tree on the Ellipse.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

11:30 a.m. Meets with Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma at the White House for a session of the U.S.-Ukraine Binational Commission.
4:25 p.m. Attends menorah lighting, Milton Weil Room, 92nd Street Young Men’s Hebrew Association, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York City.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket No. 98-1904: United States vs. Weatherhead; and Docket No. 98-1696: United States vs. Johnson. Contact: 202/479-3211.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services domestic and international monetary policy subcommittee holds the second of two hearings on the transfer of control over the Panama Canal. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
1:30 p.m. International Relations international operations and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “China, the WTO, and Human Rights.” Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy conference all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference, “The Geopolitics of Energy into the 21st Century.”
Highlights 9 a.m. Former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat, and Center for Strategic and International Studies chairman, and James Schlesinger, former energy secretary, opening remarks.
9:30 a.m. Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, “The New Global Geopolitical Framework.”
10:15 a.m. “Energy in the New Millennium: Does Change Overwhelm Continuity?”
11:30 a.m. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Jessica Mathews, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace president; and Dennis Minano, General Motors Corp. vice president and chief environmental officer, “Energy and the Environment: A Dialogue.”
1:15 p.m. Alan Larson, undersecretary of state for economic, business, and agricultural affairs.
2:45 p.m. James Schlesinger, former energy secretary, “Geopolitics and the World Energy Market.”
4:30 p.m. “A New Era for Energy Suppliers: Challenges and Opportunities”
8:15 p.m. Saudi Arabian Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Naimi.
Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242 or 202/775-3257.
Uninsured Americans briefing 8:30 a.m. The Health Insurance Association of America holds a briefing to release a study containing statistics and information about uninsured Americans. Location: Suite 600 East Tower, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/824-1786 or 202/824-1810.
Kyrgyzstan elections briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty holds a briefing, “Can There Be Democratic Elections in Kyrgyzstan?” The speaker is Felix Sharshenbaevich Kulov, chairman of the Dignity Party of the Kyrgyz Republic. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Environment in the 21st century discussion 9 a.m. Environmental Media Services holds a panel discussion, “The Environment in the 21st Century.” Location: Salon IV, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-6670.
Homelessness news conference 9:30 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo holds a news conference with William Baldwin, actor and president of the Creative Coalition, and Christel Nichols, House of Ruth executive director, to release a comprehensive study of homelessness. Location: House of Ruth, 2425 Naylor Road SE. Contact: 202/708-0685.
Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum’s Newseum presents the opening of an exhibition, “The Year That Was: 1999 in Cartoons.” Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.
Americans for Tax Reform news conference 10 a.m. Americans for Tax Reform hosts a news conference to distribute copies of signed Taxpayer Protection Pledges from Republican presidential candidates. Jim Nicholson, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, participate. Location: Suite 200, 1920 L St. NW. Contact: 202/785-0266.
Groundbreaking ceremony 10 a.m. The General Services Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hold a ceremony to celebrate construction of a new National Laboratory and Fire Investigation Research and Education Center. The participants include Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers; Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; and John W. Magaw, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Location: Construction site, 6100 Amendale Road, Beltsville. Contact: 202/260-4227 or 202/927-8244.
Reno meeting 10 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno meets with Borut Suklje, justice minister of the Republic of Slovenia. Location: Room 5111, Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2771.
Riley meeting 11:45 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley meets with Vaiva R. Vebraite-Gust, Lithuanian deputy minister of education. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Film screening noon The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a screening of the film “Little Women.” Location: 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7373.
Child soldiers discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Child Soldiers: At What Age is a Child Old Enough to be a Soldier?” The speaker is Adotei Akwei, representative from Amnesty International. Location: Room 517, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Drugs assembly news conference 4 p.m. Retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala and Attorney General Janet Reno hold a news conference on the National Assembly on Drugs, Alcohol Abuse and the Criminal Offender. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/395-6618.
Lithuanian education briefing 4 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, “Educational Reform in Lithuania” The speaker is Vaiva Vebraite-Gust, deputy minister, Lithuanian Ministry of Education. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
SoberRide news conference 5:30 p.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program commences its “1999 Holiday SoberRide Campaign” with a news conference, silent auction and presentation of its Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for impaired-driving prevention. Location: National Sports Gallery, MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Contact: 703/893-0461.
Grant presentation 6 p.m. The Ford Motor Co. presents a $2 million grant to Howard University that will expand the Ford Scholars Program by providing more scholarships with increased values. Location: Blackburn Center, Howard University. Contact: 202/238-2338.
Campaign 2000 discussion 7:30 p.m. American University’s School of Communications holds a panel discussion, “Money, Media or Voters: What Counts in Campaign 2000?” Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-2074.
Book lecture and award presentation 7:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates holds a program featuring a book lecture and the presentation of the John P. McGovern Behavioral Science Award to anthropologist Johnnetta B. Cole, a professor at Emory University, in recognition of her contributions toward understanding American family life. She will discuss her book “Dream the Boldest Dreams: And Other Lessons of Life.” Location: Carmichael Auditorium, American History Museum, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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