- The Washington Times - Friday, December 1, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Republican rally 9 a.m. The Fairfax County Republican Committee holds a rally outside the Supreme Court. Location: Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 703/256-0202.

Education forum noon The Independent Women's Forum holds its Capitol Hill Series on Education, "Academic Standards: What Should Our Kids Know?" Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/558-4991.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11:55 a.m. Holds a World AIDS Day event with domestic and international religious leaders, Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University, Sixth Street and Howard Place NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases its report on the value of new construction put in place for October 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

All day Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the president's committee of advisers on science and technology. Location: Truman Room, White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/456-6100.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.

Docket Number 00-836: Bush vs. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Lao anniversary events all day The Center for Public Policy Analysis hosts two events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Kingdom of Laos:

9 a.m. Congressional forum on Laos, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building.

4 p.m. Memorial ceremony, including prayers by Buddhist monks, poetry readings, Lao traditional dancing and speeches from policy-makers, historians and human rights leaders. Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Energy Daily conference 8:30 a.m. King Communications Group's Energy Daily holds its 28th annual conference and awards presentation: "Building the Future Energy Company: New Politics, New Stresses and New Opportunities."

Highlights 9:50 a.m. Corbin McNeill Jr., chairman, president and CEO of PECO Energy Co., keynote address, "The Changing View of Nuclear Power."

11:15 a.m. Bill Kristol, editor/ publisher of the Weekly Standard, "What Can We Expect From the New President and Congress?"

Noon Chuck Watson, chairman/ CEO of Dynegy Inc., luncheon keynote speech, "Growth Through Acquisitions: Building a Cutting Edge Energy Company."

Location: Swissotel Washington, the Watergate, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 800/926-5464.

Mental health law briefing 8:30 a.m. The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law holds a news briefing on mental health law and policy in the aftermath of the election. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/467-5730, Ext. 21.

Nuclear materials symposium 8:50 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a symposium on "The Future of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Arms Control."

Highlights 12:45 p.m. James Schlesinger, former defense and energy secretary, political overview: "Nuclear Arms Control and National Missile Defense."

4:30 p.m. Sergey Afanasiev, science and technology counselor at the Russian Embassy, "The Russian Perspective."

Location: Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Conference Center, 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean. Contact: 202/775-3242 or 202/775-3186.

Protest 9 a.m. The National Organization for Women holds a "Women's Votes Count Protest" rally prior to oral arguments in the Florida recount challenge. Location: U.S. Supreme Court steps. Contact: 202/628-8669, ext. 116.

Product liability seminar 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform presents a seminar on "The Green Paper and the Future of Product Liability Litigation in Europe." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Government-industry meeting 9 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Defense Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) host a government-industry meeting to discuss separate FCC and NTIA interim reports on the availability of radio spectrum for third-generation wireless systems. Location: Room 4830, Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-7002.

Health care discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion program on "The Problems and Opportunities of the Health Care Information Explosion." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Japan policy challenges conference 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference on "Japan Policy Challenges for the New Administration." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

National Association of Manufacturers news conference 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release its economic outlook for the next two quarters. Location: Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.

American Clergy Leadership Conference news conference 11 a.m. The American Clergy Leadership Conference holds a news conference to call for reconciliation, healing and unity and an end to the partisan struggle over the election results. The participants include: Billy McCormack, Christian Coalition; Benjamin Muhammad, national director of the Million Family March; Hycel Taylor, former national director of Operation PUSH; the Rev. Jeff Snyder, Apostolic Coalition; Walter Fauntroy, civil rights leader; Milton Reid, civil rights leader; Michael Jenkins, Family Federation for World Peace; and Jesse Edwards, Pentecostals of Philadelphia. Location: Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/365-0219.

Fulbright Association ceremony 11:30 a.m. The Fulbright Association holds a ceremony to present the 2000 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding and Coca-Cola Foundation $50,000 prize. The recipient is Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari of Finland, former president and diplomat. Location: Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-1590.

Book lecture noon The National Archives sponsors a lecture by Robert McNeely, President Clinton's official photographer from 1992 to 1998, on his book, "The Clinton Years: The Photographs of Robert McNeely." Location: room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/208-7345. Note: Event to be repeated at 7 p.m.

Middle East peace process lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a lecture on the Middle East peace process. The speaker is Yossi Beilin, Israeli minister of justice. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Kindergartners study release 1 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley holds a news conference to release "The Kindergarten Years," a national study on kindergartners. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Defense Department briefing 2 p.m. The Defense Department holds a news briefing to announce publication of "Strengthening Transatlantic Security: A U.S. Strategy for the 21st Century," (The European Strategy Report) and to discuss the Defense Capabilities Initiative and provide an overview of Defense Secretary William S. Cohen's coming trip to Europe. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-1253.

Haitian art conference 7 p.m. The Embassy of Haiti sponsors a conference titled "An Introduction to Haitian Art." Frantz Large, Haitian art historian and critic, participates. Location: Haitian Embassy, 2311 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-4090.

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