- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Politics lecture 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents its director's forum, featuring George Will, syndicated columnist, discussing "Politics After the Election." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Drug strategy discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Is the 'Balanced Strategy' Against Drugs Working?" The participants include Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Edwin Meese, Heritage Foundation. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Ireland, where he meets with Irish President Mary MacAleese and Prime Minister Bertie Ahern in Dublin, and delivers a speech in Dundalk, and travels to Belfast.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the science advisory board's research strategies advisory committee. Location: One Washington Circle Hotel, One Washington Circle NW. Contact: 202/564-4547.

9 a.m. Health Care Financing Administration holds a meeting of the competitive-pricing advisory committee. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 410/786-9379.

9:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the advisory commission on public diplomacy. Location: Room 600, 301 Fourth St. SW. Contact: 202/619-4463.

11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

1 p.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service holds a workshop of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fisheries to discuss potential gear modifications for the Atlantic pelagic longline fishery aimed at reducing the incidental take and mortality of threatened and endangered sea turtles. Location: Building 4 Science Center, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2347.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the natural-gas supply, concentrating on concerns about price and availability for the winter months. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. Resources Headwaters Forest and related issues task force holds hearing on matters related to the Headwaters Forest, which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

Student lending conference all day The Consumer Bankers Association presents its 2000 Student Lending Conference. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/276-3879 or 703/276-3880.

Customer-service summit all day The National Institute for Government Innovation hold a National Summit on Customer Service.

Highlights 8:15 a.m. How to Reinvent and Revamp a Service Operation.

11:30 a.m. Using the Internet to Treat Your Constituents Like Prime Customers.

Location: Kellogg Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida St. NE. Contact: 212/661-3500, Ext. 3262 or 202/651-6000.

Juvenile-justice conference all day The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds its national conference, "Justice for Children: A Vision for the 21st Century."

Highlights 9 a.m. Opening session.

12:15 p.m. Luncheon program The Positive Influence of Sports.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/307-3912.

Health care conference 8:30 a.m. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Kaiser Family Foundation hold a conference, "Informing Consumers About Health Care Quality: New Directions for Research and Action."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Ann Monroe, California HealthCare Foundation, "The California Experience: A Case Study of the Research and Action Agenda in Practice."

12:20 p.m. Ian Morrison, Health Futures Institute, luncheon address, "Consumer Information and the American Health Care System."

Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 202/347-5270, 301/594-0314 or 301/594-6372.

Health work force conference 8:45 a.m. The Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Professionals and the National Conference of State Legislatures hold a conference, "Health Work Force 2000: Building a Foundation for Health Care in the 21st Century."

Highlights 8:45 a.m. "Graduate Medical Education: Who Gets It? Who Doesn't? And Who Pays?"

10:30 a.m. "The Changing Face of America: What Are the Implications for the Health Care Work Force."

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-2552.

Emerging-technologies workshop 9 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission presents a public workshop, "The Mobile Wireless Web, Data Services and Beyond: Emerging Technologies and Consumer Issues." Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-3296.

State issues conference 9 a.m. The National Conference of State Legislatures holds its Joint Assembly on Federal Issues/ Assembly on State Issues.

Highlights 9 a.m. All-day public hearing, "Streamlined Sales Tax Project Model Legislation."

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.

Communications industry forum 9:30 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) holds a public forum to discuss a series of studies examining the extent, if any, to which small, female- or minority-owned businesses in the communications industry experience market-entry barriers. The participants include: William Kennard, FCC chairman; Susan Ness and Gloria Tristani, FCC commissioners. Location: Commission meeting room, TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0500.

Korean War commemoration 10 a.m. The Navy Memorial hosts a national commemoration of the Korean War. Location: Navy Memorial, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/433-4071 or 202/433-0412.

Ambassadorial luncheon noon The European-American Business Council hosts an ambassadorial luncheon. Jan Eliasson, Sweden's ambassador to the United States, addresses "Priorities of the Upcoming Swedish Presidency of the European Union." Location: Metropolitan Club, 17th and H streets NW. Contact: 202/347-9292.

No Greater Love ceremony noon No Greater Love holds a ceremony to honor the 248 members of the 101st Airborne Division and eight airline crew members who died Dec. 12, 1985, in the air disaster in Gander, Newfoundland. Location: Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/783-4665.

Henney speech 12:30 p.m. Dr. Jane Henney, Food and Drug Administration commissioner, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "FDA: Preparing for the 21st Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Election-crisis seminar 1 p.m. The Executive Intelligence Review holds a seminar, "Election Crisis 2000: The Fall of Ozymandias." Lyndon LaRouche, Executive Intelligence Review, participates. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 800/929-7566.

Social health insurance seminar 1 p.m. The Global Health Council, Management Sciences for Health and the Pan American Health Organization hold a seminar, "Using Social Health Insurance to Expand Social Protection." Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/524-6575.

Commission for the Prevention of Youth Violence news conference 1:30 p.m. The Commission for the Prevention of Youth Violence holds a news conference to release a report, "Strategies for Preventing Youth Violence." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/464-4443 or 202/789-7447.

State legislatures briefing 3 p.m. The National Council of State Legislatures holds a news briefing, "What's in Store for State Legislatures in 2001?" Location: Room 333, Hall of States, 444 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.

E-commerce discussion 4 p.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents a 10th and final program on Washington, D.C.-based trade entities, featuring Elliott Maxwell, special adviser to the commerce secretary for the digital economy, discussing evolving federal government law and practices regarding electronic commerce. Location: Continental Suite C, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Tree-lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Members of Congress hold a ceremony to light the Capitol Christmas Tree. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/225-3945.

Book discussion 6 p.m. The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., publishers, present a discussion of the book "The Death of a Thousand Cuts: Corporate Campaigns and the Attack on the Corporation." The speaker is the book's author, Jarol Manheim. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-5600 or 202/994-6227.

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