- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 14, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Economic growth discussion 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on economic growth in the new economy. The participants include Lawrence Kudlow, ING Barings Inc.; Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity president; Wade Dokken, CEO of American Skandia; and Steve Humphrey of Lord, Abbett and Co. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Poverty discussion noon The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on Joel Schwartz's book "Fighting Poverty With Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor, 1825-2000." Location: 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/574-2420.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:40 a.m. (local time) Audience with Queen Elizabeth II, London.

2:25 p.m. Addresses students at Warwick University, Coventry, England.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases its report on manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission meets. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/653-7220.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 4 p.m. in a pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

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: "Keeping Children Safe Responding to Youth Violence and Victimization."

12:15 p.m. Luncheon program: "Reaching Youth Through the Arts: An Innovative Delinquency Prevention Strategy."

2 p.m. Attorney General Janet Reno, closing plenary session: "The Future of Juvenile Justice: The Importance of Listening to Youth."

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

Insurance companies symposium 8:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute holds a symposium on "Optional Federal Chartering and Regulation of Insurance Companies: Draft Legislation." Location: 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Summers speech 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture on "Challenges for the Future of American Economic Policy." The speaker is Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Terrorism discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the release of findings on U.S. terrorism preparedness to be sent to Congress and the president. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, chairman of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Drunken driving news conference 10 a.m. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department hosts a news conference on "You Drink and Drive. You Lose. Enforcement Mobilization Weekend," a nationwide deployment of sobriety checkpoints and other enforcement efforts over the weekend. The participants include: Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater; John Moulden, president, National Commission Against Drunk Driving; Bruce Glasscock, president, International Association of Chiefs of Police; and Millie Webb, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Location: 2nd District, D.C. Police Department, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-3641.

Survey release 10 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a news briefing to release the 16th annual survey on "Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities." Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo participates. Location: 1620 I St. NW. Contact: 202/861-6766 or 202/861-6710.

Drug survey briefing 10 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala and Barry McCaffrey, National Office of Drug Control Policy director, hold a news briefing to release the 26th annual "Monitoring the Future Survey" on illicit drug, tobacco and alcohol use among teen-agers. Location: small auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Signing ceremony 10 a.m. The Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition (WBRC 2012) holds a bid submission signing ceremony prior to sending a bid document for the 2012 Olympics to the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, and Olympians Meredith Rainey Valmon and Jair Lynch participate. Location: Cole Field House, University of Maryland College Park. Contact: 202/530-4628.

LeDroit Park Homeownership Initiative ceremony 10:30 a.m. Howard University holds a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the LeDroit Park Homeownership Initiative. The participants include: Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Jamie Gorelick, Fannie Mae chairman; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; and Alice Rivlin, D.C. Financial Control Board chairman. Location: 600 block of U Street NW. Contact: 202/238-2338.

Award ceremony 11 a.m. The Education Department presents its third annual John Stanford Education Heroes Award Ceremony to honor 10 educators for extraordinary commitment to improving schools. Deputy Education Secretary Frank Holleman participates. Location: Main Ballroom, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-0058.

Democratic Leadership Council luncheon noon The Democratic Leadership Council holds a luncheon featuring U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky discussing the Clinton administration's legacy on trade policy and outlining the globalization challenges that face the new administration. Location: State Room, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-0007.

March of Dimes luncheon noon The March of Dimes holds a luncheon that celebrates outstanding mothers from Montgomery County who have made significant contributions to community, work and parenting. Location: The Ballroom, 5521 Landy Lane, Bethesda. Contact: 703/824-0111, Ext. 16.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring "Privacy: An Economist's Perspective." The speaker is Wendy Gramm, director of George Mason University's Regulatory Studies Program. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Holiday celebration noon The District of Columbia Mayor's Office and the Office on Aging hold their annual Seniors' Holiday Celebration. Location: D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/724-5622.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon program on "De-Stressing the Practice of Law." The speakers are Elaine Klionsky and Richard Mikesell, psychologists. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Salmon discussion noon The Environmental Law Institute holds a brown-bag luncheon discussion on one of the more heated issues to arise in the natural resources conservation arena in the last few years: the proposed listing of the Atlantic salmon in Maine under the Endangered Species Act. Location: seventh-floor conference room, 1616 P St. NW. Contact: 202/939-3858.

Shelton speech 12:30 p.m. Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

India-U.S. relations forum 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a forum on "India-U.S. Relations: Problematic Negotiating Practices." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Poetry slam 6 p.m. DC SCORES holds a poetry slam to provide students ages 8-12 an opportunity to perform original poetry and rap written throughout the semester in the DC SCORES after-school program. Students from local elementary schools, D.C. UNITED Soccer Team members, and hundreds of teachers, parents, community members and elected officials participate. Location: Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Ninth and G streets NW. Contact: 202/234-4112, Ext. 455 or 456.

Book lecture 7 p.m. The National Archives and Records Administration presents a lecture by David Jacobs on his book, "UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge." Location: Room 105, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/208-7345.

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