- The Washington Times - Monday, December 18, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Survey Release 10 a.m. The National Governors' Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers hold a news conference to release findings of the biannual "Fiscal Survey of the States" and an ad hoc survey of state budget officers. It suggests the fiscal health of states may deteriorate over the next five years. The participants include Raymond Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors' Association, and Stacey Mazer, interim executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers. Location: Room 385, Hall of States, 444 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11:30 a.m. Meets with the U.S.-European Commission summit participants, Oval Office of the White House.

8:45 p.m. Attends Hillary Rodham Clinton tribute dinner, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City.

11:20 p.m. Arrives at his Chappaqua, N.Y., home and remains overnight.

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

11 a.m. hosts Laura Bush at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly natural-gas market update. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill-auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly retail diesel-fuel prices report, followed at 4:30 p.m. with release of weekly retail gasoline-prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Adjourned sine die. The 107th Congress convenes Jan. 3. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Adjourned sine die. The 107th Congress convenes Jan. 3. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Esserman speech 8 a.m. The American Bar Association's International Law Trade Committee holds a "Breakfast at the Bar." The speaker is Susan Esserman, deputy U.S. trade representative. Location: Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1727.

Nuclear Energy Institute briefing 10 a.m. The Nuclear Energy Institute presents a media briefing on the U.N. Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation's two-volume, 1,220-page report on the sources and effects of ionizing radiation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/739-8046.

Signing ceremony 10 a.m. The Organization of American States' Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development holds a ceremony to sign an agreement with Fundacion Cisneros to expand distance-learning programs in Latin America and use information technologies to address critical education needs in the region. Location: Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6841.

Civil-liberties briefing 10 a.m. The International Foundation for Civil Liberties holds a news briefing to announce the establishment of a nonprofit foundation aimed at promoting civil liberties in Russia. Boris Beresovsky, Russian businessman and media executive, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/333-8742.

Report release 11 a.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) holds a news briefing to release WRAP's 2000 "How Safe are Our Roads" report. Location: East Potomac Park, parking area A. Contact: 703/893-0461.

Exhibition 11 a.m. The Federal Register holds a public exhibition of the original Certificates of Ascertainment received from the states for the 2000 presidential election. Location: Federal Register, 800 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Interest-rates news conference 11 a.m. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, holds a news conference to call on the Federal Reserve Board to lower interest rates now. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2551.

Bush photo opportunity 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a photo opportunity immediately following meetings with President-elect George W. Bush. The participants include House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican; House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat; and Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat. Location: Capitol, Rayburn Room, second floor. Contact: 703/918-2904 or 202/225-2800.

Russian Revolution lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "The Russian Revolution, 1917: Reinterpreting the Forces at Play." The speaker is Rex Wade, history professor at George Mason University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown-bag luncheon, "Administrative Alternative Dispute Resolution at the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)." William Cowan and Richard Miles of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission participate. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Army vehicles forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Should the U.S. Army 'Lighten Up?' " by switching to lighter vehicles. The participants include Thomas McNaugher, Rand Corp.; Sean Naylor, Army Times; Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, National Defense University; Kim Burger, Inside the Army; and David McGinnis, independent defense analyst. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting featuring Azer Ameraslanov, president of the Association of Young Economists of Azerbaijan, speaking on "The Transformation of Azerbaijan's Economy." Location: Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/739-9404.

National Neighborhood Coalition meeting 12:30 p.m. The National Neighborhood Coalition holds its annual meeting. The keynote speaker is Clarence Page, syndicated columnist and author of "Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity." Location: second-floor board room, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2096.

Ivey speech 12:30 p.m. Bill Ivey, chairman of National Endowment of the Arts, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

California power-supply crisis discussion 1 p.m. The Electric Power Supply Association holds a media availability to give a national perspective to the current California power-supply crisis and actions taken by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Lynne Church, Electric Power Supply Association president, participates. Location: 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/789-7200.

Middle-class discussion 1 p.m. The New America Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations present a discussion, "Building a Global Middle Class: New Thinking on the Goals of Global Financial Architecture." The participants include Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations; Robert Dugger, Tudor Investments; Sherle Schwenninger, New America Foundation; Jeff Faux, Economic Policy Institute; and Richard Medley, Medley Global Advisers. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

European Union conference 1:45 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the New Atlantic Initiative host a U.S.-European Union trade and economic relations conference, "The European Union, the United States and the World Trading System." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Land-donation reception 2 p.m. The Women's Club of Oakton hosts a reception to recognize the donation of about four acres of land valued at $2.1 million for a new Fairfax County library in Oakton. The participants include Alan Geller, Hearthstone Vanguard Group of Bethesda, honoree; Gerald Connolly, Fairfax County supervisor; Edwin Clay III, Fairfax County Public Library director; Shelby Hamlett, international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs; and David Baldacci, local author. Location: General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1734 N St. NW. Contact: 202/347-3168.

Airline-mergers forum 2:30 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute presents a policy forum, "Changing Skies: How Will Airline Mergers Affect Passengers and Communities?" Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-1288.

Awards ceremony 4 p.m. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson hosts a ceremony to present the presidential Enrico Fermi Awards to Sheldon Datz, Sidney Drell and Herbert York. Location: State Department diplomatic-reception rooms, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Women in International Trade reception 6:30 p.m. Women in International Trade holds a Spanish Language Group reception. Location: Coco Loco, 810 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/661-3534.



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