- The Washington Times - Monday, December 4, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Capitol Christmas Tree ceremony 10 a.m. Members of Congress host the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree. Location: Capitol, West Front (First Street SW). Contact: 202/225-3945.

Conservative award ceremony 7 p.m. The Free Congress Foundation holds a gala dinner to present its Conservative Governance Award. The recipient is Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III. Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/204-5304.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Makes remarks at a National Geographic Society event, 17th and M streets NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for October 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/501-5350.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 98-1768: Buckman Co. vs. Plaintiffs' Legal Comm.; and Docket Number 99-1408: Atwater vs. City of Lago Vista. 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

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing to examine whether the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 is being fully implemented. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Corporate practices and globalization symposium 7:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Corporate Citizenship presents a symposium on "Corporate Practices and Globalization."

Highlights 8 a.m. James Lee Witt, Federal Emergency Management Agency director, breakfast address, "How Companies Can Respond to Global Disasters?"

Noon Peter Woicke, managing director of the World Bank, luncheon address, "Development, Corporate Practices and International Financial Institutions."

7 p.m. Awards dinner.

Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Black leadership summit 8:30 a.m. The National Urban League presents Black Leadership Summit 2000, "The State of Black Education."

Highlights 11:45 a.m. Vinetta Jones, education dean at Howard University, "The Seven Most Critical Issues in Education Today."

12:30 p.m. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, luncheon speaker.

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/558-5438.

Space station forum 9 a.m. The National Press Club and Discovery Communications present an "Inside the Space Station" forum on the International Space Station's mission and its impact on future exploration. The participants include: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, and Daniel E. Goldin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593. Note: Reservations required.

Hunger hearing 9:30 a.m. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a field hearing on hunger in America during a time of plenty. Location: D.C. Central Kitchen. Contact: 202/224-1191.

Arrival ceremony 10 a.m. Members of Congress host the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree. Location: Capitol, west front (First Street SW). Contact: 202/225-3945.

Lion and Lamb Project news conference 10 a.m. The Lion and Lamb Project holds a news conference to release its annual "Dirty Dozen Violent Toys" and "Top 20 Recommended Toys" lists. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Dedication ceremony 10 a.m. The National Memorial Project Foundation and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hold a ceremony to dedicate the future site of the Martin Luther King National Memorial. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participates. Location: Tidal Basin, at Independence Avenue and West Tidal Basin Drive SW. Contact: 202/226-4073.

Housing and Urban Affairs Department news conference 11 a.m. The Housing and Urban Affairs Department holds a news conference to announce charges against a Mississippi man accused of harassing and threatening a black family planning to buy a home next to his. The participants include Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Andrew Cuomo; Julian Bond, NAACP chairman; Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; and Michael and Pamela Keys, victims. Location: 10th floor conference room, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Transition team recommendations 11:30 a.m. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's oversight of government management subcommittee releases recommendations to presidential transition teams focusing on federal work force needs. Sens. George Voinovich, Ohio Republican, and Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, participate. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9799.

Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee news briefing 11:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee news briefing and luncheon. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Russian politics discussion noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a noon discussion on "Russian Politics and Media in the 1990s." The speaker is Ivan Zassoursky, journalism research professor at Moscow University, and senior research associate at the State University of New York's Center on Russia and the United States. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Korea discussion noon The Asia Society Washington Center and the Korean Society present a discussion on "The Korean Peninsula: The Promise and Challenge of Reconciliation." The speaker is Yang Sung-chul, South Korean ambassador to the United States. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Yorktownuniversity.com news conference 1:30 p.m. Yorktownuniversity.com holds a news conference to announce an IPO stock sale and plans for initial course offerings and faculty for the first university on the Internet aimed at conservatives of all ages. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/261-2168.

White House holiday theme announcement 1:30 p.m. The White House holds a photo opportunity to announce the 2000 White House holiday theme and present the decorated White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room and this year's gingerbread house in the State Dining Room. First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton participates. Location: State floor of the White House. Contact: 202/456-2580.

Book lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents an illustrated lecture by Michael Patrick Hearn on his book "The Annotated Wizard of Oz," regarding the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz," created 100 years ago by L. Frank Baum as the first of 14 successful Oz books. Location: Lecture Hall, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/257-3030.

Award ceremony 7 p.m. The Free Congress Foundation holds a gala dinner to present its Conservative Governance Award. The recipient is Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III. Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/204-5304.

Interview 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents an interview with the man who invented and patented the laser. The participants are Charles Townes, Nobel Prize-winning inventor, and Marc Pachter, National Portrait Gallery director, conducting the interview. Location: Lecture Hall, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson St. SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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