- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 5, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Candidates and young adults symposium 8:30 a.m. The Third Millennium presents a "Symposium on Candidates and Young Adults in Campaign 2000 and Beyond," regarding the "cycle of neglect" between presidential candidates and young people reflected in television and Internet ads. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.

Media and feminism forum 7:30 p.m. American University's School of Communication presents An American Forum titled "Have the Media Killed Feminism?" The participants include Janice Brown, editor-in-chief of the Washington Afro-American; Bonnie Erbe, host of PBS' "To the Contrary"; Patricia Ireland, National Organization for Women president; Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "Who Stole Feminism?"; and Tara Sonenshine, president of WomensNewsLink.com. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

12:30 p.m. Delivers live satellite remarks to Teen Harmony event in Boston.

7 p.m. Attends dinner honoring the Senate of the 107th Congress, U.S. Supreme Court.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories and orders for October 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development co-sponsor a meeting on "Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy: Addressing Clinical Needs Through Science." Location: Capitol Room, Holiday Inn, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 301/827-2185.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 99-1551: Semtek International Inc. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.

Docket Number 99-1687: Bartnicki v. Vopper and Docket Number 99-1728: United States v. Vopper. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020; or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds hearing regarding concerns about the acne drug Accutane and its possible links to depression and suicide. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds hearing on the "Slot Lottery at LaGuardia Airport." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

World Bank conference all day The World Bank hosts a conference titled "Village Power 2000: Empowering People and Transforming Markets."

Highlights 10 a.m. News conference to launch "Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2001," a World Bank yearly report on short-, medium- and long-term international development prospects, Room J1-050, 701 18th St. NW.

6:30 p.m. James Wolfensohn, World Bank president, inaugurates "Solar Village," a model walk-through village featuring health clinic, school, microenterprise and home all powered by renewable energy.

Location: Lewis Preston Auditorium, World Bank, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/477-1234.

Trade policy forum 8 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents "Trade Policy 2001: Visions from the Other Side of the Hill," featuring ranking Democrats on the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, and Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, participate. Location: Rotunda, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

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

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Freeman Hrabrowski, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, speaks.

11:45 a.m. Hugh Price, National Urban League president, presents a news conference on early literacy initiatives.

Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 212/558-5438.

Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium conference 9:30 a.m. The Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium holds its Conference 2000, "Findings on Reproductive Health of Refugees and Displaced Populations," including research on sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/ AIDS, family planning and other health issues in refugee settings. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 212/551-0959.

Math and science study release 11 a.m. The Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics and the National Science Foundation hold a news briefing to release the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat. Education Secretary Richard Riley participates. Location: Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/502-7391.

Sweatshop goods news conference 11 a.m. Reps. Cynthia McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, hold a news conference to call for an investigation of military purchases on sweatshop goods. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-1605 or 202/225-3401.

Gun Show Accountability Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, host a news conference to announce that the proposed Gun Show Accountability Act will be introduced in the next Congress. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/224-3326 or 202/224-4744.

Senate Republican Leadership news conference 11:30 a.m. The Senate Republican Leadership holds a news conference following the Senate Republican Leadership elections. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, will attend. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3135.

Poll closings noon Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, holds a news conference on poll closings. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-2836.

Senate Democratic Leadership news conference noon The Senate Democratic Leadership holds a news conference following the Democratic Leadership elections. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, attends. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2939.

Prisoner re-entry discussion noon The Urban Institute presents a First Tuesdays discussion on "Prisoner Re-entry: Who's Coming Home?" Location: 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.

Federal Communications Commission briefing noon The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) holds a background briefing by FCC staff on items scheduled to be voted on at the FCC meeting Dec. 7. Location: Conference Room 1, eighth floor, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.

Census briefing 1 p.m. Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, holds a news briefing on current Census 2000 operations, including delivery of apportionment data to the president. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

Presidential appointments discussion 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a panel discussion on unprecedented but highly important steps to facilitate and accelerate the process of appointing and confirming top officials of the new administration. Nancy Kassebaum Baker and Franklin Raines, co-chairmen of the Presidential Appointee Initiative, participate. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Bear parts briefing 2 p.m. The World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Humane Society of the United States hold a news briefing to release a report on the vast underground trade in bear parts in major American cities. Rep. George Miller, California Democrat, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/258-3072.

Congressional Black Caucus news conference 3 p.m. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) holds a news conference on the Florida vote and the new chairman of the CBC. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-3315.

Elections legislation news conference 3:15 p.m. Sens. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and Robert G. Torricelli, New Jersey Democrat, hold a news conference to announce bipartisan legislation to improve the methods used to conduct elections and provide grants to states and localities to update their voting systems. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2541 or 202/224-3224.

Book lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents a book rap on "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" by Anna Quindlen. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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