- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 7, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

School choice discussion 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion on "The Future of School Choice." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Stalinism seminar 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center and its Cold War International History Project present a seminar on "Stalinism and the Show Trials: A View from the Inside." The speakers are Hermann Field, Tufts University, and author Kate Field. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Bureau of Investigation holds a meeting of the DNA Advisory Board. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/324-6071.

10:30 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services. Location: Room 4236, Transportation Department headquarters, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 301/447-1231.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not immediately available. 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

11 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on accusations that a federal/local narcotics investigation in Houston was shut down due to purported "political pressure" involving Vice President Al Gore. Donnie Marshall, Drug Enforcement Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Bioethics Advisory Commission meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission holds its 46th meeting to review and discuss a draft report on ethical and policy issues in human-research oversight and to discuss a report on clinical trials research in developing countries. Location: Embassy Row Hilton Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

U.S.-China relations conference 9 a.m. Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service presents a daylong conference, "The Future of U.S.-China Relations." Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

National Transportation Safety Board news conference 9:30 a.m. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates in a National Transportation Safety Board news conference to announce new Internet and hot-line services provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to encourage correct use of child-safety seats. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center, Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/366-9550.

Tax reform news conference 10 a.m. The Coalition for Fundamental Tax Reform holds a news conference to announce a new alliance to place tax reform at the top of the American agenda in the 21st century. Jack Kemp of Empower America participates. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/452-8200.

National Education Goals Panel meeting 10 a.m. The National Education Goals Panel holds a meeting to issue a summary of the public hearings about bringing high standards to students. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/724-0015 or 202/632-0957.

Human Rights Watch briefing 10 a.m. Human Rights Watch holds a 2001 World Report media briefing. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/216-1244 or 212/216-1250.

National Center for Toxicogenomics briefing 10 a.m. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences holds a news briefing on the National Center for Toxicogenomics, a new center for the study of links between human genome, environmental toxicants and human disease. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/530-4654.

Internet crime survey release 10:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a program, "Global Cyber-Crime: Weak Laws Threaten E-Commerce, But Does European Remedy Go Too Far?" including the release of a 50-country survey showing a patchwork of outdated and inconsistent laws shielding criminals on the Internet. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

American Legislative Exchange Council conference 12:30 p.m. The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 2000 States and National Policy Summit. The luncheon speaker is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-3800.

U.S. Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee meeting 1 p.m. The Treasury Department's U.S. Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee holds its annual luncheon meeting. The speaker is Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers. Location: Hall of Flags, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Science and the environment conference 1 p.m. The National Council on Science and the Environment holds its inaugural National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment.

Highlights 1:15 p.m. Sylvia Earle, keynote address, "Deep Ocean Exploration and Research."

7 p.m. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican; Sherwood Rowland, University of California at Irvine; and Mario Molina of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology speak at the John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science and the Environment.

Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/466-0000.

Electoral College news conference 1 p.m. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat, hosts a news conference on the Electoral College. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2464.

Amphibian-deformities briefing 1:30 p.m. The Interior Department presents a briefing and conference call by a group of scientists on the topic "Amphibian Declines and Deformities: What Is the Latest?" Location: 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 703/648-4414.

Awards announcement 2 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley announces the winners of the Education Department's National Awards for Effective Teacher Preparation. Location: The Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Urban-governance forum 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a forum, "Urban Governance." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Slavery discussion 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies presents a panel discussion, "Congress Commits the United States to Ending the Slavery Issue of Our Time." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Awards presentation 7 p.m. The National Education Association's Foundation for the Improvement of Education presents its first NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education at its fund-raising gala. The recipient is Education Secretary Richard W. Riley. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-7803.

Electoral process lecture 7 p.m. American University presents a lecture, "The U.S. Electoral Process … Still a Model for the World?" The speaker is Yoram Peri, political science and communications professor at Hebrew University and visiting professor at American University. Location: Butler Pavilion Board Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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