- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 6, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Census briefing 9:30 a.m. Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt holds a briefing on Census 2000 operations. Location: Room 701, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

McCain discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute holds a panel discussion on "How Would John McCain Govern?" Participants include David Brooks, Weekly Standard; E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution senior fellow; Helen Dewar, congressional reporter for The Washington Post; Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; and former Sen. Bob Packwood, Oregon Republican. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Time to be announced Arrives at the White House from Chappaqua, N.Y.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

8:30 a.m. Addresses supporters, Aldermanic Chambers, Manchester City Hall, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, N.H.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors a meeting of the mine safety and health research advisory committee. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-2192.

9 a.m. Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the advisory committee on voluntary foreign aid. Location: Pan American Health Organization, Auditorium A, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 703/741-0567.

10 a.m. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission meets. Location: Room 6005, 1730 K St. NW. Contact: 202/653-5629.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Association of American Law Schools meeting all day The Association of American Law Schools holds its "Centennial Annual Meeting." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/296-8851.

Campaigning workshop all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds the Campaign Management Institute.

Highlights 11 a.m. Federal Election Laws, lawyer Jim Lamb, Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & McKinnon.

1:45 p.m. Finance Planning, Grace Cummings, administrative assistant for Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican.

3:05 p.m. Major donors, Kelly Roberts, National Federation of Independent Business.

4:30 p.m. Events, Nancy Bocskor, the Nancy Bocskor Company.

Location: Room 102, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Lobbying workshop all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds the 15th Bi-Annual Lobbying Institute. Location: Room 106, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

House Republican Conference retreat 8:30 a.m. The House Republican Conference continues its two-day communications retreat to fashion a communications strategy for the remainder of the 106th Congress. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, participates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Russia discussion 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a panel discussion on "The State of the [Former Soviet] Union" Location: Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Voter.com briefing 9 a.m. Voter.com holds a news briefing to announce new additions to the on-line firm's executive team. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/973-5804 or 202/543-9348.

Obesity news conference 9 a.m. Shape Up America holds a news conference on the state of obesity in the United States Dr. C. Everett Koop participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/944-5171.

State standards news conference 9:30 a.m. The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation holds a news conference to announce "The State of State Standards 2000," a report rating state academic standards and standards-based education reform. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/879-4142.

Perspective Magazine news conference 10 a.m. Perspective Communications Inc. holds a news conference to launch Perspective Magazine, a new publication for the African-American community on technology-oriented subject matter. Location: B. Smith's Restaurant, Union Station. Contact: 202/319-9004.

Debates news conference 10 a.m. The Commission on Presidential Debates holds a news conference to announce the dates, sites and criteria for fall presidential debates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/737-7733.

Forest issues briefing noon The World Resources Institute and the Nature Conservancy hold a news briefing on "Future Directions for Leadership on International Forest Issues." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/729-7736.

Iraqi weapons discussion noon The Middle East Institute holds a discussion on "The Threat of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction." The speaker is Laurie Mylroie, publisher of Iraq News. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Medicare discussion noon The National Economists Club presents Gail Wilensky, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission chairman, speaking on "The Future of Medicare." Location: Montpelier Dining Room, James Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Berger speech 12:30 p.m. Samuel R. Berger, assistant to the president for national security affairs, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Foreign Policy." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Navy destroyers briefing 1 p.m. The Defense Department holds a news briefing on the application of electric drive and integrated power systems to the next generation of Navy destroyers. Navy Secretary Richard Danzig participates. Location: Pentagon briefing room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5342.

Congressional session briefing 2 p.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and the House Republican Conference leadership hold a news briefing on the upcoming session of the 106th Congress. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Emerging markets news conference 2:30 p.m. The Institute of International Finance holds a new conference on "Emerging Markets: Are Investors Better Informed?" Location: Suite 8500, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-8163.

Health care issues briefing 4 p.m. The District of Columbia Health Care Systems Development Commission holds a public hearing on health care issues in the community. Location: Room 1030 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth St. NW. Contact: 202/442-5982.

Thomas reception 5 p.m. Executive Women in Government hosts a reception and book signing for journalist Helen Thomas. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/512-4612.

Exhibition opening 6:30 p.m. La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy presents the opening of the exhibition "Guest Dogs: Canine Paintings by Marie-Claude de Wilde." Location: French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/944-6090.

Book lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum hosts a lecture by John Belle and Maxinne Leighton of Beyer Blinder Belle on their book "Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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