- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 28, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Civil War Preservation Trust news conference 10 a.m. The Civil War Preservation Trust holds a news conference to announce rescue of 136 acres known as the Davis Tract scene of Aug. 29, 1862, fighting in the battle of Second Bull Run at Manassas Battlefield from commercial development. Location: Manassas National Battlefield Park Visitors Center, 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas. Contact: 703/682-2350.

Putin administration seminar noon The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents its third and final seminar on Russia's Putin administration, "205 Days of Putin: Geopolitics and Nuclear Security." Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11 a.m. Convenes the White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, East Room of the White House.

5:30 p.m. Makes remarks with Mrs. Clinton at a reception to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the White House and the publication of "An Invitation to the White House," East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for October 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to discuss pending business matters, including a factual report and briefing of an accident involving a Learjet aircraft carrying golfer Payne Stewart near Aberdeen, S.D., on Oct. 25, 1999, operated by Sunjet Aviation. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Board Room, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6065 or 202/314-6100.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-1680: City News and Novelty Inc. vs. City of Waukesha; and Docket Number 99-1792: Director of Revenue of Missouri vs. CoBank ACB. 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

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Farm Journal forum 1 p.m. Farm Journal magazine presents its fifth Farm Journal forum, "The New Landscape: Opportunities and Obstacles Facing Farmers and Ranchers."

Highlights Noon Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, "Agriculture and the Global Economy," followed by media availability.

3:30 p.m. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and David Brubaker, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins University, "How Can Farmers Survive the New Environmental Agenda?"

4:30 p.m. Rep. Charles W. Stenholm, Texas Democrat, and Don Villwock, Indiana Farm Bureau president, "Farm Policy in 2002 and Beyond."

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 215/557-8922.

Terrorism panel meeting 8:30 a.m. The Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Preparedness for Incidents Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (terrorism panel) holds its seventh meeting to finalize its second annual report due Dec. 14 on key components of a domestic terrorism strategy.

Highlights 2:30 p.m. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, panel chairman, media briefing.

Location: Rand Headquarters, 1200 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100.

Energy Information Administration news conference 9 a.m. The Energy Information Administration holds a news conference to release its "Annual Energy Outlook 2001," featuring projections to 2020. Location: Room GJ-015, Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

Drug treatment plan news conference 9:30 a.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment holds a news conference to release its National Treatment Plan Initiative report with recommendations to improve the way alcohol and drug treatment services are paid for. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-5052.

Awards ceremony 10:30 a.m. The National Geographic Society presents its Hubbard Award posthumously to Matthew Henson, who with Robert Peary led the 1909 American expedition to the North Pole, and a $50,000 grant to the new Earth Conservation Corps' Matthew Henson Earth Conservation Center. Location: Matthew Henson Earth Conservation Center, 2000 Half St. SW. Contact: 202/857-5814 or 202/554-1960.

Institute for International Economics meeting 12:15 p.m. The Institute for International Economics hosts a luncheon meeting, featuring a discussion on its new book, "Transforming Foreign Air: U.S. Assistance in the 21st Century." The participants include: Carol Lancaster, the book's author; Brian Atwood, former administrator of the Agency for International Development; and Thomas Callahan, majority staff member of the House International Relations Committee. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Selig speech 12:30 p.m. Bud Selig, commissioner of baseball, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "The State of Major League Baseball." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Smoking survey news conference 1 p.m. Gehrung Associates University Relations Counselors present a news conference on a survey titled "Smoking in America: 35 Years After the Surgeon General's Report." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 603/352-5300.

Town meeting 6:30 p.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, hosts a "Citywide Town Meeting on Full Democracy for [Washington] D.C.," regarding full representation in Congress and independence from congressional interference. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Linda Cropp, D.C. Council chairman; and other city officials participate. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Korbel Dinner of Champions 7 p.m. The U.S. Olympic Committee presents the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams being honored at the Korbel Dinner of Champions during their Washington visit. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 719/578-4529.

Crossfield interview 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates and the National Air and Space Museum present "Millennia Reflections" with Scott Crossfield, the first pilot to fly twice and three times the speed of sound, who is interviewed by Jack Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum. Location: Langley Theater, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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