- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 29, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Human rights conference 9 a.m. The Family Research Council and the Population Research Institute hold a conference titled "Human Rights in China: A New U.S. Policy for the Next Administration International Conference." Location: 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Electoral College discussion 7 p.m. The Georgetown University Lecture Fund holds a panel discussion on the Electoral College. Location: McNeir Auditorium, New North Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Noon Congratulates the 2000 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, South Portico of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on the gross domestic product for the third quarter 2000 (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Agriculture Department's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration holds a meeting of the grain inspection advisory committee. Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-0219.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 99-1571: Traffix Devices Inc. vs. Marketing Displays Inc.; and Docket Number 99-1331: Lewis vs. Lewis & Clark Marine Inc. 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

Budget symposium all day The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis holds its 2000 fall symposium on "The New Administration: Budget Priorities and Fiscal Realities."

Highlights 9 a.m. Allen Schick, Brookings Institution senior fellow, "Did the Election Kill the Budget Surplus?"

12:15 p.m. Alice Maroni, comptroller and principal deputy undersecretary of defense, "The View from DOD."

3:30 p.m. Kenneth Apfel, Social Security Administration commissioner.

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/941-4300.

Agriculture Department meeting all day The Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on agricultural biotechnology.

Highlights 9 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, update on agricultural policy.

10:15 a.m. Presentations on public and private plant breeding.

5 p.m. Public comment period.

Location: Empire Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/720-4074.

Ford Foundation briefing 9 a.m. The Ford Foundation presents a media briefing to announce its largest single grant to establish the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program to help individuals throughout the world pursue graduate-level education. The participants include: Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican; Susan Berresford, Ford Foundation president; and Wilmot James, South African educator and journalist. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Afghanistan discussion 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion, "The Crisis of Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights in Afghanistan: Does Helping the Poor Sustain the War?" The participants include: Patricia Gossman, Human Rights Watch and Woodrow Wilson Center, presenter; and Eric Schwartz, National Security Council, and Paula Newberg, independent public policy consultant, commentators. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Drunken-driving laws news conference 9:30 a.m. The Century Club holds a news conference on ".08 or .10 America Doesn't Know; Disturbing Unawareness of Drunk Driving Laws." Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-0077.

Antibiotic resistance news conference 9:30 a.m. The Environmental Defense holds a news conference to discuss the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in humans and its link to the poultry industry. Location: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/387-3500.

Unsafe needles news conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen and the Service Employees International Union hold a news conference to call for an immediate ban on unsafe needles used by medical personnel. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/898-3437.

PETA demonstration noon People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sponsors a demonstration to protest March of Dimes funding of animal experiments. Location: March of Dimes, 1901 L St. NW. Contact: 757/622-7382, Ext. 600.

Palestinian refugees briefing noon The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the American Committee on Jerusalem present a luncheon briefing on "Palestinian Refugees: What is the Realistic Solution?" Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/244-2990 or 202/237-0215.

China discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion on "Jiang Zemin's Legacy: Beijing's Latest Policies on Reform, Succession and Taiwan." Willy Wo-lap Lam, former China desk editor of the South China Morning Post. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Education Department news conference 1 p.m. The Education Department holds a news conference to release the 22nd annual report to Congress on the condition of special education in the United States. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Judith Heumann, assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, participate. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-2310.

State of Caring Index discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring Betty Beane, United Way of America president, discussing the first annual State of Caring Index. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Alcohol and drug technology conference 1 p.m. The National Commission Against Drunk Driving holds the first Alcohol and Drug Technology Conference and Exposition.

Highlights 1 p.m. Session 1: Technology for Detecting, Testing and Arresting Impaired Drivers.

3 p.m. Session 2: Technology for Preventing and Detecting Underage Drinkers.

Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.

U.S.-Cuban relations discussion 2:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations Task Force members discuss "U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century: Findings and Recommendations of a Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report" during an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference hosted by the National Press Club. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony 2:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Pentagon Tour Theater. Kenneth Bacon, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, participates. Location: Theater entrance, across from the third floor executive dining room, 3C1054, Pentagon. Contact: 703/693-6858.

World AIDS Day briefing 3 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on "World AIDS Day December 1." The speaker is Sandra Thurman, director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8945. Note: Foreign media only please.

Lincoln lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture, "Lessons from Lincoln: Prescriptions for a New President," by David Herbert Donald, American history professor emeritus at Harvard University and author of "Lincoln at Home." Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Apartheid lecture 7:30 p.m. The University of Maryland hosts a discussion on "Racial Realities Under and After Apartheid in South Africa." Dumisa Ntsebeza, former chief investigator for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Location: Room 2803, Art and Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076.

Economic reports discussion 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates and the National Science Foundation present a discussion on "The Economic Report" in 1950 and 2000, regarding Council of Economic Advisers annual reports and advances in economic research. The speaker is Robert Solow, Nobel laureate in economic sciences. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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