- The Washington Times - Monday, December 13, 1999


Presidential ethics conference 10 a.m. Southeastern Legal Foundation holds a news conference to discuss developments in the group’s ethics complaint filed against President Clinton in the Arkansas Supreme Court that seeks his disbarment. Location: National Press Club, Edward Murrow Room, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 800/536-5920.

World Trade Talks 9 a.m. National Press Club hosts a discussion with Rep. Philip M. Crane, Illinois Republican, on the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle, China’s membership in the WTO and other trade issues. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/225-8933.


Planned fund-raising trip to Houston, Texas, has been canceled due to Mr. Clinton’s illness.


Travels to Cleveland.
Highlights 11:05 a.m. Holds a discussion with workers, LSE Steel Plant, Campbell Road.
1:10 p.m. Addresses supporters with Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat
4 p.m. Addresses Ohio Democratic activists, the Manor Party Center and Country House, 24111 Tungsten Road.


10:30 a.m. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Labor, HHS, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on the Institute of Medicine’s report titled, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” which cites cases of preventable medical errors resulting in patient deaths. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


The House has adjourned for the first session of the 106th Congress and is next scheduled to meet at noon, Jan. 24, 2000, for a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Disaster resistance conference all day Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a conference on “Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities.” Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Contact: 202/646-4117.
Health care conference all day Prudential Securities holds a Washington research conference on “Health Care: On the Eve of a New Millennium.” Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW.
Contact: 212/778-1526.
Communities conference 9 a.m. American Planning Association holds a news conference to release a report on “Planning Communities for the 21st Century.” Participants include Rep. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/872-0611.
Business seminar 9 a.m. Small Business Administration’s Washington office holds a seminar on “Opportunities to Make Money in the Global Marketplace.” Location: SBA Washington District Office, ninth floor, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-4000.
Drunken driving forum 9 a.m. National Commission Against Drunk Driving, Century Council, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Farmers Insurance Group presents the “Great Debate on Drunk Driving.” Location: J.W. Marriott, Salon 2 and 3, Ballroom level, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.
Housing briefing 10 a.m. Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Brookings Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy hold a news briefing on “Housing Heats Up: Home Building Patterns in Metropolitan Areas.” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6414.
Depression seminar 10 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a seminar on “Prevention of Depression and Positive Psychology.” Location: NIH, Building 1, Wilson Hall, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5943.
Autistic education workshop 10 a.m. National Academy of Sciences Division on Education Labor and Human Performance holds a workshop on “Educational Interventions for Children With Autism.” Location: NAS, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3467.
FCC technology meeting 10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a FCC Technological Advisory Council meeting. Location: FCC, Commission Meeting Room. TW-C305, Portals II, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0190.
Health services presentation 11 a.m. Health and Human Services Department presents the first surgeon general’s report on mental health. Tipper Gore, wife of the vice president, participates. Location: Room 450, Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/260-9123.
Bar luncheon program noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a seminar on “The Ramifications of Tasini vs. The New York Times Co.: Making Sure You Have the Rights to Works Developed by Outside Parties.” Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Film noon National Archives presents a screening of the film “World War II The Homefront.” Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Rd. NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.
Planet discovery discussion 12:20 p.m. Washington Space Business Roundtable holds a discussion on the discovery of six new planets outside our solar system by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1280.
Urban development conference 12:30 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Department holds a conference on “Bridging the Divide: Making Regions Work for Everyone Shaping the Federal Agenda.” HUD Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo speaks. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/245-2691.
Presidential nomination hearing 1:30 p.m. Republican National Committee Advisory Commission on Presidential Nominating Process holds a hearing to take testimony from the academic community concerning proposals to ease the frontloading of the presidential primary calendar. Location: Capitol Hill Club, Capitol Room, fourth floor, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/863-8550.
Japan seminar 4 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a seminar on “Is Japan in the Midst of a Social Revolution?” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Awards ceremony 5:30 p.m. U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National association of Counties present the 1999 Sustainable Communities Awards and the HUD Secretary’s Awards. HUD Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo participates. Location: Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/861-6772.
Women’s discussion 6 p.m. Women in Technology holds a discussion. Ted Leonsis, America Online, and Jonathan Ledecky, co-owners of the Washington Capitals, participate. Location: MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Contact: 703/818-3799.
Holiday reception 6 p.m. Northern Virginia Roundtable and Northern Virginia Technology Council host a legislative holiday reception. Location: Tower Club, lobby, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/749-0409.
Swedish massage seminar 6:30 p.m. George Washington University Hospital holds a seminar on “Swedish Massage.” Location: 901 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/994-1000.
Jazz performance 6:30 p.m. Howard University Jazz Ensemble and the Japanese Information and Cultural Center present an evening of jazz, Japan and jingles. Location: Embassy of Japan, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.
Privacy discussion 7 p.m. University of Maryland Public Affairs School holds a Brady public policy forum on “Should There Be Less Privacy in American Society, or More?” Location: University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.
Holocaust research conference 7 p.m. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies holds its inaugural conference “Holocaust Research and Holocaust Studies in the 21st Century.” Location: USHMM, Concourse, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6162.
Holiday concert 7:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds a holiday concert on “The Joy of Christmas.” Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-8980.
Film premiere 7:30 p.m. Viacom hosts the Washington premiere of “Angela’s Ashes,” a film by Alan Parker based on Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. Participants include Irish Ambassador Sean O’Huiginn; Mrs. Ethel Kennedy; Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat; Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat; Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Mark Foley, Florida Republican; Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Location: Cineplex Odeon Wisconsin Avenue, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. Contact: 202/223-3660.

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