- The Washington Times - Monday, December 20, 1999


10 a.m. Meets with David Trimble, first minister for Northern Ireland, Oval Office.
1:35 p.m. With the first lady, participates in children’s Christmas reading event in the East Room.


1:30 p.m. Participates in the sixth session of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Joint Commission with President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Washington.


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


The Senate has adjourned for the first session of the 106th Congress and is next scheduled to meet at noon on Jan. 24, 2000. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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.


Internet forum 9:30 a.m. Consumers Union, the Media Access Project, the Center for Media Education and the Consumer Federation of America host a forum, “Can We Preserve the Internet as We Know It? Challenges to On-line Access, Innovation, Freedom and Diversity in the Broadband Era.” Location: National Press Club, Holman Lounge, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/331-7833.
School dedication 11 a.m. Prince George’s County Board of Education dedicates the Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center, a full-service school. Participants include first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton; Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; Education Secretary Richard W. Riley; and Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening. Location: Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center, 8908 Riggs Road, Adelphi. Contact: 202/225-4131.
Summer Olympics conference 11:15 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a news conference to discuss the filing of a lawsuit concerning the District’s bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Location: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, courthouse steps, 333 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Russian studies discussion noon The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Russian and American Mentalities and the Future of the Relationship in the Next Century.” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor, auditorium, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.
Israel discussion noon The Israel Policy Forum hosts a discussion, “Israel and America’s Role in the Middle East: From the Gulf War to New Talks with Syria.” Israeli Ambassador Zalman Shoval participates. Location: Madison Hotel, Mount Vernon Salon, second floor, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/842-1722.
Year-2000 briefing 1 p.m. State Department holds a news briefing on State Department and international preparations for the year-2000 rollover. Location: State Department, Room 2118, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-4000.
Year-2000 conference 1:30 p.m. The D.C. government holds a news conference to announce its preparedness plan for the year 2000. Participants include Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Location: Metropolitan Police Department, Room 3106, 300 Indian Ave. NW. Contact: 202/727-5011.
Swearing-in ceremony 1:30 p.m. The new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will be formally sworn in. Participants include Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, former ATF Director John W. Magaw and ATF Director Bradley Buckles. Location: The Washington Renaissance Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 999 9th St. NW.
Russian-elections discussion 3:00 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion analyzing the results of yesterday’s Russian parliamentary elections. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

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