- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 21, 1999

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

National security discussion noon A panel will discuss “Rethinking National Security at the New Millennium: What’s Ahead for 2000.” Participants will include Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy; Robert Kagen, contributing editor of the Weekly Standard; and Richard Perle, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Realtors news conference 10 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news conference, “Outlook: Market Trends and Insight,” covering economic and real estate projections for 2000. The speaker is James F. Smith, chief economist. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Noon Makes remarks at an environmental event, multipurpose room, Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Ave. NE.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10 a.m. Visits a school-safety forum with wife Tipper Gore, Kennedy High School, auditorium, 4545 Wenig Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

4:50 p.m. Addresses Democratic activists, Marshalltown Senior Center, 20* East State St., Marshalltown, Iowa.

7:20 p.m. Attends Gore 2000 reception, State Room, Fort Des Moines Hotel, 1000 Walnut St., Des Moines, Iowa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the “monthly budget”) for November 1999. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission meets with the Nuclear Energy Institute to ensure public participation in the development of guidelines for industry initiatives. Location: Room 08B4, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-2169.

3 p.m. Education Department’s national educational research policy and priorities board meets with the executive committee. Location: Room 100, 80 F St. NW. Contact: 202/219-2065.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

East Timor and Congo discussion 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a discussion on recent and ongoing peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in East Timor and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The speaker is Eric Schwartz of the National Security Council. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2212.

Donation presentation 9 a.m. Prince George’s County and Food & Friends host Wayne Curry, Prince George’s County executive, as he presents a $50,000 donation to Food and Friends to assist in providing nutritional meals to people living with HIV/AIDS. Location: Food and Friends, 58 L St. SE. Contact: 202/863-0523.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving program kickoff 9 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving begins its “Tie One on for Safety” annual public-awareness program with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton tying a red MADD ribbon to a local family’s car as a reminder to drive safely and soberly. Location: South Portico of the White House. Contact: 214/744-6233, Ext. 245.

Year-2000 safety briefing 9 a.m. Y2K World Atomic Safety Holiday holds a news briefing on the potential for catastrophe at the nation’s 103 nuclear reactors and to present petitions to President Clinton urging that a safety holiday for nuclear facilities be declared.

Highlights 9 a.m. Briefing, West Ballroom, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW.

Noon Demonstration, Lafayette Park. Contact: 415/505-5987 or 202/328-0002.

Global hot spots discussion 9:30 a.m. World Vision and the U.S. Committee for Refugees hold a discussion, “Global Hot Spots 2000: A Vision into the Beginning of the 21st Century.” Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/608-1842.

Freedom House news conference 9:30 a.m. Freedom House holds a news conference to release Freedom in the World, an annual survey of political rights and civil liberties. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5101, Ext. 121.

Safer holiday driving briefing 10 a.m. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety releases a study on sleep-related highway accidents and offers tips on safer holiday driving. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/638-5944.

Mideast trip briefing 11 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a briefing by Brady Anderson, administrator of the Agency for International Development, on his recent trip to the Mideast. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/661-8946.

Tape release 11:30 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration releases the air-traffic control tape and transcript from the June 1 accident in Little Rock, Ark., involving American Airlines Flight 1420. Location: Room 9AB, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/267-8521.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals demonstration noon People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals holds a demonstration on the treatment of animals on fur farms. Location: Rosendorff/Evans Furs, 1750 K St. NW. Contact: 212/965-8658.

Iraq resolution briefing noon The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on the U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq with David Welch, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/661-8946.

Estate planning seminar noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a seminar, “Current Developments in Estate Planning.” The speaker is Howard M. Zaritsky, Eastern View Farm. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

National Kidney Foundation fund raiser noon The National Kidney Foundation holds a gift wrapping at local bookstores to raise funds for transportation and food costs for area athletes to attend the 2000 U.S. Transplant Games in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Location: Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 3040 M St. NW. Contact: 202/244-7900.

Year-2000 activities news conference 1 p.m. The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the President’s Council on Year 2000 Conversion hold a news conference on the SSA’s year-2000 activities. Kenneth S. Apfel, commissioner of Social Security, and John Koskinen, President’s Council on Year-2000 Conversion chairman, participate. Location: Y2K Council Information Coordination Center, Press Briefing Room, 1800 G St. NW. Contact: 410/965-8904 or 202/456-7010.

Homeless vigil 5:30 p.m. The National Coalition for the Homeless and the Coalition of Homeless and Housing Organization hold a candlelight vigil to commemorate those who died homeless in 1999. Location: McPherson Square, 15th and Vermont streets NW. Contact: 202/737-6444, Ext. 311.

Russian elections briefing 6 p.m. The U.S.-Russian Business Council and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hold a news briefing, “The Russian Parliamentary Elections: Analysis and Impact.” Location: St. Regis Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 923 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/659-5920.

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