- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 22, 1999


World Bank protest 8 a.m. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals holds a demonstration protesting a $200 million loan to China for a cattle-ranching pilot program. Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 757/622-7382, Ext. 388.

Millennium festival 1 p.m. The government of the District of Columbia holds a news conference to reveal details about the city's two-day food-and-music festival, "Main Street Millennium." Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Ellen Lovell, director of the White House Millennium Council, participate. Location: Lobby, Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Contact: 202/727-5011 or 202/442-4008.


12:15 p.m. Participates in holiday meal preparation at D.C. Central Kitchen.

12:50 p.m. Addresses trainees, volunteers and staff of D.C. Central Kitchen.


6:20 a.m. Participates in a town hall meeting on "Good Morning America," Jefferson Traditional School, 2425 Watrous Ave., Des Moines, Iowa.

7:25 a.m. Reads a story to school children, Jefferson Traditional School.

8:20 a.m. Breakfast with Jewish community leaders, Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines.

5:20 p.m. Participates in an Iowa Farmers Union and Center for Rural Affairs Agricultural Forum, Room 220, Third Floor, Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on the gross domestic product for third quarter 1999 (final estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


9:30 a.m. Twenty-first Century Workforce Commission meets for confirmation of the chairman's selection of executive director and discussion of the schedule for regional hearings. Location: Policy Center, Room S-2312, Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/219-6197, Ext. 183.


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


Health care news conference 9:30 a.m. The Center for Studying Health System Change hold a news conference to release "The Scope of Care Expected of Primary Care Physicians: Is It Greater than It Should Be?" Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/484-3475.

Report release 10 a.m. The National Academies release "Review and Evaluation of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Disposal Program: Disposal of Chemical Agent Identification Sets," a new report from the National Research Council evaluating the technological, legal, regulatory, economic, safety and environmental aspects of disposal methods under consideration by the Army, including commercial disposal facilities. Location: The National Academies, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Publication release 10 a.m. The National Academies release "The Role of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in Violence: Workshop Summary," a new publication from the Institute of Medicine summarizing research findings and their implications for treatment and the criminal justice system. Location: The National Academies, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Cars announcement 10 a.m. The Automobile Association of America announces the top cars and new "cool" car for 2000. Location: Street Level, D.C. Convention Center, Ninth and H streets NW. Contact: 202/942-2050.

Bank earnings briefing 10 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation analysts conduct a news briefing to release the third quarter report on bank and thrift earnings. Location: Room 2215, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-8669.

"Virtual orchestra" demonstration 10:30 a.m. The Peabody Institute Computer Music Department, Johns Hopkins University, holds a news conference to demonstrate the "Virtual Orchestra" that will perform at Times Square in New York on New Year's Eve. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 410/659-8165.

Microsoft lawyers' meeting 10:30 a.m. Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld and Toll hosts a meeting of lawyers involved in civil cases against Microsoft to discuss possible coordination and combination of their lawsuits. Location: Offices of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld and Toll, 1100 New York Ave. NW, West Tower, Fifth Floor. Contact: 202/408-4600.

Year-2000 status news conference 11 a.m. The Transportation Department and the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion hold a media update on the year-2000 status of the transportation sector and the Transportation Department's plans for the New Year's weekend. The participants include: Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater; Deputy Transportation Secretary Mortimer Downey; John Koskinen, President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion chairman; Jane F. Garvey, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; and Rear Adm. George Naccara, U.S. Coast Guard. Location: Joint Public Information Center, 10th Floor, 1800 G St. NW. Contact: 202/366-5568 or 202/456-7010.

Terrorism seminar 11 a.m. The Potomac Institute for Policy presents "Millennial Terrorism: Is the Worst Yet to Come?" a seminar on coping with future conventional and unconventional terrorism. The speakers include: Yonah Alexander, director of the Center for Counterterrorism Studies; Edgar Brenner, co-director of the Inter University Center for Legal Studies; Michael Swetnam, president and chairman of the Potomac Institute for Policy; Kamal Beyoghlow, Marine Corps University and George Mason University; Frazier Cameron, European Commission Delegation to the United States; Marius Deeb, School of Advanced International Study; M. Anthony Fainberg, Defense Department; Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, National Security Council; David Kay, Center for Counterterrorism Technology; John W. Limbert, deputy coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department; Kenneth Katzman, Congressional Research Service; and Calvin Shivers, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Location: 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/525-0770.

Exhibit opening 11:30 a.m. The Energy Department and the White House Millennium Council open "Power Art: Honor the Past, Imagine the Future," an exhibit featuring art by young artists focusing on energy technology. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson announces exhibit contest winners at 11:30 a.m. Location: Forrestal Building lobby, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Cancer treatment lecture noon The National Institutes of Health holds a lecture on "Farnesyl Protein Transferase Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment." The speakers are Dr. JoAnne Zujewski and Geoff Clark of the National Cancer Institute. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Columbine video news conference 2 p.m. The Christian Defense Coalition and the National Clergy Council hold a news conference to discuss the release of the Columbine video and audio tapes and violence directed toward evangelical and conservative Christians. Location: 109 Second St. NE. Contact: 800/349-1917.

Film screening 7 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine presents a screening of the film "You Make It Possible." Location: 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Israeli folk music concert 8 p.m. The Israeli Embassy, The Israel House, Teev Production and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington hold a concert of Israeli folk music. Israeli folk singer Arik Sinai performs. Location: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Contact: 301/608-0111 or 202/364-5502.

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