- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 9, 1999


Political-rhetoric discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Recovering Rhetoric: How Ideas, Language and Leadership Can Triumph in Postmodern Politics.” The speaker is Gleaves Whitney, chief speech writer to Michigan Gov. John Engler. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Media awards’ ceremony 7:30 p.m. The Media Research Center holds its “Dishonors Awards Banquet” to “honor” the worst reporting of the 1990s. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, extensions 139 or 112.


Attends funeral services for six firemen killed in the line of duty in Worcester, Mass.


10:25 a.m. Meets with students, teachers and parents to outline proposals to reform schools and ensure quality education for students, Media Center, Dunbar Senior High School, 1301 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/456-7035.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


10 a.m. U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board meets. Location: Room 108, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW. Contact: 202/261-7600.


Telecommunications conference all day The Federal Communications Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute hold a conference, “Telecommunications Policy and Regulation.” The keynote speakers are Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, and William E. Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman. Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 800/260-4754.
Energy conference all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference, “The Geopolitics of Energy into the 21st Century.”
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson speaks at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
“Digital-divide” conference 8:30 a.m. The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration holds a conference on the so-called “digital divide.” Commerce Secretary William M. Daley participates. Location: Auditorium, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-1816.
“DigiLab” preview 8:30 a.m. The National Museum of American History hosts informal tours, discussions and demonstrations in a special preview of its “DigiLab,” an on-site digital-imaging laboratory for digitizing its collections. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.
Environmental priorities briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds an issue-briefing breakfast meeting on the environmental and other priorities of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The speaker is the committee’s new chairman, Sen. Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican. Location: Constitution Room, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/224-6168.
Media and violence forum 8:30 a.m. The Freedom Forum Foundation hosts a forum, “Media and Violence.” Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3765.
Fathers news conference 9:30 a.m. The Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization holds a news conference to release new data showing welfare-to-work success with low-income fathers in a program funded by the Labor Department. Location: East Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/972-2367.
National Association of Manufacturers news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release a new economic forecast. Location: Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
African AIDS news conference 9:30 a.m. The Twenty-First Century Group and the Ten Point Leadership Coalition of Boston hold a news conference to challenge “Old-Guard Black Religious, Intellectual and Political Leadership Regarding Promiscuity/AIDS and the Sexual Holocaust in Africa.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/332-3199.
“Latin Vote 2000” news conference 10 a.m. The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies and StarMedia Network hold a news conference to release “Latin Vote 2000,” the first national Internet campaign to increase the power of the U.S. Hispanic vote. Location: Adams Room, Hay-Adams Hotel, 800 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/466-6855.
Summers speech 10 a.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers makes remarks at the Community Development Financial Institutions award ceremony. Location: Cash Room, Treasury Department. Contact: 202/622-2960.
China roundtable 10 a.m. The Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press holds a roundtable discussion, “China, Taiwan, WTO and Trans-Pacific Trade: What’s Next?” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.
Human Rights Watch report briefing 10 a.m. Human Rights Watch holds a briefing on its World Report 2000, which analyzes human rights developments in 68 countries throughout 1999. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/216-1244.
Arms-control briefing 11 a.m. The National Press Club presents a briefing, “Arms Control: A Review of 1999 and a Look Ahead to the Year 2000.” The speaker is John D. Holum, senior adviser to the president and assistant secretary of state for arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament. Location: Washington Foreign Press Center, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8946.
Budget report release 11:30 a.m. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat, holds a news conference to release his report, “The Federal Budget and the States: Fiscal Year 1998.” Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4451.
D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a luncheon featuring a discussion, “Intellectual Property Policy: 2000 and Beyond.” Q. Todd Dickinson, acting assistant commerce secretary and acting commissioner of patents and trademarks, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Video premiere noon Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) presents a premiere showing of an EIR video, “Storm Over Asia.” The film is narrated by Lyndon LaRouche, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/771-8490.
Smith speech noon The National Environmental Development Association holds an environmental forum luncheon featuring Sen. Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican, discussing the environmental priorities of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-6168.
Asia Society briefing 1:30 p.m. The Asia Society briefs on polls and research on teacher preparation, textbooks and knowledge of Asia in American schools. Location: Suite 1102, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.
Trade policy seminar 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a trade policy seminar, “After Seattle: Prospects for the Millennium Trade Round of the WTO.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Film preview 6:30 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Albert Einstein Institution, and WETA preview “A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict,” a film by Steve York and Santa Monica Pictures. Location: Amphitheater, Concourse Level, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/659-0810.
Television-special taping 7:30 p.m. The Natural Law Party presents a taping of a television special, “Spirituality and Politics for the New Millennium.” Location: Atlantic Video Studio, 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 800/332-0000, Ext. 201.

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