- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2000


10:50 a.m. (All times are local.) Meets with David Trimble and Seamus Mallon at Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

2:45 p.m. (tentative) Addresses the people of Northern Ireland, Odyssey Centre Complex, Belfast.

5 p.m. Departs Belfast with Mrs. Clinton for England and dinner with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mrs. Blair.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes report for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the oncologic drugs advisory committee. Location: Versailles Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the council on graduate medical education. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 301/443-6326.

9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the consumer roundtable to discuss consumer protection priorities for the agency. Location: Penthouse Conference Room, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/827-4393.

10 a.m. Transportation Department holds a meeting of the transportation partnership council. Location: Room 10214, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-8085.


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


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Judiciary’s crime subcommittee holds a hearing on the threat posed by the convergence of organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorism. Donnie Marshall, Drug Enforcement Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Juvenile justice conference all day The Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds its national conference on “Justice for Children: A Vision for the 21st Century.” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/307-3912.

Schools conference all day The Education Department holds its seventh annual regional conference on “Improving America’s Schools.” Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 800/203-5494.

Families workshop 8 a.m. The National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine hold a workshop on “21st Century Families,” regarding changing characteristics, new challenges and impact on children. Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

State issues conference 9 a.m. The National Conference of State Legislatures holds its Joint Assembly on Federal Issues/ Assembly on State Issues. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667 or 303/830-2200, ext. 136.

Alternative medicine news conference 9 a.m. The Friends of Health Science Advisory Committee holds a news conference to discuss alternative medicine and whole-person healing, after presenting its views to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Columbia University Center of Science and Policy Outcomes. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/483-3080.

Workshop 9 a.m. The Council for Excellence in Government and Brookings Institution’s Presidential Appointee Initiative present Government from the Inside: Workshops from Journalists, “After the Presidential Election: Covering the Changing Guard.”

Highlights 9 a.m. An appointments process primer.

10:30 a.m. After campaign promises: Planning for policy success.

Noon Restoring confidence in the presidency.

Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/728-0418.

Military airlift conference 9:25 a.m. King Publishing and Defense Week present the 21st annual conference “Military Airlift: Requirements and Global Business Opportunities.” Location: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/662-9715.

Report release 9:30 a.m. The Southern Institute on Children and Families holds a news conference to release a Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care report on the impact of scarce child care funding in 16 southern states and the District of Columbia and an action plan on helping more families obtain financial aid. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Health care reform discussion 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “How to Achieve Health Care Reform Next Year.” The participants include Robert Moffit and Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation; Howard Cohen, Greenburg Traurig; Walton Francis, economist; John Hoff, author of “Medicare Private Contracting: Paternalism or Autonomy?”; Grace-Marie Arnett, Galen Institute president; and Robert Helms, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Education program news conference 10 a.m. The D.C. Early Childhood Parenting Campaign holds a news conference to launch a Justice Department-funded three-year pioneering public education program aimed at new parents to promote healthy development of children from birth to 6 years old. The participants include Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Eric Holder, deputy attorney general; and Rob Reiner, founder of I Am Your Child. Location: Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Learning Center, 1420 Columbia Road NW. Contact: 202/338-8700.

Seat belt use news conference 10 a.m. The National Council of Negro Women hosts a news conference to present a report on seat belt use among blacks to Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater. Surgeon General David Satcher; Dorothy Height, National Council of Negro Women chairman; and John Maupin, Meharry Medical College president, participate. Location: Lobby, 633 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/366-9550.

Promoting democracy briefing 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Institute for Peace presents a briefing on “Promoting Democracy and Human Rights: The Continuing Agenda.” The speaker is Harold Koch, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor. Location: Second floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration briefing 11 a.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration presents a briefing on tests planned for next year of the new X-33 Aerospike rocket engine. Location: 300 Maryland Ave. SE. Contact: 202/358-1779.

Institute for International Economics luncheon noon The Institute for International Economics presents a luncheon, featuring Richard Fisher, deputy U.S. trade representative, speaking on “Reflections on U.S. Trade Policy and Proposal for the Next Phase.” Location: Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Genetic discrimination discussion noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown-bag program titled “Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace.” The participants include Louis Lopez, moderator; Kathy Hudson, National Human Genome Research Institute; Carol Miaskoff, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Harold Coxson, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Steward PC. Location: D.C. Bar conference center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

European Union lecture 12:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture titled “The Southeastern Enlargement of the European Union: What Is at Stake for Slovenia and Croatia?” The speaker is Nicole Lindstrom, Syracuse University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Aerospace Industries Association news conference 1 p.m. The Aerospace Industries Association holds a news conference to release a statistical report on industry performance in 2000 with a forecast for activity in 2001. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-8548.

Thomas student discussion 1 p.m. C-SPAN hosts a discussion with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and 15 students from Wicomico High School in Salisbury, Md., and 15 students from McDowell Intermediate High School in Erie, Pa. Location: Video feed available at C-SPAN offices, 400 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/626-4852.

Israeli disengagement discussion 4:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) presents a discussion on “Toward Israeli Unilateral Disengagement?” The participants include Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Martin Kramer, Tel Aviv University and WWC; Haleh Esfandiari, WWC; and Walter Reich, George Washington University and WWC. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

CPR training news conference 5:30 p.m. Robinson High School students from Fairfax County hold a news conference after lobbying Congress in support of the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act, which provides grants to schools to develop and implement CPR training programs. Location: Capitol, east steps. Contact: 202/426-2171.

Networking event 6:30 p.m. Russia House hosts a Russian-speaking High-Tech Entrepreneur networking event. Location: 1800 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-6010.

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