- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 28, 2000


10:15 a.m. Makes remarks at a Global Food for Education event, Roosevelt Room of the White House.


In Washington to continue transition.


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.


11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.


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


Existing-home sales briefing 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news briefing on existing-home sales for November. Location: Third-floor boardroom, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Census 2000 numbers news conference 11 a.m. The Commerce Department and the Census Bureau hold a news conference to release the first set of Census 2000 numbers resident populations and congressional apportionment totals for each state. Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta and Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

Library of Congress program 4:30 p.m. The Library of Congress presents a program, "The Poet and the Public: Elizabeth Bishop in the U.S. and Brazil" to mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of Brazil and the 50th anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's 1949-50 tenure as the library's poetry consultant. The participants include Carmen Olivera, author of "Rare and Commonplace Flowers," a dual biography of Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares; and Dana Gioia, author of a book of poems, "Daily Horoscope," and "Can Poetry Matter: Essays on Poetry and American Culture." Location: Mumford Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

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