- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 6, 2000


Kyoto protocol briefing noon The Cooler Heads Coalition holds a news briefing on the Kyoto protocol: "The COP-6 Collapse What Happened? What Does It Mean? Where Do We Go From Here?" Location: 210B Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/331-1010.

Missile defense discussion 1:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Ballistic Missile Defense and Military Strength: Recommendations for the New Administration." Caspar Weinberger, former secretary of defense, and James Schlesinger, former secretary of defense and energy, participate. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.


10:45 a.m. Commemorates Human Rights Day with presentations of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Medal of Freedom, Presidential Hall, Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on productivity and costs for third-quarter 2000 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the sleep disorders research advisory board. Location: Conference Room D, Natcher Building 45, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0199.

9 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the advisory commission on childhood vaccines. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-6593.

10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the technological advisory council. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0845.


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


Schedule to be announced. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds hearing on allegations that a federal/local narcotics investigation in Houston was shut down due to political pressure involving Vice President Al Gore. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Crime prevention policies conference all day The Economic Policy Institute holds a conference on "Alternative Crime Prevention Policies: Improving the Transition from Prison to Work." Attorney General Janet Reno delivers a keynote address at 1 p.m. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/331-5540.

Diet and gene interactions conference all day The Agriculture Department hosts a conference on "Diet and Gene Interactions." Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman makes remarks at 9 a.m. Location: Jefferson Auditorium, South Building, Agriculture Department, 14th and Independence streets SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Genetically modified corn summit 8 a.m. The Hudson Institute and Gruma Corp. convene a StarLink Summit on "The Future of Agriculture: Genetically Modified Corn." The participants include: Channaptna Prakash, Tuskeegee University, luncheon speaker; and Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, closing address. Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/974-2420 or 202/251-6320.

Pathways to College Network news conference 10 a.m. The Pathways to College Network holds a news conference to announce the launch of an alliance to increase access to and preparation for higher education among under-represented and economically disadvantaged students. The participants include: Education Secretary Richard Riley; Gene Sperling, national economic adviser; Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board; and Arnold Mitchern, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/833-5540.

Nail driving ceremony 10:45 a.m. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies holds a nail driving ceremony for the 2001 Presidential Inauguration. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies chairman, participates. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/224-8288.

Horatio Alger Award winners announcement 11 a.m. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc. holds a news conference to announce the 54th annual Horatio Alger Award winners. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 201/843-5600.

Office of Thrift Supervision news conference 11:30 a.m. The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) holds a news conference to report the third quarter 2000 financial data of the OTS regulated thrift industry. Location: 1700 G St. NW. Contact: 202/906-6693.

D.C. Bar program noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown bag program titled "The 10th Anniversary of the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) and the Arts, Entertainment and Sports World." Location: Paralyzed Veterans of America Conference Room, 801 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Book forum noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a book forum and television preview on "The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000." The participants include authors: Theodore Caplow, University of Virginia; Louis Hicks, American Enterprise Institute and St. Mary's College; and Ben Wattenberg, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Awards ceremony noon The American Academy of Diplomacy holds a ceremony to present its Excellence in Diplomacy Award. The recipients include: Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat, for Cooperative Threat Reduction Program; and former ambassadors Herman Cohen and William Gleysteen Jr., for Distinguished Writing on American Diplomacy. Location: Benjamin Franklin Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/331-3722 or 202/224-2079.

Senate Democratic Leadership news conference 12:15 p.m. The Senate Democratic leadership holds a news conference with Democratic Senators-elect. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2939.

Booster seats news conference 12:30 p.m. Boost America holds a news conference to announce donation of 15,000 booster seats to Native American tribes in 18 states. The participants include: Sue Bailey, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator; Jim Hall, National Transportation Safety Board chairman; Lou Camp, Ford Motor Company; and Native American tribal representatives. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-2001.

Serbia lecture 12:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture titled "Serbia in Crisis, 1987-2000: A Light at the End of the Tunnel?" The speaker is Sabrina Ramet, professor of international studies at the University of Washington, and Wilson Center fellow. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016, or 202/691-4100.

Bipartisan Balanced Budget Act forum 1:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a Bipartisan Balanced Budget Act of 1997 Relief Forum. The participants include Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat; and Susan Collins, Maine Republican. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Photo opportunity 2 p.m. Members of Congress host a coffee with photo opportunity to welcome newly elected women senators to Capitol Hill, including Sens.-elect Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat; Jean Carnahan, Missouri Democrat; Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; and Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat. Location: 709 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/228-1122.

Panda arrival 2 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution hosts the arrival of two giant pandas bound for the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. Location: FedEx Cargo Hanger Building 5, 123723 Air Freight Lane, Washington Dulles International Airport. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Hog industry news conference 2 p.m. The Water Keeper Alliance, the National Farmers Union and the Sierra Club hold a news conference to announce formation of a national coalition to launch a legal assault to reform the corporate hog industry. Location: Hughes Room, Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 914/422-4410.

Japan-China relations discussion 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a panel discussion titled "Japan-China Relations: Old Animosities, New Possibilities." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016, or 202/691-4100.

Awards ceremony 6 p.m. The Olender Foundation holds its 15th anniversary celebration and public-service awards ceremony. Jerry Lewis, comedian and actor; Buzz Aldrin, former astronaut; Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, civil rights activist; and Ambassador George Haley participate. Location: Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, New Hampshire Avenue NW, at Rock Creek Parkway. Contact: 202/879-7777.

"SoberRide" program news conference 6:30 p.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds a news conference to announce the holiday "SoberRide" free cab program and awards ceremony to honor law enforcement officers in the fight against drunk driving. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Location: Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW. Contact: 703/893-0461.

Women and the media discussion 7:30 p.m. George Mason University's Communications Department holds a panel discussion on "Sidelining Women: A Study of News Coverage of and by Women." The participants include: Judith Roles, past publisher of the St. Petersburg Times; Dick Heller, Washington Times sports writer; and Rachel Jones, National Public Radio reporter. Location: Student Union II Ballroom, George Mason University, Fairfax. Contact: 703/993-1090.

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