- The Washington Times - Friday, December 8, 2000


Policy summit all day The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 2000 States and National Policy Summit. Edwin Feulner of the Heritage Foundation delivers a keynote address at 8 a.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-3800.

Health care forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "The Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Care: Defined Contributions vs. Defined Benefits." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.


9 a.m. (All times are local.) Addresses the student body, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Neb.

10:55 a.m. Tours the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Kearney.

12:55 p.m. Addresses the residents of Omaha at Offutt Air Force Base.

2:40 p.m. Attends a Democratic event, private residence, Omaha.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards. Location: Conference Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7371.


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


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


Meets at 9 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Charter schools conference all day West Ed, U.S. Charter Schools and the Education Department's Public Charter Schools Program hold a Charter Schools National Conference. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley speaks at 9:30 a.m. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/260-2671.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America forum all day The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America holds its 11th annual national leadership forum.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, plenary session.

12:30 p.m. Awards luncheon.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/706-0560.

Telecommunications deregulation conference 9 a.m. The Progress and Freedom Foundation presents a conference, "Telecommunications Deregulation and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Reform."

Highlight 12:15 p.m. Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, luncheon address.

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/289-8928.

Campaign-financing roundtable 9 a.m. American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies presents "The Collapse of the Federal Elections Campaign Act in the 2000 Cycle: A Round Table on the Future of Financing Regulation of U.S. Politics." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/885-3491.

Employment situation briefing 9:30 a.m. Katherine Abraham, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, holds a briefing on the employment situation in November. Location: Conference Center rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5902.

Commission on Civil Rights meeting 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to examine accusations of voter intimidation and other purported voting-rights improprieties in connection with the Nov. 7 election and determine what, if any, action to take in response. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771, Ext. 110.

Brazilian economics lecture 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "2001: Brazil's Economic Challenges and Prospects." The speaker is Arminio Fraga, Central Bank of Brazil president. Location: Joseph H. and Clair Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

2000 elections discussion 10 a.m. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) holds a discussion on its role in the 2000 elections and the electoral impact of the choice issue at a summit of NARAL affiliate directors and activists. NARAL President Kate Michelman participates. Location: State Room, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom news conference 10 a.m. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a news conference to release its report critiquing the implementation of the International Religious Freedom Act and the State Department's second annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/523-3240, ext. 27.

Federal Communications Commission briefing 10 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) holds a briefing on the completion of the first phase of the International Development Initiative, and to discuss progress on the FCC's collaboration with the Cisco Learning Institute to establish an on-line course for telecommunications regulators. The speaker is FCC Chairman William Kennard. Location: Commission meeting room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0511.

Awards program 10 a.m. The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund hosts its Bank Enterprise Awards Program. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Asia briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a media briefing, "Asia's New Challenges: How Will Washington Respond?" Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing 11 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a briefing to begin Crossing Borders, an examination of civil rights issues and U.S. immigration policy. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771, Ext. 110.

International taxation discussion 12:15 p.m. The Internal Revenue Service and George Washington University present their annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation. The speaker is Jonathan Talisman, acting assistant treasury secretary for tax policy. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Drug war seminar 12:15 p.m. The Washington Office on Latin America and George Washington University Andean Seminar on Culture and Politics present a seminar, "The Drug War's Fungal 'Solution' in Latin America," regarding the use of toxic fungi to eradicate drug crops and its role in Plan Colombia. Location: Stuart Hall, George Washington University, 2013 G St. NW. Contact: 202/797-2171.

Brazil-U.S. Business Council meeting 12:45 p.m. The Brazil-U.S. Business Council holds a meeting to share insights into the Brazilian government's efforts to promote macro- and micro-economic reforms in the year to come. Arminio Fraga, Central Bank of Brazil president, participates. Location: International Hall of Flags, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5485.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights news conference 3 p.m. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a news conference on reforming the inter-American human rights system and other issues. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824 or 202/458-6841.

Peace Action conference 8 p.m. Peace Action holds its annual National Congress conference. The speaker is Hans von Sponeck, former U.N. humanitarian coordinator. Location: Federal Ballroom, Capitol Hill Holiday Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/862-9740, Ext. 3007.

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