- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 18, 2000


Russia briefing 2 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a news briefing with Dimitri Yakushin, special adviser to acting Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-press secretary to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Gingrich speech 5 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute presents former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discussing the state of American politics, the legacy of the Clinton administration, the elections of 2000, and current policy debates on health, Social Security, taxes and national security. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-7197.


1:45 p.m. Attends a gun-enforcement event, Orchard Gardens Community Center, Roxbury, Mass.


2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission, North American Numbering Council meets. Location: Room TW-C305, Portals II, 445 Twelfth St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2320.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear arguments:
Docket 98-1667, Baral vs. United States; and Docket 99-161, Weisgram vs. Marley Co. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Turkey conference all day Equity International and the Center for Reconstruction and Development hold a conference, "The Reconstruction of Turkey."
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Opening address, Turkish Ambassador Baki Ilkin.
Noon Luncheon keynote address, James A. Harmon, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/429-2024 or 301/530-1210.
Chechnya briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hosts a news briefing, "Making Peace in Chechnya." The speaker is Ilyas Ahkmadov, foreign minister of the would-be independent Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Location: Conference Room A, fourth floor, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Arab American Institute news conference 9:30 a.m. The Arab American Institute holds a news conference to release a study of the presidential candidates' Middle East policies. Location: Suite 601, 1600 K St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.
Population seminar 9:30 a.m. The Population Reference Bureau presents "Key Global Population Issues in the 21st Century: A Population Seminar for Journalists." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/939-5406.
Albright speech 10 a.m. The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced and International Studies hosts Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who delivers the annual Rostov Lecture on international affairs. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Consumer Federation of America news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release new credit-card report and bankruptcy figures. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Environmental policy news conference 10 a.m. The Sustainable Energy Coalition holds a news conference to release its report on the environmental and energy policy views of the presidential candidates in the 2000 election. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8714 or 301/270-2258.
Dedication ceremony 11 a.m. The Census Bureau sponsors the dedication of a new fence at the Suitland Federal Center. Location: Suitland Federal Center, Gate 1, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland. Contact: 202/228-1122.
Harvard Business School Club luncheon noon The Harvard Business School Club sponsors a luncheon. The keynote speaker is Ann Brown, Consumer Products Safety Commission chairman. Location: Maggiano's restaurant, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 301/504-0213.
Congress and the environment discussion noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a panel discussion, "Congress and the Environment: Year 2000 Outlook." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Book lecture noon The National Archives holds a lecture by Dino Brugioni on his book "Photo Fakery." Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration briefing 1 p.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a news briefing to discuss the new IBM System Parallel supercomputer's role in improving speed and accuracy of weather forecasts and the lead times for severe weather warnings. Location: Room 5430, Commerce Department, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 301/713-0622.
Consumer Product Safety Commission meeting 2 p.m. The Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting with SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals on packaging options of a product under development. Location: Room 612, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0477.
Musical performance 2 p.m. The Washington Symphony Orchestra presents a classical harmonica performance by Jhoon Rhee, tae kwon do instructor and musician. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/857-9500.
American Muslims discussion 3 p.m. Howard University's Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, the Department of African Studies, and the Muslim Student Association present a discussion about American Muslims and the international community. Location: Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, 2218 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/806-4363.

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