- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 20, 2000


1 p.m. Makes an announcement on higher education, President's Hall, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building.

3 p.m. Meets with Yasser Arafat, Palestinian Authority chairman, Oval Office of the White House.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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.


Indonesia discussion 8 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion of major issues facing Indonesia. The speaker is Alwi Shihab, foreign minister of Indonesia. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Exhibition preview 8:30 a.m. The National Archives holds a media preview of its exhibition titled "Treasures of Congress." Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Association of American Colleges and Universities meeting 9 a.m. The Association of American Colleges and Universities holds its 86th annual meeting. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley speaks at 5 p.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/387-3760.

PAC for a Change briefing 10 a.m. PAC for a Change holds a news briefing to discuss recent developments in PAC for a Change including launch of a new Web site. The speaker is Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat. Location: National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy St. SE. Contact: 202/338-8700.

Export controls discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion, "Do Export Controls Still Matter?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

American Conservative Union conference 11 a.m. The American Conservative Union holds its "27th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference."

Highlights 11 a.m. Welcome from David A. Keene, American Conservative Union chairman.

11:15 a.m. Sen. John Ashcroft, Missouri Republican, "Toward a Conservative Century: Strategies for 2000 and Beyond."

11:45 a.m. Fred Barnes, the Weekly Standard; Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times; and Craig Shirley, CEO of Craig Shirley & Associates, "Election 2000 Conservative Prospects for the Presidency."

12:35 p.m. Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, the Polling Co.; John Gizzi, Human Events Magazine; and Pat Harrison, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, "Election 2000 Conservative Prospects for the House and Senate."

1:30 p.m. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican.

1:45 p.m. Presentation of the Conservative Journalism Award, L. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center chairman, and Ann Coulter, Human Events Magazine columnist, and recipient of the Conservative Journalism Award.

2 p.m. Debate between Robert Novak, syndicated columnist; and Sam Donaldson, ABC News.

3:05 p.m. Steve Forbes, editor and publisher of Forbes Inc., and Republican Party presidential candidate.

4:35 p.m. Wayne R. LaPierre Jr., executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, "The Truth About the Second Amendment."

7 p.m. Taiwan President Lee Teng Hui, presidential banquet.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-8602, ext. 13.

Hispanic Business Roundtable news conference 11:30 a.m. The Hispanic Business Roundtable holds a news conference to release a survey of Hispanic American attitudes on health care issues. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 703/683-5004, ext. 130.

Book discussion noon The Cato Institute holds a discussion on the book "NATO's Empty Victory," about last year's Balkan war. The speaker is Ted Galen Carpenter, editor of the book. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Internet voting symposium 2:30 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a symposium on "The Future of Internet Voting." California Gov. Gray Davis and New York Gov. George E. Pataki participate. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Yeltsin forum 4 p.m. Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies hosts a forum on "The Historical Yeltsin and Russia's Future." Location: Bunn Inter-Cultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Anniversary celebration 7 p.m. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League holds an annual Roe vs. Wade anniversary celebration. Tipper Gore participates. Location: Ballroom, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

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