- The Washington Times - Friday, January 21, 2000


The National Archives presents a screening of "The Congress," a documentary on the vision and promise of American representative government. The film is being shown in conjunction with the "Treasures of Congress" exhibition. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Waco discussion 8:15 p.m. The Washington Metropolitan Objectivist Discussion group holds a talk titled "Waco, Secession and John Galt: Strategies for Liberty in the 21st Century." The speaker is Carol Moore, author of "The Davidian Massacre" and founder of the Committee for Waco Justice. Location: Hunan Palace, 1812 North Moore St., Arlington. Contact: 703/820-7696.


10:35 a.m. Speaks at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

8:35 p.m. Talks at Democratic National Committee dinner, private residence, Los Angeles.


10:30 a.m. Discusses health care with Gov. Tom Vilsack, Beh Auditorium, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

2:30 p.m. Addresses the Dallas County community, Mann family farm, Perry, Iowa.

5:30 p.m. Addresses the Boone County community, Elk Lodge, Boone, Iowa.

8 p.m. Addresses students at Iowa State University, Great Hall, Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa.


2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the "monthly budget") for December 1999. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890


10 a.m. Government Reform Committee, District of Columbia subcommittee holds hearing on D.C. legislative and budget issues. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


American Conservative Union conference all day The American Conservative Union continues its "27th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference."

Highlights 9:05 a.m. Former Rep. Jack Kemp, New York Republican and co-director of Empower America, "Democratic Capitalism: The Ultimate Triumph of The Worker."

9:30 a.m. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers, California state Sen. Ray Haynes, and Virginia Attorney General Mark L. Earley, "Fighting the Federal Power-Grab: Conservative Leadership in the States."

10:25 a.m. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, "Campaign Finance Reform: A Report From the Front Lines."

10:50 a.m. Larry Klayman, founder and chairman of Judicial Watch; Richard Delgaudio, National Security Center; and Peter Lertner, American Investigator, "After the Hand-over: Communist China and the Panama Canal."

11:50 a.m. Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican.

Noon Ann Coulter, columnist, Human Events Magazine, Young America's Foundation student luncheon.

12:20 p.m. Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, "In Praise of Self-Government."

12:45 p.m. Former Sen. Malcolm Wallop, Wyoming Republican, "Conservatives and the Environment: Being Green Without Being Red."

1:35 p.m. Pat Buchanan, presidential candidate and syndicated columnist.

2:10 p.m. Rep. Steve Chabot, Ohio Republican; Peter Rodman, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom; and Jim Holmes, vice president and director of foreign policy and defense studies at the Heritage Foundation, "Picking Up the Pieces: Foreign Policy After Clinton."

3:05 p.m. Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum president, "Why We Don't Want a Bipartisan Foreign Policy."

3:20 p.m. Sen. Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican, "New Fronts in the Right-to-Life Battle."

4:10 p.m. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, "Strategies for Reclaiming the Culture."

5:05 p.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, House Republican Conference chairman.

7:30 p.m. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III; Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform president; and Gary Aldrich, author of "Unlimited Access," Ronald Reagan banquet.

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

National Policy Institute all day The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies holds a discussion: "Black Economic Advancement: An Agenda for the New Millennium."

Highlights noon The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, "Lifting the Floor: Economic Empowerment."

6 p.m. Johnnie Cochran, lawyer, "Removing the Ceiling: Racial Justice and Economic Advancement."

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/789-6366.

Environmental issues discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring David Anderson, environmental minister of Canada, discussing Canadian-U.S. environmental issues. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Association of American Colleges and Universities meeting 9 a.m. The Association of American Colleges and Universities continues its 86th annual meeting.

Highlight 10:30 a.m. "A National Forum on Student Alcohol Abuse: What Academic Administrators can Do."

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/387-3760.

Tax policies discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion "What's In It For You? Tax Policies of the Presidential Candidates." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-6025.

National Organization for European American Rights briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Organization for European American Rights holds a briefing to announce its formation of a legal offensive against affirmative-action and hate-crime legislation. David Duke participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 504/626-7714.

Vietnam Veterans of America meeting 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans of America holds a meeting of its board of directors to focus on health and welfare issues for Vietnam-era veterans and families.

Highlight 11 a.m. Vietnam Veterans of America presents a $25,000 check for the National World War II Memorial Campaign to John Herrling, secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Location: Monticello Room, Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/628-2700, Ext. 158.

National Governors' Association briefing 12:30 p.m. The National Governors' Association holds a background briefing to release two reports on children's health care issues in the states, "1999 State Children's Health Insurance Program Annual Report" and "Maternal and Child Health Update: Income Eligibility for Pregnant Women and Children." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-5364.

Israeli-Syrian peace talks briefing 1 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute holds a news briefing on U.S. public opinion toward the Israeli-Syrian peace talks. The participants include: Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, the Polling Co., and Ed Miller, Miller Research. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-7171.

Political strain discussion 2 p.m. Mending Nations holds a discussion about Russia, Iran, Cuba and people and cultures lost to political strain. The participants include: Luba Brezhnev, daughter of Leonid Brezhnev; Lailee Bakhtiar, from the clan of Shapour Bakhtiar, former prime minister of Iran; and Myriam Lesnik Chavez, daughter of deceased labor leader Cesar Chavez. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/654-3375.

Marriage discussion 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "I Do?: The Thinking Person's Guide to Enduring Romance and a Happy Marriage." The participants include: Amy and Leon Kass, University of Chicago; Judith Martin, "Miss Manners"; David Blankenhorn, Institute for American Values; and Amy Holmes, Independent Women's Forum. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5889.

Youth violence conference 6:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a conference on "Chaos or Community? Honoring Martin Luther King by Embracing the Challenge of Violence Among Our Young People." Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2221.

Film presentation 7 p.m. The National Archives presents a screening of the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Korean music concert 7:30 p.m. The Freer Gallery of Art holds a concert of traditional Korean music. The performer is Jin Hi-kim, composer, choreographer and soloist. Location: Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Contact: 202/357-4880, exts. 219 or 221.

"Rat Pack" lecture and film 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates holds a lecture on "The Rat Pack: An Inside Look at the Coolest Clique in Show Business," and a screening of the Home Box Office documentary "The Rat Pack." The speaker is Max Alvarez, film historian. Location: Lecture Hall, Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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