- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 5, 2000


Yeltsin briefing 8:30 a.m. The Nixon Center on Peace and Freedom holds a news briefing on Russian President Boris Yeltsin's surprise resignation and Russia's future under acting President Vladimir Putin. Location: Suite 1250, 1615 L St. NW. Contact: 202/887-0362.

Terrorism briefing 10 a.m. The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds a briefing, "Terrorism: Review of 1999 and Outlook for 2000." Topics include the India Airlines hijacking case study, terrorism in the United States, and national and international responses. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 703/525-0770.


5 p.m. Delivers a statement with Democratic leaders on the legislative agenda, Roosevelt Room of the White House.


9:45 a.m. Greets students at Grover Cleveland Middle School with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, 11 Charles St., Dorchester, Mass.

10 a.m. Press availability with Mr. Kennedy, Grover Cleveland Middle School.

12:30 p.m. Holds a discussion with Mr. Kennedy, and senior citizens on health care, Portsmouth Housing Authority, Margeson Building, Portsmouth, N.H.

7 p.m. Participates in a debate sponsored by the New Hampshire Primary Debate Project, Johnson Theatre, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories and orders for November 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


Federal Election Commission seminar 9:30 a.m. The Federal Election Commission holds a seminar on "Supporting Presidential Candidates." Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1100.

Presidential money news conference 9:30 a.m. The Center for Public Integrity holds a news conference to discuss the findings of the new book "The Buying of the President 2000: The Authoritative Guide to Big Money Interests Behind This Year's Presidential Candidates." The speaker is Charles Lewis, Center for Public Integrity. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/783-3900.

AARP briefing 10 a.m. AARP holds a briefing on the release of AARP's grandparenting survey on relationships with grandchildren. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/434-2560.

Defense Department briefing 10:30 a.m. The Defense Department holds a briefing on current activities of the U.S. Space Command, including the Joint Task force on Computer Network Defense and the performance of the Center for Y2K Strategic Stability during the year-2000 rollover. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Space Command commander in chief, participates. Location: Pentagon Briefing Room 2E781, Pentagon. Contact: 703/693-6858.

Gun-control coverage briefing 11 a.m. The Media Research Council releases a study of how television network news "spins" coverage of the gun-control debate. The participants include Brent Bozell, Media Research Council chairman, and Oliver North, National Rifle Association board member. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 139.

Telecommuting news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, and representatives of the technology and transportation sector hold a news conference to respond to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission's ruling on telecommuting. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4491.

American Association of Health Plans briefing noon The American Association of Health Plans holds a briefing to discuss the Patient's Bill of Rights, Medicare, the uninsured and the 2000 elections. Location: Suite 600, 1129 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/778-3204.

World Trade Organization protests discussion 12:30 p.m. The Natural Resources Council hosts a discussion on "The World Trade Organization and the Battle in Seattle."

Highlight 1 p.m. Remarks by Mark Van Putten, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/797-6855.

House Republican Conference news conference and retreat 2 p.m. The House Republican Conference holds a news conference to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Republican control of Congress, and a two-day retreat to fashion a communications strategy for the remainder of the 106th Congress. The participants include Reps. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican; Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; Jennifer Dunn, Washington Republican; and John E. Sununu, New Hampshire Republican. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Miranda warnings discussion 6:30 p.m. The Federalist Society For Law & Public Policy Studies hosts a panel discussion on the future of Miranda warnings in light of the Supreme Court's decision to hear an appeal of the ruling that a confession judged to be voluntary can be used even when Miranda warnings have not been properly given. Edwin Meese III, former attorney general, moderates. Location: Hampton Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

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