- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 16, 2000


National Lawyers Convention all day The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies sponsors its 2000 National Lawyers Convention. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-3128.

Marriage forum noon Independent Women's Forum sponsors a discussion on "The Case for Marriage: A Debate." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.


Travels to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting of economic leaders.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Consumer Price Index for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases real earnings for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


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


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Catholic Bishops Conference all day National Conference of Catholic Bishops holds its annual fall meeting. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-1568.

OAS women's meeting all day The Organization of American States hosts a meeting of the Assembly of Delegates of the Inter-American Commission of Women. Location: OAS, Simon Bolivar Room, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3760.

Digital Strategies 2000 conference all day National Archives and Records Administration holds a conference on "Digital Strategies 2000." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.

World Trade Forum 8:30 a.m. World Trade Forum holds a forum on "Next Steps in U.S. Trade Policy Toward Latin America." Location: University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-4835.

Naturalization ceremony 9 a.m. Immigration and Naturalization Service conducts two ceremonies to swear in immigrants as U.S. citizens. Location: George Mason University Law Campus, 3401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 318, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-1565.

Historic preservation news conference 9:30 a.m. National Trust for Historic Preservation holds a news conference to release its report, "Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl: Why Johnny Can't Walk to School." Location: Murch Elementary School, 4810 36th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-6141.

Health care briefing 9:30 a.m. American Association of Health Plans holds a news briefing to release a post-election survey and preview of the health care outlook in the 107th Congress. Location: AAHP, sixth floor, 1129 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Election briefing 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a news briefing to release results of a Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey on "What Were They Thinking? Voter Attitudes and the 2000 Election." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Falk Auditorium. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Thanksgiving luncheon 11 a.m. The Greater Washington Urban League Aging Services Division hosts the 15th annual Thanksgiving Appreciation Luncheon for more than 2,000 senior citizens across the city. Location: D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/265-8200.

Lincoln discussion 11 a.m. Borders, Tysons Square Civil War Roundtable presents Frank Vand der Linden, former White House correspondent, signing and discussing his book, "Lincoln: The Road to War." Location: Borders Books Music and Cafe, Tysons Square, 8311 Leesburg St., Vienna. Contact: 703/556-6450.

Human genome seminar 11:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health present the National Human Genome Research Institute 2000-2001 Seminar Series, "Novel Cancer Types and Mechanisms Defined by Gene Expression Profiling." Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Tax shelters conference noon The Tax Foundation holds its 63rd national conference and annual dinner on the theme "Corporate Tax Shelters."

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, keynote address.

1:30 p.m. Panel discussion on "Drawing the Line Between Legitimate Business Transactions and Tax Shelters" with speakers Kenneth Kies, managing partner and chairman of the Federal Tax Policy Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Ronald Pearlman, Georgetown University Law School; John Chapoton, managing partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP.

2:45 p.m. Panel discussion on "The Legislative Outlook" featuring Mark Prater, majority chief tax counsel, Senate Finance committee; Russ Sullivan, minority chief tax counsel, Senate Finance committee; Timothy Hanford, tax counsel, House Ways and Means committee.

4 p.m. David Laro, U.S. Tax Court judge, discusses "The Judicial Outlook."

8:30 p.m. Award speeches at annual dinner by Charles Koch, chairman and CEO, Koch Industries Inc., and Rep. Jennifer Dunn, Washington Republican. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Corcoran Ballroom. Contact: 202/661-4224.

Malaysia discussion noon Freedom Forum's Newseum presents an Inside Media discussion, "Malaysia's Internet Journalism." Location: Freedom Forum World Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.

United Negro College Fund News conference noon United Negro College Fund holds a news conference to announce a major contribution from Lockheed Martin to the UNCF Technology Enhancement Capital Campaign. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/205-3454.

Ukraine lecture noon Georgetown University holds a lecture on "Education and Democratization in Ukraine." Location: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center, Room 450, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5576.

Russia seminar 12:15 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a seminar on "193 Days of Putin: Russia and Security Challenges from the South." Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.

Education issues address 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program features an address on education issues. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Census summit 1:30 p.m. U.S. Census Monitoring Board congressional members host a Census Heroes Summit to recognize 12 community-based organizations from across the nation that contributed significantly to Census 2000. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Oceanic Suite, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/457-5085.

Brazilian studies forum 4 p.m. Georgetown University presents a discussion on Brazil's unique position in a globalizing world to kick off a new Brazilian Studies program. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW, McGhee Library, Intercultural Center. Contact: 202/687-4327.

NASA briefing 4:30 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a status briefing on the Expedition One crew with flight directors of the International Space Station. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1726.

Grass-roots conference 6:30 p.m. Leadership Institute holds its 12th annual "Conservative Conference for Grassroots Activist Leaders." Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 1-800/827-LEAD.

Fourth Estate Award dinner 7:30 p.m. National Press Club holds its 28th annual Fourth Estate Award dinner. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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