- The Washington Times - Monday, November 27, 2000


Consumer debt 10:30 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association hold a news briefing to release a new survey on the impact of current consumer debt on holiday spending plans. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/682-4200 or 202/737-0766.


5:30 p.m. Meets with members of the Cabinet, Cabinet Room of the White House.


10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases existing homes sales for October. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


2 p.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:

Docket No. 99-1864: Hunt vs. Cromartie and Docket No. 99-1865: Smallwood vs. Cromartie; and Docket No. 99-8576: Glover vs. United States. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Census seminar 9 a.m. The National Press Foundation hosts a seminar on "Making the Most of the Census" as an on-line research source. Location: Suite 310, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/721-9106. Note: Reservations required.

Postal Service news conference 10 a.m. The U.S. Postal Service holds a news conference to outline initiatives to handle projected record 20 billion pieces of holiday mail. Location: Seventh Floor, National Operations Center, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/268-2155.

Signing ceremony 11 a.m. The Library of Congress hosts a cooperative agreement signing ceremony with the U.S. Copyright Office, the National Music Publishers Association Inc. and its licensing subsidiary, the Harry Fox Agency Inc., to allow the Harry Fox Agency to register musical works and deposit them on line for copyright through the Copyright Office Electronic Registration, Recordation and Deposit System with copies going to the Library of Congress digital library collections. Location: Room LM 642, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Terrorism forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum titled "How Should the United States Respond to Terrorism?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

African Growth and Opportunity Act discussion noon The Freedom Forum and the African Correspondents Association present "Trading with Africa: A Forum for Journalists," a discussion on the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Location: Frank E. Gannett Room, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.

Slatkin speech 12:30 p.m. Leonard Slatkin, the National Symphony Orchestra's musical director, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Mexico seminar 12:30 p.m. The Economic Policy Institute presents a policy seminar luncheon on "The New Fox Administration: What Does It Mean for Mexican Workers?" and a special review of "The State of Working Mexico." Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Eritrea lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies presents a discussion on "Emergency and Reconstruction: Needs in Eritrea." The speaker is Michelle Brown, Refugees International. Location: Herter Room, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Terrorism panel meeting 1 p.m. The Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Preparedness for Incidents Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (Terrorism Panel) holds its seventh meeting to finalize its second annual report due Dec. 14 on key components of a domestic terrorism strategy. Location: RAND Headquarters, 1200 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100.

Farm Journal forum 1 p.m. The Farm Journal magazine presents its fifth Farm Journal forum titled "The New Landscape: Opportunities and Obstacles Facing Farmers and Ranchers."

Highlights 1 p.m. General Session, "Global Agricultural Concentration and Independent Farmer."

3:45 p.m. "Biotech: Promise and Reality."

5 p.m. "E-Commerce: Hype or Reality?"

7 p.m. Carlos Nayro Coelho, Agriculture Ministry of Brazil, and Dennis Quinn, Case IH marketing vice president, dinner speakers, "Global Competition: A View from Latin America," National Press Club Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 215/557-8922.

Debt relief discussion 2 p.m. The Bretton Woods Committee presents a roundtable discussion on "Implementing Debt Relief," regarding the future of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative and multilateral aid to the world's poorest countries. Treasury Department, World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials participate. Location: Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-1616.

Technology forum 6 p.m. The Association for Women in Computing presents a forum on "Women Transferring into Technology." Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/452-5557.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents Robert Kaplan discussing his book titled "Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East and the Caucasus." Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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