- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 30, 2000


Christmas tree ceremony 10 a.m. The National Park Service holds a ceremony to top the National Christmas Tree. Tipper Gore, wife of the vice president, participates. Location: The Ellipse, south of the White House. Contact: 202/619-7400.

Prayer vigil 7:30 p.m. The Christian Defense Coalition holds a prayer vigil for "mercy and guidance" for the Supreme Court. Location: The Supreme Court, One First St. NE. Contact: 202/547-1735.


Travels to New York for a G&P; Foundation for Cancer Research Gala event.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for September 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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.


8 a.m. U.S. Customs Service holds a Customs Trade Symposium 2000, to discuss the agency's programs, strategic plans and vision for trade in the 21st century. Location: Amphitheater Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-1440.


No oral arguments are scheduled. 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.


Virginia Technology EXPO all day E.J. Krause and Associates sponsor the Virginia Technology EXPO.

Highlights 1 p.m. Mark L. Earley, Virginia attorney general, General Keynote session.

Location: Capital Expo Center, 4320 Brookfield Drive, Chantilly. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Financial services conference all day The Consumer Federation of America holds its annual financial services conference on "The Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities." Rep. John J. LaFalce, New York Democrat, delivers a luncheon keynote address. Location: Jurys Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Energy Daily conference all day King Communications Group's Energy Daily holds its 28th Annual Conference and Awards Presentation: "Building the Future Energy Company: New Politics, New Stresses and New Opportunities."

Highlights 9:50 a.m. Chauncey Starr, founder/president emeritus of the Electric Power Research Institute, Energy Daily Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and keynote speaker.

11:15 a.m. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, keynote address.

4:30 p.m. Tom Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute president, Energy Daily Public Policy Leadership Award recipient and keynote speaker, "The Way Electricity Companies Are Changing."

Location: Swissotel Washington, the Watergate, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 800/926-5464.

Internet marketing and technologies seminar 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents an seminar, "AssociationRevolution.com," on Internet marketing techniques and technologies that are revolutionizing nonprofit organizations. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Russia briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "From Ballots to Beers: Russia's View on the U.S. Presidential Election." The speaker is Julie Corwin, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Alcohol and drug technology conference 8:30 a.m. The National Commission Against Drunk Driving (NCADD) holds the first Alcohol and Drug Technology Conference and Exposition.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Session 3: Technology for Sanctioning and Supervising Impaired Drivers.

Noon Millie Webb, Mothers Against Drunk Driving president, Keynote address, NCADD 16th Annual National Highway Safety Awards Luncheon.

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.

Presidential appointments discussion 8:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution and the Council for Excellence in Government present a news conference and panel discussion on "The 2000 Prune Book: How to Succeed in Washington's Top Jobs," regarding presidential appointments and key sub-Cabinet positions. The participants include James Lee Witt, Federal Emergency Management Agency director; and Constance Horner, former White House personnel director. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Inter-American Bar Association conference 9 a.m. The Inter-American Bar Association holds a conference on "Practicing Law in the Americas: Emerging Issues in the New Millennium" with sessions on changing policy toward Cuba, Inter-American Development Bank and corruption and modernization of the state.

Highlights 8 p.m. Former Secretary of State William Rogers, Arnold and Porter, banquet speaker, "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Americas under the New Administration."

Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-1217.

Democracy conference 9 a.m. The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) holds the 2000 AID Democracy and Governance Partners Conference. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and J. Brady Anderson, USAID administrator, participate. Location: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 North Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/712-5139.

Human rights conference 9 a.m. The Family Research Council and the Population Research Institute hold a conference on "Human Rights in China: A New U.S. Policy for the Next Administration International Conference."

Highlights 11 a.m. Robert Maginnis and William Saunders of the Family Research Council, and Steven Mosher, Population Research Council president.

Location: 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Higher education report card release 10:30 a.m. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education releases "Measuring Up 2000," the first report card measuring state performance in higher education. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/262-8220.

Intellectual property policy presentation noon The D.C. Bar Association's intellectual property law section sponsors a luncheon presentation on "Intellectual Property Policy: The Millennium Year and What Lies Ahead." The speaker is Q. Todd Dickinson, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director. Location: Sky Room, Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Chinese media program noon The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds a program on the current state of the media in China. Willy Wo-lap Lam, former China editor of Hong Kong's "South China Morning Post," participates. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.

"National Save for Your Future" campaign briefing 1 p.m. The Social Security Administration and the American Savings Education Council hold a news briefing to announce a new partnership and the establishment of the "National Save for Your Future" campaign. Kenneth Apfel, Social Security Administration commissioner, SSA and Dallas Salisbury, American Savings Education Council chairman, participate. Location: AMC Grand Avenue Theater, Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 410/965-8904.

Globalization lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture titled "Is Globalization Americanization?" The speaker is by Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek International editor. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Primm ceremony 6 p.m. The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and the U.S. Surgeon General hold a ceremony to honor Dr. Beny Primm, NMAC chairman, for his work in making a difference in the AIDS epidemic for communities of color. The participants include: Surgeon General David Satcher; Rudy Galindo, U.S. Figure Skating champion; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Shirley Horne, jazz singer; and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/483-6622, Ext. 327.

Korean air war discussion 7:30 p.m. The National Air and Space Museum presents a discussion on "The Air War in Korea." Maj. Gen. Frederick "Boots" Blesse, who flew two combat tours in the Korean Conflict, participates. Location: Langley Theater, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Humor lecture 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture on the use of humor in public speaking by Robert Orben, former speech writing director for President Ford, TV comedy script writer and author of "Speaker's Handbook of Humor." Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Diversity discussion 8:15 p.m. American University presents its Kennedy Political Union 2000-2001 Lecture Series, featuring William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International, speaking on "Embracing Diversity." Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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