- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 10, 2001


Panda exhibit opening ceremony 10 a.m. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park holds a ceremony to herald the 11 a.m. public opening of the National Zoo's giant panda exhibit. Location: Panda House, National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 108; 202/673-0209; or 202/673-4904.

Cohen speech 12:30 p.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, speaking on "Bipartisanship and National Security in the Early 21st Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.


11:20 a.m. Dedicates a new statue of President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the FDR Memorial, Potomac Park, Ohio Drive SW.


Meets with Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on wholesale trade for November 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the anti-viral drugs advisory committee. Location: Versailles Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:45 a.m. Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the advisory committee on voluntary foreign aid. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 703/741-0567.

10 a.m. Federal Reserve System holds a meeting of its board of directors. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, C Street entrance between 20th and 2lst streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3204.


Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-1953: District of Columbia v. Tri County Industries Inc.; and Docket Number 99-1871: Interior Department v. Klamath Water Users Protective Association. Contact: 202/479-3211.


The Senate remain in recess until Saturday, Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Rod Paige as secretary of education. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


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


Conference on seat-belt use all day The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration hold a conference, "Achieving Increased Seat-belt Use in Diverse Communities: The Law Enforcement Role." Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/658-1529.

Campaign Management Institute all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its Campaign Management Institute.

Highlights 11:10 a.m. Amy Chapman, the AFL-CIO's assistant director for politics, "Field operations, Voter ID and phone banks."

Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Lobbying Institute all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its biannual Lobbying Institute.

Highlights 3 p.m. Patrick Griffin, academic director of the Lobbying Institute; and Gary Andres, vice president of the Dutko Group, "Lobbying for the President."

Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

National Commission on Election Standards and Reform meeting 9 a.m. The National Commission on Election Standards and Reform holds its first meeting.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Gwenn Hofmann, International Forum on Elections, "The Scope of the Problem: An Overview of U.S. Election Process and Systems"; and Pat Kelly, El Paso County, Colo., clerk and recorder, "What Election Officials Say: National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks Survey Results."

10:15 a.m. Presentations on county systems and experiences: Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, West Virginia, Oregon and Oklahoma.

11 a.m. National Organization on Disability presentation.

11:15 a.m. Senate staff member briefing on proposed legislation.

1:15 p.m. Panel: brainstorming solutions.

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-4220.

Music conference 9 a.m. Georgetown University hosts a Future of Music Coalition conference.

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, addresses a "Future of Music Policy" summit.

7 p.m. Future of Music concert.

Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Presidential-appointments discussion 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution's Presidential Appointee Initiative presents the release and discussion of its study on "How America's Corporate and Civic Leaders View Presidential Appointments." The participants include former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, Kansas Republican; Franklin D. Raines, chairman/CEO of Fannie Mae; Rebecca Rimel, president/CEO of the Pew Charitable Trusts; Michael Armacost, Brookings Institution president; Paul Light, Brookings vice president and governmental affairs director; and Virginia Thomas, senior fellow at Heritage Foundation. Location: Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

"Netelection 2000" forum 9:45 a.m. The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania presents a forum, "Netelection 2000: The Rebirth of Interactive Politics," on how the Internet made a difference in Election 2000. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6701.

Defense Department briefing 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a news briefing to introduce the Army's new advertising campaign. Army Secretary Louis Caldera and Linda Wolf, CEO of Leo Burnett USA, participate. Location: Press Briefing Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-3447 or 703/697-7550.

Education Week news conference 10 a.m. Education Week holds a news conference to release its fifth annual 50-state report, "Quality Counts 2001," which shows states may be rushing to hold students and schools accountable for standards without providing essential support. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

Energy Department meeting 10 a.m. The Energy Department holds an open meeting of the secretary of energy advisory board task force on nonproliferation programs with Russia. The participants include Energy Secretary Bill Richardson; Lloyd Cutler, former White House counsel; and former Sen. Howard Baker, Tennessee Republican. Location: Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

American Association of Health Plans briefing 11:30 a.m. The American Association of Health Plans holds a news briefing to discuss the 107th Congress and the health care agenda for 2001. Location: 1129 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Europe discussion noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "In the Middle or On the Periphery: Central and Eastern Europe After NATO Enlargement." The speaker is Andrew Michta, professor of international studies at Rhodes College. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Book discussion 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents Steven Levy, chief technology writer for Newsweek magazine, discussing and signing his book "Crypto: When the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in a Digital Age." Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Book lecture 7 p.m. The National Archives presents a lecture on the book "The Mighty Eighth in World War II: A Memoir," regarding the Eighth Air Force and U.S. Army Air Corps actions in Europe. The speaker is the book's author, retired Brig. Gen. J. Kemp McLaughlin. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion on "The Best of 'The Nation' 1990-2000: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture." Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor, and contributors participate. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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