- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 11, 2001


China discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents its Mandate for Leadership Project on China with a discussion, "Restoring Perspective and Priorities in U.S. Relations with China." The participants include James Przystup and Michael Pillsbury, National Defense University; Dov Zakheim, System Planning Corp.; and Stephen Yates, Heritage Foundation. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Ashcroft nomination news conference 11 a.m. Concerned Women for America holds a news conference in support of Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft. The participants include Beverly LaHaye, Concerned Women for America; Janet Parshall, Family Research Council; and Donna Rice Hughes, Enough is Enough. Location: 1015 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/488-7000.


11:30 a.m. Delivers a major address on social progress in America, Dover High School and Regional Vocational School, Dover, N.H.

4 p.m. Attends a private reception, Holiday Inn, Manchester, N.H.

6:30 p.m. Makes remarks to the people of Boston, Matthews Arena, Northeastern University.


8:30 a.m. Meets with education leaders, Blair House.


8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration sponsors a meeting of the antiviral drugs advisory committee with presentations and committee discussions focusing on clinical trial design issues for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection who have few therapeutic options. Location: Versailles Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds its January open meeting. Location: 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.


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


In recess until Saturday, Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Donald H. Rumsfeld to be secretary of defense. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.


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


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

Highlights 10 a.m. Tom Lindenfield, Axelrod & Associates, "Getting Out the Vote."

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

Asia discussion 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center presents a discussion on "U.S. Policy toward Asia: Where We've Been, Where We Need to Go." The speaker is Stanley Roth, assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Justice Action Movement news conference 9 a.m. The Justice Action Movement holds a news conference in conjunction with representatives from other organizations who are also holding protests and counter inaugural events. Location: Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina St. SE. Contact: 202/986-6186.

Consumer Federation of America news conference 9:30 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release a report, "Breeding Distrust: An Assessment and Recommendations for Improving the Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods," urging more stringent safety reviews for genetically engineered foods. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-6121 or 202/737-0766.

Indian housing news conference 10 a.m. The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) holds a news conference on the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act reauthorization and NAIHC partnership with the Enterprise Foundation, which is providing a $700,000 Housing Initiative grant. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-1754.

Cohen speech 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion on "Bipartisanship and National Security in the 21st Century." The speaker is Defense Secretary William Cohen. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4188.

American Federation of Teachers conference 10 a.m. The American Federation of Teachers holds its Education Research and Dissemination Winter Institute 2001 and Local Leaders Conference. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4554.

Health care briefing 10 a.m. The American Academy of Family Physicians holds a briefing on its proposal for health care coverage for all Americans developed after two years of research and discussion. Location: Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/232-9033.

Herman speech 11 a.m. The Labor Department hosts a final address by Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman on the goals and achievements of her term as secretary and an assessment of the challenges ahead for American workers. Location: Great Hall, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4650.

Reno speech 11 a.m. The Justice Department hosts a farewell address to Justice Department staff by Attorney General Janet Reno. Location: Great Hall, Main Justice Building. Contact: 202/616-2771.

Foreign policy discussion 11:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a luncheon discussion on "The Foreign Policy Agenda 2001." The speaker is Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina Republican, Foreign Relations Committee chairman. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Trade policy discussion 11:45 a.m. The New America Foundation and Global Business Dialogue presents a discussion on "U.S. Trade Policy and the Building of the Global Business Dialogue." Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, participates. Location: eighth floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Contact: 202/463-2742.

U.S.-Yugoslav relations lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture by Vladimir Matic, special representative of Yugoslavia's president to the United States, on "Restarting U.S.-Yugoslav Relations." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Glickman speech 12:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Humor in Public Life." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Yugoslavia discussion 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion on Yugoslavia and the prospect for peace in the Balkans. The speaker is Ivo Daalder, former member of the Clinton administration's National Security Council. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363, ext. 3010.

Energy Department news conference 1 p.m. The Energy Department holds a news conference to announce proposed amendments to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Act of 2000. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: small auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Ballot-counting forum 1:30 p.m. The Center for Voting and Democracy holds a forum on ballot-counting and election reform. Location: Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 301/270-4616.

Abortion and death penalty discussion 4:30 p.m. Catholic University of America presents "Abortion and the Death Penalty: A Conversation." The participants include: Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States"; and Helen Alvare, Columbus School of Law professor at Catholic University, and former spokesman for National Conference of Catholic Bishops on abortion and pro-life issues. Location: auditorium, Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Road NE. Contact: 202/319-5491 or 202/319-5600.

March and rally 6 p.m. The Health Care Now Coalition holds a march and rally to protest plans to dismantle D.C. General Hospital, the community clinics and the School Nurse Program. Location: Participants will march from Foggy Bottom Metro to Mayor Anthony A. Williams' residence at 2475 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/726-4479.

Book lecture 7 p.m. The National Archives presents a lecture by Byron Hulsey on his book titled "Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics." Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

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