- The Washington Times - Monday, January 15, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Independent Black Majority briefing noon Founding members of the Independent Black Majority will address the question "Who Speaks for the Black Community?" The speakers include Robert L. Woodson Sr., National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise president; Harry Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce president; Bishop Harold Ray, National Center for Faith-Based Initiative founder; John Sibley Butler, professor at the University of Texas at Austin; Phyllis Berry-Myers, executive director of the Center for New Black Leadership; and Bishop Michael Dantley. Location: Atrium Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-6500.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion on the book "Book Business: Publishing: Past, Present and Future," by Jason Epstein, Random House's editorial director and co-founder of the New York Review of Books. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:30 a.m. Accepts the "Living the Dream" Award at a District celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Building 46, University of the District of Columbia, 4209 Connecticut Ave. NW.

PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH

11 a.m. (local time) Makes a Martin Luther King Jr. Day visit to Kelso Elementary School in Houston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Federal holiday: No events are listed.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

Federal holiday: No events are listed.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Securities licensing program 8:30 a.m. Dearborn Financial Institute Inc. presents its securities licensing program, Series 6/63, for mutual funds representatives and blue sky state license requirements. Location: Suite 410, Center for Financial Training Mid Atlantic, 8120 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 800/521-3395 or 301/907-3433.

Securities licensing program 8:30 a.m. Dearborn Financial Institute Inc. presents its securities licensing program on Maryland Life and Health. Location: Suite 410, Center for Financial Training Mid Atlantic, 8120 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 800/521-3395 or 301/907-3433.

Seminar 9 a.m. Fred Pryor Seminars presents a seminar titled "Coaching Skills for Managers and Supervisors." Location: Holiday Inn Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 800/255-6139.

Ashcroft nomination news conference 10 a.m. The Interfaith Alliance holds a news conference to raise concerns about Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft's views on religious liberty and civil rights. The participants include the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, executive director of the Interfaith Alliance; Imam Gharyth Nur Kaqshif, Masjidush-Shura; Rabbi Jack Moline, Agudas Achim Congregation of Northern Virginia; the Rev. James Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs; Manjit Singh, executive director of the Sikh Mediawatch Resource Task Force; and the Rev. Roselyn Smith-Withers, associate minister of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church. Location: West Room, Wyndham Washington, D.C. Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/639-6370, Ext. 103.

Jaycees meeting 7:30 p.m. The Fairfax Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) holds its monthly meeting. Location: Peking Restaurant, 10421 North St., Fairfax City. Contact: 703/502-0161.




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