- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 16, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Baltic revolution briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "The Baltic Revolution: 10 Years On." Ambassadors Sven Jurgenson of Estonia, Aivis Ronis of Latvia and Satasys Sakalauskas of Lithuania participate. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Bush transition discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute present a panel discussion, "Assessing the Bush Transition." The participants include Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute; Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution; Alvin Felzenberg, Heritage Foundation; C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel to President Bush; Edwin Meese III, attorney general in the Reagan administration; and Jack Watson, former chief of staff for President Carter. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:50 p.m. Accepts the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Distinguished Public Service, East Room of the White House.

PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH

In Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales for November 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room TW-C305, Portals II, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2320.

1 p.m. National Park Service holds a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Commission. Location: Room 312, National Building Museum, Fifth and F streets NW. Contact: 202/619-7097.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 99-1908: Alexander vs. Sandoval; Docket Number 99-1613: Shaw vs. Murphy; and Docket Number 99-1702: Texas vs. Cobb. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

1:30 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of former Sen. John Ashcroft, Missouri Republican, to be attorney general. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Holocaust-restitution meeting all day The State Department hosts the resumption of talks begun Oct. 24 in Vienna, Va., with Austrian officials and representatives of Jewish groups on restitution to Holocaust survivors and their heirs for property lost during the Nazi era. The participants include Stuart Eizenstat, deputy treasury secretary and U.S. special representative for Holocaust issues, and Ambassadors Ernst Sucharipa and Hans Winkler of Austria. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6925.

Business discussion 7:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents its Business Breakfast Series, featuring a discussion on reasons for the increase in world wealth and implications for business leaders. The speaker is John Edmunds, finance faculty chairman at Babson College and author of "The Wealthy World: The Rise of Global Prosperity." Location: International Finance Corp., 2121 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Food symposium 9:30 a.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a symposium, "Genetic Modification of Food: What's at Stake." The luncheon speaker is Richard Manning, author of "Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7373, Ext. 3010.

Ashcroft nomination news conference 9:30 a.m. National feminist groups, including the National Council of Women's Organizations and the National Organization for Women, hold a news conference to express opposition to the nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general and Tommy G. Thompson as Health and Human Services secretary. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.

Interfaith Alliance news conference 10 a.m. The Interfaith Alliance holds a news conference to raise concerns about Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft's views on religious liberty and civil rights and his willingness to use the Justice Department to advance or promote his personal religious beliefs. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-7370.

Exhibit 10 a.m. The National Trust for Historic Preservation presents an exhibition, "Hats Off to Mr. Wilson," on the hats and wardrobe of former President Woodrow Wilson and first lady Edith Billing Wilson. Location: Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW. Contact: 202/387-4062, Ext. 11.

Defense Department ceremony 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a ceremony to present a Citation of Commendation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the outstanding contributions of the FBI to the nation's security. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates. Location: FBI, 935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/324-3691.

Christian Defense Coalition news conference 10 a.m. The Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue West hold a news conference to present a letter to President-elect George W. Bush asking him to rescind five abortion-related "executive orders" President Clinton signed when he took office. Location: Bush Transition Office, 1800 G St. NW. Contact: 202/547-1735.

Sweatshops news conference 10:15 a.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers holds a news conference to announce new measures to combat sweatshops and abusive child labor. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Report release 10:30 a.m. The Commerce Department holds a news briefing to release a report on the state of minority media ownership in the United States. Commerce Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Gregory L. Rohde, National Telecommunications and Information Administration chief, participate. Location: Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/6482-4883.

Agriculture Department news conference 10:30 a.m. The Agriculture Department holds a final news conference to review Clinton-Gore administration agriculture accomplishments and preview challenges for the next administration. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: Room 104-A, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Economic-outlook distribution 10:30 a.m. The Office of Management and Budget distributes to the press a new publication titled "FY 2002 Economic Outlook, Highlights from FY 1994 to FY 2001, FY 2002 Baseline Projections." Location: Government Printing Office, 710 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/395-7254.

Cyber-security center news conference 11:30 a.m. The Information Technology Association of America holds a news conference to announce a new Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center for Cyber-Security. Commerce Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Room 5851, Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 703/284-5305.

Accuracy in Media luncheon noon Accuracy in Media hosts a luncheon, featuring a speech by Notra Trulock, former intelligence director at the Energy Department, and whistleblower in the Chinese nuclear-espionage case. Location: Charlie Chiang's Restaurant, 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-4401, Ext. 115.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents "Out of Obscurity: The Struggle to Desegregate America's Libraries," a film narrated by Julian Bond on the 1939 sit-in protest by five men to open an Alexandria public library to blacks. Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-6000 or 202/501-5000.

Bush and blacks discussion noon The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion, "How the New Administration Can Reach Out to Black America." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Rally noon The National Organization for Women sponsors a rally during Senate hearings to protest the nomination of former Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general. Patricia Ireland, NOW president, participates. Location: outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Avenue NE (between First and Second streets). Contact: 202/628-8669.

Mass 12:10 p.m. Catholic University of America (CU) celebrates the return of the newly installed Archbishop of Washington as university chancellor with a Mass for the university community. The principal celebrant is Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, a former CU assistant chaplain, dean of students and development director. Location: Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Awards ceremony 4:30 p.m. The Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund holds a ceremony to present the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Microenterprise Development. First lady and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers participate. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/456-2960.

Globalization lecture 6:30 p.m. The Inter-American Development Bank presents a Catedra Siglo XXI lecture, "Globalization, Politics and Ethics." The speaker is Gabriel Valdes, Chilean Senate External Affairs chairman, former foreign minister and former U.N. undersecretary-general. Location: Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Inaugural conference 8 p.m. The Congressional Youth Leadership Council holds a conference with more than 400 high school students gathered for the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference to introduce the students to the pageantry and historic significance of a presidential inauguration and to allow them to interact with leaders in law, public policy and news. Olympian Tom Dolan will welcome the students to Washington in a motivating keynote address. Location: Hyatt Regency, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. Contact: 202/777-4192.


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