- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 17, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Politics lecture 9:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture by George Will, syndicated columnist, on "The Changed Political Landscape." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Norton nomination news conference 10 a.m. The Coalition for Balanced Land Management holds a news conference in support of Interior Secretary-designee Gale A. Norton. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/255-2064.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Little Rock, Ark., to address a joint session of the Arkansas General Assembly.

PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH

Noon (CST) Attends a rally, Centennial Plaza, Midland, Texas.

Approximately 5:45 p.m. Arrives Andrews Air Force Base in preparation for his Inauguration.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the Consumer Price Index for December 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for December 2000. Location: Constitution Ave. between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number: 00-24 PGA Tour Inc. vs. Martin; and Docket Number 00-46: Murphy vs. Beck. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Christine Todd Whitman to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

9:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Paul O'Neill to be Treasury secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Mel Martinez as secretary for the Housing and Urban Development Department. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Ashcroft to be attorney general. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Colin Powell to be secretary of state. Location: 219 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

ot in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Air Traffic Control Association symposium all day The Air Traffic Control Association holds a symposium, "AIR 21." Location: Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/522-5717.

U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting all day The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 69th winter meeting.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Employment and Training Council Board, St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW.

9:30 a.m. Mayors Summit, "A National Rail Policy for the 21st Century," East Hall, Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

12:30 p.m. News conference, Union Station.

12:45 p.m. Acela high-speed rail trip to Baltimore and back with lunch served for mayors only.

6:30 p.m. "Mayors' Art Gala Honoring Legends and Leaders" including President Clinton, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/861-6766.

Holocaust restitution meeting all day The State Department hosts the resumption of talks begun Oct. 24, 2000, in Vienna with Austrian officials and representatives of Jewish groups on restitution to Holocaust survivors and their heirs for property lost during the Nazi era.

Highlights 3 p.m. Stuart Eizenstat, deputy Treasury secretary and U.S. special representative for Holocaust issues, media briefing, Loy Henderson Conference Room.

Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6925.

Democracy discussion 7:30 a.m. The E-Voter Institute holds a discussion on "Democracy in the 21st Century." Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 M St. NW. Contact: 202/338-2430.

Trade discussion 8 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents a program titled "Fisher Talks Trade: Singapore and Chile FTAs." Richard Fisher, deputy U.S. trade representative, participates. Location: Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Barshefsky speech 8:30 a.m. The European-American Business Council hosts a speech on "Reflections at a Moment of Transition: the Trans-Atlantic Relationship and Its Future." The speaker is U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky. Location: Sky Room, Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/347-9292.

Signing ceremony 9:30 a.m. The Small Business Administration (SBA) holds a ceremony to sign a partnership agreement to help participants in SBA's Small Disadvantaged Businesses project become more competitive through the use of emerging technologies. The participants include Aida Alvarez, SBA administrator, Location: SBA, 409 Third St. SW. Contact: 202/401-0035.

Youth violence report briefing 10 a.m. Surgeon General David Satcher holds a news briefing to release a report on youth violence. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/260-9123.

Awards ceremony 10 a.m. The Military District of Washington hosts an armed forces review and awards ceremony to honor Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen. Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, participates. Location: Conmy Hall, Fort Myer. Contact: 202/685-4645.

Groundbreaking ceremony 10:30 a.m. The General Services Administration holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the new U.S. Patent and Trademark facility. Participants include Deputy Commerce Secretary Robert Mallett; Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; and Kerry Donley, mayor of Alexandria. Location: Carlyle Campus, south of Duke Street, across from the King Street Metro Station, Alexandria. Contact: 202/260-4227.

NATO discussion 11 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a panel discussion titled "NATO Membership Action Plan: A Journey to Where?" Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

National Association of Manufacturers news conference 11 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release a survey on the effect of natural gas and other energy problems on manufacturers. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3087.

Presidential appointments briefing 11 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a conference call briefing on a new report on "Posts of Honor: How America's Corporate and Civic Leaders View Presidential Appointments." Paul Light, Brookings Institution, participates. Dial in at 800/288-8961. Contact: 202/496-1347.

California's power supply troubles discussion noon The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on California's electric power supply troubles and the ramifications for deregulation elsewhere. The speaker is Lynne Church, Electric Power Supply Association president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Foreign policy forum noon The State Department presents an Open Forum. Craig Johnstone, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses "Managing a Bipartisan Foreign Policy: Guidepost for a New Administration." Location: Dean Acheson Auditorium, State Department, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0444.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association hosts a discussion on "Reflections on the Justice Department's Criminal Division during the Clinton Administration." James Robinson and Michael Horowitz of the Justice Department's Criminal Division participate. Location: Fifth Floor Conference Room, Vinson & Elkins, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/639-6627.

Signing ceremony 1:30 p.m. The Energy Department holds a ceremony to sign an agreement to build the second-largest wind farm in the United States on a portion of the Nevada Test Site. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: 189 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/586-5806.

General Accounting Office briefing 2:30 p.m. The General Accounting Office (GAO) holds a news briefing on the GAO's Performance and Accountability Series and High Risk Update reports. Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, and GAO Comptroller David Walker participate. Location: Capitol, S-207 (Mansfield Room). Contact: 202/512-3000.

Interior Department news conference 2:30 p.m. The Interior Department holds a news conference to announce a decision on a mining project proposed on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the California Desert Conservation Area in eastern Imperial County, Calif. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt participates. Location: Room 7000, Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6414.

South Caucasus discussion 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "The South Caucasus Under Renewed Russian Pressure. The participants include: Matthew Bryza, deputy director of the Office of the Ambassador for Caspian Energy Diplomacy, and Svante Cornell, Uppsala University, Sweden. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.


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