- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 24, 2001


"Why Gore Lost" forum 9:30 a.m. The Democratic Leadership Council presents a forum, "Why Gore Lost and What's Next for Democrats." Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0007.

Social Security reform rally 3:30 p.m. Members of Citizens for a Sound Economy and about 100 high school students hold a rally for Social Security reform. A news conference will be held at 3:45 p.m. The students will ask House and Senate members to sign a pledge to reform Social Security during the 107th Congress. The first member to sign the pledge will be Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican. Location: East Steps of the Capitol. Contact: 703/426-2171.


Holds a bipartisan meeting with House and Senate leaders, attends a swearing-in ceremony for Education Secretary Rod Paige, and holds an evening meeting with Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, all at the White House at times to be announced.


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


8:30 a.m. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2001-02 migratory bird hunting regulations. Location: Room CC2, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/358-1714.
10 a.m. Federal Housing Finance Board meets. Location: Second Floor Board Room, 1777 F St. NW. Contact: 202/408-2837.


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


Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Norman Y. Mineta to be transportation secretary. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to consider the nomination of Gale A. Norton to be interior secretary. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to consider the nomination of Elaine Chao to be labor secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a business meeting to consider the nomination of John Ashcroft as U.S. attorney general. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


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


National Academy of Social Insurance conference all day The National Academy of Social Insurance holds its 13th annual conference, "The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.
Domestic violence briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Domestic Violence in Russia." The speaker is Rita Drozdinskaya, executive director of the Jewish Community Center in Voronezh, Russia. Location: Fourth floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
"Nurses" briefing 8:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Department of Nursing and the American Organization of Nurse Executives hold a news briefing to preview "Nurses," a five-part series from the Discovery Health Channel that focuses on the powerful role nursing plays in patient care. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-2963.
Regulating on-line software transactions briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media breakfast on "Regulating Online Software Transactions: Should the States Adopt UCITA?" Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
American Bankers Association news conference 10 a.m. The American Bankers Association's Economic Advisory Committee holds a news conference to present monetary policy predictions and economic perspectives. Location: Seventh floor board room, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5442.
Iran discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on current political conditions in Iran, their effects on regional security and stability and an anticipated shift in U.S. policy toward Tehran. Reza Pahlavi, son of the late shah of Iran, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/447-3888 or 202/662-7593.
Food-borne illnesses news conference 10 a.m. The American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration and the Food Safety Inspection Service hold a news conference to release a primer for physicians on recognizing, diagnosing, treating and avoiding food-borne illness. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447 or 202/789-4591.
Israel videoconference 10:15 a.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a videoconference with Ariel Sharon, chairman of Israel's Likud Party. Location: The Chandelier Room, St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 212/434-9536.
Roma lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture on "The Plight of the Roma in Eastern Europe." The speaker is Erika Schlager, international law counsel for the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.
Hong Kong discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents "Can Hong Kong Be Saved by an Apple?" a discussion regarding Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily's efforts to safeguard Hong Kong's way of life. Kin-ming Liu, Apple Daily, participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Book discussion noon The National Archives presents a discussion on the book "Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America." The book's author, John Chasteen, participates. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.
Human rights discussion noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion on "The Human Rights Perspective on Prostitution and Trafficking." The participants include Kathleen Peratis, Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Division chairman, and Kinsey Dinan, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health's National Center for Children in Poverty. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1618 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Lott speech noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents its Chamber Policy Insiders Forum, featuring Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, speaking on "Plans for the New Session." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Book discussion 4 p.m. Iran Books presents a discussion and book signing on "Takeover in Tehran: The Inside Story of the 1979 U.S. Embassy Capture." The speaker is Fred Reed, the book's author. Location: 6831 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Bethesda. Contact: 604/444-4889.
Theological dialogue 5:45 p.m. The Washington Theological Consortium Faculty Group on Mission and World Regions hosts a dialogue for faculty and colleagues on "The Singularity of Jesus Christ: Responses to the Papal Document 'Dominus Iesus.' " Location: Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/832-2675.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club features a book rap on "Smashmouth: Two Years in the Gutter with Al Gore and George W. Bush Notes from the 2000 Campaign Trail" by Dana Milbank, Washington Post White House correspondent. Location: 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7502 or 202/662-7129.
Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose hosts a book discussion on "Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future." Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, the book's authors, participate. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.
Book lecture 7:30 p.m. Borders Books and Music presents an author's discussion and book signing on "2 O'Clock Eastern Wartime," a period mystery by John Dunning. Location: Borders in Baileys Crossroads, 5871 Crossroads Way, Baileys Crossroads. Contact: 703/998-0404.

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