- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 25, 2001


Communications revolution discussion noon The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a discussion, "The Worldwide Communications Revolution: The Export of the American Idea." The speaker is Reed Hundt, McKinsey and Co. senior adviser, and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Location: Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2306.

Africa news conference 1 p.m. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, holds a news conference on Africa and his meeting with the now-deceased Congolese President Laurent Kabila. Location: Capitol, House Press Gallery (H-315). Contact: 202/225-5136.


10 a.m. Attends an education event, Merritt Elementary School.
5 p.m. Meets with House and Senate education committee members, Cabinet Room of the White House.
7 p.m. Arrives at the residence of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., for dinner.


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Cost Index for December 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the executive committee of the Office of Research and Development Board of Scientific Counselors. Location: Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/564-6853.


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


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


10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing to consider "Evolving Fiscal Challenges." Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.


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


American Association of Political Consultants conference all day The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) holds the AAPC 2001 Inaugural Pollie Awards and Conference. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/651-7227.

Health advocacy conference all day Families USA holds its "Health Action 2001, Grass Roots Health Advocacy Conference."

Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; Diane Rowland, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured; and State Sen. Angela Monson, Oklahoma, opening plenary session.

12:45 p.m. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, Consumer Advocate of the Year awards

4:15 p.m. Plenary session: "Whither Medicare?"

5:45 p.m. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, special presentation.

Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Welfare reform forum 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a forum on "Inaugurating the Welfare Reform and Beyond Initiative: The Politics of TANF Reauthorization." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Foreign policy briefing 9 a.m. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Interhemispheric Resource Center hold a Foreign Policy in Focus briefing on "Bush's Foreign Policy Agenda." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 258.

Presidential appointments process discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a Transition to Governing Project discussion, "The Presidential Appointments Process: Computer Software to Help Appointees." The participants include: Donna E. Shalala, former health and human services secretary; former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh; Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute; Thomas Mann and Paul Light, Brookings Institution; and Terry Sullivan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, software presentation. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Home sales report news conference 10 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release its existing home sales report for December. Location: Third floor Board Room, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Ashcroft nomination news conference 10 a.m. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Alliance for Justice hold a news conference in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on attorney general nominee John Ashcroft. The participants include: James Hormel, former ambassador; John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president; Marisa Demeo, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund; Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority; and Karen Naraski, National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-3311.

Video-game report card release 10 a.m. Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Herb Kohl, Wisconsin Democrat, and David Walsh, president of the National Institute on the Media and Family hold a news conference to release the fifth annual Video Game report card. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0327, 202/224-0414, or 202/224-2240.

Exhibition preview 10 a.m. The Mexican Cultural Institute (MCI) holds a media preview of "Four Decades After the Muralist," part of the MCI permanent collection, in the Frida Kahlo Gallery, and "Otras Cosas: Mexican Modern Abstractions," a photographic exhibition in the Orozco Gallery. Location: MCI, 2829 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/728-1628.

Wreath-laying ceremony 11 a.m. The Embassy of Turkey presents the Turkish envoy laying a wreath to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Turkish Brigade receiving the U.S. Presidential Citation for Valor for its role in the Korean conflict. Ambassador Baki Iikin participates. Location: Korean Veterans War Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 703/602-6841.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring Joseph Farrell, deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis, discussing "Antitrust and Innovation Reflections on Whether Antitrust and Innovation Are In Tension or Reinforce Each Other." Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Pakistani women lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "The 'Unveiling' of Professional Pakistani Women," by Shahla Haeri, Boston University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016, or 202/691-4100.

Freedom Forum program noon The Freedom Forum presents "The World This Week," the first of 22 semimonthly programs involving journalists and embassy representatives, featuring media issues in India. Location: Newseum Broadcast Studio, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2887.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon program titled "Current Issues in Transfer Pricing and the Advance Pricing Agreement Program." The speakers are Sean Foley, Advance Pricing Agreement Program director, and Steven Wrappe, Deloitte and Touche. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Author lecture noon and 7 p.m. The National Archives presents an author lecture and book-signing on Norbert Goldfield's "National Health Reform American Style: Lessons from the Past, a Twentieth Century Journey." Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion on the role of U.S. diplomacy in the changing requirements of the 21st century. The speaker is H. Allen Holmes, Georgetown University professor, and former assistant defense secretary. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Prescription drug legislation news conference 1 p.m. Sens. James M. Jeffords, Vermont Republican, and Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, hold a news conference on prescription drug legislation. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5141 or 202/224-2551.

Women's rights discussion 4 p.m. The International Women's Human Rights Clinic of Georgetown hosts a discussion on "Women's Rights, Law and Technology in the Middle East: Using Technology to Advocate Legal Change in Muslim Societies." The speaker is Mahnaz Afkhami, president of the Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace. Location: Room 202, McDonough Hall, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Trade discussion 4 p.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents a discussion titled "Mechanisms for the Executive Branch and the Congress to Share Authority for Trade." The participants include: Jake Caldwell, National Wildlife Federation; Bob Cassidy, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering; Angela Ellard, House Ways and Means Committee staff; and Bruce Stokes, Council on Foreign Relations. Location: Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

National Building Museum lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture on "American Industry, Architecture and Engineering" in conjunction with an exhibition, "Monuments, Mills and Missile Sites: Thirty Years of the Historic American Engineering Record." The speaker is Eric DeLony, National Park Service's Historic American Engineering Record. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose holds a book discussion on "Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time." George McGovern, former U.S. senator from South Dakota, participates. Location: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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