- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 4, 2001


Black leadership discussion 10 a.m. The National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and the Independent Black Majority hold a discussion on "Who Speaks for Blacks?" The participants include Robert Woodson, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise president; Harry Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce president; Phyllis Berry-Myers, executive director of the Center for Black Leadership; John Sibley-Butler, University of Texas at Austin; Bishop Harold, founder of the National Center for Faith-Based Initiative; the Rev. DeForest Soaries, New Jersey secretary of state; and Herbert Lusk, founder of People for People. Location: Suite 300, 1424 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/518-6500.

Presidential transition discussion 11 a.m. The National Press Club's Professional Affairs Committee and the Regional Reporters Association sponsor a discussion on covering the presidential transition. The participants include Thomas McLarty, President Clinton's first White House chief of staff; Kathy Kiely, national congressional reporter for USA Today; and Sheila Tate, Nancy Reagan's press secretary. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.


Travels to Syracuse, N.Y., to attend the funeral of Jack McAuliffe, the father of his friend and fund-raiser Terence McAuliffe.

2:55 p.m. Holds a women's and children's health event with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, East Room of the White House.


No schedule available.


Meets with high-tech executives on the second day of an economic forum, Governor's Mansion, Austin, Texas.


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.
10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories and orders for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


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


No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Donald Evans to be commerce secretary. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


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


Campaign Management Institute all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its Campaign Management Institute.

Highlights 11:10 a.m. Carlyle Gregory, president of the Carlyle Gregory Co., discusses using issues to frame a message.

Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Lobbying Institute all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its Bi-annual Lobbying Institute.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Anne Wexler, president of the Wexler Group, "Building National Coalitions."

Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Presidency discussion 9:15 a.m. The Center for the Study of the Presidency holds a panel discussion on the 43rd president and the 107th Congress. The participants include: David Abshire, president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency; Sens. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, and Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; and Michael Beschloss, George Edwards and James Pfiffer, presidential experts. Location: Columbus Club Room, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/872-9800.

Voting rights summit 9:30 a.m. The Howard University School of Law hosts a national "emergency summit" to develop a response to the denial of voting rights during the 2000 presidential election.

Highlights 10 a.m. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Democrat.

12:20 p.m. Al Sharpton, National Action Network president, Shadow Inauguration to Restore Voting Rights.

11:50 a.m. Martin Luther King III, Southern Christian Leadership Conference president, national voter-registration drive.

2:10 p.m. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat.

2:20 p.m. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, voter participation impact on 2001 redistricting.

4 p.m. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, and Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau director.

4:45 p.m. Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, closing summary.

Location: Moot Court, Houston Hall, Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Immigrants report discussion 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion on a new report titled "Immigrants in the United States 2000: A Snapshot of America's Foreign-born." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Albright speech 10:30 a.m. The State Department's Foreign Service Institute hosts an address by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright to the Foreign Service Institute community. Location: auditorium, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, 4000 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/302-7411 or 202/647-2492.

Election 2000 briefing 11 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on "A Pollster's View of Election 2000." The speaker is John Zogby, president of Zogby International. Note: Foreign media only please. Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8948.

Office of National Drug Control Policy news conference 11 a.m. The Office of National Drug Control Policy holds a news conference to issue a final annual report on the state of the nation's anti-drug efforts. Retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, participates. Location: press briefing room, the White House. Contact: 202/395-6618.

Leahy-Ashcroft meeting 11:30 a.m. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, meets with Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft. Location: 433 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3693.

Save the Manatee Club news conference 1:30 p.m. The Save the Manatee Club makes an announcement on the progress of a federal manatee protection lawsuit filed in January 2000. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/258-3072 or 407/539-0990.

Linguistic Society of America meeting 4 p.m. The Linguistic Society of America holds its 75th annual meeting.

Highlights 4 p.m. The role of vernacular dialects in reading.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/835-1714.

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