- The Washington Times - Friday, January 5, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Yugoslavia discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on changes in Yugoslavia and Serbia, and U.S.-Yugoslavia relations. The speaker is Goran Svilanovic, Yugoslavia's foreign minister. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593 or 202/965-2151.

Middle East forum 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a Friday Forum on the Middle East titled "Prospects for Peace: More Remote Than Ever?" The speaker is Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

4 p.m. Speaks at a farewell ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Fort Myer.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on new one-family houses sold and for sale in November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

Session schedule to be announced. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Linguistic Society of America meeting all day The Linguistic Society of America holds its 75th annual meeting.

Highlights noon "What Every Educated Person Should Know about Language and Why."

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

Journalism conference all day The National Press Club's Young Members Committee and the Regional Reporters Association sponsor a journalism conference on covering congressional delegations, federal agencies and the money flowing into political campaigns. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/776-9461 or 202/662-8731.

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

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Kevin Gottlieb, president of Kevin Gottlieb & Associates, "Grass-roots Lobbying and Coalition Techniques."

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

Clinton presidential materials move 8:30 a.m. The National Archives and Records Administration holds a one-time media viewing to film and photograph the move of the Clinton presidential materials.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. David Peterson, assistant archivist for presidential libraries at the National Archives and Records Administration, shrink-wrapping and loading boxes. Loading dock, Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets.

1:45 p.m. Loading of materials onto a C-5 transport plane, Andrews Air Force Base. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Employment-situation briefing 9:30 a.m. Katherine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, holds a news briefing on the employment situation in December. Location: Conference Center rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5902.

Graduation ceremony 10 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a graduation ceremony for the Transit Police Department's class of 18 officer recruits. Location: Meeting room, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Svilanovic visit briefing 11:30 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a briefing on the Washington visit of Yugoslav Foreign Minister Svilanovic. James O'Brien, special adviser to the president, participates. Note: Foreign media only please. Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8941.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association's Corporation Tax Committee holds a luncheon program, "A New Look at Section 355 Guidance." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Communion agreement news conference 1:30 p.m. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) hold a news conference to answer questions about the full Communion agreement and the historic new relationship between the ELCA and ECUSA. Presiding Bishop H. George Anderson (ELCA) and Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold (ECUSA) participate. Location: College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Wisconsin Avenue at Woodley Road NW. Contact: 978/281-3102, 773/380-2958 or 212/922-5385.

Holocaust discussion 2:30 p.m. The Newseum holds a discussion, "Inside Media: The Holocaust," on why the media downplayed the horrors of the Nazi death camps during World War II. The participants include Nesse Godin, Holocaust survivor; Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Shorenstein Center's Washington office; Laurel Leff, Northeastern School of Journalism; and Arthur Berger, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.

Russian Christmas festival 4 p.m. The Frank Foundation Child Assistance International, the Children's National Medical Center and the Embassy of the Russian Federation sponsor a Russian Christmas Tree Festival, celebrating Russian holiday traditions and benefiting the Children's National Medical Center and the Republican Children's Clinic of the Russian Federation. Activities include select dances from the "Nutcracker" by the Washington Ballet, pantomimes by the Stanislavsky Theater Studio, and a play performed by the Vakhtangov Theater. Ambassador and Mrs. Yuri Ushakov participate. Location: Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/298-5748.


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