- The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2001


Charitable organization debut 11 a.m. King & Spalding holds a news conference to announce a new charitable organization committed to reducing the global threat of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. Ted Turner, Turner Broadcasting Systems; Sam Nunn, former U.S. senator from Georgia; and Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, participate. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 404/827-1383 or 202/626-5502.

Embassy of China reception 6:30 p.m. The Embassy of China hosts a reception and concert by the Washington Symphony Orchestra to welcome the giant pandas to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Ambassador Li Zhaoxing participates. Location: Embassy of China, 2300 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-6030.


2:40 p.m. Awards the Presidential Citizens Medal to 28 Americans for their service and accomplishments, Pavilion of the White House.


11:30 a.m. CST Meets with a bipartisan group of Senate and House members to discuss defense issues, Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas.


2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on consumer installment credit for November. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


10 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national advisory committee for acute exposure guideline levels for hazardous substances. Location: Rooms 8236-8240, Nassif Building, Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/554-1404.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:Docket No. 99-9136: Daniels vs. United States; and Docket No. 99-9073: Buford vs. United States. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Convenes at noon. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Transportation Research Board meeting all day The National Academies National Research Council holds its annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Highlights 10:15 a.m. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, address and panel discussion, Ballroom, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, and Washington Hilton. Contact: 202/334-2138 or 202/334-3708.

Drug Information Association workshop all day The Drug Information Association holds a workshop on "Adverse Experience: Post Marketing Surveillance in the New Millennium." Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 215/628-2288.

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

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Jeff Birnbaum, Fortune magazine's Washington bureau chief, "The Role of the Press in the Lobbying Community."

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

Democratic Leadership Council retreat all day The Democratic Leadership Council sponsors a two-day retreat for new Democratic Senate staff to discuss strategy for the 107th Congress. Location: Airlie Center, Warrenton. Contact: 202/546-0007.

Federal planning and urban revitalization meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Capital Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments holds a meeting on "Federal Planning, Urban Revitalization and Smart Growth in the National Capital Region." Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/962-3220.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing 9 a.m. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a public hearing to review government regulations on licenses for private hydropower dams. Location: Room 2-C, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/208-0680.

"Globalization Index" news conference 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Moises Naim, editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine, announcing the "Globalization Index," a ranking of 50 countries according to their levels of integration into the global economy. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/255-8455 or 301/530-1210.

National Organization on Disability briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Organization on Disability holds a news briefing to discuss the record turnout among voters with disabilities and the state of the nation's voting equipment from a disability perspective. Location: Conference Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-5960.

Awards ceremony 10 a.m. The Energy Department holds an awards ceremony to recognize some of the most notable scientific and technological results undertaken by the Energy Department complex during its 23-year history. Deputy Energy Secretary T.J. Glauthier and Duncan Moore, White House Office of Science and Technology, participate. Location: Indian Treaty Room, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Report release 10 a.m. The National Farmers Union holds a news conference to release a report on "Consolidation in Food and Retailing and Dairy: Implications for Farmers and Consumers in a Global Food System." The participants include Leland Swenson, National Farmers Union president; and report authors Mary Hendrickson and William Heffernan, University of Missouri at Columbia. Location: Conference Room, Suite 790, Hall of State Building, 400 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/544-1600.

Motherhood conference 10 a.m. The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood holds a conference on a new advocacy campaign to raise awareness about the need to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women and infants around the world. The participants include Reps. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, and Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat; Nils Daulaire, Global Health Council president; Jill Sheffield, Family Care International; Joyce Holfield, USAID. Location: Second Floor, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-5900.

Metro ride preview 10:30 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) conducts a special media preview subway ride to visit five new Green Line stations Congress Heights, Southern Avenue, Naylor Road, Suitland and Branch Avenue that will open five days later. Location: Metro Media Relations and Transit System Development Office, Branch Avenue Metro Station, Branch Avenue at Auth Way, Prince George's County. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Federal Communications Commission briefing 10:30 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) holds a background briefing on the items to be considered at its Jan. 11 open meeting. Location: Conference room No. 1, eighth floor, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.

Signing ceremony 11:30 a.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts a ceremony for Peru to sign the Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons. Ambassador Manuel Rodriguez, Peruvian envoy to the OAS, participates. Location: Hall of Heroes, OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6386.

Health Affairs briefing noon Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation present a briefing on prognosis for Bush administration action on the uninsured. The participants include Mark Pauly, professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School; Judith Feder, Georgetown University; Chip Kahn, Health Insurance Association of America president; Ronald Pollack, executive director of Families USA; Steven Schroeder, president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Susan Dentzer, "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Postmodern medicine lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research sponsors a lecture on "Postmodern Medicine" as part of the 12th annual Bradley Lecture Series. The speaker is Sally Satel, Yale University School of Medicine. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

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