- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 9, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Clinton legacy forum 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a forum on "President Clinton's Legacy," regarding policy challenges, historical significance and long-term impact of Mr. Clinton's two terms in office. The participants include Jonathan Rauch, National Journal columnist and Brookings writer-in-residence; Thomas Mann and Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution; Ann Compton, ABC News; Michael Isikoff, Newsweek; Lanny Davis, former White House special council; and David Maraniss, The Washington Post. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Ashcroft opponents news conference 10 a.m. Leaders of the Alliance for Justice, Handgun Control, the Human Rights Campaign, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, People for the American Way and the Sierra Club hold a news conference to announce a coalition opposing the nomination of John Ashcroft as U.S. attorney general. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/216-1547, 202/973-3032 or 202/467-4999.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

12:30 p.m. (local time) Makes remarks at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
4:10 p.m. (local time) Addresses the Ward Elementary School community, Chicago.

PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH

Travels to Washington, D.C., to take part in an education forum and receive military and intelligence briefings.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury Bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Postal Service holds a meeting. Location: Benjamin Franklin Room, Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/268-4800.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket No. 99-2071: Nguyen vs. INS; and Docket No. 00-5250: Shafer vs. South Carolina. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In recess until Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.N. reforms. U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Seat-belt use conference all day The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the National Highway Transportation Administration hold a conference on "Achieving Increased Seat Belt Use in Diverse Communities: The Law Enforcement Role." Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/658-1529.
Transportation Research Board meeting all day The National Academies National Research Council holds its annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/334-2138 or 202/334-3708.
Justice Department discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media breakfast on "The Department of Justice: Changes and Challenges for the New Decision Makers." The participants include Stuart Gerson, former acting attorney general; Charles "Rick" Rule, former assistant attorney general; Judson Starr, former chief of the Justice Department's environmental crimes section; and Dick Thornburgh, former U.S. attorney general. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
WISH List news conference 9:30 a.m. WISH (Women in the Senate and House) List holds a news conference to announce the final results of its campaign to endorse 200 pro-choice Republican women in the 2000 elections. Candy Straight, WISH List president, pollster Linda DiVall, and Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/479-1230.
National Association of Manufacturers briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a media briefing with human resources and workplace policy experts to discuss the labor policy agenda for the coming year. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3089.
Taiwan discussion 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Taiwan's Political Turmoil and Economic Troubles: Dimensions and Implications." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.
Chamber of Commerce briefing 11 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a news briefing on the chamber's 2001 agenda. The speaker is Tom Donohue, USCC president. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Travel Industry Association news conference 11 a.m. The Travel Industry Association holds a news conference to release a study on minority travel habits and patterns. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-2183.
U.S.-Russian relations briefing 11 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on "U.S.-Russia Relations: Present and Future." The speaker is Stephen Sestanovich, ambassador at large and special adviser to the secretary of state for newly independent nations. Note: Foreign media only please. Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8941.
American Association of School Administrators news conference 11 a.m. The American Association of School Administrators holds a news conference to introduce the four finalists in the 2001 National Superintendent of the Year program. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/875-0736.
Romania lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a lecture on "Romania's First Post-Communist Decade: An Assessment." The speaker is Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland at College Park. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Technology discussion 12:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Technology's Role in Economic Growth." Dan Sichel, the Federal Reserve Board's senior economist, participates. Location: 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Women's health discussion 1 p.m. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Inc. presents a discussion on "Women and Urologic Health." The speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss, Northern Virginia Pelvic Surgery Association. Location: Gateway, Women's Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/533-1155 or 800/222-2294.
Senate Democrat leadership positions news conference 1:30 p.m. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, holds a news conference on the Senate Democrat leadership positions. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5556.
Wetlands briefing 2 p.m. The Interior Department holds a news briefing to release new data on the decline in the loss of U.S. wetlands to development over the past decade. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participate. Location: Room 700, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Intellectual property rights discussion 6 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association holds a discussion on "Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights." The participants include James Adduci and Caridad Berdut, Adduci, Mastriani and Schaumberg; and Spence Chubb, U.S. International Trade Commission. Location: 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3488.
Tax increment funding discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a discussion on "Tax Increment Financing in D.C.: Banking on a Capital City." The participants include Chris Reutershan, Concord Partners; Herbert Miller, Lyte chairman; and Sheldon Stein, Valhal Corp. president. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Readings 7 p.m. The Czech Embassy presents an evening of presentations and readings to celebrate the 111th anniversary of the birth of Karel Capek, Czech columnist, novelist and playwright. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.


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