- The Washington Times - Friday, January 4, 2002

In Crawford, Texas.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on the employment situation for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m.
Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0845.

Lobbying seminar all day American University holds its Public Affairs Institute (formerly the Lobbying Institute) through Jan. 12. Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Political campaigning seminar all day American University holds its Campaign Management Institute through Jan. 10. Location: Room 6, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Pickpocket prevention class 7:30 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority holds a class for police officers. Location: fifth-floor training room, Metro, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority meeting 9 a.m. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) holds its monthly Board of Directors meeting. On the agenda is adoption of the 2002 budget and authorization of allocation of federal relief runds for the closing of National Airport. Location: second-floor board room, MWAA, 1 Aviation Circle, Reagan National Airport. Contact: 703/417-8370.
Employment situation briefing 9:30 a.m. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a media briefing on the December employment situation. Location: Conference Center, Rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5902.
Ceremony 11 a.m. The 3rd U.S. Infantry (Old Guard) holds a ceremony to present the 500th Tomb Guard Identification Badge, one of the Army's highest honors. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/696-4183.
Daschle speech noon The Center for National Policy hosts a speech by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota on the U.S. economy, "America's Economy: Rising to Our New Challenges." A question-and-answer period is scheduled. Location: first floor, National Guard Memorial Building, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4117.
Israel discussion 12:30 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine hosts "The State of Israel v. Dr. Azmi Bishara." The speaker is Hassan Jabareen, Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1325.
Anthrax story news conference 1 p.m. Participants in the U.S.Capitol Police conference include Lt. Dan Nichols, U.S. Capitol Police. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5151.
Defense Department update 2:45 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a Defense Department update for foreign media. Victoria Clarke, Defense Department, participates. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6356.
H. Rap Brown case briefing 6 p.m. Peace and Justice holds a news briefing on the case of Jamil Amin (H. Rap Brown). Location: conference rooms, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/422-8135.

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