WASHINGTON -- The Senate prepared subpoenas Friday for Monica Lewinsky and two other witnesses who will testify next week in depositions for President Clinton's impeachment trial. The two parties also chose senators to oversee the questioning that could lead to videotaped or live testimony on the Senate floor.

The activity came the day after majority Republicans made some concessions to Democrats and the White House but primarily muscled their own ideas through the Senate on a 54-44 party-line vote for arrangements covering what could be the trial's final two weeks.The proposal calls for the trial to end by Feb. 12, unless more witnesses are called, with a vote on perjury and obstruction of justice charges against Clinton.

Before that, however, Lewinsky, presidential friend Vernon Jordan and White House aide Sidney Blumenthal would give videotaped depositions, beginning Monday through Wednesday.

The plan would allow witnesses to be questioned on the Senate floor following the depositions, if a majority agreed.

The Republicans have chosen Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio to be at Lewinsky's deposition, Fred Thompson of Tennessee for Jordan's questioning and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania at the session for Sidney Blumenthal.

The Democrats picked Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, John Edwards of North Carolina and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut to attend the depositions but made no decision on which proceeding each would attend.

With the trial in recess, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott expressed the weariness of senators with the trial so far. "I'm really glad to be anywhere but where I've been for the last three weeks, tethered to the floor of the United States Senate," he told the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "We feel like we're free at last . . . to get out in our respective states and not be in session today."

The trial resumes Feb. 4, at which point the Senate could consider any objections raised but not resolved during the depositions. Any requests for additional witnesses or discovery would require the agreement of the Senate Republican and Democratic leaders.

Once those issues are resolved the Senate would act on any motions to allow the videotapes to be shown or to call the three witnesses to testify in the Senate chamber.

Democrats had opposed live witnesses or deposition videotaping, fearing the public would see Lewinsky talking about sexual relations with the president, even though House prosecutors have pledged to stay away from sex in the depositions and some GOP senators have expressed reservations about Lewinsky testifying live.

The Senate voted 55-43 Thursday against a motion by Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., to go immediately to closing debate and votes on the two articles of impeachment. Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., was the only senator to cross party lines, consistent with his maverick vote Wednesday against a Democratic motion to end the trial now and in favor of a GOP motion to depose the three witnesses.

Party lines held, however, for a 54-44 vote that defeated Daschle's alternative to the Republican plan. The Democratic proposal, in part, would have limited public evidence of the depositions to written transcripts.