- The Washington Times - Friday, February 16, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Northern Ireland discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The Northern Ireland Peace Process: Where Are We Now?" The speaker is David Trimble, first minister, Northern Ireland government. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Pork politics discussion 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a panel discussion on "Congress and the Politics of Pork." The participants include: Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat; Frances Lee, Case Western University; and Jeff Plungis, Detroit News. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Rancho San Cristobal, municipality of San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico, to meet with Mexican President Vicente Fox.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on housing starts and building permits for January 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for January 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for January 2001. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holds the 2001 FDA Science Forum. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 301/924-7077.

10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a second meeting of the advisory committee for the 2003 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-03 Advisory Committee), to consider any consensus views or proposals introduced by the advisory committee's informal working groups. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0763.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. 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

School violence conference all day The University of Maryland's National Center for Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice holds a regional conference on "Preventing School Violence and Delinquency: Research to Practice."

Highlights 9 a.m. George Sugai, director of the University of Oregon's Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, keynote address, "School-wide Positive Behavioral Supports."

Noon Fox Butterfield, author and New York Times reporter, luncheon keynote address, "All God's Children and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence."

Location: Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, University Boulevard and Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.

Youth conference all day The National Network for Youth holds a conference on "Youth and Adults: Uniting for Community Change."

Highlight 9 a.m. National Council on Youth Policy Meeting.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/703-7949.

Conservative Political Action Conference 9 a.m. The American Conservative Union presents the 28th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, Republican Conference chairman.

9:30 a.m. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, chairman, Rules and Administration Committee, "Campaign Finance."

10 a.m. J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio secretary of state, "Election Reform."

10:30 a.m. Steve Forbes, editor and publisher of Forbes magazine, former Republican presidential candidate.

12:10 p.m. Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican; Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness; Henry Cooper, High Frontier; and retired Lt. Col. Oliver H. North, Freedom Alliance, moderator, "A Force for the Future: Respecting and Rebuilding the U.S. Military."

1 p.m. Alan Keyes, former Republican presidential candidate.

1:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Chabot, Ohio Republican; John Bolton, American Enterprise Institute; Thomas Jacobson, Freedom Alliance; and Kim Holmes, Heritage Foundation, "Foreign Policy With a Touch of Iron."

2:20 p.m. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence chairman; Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican; and Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum, "The Privacy Crises: Who Controls Your Information?"

3:20 p.m. Rep. Melissa Hart, Pennsylvania Republican; Susan Orr, Family Research Council; Michael Schwartz, Concerned Women for America; and Andrea Sheldon Laffery, Traditional Values Coalition, "Pro-Life Policies for the New Administration."

4:10 p.m. Rep. Bob Schaffer, Colorado Republican; Colorado Gov. Joe Rogers; Michelle Easton, Clare Booth Luce Institute; and James Parmelee, Northern Virginia Republican PAC, moderator, "Opportunity for All: Breaking the Education Monopoly."

5 p.m. Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association, "Protecting the Second Amendment: Freedom's Battle Continues."

7:30 p.m. Karl Rove, senior adviser and assistant to President Bush; Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister; Ronald Reagan Award presentation.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-8602, Ext. 16 or 703/738-5924.

Cyber-smears discussion 9 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law presents a discussion on "Countering Cyber-Smears: How to Protect Your Online Reputation." Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4210.

Greek religion seminar 10 a.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a seminar titled "Ancient Greek Religion: From the Oracle at Delphi to the Mysteries at Eleusis." Diane Harris-Cline, University of Cincinnati and Howard University, participates. Location: Dillon Ripley Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Defense Department visit 10:30 a.m. The Defense Department hosts a visit by Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Seishiro Eto to the Pentagon. Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon participates. Location: River Entrance, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Film screening noon The National Archives holds a Black History Month event featuring the screening of "Duke Ellington's Washington: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Neighborhood," released in 1999, and celebrating the history of New York's Harlem. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Census data briefing 1 p.m. The Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census holds a media briefing on the Census 2000 race and Hispanic data that will be part of the state redistricting files scheduled for release in March. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3030.

Vigil 6:30 p.m. The Central American Resource Center and the Salvadoran Emergency Committee hold a vigil in support of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Salvadoran nationals in the United States to assist them in aiding earthquake victims in El Salvador. Location: Lafayette Park in front of the White House. Contact: 202/328-9799.

Lecture 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) sponsors a lecture on "The Western Cemetery at Giza." The speaker is Ann Macy Roth, professor of classics at Howard University. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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