- The Washington Times - Friday, February 2, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Briefing on Estonia's future in Europe 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Rejoining Europe: Estonia's Pursuit of European Union Membership." The participants are Tunne Kelam, Mari-Ann Kelam and Sergei Ivanov of the Estonian Riigikogu (parliament). Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Conservative Women's Network luncheon noon The Heritage Foundation and Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute host a Conservative Women's Network luncheon featuring Katherine Harris, Florida secretary of state. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9 a.m. Attends the Senate Democratic retreat at the Library of Congress.

11:30 a.m. Attends the Republican House-Senate retreat and makes remarks, Kings Mill Resort, Williamsburg, Va.

1:30 p.m. Travels to Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for January 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a hearing of the national committee on vital and health statistics' subcommittee on standards and security. Location: Room 705A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-3938.

10 a.m. State Department hosts an advisory committee on international law meeting. Location: Room 1205, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2767.

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

Welfare conference all day The University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy holds a conference on "The New World of Welfare: An Agenda for Reauthorization and Beyond."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: Children and Families; Issues Relating to Work.

1 p.m. Moving People Into Work.

2:40 p.m. Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan, and Ron Haskins, staff, human resources subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Wrap-Up Sessions and Predictions for Reauthorization.

Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 734/764-3490.

Democratic National Committee meeting all day The Democratic National Committee and the Association of State Democratic Chairs hold their winter meetings. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/863-8148.

Aviation summit all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an aviation summit on critical air-transportation problems.

Highlights 8 a.m. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican; and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Policy-makers Breakfast, "Implementing Change: Forging Local, State and National Consensus on a New Aviation Agenda."

Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health policy conference 8:30 a.m. The Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and the Health Affairs journal present the First National Health Policy Conference, "Critical Issues for a New Administration." Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Media discussion 8:30 a.m. The National Young Leaders Conference hosts a discussion with members of the Washington media. The participants include: Barbara Bradley, National Public Radio; Michael Cottman, The Washington Post; Matthew Rees, Weekly Standard; and Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/777-4192.

Environmental discussion 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on "Environmental and Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia." The participants include: Yearn Hong-choi, University of Seoul; Selig Harrison, Woodrow Wilson Center; and David Jhirad, Energy Department. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Groundhog Job Shadow Day event 9:30 a.m. The Labor Department hosts a Groundhog Job Shadow Day event for students from three Washington metropolitan schools so that they might gain a better understanding of how their school work relates to future job choices. Doug Gilmore and Lorna Newton, WHUR Radio, participate. Location: Great Hall, first floor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-3900.

Employment situation briefing 9:30 a.m. Katharine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, holds a news briefing on the employment situation in January 2001. Location: Conference Center Rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5902.

American Committee on Jerusalem briefing 9:30 a.m. The American Committee on Jerusalem holds a news briefing on "American Public Opinion on Jerusalem." The speakers are George Salem, American Committee on Jerusalem board member, and John Zogby, Zogby International president. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/237-0215.

Survey release 10 a.m. The Program on International Policy Attitudes holds a news conference to release a survey, "Americans on Foreign Aid and World Hunger: A Study of Public Attitudes." The Rev. David Beckman, Bread for the World president, and Steven Kull, survey author, participate. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-9400, Ext. 227.

Rwanda briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace presents a briefing on "The Challenge of Reconciliation, Justice and Renewal in Rwanda." The speaker is Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda. Location: Second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.

Trade policy conference 10:45 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on "U.S. Trade Policy for the Caribbean and Latin America." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Arrival address 11 a.m. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson addresses HHS employees upon his arrival at HHS and participates in a brief question-and-answer session with employees in attendance. Location: Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Serbia discussion 11 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about Serbia's new government. Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/332-0333.

Syria lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion by Murhaf Jouejati, Middle East Institute, on "Syria Under Bashar: External Continuity and Internal Change." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents the film "A Photographer of Harlem," documenting the life of photographer Austin Hansen. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

"Inside Media" discussion noon The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds an "Inside Media" discussion. Michael Getler, Washington Post ombudsman, participates. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Olsson's Books and Records holds a book discussion on "Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War Against America" by Laurie Mylroie, Iraq News publisher. Location: 1239 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-0211, Ext. 12.

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