- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 20, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Faith-based initiatives forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum titled "Government Funding of Faith-Based Initiatives: Compassionate Conservatism or Corrupting Charity?" The participants include: Barry Lynn, Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Joe Loconte, Heritage Foundation; Melissa Rogers, Baptist Joint Convention; Michael Tanner, Cato Institute; Marvin Olasky, author of "Tragedy of American Compassion"; and Keith Pavlischeck, Civitas Program in Faith and Public Affairs. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Welfare reform forum 6:30 p.m. The Brookings Institution and the Annie E. Casey Foundation present a live Webcast of a forum on the successes and shortcomings of welfare reform enacted in 1996 and up for reauthorization in 2002. The participants include: Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute, moderator; Robert Kuttner, American Prospect; Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan; Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard; and Ron Haskins, Brookings and Anne E. Casey Foundation. On line: http://www.brookings.edu. Contact: 202/797-6105.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Missouri to promote his education plan.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the shipping coordinating committee and the maritime safety committee. Location: Room 2415, Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/647-4000.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders, hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-8508: Kyllo vs. United States; Docket Number 99-1884: Lackawanna County D.A. vs. Coss; and Docket Number 99-1978: United States vs. Hatter. 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

American Council on Education meeting all day The American Council on Education holds its 83rd annual meeting, "Shaping Public Policy With New Leaders."

Highlights 7:15 a.m. Stanley Ikenberry, American Council on Education president; and Terry Hartle, American Council on Education senior vice president, "Higher Education Priorities in the New Administration," Breakfast for presidents, chancellors and chief academic officers.

9 a.m. George Will, columnist, author and political commentator.

12:30 p.m. Education Secretary Roderick Paige.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/939-9365.

National Congress for Community and Economic Development conference all day The National Congress for Community and Economic Development holds a Washington policy conference on community and economic development.

Highlights 8 a.m. Breakfast roundtables with federal agencies.

Noon Congressional luncheon.

5:30 p.m. Closing reception on Capitol Hill.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/289-9020.

Organization of American States conference all day The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts a conference on "The Role of Regional and Multilateral Organizations in the Defense and Promotion of Democracy."

Highlights 9 a.m. OAS Secretary General Cesar Gaviria and Chilean Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, Opening Session.

1 p.m. Foreign Minister Surin of Thailand, luncheon address at the World Bank.

Location: Hall of the Americas, OAS, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Industrial energy symposium all day The Energy Department's Office of Industrial Technologies holds the 4th Industrial Energy Efficiency Symposium and Exposition.

Highlights 8 a.m. Eamonn Fingelton, former editor of the Financial Times and Forbes.

2 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: "Supply Chain Management" and "Long-Term Technology Trends."

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 877/648-7967.

Census forum 9 a.m. The presidential members of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board hold a forum to discuss recent findings on the effects of census undercounts and the need for the use of modern scientific methods in census 2000. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6672.

Consumer Federation of America news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release new information on household wealth, consumer attitudes toward saving, what kind of programs would persuade consumers to save and to announce a grant from Bank of America Foundation for a program to enroll low-income savers. Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research briefing 10 a.m. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research holds a news briefing on the effect of a U.S. decision to deploy a proposed National Missile Defense system on U.S.-China relations. The presenter is Dingli Shen, international relations professor and deputy director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/270-5500.

National Association of Manufacturers news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to analyze the specific provisions of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and how they may be applied to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ergonomic regulations. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.

Steel industry forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "What's Wrong With the Steel Industry Again?" The participants include: Thomas Danjczek, Steel Manufacturers Association; Charles Bradford, steel analyst; and David Phelps, American Institute for International Steel. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Washington Convention Center Authority news conference 11:30 a.m. The Washington Convention Center Authority Local, Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Task Force holds a news conference and public meeting on contracting and employment activities of the Washington Convention Center Authority and its construction manager, Clark/Smoot.

Highlights 11:30 a.m. News conference.

Noon Public meeting.

Location: Atrium, Carnegie Library, 800 Mt. Vernon Square. Contact: 202/626-1107.

Committee for Education Funding news conference noon The Committee for Education Funding holds a news conference to challenge Congress and the Bush administration to increase federal education funding to 5 cents on the dollar within five years and to release a poll showing that Americans select education as their top priority for using the federal budget surplus. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon program discussion on "Developments in the Tax Court." The speaker is Thomas Wells, chief judge, U.S. Tax Court. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Book lecture noon The National Archives sponsors a lecture by Frederick Voss, National Portrait Gallery's senior historian, on his book, "Portraits of the Presidents," which includes pictures and a concise biography of each president and reveals the background of each portrait. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

U.S.-Brazil issues discussion noon The National Press Club hosts an Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring members of a Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Brazil discussing an "Open Letter to President Bush on U.S.-Brazil Issues." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents the film, "Duke Ellington's Washington: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Neighborhood." Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, Auditorium, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon, featuring a slide-illustrated lecture on literary maps. The speaker is Martha Hopkins, Library of Congress exhibit director. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Transportation poll news conference 12:30 p.m. AAA Mid-Atlantic holds a news conference to release the "Mid-Atlantic Transportation Poll 2001." Topics include cellular phone use by drivers, traffic congestion in the Washington area, highway threats that concern motorists, another Potomac Bridge and teen driving. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/AAA-4100.

Eastern Europe lecture 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "Nationalism, Liberalism and National-Liberation Struggles in Eastern Europe and the USSR," by Alexander Motyl, deputy director of Rutgers University's Center for Global Change and Governance. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Cold War lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture on "A View of the Cold War From the Inside Out," regarding the Russian point of view. The speaker is by Sergei Khrushchev, author of "Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower," and son of the former Soviet leader. Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Business seminar 6:30 p.m. The Northern Virginia Small Business Development Center presents a seminar, "Personalized Service in the Age of Privacy: A Survival Guide for Internet Businesses," regarding permission-based marketing. Location: Suite 200, Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 703/277-7700.

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation meeting 7 p.m. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation holds public meetings to present leading alternatives to rail transit between Springfield and Tysons Corner, near the Capital Beltway, Feb. 20-21. Location: George C. Marshall High School Cafeteria, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Contact: 804/786-4443.

D.C. General Hospital forum 7 p.m. D.C. General Hospital hosts a community forum linking globalization to the privatization of D.C. General Hospital. The participants inculde: Bob Naiman, Center for Economic Policy Research; Dennis Cain, D.C. General employee; and Roger Newell, Teamsters Union. Location: D.C. General Hospital. Contact: 202/232-8997.

Judicial branch lecture 7:30 p.m. The Presidential Classroom Scholars Program sponsors a lecture for high school participating students on "The Judicial Branch." The speaker is Eugene Sullivan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces associate judge. Location: Salons A, B, and C, Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road. Contact: 202/328-6521.

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