- The Washington Times - Friday, February 23, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

National debt conference 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a conference on "Does It Really Make Sense To Pay Off the National Debt?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Justice Thomas discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law hosts a panel discussion to examine the record Justice Clarence Thomas has compiled as he nears the end of 10 years on the U.S. Supreme Court. The panelists include: Scott Douglas Gerber, Roger Williams University Law School and author of "First Principles: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas"; Nancie Marzulla, Defenders of Property Rights; and Mark Miles and Steve Wermiel of the Washington College of Law. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Camp David to meet with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. General Accounting Office's federal accounting standards advisory board holds a meeting. Location: Room 6N30, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/512-7350.

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

Australian issues conference all day The Australian Studies Association of North America holds its 2001 conference on Australian issues. Location: Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-7464 or 202/687-7347.

National Congress of American Indians conference all day The National Congress of American Indians holds its Executive Council Winter Session 2001. Sen. Tim Johnson, South Dakota Democrat, participates. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.

Journalism conference all day The Regent University School of Journalism and Christianity Today co-sponsor the Sixth Annual Regent University Journalism Conference.

Highlights 10:15 a.m. James Edwards, adjunct professor of journalism at Regent University's Washington Graduate Journalism Center, "The Press and Washington Policy-making: Clashing Worldviews Meet Practical Politics," Room 402; and George Archibald, Washington Times reporter, "Rep. Barney Frank: A Case Study of Sexual Appetite, Ethical Lapses, and Political Survival," Room 403.

11:45 a.m. William Brown, dean of Regent University's College of Communication & the Art; Lee Edwards, World and I; David Aikman, adjunct professor of journalism at Regent University's Washington Graduate Journalism Center; Jim Black, executive editor of the radio broadcast "Breakingpoint with Chuck Colson" of Prison Fellowship Ministries; and Anita Blair, Independent Women's Forum president, luncheon and panel, "A Rational Strategy To Make American Journalism More Responsible," Hilton Alexandria/Old Town.

1:45 p.m. George Archibald, Bill Gertz, and John McCaslin of The Washington Times, "Case Study: The Washington Times Covers Washington," Auditorium; and William Brown, dean of Regent University's College of Communication & the Art, "Heroes, Celebrities, Role Models in American Culture," Room 403.

4:15 p.m. Tim Graham, World magazine, "Personal Reflections, Observations of the Media Coverage of the 2000 Election," Room 200; and Philip Bom, professor of government and international studies at Regent University, and Wes Pippart, former White House press corps member, "The American Press and the Presidency, "What's the Relationship?," Auditorium.

Location: Regent Unversity's Washington Graduate Journalism Center, 1650 Diagonal Road, Alexandria. Contact: 800/373-5504.

Economic development summit all day The International Council of Shopping Centers holds its 2001 economic development summit, "Shaping the New Agenda."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Defining Issue Hour.

9:30 a.m. Congressional Roundtable.

Location: Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7817.

Virginia State Reading Association conference all day The Virginia State Reading Association holds its 34th annual conference, "Odyssey 2001 … Destination: Literacy."

Highlights 8:50 a.m. "The Internet and Reading Instruction Can Go Hand in Hand."

12:30 p.m. "Balanced Literacy in the 21st Century."

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 757/868-6071.

Agricultural forum all day The Agriculture Department sponsors its Agricultural Outlook Forum 2001.

Highlights 8:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions on grains, cotton, diary products, meat, water and air quality, trade, bioproducts and commodities trading.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-3050.

Korea discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "South Korea's Economic Agenda and North Korean Policy." The speaker is Yang Sung-Chul, South Korean ambassador. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Health policy discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a health policy discussion titled "Third World Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research and Development." The speaker is Iain Cockburn, Boston University. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

E-commerce forum 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club presents a forum titled "E-Commerce Tomorrow: Life and Death." The participants include: Tod Cohen, EBay; Elissa Matulis Myers, Electronic Retailing Association; Orde Kittrie, Office of the Undersecretary of State; Pamela Rucker, National Retail Federation; Miriam Sapiro, Verisign/Network Solutions; and Sharon Freeman, Lark-Horton Global Consulting and All American Small Business Exporters Association. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Budget forum 9:30 a.m. The National Housing Conference holds its annual budget forum, "Eliminating Critical Housing Needs: The Fiscal 2002 Budget." Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/393-5772.

Music seminar 9:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a seminar on "The Music of Franz Joseph Haydn." Yvonne Caruthers, National Symphony Orchestra cellist, and Roland Hutchinson participate. Location: Lecture Hall, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave. SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Business forum and luncheon 9:30 a.m. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) holds a "Reaching New Heights in International Markets" Minority Business Forum and Luncheon.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. "Doing Business With OPIC," OPIC, 1100 New York Ave. NW.

Noon Luncheon, Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/336-8690 or 202/336-8744.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents a Black History Month film, "The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels," regarding 20 black soldiers sent by the U.S. Army on a 2,000-mile trek to test the use of bicycles. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

"Housing for the People" news conference 2:30 p.m. The United Salvadoran Communities of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area holds a news conference to provide details on the "Housing for the People" project involving 50 prefabricated houses built by volunteers and being shipped to El Salvador as part of the earthquake-relief effort. Location: Laborers Joint Training Fund, Laborers International Union of North America, 4849 Lydell Road, Cheverly. Contact: 703/538-5909.

Vigil 5 p.m. The American Committee for Peace in Chechnya holds a vigil to raise concern about the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Chechnya. Location: In front of the Russian Embassy. 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-5101, Ext. 134.

Indonesian Human Rights Network conference 6 p.m. The Indonesian Human Rights Network holds a conference. Location: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 301/384-8583.

Iraq discussion 6:45 p.m. The D.C. Coalition to Stop the War Against Iraq holds a discussion on "The Silent U.S. War: Iraqi, Palestinian and Cuban Peoples Under Siege." Location: Parish Hall, St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Contact: 202/452-7454.

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