- The Washington Times - Friday, July 13, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Chavez speech — noon — The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute presents a Conservative Women's Network luncheon. Linda Chavez, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, participates. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Missile-defense briefing — 1:30 p.m. — The Defense Department holds a news briefing on the restructured missile-defense program and testing plan. Location: Pentagon Briefing Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131

PRESIDENT BUSH
Time to be announced — Meets with Justin Washington, 6-year-old March of Dimes National Ambassador, White House.
Time to be announced — Meets with Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez, White House.
2:50 p.m. — Makes remarks on the patients' bill of rights, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
3:45 p.m. — Departs for Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for June. 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 June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the biological response modifiers advisory committee to discuss responses to the March 6, 2000, FDA gene therapy letter relating to adenovirus vector titer measurements and replication competent adenovirus levels reporting, and hear updates on the National Institutes of Health final action on serious adverse reporting. Location: Versailles Ballrooms I and II, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-0314.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.
SENATE
Schedule not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Armed Services, readiness and management support subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal 2002 for the Defense Department and the Future Years Defense Program, focusing on installation programs, military construction programs and family housing programs. Location: 232-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on proposals related to energy efficiency. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Russell Freeman to be ambassador to Belize; Sue Cobb to be ambassador to Jamaica; and Roger Noriega to be permanent representative of the United States to the Organization of American States, with the rank of ambassador. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
8:30 a.m. — Armed Services, special oversight panel on the Merchant Marine holds a hearing on the fiscal 2002 Maritime Administration Authorization Budget Request. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.
9:30 a.m. — Armed Services, military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2002 National Defense Authorization Budget Request. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. — Science , energy subcommittee marks up the Comprehensive Research and Technology Act of 2001. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill convention — 8:30 a.m. — The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill holds its annual convention, "United by Hope, Working for Change." Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/524-7600.
Ukraine briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "At the Break Point: Ukraine's Economic Future." Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
American Federation of Teachers conference — 9 a.m. — American Federation of Teachers presents its biennial Quality Educational Standards in Teaching, QUEST 2001 Conference, "Pursuing Excellence: It's Union Work."
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Education Secretary Rod Paige, plenary session.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/879-4458.
Sexuality conference — 9 a.m. — The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice presents the National Black Religious Summit V on Sexuality, "Breaking the Silence: People of Faith Joining Hands Across the Continents."
Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — John Kinney, dean of the Virginia Union University School of Theology, closing plenary.
Location: Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd St. NW. Contact: 202/582-0402 or 202/234-5034.
National Neighborhood Coalition forum — 9 a.m. — The National Neighborhood Coalition presents its July forum on "Affordable Housing and Smart Growth" with release of a report, "Affordable Smart Growth: Connecting Neighborhood Housing and Regional Vision." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.
Smithsonian Associates weekend seminar — 9:30 a.m. — The Smithsonian Associates presents a Weekend Seminar, "Developing Your Creative Potential in Life and Work." Location: Room 3037, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Save the Children news conference — 9:30 a.m. — Save the Children holds a news conference to call upon the United States to accept limits on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 203/221-4187.
Algeria discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "U.S.-Algerian Relations, African Issues and Progress in Economic and Social Reform in Algeria." The speaker is Abdelaziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Missile defense briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities holds a news briefing with missile-defense specialists critical of the Bush administration policies on national missile defense. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 845/424-8382.
French festival — 11 a.m. — The Hillwood Museum and Gardens hosts "Vive la France!" Bastille Day French Festival, featuring Baroque music, dance, theater and a special tour of its 18th-19th century French collection. Location: Hillwood Museum, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. Contact: Reservations required, 202/686-5807.
Israeli-Palestinian peace briefing — noon — The Foundation for Middle East Peace and Middle East Institute present a briefing, "Israeli-Palestinian Peace: The Desirable and the Possible." Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/835-3650, 202/785-1141.
National AIDS Fund ceremony — noon — The National AIDS Fund presents a ceremony to present 2000-2001 Caring Counts Awards recognizing National AIDS Fund AmeriCorps Program members for providing community-based HIV prevention education, testing and counseling and quality-of-life assistance. Location: DoubleTree Park Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/557-0821.
African peace lecture — noon — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a discussion on "African Peace and Renaissance." The speaker is Abdelaziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2298.
Alliance for Health Reform luncheon briefing — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform presents a luncheon briefing on "Leading Plans to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Pay for Prescription Drugs and Congressional Prospects." Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.
Lecture and concert — 7:30 p.m. — The Smithsonian Associates presents a discussion on the life of World War II era French singer Edith Piaf, "The Little Sparrow." Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Contact: 202/357-3030.

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