- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 17, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Afghanistan lecture — noon — The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture titled "Afghanistan: Fundamentalist Extremists." The speaker is Arnaud de Borchgrave, president/CEO of United Press International, and Washington Times editor at large, who recently returned from a two-week stay in Afghanistan. Location: Fifth Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Stem-cell research news conference — 1 p.m. — Reps. Carolyn D. Maloney, New York Democrat, and Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, hold a news conference on stem-cell research. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-7944 or 202/225-5341.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:30 a.m. — Delivers remarks on his upcoming trip to Europe, World Bank.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearing on ballistic missile defense policies and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2002. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine media concentration, focusing on the Federal Communications Commission rules and issues associated with restrictions on media ownership. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on proposals related to reducing the demand for petroleum products in the light duty vehicle sector. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Asa Hutchinson to be administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up funding legislation for agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2002. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee marks up the Omnibus Maritime Improvements Act of 2001. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
11 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the "Energy Advancement and Conservation Act of 2001." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1 p.m. — Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on the Comprehensive Energy Research and Technology Act of 2001. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
2 p.m. — Education and the Workforce, education reform subcommittee holds a hearing on "From Research to Practice: Improving America's Schools in the 21st Century." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m. — Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "Opportunities and Advancements in Stem Cell Research." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m. — Resources Committee marks up the Energy Security Act. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA
Contract Services Association of America meeting all day The keynote speaker is Mitchell Daniels, Office of Management of Budget director. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-0600.
Cancer conference — 8:30 a.m. — The American Institute for Cancer Research holds its 11th annual research conference on diet, nutrition and cancer.
Highlights 10 a.m. Dr. Paul Talalay, Johns Hopkins University, media briefing on new discoveries regarding the role of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage) in fighting cancer.
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-7744 or 202/253-4340.
Report release — 10 a.m. — The National Council for Research on Women holds a news conference to release its report, "Balancing the Equation: Where Are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology?" Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, and Sally Ride, physics professor at the University of California, San Diego, and former astronaut, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-1999.
Initiative presentation — 11 a.m. — The Housing and Urban Development Department and the government of the District of Columbia host the Washington, D.C. presentation of "Building a Better Community," an initiative to strengthen neighborhoods by turning abandoned houses into affordable homeownership opportunities. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez and Mayor Anthony Williams participate. Location: 3906 First St. SW. Contact: 202/727-5011.
Senate committee news conference — 11:45 a.m. — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hosts a news conference on its chairman's priorities for the committee. Sen. James Jeffords, Vermont independent, committee chairman, participates. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5141.
Swearing-in ceremony — 1:15 p.m. — The Interior Department holds a swearing-in ceremony for newly confirmed Interior officials. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Trade discussion — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a talk on "The New World Trade Organization Round from the U.S. and European Points of View." Participants are Robert Zoellick, U.S. trade representative, and Pascal Lamy, member of the European Commission in Charge of Trade. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Genetics lecture — 6 p.m. — The Smithsonian Associates presents a discussion on the book, "The Seven Daughters of Eve," regarding the discovery that among most people of European descent particular DNA strands pass through the maternal line, making it possible to trace genetic makeup to seven female archetypes in Africa. The speaker is the book's author, Bryan Sykes, genetics professor at Oxford University's Institute of Molecular Medicine. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
American Academy of Family Physicians ceremony — 6 — p.m. The American Academy of Family Physicians hosts a ceremony to announce national winner and runners-up in its annual "Tar Wars" poster contest for fourth and fifth grade students on the positive effects of not smoking. Location: B-338-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/232-9033 or 800/274-2237, Ext. 5222.

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