- The Washington Times - Friday, June 15, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Religious identity lecture — 7:30 p.m. — The Washington National Cathedral hosts a lecture on "Changes in American Religious Identity Stemming From Increasing Diversity" in a country where Muslims outnumber Presbyterians and Episcopalians and will soon outnumber Jews. The speaker is Diana Eck, professor at Harvard Divinity School. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248 or 202/537-6240.
Caregiver seminar — 7:30 p.m. — The Smithsonian Associates and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development present a weekend seminar, "Caring for the Caregiver." Rosalynn Carter, former first lady, participates. Location: Ripley Dillon Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

PRESIDENT BUSH
11:20 a.m. (All times are local to the events.) Meets with Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, Warsaw.
12:45 p.m. Participates in a news conference with Mr. Kwasniewski, Warsaw.
1:30 p.m. Meets with Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, Warsaw.
4:25 p.m. Lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Warsaw.
4:55 p.m. Lays a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial.
8:45 p.m. Attends a state dinner in his honor, Warsaw.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for May. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the anesthetic and life-support drugs advisory committee. Location: Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the committee on equal opportunity in science and engineering. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8094.
8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the recombinant DNA advisory committee. Location: Conference Room D, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.
9:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the overseas schools advisory council. Location: Conference Room 1105, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/261-8200.

SENATE
Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing to continue to examine the growing problem of cross-border fraud. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE
Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
11 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds hearing, "The Use of Prosecutorial Powers in the Investigation of Joseph M. Gersten." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Church-burning conference all day The National Coalition for Burned Churches and Community Empowerment holds a National Church Burning Status Conference, "Church Burning Hate Crime Continues: The Untold Story."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Funders briefing, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 843/853-5363.
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations meeting all day American University hosts the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Medical innovation conference 8:30 a.m. The National Academies hosts a conference, "Medical Innovation in the Changing Healthcare Marketplace." The keynote speaker is Dr. David Lawrence, Kaiser Permanente. Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2823.
Tax-policy forum 9 a.m. The Federalist Society presents a forum, "Federal Tax Policy at the Dawn of the 21st Century." The participants include Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution; Fred Goldberg, Skadden Arps; and Andrew Samwick, Dartmouth College. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/822-8138.
Military Toxics Project news conference 9:30 a.m. The Military Toxics Project and Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, hold a news conference to release a report, "Defend Our Health: The U.S. Militarys Environmental Assault on Communities," and to announce legislation, "The Military Environmental Responsibility Act," which would require that the military be subject to the same environmental, worker and public-safety laws that govern other entities. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/225-8045.
Vigil and fast noon The Service Employees International Union concludes a Justice for Janitors vigil and fast for the plight of the nations low-wage worker and immigrants. Location: Capitol, Capitol Reflecting Pool, West Front. Contact: 202/857-3410.
Slovakia seminar noon The Embassy of Slovakia presents "Slovakia Grand Opening," celebrating the opening of its new chancery building, through July 4, featuring a seminar, "Human Rights in Slovakia," and focusing on its Roma minority. Location: New chancery building, Slovak Embassy, 3523 International Court. Contact: 202/965-5160.
Trafficking forum noon The Johns Hopkins Universitys Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum, "Trafficking in Women and Children: Increased Demand and Flourishing Recruitment." Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of "The Donner Party," a 1992 film that depicts the 1846 Sierra Nevada crossing that ended in death and cannibalism. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.
"E-health" briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform presents a briefing, "E-health: You, Your Doctor and Information Technology: How the Internet and Other Technologies Are Changing American Health Care." The participants include Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, moderator; Dr. Mark Smith, California Health Care Foundation; Dr. Mark Leavitt, Medscape; and Dr. Joseph Scherger, University of California, Irvine, Medical School. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

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