- The Washington Times - Friday, June 22, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Keating speech — 12:30 p.m. — Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Important Lessons Learned after the Oklahoma City Bombing." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Sudan Campaign protest — 3 p.m. — The Sudan Campaign holds a demonstration to protest slavery in Sudan and to encourage an end to genocide. Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat, and John Eibner of Christian Solidarity International will chain themselves to the Sudan Embassy. Location: Embassy of the Republic of Sudan, 2210 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/529-1090.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on minority health. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-5084.
8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards reliability and probabilistic risk assessment subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6885.
9:30 a.m.— U.S. Parole Commission holds a meeting to discuss parole issues. Location: 5550 Friendship Blvd., Fourth Floor, Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/492-5962.
1 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards plant license renewal subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m.— Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to consider the nominations of Alberto Mora to be general counsel of the Navy Department; Diane Morales to be deputy undersecretary of defense for logistics and material readiness; Steven Morello Sr. to be general counsel of the Army Department; William Navas Jr. to be assistant Navy secretary for manpower and reserve affairs; and Michael Wynne to be deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m.—Energy and Commerce, energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing focusing on "National Energy Policy: Conservation and Energy Efficiency." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA
Child abuse colloquium — 7:15 a.m. — The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children presents its ninth annual colloquium. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 405/271-8202.
Business forum — 8 a.m. — The Canadian-American Business Council holds its seventh annual Business Achievement Award Luncheon and International Business Partnership Forum. Michael Kergin, Canadian ambassador, and Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. trade representative, participate. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-6717.
Stem cells meeting — 8:30 a.m. — The Institute of Medicine hosts a meeting on "Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine." Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2186.
Testing computer software conference — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Professional Development Institute presents its 18th international conference and exposition on testing computer software, "Meeting the New Challenges of Testing." Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/270-1033.
Clean Diamond Act discussion — 9 a.m. — The National Press Club presents a discussion of the proposed Clean Diamond Act intended to restrict imports of "Conflict Diamonds" illegally obtained and sold to finance civil wars in Africa. The participants include: Rep. Tony P. Hall, Ohio Democrat; Steve Coll, The Washington Post; Matthew Runci, Jewelers of America; Alfred Majaye Dube, Botswana government; Claudius Davies, World Vision; and Marvin Kalb, Harvard Universitys Shorestein Center for the Press, moderator. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Water quality protection briefing — 10 a.m. — The Water Environment Federation and the U.S. Geological Survey hold a briefing on "Water Quality Protection: Scientific Insights for Successful National Policies." Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, delivers an opening keynote address. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2179.
Health care tax break legislation news conference — 11 a.m. — Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, and Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, hold a news conference to introduce health care tax break legislation that will address the opportunity for federal and military retirees to pay their health insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2023 or 202/225-1492.
Slovakias tourist industry program — 11 a.m. — The Embassy of the Slovak Republic holds a program on Slovakias tourist industry, "Discover Slovakia: From the Heart of Europe." Lubomir Harach, Slovak minister of economy, and Martin Butora, Slovak ambassador to the United States, participate. Location: 3523 International Court NW. Contact: 202/965-5160.
Mbeki visit briefing — 11:45 a.m. — The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing for foreign media on "The Upcoming Visit of South African President Thabo Mbeki." The participants include: Walter Kansteiner, assistant secretary of state for African affairs; Jendayi Frazer, senior director for African affairs at the National Security Council; and Sheila Sisula, South African ambassador to the United States. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8945.
Awards ceremony — noon — Common Cause hosts a luncheon ceremony to award its first annual John Gardner Public Service Award. The participants include: John Gardner, former health, education and welfare secretary, recipient; and Derek Bok, Scott Harshbarger and Wendy Marcus, Public Service Award, presenters. Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/736-5770.
Food security forum — noon — The State Department presents a secretary of states open forum titled "A Conversation on Agrobiotechnology and Food Security." Calestous Juma, Harvard Center for International Development, and Emmy Simmons, U.S. Agency for International Development, participate. Location: Dean Acheson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0532.
Hybrid cars news conference — noon — Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, holds a news conference on hybrid cars. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3906.
Health coverage briefing — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund present a briefing on "Health Coverage for Hispanic Americans: Why So Many Uninsured? What to Do?" The participants include: Claudia Schur, Project HOPE; Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Upper Cardozo Health Center, Washington, D.C.; Yolanda Vera, Western Center for Law and Poverty; Lisa Duchon, Commonwealth Fund; and Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, moderator. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.
Family planning programs briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The Population Resource Center and the Congressional Coalition on Population and Development present a luncheon briefing titled "Family Planning Programs Reduce Abortions: New Global Research Findings." The participants include: Steven Durand, Population Resource Center, moderator; Steven Sinding, Columbia University; Charles Westoff, Princeton University; and Julie DaVanzo, RAND. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/467-5030.
Chamber of Commerce briefing — 2 p.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a news briefing on the rollout of new TLDNs (top level domain names) ".biz," ".info" and ".pro." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Book lecture — 7 p.m. — The National Archives presents a lecture by Joseph Ellis, author of "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation." Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

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