- The Washington Times - Monday, June 25, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS

Bias discussion 8:45 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a discussion on "How to Understand Bias While Covering Politics." The speakers are Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists chairman, and Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Reapportionment discussion 5 p.m. George Washington University´s Graduate School of Political Management holds a discussion, "Reapportionment: Who Wins, Who Loses?" Bob Berenson, Congressional Quarterly; Bernadette Budde, Business-Industry Political Action Committee; Charles Cook, the Cook Report; Ron Faucheaux, Campaigns and Elections; Mark Mellman, the Mellman Group; and Jack Oliver, Republican National Committee, will participate. Location: 708 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/994-6467 or 202/994-1423.


PRESIDENT BUSH

12:20 p.m. (CDT) — Makes remarks on faith-based initiatives at the 69th annual Conference of Mayors, Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit.

3:30 p.m. —Participates in the 2001 Presidential Scholars Medallion Ceremony, DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets NW.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee on infant mortality. Location: Georgetown Latham Hotel, 3000 M St. NW. Contact: 301/443-2170.


SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

3:30 p.m. — Appropriations Committee marks up the "Fiscal 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill." Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


GENERAL AGENDA

Khobar memorial ceremony — 9 a.m. — No Greater Love holds a ceremony honoring victims on the fifth anniversary of the June 25, 1996, bombing of Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia. The participants include Louis J. Freeh, FBI director and keynote speaker, and Whitten Peters, former Air Force secretary and master of ceremonies. Location: Section 59, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/783-4665.

National Trust for Historic Preservation news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation will announce "America´s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places." Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1510 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/588-6013 or 202/251-0220.

National Association of Realtors briefing — 9:45 a.m. — The National Association of Realtors will release the existing home sales report for May. Location: Third Floor Boardroom, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Racial discrimination complaints news conference — 10 a.m. — Willie Gary and Geoffrey Gitner, plaintiff attorneys, will outline antitrust and racial discrimination complaints against the ExxonMobil Corp. Joe Mamo, owner of DAG Petroleum Corp., participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/973-5806 or 202/973-2928.

St. John´s Wort news conference — 10 a.m. — The Council for Responsible Nutrition discusses the dietary supplement St. John´s Wort, which is used to help fight depression. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-2424 or 202/872-1488.

Trademark filing ceremony — 11 a.m. — The Commerce Department´s United States Patent and Trademark Office celebrates the 100,000th electronic trademark filing. The Trademark Electronic Application System recorded the application on June 4. It was filed by the General Electric Co. for the mark "GE" to be used on its plastic products. Location: Suite 0100, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Museum, 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-8341.

Sudan briefing — noon — The Middle East Institute presents "Sudan: Myth and Reality." The speaker is Hashim Mustafa Omer El-Tinay, founder and president of the Salam Sudan Foundation. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Global warming issues discussion — noon — The Citizen Summit on Climate Change holds a meeting of economic, business, religious and scientific community leaders to discuss global warming issues. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/365-9307 or 202/223-6133.

Health lecture — noon — The National Museum of Health and Medicine presents a lecture in its Noontime Brown Bag Series, "March On, Woman: Women´s Health and Women in the Military." Army Lt. Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, office of the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will speak on mental health concerns and sexual trauma in the military. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Building 54. Contact: 202/782-2200.

Kyrgyz Republic discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a talk on the political and economic situation in the Kyrgyz Republic. The speaker is Muratbek Imanaliev, foreign minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Mitchell speech — 12:30 p.m. — Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, Maine Democrat, chairman of a Sharm el Sheik fact-finding commission, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "The Middle East." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Film screening and forum — 6 p.m. — Amnesty International hosts a film screening and public forum to introduce its report "Crimes of Hate, Conspiracy of Silence: Torture and Ill-Treatment Based on Sexual Identity." The participants include: Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat; Michael Ehrenzweig, producer of "Paragraph 175"; Rodney Lutalo, Uganda human rights activist; Michael Heflin, Amnesty International; and Cynthia Rothschild, report co-author. Location: Visions Theater, 1927 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-0200.

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