- The Washington Times - Friday, June 8, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
9 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao addresses an Institute for Womens Policy Research conference. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/693-4650.
"Healing for the Homosexual" conference 7 p.m. Parents and Friends Ministries hosts the 10th annual "Healing for the Homosexual" conference, regarding conversion of homosexual men and women to heterosexuality. Location: Main Hall, Trinity College, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/371-2101 or 703/860-2711.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10 a.m. Speaks about the tax-cut bill, Des Moines, Iowa.
2 p.m. Attends the opening of the College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
Time to be announced Travels to Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the federal economic statistics advisory committee. Location: Rooms 1 and 2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5600.
9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to discuss pending business issues, including a report on voting irregularities occurring in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-8312.

SENATE
Schedule to be announced. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
11 a.m. House Government Reform, District of Columbia subcommittee and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committees oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee hold joint hearing on "The Outlook for the District of Columbia Government: The Post Control Board Period." The witnesses include Alice Rivlin, chairman of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Authority; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Linda Cropp, D.C. Council chairman. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee convention all day The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds its 18th national convention.
Highlights 7 p.m. Ralph Nader, Green Party presidential candidate.
Location: Marriott Crystal City Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/244-2990.
National Mental Health Association conference 8 a.m. The National Mental Health Association holds its 2001 conference, "Justice for All: Addressing Americas Mental Health Disparities."
Highlights 8 a.m. Plenary session, "Impact of Race and Poverty on Access to Quality Care."
12:15 p.m. Mental Health Media Awards Luncheon.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/969-6642.
D.C. Bar breakfast program 8 a.m. The D.C. Bar Association presents a breakfast program featuring Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican. Location: Hogan & Hartson, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Fatherhood summit 8:30 a.m. The National Fatherhood Initiative presents its fourth annual Summit on Fatherhood, "Broadening the Reach."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Adrian Branch, National Basketball Association chaplain, and former NBA player, keynote address.
12:30 p.m. Mayor William Ward of Chesapeake, Va., luncheon keynote address.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/948-0599.
NATO enlargement discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on NATO enlargement and the political and security situation in central and southeast Europe before the visit of President Bush to Europe. The speakers are Mikulas Dzurinda, prime minister of the Slovak Republic, and Eduard Kukan, foreign minister of the Slovak Republic. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Responsible Stem Cell Research Act news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, hosts a news conference to announce introduction of "The Responsible Stem Cell Research Act of 2001," which would authorize $30 million for ethical, adult stem cell research and establish a stem cell bank at the National Institutes of Health. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-3765.
Book symposium 11 a.m. The Family Research Council presents a symposium on its book, "Fifty Years After the Declaration: The United Nations Record on Human Rights." The participants include Charles Francis, Victoria, Australia, lawyer and book contributor; Patrick Fagan, Heritage Foundation; and William Saunders Jr., Family Research Council. Location: 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.
Rededication ceremony noon The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum host a rededication ceremony for the original Adas Israel synagogue, the oldest synagogue building in the nations capital, which now houses the society and museum. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation president; and local clergy participate. Location: 701 Third St. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.
Bush trip briefing noon The Heritage Foundation presents a media briefing on "President Bushs European Trip (beginning June 11) and Meeting with Russian President Putin." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Human rights discussion 12:30 p.m. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Catholic archbishop of Washington, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing international human rights. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Report release 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a news conference to release its report "Computer Exports and National Security in a Global Era: New Tools for a New Century." The participants include John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.
March and vigil 5 p.m. Women in Black Worldwide, a Jewish and Palestinian womens organization, holds a march from Dupont Circle to the White House for a vigil to mourn Palestinian and Israeli civilian casualties and protest escalating violence and Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Location: Dupont Circle, Connecticut and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/550-5881.
Celebration 6 p.m. The Genetic Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution host the Peoples Genome Celebration Weekend.
Highlight 6 p.m. Meeting at the Crossroads of Genetics reception and exhibits.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/966-5557.
Washington Opera fund-raiser 10 p.m. The Washington Opera presents its 43rd annual Opera Ball, "A Midsummer Night in Sweden," to raise funds for the opera company. Location: Swedish ambassadors residence, 3900 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 202/295-2468.

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