- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 10, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Marriage and taxes briefing 9:30 a.m. The Institute for Policy Innovation, the Institute for American Values and Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society present a policy briefing, "How Will the Current Tax Debate Affect Marriage and Families?" Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 888/557-4474 or 212/246-3942.

Education lecture 5:30 p.m. Georgetown University hosts the 2001 Reverend Edward B. Bunn, S.J., Memorial Lecture, "Tempi: Education in an Age of Acceleration." The speaker is the Rev. Leo J. O'Donovan, Georgetown's outgoing president. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5602.

PRESIDENT BUSH

12:50 p.m. Hosts a working visit with King Abdullah of Jordan, Oval Office of the White House.

3 p.m. Delivers remarks on character education, East Garden of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Administration for Children and Families holds a meeting of the president's committee on mental retardation. Location: Channel Inn, 650 Water St. SW. Contact: 202/619-0634.

10 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the shipping coordinating committee. Location: Room 2415, Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1527.

1 p.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service board of advisers. Location: Crystal Mall 3 (Room 438), 1931 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/607-1162.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Holy Week all day The Washington National Cathedral presents Holy Week at Washington National Cathedral.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Homily in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea.

Noon Holy Eucharist and Homily at the High Altar.

4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer in War Memorial Chapel.

Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Federal Election Commission conference all day The Federal Election Commission holds its annual conference for trade associations. Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/694-1100.

Tax credits discussion 9 a.m. The Center for Studying Health System Change presents a discussion on "How to Make Tax Credits for Health Insurance Work: The Role of Purchasing Pools." Location: Salon A, Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/484-3475 or 202/264-3484.

Debt cancellation discussion 9:30 a.m. Oxfam International presents a discussion on "Strengthening the Fight Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS The Need for Deeper Debt Cancellation." Gene Sperling, former White House chief economic adviser, participates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-1001.

World Bank news conference 10 a.m. The World Bank hosts a news conference to release its report, "Global Development Finance 2001." Location: Room J1-050, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/473-1796.

National Institute on Drug Abuse news conference 10 a.m. The National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a news conference to announce a new public health initiative, "Prescription Drugs: Misuse, Abuse and Addiction." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-6245.

Institute of Museum and Library Services budget briefing 10 a.m. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) holds a media briefing on the Bush administration's fiscal 2002 budget provisions for IMLS, which provides federal grants, technical and professional assistance to museums and libraries. Location: Room M-07, Nancy Hanks Center (Old Post Office Building), 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-8339.

General Services Administration budget briefing 10:30 a.m. The General Services Administration (GSA) holds a news briefing on the GSA's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Bill Early, GSA chief financial officer, participates. Location: CPO Conference Room 2134, 1800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/501-1231.

Mars mission discussion noon The National Press Club holds a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion, "2001 Mars Odyssey: The Search for Life on the Red Planet," regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's new mission to determine if water is present on Mars and the possibility of life there. The speaker is G. Scott Hubbard, director of NASA's Mars program. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Ireland speech noon The National Organization for Women (NOW) presents an address on "President Bush and Reproductive Rights," regarding the role students can play in NOW's Emergency Campaign to Save Women's Lives and pressuring the government to uphold women's rights. The speaker is Patricia Ireland, NOW president. Location: Ballroom, Student Union Building 2, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.

Iranian elections lecture noon The Middle East Institute presents a lecture on "Iran's Presidential Election: Reform, Retrenchment or Renewal?" The speaker is Daniel Brumberg, government professor at Georgetown University, and author of "Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran." Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/687-4327 or 202/785-1141.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown bag luncheon program titled "Bush vs. Clinton: The New Administration's Response to Clinton Labor Regulations." The participants include Connie Bertram, Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti LLP; Gregory Watchman, Paul, Hastings, Janofsy & Walker LLP; and Lynn Rhinehart, AFL-CIO Legal Department. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring John Glascock, real estate professor at George Washington University, speaking on "Washington Metro Area House Prices: Measurement and Trends." Location: Freddie Mac, 8250 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Antitrust enforcement discussion 12:30 p.m. Joel Klein, the former head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, addresses a National Press Club luncheon, discussing "Competition Policy and Antitrust Enforcement in the Global Economy." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Smart Growth discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a Smart Growth discussion, "Exploring Elusive Edgeless Cities," regarding sprawling office developments on the suburban fringe. The speaker is Robert Lang, Fannie Mae Foundation. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Environmental Media Services news conference 1:30 p.m. The Environmental Media Services sponsors a news conference to provide analysis of the proposed budgets of the Interior Department, the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: The Nest (Mezzanine Level), Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-6670 or 202/289-2405.

Groundbreaking ceremony 1:45 p.m. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the "Maryland Technology Center," which will house 1,200 non-federal employees who will develop the complete technology overhaul for the Internal Revenue Service. The participants include Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat; Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, and Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat; and Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Location: CSC site, Harkins Road and Ellin Road, Lanham. Contact: 202/228-1122.

Judicial Watch news conference 2 p.m. Judicial Watch holds a news conference to announce legal action against Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, and the National Republican Congressional Campaign for soliciting campaign contributions while offering invitations to meetings with Bush administration officials. Larry Klayman and Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch participate. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

Kyoto forum 2:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum on "Scrapping Kyoto: Wise or Not?" Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

U.S.-China relations forum 5 p.m. American University holds a forum on U.S.-China relations. The participants include Quansheng Zhao, director of the Division of Regional and Comparative Studies and professor of international relations at American University; Elizabeth Dahl, Ph.D. candidate, American University's School of International Service; and Louis W. Goodman, dean of American University's School of International Studies, moderator. Location: Butler Board Room, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Drug war discussion 5:30 p.m. The Friedrich Ebert Foundation's Washington Office and the Women in International Security present a panel discussion on "European-American Cooperation in the Fight Against Drugs." Location: Root Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/405-4020.

Europe lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents "Europe: Socialism After Progress?" The speaker is Norman Bimbaum, Georgetown University law professor. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Technical marvels restoration lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum and the American Society of Civil Engineers' National Capital Section present "Restoring Europe's Technical Marvels," by Sir Neil Cossons, English Heritage chairman. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Town meeting 6:30 p.m. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, hosts an election reform town meeting on possible congressional legislation to modernize voting machinery and procedures to prevent long lines and ballot errors, and to ensure equal access to vote. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Free-trade forum 7 p.m. George Mason University's International Commerce and Policy Program hosts "Free Trade in the Americas?" The participants include Roger Stough, Desmond Dinan and Ken Reinert, George Mason University's International Commerce and Policy Program; William Crosbie, Canadian Embassy; Maria Cameron, Commerce Department; Raul Urteaga, Mexican Embassy; and Maria Christina Alves, Brazilian Embassy. Location: Room 329, Building 0, George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/993-8200 or 703/698-7711, Ext. 347.

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