- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 11, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

D.C. police announcement 10:30 a.m. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, holds a news conference to announce policing help for the District from federal agencies. U.S. Attorney Wilma Lewis, D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, and representatives from the FBI, the National Zoo and the U.S. Defense Protective Services participate. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Jordan situation 12:30 p.m. King Abdullah of Jordan addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, speaking on Jordan and the Middle East. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:05 a.m. Visits Concord Middle School, Charlotte, N.C., to discuss his education plans.

5:30 p.m. Discusses his budget and tax-cut plan and talks about controlling the rate of growth in federal spending at a rally at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the special medical advisory group. Location: Room 830, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5878.

10 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee's safety of life at sea subcommittee. Location: Room 4618, Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1444.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings 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.

Hurricane conference all day The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds its national hurricane conference.

Highlights 1:20 p.m. Joe Albaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

2:50 p.m. Jon Kelly, National Weather Service director.

3:30 p.m. Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center, Miami.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/713-0622.

Trade legislation forum 8 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents a forum, "Including Environmental Provisions in Trade Legislation: Why? What? How?" Location: Meridian Suites D&E;, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Defense Department ceremony 10 a.m. The Defense Department's 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee presents a ceremony to honor 34 Korean War veterans who reside at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home by presenting them with the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Location: Scott Building Theater, 3700 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 703/602-6841.

Rivers news conference 10 a.m. American Rivers hosts a news conference to release its 16th annual "America's Most Endangered Rivers" report for 2001, identifying 13 rivers facing serious environmental threats and the effects of the energy crunch on rivers. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-7550.

Airport capacity seminar 10 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Research Council's Transportation Research Board present a seminar on airport capacity and how it could be enhanced to better serve the nation's needs. Location: Lecture Room, National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3206, or 202/334-2138.

Trade discussion 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers hosts a panel discussion on the future of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, formerly known as "fast track") and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Location: Suite 600, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3099 or 202/637-3144.

Fair Taxes for All Coalition news conference 10 a.m. The Fair Taxes for All Coalition holds a news conference to announce a national ad campaign opposing the Bush administration tax-cut proposal and to release a state-by-state analysis of the impact of the proposed tax and budget plans. The participants include Gerald McEntee, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Ralph Neas, People for the American Way; Nancy Duff Campbell, National Women's Law Center; Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; and Hilary Shelton, NAACP. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/429-5047 or 202/467-4999.

Housing and Urban Development Department ceremony 11 a.m. The Housing and Urban Development Department holds a ceremony to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez and Attorney General John Ashcroft participate. Location: Cafeteria, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

National Research Council meeting 11:30 a.m. The National Research Council hosts a meeting on the validity of the "static stability factor" which measures vehicle top-heaviness in determining the likelihood a vehicle will roll over. Location: National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Trafficking lecture noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Trafficking of Women and Children in War and War-Like Conditions," by Christina Moore, World Health Organization mission, Skopje, Macedonia. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Easter egg dyeing demonstration 12:10 p.m. The Catholic University of America presents chemistry professor Diane Bunce, donning bunny ears and a furry-tailed lab coat, who will demonstrate the chemistry of Easter egg dyeing. Location: Maloney Hall Auditorium, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Rally 12:30 p.m. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) of Maryland holds a rally to discuss the changes resulting from last Friday's passage of collective bargaining rights for Maryland public university employees. Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, Campus Drive, College Park. Contact: 202/429-1053 or 410/837-3055, Ext. 41.

Faith-based initiatives news conference 2 p.m. The Coalition for Compassion holds a news conference to announce support for President Bush's faith-based initiatives. John DiIulio, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, participates. Location: Seventh Floor, Resources and Conservation Center, 1616 P St. NW. Contact: 202/204-5304.

Sino-Russian partnership seminar 2:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a seminar on "The Prospects for a Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Human rights discussion 5 p.m. American University presents a discussion on "Human Rights and Gender." The participants include: Gisela Rots, Women in International Society; Lori Handrahan, Human Rights and Gender consultant; and Anne Kahn, American University's School of International Service. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Einstein lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents an illustrated lecture, "Einstein: Listening to the Cosmos." The speaker is Marcia Bartusiak, science journalist. Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Burma discussion 6 p.m. American University presents a discussion on "Burma and Human Rights." Ka Hsaw Wa, co-founder of EarthRights International, participates. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Mexico news conference 6 p.m. The Embassy of Mexico holds a news conference with Mexican National Security Adviser Adolfo Aguilar Zinser. Location: 911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-1650.

"Big Dig" lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture on "The Big Dig in Boston," regarding the underground rerouting of downtown roadways, America's most expensive public works project. The speaker is Dan McNichol, author of "The Big Dig." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Rowan documentary screening 6:30 p.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum hosts a private reception and screening of "Carl Rowan: Breaking Barriers," a Newseum Production documentary on Mr. Rowan's life as a journalist, presidential adviser, ambassador, TV commentator and crusader. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713 or 703/284-3766.

Burmese New Year celebration 7 p.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds a Burmese New Year celebration with slide-illustrated lecture on foods and customs of Thingyan and a traditional dinner. The lecturer is Irene Khin Wong, owner of Saffron 59 catering company. Location: Teaism Penn Quarter, 400 Eighth St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Robinson speech 7:30 p.m. The University of Maryland Committee on Africa and the Americas presents a "Resistance and Social Justice in Africa and the Diaspora" colloquium series lecture titled "The Debt: What America Owes Blacks." The speaker is Randall Robinson, founder/president of TransAfrica. Location: Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076 or 301/405-4621.

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