- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 12, 2001


Tax-policy debate discussion 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, "The Current Tax Policy Debate: What Does It Mean for the American Taxpayer?" Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

'Milosevic Problem' discussion 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a discussion, "The Milosevic Problem," including issues surrounding possible prosecution of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The participants include Milan St. Protic, Yugoslav ambassador; Sonja Biserko, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia; and Richard Goldstone, former prosecutor, International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.


Travels to Crawford, Texas, for the Easter weekend.


Schedule not available.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on retail sales for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the Producer Price Indexes for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8 a.m. Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a meeting of the state energy advisory board. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/586-2214.
8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the directorate for mathematical and physical sciences advisory committee No. 66. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8807.
9 a.m. Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4025.
10 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds a meeting to discuss quality care in rural areas. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/653-7220.


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


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


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


Hurricane conference all day The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds the national hurricane conference. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/713-0622.
Holy Week all day The Washington National Cathedral presents Holy Week at Washington National Cathedral.
Maundy Thursday 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.
8 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing in the Crossing with Cathedral Men and Boys Choir.
10 p.m. Vigil with the Reserved Sacrament in Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea.
Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.
National Research Council meeting 8 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.
Survey release 9 a.m. The Employee Benefit Research Institute, the American Savings Education Council, and Mathew Greenwald and Associates hold a news conference to release "2001 Parent, Youth and Money Survey," a survey regarding educating children on finances and money management. Location: Conference rooms, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/775-6308 or 202-775-6321.
Energy report briefing 9 a.m. The James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy of Rice University and the Council on Foreign Relations hold a news briefing on "Strategic Energy Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century Findings of an Independent Task Force Report." Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9536.
McVeigh execution news conference 9 a.m. The Justice Department holds a news conference on issues surrounding the execution of Timothy McVeigh. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer participate. Location: Room 5137, Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2777.
National Urban League news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Urban League holds a news conference to release a survey showing college entrance tests like the SAT fail to capture leadership qualities and a letter signed by corporate leaders to college and university presidents urging them to stop over-reliance on college entrance exams. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 415/255-1946.
Private Conservation Day commemoration 10 a.m. The Competitive Enterprise Institute presents a second annual Private Conservation Day commemoration with the presentation of the 2001 Private Conservation Award. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-1854.
D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown-bag luncheon, featuring a panel discussion titled "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Health Care." The participants include Peter McCloskey Leibold, executive vice president/CEO of American Health Lawyers Association; David Florin, Crowell and Moring LLP; and Jerry Roscoe, ADR Associates LLC, mediator. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
"EnergyPlus" demonstration 12:30 p.m. The Energy Department presents a demonstration and distribution of "EnergyPlus," a new-generation computer simulation software program to help provide energy conservation and improve indoor environmental quality. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806 or 202/586-4940.
National Economists Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring a speech by Gautam Jaggi, Ernst & Young LLP, who discusses "The Flip Side of the Privacy Issue: Customer Benefits from Information Sharing." Location: Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Bush budget briefing 2 p.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration presents its constituents' briefing on the Bush administration's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Location: Polaris Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-6153.
Legal protection of internally displaced persons symposium 2 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law and the Law Library of Congress host a symposium on the legal protection of internally displaced persons, with a focus on women, children and the elderly.
Highlights 2:10 p.m. Overview of the Phenomena of Internally Displaced Persons.
4:15 p.m. Flora McDonald, former foreign minister of Canada, "The Plight of the Elderly."
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Surveillance plane crisis briefing 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on "The Surveillance Plane Crisis: Implications and Next Steps for U.S.-China Relations." The participants include Michael Armacost, Nicholas Lardy and Bates Gill of the Brookings Institution; Douglas Paal, Asia Pacific Society; and Minxin Pei, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Democracy session 2:20 p.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) holds a "Second Special Session on Democracy of the OAS Permanent Working Group on Representative Democracy." The participants include Alain Touraine, French sociologist and author of "What is Democracy"; Brazilian Ministers of State Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and Roberto Brant; Paraguayan Ambassador to the OAS Diego Abente Brun; and OAS Assistant Secretary General Luigi Einaudi. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3508.
Book discussion 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents Edmund White discussing his book "The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris." Location: Agriculture Department, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Landscapes lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a "Spotlight on Design" lecture on landscapes. The speaker is Richard Haag of the University of Washington's landscape architecture program. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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