- The Washington Times - Friday, April 13, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Tax-cuts forum 10 a.m. The Club for Growth and the Media Research Center holds a forum on tax cuts, the stock market and network-newscast coverage of the Bush tax cut. The participants include Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard; Stephen Moore, Club for Growth president; L. Brent Bozell III, Media Research Center chairman; and Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, the Polling Company. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-5920 or 703/683-5004, Ext. 132.

Women's United Soccer Association event 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker Luncheon program featuring a prelude to the Women's United Soccer Association season-opening game Saturday between the Washington Freedom and Bay Area CyberRays. The participants include John Hendricks, founder of the new league; Julie Foudy, San Diego Spirit player and president-elect of the Women's Sports Foundation; and Kristine Lilly, Boston Breakers player. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas, for Easter weekend.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for February 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

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. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the science board to the FDA advisory committee. Location: Room 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-6687.

9 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds a meeting to discuss quality care in rural areas. Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/653-7220.

9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-8312.

1 p.m. Defense Department holds a panel meeting to review the V-22 Program. Location: Arlington Ballroom, mezzanine level, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/602-1515.

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. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. PDT Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a field hearing, "What are the Barriers to Effective Intergovernmental Efforts to Stop the Flow of Illegal Drugs?" Location: Committee Room, 12th floor, City Administration Building, 202 C St., San Diego. Contact: 202/225-5147.

GENERAL AGENDA

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

Good Friday highlights 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and homily in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea.

Noon Three hours' devotion in the nave with meditation and prayer during the first, second and third hours with Holy Eucharist administered from the Reserved Sacrament during the third hour and the Men and Girls Cathedral Choir.

4:30 p.m. Evening prayer in the War Memorial Chapel.

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

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities news conference 9:15 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a news conference, "Just the Facts: Tax Burdens on Typical Families" to show flaws and distortions in methodology used by the Tax Foundation for computing "Tax Freedom Day." Iris Lav, deputy director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Tax Foundation news conference 10 a.m. The Tax Foundation holds a news conference to announce "Tax Freedom Day" from federal and state taxes. Scott Hodge, executive director of the Tax Foundation, and J. Scott Moody, Tax Foundation economist, participate. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-4224.

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