- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Easter egg roll 10 a.m. The White House hosts the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The participants include: President Bush and first lady Laura Bush; Education Secretary Rod Paige; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez, who will read from Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham." Location: South Lawn of the White House. Contact: 202/456-6313.

Vietnam veterans ceremony 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund hosts its third annual "In Memory Day" ceremony to honor men and women who died prematurely because of noncombat injuries and emotional suffering caused directly by their service but who are not eligible for inscription on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The participants include: Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi, keynote speaker; Jan Scruggs, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund president; Charles Dyke, International Technology and Trade Associates chairman; and Donna Jackson, daughter of a Vietnam veteran. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 19.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10 a.m. Participates in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, South Lawn of the White House.

2 p.m. Addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on his tax-relief plan, 1615 H St. NW.

4:50 p.m. Meets with Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month Treasury bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:

Docket No. 00-6374: Becker v. Montgomery; Docket No. 00-5961: Tyler v. Cain; and Docket No. 130: Orig. New Hampshire v. Maine. 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

U.S.-Chile trade forum 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds an international forum breakfast on the U.S. Chile-Free Trade Agreement and the Free Trade Area of the Americas. The participants include: Chilean President Richard Lagos and Foreign Minister Nicolas Eyaguirre. Location: International Hall of Flags, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5485.

Signing ceremony 9 a.m. The Veterans' Affairs Department holds a signing ceremony for a charter of commission studying delays in veterans' claims. Veterans' Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: Bradley Conference Room, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.

Report release 9 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies releases a report and holds a panel discussion on "Forsaking Fundamentals: The Environmental Establishment Abandons U.S. Population Stabilization." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Education survey briefing 9:30 a.m. Education Week and Public Education Network host a briefing and panel discussion on a national survey, "Action for All: The Public's Responsibility for Public Education." The participants include: Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat; Diana Lum, superintendent of Providence, R.I., public schools; Deborah Wadsworth, Public Agenda president; Wendy Puriefoy, Public Education Network president; Virginia Edwards, Education Week; and Celinda Lake, Lake, Snell, Perry and Associates polling firm. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450 or 202/628-7460.

Privacy seminar 9:30 a.m. The George Washington University Executive Master of Science in Information Systems Program presents a seminar on "Privacy in the Information Age." John Flannery, chief of staff of the Office of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, California Democrat, participates. Location: Suite 321, George Washington University Virginia Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Contact: 703/726-8310.

Tax protest noon The D.C. Area War Tax Resistance and Alternative Fund and the Louisa, Va., Alternative Fund hold a rally to donate $4,000 of resisted tax money to peace and human-needs oriented organizations rather than have the money go for military spending. Location: Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/635-3739 or 301/229-6384.

Tax relief rally noon Americans for Tax Reform hold a National Rally for Tax Relief. The participants include: Reps. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, and Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, and representatives of Americans for Tax Reform, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Citizens Against Government Waste, the Heritage Foundation, 60 Plus Association and the Small Business Survival Committee. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/785-0266.

Eggs rally noon United Poultry Concerns holds a rally to urge people not to buy or eat hens' eggs and to celebrate every day without eggs. Location: Washington Monument grounds, northeast quadrant, by the 16th Street oval parking lot sidewalk. Contact: 757/678-7875.

Hong Kong lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "The Soviet Union and the China Periphery: Taiwan and Hong Kong." The speaker is Michael Share, history professor at the University of Hong Kong. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Neuroscience lecture noon The National Institutes of Health presents a neuroscience lecture, "Molecular Control of Cortical Connectivity," by Dr. Anirvan Ghosh, Johns Hopkins University. Location: Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Internet discussion 12:30 p.m. The International Trade Association of Northern Virginia presents a discussion on "International Expansion of the Internet: Statistics Opportunities, Challenges" The speaker is Rob Masri, vice president/general counsel of Multicity.com Inc. Location: Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/860-8795.

Free trade briefing 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a briefing on "Whither the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)?" on the eve of the Quebec City summit on the future of the FTAA. The participants include: Charles Doran, SAIS, "The American and Canadian Agenda"; Riordan Roett, SAIS, "Brazil: Which Strategy?"; Sidney Weintraub, Center for International and Strategic Studies, "What the FTAA Could Be"; Carol Wise, SAIS, "The Latin American Agenda"; and Tamara Woroby, SAIS, "Mexico, Immigration and NAFTA." Location: Room 517, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Afghanistan forum 2 p.m. The Afghanistan Foundation presents a Capitol Hill policy-makers forum, "The Dilemmas of Assistance to Afghanistan." The speaker is William Maley, chairman of the Refugee Council of Australia, and author of "Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1177.

U.S. Distance Learning Association forum 2 p.m. The U.S. Distance Learning Association presents its 2001 national policy forum. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 800/275-5162.

Nagorno-Karabakh discussion 5 p.m. The The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Nagorno-Karabakh: The Key West Negotiations and the Prospects." The participants include Carey Cavanaugh, State Department, and Arman Kirakossian, Armenian ambassador to the United States. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-7721.

"Bonfire of the 1040s Tax Day Protest" 5:30 p.m. DC Vote holds a "Bonfire of the 1040s Tax Day Protest," protesting taxation without representation in the nation's capital. Roger Wilkins, civil rights leader and George Mason University professor, Mayor Anthony A. Williams, and Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, DC Vote executive director, participate. Location: Upper Senate Park, on Constitution Avenue just across the street from the Capitol (between Delaware and New Jersey avenues NW). Contact: 202/462-6000.

Moon speech 6 p.m. The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, delivers a message of reconciliation at a "We Will Stand!" celebration of faith and family. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/462-4179.

Free trade discussion 6:30 p.m. The D.C. Alliance for Democracy holds a discussion on the Free Trade Area of the Americas and its potential impact on Western Hemisphere countries. Location: Josephine Butler Center, 2437 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/726-1409.

Armenia lecture 7:30 p.m. The Library of Congress presents the ninth annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, "The Sharakan: Crown Jewel of the Armenian Liturgy." The speaker is Sahan Arzruni, musician, composer and teacher. Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

National Building Museum lecture 8 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture on an architect's 35-year career creating workplaces designed to be pleasant and productive. The speaker is M. Arthur Gensler Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Gensler Architecture, Design and Planning Worldwide. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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