- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 17, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS

Falun Gong news conference 10 a.m. Local Falun Gong practitioners hold a news conference to release the "2001 Report on Extensive and Severe Human Rights Violations in the Suppression of Falun Gong, " and to urge the international community to support the American resolution condemning Chinese human rights violations and calling for religious freedom in China. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/256-4705.
Genetic engineering debate 1:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) presents a debate on "Genetic Engineering: What Are the Ethical Limits? " The participants include: Ronald Bailey, Reason magazine, and Adam Wolfson, Public Interest, debaters; plus Christopher DeMuth, American Enterprise Institute, introduction. Location: 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH

1:20 p.m. Addresses a protocolary session of the Organization of American States (OAS), OAS, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NE.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on housing starts and building permits for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the Consumer Price Index for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket Number 00-276: United States v. United Foods; and Docket Number 00-492: Alabama v. Bozeman. Location: 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

Falun Gong news conference 10 a.m. Local Falun Gong practitioners hold a news conference to release the "2001 Report on Extensive and Severe Human Rights Violations in the Suppression of Falun Gong, " and to urge the international community to support the American resolution condemning Chinese human rights violations and calling for religious freedom in China.
Highlights 5 p.m. Candlelight vigil, outside Chinese Embassy, 2300 Connecticut Ave. NW. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/256-4705.
Environmental Media Services news conference 10 a.m. Environmental Media Services presents a news conference featuring a coalition of environmental leaders protesting the Bush administrations environmental policy. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.
National Association of Manufacturers news conference 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers releases its latest long-term economic forecast. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090 .
Organ donation news conference 10 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to announce the "Workplace Partnership for Life, " a nationwide workplace-based partnership encouraging organ, tissue, marrow and blood donation. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
Managed care forum noon The Cato Institute presents a Policy Forum on "The Politics of Managed Care: Second Opinions, New Options. " Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Drugs lecture noon The Church of Scientology presents a lecture, "Clear Body, Clear Mind, " salvaging society from the effects of drugs, by Dr. Astrid Reeves. Location: 1701 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/667-6404.
Antibiotic resistance forum noon The Coalition for Affordable Quality Health Care convenes a forum to identify causes and solutions to antibiotic resistance and to introduce "Save Antibiotic Strength, " a nation and local education effort. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/299-4499.
Thompson speech 12:30 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson address a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, presenting a new national iorgan donation initiative. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7516.
"In Honor of Women" luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Greater Washington Society of Association Executives hosts its "In Honor of Women" luncheon to recognize women who set standards of excellence in their professional lives. Tipper Gore, wife of former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, participates. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/828-4642.
Fire hazards news conference 12:30 p.m. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) holds a Recall Roundup news conference to announce a nationwide campaign to rid homes of fire hazards, including recalled products that could lead to fires. The participants include: Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; Ann Brown, Consumer Product Safety Commission chairwoman; and Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Location: D.C. Fire Engine Station No. 3, 439 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/504-0580, Ext. 1184.
Faith-based development lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents "A Case Study for the New Challenges Facing Faith-based Development: Lutheran World Relief. " The speaker is Kimberly Krasevac-Szekely, Lutheran World Relief. Location: Room 507, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Earth Day 2001 news conference 1:45 p.m. Earth Day 2001 holds a news conference on the role of the United States and the World Bank in global warming. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 845/424-8382.
Grimms Fairy Tales lecture 4 p.m. Georgetown University presents "The Spiritual Secret of the Grimms Fairy Tales. " The speaker is the Rev. G. Ronald Murphy, professor of German at Georgetown University and author of "The Owl, the Raven and the Dove: The Religious Meaning of Grimms Magic Fairy Tales. " Location: Room 104, Healy Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Cntact: 202/687-4328.
Work transitions discussion 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a discussion on "Starting the Next Chapter of Your Life: Dealing with Work Transitions. " The speaker is Dorothy Cantor, psychologist and author of "What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up? " Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.


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