- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Climate conference all day The Pew Center on Global Climate Change holds a conference on "Fighting Fair Against Climate." Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/777-3519.
Anthrax vaccine meeting 10 a.m. The Institute of Medicine hosts a joint public meeting of its committees assessing safety and efficacy of anthrax vaccine for use in the U.S. military and reviewing Centers for Disease Control research on the vaccine. Location: Holiday Inn Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

To be announced.


7 p.m. Addresses technology business leaders at the Northern Virginia Technology Councils annual spring banquet, McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases U.S. international trade in goods and services for February. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the federal energy management advisory committee to provide advice and guidance on federal energy management. Location: Loews LEnfant Plaza Hotel, 480 LEnfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/586-3507.
8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the advisory committee for geosciences. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8500.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket No. 00-594: Cedric Kushner Promotions v. King; and Docket No. 00-346: Norfolk Shipbuilding v. Garris. 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.


Educational conference 8:30 a.m. The Food and Drug Law Institute holds its 44th Annual Educational Conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Dr. Jane Henney, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, "FDA Update."
12:15 p.m. Awards luncheon.
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/956-6293.
Police misconduct discussion 8:30 a.m. American Universitys Washington College of Law and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present a discussion on "Behind the Blue Wall of Silence: Understanding Police Misconduct Across America. " Charles H. Ramsey, D.C police chief, participates. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Protest 8:30 a.m. Greenpeace and other environmental groups hold a "Take Back the Earth Day" rally to protest President Bushs environmental policies and protocols. The speaker is Denis Hayes, father of Earth Day (April 22). Location: Ellipse/South Side of White House. Contact: 202/319-2432 or 202/319-2429.
Advertising campaign news conference 9 a.m. The American Psychological Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Advertising Council hold a news conference to premiere "ACT Adults and Children Together Against Violence, " a public service advertising campaign aimed at reminding parents and other caregivers of the role they play in forming childrens habits and attitudes about violence. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/338-5700.
Judicial elections conference 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerces Institute for Legal Reform and the Manhattan Institute present a conference on the political effects of "State Judicial Elections: Past, Present and Future. " Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Childrens Defense Fund conference 9 a.m. The Childrens Defense Fund holds its Annual National Conference 2001, "Leave No Child Behind: Transforming the World for Children."
Highlights 7 p.m. Reunion of black and white women who participated in "Wednesday in Mississippi" as part of the civil rights movement 30 years ago.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, contact: 800/233-1200.
Global warming discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Global Warming. " The speaker is Jan Pronk, environmental minister of the Netherlands and chairman of the International Talks on Global Climate Change. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Medical privacy rule briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation hosts a media event on "HHSs Medical Privacy Rule: What Impact Will Revisions Have on Patients and Quality of Health Care? " Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Federal acquisition conference 9 a.m. The General Services Administration presents Federal Acquisition Conference 2001. The speakers include Mitch Daniels, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-1231.
U.S.-China relations discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion on "What Now for U.S.-China Relations? " Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Earth Week media briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents an Earth Week media briefing on the role of business in cleaning the environment and how business growth is critical to environmental protection. Tom Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, participates. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Bush foreign policy discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a panel discussion on "Assessing the Bush Foreign Policy Transition. " Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Exhibition preview 11 a.m. The National Museum of Natural History holds a media preview of "Voyages of Discovery, " a major exhibition exploring the 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century British sea voyages of scientific exploration. Location: Executive Conference Room, first floor, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-2458 or 202/786-2950
Energy policies briefing noon Amnesty International USA and the Sierra Club host a luncheon briefing on the human costs of environmentally destructive energy policies. Location: Zenger Rooom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.
Awards luncheon noon The Luncheon Alliance for Justice holds its annual awards luncheon to honor individuals who advance the cause of justice. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/8226070.
Census discussion 1 p.m. The Census Monitoring Board presents a discussion on the Census Bureaus recommendation not to correct the 6.4 million people missed and 3.1 million counted twice in the 2000 Census. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6672.
Malta lecture 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture and reception on "The Megalithic Temples of Malta. " The participants include: Anthony Frendo, archaeologist, University of Malta, speaker; and George Saliba, ambassador of Malta, reception host. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030
Supreme Court discussion 7 p.m. The Georgetown University Public Policy Institute hosts a discussion on "Bush vs. Gore: The Policy Power of the Court Revealed to the American Public. " The participants include: E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution; William Kristol, Weekly Standard; Neal Kaytal, Georgetown University; Trevor Potter, Wiley, Rein and Fielding; and Peter Edelman, Georgetown University. Location: Georgetown University, 3600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/687-4324.

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