- The Washington Times - Friday, April 20, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Earth Day news conference 9:30 a.m. The Center for the Moral Defense of Capitalism and the Ayn Rand Institute hold a news conference to explain why they oppose Earth Day and to detail plans for a counterdemonstration and march to protest Earth Day. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 540/548-2918 or 703/625-3296.
Womens forum 6:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center hosts a banquet to open its Annual Womens Forum, celebrating "50 Years of Women at the Law Center. " Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Quebec City for the Summit of the Americas, today through Sunday.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

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

AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration holds a meeting of the American Statistical Association Committee on Energy Statistics. Location: Eighth Floor Conference Center, Energy Department, 950 LEnfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/287-1709.
9 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committees safety of life at sea subcommittee. Location: Room 6319, Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2988.

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. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference — all day — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws holds its 2001 conference, "A Celebration of Personal Freedom."
Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — "A Harm Reduction Approach to Teen-agers and Drugs/Marijuana."
10:10 a.m. — "Medical Marijuana."
1:30 p.m. — "Whats Happening in Europe and Canada and How Can It Help Us?"
Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/483-8751.
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service conference — all day — The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service holds its semiannual conference.
Highlights — 7 p.m. — Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor, keynote speaker, dinner and reception by invitation only.
Location: Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, McLean. Contact: 703/697-2122.
Democracy movements conference — all day — The University of Maryland Democracy Collaborative and Rutgers Universitys Walt Whitman Center present a conference on "Impact of Globalization on Democracy movements."
Highlights — 10:45 a.m. — "Impact of Communication Technology," Ronald Reagan Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
3:45 p.m. — "Impact of Arts and Culture, " Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.
Childrens Defense Fund conference — 8 a.m. — The Childrens Defense Fund holds its Annual National Conference 2001, "Leave No Child Behind: Transforming the World for Children."
Highlights — noon — Maya Angelou, author, hosts "Beat the Odds" luncheon.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/233-1200.
Youth Service America kickoff — 8:30 — Youth Service America presents a ceremonial kickoff for 150 youth volunteers and community leaders participating in the 13th Annual National Youth Service Day activities organized by City Year, D.C. Mia Hamm and Michelle French, Washington Freedom womens professional soccer stars, participate. Location: Congress Heights Community Center, Sixth Street and Alabama Avenue SE. Contact: 202/662-1280.
Globalization conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Washington College of Law, the Fund for Constitutional Government and the Government Accountability Project hold a conference on globalizing the rule of law through information policy. Location: Room 603, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Black churches and politics conference — 9 a.m. — The Public Influences of African-American Churches Project, Leadership Center, and Morehouse College present a conference on "Black Churches and Political Leadership in the New Millennium. " Location: Sheraton National Hotel, Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 888/484-1963.
Professional issues conference — 9 a.m. — The Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals/American Federation of Teachers holds its 2001 professional issues conference, "Keeping a Quality Workforce: The Key to Quality Care."
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sandra Feldman, American Federation of Teachers president, keynote address
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/829-4554.
Dollar speech — 9:30 a.m. — National Credit Union Administration acting Chairman Dennis Dollar speaks at the 67th annual meeting of the Virginia Credit Union League. Location: Hyatt Regency, Reston. Contact: 703/518-6336.
Environmental policies discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on President Bushs environmental policies and initiatives to mark upcoming Earth Day, plus release of the Wilderness Societys "15 Most Endangered Wildlands" 2001 report. The participants include: William Meadows, Wilderness Society president, and Deb Callahan, League of Conservation Voters president. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Health insurance discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion titled "Responsible Tax Credits for Health Insurance. " Mark Pauly, University of Pennsylvania, and John Hoff, health lawyer, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Film presentation — noon — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents the Australian SBS-TVs SAIS-Novartis Award-winning documentary film, "On Lifes Border: The Plight of North Korean Refugees in China. " Location: Australian Embassy, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
"Business and Arts" FAME luncheon — noon — The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual "Business and Arts" luncheon to salute business community support for the arts. Harry Smith, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and host of A&E; "Biography Series, " participates. Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/749-0409, Ext. 122.
Prescription drug financing briefing — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform presents a briefing on the basics of prescription drug financing, "Following the Money: Pharmaceutical Pricing, Utilization and Costs. " The participants include: Jack Hoadley, Office of the Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Anna Cook, Mathematical Policy Research Inc.; Steve Julie, Generic Pharmaceutical Association; Mike Pollard, Merck Medco; Tricia Smith, AARP; and Ed Howard, Alliance, moderator. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.
Book signing — 1 p.m. — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a book signing for "Close Calls: Memoirs of a Survivor" by Felicia Berland Hyatt. Location: Museum Shop, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.
Education Department news conference — 1 p.m. — The Education Department holds a news conference to announce details of an initiative to address mismanagement and fraud within the department during the late 1990s and 2000. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Film discussion — 6:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents Iranian documentary films, "Close Up Kiarostami, " about the challenges of a contemporary Iranian filmmaker, and "Tabaki. " Abbas and Bahman Kiarostami, father and son filmmakers, participate. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Awards ceremony — 6:45 p.m. — The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication hosts a gala dinner and awards ceremony to honor recipients of USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Broadcast TV Political Journalism. The participants include: Walter Cronkite; Katharine Graham, Washington Post Co.; Norman Lear, TV pioneer/philanthropist; Geoffrey Cowen, Annenberg School; Linda Douglass, ABC News, master of ceremonies; Phil Jones, CBS News; and Paula Madison, vice president of diversity, NBC.
Highlights — 7 p.m. — Reception.
8 p.m. — Dinner.
Location: Corcoran Room, Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/272-2443; or 301/272-2448.
Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose hosts a discussion by Doris "Granny D" Haddock, campaign finance reform activist, on her book titled "Granny D: Walking Across America in My 90th Year. " Location: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 602/908-4067.
Creole conference — 7 p.m. — The Embassy of Haiti hosts a conference, "Toward the Instrumentalization of Haitian Creole. " Location: Haitian Embassy, 2311 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-4090.
Lecture — 8 p.m. —The University of Maryland School of Architecture presents a lecture on "Recent Work" and exhibit-opening reception. The speaker is Mark McInturff, University of Maryland architecture graduate and Washingtonian/American Institute of Architects awards winner. Location: Room 0204, Architecture Building, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.

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