- The Washington Times - Monday, April 23, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS

Exhibition — all day — The Defense Department hosts a display of renewable technologies, recycling, alternative fuels and transportation, and water and energy concepts in honor of Earth Day. Location: Main Concourse, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-6294.

Sudan briefing — 3:30 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a news briefing on a fact-finding mission to northern and southern Sudan by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10:15 a.m. — Hosts a visit by the NCAA Champion Notre Dame Womens Basketball team, South Lawn of the White House.
2:55 p.m. — Makes remarks in presentation of National Teachers of the Year awards, Rose Garden of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
1:20 p.m. — Meets with Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, location to be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases weekly three3- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the anti-infective drugs advisory committees pediatric subcommittee. Location: Conference Room 1066, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the circulatory system devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee. Location: Kennedy Grand Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/443-8517, Ext. 171.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 00-189: Idaho vs. United States; and Docket Number 00-763: Pollard vs. E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at noon. 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 Institute for Standards and Technology conference — 8 a.m. — The National Institute for Standards and Technology presents Quest for Excellence XIII, the official conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/975-2036.
Health Care Compliance Association conference — 8 a.m. — The Health Care Compliance Association holds its Fourth Annual National Congress on Health Care Compliance.
Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, "Overview of the Administrations Position on Health Compliance."
12:30 p.m. — Diana Murphy, U.S. Sentencing Commission chairman, "Compliance with Federal Sentencing Guidelines." Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 888/580-8373.
Welfare reform briefits — 10 a.m. — The Alliance for Children and Families and the Community Service Society of New York present a briefing on a report, "Faces of Change: Personal Experiences of Welfare Reform in America," plus recommendations for transportation, health care, child care, work and work support. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 816/512-2369.
GM firebomb trucks news conference — 10 a.m. — Public Citizen and the Center for Auto Safety hold a news conference to announce a fix for GM so-called "firebomb" trucks, 1973-1991 GM pickups with sidesaddle gas tanks, that may still be on the road. Location: Carnegie Institute Reception Hall, 1530 P St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/328-7700.
Walker speech — 12:30 p.m. — David Walker, comptroller general of the United States, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the demographic tidal wave that threatens to swamp Social Security and Medicare and release of a General Accounting Office updated list of high-risk government programs, vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
National Coalition for the Homeless program — 1 p.m. — The National Coalition for the Homeless presents its second annual "Forget Me Not: Kids Day on Capitol Hill," including a "Help Homeless Kids Blossom" broadcast via satellite and Internet. Members of Congress participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/737-6444, Ext. 22.
Financial crimes briefing — 1 p.m. — The North American Securities Administrators Association Inc. (NASAA), the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the AARP hold a briefing on changing methods and perpetrators of financial crimes and NASAAs "Top 10" investment scams targeting older Americans. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0901, Ext. 105.
Kosovo discussion — 2 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring Alush Gashi, senior adviser to Ibrahim Rugova, president of Kosovo, discussing "The Fight for Human Rights in Kosovo." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Agriculture Department ceremony — 2 p.m. — The Agriculture Departments National Resources Conservation Service holds a ceremony to honor six national Earth Team volunteers and roll out a new public service television announcement, urging people to "take care of our planet and join the Earth Team." Location: Patio, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/720-3210.
Environmental problems discussion — 2 p.m. — The National Arboretum hosts a discussion of market-based solutions to environmental problems, including renewable energy, agriculture biomass and pollution-credit trading. The participants include: Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; and Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. senator and founder of Earth Day, participate. Location: Auditorium, National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Contact: 202/224-8950.
Honor cordon — 2 p.m. — The Defense Department holds an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Federico Trillo, of Spain, to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts. Location: River Entrance, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.
European defense discussion — 4 p.m. — The New Atlantic Initiative holds a discussion on "The European Case for European Defense — and An American Reply?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.
Reality television forum — 7:30 p.m. — American Universitys School of Communications presents An American Forum, "Reality Television: New Facts About Nonfiction?" Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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