- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 3, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

'Frasier' star to testify 9:30 a.m. Senate Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing to examine issues surrounding Alzheimer's disease. David Hyde Pierce, star of the NBC-TV show "Frasier," testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

First lady celebrates Library Week 10:30 a.m. First lady Laura Bush and Baltimore Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick join with the American Library Association in celebrating National Library Week. A new educational initiative will be announced. Location: Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Contact: 202/739-0299.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Wilmington, Del., to visit a Boys and Girls Club to highlight education initiatives.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders for February 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "On-line Entertainment and Copyright Law: Coming Soon to a Digital Device Near You." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce select education subcommittee holds a hearing, "Department of Education Financial Management." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Ways and Means oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the 2001 tax-return filing season. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federation of American Hospitals conference all day The Federation of American Hospitals hosts its annual conference. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates in a panel on medical privacy at 9:30 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/624-1509.

AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department conference 8:30 a.m. The AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department holds its national legislative conference. A news conference to announce new legislation on project labor agreements on federal public works projects will be held at 2 p.m., Capitol, House Triangle. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-3100.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation news conference 9 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds a news conference to announce an initiative, "With Ownership, Wealth, 1 Million New African-American Homeowners by 2005." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/650-2440 or 202/752-6720.

AFL-CIO Working Women's Department news conference 10:45 a.m. The AFL-CIO Working Women's Department holds a news conference to release data demonstrating wage disparities among women and minorities working for federal contractors and announcing introduction of the Fair Pay Act. Location: 116 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/277-1033 or 202/637-5036.

Alzheimer's Association forum 11 a.m. The Alzheimer's Association holds its annual public-policy forum.

Highlights 11 a.m. David Hyde Pierce, star of NBC-TV's "Frasier," holds a news conference to release a study on the cost of Alzheimer's to Medicare and Medicaid, foyer, 216 Hart Senate Office Building.

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Health Care Fairness Coalition news conference 11:45 a.m. The Health Care Fairness Coalition presents a news conference to introduce bipartisan "Fair Care" bill, which would provide refundable tax credits for the uninsured. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 130.

Civil Rights Project news conference noon The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University sponsors a news conference to release rankings of the most segregated U.S. metropolitan areas based on 2000 census data and an analysis of the public-policy implications. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

Egyptian-U.S. economic relations discussion 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an international forum luncheon, featuring a discussion on the importance of strengthening Egyptian-U.S. economic relations. The speaker is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Location: U.S. Chamber, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.


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