- The Washington Times - Monday, April 30, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Religious freedom report 10 a.m. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a news conference to release its second "Annual Report" with policy recommendations to the president, secretary of state and Congress. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 27.
Miss America visit 12:30 p.m. D.C. Public Schools and ValuesFirst Inc. host Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001, who visits two D.C. elementary schools to help promote the expansion of the character education initiative to 11 elementary schools. 2:30 p.m. Classroom visits and news conference, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 3100 Fort Lincoln Drive NE. 2 p.m. Group assembly with students, Green Elementary School, 1500 Mississippi Ave. SE. Contact: 202/442-5635.

PRESIDENT BUSH
11:30 a.m. Hosts a lunch for all 535 members of Congress and members of his Cabinet to mark the first 100 days of his administration and the 107th Congress, the White House.
Time to be announced Hosts a working visit by Israeli President Moshe Katsav, the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY
1:40 p.m. Addresses the Associated Press annual luncheon. Canadian Ball Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
1:30 p.m. Centers for Disease Control holds a meeting of the advisory committee for the director of the National Center for Environmental Health. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: 770/488-7020.
2 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the towing safety advisory committee. Location: Room 1303, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0229.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 2 p.m. 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
American Hospital Association meeting all day The American Hospital Association holds its 2001 Annual Membership Meeting, "Creating the Future: A New Era in Health Care for Patients, Communities and Caregivers." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-2361.
Anti-Defamation League meeting 8 a.m. The Anti-Defamation League holds its annual leadership meeting. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks at 9:30 a.m., live from Jerusalem via satellite. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-7747 or 212/885-7755.
Tax relief and trade bills discussion 8:15 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Policy Insiders Breakfast, featuring a discussion on tax relief and trade bills and the likelihood of their passage. The speaker is Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Food policy conference 8:30 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America Foundation holds its 24th National Food Policy Conference.
Highlights 10:15 a.m. Joseph Levitt, director of the Food and Drug Administrations Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, "FDA Food Policy Priorities this Year and Beyond."
12:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, luncheon address.
5 p.m. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, Golden Carrot Awards Reception.
Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
World Bank-International Monetary Fund meetings 9 a.m. The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold the WB and IMF 2001 spring meetings. Location: Room B-702, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7074.
Mexican financial reform discussion 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Financial and Fiscal Reform in Mexico." The speaker is Francisco Gil Diaz, secretary of the treasury of Mexico. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability news conference 10 a.m. The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability holds a news conference to spell out opposition to the Bush administrations proposed Energy Department budget on water quality, radioactive and toxic waste cleanup and human safety and to describe an action plan to block adoption of these proposals. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-8444.
Fathers conference 10 a.m. The Democratic Leadership Council holds a conference on "Connecting Fathers and Families."
Highlights 10 a.m. Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, and Rep. Julia Carson, Indiana Democrat, opening remarks.
10:30 a.m. Panel discussion: "The Consequences of Father Absence."
11 a.m. Panel discussion: "Getting Dads Involved: Some Promising Practices."
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/546-0007 or 202/224-5623.
Booster seats ceremony 10 a.m. Boost America hosts a ceremony to present the first of 1 million auto booster seats to be given to the public with half going to needy families via United Way and half to Ford Motor Co. customers as part of its $30 million child passenger safety campaign. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Bowen Elementary School, 101 M St. SW. Contact: 202/289-2001.
Shadow Open Market Committee briefing 11 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a Shadow Open Market Committee media briefing. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Medical students news conference 11 a.m. The American Medical Student Association and the Committee of Interns and Residents hold a news conference to release a petition to be filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration calling for the agency to set work-hour limits for physicians in training (medial students). Location: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/588-7241.
Human cloning briefing noon The National Health Council presents a briefing on "Preventing a Brave New World: Why We Should Ban Human Cloning." The speaker is Dr. Leon Kass, professor, University of Chicago, and author of "The Ethics of Human Cloning." Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-3910.
Race briefing noon The Population Resource Center of Washington, D.C., presents a luncheon briefing: "A Portrait of Race and Ethnicity in California: A Window on Americas Future." The participants include Belinda Reyes, Public Policy Institute of California, and Tim Ransdell, California Institute for Federal Policy Research. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-3700.
Senate Special Committee on Aging news conference 4 p.m. The Senate Special Committee on Aging holds a news conference to help kick off May as "Older Americans Month." Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, Special Committee on Aging chairman, participates. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8710 or 202/224-2534.
Character education discussion 5:30 p.m. The Ethics Resource Center hosts a discussion on "Ethics Connect: Informational and Networking Meeting on Character Education in Our Nations Schools." The participants include: Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican; Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican; and Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/872-4776.
Politics lecture 6 p.m. The Center for National Policy presents the second annual Kirk ODonnell Memorial Lecture on American Politics. The speaker is former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/682-4117.
Book rap 6 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a book rap on "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and What the Public Should Expect." Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, media critics and co-authors, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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