- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 5, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Energy discussion 9 a.m. Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association present an on-the-record energy newsmaker breakfast for energy trade press and beat reporters. The speaker is Sen. Frank H. Murkowski, Alaska Republican and Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9715.

Tartan Day ceremony 10:45 a.m. The American Scottish Foundation presents its William Wallace Award for outstanding contributions to Scotland and the world during a Tartan Day ceremony. The participants include: Sens. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, and John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; and actor Sean Connery, recipient. Location: Capitol, lower west terrace. Contact: 202/224-4065.

PRESIDENT BUSH

12:30 p.m. Addresses the American Society of Newspaper Editors annual convention, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

3 p.m. Meets with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the impact of certain scams on taxpayers: "Taxpayers Beware: Schemes, Scams and Cons." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine Justice Department nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform's government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on a bill to require any organization that is established for the purpose of raising funds for the creation of a presidential archival depository to disclose the sources and amounts of any funds raised. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing to focus on the short-term and long-term implications of the procurement policies of the Pentagon that favored China, and other foreign countries, as the supplier of berets for the Army rather than this nation's small businesses. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce's employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing on the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Vaile visit all day The Embassy of Australia hosts a visit by Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile. He addresses the U.S. meeting of the World Economic Forum at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW, at 10 a.m. Contact: 202/361-7166.

American Society of Newspaper Editors convention all day The American Society of Newspaper Editors holds its annual convention. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and President Bush participate. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3864 or 202/626-1970.

Investment summit all day The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Council for Investment in the New American City present a national summit on investment in the new American city. The speakers include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Todd Whitman. A meeting with President Bush will be held at the White House at 3 p.m. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

People for the American Way conference all day People for the American Way sponsors a Progressive Religious Partnership Organizing Conference. The speakers include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; and Marion Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. Location: The Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting all day The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences holds its 2001 annual meeting on "Questioning the Quality of Justice." Attorney General John Ashcroft participates in a discussion on anti-crime policy in the Bush administration and Congress at 9:30 a.m. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/379-2090 or 202/296-8444.

Serbia briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Serbia's Future and Balkan Stability." The speaker is Jacques Rupnik, visiting professor at the College of Europe. Location: Fourth floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Scotland discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club presents a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Scotland The State of Our Nation." Henry McLeish, first minister of Scotland, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Consumer Energy Council of America briefing 9 a.m. The Consumer Energy Council of America holds a media breakfast briefing to release its report regarding the Universal Service Program created to provide telecommunications services to all Americans. Location: Board Room, third floor, Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/659-0404.

Energy policy conference 9:15 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a conference on "Making the Trade-Offs for a Comprehensive U.S. Energy Policy." Former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger delivers an opening address at 9:15 a.m. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Community affairs conference 9:30 a.m. The Federal Reserve System holds its Second Community Affairs Research Conference. The luncheon speaker is Robert Woodson Sr., president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3378.

Environmental legislation news conference 10 a.m. Reps. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, and Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, hold a news conference to announce the "Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions and Global Climate Change Act" and the "Arsenic Reduction in Drinking Water Act." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2661 or 202/225-4115.

National Wildlife Federation news conference 11 a.m. The National Wildlife Federation holds a news conference on wildlife and wilderness values at stake in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6855.

Arrival ceremony 11 a.m. The Defense Department holds a full honors arrival ceremony for King Abdullah II of Jordan. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: River Parade Field, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Democratic environmental priorities news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress, including Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, hold a news conference to announce Democratic environmental priorities in the budget. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3542.

Migratory fish passage event 11 a.m. American Rivers hosts a news conference and migratory fish passage event to highlight the need to restore migratory fish access to Rock Creek and the Anacostia River. Location: First ford on Rock Creek at the National Zoo, Parking Lot D. Contact: 202/347-7550 or 202/607-5825.

Awards ceremony 11:30 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law holds its Marshall-Brennan Fellowship Awards Ceremony, featuring the first Mary Beth Tinker Award. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Cyprus forum 4 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a director's forum on "Cyprus' Reunification and Membership in the European Union: Why it Matters." The speaker is Ioannis Kasoulides, Cyprus' minister for foreign affairs. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.

Author discussion 6 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum hosts an author discussion featuring David Murray, author of "It Ain't Necessarily So," discussing confusion surrounding studies, statistics and surveys in media reporting. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Award dinner 7 p.m. The National Building Museum hosts a black-tie dinner to present its 2001 Honor Award for visionary architectural patronage. The recipient is Michael Eisner, Walt Disney Co. chairman. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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