- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 22, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

School choice forum noon The Century Foundation and the Brookings Institution Press hold a forum on "Public School Choice and Integration." Participants include Richard Kahlenberg, Century Foundation; Sandra Feldman, American Federation of Teachers president; Ann Majestic, attorney for the Wake County School District in North Carolina; and Steven Holmes, New York Times. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/745-5462.

Press awards dinner 8 p.m. The National Press Foundation holds its 18th annual awards dinner. The award winners include Howard Tyson, editor of the Chicago Tribune; Peter Jennings, anchor for ABC News; Helen Thomas, columnist for Hearst Newspapers; Chan Lowe, editorial cartoonist with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel; and Otis Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times from 1960 to 1980. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/721-9101.

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

No schedule is available.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

2 p.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

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 Congress of American Indians conference all day The National Congress of American Indians holds its Executive Council Winter Session 2001.
Highlights 11 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi.
11:30 a.m. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton.
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.
Industrial energy symposium all day The Energy Department's Office of Industrial Technologies holds its fourth Industrial Energy Efficiency Symposium and Exposition. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 877/648-7967.
Agricultural forum all day The Agriculture Department sponsors its Agricultural Outlook Forum 2001.
Highlights 9:45 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman.
10:30 a.m. Mike Moore, World Trade Organization director-general, and Rita Derrick Hayes, deputy U.S. trade representative, discuss international trade issues and negotiations.
Noon Annette Clauson, agricultural economist with Economic Research Service, discusses the outlook for retail food prices in 2001.
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-3050.
NAFTA trucking 8:30 a.m. The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce presents a forum on "NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Trucking: Change and Impact on U.S.-Mexico Trade." Location: Penthouse Level, Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW. CONTACT: 202/371-8680.
Swearing-in ceremony 9 a.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service conducts three ceremonies (9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.) to swear in 510 immigrants as U.S. citizens. Location: Room 318, Arlington Campus Professional Center, George Mason University, 3401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-1565.
National Education Association briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Education Association holds a briefing on the educational status and needs of Hispanic students. Location: Executive Chamber, Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/822-7268 or 202/822-7213.
Kissinger discussion 9:30 a.m. Harper's magazine hosts a panel discussion of its two-part report, "The Case Against Henry Kissinger," regarding former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's possible culpability in international "crimes." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/614-6571 or 212/226-6563.
Energy briefing 10 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a congressional briefing on "The World Energy Assessment: Energy and the Challenge of Sustainability" provided by the U.N. Development Program, the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Energy Council. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885 or 202/628-1400.
Green Scissors report news conference 10 a.m. Environmental, taxpayer and fiscal watchdog organizations hold a news conference to introduce a Green Scissors report that highlights more than $55 billion in wasteful and environmentally harmful spending. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/783-7400, Ext. 102.
People for the American Way news conference 11 a.m. People for the American Way holds a news conference to announce plans to step up efforts to protect Americans against hate crimes and discrimination based on sexual orientation. Location: 2000 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.
Public Citizen news conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen holds a news conference to call on the Food and Drug Administration to oppose an unethical drug company trial proposed for Latin America. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/588-7741.
Report release noon The Safe Energy Communication Council, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and Standing for Truth About Radiation hold a news conference to announce release of a report on damage to endangered marine life and ocean habitat caused by nuclear power plants' use of an ecologically destructive cooling technology. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/258-3072 or 301/258-8255.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon program in education and peacekeeping for international problems. Ted Braithwaite, author of "To Sir With Love" and Guyana's first U.N. ambassador, and Owen Roberts, former Foreign Service operative, participate. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Yugoslav states seminar 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a seminar on "The Situation in the Other Former Yugoslav States: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.
Health care fraud briefing 2 p.m. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association holds a media briefing on its war against health care fraud. The participants include Dennis Lormel, FBI; and Scott Serota, Donald Thiel and Darrel Langlois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-4826 or 202/626-4818.
George Washington birthday party 3 p.m. The Lyceum, Alexandria's history museum, hosts a George Washington birthday party, featuring impersonations of George and Martha Washington and other 18th century notables and their dancing and children's activities. Location: The Lyceum, 201 South Washington St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/838-4994.
Welfare reform lecture 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center sponsors its annual Phillip A. Hart Lecture on "Welfare Children and Families: The Impact of Welfare Reform in the New Economy." The speaker is William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. & Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. Location: Gewirz Student Center, Georgetown University Law Center, 120 F St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.
Book discussion 5 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson House hosts a discussion on the book "The Real Woodrow Wilson" by James Carroll, who interviewed Arthur Link, editor of the Wilson Papers. Location: 2340 S St. NW. Contact: 202/387-4062, Ext. 18.
Capitalism lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a lecture on "In the Long Run is Keynes Dead?" as the third event in the SAIS series on constructive capitalism, focusing on British economist John Maynard Keynes. The speaker is Robert Skidelsky, noted British economist and biographer of Mr. Keynes. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Art lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture, "Understanding Modern Art," by Kenneth Jassie, art history professor at Montgomery College. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Community forum 7 p.m. Mayor Anthony A. Williams hosts a community forum on the future of D.C. General Hospital and the Public Benefits Corporation. Location: Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W St. SE. Contact: 202/727-3827.
Concert 8 p.m. The Institute for Strategic Reconciliation hosts "The U.S. Premiere North Korea Concert." North Korea's best baritone, soprano and creative instrumentalists participate. Location: Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/251-0581.

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