- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 27, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Civil War preservation news conference 10 a.m. The Civil War Preservation Trust holds a news conference to release an investigative report on "America's Most Endangered Battlefields." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/367-1861, Ext. 205.

Term-limits forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum titled "Term Limits and American Government." The participants include: Rep. Ric Keller, Florida Republican; Edward Crane, Cato; Herman Belz, University of Maryland; and Greg Kaza, Arkansas Policy Foundation. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9 p.m. Addresses a joint session of Congress, Capitol's House Chamber.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for last month. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for last month. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-1848: Buckhannon Board and Care Home v. West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources; and Docket Number 00-203: United States v. Cleveland Indians Baseball Co. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing to urge the government to increase its funding for muscular dystrophy research by $100 million annually. Witnesses include Audrey Penn, acting director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Pat Furlong, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy president; Jeff Baxter, recording artist, composer and producer; Donovan Decker, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy patient; and Jerry Lewis, Muscular Dystrophy Association chairman. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to consider the nomination of Paul D. Wolfowitz to be deputy defense secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing to present an overview of U.S. trade policy, with a focus on principal trade-policy challenges and opportunities. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations European affairs subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Sean O'Keefe to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

11 a.m. Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for proposed budget estimates for the Army Corps of Engineers. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2:30 p.m. Judiciary Committee marks up bankruptcy-reform legislation. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Treasury Employees Union conference all day The National Treasury Employees Union holds its annual legislative conference.

Highlights noon Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrats, announce new legislation. Democratic Reps. James P. Moran of Virginia, John Baldacci of Maine and Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland; and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat announce "Rally for Fair Pay for Federal Employees." Capitol, East Front.

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/783-4444, Exts. 2604, 2630 or 3747.

Credit unions conference all day The Credit Union National Association holds a conference on current issues in Congress and federal regulatory agencies affecting credit unions. The speakers include Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, and Phil Gramm, Texas Republican; and Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat; George W. Gekas, Pennsylvania Republican; and David E. Bonior, Michigan Democrat. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/218-7774.

National Governors' Association meeting 7:30 a.m. The association holds its winter meeting.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, speak.

Location: J W Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.

Budget strategies discussion 8 a.m. The Center for National Policy holds a discussion, "Back to the Future? Lessons of the Reagan and Clinton Budget Strategies: Do They Apply Today?" Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff, and Rep. John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, participate. Location: Buchanan Room, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4118.

Health care issues discussion 8:30 a.m. Congressional Quarterly sponsors a bipartisan discussion of the key health care issues on the agenda of the 107th Congress. Congressional health care policy staff participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-1726.

Ethics forum 8:30 a.m. The American League of Lobbyists holds a forum, "Ethics and Lobbying." Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 703/960-3011.

Ukraine briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "The Challenges Confronting Ukraine Today." The speaker is Oleksandr Moroz, Ukrainian Socialist Party chairman, and member of the Ukrainian Rada (parliament). Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials conference 9 a.m. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials holds its Washington briefing. Jane Garvey, Federal Highway Administration administrator, discusses airport capacity and aviation issues at 9 a.m. The luncheon speaker is Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. Location: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/624-5800 or 202/624-5838.

Election-reform hearing 9 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus holds a hearing on election reform. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9688.

Expanded health coverage dialogue 9 a.m. The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania and Atlantic Monthly present a dialogue, "Bipartisan Paths to Expanded Health Coverage."

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Reps. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, and Rep. Jim McCrery, Louisiana Republican, discuss "A Liberal and a Conservative Join Forces."

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6701.

Medical research investment legislation news conference 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce medical research investment legislation. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7761.

Homeless briefing 9:30 a.m. Volunteers of America and the Better Homes Fund present a Capitol Hill briefing on legislative needs of homeless children and families, including housing, health, education and service coordination. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/341-5054.

Consumer Federation of America news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release a new report on credit card marketing, extension and card profitability, and the latest figures on the decline in personal bankruptcies. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

National Health, Lung and Blood Institute news conference 10 a.m. The National Health, Lung and Blood Institute holds a news conference to announce its "Sleep Well. Do Well. Star Sleeper Campaign." The campaign, featuring cartoon character Garfield, the official "spokescat," is designed to teach children about the importance of adequate nighttime sleep. Location: Capital Children's Museum, 800 Third St. NE. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Muscular dystrophy research news conference 10:45 a.m. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy holds a news conference after testimony on muscular dystrophy research before the Senate Appropriations labor, health and human services subcommittee. Patricia Furlong, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy president, and Jeff Baxter, former musician and member of the Doobie Brothers, participate. Location: Hallway outside 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/312-7400.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown-bag luncheon/program, "Ex Parte Contacts: How Can Agencies Achieve Neutrality and Transparency?" The speaker is Harold Furchgott-Roth, Federal Communications Commission member. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club hosts a luncheon discussion, "The Environmental Film Festival of Washington, D.C.," to be held March 15-25. The speaker is the event's founder and coordinator, Flo Stone. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Shrove Tuesday pancake races 12:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral celebrates Shrove Tuesday with its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races. Location: Folger Court, West End Plaza, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Veneman speech 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Agriculture Communicators Congress hosts an address by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman. Location: Salons 1 and 2, J W Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-9236.

Alternative State of the Union event 1:30 p.m. The Congressional Progressive Caucus holds an alternative State of the Union event. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4115.

Book discussion 2 p.m. Georgetown University holds a book discussion, "Holding the Line: Defense Alternatives for the Early 21st Century," which presents assessments of the defense budget and America's military strategy. The speaker is the book's author, Cindy Williams, senior fellow of the security studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Location: McGhee Library, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support news conference 2 p.m. The National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support holds a news conference to announce a new report showing billions of dollars in federal anti-poverty funds not being used, worsening poverty in America. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/842-3100.

Sudan lecture 4 p.m. The Catholic University of America sponsors an address on religious and human rights abuses in Sudan, "Sudan: Country of Terrorism, Religious Persecution, Slavery, Rape, Genocide and Man-Made Starvation." The speaker is Bishop Macram Max Gassis, of the Diocese of El Obeid in Sudan. Location: William J. Byron, S.J. Auditorium, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NW. Contact: 202/319-5491.

Award presentation 5 p.m. The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations presents its Congressional Leadership Award for the 106th Congress to Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont Republican. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/216-8376.

"Pulling Together" awards reception 5 p.m. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation holds a reception to present the "Pulling Together" awards. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/648-4414.

St. Jude Children's Hospital gala 5:30 p.m. St. Jude Children's Hospital hosts the third annual International Gourmet Gala to raise funds for research and treatment of life-threatening childhood diseases. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/438-7500, Ext. 153.

Central Asia-Caucasus forum 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) sponsors a SAIS Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Atlantic Council forum, "U.S. Security Strategy Toward Central Asia and the Caucasus," based on a report titled "Strategic Assessment of Central Eurasia." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Christopher speech 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents "An Evening with Warren Christopher," featuring a discussion and book-signing on his memoirs, "Chances of a Lifetime" by former Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Location: Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club sponsors a book rap program in observance of Black History Month featuring "On Her Own Ground," the first definitive biography of Madam C.J. Walker, entrepreneur and philanthropist, by A'Lelia Bundles, great-great-granddaughter of the subject. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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