- The Washington Times - Friday, February 9, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Asia discussion 10 a.m. The Washington Roundtable for the Asian-Pacific Press holds a discussion on "Asian Crisis II: Trade and Economic Policies to Promote Growth." The participants include: William Beach, director of the Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis; Steven Clemons, executive vice president of the New America Foundation; Mark Groombridge, research fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy; R.K. Morris, president of the Global Business Dialogue; and Andrew Szamosszegi, Economic Strategies Institute fellow. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202-675-1761.

Forum on race 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a forum on "Race and the Unions." The participants include: Bruce Nelson, history professor at Dartmouth College, and author of "Divided We Stand: American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality"; Leslie Woodcock Tentler, history professor at Catholic University; Thomas Edsall, national political writer for The Washington Post; and Ronald Walters, Afro-American studies professor at the University of Maryland. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202-691-4016 or 202-691-4100.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:05 a.m. Visits, with Education Secretary Rod Paige, J.C. Nalle Elementary School in Southeast Washington to mark Black History Month.

1:50 p.m. Departs the White House for to Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the arthritis advisory committee to discuss a new drug application for Arava, approved for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis. Location: The Ballroom, Holiday Inn, Two Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the advisory committee on research on minority health. Location: Room C1 and C2, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-2518.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the California energy crisis and the use of the Defense Production Act. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Social Security summit all day The National Council of Women's Organizations holds a summit on Women and Social Security.

Highlights 10 a.m. Caregiving Conference

2 p.m. Workshops: Coalition Building; Visibility; Reinvigorating Organizations.

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/393-8953.

Census seminar all day The State Department hosts a Fulbright Foreign Student Washington Seminar, "Everyone Counts: Political and Business Implications of the U.S. Census." Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/619-5053.

Oil conference all day The Center for Latin America Studies holds a conference on "The Politics and Economics of Oil: Venezuela and Latin America." Alvaro Silva Calderon, Venezuelan minister of energy and mines, and Bill Richardson, former U.S. energy secretary, participate. Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-0143.

National Young Leaders Conference discussion 8:15 a.m. The National Young Leaders Conference holds a panel discussion with members of the Washington metro-area media. The participants include Pam Hess, UPI; Brian Naylor, National Public Radio; Pierre Thomas, ABC News; and Karen Tumulty, Time. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/777-4192.

Workshop 9 a.m. Beyond Shelter Inc. presents a workshop, "Service-Enriched Housing: Models and Methodologies." Location: Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 213/252-0772.

Model U.N. conference 9 a.m. The Catholic University of America holds its Model U.N. Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Depart for Embassy Program

2:30 p.m. Second committee session

6 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Third committee session

Location: Caldwell Hall Auditorium, University Center East, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Trade conference 9:15 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on "Trade Challenges for Bush."

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Carla Hills and William Brock III, former U.S. trade representatives, "Political and Policy Considerations for the New Bush Administration."

10 a.m. Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. trade representative, "Trade and Technology."

11 a.m. Mickey Kantor, former U.S. trade representative, "Trade and Labor."

11:45 a.m. William Eberle, former U.S. trade representative, "Trade and the Environment."

Location: B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Photo exhibit 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum opens its Black History Month photo exhibition, "Black and White: Images from the Civil Rights Movement," which continues through April 15. Location: Newseum News Globe Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.

Census 2000 Initiative briefing 10 a.m. The Census 2000 Initiative presents a briefing on redistricting issues subsequent to the 2000 census. Jeff Wice, Washington redistricting attorney, and Kimball Brace, Election Data Services Inc. president, participate. Location: Haskins Room, American Association for the Advancement of Science Building, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-8700.

Housing forum noon The National Neighborhood Coalition presents its February Forum, "Housing in the New Millennium Introduction to the New Millennial Housing Commission." The participants include Conrad Egan, Millennial Housing Commission executive director; William Hudnut, Millennial Housing Commission commissioner and former Indianapolis mayor; and Cushing Dolbeare, Millennial Housing Commission commissioner. Location: 10th floor, National Council of La Raza, 1111 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/408-8663.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents a Black History Month film, "The Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory," regarding a group of singers who in 1871 made history by saving Fisk University. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

University of Maryland news conference noon The University of Maryland College of Journalism holds a news conference to make a major announcement pertaining to the College of Journalism. The participants include Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening; C.D. Mote, University of Maryland president; and Thomas Kunkel, College of Journalism dean. Location: Piano Archives Room, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076.

Magic Johnson Foundation Arts and Technology Innovation Center announcement 12:30 p.m. The Magic Johnson Foundation holds a program to announce the Magic Johnson Foundation Arts and Technology Innovation Center in partnership with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Magic Johnson participates. Location: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. Contact: 202/333-2555.

Literacy Lyric program 1:30 p.m. Students participate in a Literacy Lyric program as part of the celebration of NBA All-Star Weekend. Location: Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. Contact: 202/442-5635 or 202/282-0120.

Internet lecture 6 p.m. Georgetown University presents a lecture, "The Internet: A Twenty-First Century Tsunami," by Vinton Cerf, WorldCom's vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

U.S. military presence discussion 6:30 p.m. The Militant Labor Forum holds a discussion on the growing U.S. military presence in Latin America. Leslie Salgado, Howard County Friends of Latin America, and Stu Singer, Socialist Workers Party, participate. Location: Pathfinder Bookstore, 3541 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/722-6221.

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