- The Washington Times - Friday, January 26, 2001

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:45 a.m. Attends the swearing-in ceremony of Secretary of State Colin Powell, Oval Office of the White House.
Noon Hosts a luncheon meeting with freshman members of Congress, State Dining Room of the White House.
1:05 p.m. Attends the swearing-in ceremony of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Oval Office of the White House.
2 p.m. Holds a meeting with state governors on education issues, Cabinet Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

10:45 a.m. Attends the swearing-in ceremony of Secretary of State Colin Powell, Oval Office of the White House.
1:05 p.m. Attends the swearing-in ceremony of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for December 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on blood safety and availability. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-5560.
9 a.m. Interior Department holds a meeting of the National Park System advisory board. Location: Board Room, American Geophysical Union Building, 2000 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 202/208-7456.
9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services holds a meeting of the National Museum Services Board. Location: Room M-07, The Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-4649.
2:30 p.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee for women's services. Location: Room 16-105, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-8964.

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

American Association of Political Consultants conference all day The American Association of Political Consultants holds its 2001 Inaugural Pollie Awards and Conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. "Congressional Campaign Case Studies."
11 a.m. "Politics and the Internet: What We've Learned."
4 p.m. "Presidential Campaign Case Study."
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/651-7227.
Families USA conference all day Families USA holds its "Health Action 2001, Grass Roots Health Advocacy" conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Plenary: "The New Political Landscape."
2 p.m. Plenary: "Expanding Coverage for Adults."
Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.
Exhibit all day The Smithsonian Institution opens an exhibition, "Indian Peace Medals from the Schermer Collection, National Portrait Gallery," featuring 19 peace medals presented by the U.S. government to Indian chiefs and warriors during the 19th century, which runs through June 3, 2001. Location: Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2700.
Technology summit 9 a.m. Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business hosts its Fourth Annual Georgetown Capital Technology Summit.
Highlights 9 a.m. Ted Leonsis, AOL Interactive Properties Group president.
Location: McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Ethiopia discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The Ethiopian Trade and Investment Mission to the U.S." and "How the African Growth and Opportunity Act Benefits Investors." The participants include: Kassahum Ayele, Trade and Industry minister of Ethiopia; Mohamed Garad, trade and investment counselor at the Ethiopian Embassy; and Tibor Nagy, U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Los Alamos fire discussion 9 a.m. The National Research Council hosts a Natural Disasters Board roundtable discussion on the fire that swept through Los Alamos, N.M., last summer. The participants include: Stephen Pyne, fire historian and professor at Arizona State University; and forest services, fire, land-use planning and insurance experts. Location: National Academies Building, 2101 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138
Global Engineering Education Exchange program news conference 9:30 a.m. The Institute of International Education and ABB Inc. hold a news conference to announce a new commitment to support the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3) program and provide scholarships targeted toward U.S. women engineering students. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/734-2190.
Film presentation noon The National Archives presents a film, "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy," regarding the 1931 Scottsboro, Miss., trial of nine black teen-aged youths accused of raping two white women and the roles of the Communist party and attorney Sam Liebowitz. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.
U.S. aid briefing 12:30 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine presents a luncheon briefing on "The Functions of U.S. Aid to Israel." The speaker is Stephen Zunes, chairman of the University of San Francisco's Peace and Justice Studies Program. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.
McGovern speech 12:30 p.m. The Federal City Club hosts a luncheon featuring George McGovern, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/234-3426.
Youth summit 2 p.m. The Sierra Club and Amnesty International hold a 2001 Youth Summit on Globalization.
Highlights 3 p.m. Building an environmentally friendly, human rights respecting community.
7:30 p.m. Craig Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club and Curt Goering, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA.
8:30 p.m. Owens Wiwa, Nigerian environmental and human rights defender.
Location: National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.
Tour 2 p.m. The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a tour of the exhibition, "Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire," for Friends of the Asia Society Washington Center and museum members. Location: 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Welcoming ceremony 3 p.m. The Joint Chiefs of Staff host a full honors review and welcoming ceremony for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, participates. Location: River Parade Field, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities meetings 3 p.m. The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) holds meetings prior to its January 27-29 annual meeting.
Highlights 3 p.m. ACCU First-time President's Meeting and Reception.
6 p.m. Neylan Commission Board Dinner.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-0650.
Religious worship lecture 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion on "Religious Worship in the Ancient Capitol of Egypt Memphis." The speaker is Stephen Harvey, assistant director of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Readings 8 p.m. The Folger Shakespeare Library presents its PEN/Faulkner Reading Series. Josephine Humphreys, author of "The Fireman's Fair, Nowhere Else on Earth," and Elizabeth Spencer, author of "Landscape of the Heart," participate. Location: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/675-0344.


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