Tuesday, January 30, 2001







Meets at 10 a.m. to consider and vote on the Cabinet nominations of Christine Todd Whitman to be Environmental Protection Agency administrator and Gale A. Norton to be interior secretary. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.




National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities meeting all day The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its 25th annual meeting, “Celebrating 25 Years of Service to Independent Higher Education.”

Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, “Policies Affecting Higher Education in the 107th Congress A Republican View from the Senate.”

11:15 a.m. Education Secretary Roderick Paige, “The Bush-Cheney Administration’s Higher Education Agenda.”

12:30 p.m. Ann Compton, ABC News White House correspondent, “A View from Washington.”

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8866.

Comnet conference 8:30 a.m. Comnet presents a conference and expo, Comnet 2001, “Building Business Value through Intelligent Networks.”

Highlights 10 a.m. Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News anchor, keynote address.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 212/445-8201.

Tort reform briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media nosh on “Tort Reform in 2001: New Opportunities and Ongoing Challenges.” Location: 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Summit Implementation Review Group meeting 9 a.m. The Organization of American States’ Summit Implementation Review Group holds its 21st meeting. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6386.

U.S. Term limits news conference 10 a.m. Paul Jacob, U.S. Term Limits national director, holds a news conference to introduce television ads praising self-limiting members of Congress Rep. John Baldacci, Maine Democrat, Matt Salmon, Arizona Republican, and John Thune, South Dakota Republican. Location: East Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/379-3000.

Report release 10 a.m. The American Medical Association’s Ethical Force Program holds a news conference to release the Ethical Force Program’s consensus report on “The Domain of Health Care Information Privacy.” Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/464-4443.

Vibraphone donation ceremony 10:30 a.m. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History holds a ceremony to accept the donation of a vibraphone from Lionel Hampton, jazz musician. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State news conference 11 a.m. Americans United for Separation of Church and State holds a news conference to express opposition to President Bush’s “faith-based” social services initiative. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/4660-3234.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown bag luncheon program, “The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Equal Employment Opportunity Process.” The participants include: Ted McBurrows, Justice Department; Neil Kaufman, Health and Human Services Department; and Don Names, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Archives lecture noon and 7 p.m. The National Archives presents a lecture and book signing on “Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty” by Arch Puddington. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Tax Foundation briefing noon The Tax Foundation holds a news briefing on “Making the Case for Across-the-Board Tax Cuts.” The participants include: James Glassman, host of TechCentralStation.com; Larry Kudlow, ING-Baring; Alan Reynolds, Hudson Institute; and Rep. Richard Armey, Texas Republican. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/661-4224.

Woman’s National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman’s National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion of the book, “Diplomatic Dance,” on the human side of diplomacy in the District. The speaker is Gail Scott, Washington TV anchorwoman and the book’s author. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Medicare briefing 1 p.m. The Alliance to Improve Medicare and the Progressive Policy Institute present a congressional luncheon briefing, “Medicare 101: Program Design and Financing.” Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/452-1029.

AeA news conference 1 p.m. AeA (formerly American Electronics Association) holds a news conference to present its top policy priorities for 2001 and submit a policy report based on town hall meetings in 13 cities to the Bush administration and Congress. Location: David Packard Conference Center, Suite 600, North Building, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4443.

Economic Strategy Institute briefing 2 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute presents a briefing on “What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy and What Can Be Done About It?” The participants include: Clyde Prestowitz, Economic Strategy Institute president; William Dudley, Goldman Sachs; Lawrence Kudlow, ING Barings; Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve; and Allen Sinai, Primark Decision Economics. Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/289-1288.

McConnell-Torricelli Election Reform Act news conference 2:15 p.m. Members of Congress, including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and Robert Torricelli, New Jersey Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce bipartisan legislation, the McConnell-Torricelli Election Reform Act, that would improve the methods used to conduct elections. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2541 or 202/224-3224.

Wager payoff event 2:15 p.m. A Super Bowl wager payoff event is held with Sens. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, reciting Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” for Sens. Paul Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat, and Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Democrat. Location: Capitol, Senate Steps, East Front. Contact: 202/224-6542.

“White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives” briefing 2:30 p.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life presents a news briefing on President Bush’s newly established “White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.

Sudan news conference 4:30 p.m. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a news conference on religious freedom and the civil war in Sudan. Location: 1530 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 27.

Reparations forum 6 p.m. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosts a Fellow’s Forum on “Reparations for African Americans Living in America.” Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Europe discussion 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on “Pan European Strategic Order.” The speaker is David Callco, director of SAIS’ European Studies Program. Location: Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Book lecture 6 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a lecture by Anthony Shadid, Boston Globe reporter, on his book titled “Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam.” Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Exhibition reception 6:30 p.m. The Embassy of Sweden hosts an opening reception for an exhibition, “In a New York State of Mind,” by five young Swedish artists, Ragna Berlin, Peter Kohler, Simen Johan, Maria Miesenberger and Johan Nobell. Location: 1501 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-2600, Ext. 643.

Newseum program 7 p.m. The Freedom Forum’s Newseum holds a program, “An Evening with Frederick Douglass,” exploring the life of the 19th century escaped slave, abolitionist, journalist, public servant and champion of racial and gender equality. Fred Morsell, actor and historian, participates. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766 or 703/284-2895.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion on Anita Roddick’s “Business as Unusual,” an autobiography of The Body Shop founder, a political activist who pursued environmental and ethical issues. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit Project meeting 7 p.m. The Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit Project holds three public meetings to present alternative station locations, access, technologies and alignments under study, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Location: George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Contact: 888/566-7245.

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