- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 5, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Pentagon Papers symposium 8:45 a.m. Vietnam Veterans of America presents "The Pentagon Papers: A Symposium." The speakers are Daniel Ellsberg, U.S. policy analyst who leaked Pentagon Papers in 1971, and former Sen. Mike Gravel, Arkansas Democrat. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/585-4000, Exts. 146 or 158.
Nader speech 12:30 p.m. Ralph Nader, 2000 Green party presidential candidate, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Conceit and Consent: The Two Party Duopoly." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH
8 a.m. — Participates in a Habitat for Humanity house-building event, Tampa, Fla.
9:30 a.m. — Makes remarks on plans in the budget to increase homeownership across the country, Tampa.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on productivity and costs for 1st quarter 2001 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases report on manufacturers shipments, inventories, and orders for April 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the AIDS research advisory committee. Location: Conference Rooms E1/E2, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

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

SENATE
Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearings on the nominations of Douglas Feith to be undersecretary of defense for policy, and Jack Crouch II to be assistant defense secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the annual report on the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
5:30 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
AIDS policy symposium — all day — The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation hold a national symposium, "U.S. AIDS Policy — Entering the Third Decade."
Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Former Surgeons General Julius Richmond, 1977-1981; C. Everett Koop, 1981-1989; Jocelyn Elders, 1993-1994; and Surgeon General David Satcher, "The Impact of the AIDS Epidemic on the Nation: Perspectives from Our Surgeons General."
11:30 a.m. — Sen. Bill First, Tennessee Republican, "Challenges for U.S. AIDS Policy — The Legislative Perspective"
1:30 p.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, keynote address.
Location: Pavilion, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.
Associated Builders and Contractors conference — all day — The Associated Builders and Contractors holds its annual legislative conference. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/812-2000.
InterAction forum — 8:30 a.m. — InterAction holds its sixth annual forum, "Effectiveness Through Accountability." The luncheon speaker is Andrew Natsios, U.S. Agency for International Development administrator. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/667-8227, Ext. 115.
Intellectual-Property Owners Association news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The Intellectual-Property Owners Association hosts a news conference to announce its 28th annual "Inventor of the Year Award," to be shared by three scientists for their invention of a drug. The presenter is Rep. Howard Coble, North Carolina Republican. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/887-0500, Ext. 18.
American Hospital Association briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The American Hospital Association presents a breakfast briefing to release new data confirming a work-force shortage has hit the nations hospitals and health system and to propose solutions that could make an immediate difference. Location: Owen Room, seventh floor, 325 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/626-2342 or 202/626-2284.
Helsinki Commission hearing — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing, "Troubling Trends: Human Rights in Russia," as a prelude to the U.S.-Russian summit. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.
Vieques protest hearing — 10 a.m. — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus holds a hearing to examine the treatment of more than 170 protesters arrested and detained during Navy training exercises on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-8335.
Sit-in — 10 a.m. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a sit-in to highlight concerns over American support for Israels "apartheid-like" policies toward Palestinian Muslims and Christians. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/488-8787.
Signing ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — The National Museum of the American Indian sponsors a signing ceremony to announce a $10 million donation by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut to the construction of the National Museum of the American Indian. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/287-2525.
CNN Airport Network ticker-service demonstration — 11 a.m. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the CNN NewsGroup hold a news conference to demonstrate the new CNN Airport Network ticker service providing real-time airport status information to airline passengers from the FAAs Command Center. Jane Garvey, FAA administrator, participates. Location: Delta Gate 21, Terminal B, National Airport. Contact: 703/417-8370.
Courtroom cameras news conference — 11 a.m. — Sens. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, hold a news conference to present a bipartisan proposal to allow cameras in federal courtrooms. Location: Supreme Court sidewalk, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/224-7433 or 202/224-1308.
Report release — 11:30 a.m. — Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, hosts a news conference to release a report, "Government on the Brink," which includes the federal governments top 10 worst management problems and a detailed picture of mismanagement that plagues government operations. Mr. Thompson presents the report to Mitch Daniels, director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-7484 or 202/224-4944.
Book forum — 1 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) presents a discussion on the book, "Privacy in Perspective," by Fred Cate of AEI and Indiana University Law School. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Mental health and aging discussion — 3 p.m. — The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare presents a panel discussion, "Mental Health and Aging: Addressing the Unmet Needs of Americas Elderly." Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/216-8376.


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