- The Washington Times - Monday, March 12, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Census Bureau news conference 1 p.m. The Census Bureau holds a news conference to discuss Census 2000 national race and Hispanic-origin data. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

National Council of Jewish Women conference 12:45 p.m. The National Council of Jewish Women holds its Washington Institute 2001, with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Florida.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month Treasury bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institute of Corrections holds a meeting of its advisory board. Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/307-3106, ext. 155.

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the veterans' advisory committee on education. Location: Room 542, 1800 G St. NW. Contact: 202/273-7187.

10 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting. Location: Conference Room 4506, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism conference all day The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism holds its 2001 Consultation on Conscience.

Highlights 10 a.m. James Wolfensohn, World Bank president.

11 a.m. Elizabeth Birch, Human Rights Campaign.

11:45 a.m. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, "Defining and Defending America's Strategic Interest: Arms Control and the Military Budget in a New Era."

5 p.m. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, "Domestic Priorities: A View from the Budget Committee."

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.

National Council of Jewish Women conference all day The National Council of Jewish Women holds its Washington Institute 2001.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Aaron Miller, outgoing deputy special Middle East coordinator, "President Bush's Middle East Policy."

10:30 a.m. Seth Waxman, former solicitor general; Olati Johnson, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Janet Benshoff, Center for Reproductive Law and Policy; and Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio, "Inside the Highest Court."

12:45 p.m. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.

American Legion conference all day The American Legion holds its 41st Washington Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi and Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission Meeting.

1 p.m. Army Brig. Gen. Harry Axson Jr., Joint Task Force Full Accounting commander; Jay Veith, POW rescue efforts in Vietnam; Frank Bigelow, Bataan Death March survivor, ongoing request for reparations from Japan.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/263-2982 or 202/737-1234.

National League of Cities all day The National League of Cities holds its annual conference. The participants include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Attorney General John Ashcroft; and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat. Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3051.

American Public Transportation Association conference all day The American Public Transportation Association holds its 2001 Legislative Conference, focusing on legislative issues affecting the transit industry.

Highlights 9 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, opening session addresses.

10:30 a.m. State and Local Perspectives from Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening, National Governors' Association chairman; Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Kenneth Barr; and Horace Deets, AARP executive director.

3:15 p.m. Railroad Issues Workshop discussion by Rep. Bob Clement, Tennessee Democrat.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-4816.

National Association of Broadcasters conference all day The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) holds a State Leadership Conference.

Highlight 11:15 a.m. Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, delivers an address on why Americans deserve more than $1.6 trillion in tax relief.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/429-5300.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging conference all day The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging holds its Spring Conference and Exposition, "Leaders of Today … Positioning for Tomorrow."

Highlights 1:30 p.m. Housing Policy Forum featuring congressional staff and Housing and Urban Development Department officials discussing the latest housing issues.

1:30 p.m. Health Care Policy Forum, a review of developments in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and discussion of current long-term care quality and staffing issues.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 888/508-9441.

Asset bubble burst discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Dealing with Asset Bubble Burst: The Lesson from the Japanese Experience." The speaker is Richard Koo, chief economist at the Nomura Research Institute. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Concord Coalition news conference 9 a.m. The Concord Coalition presents a news conference on "Saving for the Future: Budget Policy, Tax Cuts and the Surplus." The participants include former Sens. Warren Rudman, New Hampshire Republican, and Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat; former Commerce Secretary Peter Peterson; former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin; and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/467-6222.

Nuclear arms reductions lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "New Directions in U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Reductions." The speaker is Rose Gottemoeller, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Film screening noon The National Archives sponsors a film program for Women's History Month featuring the screening of "Dee Dee Bridgewater and Her Big Sisters," released in 1998, a documentary on female vocalists who shaped jazz during the 20th century. Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Private Sector Research and Development Investment Act news conference 2 p.m. Sens. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, and Rep. Heather A. Wilson, New Mexico Republican, hold a news conference to introduce "The Private Sector Research and Development Investment Act of 2001," to make the research and experimentation tax credit permanent. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7082 or 202/224-7098.

Signing ceremony 2 p.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a signing ceremony to formalize the department's intention to provide $23 million in funding for a state veterans home in Lawton, Okla. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi participates. Location: Office of the Secretary, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-6010.

American prosperity forum 2:30 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute sponsors a forum titled "The End of America's Prosperity? Global Economic Fragility and the Effects on U.S. Trade Policy." The participants include Clyde Prestowitz, Economic Strategy Institute; Robert Hormats, Goldman Sachs; Robert Litan, Brookings Institution; Tom Palley, AFL-CIO; and Murray Weidenbaum, U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-8554.

Women in International Security reception 4 p.m. Women in International Security sponsors a reception and discussion on "The Roles and Responsibilities of the U.S. Military in 2001 and Beyond." Location: Root Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/405-6547.

Book party 6 p.m. The Embassy of France sponsors a book party featuring "In Praise of Black Women: Ancient African Queens" by Simone Schwarz-Bart, and "Then, They Were Twelve: The Women of Washington's Embassy Row" by Marilyn Sephocle. Location: 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 608/224-3887.


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