- The Washington Times - Friday, March 16, 2001


10:30 a.m. Participates in a shamrock presentation with Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, Roosevelt Room of the White House.

11:20 a.m. Attends reception with Irish American leaders, East Room of the White House.

2:30 p.m. Makes remarks in a meeting with small-business owners, East Room.

3 p.m. Departs the White House en route to Camp David.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on housing starts and building permits for February 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Producer Price Indexes for February 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration holds a meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network to conduct research on crashes and injuries at nine Level 1 Trauma Centers, which are linked by a computer network. Location: Room 6200-04, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5662.


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


Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


National Association of Attorneys General meeting all day The National Association of Attorneys General holds its spring meeting. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, speaks at 9:30 a.m. Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/326-6047.

Diversity conference all day The Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Academic Health Centers and the Institute of Medicine hold a conference on "Diversity in Health Professions" to explore key policy issues on racial and ethnic diversity in medicine. Location: Auditorium, the National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Voting briefing 8:30 a.m. The American Psychological Association holds a congressional briefing on "The Mechanics of Election Reform: From Registration to Results," featuring the latest research on human factors and the technology of voting, including ballot design. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/336-5707.

Lands policy summit 9 a.m. The National Governors' Association (NGA) holds the "NGA Private Lands, Public Benefits: A Policy Summit on Working Lands Conservation." The participants include: Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening; Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack; Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating; Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat; and Theodore Roosevelt IV. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.

Whitman speech 9:45 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman addresses the National Young Leadership Council, speaking on "Leadership." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/777-4192.

Iraqi bombing discussion 10 a.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus, the Washington Kurdish Institute and the Human Rights Alliance hold a discussion on the Iraqi bombing of the Kurdish city of Halabja. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/484-0140.

Campaign finance reform forum 11 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a forum, "A Preview of the Senate Debate on Campaign Finance Reform." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Mass 11:30 a.m. St. Patrick in the City Catholic Church celebrates a Mass in honor of the feast of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is principal celebrant and homilist. Location: St. Patrick's Church, 10th and G streets NW. Contact: 202/393-7300.

Awards ceremony 6 p.m. The American Foundation for the Blind holds a ceremony to present the 2001 Access Awards to individuals, organizations and corporations that are eliminating or substantially reducing inequities faced by people who are blind or visually impaired. Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy," participates. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/872-1500.

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