- The Washington Times - Monday, March 19, 2001


10:45 a.m. Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, the White House.

1:10 p.m. Makes remarks to members of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the White House.

Time to be announced Meets with the National Energy Policy Development Group, the White House.


Time to be announced Meets with President Bush and the National Energy Policy Development Group, the White House.


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


9:15 a.m. Office of the United States Trade Representative holds a meeting of the industry sector advisory committee on small and minority business. Location: Conference Room 3407, Commerce Department, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-4792.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 105: Orig. Kansas versus Colorado; and Docket Number 00-292: C&L; Enterprises versus Citizen Band Potawatomi. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


rban Affairs, housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the state of the Housing and Urban Affairs Department's Federal Housing Administration Insurance Fund. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. Armed Services, strategic subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the fiscal 2000 report to assess the reliability, safety and security of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.


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


Wildlife conference all day The Wildlife Management Institute holds the 66th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.

Highlights 10 a.m. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton.

2 p.m. Concurrent Special Sessions: "Enhancing Wildlife Habitat On Private Lands" and "The Changing Role of Hunting in North American Conservation: Part 1. Why Hunting?"

Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1808.

Call to Renewal conference all day Call to Renewal holds "Facing the Divide: Mobilizing Networks to Overcome Poverty," its fifth national conference for faith-based organizations.

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Keynote speech by Jim Wallis, Call to Renewal convener.

1:30 p.m. Presentation by John DiIulio, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Location: National City Christian Church, 14th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Contact: 202/328-8745.

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials conference all day The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials presents its 2001 legislative conference, "A New President, A New Congress What Does the Future Hold for Housing and Community Development?"

Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, keynote speaker; Karen Thoreson and Richard Nelson Jr., National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials; and Ray Suarez, PBS NewsHour, plenary session will attend.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-3500.

American-Israel Public Affairs Committee conference all day The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its annual policy conference.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Secretary of State Colin Powell delivers remarks on the situation in the Middle East.

7:30 p.m. Address by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/639-5273.

Energy summit all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a national energy summit for the discussion of foundations for a U.S. energy policy.

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Daniel Yergin, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, addresses "The State of the Energy Industry."

11:30 a.m. "The Current State of Energy Supply," a panel discussion by Red Cavaney, president and chief executive officer of the American Petroleum Institute; Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the National Mining Association; David Parker, president and CEO of the American Gas Association; and Joseph Colvin, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute.

12:45 p.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham delivers a keynote luncheon address.

3:30 p.m. "The International Politics of Energy."

Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Equatorial Guinea discussion 8:30 a.m. The Freedom Forum and the African Correspondents Association hold a breakfast discussion with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea. Location: 22nd Floor, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2887.

Committee to Protect Journalists news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club Freedom of the Press Committee hosts a Committee to Protect Journalists news conference to release its worldwide survey of "Attacks on the Press 2000." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Report presentation 9 a.m. The Mexico Project of Georgetown University sponsors an international task force as it presents its report titled "Public Security and Democratic Governance: Challenges to Mexico and the United States." Location: Room G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/687-4327.

"Ariel Sharon War Crimes Exhibition" news conference 10 a.m. American Muslims for Jerusalem and the Council on American Islamic Relations hold a news conference to present a new "Ariel Sharon War Crimes Exhibition," featuring photographs of massacres with which Ariel Sharon has been associated. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/548-4200 or 202/256-2000.

Campaign finance reform news conference 10 a.m. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, hold a news conference on campaign finance reform. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7130.

Faith-based initiative news conference 10:30 a.m. Black Religious Leaders holds a news conference to support President Bush's faith-based initiative and face off with Christian conservatives. Location: Dirksen Room, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-3199.

Softwood Lumber Agreement briefing 10:30 a.m. Environmental Media Services presents a briefing on environmental dimensions of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with Canada, which expires March 31, and a letter to President Bush to have it renewed. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200 or 202/463-6670.

Social Security and Medicare Trustees news conference 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department hosts a Social Security and Medicare Trustees news conference. The participants include: Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill; Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Labor Secretary Elaine Chao; and William Halter, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room (Room 3311), Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Rally noon The Alliance for Democracy holds a rally to begin a two-week walk around the Capitol in support of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. The participants include: Doris "Granny D" Haddock, 91-year-old campaign finance activist; John Anderson, Center for Voting and Democracy; Nick Penniman, Alliance for Democracy; and others. Location: Capitol, East Side Center Steps. Contact: 202/986-6186 or 202/232-8997.

Dedication ceremony noon Regent University holds a ceremony to dedicate its new Northern Virginia/D.C. campus. The participants include: Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; Pat Robertson, chancellor and president of Regent University; and David Hee-Don Lee, CEO and president of the World Trade Center Inchon. Location: Regent University Graduate Center, 1650 Diagonal Road, Old Town Alexandria. Contact: 757/226-4093.

Arrival ceremony 12:15 p.m. The Defense Department holds a full-honors arrival ceremony to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: River Parade Field, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty briefing 12:30 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "A Press Under Attack: Governments and Media in 2000." The speaker is Alexander Lupis, Committee to Protect Journalists. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Smart Growth lecture 12:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a Smart Growth lecture by Joel Garreau, author of "Edge City," on "The Technological Revolution Downtown and on the Suburban Fringe." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Gender issues symposium 3:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center sponsors the Third Annual Symposium of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law: "Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Military." Location: Moot Court Room, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Leadership summit 5:30 p.m. Regent University opens its national leadership summit with the theme, "The Battle for the Soul of America Confronting Liberal Bias in the Media." Charlton Heston, president of the National Rifle Association, delivers a keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 757/226-4093.

Book discussion 6:30 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum presents a discussion on the book, "Incorrect Thoughts: Notes on Our Wayward Culture," by John Leo, U.S. News and World Report. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

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