- The Washington Times - Friday, March 23, 2001


Medicare discussion 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a health policy discussion on "The 2001 Medicare Trustees Reports: Baseline for Reform?" The participants include: Richard Foster, Health Care Financing Administration, speaker; and Karlyn Bowman, American Enterprise Institute; Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office; Jeff Lemieux, Progressive Policy Institute; and Len Nichols, Urban Institute, panelists. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Chechnya discussion 1:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The Implications of Genocide in the Mass Graves in Chechnya." The speaker is Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister of Chechnya. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.


2:15 p.m. Addresses the Greater Portland Area Chambers of Commerce, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine.

4:10 p.m. Makes remarks to Greek community leaders, Indian Treaty Room, Old Executive Office Building.

4:50 p.m. Meets with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Oval Office of the White House.


Not available.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


9 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the national advisory council on migrant health. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/594-3938.


No oral arguments 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. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


p.m. Armed Services, military readiness subcommittee holds a hearing on current and future viability of depot maintenance repair, focusing on the Pre-Shop Analysis Building, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.


National Newspaper Association conference all day The National Newspaper Association holds its 40th annual Government Affairs Conference.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi.

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

10:30 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige.

11:30 a.m. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/907-7927.

Genetics Society of America conference all day The Genetics Society of America presents the 42nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/571-1825.

Equal Opportunity in Higher Education conference all day The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education holds its 26th National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta speaks at 9 a.m. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/650-2440, Ext. 112.

Financial Stability Forum meeting all day The Financial Stability Forum holds its fifth meeting since established in 1999 on international financial issues, such as market liquidity, electronic finance and its impact on market regulation and function and financial sector consolidation.

Highlights 4 p.m. Media briefing following meeting.

Location: Room J1-050, World Bank, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/458-2931.

National Hispanic Medical Association conference 8:30 a.m. The National Hispanic Medical Association holds its fifth annual conference, "Healthy Hispanic Families." Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/628-5895.

Arms control news conference 8:30 a.m. The Arms Control Association holds a news conference to discuss President Bush's deferral of negotiations with North Korea to end its ballistic missile program and missile exports. Location: Root Room, Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-8270.

Water pollution symposium 9 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a congressional symposium on "Water Pollution in Urban and Rural Settings." Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/628-1400.

Media availability 9:30 a.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a media availability with Rowan LeCompte, a stained-glass artist who has completed more than 40 windows for the National Cathedral. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Economic statecraft briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation presents a briefing, "Economic Statecraft 2001: The Case for Retaining Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool." Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1990.

Taxes news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, holds a news conference on taxes. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-4000.

Intellectual property clinic kickoff 11 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law hosts a workshop on "Fair Use in the Digital Era" to kick off the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic. The participants are Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat, and Pamela Samuelson, Washington College of Law Intellectual Property Faculty professor. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

European Commission briefing 11 a.m. The European Union Delegation of the European Commission holds a news briefing with European Commission Vice President Loyola de Palacio. Location: Press Room, European Commission Delegation, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9552.

Book discussion noon The Middle East Institute (MEI) presents a discussion on "The October War: A Retrospective," a book edited by Richard Parker, MEI scholar-in-residence, which compiles proceedings of a conference on the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Great American Meatout reception noon FARM, a national animal-rights organization, coordinates the 17th annual congressional reception for the Great American Meatout, featuring meatless dishes, exhibits, videos and entertainment. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/530-5683.

American Association of Port Authorities luncheon 12:30 p.m. The American Association of Port Authorities hosts a Transportation Table Luncheon to discuss congressional changes that impact ports; Army Corps of Engineers reform prospects; and industry legislative priorities. Jim Hartung, American Association of Port Authorities, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-3373.

Immigration and Naturalization Service news conference 1 p.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) holds a news conference to announce implementation of adjustment-of-status application procedures under Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. William Yates, INS deputy executive associate commissioner for immigration services, participates. Location: Sixth Floor Conference Room, 425 I St. NW. Contact: 202/514-2648.

Giant panda extravaganza 4:30 p.m. Discovery Communications Inc., Animal Planet and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park sponsor a private giant panda extravaganza and media behind-the-scenes tour. Location: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/771-4491 or 202/673-0209.

Good governance and development discussion 4:30 p.m. American University's International Development Student Association holds a discussion on "Good Governance and Development: The Role of Democracy and Democracy Aid." The speaker is Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for Peace. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Mummy case lecture 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "How to Read a Mummy Case," by Gayle Givson, Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Theater production 7:30 p.m. The Landless Theatre Company opens its production of 3WG Troupe in "The Complete History of America (Abridged)," a satire that continues through April 7. Location: D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Contact: 301/515-4494.

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