- The Washington Times - Monday, March 26, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

U.S.-Turkey conference all day The Turkish-U.S. Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, the American-Turkish Council and American Friends of Turkey present the 20th annual conference on U.S.-Turkish relations. Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary, speaks at 10:15 a.m. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 22nd and M streets NW. Contact: 202/256-9615.

Balkans discussion 2:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a dialogue with Boiko Noev, Bulgarian defense minister, on "Peace and Progress in the Balkans." Location: Fertig Boardroom, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels today and tomorrow to Kansas City, Mo., Billings, Mont., and Kalamazoo, Mich., to talk about his budget, tax relief and the economy.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for February. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health Care Financing Administration holds a meeting of the practicing physicians advisory council. Location: Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-7874.

9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the high energy physics advisory panel. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/903-9458.

11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a public meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

2 p.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Board of Directors holds a meeting. Location: Board Room, Sixth Floor, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6757.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 00-157: United Dominion Industries v. United States; and Docket No. 00-121: Duncan v. Walker. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees conference all day The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, holds its biennial legislative conference on tax cuts, privatization and other issues of importance to working families.

Highlights 9 a.m. Gerald McEntee, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees president, keynote speaker.

10:30 a.m. Bush tax-cut panel.

12:45 p.m. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the Nation, luncheon speaker.

2:15 p.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, plenary speaker.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/429-1130.

Indian education legislative summit all day The National Indian Education Association holds its fourth annual Indian education legislative summit. Rep. Dale E. Kildee, Michigan Democrat, speaks at 1 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/838-2870.

Economic policy conference all day The National Association for Business Economics sponsors its Washington Economic Policy Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. News Conference on the National Association for Business Economics Economic Policy Survey.

10 a.m. Norm Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute, conducts a general session on "Governing on a Tightrope: Bush and Congress, Politics and Policy in 2001."

4 p.m. Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican, holds a briefing on health care policy at 2168 Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building.

5:30 p.m. Kevin Lynch, deputy finance minister of Canada, delivers remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/463-6223.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees conference all day The National Association of Retired Federal Employees holds its seventh biennial legislative conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, speaks on the congressional agenda and its impact on federal annuitants and employees.

12:30 p.m. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, also speaks on the congressional agenda and its impact on federal annuitants and employees.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/838-7760.

Pinochet precedent conference 8:30 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law and the Institute for Policy Studies co-host "The Pinochet Precedent: Individual Responsibility for International Crimes." The participants include: Joan Garces, attorney who brought a case against Pinochet in Spain; and Marcos Rolim, Brazilian parliament member seeking to prosecute former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Japanese economy conference 8:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Japan's Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry sponsor "Restructuring the Japanese Economy: Why and How." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Peruvian election discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "The Presidential Election in Peru." The speaker is Francisco Tudela, former Peruvian vice president. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Dental caries conference 8:30 a.m. The National Institutes of Health hosts a Consensus Development Conference, "Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life." Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Federal Communications Commission meeting 9 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds the first meeting of its consumer/disability telecommunications advisory committee. Location: Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0511.

National Association of Realtors briefing 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news briefing to release its existing-home sales report for February. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Free traders forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a policy forum on "Who Are the Real Free Traders in Congress?" The participants include: Rep. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican; Gerald Seib, the Wall Street Journal; and Dan Griswold, Cato Institute. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Middle East Institute briefing noon The Middle East Institute presents a briefing on "The Al Aqsa Intifada, Peace Negotiations and the New Sharon Government." The speaker is Ziad Abu-Zayyad, the Palestinian National Authority's Jerusalem affairs minister, and co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Lieberman speech noon The George Washington University presents a major economic address on a "Prosperity Agenda" to deal with the uncertainty in the economy and continue economic expansion. The speaker is Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, 2000 Democratic vice-presidential candidate. Location: First Floor Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 801 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460

Employee stock options forum 2 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute's Derivatives Study Center sponsors a policy forum to address the implications of the increasing use of employee stock options. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-8554.

Medicare briefing 4 p.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis and the National Association of Business Economics host a news briefing on "Medicare's Future: How Congress Intends to Address Prescription Drug Benefits and Market Competition." The participants include: Gail Wilensky, Medicare Payment Advisory Board; John Olin, Project Hope; John Goodman, National Center for Policy Analysis; and Jim Rodgers, American Medical Association. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/628-6671 or 301/652-1926.

American families in the media discussion 7:30 p.m. American University's School of Communications presents an American Forum panel discussion titled "From Ozzie and Harriet to Homer and Marge: American Families in the Media." Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.


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