- The Washington Times - Friday, March 30, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Commerce seminar 9 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law presents a seminar titled "Online, Offshore and Cross-Border: Regulating Global E-Commerce." Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Rupel speech 11 a.m. Georgetown University hosts a speech by Dimitrij Rupel, foreign minister of Slovenia, on "Ten Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Yugoslavia and Russia." Location: Room 205, Old North Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5576.

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:45 a.m. Hosts a luncheon for members of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame at the White House.

2:05 p.m. Meets with Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in Oval Office of the White House.

To be announced Departs for Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

2 p.m. Attends First Squadron celebration at Andrews Air Force Base.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for February 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the special emphasis panel in social, behavioral and economic sciences. Location: Room 375, National Science Foundation, Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7786.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on "National Energy Policy: Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform's government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Government's Consolidated Financial Statements." The witnesses include: David Walker, comptroller general; Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget; and Donald Hammond, acting Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Death penalty conference 8 a.m. The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law hosts a conference on the "Morality of the Death Penalty." Location: school of law, 3600 John McCormack Road NE. Contact: 202/319-5491 or 202/319-5600.

Bike summit 8:30 a.m. The League of American Bicyclists holds its national bike summit.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rep. Greg Ganske, Iowa Republican.

2 p.m. Afternoon ride with Congressional Bike Caucus, horseshoe, Longworth House Office Building.

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/822-1333.

Workplace summit conference 8:30 a.m. Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business hosts a workplace safety summit.

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, luncheon keynote speaker.

Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/478-6153 or 202/223-9541.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice conference 8:30 a.m. The Coalition for Juvenile Justice holds its 11th annual training conference and board of directors meeting, "Working Together for Children: Communication, Cooperation and Coordination." Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 202/467-0864, Ext. 8.

Africa conference 9 a.m. Georgetown University holds a conference on "The Imperial Mantle: The Pressures for Decolonization in Africa." Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5528.

European Union conference 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a conference on "The Future of the European Union: Implications for the Transatlantic Relationship."

Highlights 9 a.m. Francois Bujon de l'Estang, French ambassador, welcoming address.

10 a.m. Jacques Delor, former president of the European Commission, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, SAIS, opening address, "The European Union and the United States: Partners or Competitors?"

2 p.m. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer; Jan Eliasson, Swedish ambassador; Armin Laschet, European Parliament member; Alain Lamassoure, former European affairs minister and European Parliament member; Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. Commerce undersecretary; Francois Scheer, former French ambassador to the European Union; and Francoise de la Serre, Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques.

Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5648 (public) or 202/663-5626 (media).

Slovenia briefing 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker briefing on "Slovenia on Its Way to NATO and the EU." The speaker is Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian foreign minister. Location: Zenger Club, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593 or 202/667-5363, Ext. 5.

Hemispheric trade discussion 9:30 a.m. The Center for Latin American Studies and the Organization of American States hold a panel discussion on "Hemispheric Trade and Integration: The View from the Tripartite Commission." Location: Room B07, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Tax credit briefing 10 a.m. The Population Resource Center and the Congressional Children's Caucus present a briefing, "The Earned Income Tax Credit: Self-Sufficiency and Upward Mobility for Working Families." Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/467-5030.

Naturalization ceremony 10 a.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service holds a naturalization ceremony for Dong Hue Xue, husband of Gao Zhan, the American University professor who has been detained in China since mid-February. Warren Lewis, Immigration and Naturalization Service district director, and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, participate. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5136.

Middle East conference 10 a.m. Americans for Peace Now and the Foundation for Middle East Peace hold a conference on "Middle East: Settlements, Security and Peace." Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893 or 202/835-3650.

Honor cordon 10:45 a.m. The Defense Department hosts an honor cordon to welcome El Salvadoran Minister of Defense Juan Antonio Martinez Varela to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: steps of the Pentagon, river entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Opening ceremony 11 a.m. The Marine Barracks of Washington holds an opening ceremony to celebrate its bicentennial as "The Oldest Post of the Corps." Gen. James Jones, Marine Corps commandant, participates. Location: Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Contact: 202/433-4173.

Softwood lumber forum 11:30 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Nailing the Homeowner? Assessing the Impact of Trade Restrictions on Softwood Lumber." The participants include: Reps. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, and Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; and Mark Groombridge and Brink Lindsey of Cato. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229. Note: RSVP required.

Business discussion noon The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association hold a discussion on the importance of access to high-speed Internet service for small businesses. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/554-9000.

International economics lecture noon The Institute for International Economics holds a luncheon meeting featuring its new Whitman Lecture Series in International Economics. The speaker is Mario Monti, European Union commissioner for competition. Location: Salon 1, Ritz Carlton Hotel, 22nd and M streets NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Korean reconciliation discussion 2 p.m. The Institute for Global Management and the Society of Government Economists sponsor a discussion on "The Economics of Korean National Reconciliation." The speaker is Marcus Noland, Institute for International Economics. Location: Room 101, Corcoran Hall, George Washington University, 725 21st St. NW. Contact: 301/983-0615 or 202/994-5258.

Powell trip briefing 3 p.m. The State Department holds a background briefing on Secretary of State Colin Powell's upcoming trip to Key West, Fla., for talks with Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev and Armenian President Robert Kocharian on the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Location: Briefing Room 2209, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Welcoming ceremony 5:15 p.m. The Defense Department holds an honor cordon to welcome Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismail Cem to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: steps of the Pentagon, river entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Book discussion 8 p.m. The Embassy of Austria hosts a book discussion on "The Marshall Plan in Austria." The participants include: Gunter Bischof, author and executive director of the Center for Austrian Culture and Commerce at University of New Orleans; and David Painter, Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Location: 3524 International Court NW. Contact: 202/895-6776.


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