- The Washington Times - Friday, May 11, 2001

D.C. crime hearing 10 a.m. The House Government Reform Committees District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on how the various federal and local agencies that have responsibility for criminal justice here can better coordinate their activities. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
V-22 Osprey discussion 11 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a discussion on "Osprey or Albatross: Should the V-22 Tiltrotor Aircraft Fly or Die?" The participants include Mike Ryan, retired major general, U.S. Marine Corps; Lane Pierrot, Congressional Budget Office; Philip Coyle, former director of the Defense Departments Office of Test and Evaluation, and Ivan Eland, Cato Institute. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

11:30 a.m. Hosts a working visit by President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, White House.
3:20 p.m. Participates in an education event with the Potomac School first-grade class, White House.
3:30 p.m. Departs White House for Camp David.

Not available.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on retail sales for April 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for April 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the nonprescription drugs advisory committee and the pulmonary-allergy drugs advisory committee. Location: Holiday Inn, Two Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.
9:15 a.m. Economics and Statistics Administration holds a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis advisory committee. Location: Conference Room C and D, second floor, 1441 L St. NW. Contact: 202/606-9600.

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

Schedule to be announced. 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.

National Association of Police Organizations seminar all day The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) and the National Law Enforcement Officers Rights Center sponsor the NAPOs annual legal rights and legislative 2001 seminar.
Highlights 9 a.m. Capitol Hill visits.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-4420.
National Conference of State Legislatures meeting all day The National Conference of State Legislatures hosts its Assembly on Federal Issues spring meeting.
Highlights 8 a.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, plenary breakfast speaker.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.
Food synergy conference 8:30 a.m. The Produce for Better Health Foundation and General Mills Co. present the first international conference on food synergy, regarding food additives and constituents, such as fiber, nutrients and phytochemicals that affect disease risk. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 302/235-2329, Ext. 32.
Intercultural Management Institute conference 8:30 a.m. American Universitys Intercultural Management Institute holds a conference, "Culture Matters: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals." Location: Ward Circle Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
U.S.-Brazil relations discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "U.S.-Brazil Relations." The participants include Rubens Antonio Barbosa, Brazilian ambassador to the United States; Anthony Harrington, former U.S. ambassador to Brazil; and Arturo Porzecanski, chief Latin America analyst for ABN AMRO Inc. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Report release 9 a.m. The Institute for Educational Leadership and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education present the release of and briefing on a report titled "Overcoming the High School Senior Slump." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-8405, Ext. 57.
Conflict diamonds discussion 9 a.m. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism presents an "Interfaith Dialogue on Conflict Diamonds" to advocate stopping the trade of diamonds that funds conflicts in Sierra Leone, Angola and other African countries. The participants include Rep. Tony P. Hall, Ohio Democrat; Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Pastor Aidah Soday, general secretary of Evangelicals from Sierra Leone; and the Rev. Leon Spencer, executive director of the Washington Office on Africa. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/387-2800 or 202/225-6465.
Underage drinking news conference 10 a.m. Sens. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, hold a news conference to announce legislation that starts a national media campaign to prevent underage drinking. The participants include Millie Webb, Mothers Against Drunk Driving president; Peggy Conlon, Ad Council president; Brian Hinman, Center for Science in the Public Interest; and high school students from Nevada and Virginia. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-1619.
Middle East Institute lecture noon The Middle East Institute presents a lecture, "Relations Between Iran, Iraq and the GCC (Gulf Cooperative Council) States." The speaker is Christian Koch, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Human trafficking lecture noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Providing Shelter and Services to Trafficking Survivors: The Cadena Case," regarding human trafficking from Mexico to the United States. The speaker is Robert Schroeder, director of Safespace, a Miami domestic-violence shelter. Location: Room 812, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Community Renewal Tax Relief Act forum noon The National Neighborhood Coalition presents its May forum, "New Markets Implementation Begins," regarding the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 and its new-markets tax credit for investment in low-income rural and urban communities. The participants include Matt Josephs, Treasury Department; Mark Sissman, Bank of America; and Buzz Roberts, Local Initiative Support Corp. Location: National Council of La Raza, 1111 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.
Gates speech 12:30 p.m. William Gates Sr., Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chairman, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Scholarship dinner 6:30 p.m. Project Excellence holds its 14th annual scholarship dinner to award $3 million in scholarships to 93 Washington-area black high school seniors. Location: Presidential Ballroom, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/284-2887 or 703/284-2873.
Training program 7 p.m. George Washington Universitys School of Political Management hosts the Womens Campaign Research Funds "Women on the Move" training program.
Highlights 7 p.m. Reception for candidates and trainers.
Location: Alumni House, 1925 F St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.
Democratic Woman of the Year dinner 7:30 p.m. The Womans National Democratic Club holds its Democratic Woman of the Year dinner and award ceremony. The participants include Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state, recipient; Alexandra Vondra, Czech ambassador; Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; and Susan Rice, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

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