- The Washington Times - Monday, May 14, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Pentagons Strategic Defense Review critique — 9 a.m. — The Institute for Policy Studies, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities and other organizations hold a breakfast briefing featuring a panel of experts who critique the Pentagons Strategic Defense Review. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 258 or 202/483-0900.
National Historic Preservation Week ceremony — 10 a.m. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds a ceremony to start National Historic Preservation Week, "Restore, Renew, Rediscover Your Historic Neighborhood Schools," by recognizing the 89-year-old Cleveland Elementary School and its pending renovation. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Cleveland Elementary School, 1825 Eighth St. NW. Contact: 202/251-0220 or 202/298-1225.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:45 a.m. — Departs the White House en route to Philadelphia, where he will highlight a new national initiative, Project Safe Neighborhood, to reduce gun violence.
4:15 p.m. — Hosts the WNBA champion Houston Comets, White House.
Time to be announced — Hosts a meeting with union officials to discuss the administrations new energy policy at a location to be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT
Time to be announced — Attends President Bushs meeting with union officials to discuss the administrations new energy policy at a location to be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for March 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for April 2001. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.
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. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the advisory committee for cyberinfrastructure. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/306-1963.
9 a.m. — Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting. Location: Conference Room, Fourth Floor, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at noon. 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. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2:30 p.m. — Resources, energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a field hearing on "Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Issues." Location: University of New Orleans Campus, New Orleans, La. Contact: 202/226-9019.

GENERAL AGENDA
Kavan visit — all day — Deputy Prime Minister Jan Kavan, deputy prime minister and foreign minister of the Czech Republic, visits.
Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Working lunch with representatives of Czech-American organizations in the Washington area, organized by American Friends of the Czech Republic, One Thomas Circle.
3 p.m. — Meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell, State Department, C Street entrance.
4:30 p.m. — Meeting with Condoleeza Rice, national security adviser, White House. Contact: 202/274-9112.
Leadership seminar — 8:30 a.m. — James Madison Universitys College of Business hosts a seminar featuring Stephen Covey, author of "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," presenting his Lessons in Leadership program, "Leadership is a Choice: The Four Roles of a Leader." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/873-3451.
Cuba conference — 9 a.m. — The Washington Office on Latin America, American University, and the Georgetown University Caribbean Project hold a conference on "Church-State Relations in Cuba, Three Years after the Popes Visit." The Rev. Robert Edgar, secretary-general of the National Council of Churches, delivers the luncheon keynote address at 11:40 a.m. Location: Butler Boardroom, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-2171.
Governing lecture — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a lecture titled "Transformational Government Versus Managerial Government: The Key Challenge for Americas Future." The speaker is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Study release — noon — Parents and Friends Ministries holds a news conference to release a study that asserts homosexuals can change their orientation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-2101.
Womens rights rally — noon — The National Organization for Women (NOW) holds a Mothers Day Picket for Womens Rights to protest Bush administration budget and tax proposals that affect women disproportionately. Patricia Ireland, NOW president, participates. Location: Sidewalk in front of the White House (across from Lafayette Park). Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 16.
NASA report discussion — noon — The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government holds a discussion of a report on the remaking of NASA. Daniel Goldin, NASA administrator, participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/516-8626.
Mercatus Center news conference — 12:15 p.m. — George Mason Universitys Mercatus Center holds a news conference to release results of the "Second Annual Performance Report Scorecard" study, which asks whether federal agencies are informing the public about their activities. The participants include: Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican; Rep. Steve Horn, California Republican; and Maurice McTigue and Jerry Ellig of the Mercatus Center. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/993-4945.
Federal officers bill news conference — 2:30 p.m. — Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, holds a news conference to reintroduce legislation that would classify federal officers, including Immigration and Naturalization Service and Customs Service inspectors, as law enforcement officers and make them eligible for early retirement and other benefits accorded other law enforcement officers. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-8045.
Healy speech — 3:30 p.m. — George Washington University hosts the 10th annual Jo Oberstar Memorial Lecture held in honor of the first wife of Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, to promote breast cancer awareness. The speaker is Dr. Bernadine Healy, president/chief executive of the American Red Cross. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 2200 M St. NW. Contact: 202/225-6211.
China lecture — 5:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its 12th Annual Bradley Lecture Series, featuring Richard Bernstein, New York Times, speaking on "Listening to China: A Reporters Odyssey." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Awards ceremony — 6 p.m. — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force holds its 12th annual "Honoring Our Allies" awards ceremony. Location: Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW. Contact: 202/332-6483, Ext. 3303



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