- The Washington Times - Friday, May 18, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
War-reporting exhibit 10 a.m. The Freedom Forums Newseum opens its exhibit "War Stories," telling the history of war reporting from the 1850s Crimean War, to todays live video coverage of conflicts around the world. The exhibit continues through Sept. 30. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.
Hispanic National Bar Association news conference 2 p.m. The Hispanic National Bar Association holds a news conference to issue a public statement on appointing the first Hispanic American to the U.S. Supreme Court. Location: In front of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 703/610-9038.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to the Safe Harbor Dam in Lancaster County, Pa., to promote the administrations energy plan.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases U.S. international trade in goods and services for March 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the so-called "Monthly Budget") for April 2001. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a joint meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the EPAs Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics to discuss strategic directions for pollution prevention. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/260-1761.

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

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

HOUSE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
North American Free Trade Agreement conference all day The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Highlights 12:30 p.m. Victor Lichtinger, Mexicos secretary of environment and natural resources.
7 p.m. Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Mexico; Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull; and Richard Davidson, chairman/CEO of Union Pacific, "Good Neighbor Awards Gala," Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/435-0101.
Hispanic women conference all day Dialogue on Diversity holds a conference on furthering opportunities for Hispanic women in information technology and to explore the significance of information technology as a tool for female entrepreneurs. The participants include Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat; Patricia Diaz Dennis, SBC Communications; Ivonne A-Baki, ambassador of Ecuador; Wilma Goldstein, acting administrator of the Small Business Administration; Henry Hernandez, Global Diversity Leadership; and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, California Democrat. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/829-7840.
Education summit 8:45 a.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its fourth biennial Daisy Bates Education Summit, "Advocacy, Achievement, Accountability: A Look at Public Education in America."
Highlights 7 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige and Kweisi Mfume, NAACP president and CEO, Daisy Bates Awards Gala.
Location: Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 410/486-9227.
Missing children campaign news conference 9 a.m. Wal-Mart and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hold a news conference to begin their annual May campaign, "Picture Them Home," and to discuss the Wal-Mart Missing Childrens Network, which has helped return 50 children to their families in the last six years. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/837-6251.
Mexico and environmental-policy discussion 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "Mexico and Environmental Policy." The speaker is Victor Lichtinger, Mexicos secretary of the environment and natural resources. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Partnerships summit 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerces Center for Corporate Citizenship presents "Government, Business and Non-Profits Working Together: A Three-Sector Summit to Promote Partnerships." The morning keynote speaker is Bill Shore, founder/executive director of Share Our Strength. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Tax policy seminar 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a tax policy seminar, "The Presidents Tax Plan, the Stock Market and Investment Incentives." The participants include Deen Kemsley, Columbia University, speaker; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Enterprise Institute and Syracuse University, introduction; and Eric Engen, Federal Reserve System, and Peter Wallison, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Puerto Rico discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about Vieques and other Puerto Rico news. Kenneth McClintock, minority leader of the Puerto Rican Senate, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Open house 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a joint services open house. The participants include Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Gen. Henry Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman; and 24 crew members from the Navy EP-3E that made an emergency landing on Hainan island. Location: Andrews Air Force Base. Contact: 301/981-0332.
International franchise expo 10 a.m. The International Franchise Association holds its 2001 International Franchise Expo. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 773/252-3676.
Bush energy-plan news conference 10 a.m. Fenton Communications sponsors a news conference to provide detailed analysis of the Bush administration energy plan. The participants include Dan Richer, former assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy; Eric Heitz, the Energy Foundation; David Nemtzow, Alliance to Save Energy; Joe Romm, Center for Energy and Climate Solutions; Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists; and Howard Geller, former executive director of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.
Clean Beaches Council news conference 11:15 a.m. The Clean Beaches Council holds a news conference to release its third annual list of beaches officially certified for public safety and environmental health. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/537-9166 or 301/593-2870.
Benefit kickoff ceremonies 2 p.m. The American Cancer Society holds "Capital City Relay for Life Kickoff" ceremonies. The participants include Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, honorary chairman; Abigail and Adrienne Ackermann, authors of "Our Mom Has Cancer" benefit; and others. Location: Capitol, Reflecting Pool. Contact: 202/661-5710 or 202/483-2600, Ext. 1521.
Couric speech 2:30 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents the 2001 Eleanor Nealon Extraordinary Communicators Lecture. Katie Couric, NBC "Today" co-host, speaks on how cancer touched her family and her commitment to promoting colorectal-cancer screening. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Lobbying discussion 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a program, titled "Lobbyists and the Public Interest." The participants include Rep. David Price, North Carolina Democrat; former Rep. Robert Walker, Pennsylvania Republican; Jonathan Rauch, National Journal columnist; and Rick Hall, political science professor at the University of Michigan. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.
Ramos-Horta speech 5 p.m. Amnesty International USA presents a speaking event with Jose Ramos-Horta, the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner for advocating self-determination for East Timor. Location: Fifth floor, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/544-6911.
Awards gala 7 p.m. Howard University Hospital presents its 10th annual Legacy of Leadership Awards Gala to benefit the hospitals Senior Services program. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.
Awards program 7 p.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hosts a "Metro Open Doors" student poster contest awards program. Location: Fifth floor, Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.


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