- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 30, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Amnesty International news conference — 10 a.m. — Amnesty International holds a news conference to mark its 40th anniversary by releasing its 2001 annual report, "Impact of Globalization, Rights Records of 149 Countries Reviewed." The participants include William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA; and Xue Donghua, husband of Gao Zhan, American University academic detained in China. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.
Health care discussion — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform presents a panel discussion, "Health on the Hill: The Next 100 Days and Beyond." The participants include Liz Fowler, Senate Finance Committee; and John McManus, House Ways and Means health subcommittee. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-5626.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Visits Fresno, Calif., and Sequoia National Park.

VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD B. CHENEY
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the arsenic cost working group of the national drinking water advisory committee. Location: Suite 275, RESOLVE, 1255 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/260-1688.
10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting to review baby bath seats. Location: Room 420, East-West Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0800.

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

SENATE
Not in session. 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
Katsav visit all day The Embassy of Israel hosts a visit by Israeli President Moshe Katsav.
Highlights 10 a.m. Participates in wreath-laying ceremony by the Eternal Flame, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW.
3:45 p.m. Receives an honorary doctorate of public service, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW.
7:30 p.m. Attends a reception in his honor hosted by David Ivry, Israeli ambassador to the United States, Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/364-5538 or 202/488-0400 (wreath-laying).
Technology conference all day The National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board holds a conference on "Authentication Technologies and Their Privacy Implications."
9:45 a.m. Open session, "Authentication in Context."
Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2044.
Teacher union conference all day The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers hold a "Teacher Union Reform Network" conference on restructuring teacher unions to advance education reforms. Location: 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-7251.
Utility Communicators International conference 8 a.m. Utility Communicators International holds its annual conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. James Carville, adviser to former President Bill Clinton, keynote speaker
2:45 p.m. Wendy Star, Environmental Protection Agency, "Energy Star, the hot new environmental program."
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 314/291-1000.
Women in Uzbekistan briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Women in Uzbekistan: The Struggle Since Independence." The speaker is Adolat Najimova, RFE/RL Uzbek Service. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Research misconduct conference 8:45 a.m. The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Office of Research Integrity present a conference on "Legal Issues and Strategies for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct." Location: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 202/326-7016.
National Council of Churches meeting 9 a.m. The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA holds its annual spring executive board meeting.
Highlights 4 p.m. "The Armenian Christian Experience-Celebrating the 1700th Anniversary of Armenian Christianity" lecture, Lower Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE.
6 p.m. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and the Rev. James Forbes, ecumenical prayer service, Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Location: AARP Brickfield Center, 601 E St. NW, or as noted. Contact: 212/870-2227 or 202/526-8300, Ext. 15.
Global Health Council conference 9 a.m. The Global Health Council presents its 28th annual conference, "Healthy Women: Healthy World Challenges for the Future." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 802/649-1340.
Securities regulation conference 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a "Current Policy Issues in Securities Regulation" conference, regarding restrictions on communications and changes brought by the Internet. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
International Trade Commission hearing 9:30 a.m. The U.S. International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on "U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement: Advice Concerning the Probable Economic Effect." Location: Main Hearing Room, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will release a study, "Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy." Douglas Kirby, report author, and Isabel Sawhill and Sarah Brown of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, participate. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/478-8510.
Polish economics discussion noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on Polish economic growth, special economic initiatives, privatization and industry restructuring. The speaker is Janusz Steinhoff, deputy prime minister and economics minister of Poland. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Attorney attrition discussion noon The D.C. Bar Association, the Womens Bar Association of D.C., and American Universitys Washington College of Law Program on Gender, Work and Family present a luncheon program discussion titled "Winning at Retention: How to Keep Your Associates and Your Money," regarding millions of dollars lost by D.C. law firms due to high attorney attrition. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Endangered Species Coalition news conference 1 p.m. The Endangered Species Coalition holds news conferences in Washington, Los Angeles, and Seattle to call on President Bush to save the Endangered Species Act and to call on Congress for full funding of the legislation. The participants include: Brock Evans, executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition, and Rodger Schlickeisen, executive director of Defenders of Wildlife. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-4500, Ext. 233.
Association of Women in International Trade meeting 5:30 p.m. The Association of Women in International Trade holds its Annual Meeting and Dinner. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, speaker and the associations Outstanding Woman in International Trade award recipient, participates. Location: Twigs Restaurant and Grill, Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/944-3068.
National Building Museum lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture "Spotlight on Design" by James van Sweden, landscape architect. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.


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