- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 31, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Dollar bill legislation discussion — noon — The National Press Club hosts a news conference featuring a discussion on legislation that would put an abridged version of the U.S. Constitution on the back of the $1 billl, as proposed by Liberty Middle School students. Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, and Liberty Middle School students participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Book discussion — 5:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a panel discussion on Walter Berns book, "Making Patriots," regarding reconciling individualism and autonomy with reviving patriotism in the 21st century. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:30 a.m. — Meets with Israeli President Moshe Katsav, Oval Office of the White House.
6 p.m. — Hosts a dinner in honor of Mr. Katsav, Blue Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting of the board of overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Location: Tenth Floor Conference Room, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2361.
8:45 a.m. —U.S. Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the advisory committee on voluntary foreign aid. Andrew S. Natsios, the new U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, is scheduled to speak about his priorities for foreign assistance and his plans for the agency. Location: Wyndham Washington, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 703/931-9300.
10 a.m. —Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting. 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
Balkan agenda conference — all day — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on "Setting the Balkan Agenda."
Highlights — noon — Greg Schulte, senior director of European and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council, keynote address.
Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
National MultiCultural Institute conference — all day — The National MultiCultural Institute holds a conference on "Creating a National Agenda: Multicultural Partnerships for Change."
Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Wilma Mankiller, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, keynote address.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-0700, Ext. 226.
Sanctions conference — all day — Georgetown University hosts a conference on "The Future of Sanctions: An Update on Iran, Iraq and Libya." Topics include the advisability of continuing U.S. unilateral sanction, the upcoming elections in Iran and internal developments in Iran, Iraq and Libya. Location: Leavey Conference Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Teacher unions conference — all day — The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers hold a Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) conference on restructuring teacher unions to advance education reforms.
Highlights — 2 p.m. — Bob Chase, National Education Association president; Mark Simon, Montgomery County Education Association president; Adam Urbanski, TURN director; Jerry Weast, Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent; John Saphier, Research for Better Teaching president; Julia Koppich, co-author of "United Mind Workers," special session, "The Role of Collective Bargaining in Improving Education: The Case of Montgomery County."
Location: 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-7251 or 202/822-7213.
Armenia discussion — 9 a.m. — The National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program featuring Catholicos Karekin II, supreme patriarch and catholicos of all Armenians, discussing "The Price Armenians Have Paid for Being Christian." Catholicos Karekin II is visiting the United States May 29-June 1 to meet with President Bush and members of Congress on the 1700th anniversary of Armenias adoption of Christianity. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
National Council of Churches meeting — 9:15 a.m. — The National Council of Churches Executive Board holds its regular spring meeting, featuring the announcement of a new National Council of Churches-Habitat for Humanity collaboration. Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International president, participates. Location: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Brickfield Center, 601 E St. NW. Contact: 212/870-2227.
Food Allergy Issues Alliance briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The Food Allergy Issues Alliance holds a media briefing to release "Food Allergen Labeling Guidelines." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-8060 or 202/295-3957.
International Trade Commission hearing — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on "U.S. Market Conditions for Certain Wool Articles," as part of an investigation requested by the U.S. trade representative. Location: Main Hearing Room, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.Powell-Katsav meeting — 11 a.m. — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell meets with Israeli President Moshe Katsav. Location: Blair House. Contact: 202/647-2492 or 202/364-5538.
Topping-out ceremony — 11:30 a.m. — George Washington University holds a topping-out ceremony to commemorate the completion of the top floor and roof of the new George Washington University Hospital. Location: Washington Circle Park. Contact: 202/715-4447.
Immigration and Naturalization Service news conference — 11:30 a.m. — The Immigration and Naturalization Service holds a news conference to announce the implementation of regulations for two provisions of the Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act. Location: 425 I St. NW. Contact: 202/514-2648.
D.C. Bar luncheon — noon — The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon program on "The Prime Time Election Contest: The Media and the 2000 Presidential Election Litigation." The participants include: Mark Niles, American Universitys Washington College of Law as moderator; Charles Bierbauer, CNN Supreme Court correspondent; Benjamin Ginsberg, Patton Boggs partner; Thomas Goldstein, solo practice; Chris Vlasto, ABC National News; and David Von Drehle, Washington Post reporter and principal author of "Deadlock — The Inside Story of Americas Closest Election." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Education report release — 3 p.m. — The Education Departments National Center for Education Statistics holds a news conference to release a report, "The Condition of Education 2001." Education Secretary Rod Paige and Gary Phillips, acting commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, participate. Location: 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee briefing — 4 p.m. — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee staff holds a briefing for members of the National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Congress of American Indians. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/337-3565 or 703/931-2324.
Clark speech — 6:30 p.m. — The World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., presents a discussion on making strategic decisions in concert with NATO in Yugoslavia as described in "Waging Modern War." The speaker is retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander, Europe, and the books author. Togo West, former veterans affairs secretary, introduces Gen. Clark. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.
Dinner — 7:15 p.m. — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies holds its annual dinner. The participants include: D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, mistress of ceremonies; former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, keynote speaker; John Hope Franklin, historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner; and others. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-6366.


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