- The Washington Times - Monday, May 7, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Republican lawyers conference — all day —The Republican National Lawyers Association holds its annual conference, "Building Americas Spirit by Expanding the Republican Majority." Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton speaks at 8:45 a.m. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 877/644-7652.
Science awards — 12:15 p.m. —The Energy Department hosts the National Science Bowl championship awards ceremony. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: National 4-H Center Auditorium, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Contact: 202/586-5806.

PRESIDENT BUSH
11:35 a.m. — Hosts a working visit by Emir Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the White House.
1:10 p.m. — Hosts a ceremony honoring the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2000 Mother and Father of the Year, the White House.
2:30 p.m. — Addresses the Council of the Americas 31st annual Washington conference, "The Century of the Americas: Setting the New Hemispheric Agenda," Loy Henderson Auditorium, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results.
3 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases a report on consumer installment credit for March.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds an executive committee meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors office of research and development. Location: Meridan D&E; Conference Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-6853.

SENATE
Meets at 1 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Council of the Americas conference — all day — The Council of the Americas holds its 31st annual Washington conference, "The Century of the Americas: Setting the New Hemispheric Agenda."
Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Secretary of State Colin Powell, "U.S. Priorities in the Hemisphere."
9:30 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, "Deepening U.S. Trade Ties in the Americas: Toward the FTAA."
12:30 p.m. — Treasury Secretary Paul H. ONeill, "The Century of the Americas: The Evolution of the Hemispheric Economic Landscape," Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room.
2:30 p.m. — President Bush, "A Century of the Americas"
6 p.m. — Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room.
Location: Loy Henderson Auditorium, State Department, 2201 C St. NW, or as noted. Contact: 202/639-0724.
Benefit tournament — 7 a.m. — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute hosts its fifth annual Fiesta de Golf Tournament to raise money for Hispanic youth. Location: Golf course, Andrews Air Force Base. Contact: 202/543-1771.
Anniversary meeting — 8:15 a.m. — The National Institutes of Health hosts the 10th anniversary meeting of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases International Center for Tropical Disease Research, "Unveiling of Global Health Research Plan for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis." The opening speaker is Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Location: Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Community development convention — 9 a.m. — The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development holds its annual convention. The keynote speaker is Stewart Kwoh, chairman of the California Endowment. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 212/979-1108.
Competition policy workshop — 9:15 a.m. — The Federal Trade Commission holds a public workshop on "Emerging Issues for Competition Policy in the World of E-Commerce." Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2181.
"Safety Concept Car" demonstration — 9:30 a.m. — Ford Motor Co. demonstrates the Volvo "Safety Concept Car," which features vertically adjustable rear seats that boost children and keep them safely secured. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-2001.
Business owners meeting — 10 a.m. — Treasury Secretary Paul H. ONeill holds a roundtable meeting with small business owners. Location: Room 3327, Treasury Department 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Health care survey briefing — 10 a.m. — Health Affairs and the National Health Care Purchasing Institute present a media briefing on a survey of Fortune 500 companies showing a dramatic health care purchasing strategies transformation and a panel discussion on the future of health care purchasing. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.
Union of Concerned Scientists briefing — 10:30 a.m. — The Union of Concerned Scientists holds a news briefing to analyze the Bush administrations Energy Task Force energy plan. Location: Cabinet Room, Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-6133.
Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee briefing — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee media briefing and luncheon. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Small Business Association conference — 6 p.m. — The Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts the 34th annual Industry/SBA Procurement Conference. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6555.


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