- The Washington Times - Monday, September 10, 2001

Dietary supplements hearing — 10 a.m. — Senate Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on companies that mislead seniors about the effects of dietary and nutritional supplements. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
West Nile virus congressional briefing 2:15 p.m. — The U.S. Federal Coordinating Committee on West Nile virus holds a briefing on the swift expansion of the disease into Midwestern and Southern states. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/648-4732.

9 a.m. — Attends a ceremonial event with Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Washington Navy Yard
10 a.m. Meets with Mr. Howard, the White House
Travels to Jacksonville and Sarasota, Fla., to speak about his education and reading initiatives

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.
4 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases weekly retail diesel fuel prices, followed at 4:30 p.m. with release of weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases weekly foreign reports: Assets, Liabilities of U.S., Foreign Chartered Banks and Foreign Exchange Rates for previous week. Location: Constitution Ave between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

8:30 a.m. — Treasury Department Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballroom, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

In recess until Oct. 1. Contact: 202/479-3211.

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

3 p.m. — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine contraceptive coverage issues. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

In session at 12:30 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

2 p.m. —House Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2002. Location: H-313 U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

Committee on care for children who die meeting — all day — Institute of Medicine hosts a Committee on Care for Children Who Die and Their Families meeting. Location: National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: Marilyn Field, 202/334-2360.
Heart Failure Society of America conference — 7 a.m. — Heart Failure Society of America holds its fifth annual scientific meeting.
Highlights — 7 a.m. — Satellite Symposium, "Extending the Benefits of Beta-Blockade to Patients Across the Heart Failure Spectrum"
8:10 a.m. — Opening remarks
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 651/642-1633.
Natural Products in Microbicides and Contraceptives conference — 8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health host a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Contraception and Reproductive Health Branch conference on "Natural Products in Microbicides and Contraceptives." Location: NIH, Building 38A, Lester Hill Auditorium, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Environmental Innovations Summit 2001 conference —8:30 a.m. —Reason Public Policy Institute and Environmental Performance Institute present simultaneously: "Environmental Innovations Summit 2001," Sept. 10-14, and "Environmental Management Systems for Cities and Counties," Sept. 10-12.
Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Christie Whitman, administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, makes the keynote presentation, "Enhancing Environmental Performance in the 21st Century: New Criteria and Strategies for Environmental Progress"
noon — Sen. Bob Smith, New Hampshire Republican, gives the luncheon keynote, "Legislative Update on Environmental and Energy Issues"
Location: Sheraton National Hotel, Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/519-6270.
Emerging Global Regulatory Issues conference — 8:45 a.m. —Parental Drug Association and Food and Drug Administration present their 2001 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference and Tabletop Exhibit, "Emerging Global Regulatory Issues." Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/986-0293, 410/455-5800.
Protein Kinase A and Human Disease symposium — 8:45 a.m. — National Institutes of Health host a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development symposium on "Protein Kinase A and Human Disease." Location: NIH, Building 10, Masur Auditorium, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
"New Ideas, New Strategies and New Directions for 2002 and Beyond" conference —9 a.m. — Simba Information presents its National Directory Conference 2001, "New Ideas, New Strategies and New Directions for 2002 and Beyond."
Highlights —9:15 a.m. — John Lawler, president/CEO, Reed Elsevier New Providence Publishers of Martindale-Hubbell, keynote address
10:30 a.m. —Panel, "Wireless: A New Business Model for Directory Publishers." Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 212/332-6412.
Race Conference from an African-American Perspective news conference — 9:30 a.m. — Black Leadership Forum Inc. holds a news conference, "Race Conference from an African-American Perspective," regarding the U.N. Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.
Attitudes of the American Public on Highway and Auto Safety news conference — 10 a.m. — Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety hold a news conference to announce findings of "2001 Lou Harris Survey on the Attitudes of the American Public on Highway and Auto Safety" and respond by issuing a "Stuck in Neutral" report with legislative and regulatory recommendations to cut rising U.S. highway death toll. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1711, ext. 12, or 301/652-6016.
Heart attack news conference — 11 a.m. —National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and American Heart Association hold a news conference to announce a heart attack call to action and new education campaign. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/496-4236.
War on drugs news conference — 11 a.m. — The Coalition for Constitutional Liberties holds a news conference to call on the Senate Judiciary Committee at the confirmation hearing for the new drug czar to raise questions regarding the war on drugs and its impact on privacy and other civil liberties. Location: J.W. Marritt Hotel, Salons J and K, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/204-5304.
National Farmers Union news conference — noon — The National Farmers Union holds a news conference to kick off the NFU 2001 Fall Legislative Fly-in with talks on the farm bill, origin-of-country labeling and renewable energy policy. Location: Agriculture Department, Room 1091-S, South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/314-3104, 202-314-3191.
U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century news conference —12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program features "U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Defining Our Interests in a Changing World." Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat and Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, participates. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Health benefits of choline news conference — 1 p.m. — Anderson Communications holds a news conference with leading health and nutrition experts to discuss the health benefits of choline, recently recognized by the National Academies as an essential nutrient. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-5177 or 202/257-7537.
Drive Safely Work Week news conference —1 p.m. — The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety holds a news conference on the impact of work on distracted driving, and launches "Drive Safely Work Week." Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/452-6005 or 301/275-8353.
Moral Truth and the Biotechnology Revolution forum — 4 p.m. — The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center holds its Intercultural Forum Fall Lecture Series, featuring "Moral Truth and the Biotechnology Revolution: Pope John Paul II and the Catholic Moral Vision." Location: JP2CC, 3900 Harewood Road NE. Contact: 202/635-5440.

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