- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 4, 2001


Military strategy forum — 4 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents its military strategy forum, featuring Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat, speaking on "National Military Strategy: A View from the Hill," regarding Pentagon strategy reform. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Columbia Heights corridor redevelopment discussion — 6:30 p.m. — The National Building Museum presents its D.C. Builds series, featuring "14th Street Renaissance," a discussion of the redevelopment of the District's riot-scarred downtown-Columbia Heights corridor. Public officials, private developers and residents participate. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.


No public events are scheduled.


Not available


10 a.m. — The Census Bureau releases a report on the value of new construction for July 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2 p.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing to consider "The Budget and Economic Outlook: An Update." Dan Crippen, director of the Congressional Budget Office, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2 p.m. — Judiciary, administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Senate's Role in the Nomination and Confirmation Process: Whose Burden?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


Energy policy meeting — all day — The Institute of the Americas holds a meeting on "U.S. Energy Policy and Its Implications on Latin American Economics." Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 858/453-5560, Ext. 120.

Global Health Board meeting — 9 a.m. — The Institute of Medicine hosts a Global Health Board meeting on "Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century."

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Closed session with a summary posted after the meeting.

1 p.m. — Open session with presentations by sponsoring agencies: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Agency for International Development, Defense Department, Ellison Medical Foundation, Food and Drug Administration and Agriculture Department.

3:15 p.m. — Open discussion by committee.

4:15 p.m. — Closed session with a summary posted after the meeting.

Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1341.

Zogby Poll results briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies presents a briefing on Zogby Poll results showing little support for proposed illegal aliens' amnesty on the eve of President Bush's meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-8185.

U.S.-Mexico Binational Council report briefing — 10 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies releases and hosts discussion on the U.S.-Mexico Binational Council report, "New Horizons in U.S.-Mexico Relations: Recommendations for Policymakers." Participants include: Andres Rosental, president of Rosental y Asociados; Thomas McLarty, vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates; Gov. Sanchez Anaya, Tlaxcala, Mexico; Wayne Berman, president of Berman Enterprises; Jesus Reyes-Heroles, former Mexican ambassador to the United States; Francisco Molina, former Mexican senator, Chihuahua; retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, presi-dent of B.R. McCaffrey & Associates; and Sidney Wientraub, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Center for Reclaiming America news conference — 10 a.m. — The Center for Reclaiming America announces its "Shake the Nation — Back to Life" pro-family, pro-life advertising campaign focused on preparing for eventual Supreme Court vacancies. Janet Folger, national director of the Center for Reclaiming America, participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/508-3717.

Signing ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — The Health and Human Services Department hosts a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Mexico Food Safety Agreement, following a U.S.-Mexico Binational Commission Health Working Group meeting being held in conjunction with the state visit by President Vicente Fox of Mexico. The participants include: Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; William Hawks, agriculture undersecretary for marketing and regulations; Dr. Julio Frenk, Mexican health minister; and Javier Usabiaga, Mexican agricultural minister. Location: Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Lecture — noon — The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture titled "How Far East Can the EU and NATO Go?" The speaker is Ira Straus, Fulbright scholar at Moscow University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Paige speech — 12:30 p.m. — Education Secretary Rod Paige addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing President Bush's education reform plan, "No Child Left Behind." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Zero energy house lecture — 12:30 p.m. — The National Building Museum presents a lecture, "Building for the 21st Century: The Zero Energy House," regarding a model house that generates more energy than it consumes with solar-powered systems. The speaker is Alden Hathaway, director of the Environmental Resources Trust's clean energy programs, who designed the zero energy house. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

World Vision DC ceremony — 1:30 p.m. — World Vision DC holds a ceremony to present backpacks filled with school supplies to 482 Noyes Elementary School and Hamilton Special Education School children who are among 3,000 D.C. children who will participate in the Kids in Need program. Paul Vance, D.C. schools superintendent; Peggy Cooper-Cafritz, president of the D.C. Board of Education; Clark Jones, director of World Vision DC; and others participate. Location: Noyes Elementary School, 1401 Brentwood Parkway NE. Contact: 202/608-1842.

World Bank policies discussion — 6:30 p.m. — Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide hosts a dis-cussion on World Bank and Inter-national Monetary Fund policies' effects on immigration and immigra-tion rights issues. Location: All Souls Unitarian Church, 16th Street and Harvard NW. Contact: 202/387-8030.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion and book signing of "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague." The speaker is Geraldine Brooks, the book's author. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Bush and the media forum — 7:30 p.m. — American University's School of Communications hosts An American Forum: "'Misunder-estimating' Each Other? Bush II and the Media." The participants include: Richard Berke, national political correspondent for the New York Times; David Gregory, NBC News' White House correspondent; John Moyers, publisher of TomPaine.com; David Winston, president of the Winston Group; and Judy Woodruff, CNN's "Inside Politics" senior correspondent and anchor. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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