- The Washington Times - Friday, September 7, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
China discussion — 3:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a program, "Meet the Author: 'Mao's China and the Cold War.'" The participants include the author, Chen Jian, University of Virginia professor, and Warren Cohen, professor at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Film presentation — noon — The National Archives presents the film, "An American Ism: Joe McCarthy (1978)," regarding the life story and rise to power of former Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican, best known for his anti-communist campaign during the early 1950s. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

PRESIDENT BUSH
7 p.m. — Attends, with Mrs. Bush, the National Book Festival Gala, Library of Congress

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for August 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases report on wholesale trade for July 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the recombinant DNA advisory committee. Location: Conference Room D, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.

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

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions children and families subcommittee holds a hearing to examine teen suicide issues. Dr. David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general, testifies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m. — Judiciary immigration subcommittee holds a hearing, "U.S.-Mexico Migration Discussions: An Historic Opportunity." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business and no votes are expected after 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing to examine the employment-unemployment situation for August. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

GENERAL AGENDA
Patient safety conference —8 a.m. — The Veterans' Affairs Department and the Quality Interagency Coordinating Task Force hold a summit, "Effective Practices to Improve Patient Safety."
Highlights — 8 a.m. — Alertness Management in Health Care Settings: Risks, Issues and Approach
9:15 a.m. — Use of Failure Modes Effects and Analysis to Improve Patient Safety
11:45 a.m. — Closing remarks
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.
Internet and diplomacy conference — 8 a.m. — The State Department hosts NetDiplomacy 2001: Conference on the Internet and Diplomacy, on conducting foreign affairs in the Internet age.
Highlights — 8:50 a.m. — Carl Yankowski, CEO of Palm Inc., "Handhelds: Technology Changing the Fabric of Life."
Noon — Conference wrap-up session.
Location: Loy Henderson Conference Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6607.
Latin American Studies Association conference — 8 a.m. — The Latin American Studies Association holds its XXIII International Congress. The plenary speaker is Jorge Castaneda, foreign minister of Mexico. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 412/648-7929.
U.S.-Russian nuclear-cooperation discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a discussion on an article in the Nonproliferation Review, "Thoughts About an Integrated Strategy for Nuclear Cooperation with Russia." The article's author, Siegfried Hecker, senior fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, participates. Location: Choate Room, first floor, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.
Film and discussion — 9 a.m. — Goodman Media presents highlights screening and discussion on the Public Broadcasting System's documentary, "Juggling Work and Family." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/837-9500.
U.S. Coalition for Child Survival news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Coalition for Child Survival holds a news conference to request additional support from the Bush administration for immunization and other health care programs, and to release an opinion survey regarding Americans' support for child-survival programs. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200, Ext. 265.
Population growth briefing — 10 a.m. — The Population Resource Center presents a breakfast briefing, "Our Changing Nation: Implications for Policy-makers in the 21st Century," regarding population growth and immigration. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/467-5030.
Falun Gong discussion — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Erpin Zhang, chief spokesman for spiritual practice, Falun Gong. He will discuss efforts to free Dr. Teng Chun Yan, a New York practitioner of Chinese medicine who has been sentenced by China to three years in jail for leaking state secrets. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Helsinki Commission briefing — 10:30 a.m. — The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) presents a briefing, "Domestic Violence in the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] Region." The participants include Robin Phillips, director of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights' Women's Human Rights Program, and Winnie Bartel, executive chairman of the World Evangelical Fellowship's Commission on Women's Concerns and Task Force to Stop Abuse Against Women. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.
Medical progress briefing — 11 a.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform and the National Pharmaceutical Council present a briefing on benefits and costs of medical progress, "Measuring the Value of Health Innovation: The Policy Implications of New Medical Technologies." The participants include Mark McClellan, White House health-economics adviser; Robert Blendon, Harvard University; Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan; John Iglehart, "Health Affairs"; Michael Scherer, Harvard; Bill McGuire, United Healthcare; J.D. Kleinke, Health Strategies Network; and Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626 or 202/326-1726.
Smithsonian Science Commission meeting briefing — 2 p.m. — The Smithsonian Institute hosts a media briefing after a Sept. 6-7 Smithsonian Science Commission meeting. Location: Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 129.
Media training — 7 p.m. — Free Speech TV and the D.C. Independent Media Center hold a Global Independent Media Center Convergence and Community Media Training in preparation for the World Bank/IMF meetings. Location: Cada Vez, 1438 U St. NW. Contact: 202/253-2990 or 202/232-8997.
Benefit — 7 p.m. — The Institute for Conservation Leadership holds its Fall Fest annual fund-raising party, featuring bluegrass music, dancing, live auction and light buffet. Location: Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion about Rick Bragg's novel, "Ava's Man." Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.
Book signing — 7:30 p.m. — Borders Books and Music hosts Robert Crais, who signs and discusses his book, "Hostage." Location: 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. Contact: 703/998-0404.


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