- The Washington Times - Friday, April 12, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Border security hearing 9 a.m. The Senate Judiciary immigration subcommittee holds a hearing on the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

Minority physicians briefing 9 a.m. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation hold a briefing to release a study titled "The Color of Medicine: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the U.S. Physician Workforce." Dr. Louis Sullivan, former health and human services secretary and president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/872-4860, Ext. 238.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the Bavarian minister president and candidate for chancellor of Germany, Edmund Stoiber.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases producer price indexes for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the cardiovascular and renal drugs advisory committee to discuss a new drug application for the treatment of Type II diabetic patients with nephropathy. Location: Kennedy Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the national nurse education and practice advisory council. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 301/443-1405.

10 a.m. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science holds a meeting. Location: Conference Room, Suite 820, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9200.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Not immediately available. 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

Civil legal services forum all day The American University Washington College of Law National Equal Justice Library holds a forum on new challenges for civil legal services and criminal defense.

Highlights 2:30 p.m. Abner Mikva, University of Chicago School of Law; David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center; Victoria Toensing, private practice; Scott Wallace, National Legal Aid and Defender Association; and Malea Kiblan, immgration law and political asylum lawyer, "Striking a Balance Between Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Terrorism."

Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Insurance agents conference all day The Independent Insurance Agents of America holds its 26th annual national legislative conference. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, participates. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/706-5396.

Campaign for America's Future conference all day The Campaign for America's Future hosts "Reclaiming America: A Conference on Progressive Strategies for the New Era."

Highlights 9 a.m. Celinda Lake, Lake Snell Perry and Associates; Rodolfo de la Garza, Columbia University; Ron Lester, Lester and Associates; and Gloria Totten, Progressive Majority PAC; "Panel of Pollsters."

Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Arab novel symposium all day Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents it 2002 annual symposium, "The Arab Novel: Visions of Social Reality." Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.

National service conference 8:45 a.m. Common Cause, the Brookings Institution and City Year hold the John Gardner Conference on National Service.

Highlights 11:50 a.m. Stephen Goldsmith, chairman of the Corporation for National Service, President Bush's USA Freedom Corps proposal.

Location: City Year, 140 Q St. NE. Contact: 617/927-2313.

Housing strategies meeting 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution sponsors a meeting on "Can Affordable Housing Strategies Strengthen Welfare Policy?" Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, and Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston, participate. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

U.S.-Libya relations discussion 9 a.m. The Middle East Institute presents a discussion titled "U.S.-Libya Relations: A Way Forward?" Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Workplace safety summit 9 a.m. Georgetown University hosts the 2002 workplace safety summit. Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/478-6153.

Disabilities issues news conference 9 a.m. The Center for International Rehabilitation holds a news conference to discuss the importance of disability issues in post-conflict reconstruction of Afghanistan. William Kennedy Smith, president of the Center for International Rehabilitation, participates. Location: Winners Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/926-0021.

Commission on Civil Rights meeting 9:30 a.m. The Commission on Civil Rights holds its monthly meeting.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. "A Briefing on the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act"

Location: Suite 700, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.

Software discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research-Brookings Institution Joint Center for Regulatory Studies presents a panel discussion, "Is Open Source the Future of Software?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

U.S.-ASEAN Business Council briefing 10 a.m. The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council holds a briefing on the April 21-25 business mission to the Philippines featuring the signing of a private-sector business cooperation framework. The participants include: Alberto Del Rosario, Philippine ambassador to the United States, and Ernest Bower, president of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council. Location: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, 1600 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-1911, ext. 227.

Terrorism discussion 10 a.m. The Center for the Study of the Presidency holds a discussion on "Marshaling Science and Technology to Win the War on Terrorism." Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact 202/737-8400.

Retired Pay Restoration Act news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress, including Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Retired Pay Restoration Act," which would allow the Defense Department to pay retirement benefits out of its budget to veterans also receiving disability pay. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-9521.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents two Works Projects Administration "The 1930s" films, "Work Pays America" (1936) and "We Work Again" (1937). Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Rally 4:30 p.m. Amnesty International, the Howard University Amnegroup and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty hold a rally against the death penalty. Location: Justice Department, Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/544-0200.

Awards gala 7 p.m. Mercy Ships holds its 2002 Vision Awards Gala. The participants include: Larry King, CNN talk show host; Wayne Newton, singer; and Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins. Location: Corcoran Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/670-8238 or 703/405-3892.

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