- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 2, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Fire-safety briefing 9:30 a.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a news briefing to debut its "Tribute to Heroes" fire-safety campaign, focusing on steps people can take to protect themselves, their families and the firefighters risking their lives to protect them. Lee Ann Parsley, firefighter of the year for 1999 in Ohio and 2002 Olympic silver medalist, participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-3150.
Zimbabwe discussion 9:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "Next Steps for Zimbabwe." Gibson Sibanda and Paul Nyathis of the Movement for Democratic Change participate. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Philadelphia, where he speaks at an education event and attends a fund-raiser.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for February 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Geological Survey holds a meeting of the water information advisory committee. Location: Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon. Contact: 703/648-6810.

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

SENATE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. 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
Malaysia conference 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center, the Malaysia-America Society, the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council and the Malaysian Strategic Research Center hold a conference, "Malaysia in the 21st Century," to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tun Abdul Razak chair in Southeast Asia Studies, Ohio University. Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/833-2742.
American Rivers news conference 9 a.m. American Rivers holds a news conference to release its report, "2002 America's Most Endangered Rivers." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-7550.
Global-warming news conference 10 a.m. The Dave Matthews Band, Ben and Jerry's ice cream and Saveourenvironment.org hold a news conference to present "One Sweet Whirled," a campaign to fight global warming, including a Dave Matthews Band concert tour that begins Thursday in Washington. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/537-8017.
National Sleep Foundation news conference 10 a.m. The National Sleep Foundation presents a news conference to announce findings of its 2002 Sleep in America Poll, showing an epidemic of daytime sleepiness due to sleep deprivation and presenting its Healthy Sleep Capital Award to Moscow, Idaho. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/974-5010.
Consumers survey release 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and the Financial Planning Association present a news conference to release a survey of consumer attitudes toward financial planning before and since September 11, and to announce the first national consumer financial-planning advice service. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Freddie Mac news conference 10 a.m. Freddie Mac holds a news conference on a community lending initiative. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/903-2423.
Narco-terror lecture noon The Heritage Foundation hosts a lecture, "Narco-Terror: The International Connection between Drugs and Terror." The speaker is Asa Hutchinson, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Luncheon ceremony noon The Greater Washington Society of Association Executives holds a luncheon ceremony, "In Honor of Women." The participants include Ann Compton, ABC News White House correspondent; Pat Shannon, president and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington; Deborah Tannen, author and linguistics professor at Georgetown University; Christyne Nicholas, president and CEO of NYC & Co.; and Sandi Talley of the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/326-9542 or 703/244-9584.
Africa round table 12:15 p.m. The Defense Department holds a media round table to discuss its current programs in Africa and the explosive-ordnance-disposal mission in Nigeria. Mike Westphal, deputy assistant defense secretary for African affairs, participates. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon featuring a discussion, "New Plans and Plants for the U.S. Botanic Garden," regarding the recently completed $33 million Botanic Garden renovation. The speaker is Holly Shimizu, executive director of the U.S. Botanic Garden. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Guantanamo Bay prisoners discussion 12:30 p.m. The Institute for Policy Studies presents a discussion, "International Law and the Guantanamo Bay Prisoners." The speaker is Richard Wilson, American University Washington College of Law. Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382.
Medical-privacy rule discussion 2 p.m. The Institute for Health Freedom holds a panel discussion, "How Will the Federal Medical Privacy Rule Affect Patients' Control Over Personal Health Information?" Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/429-6610.
Hirshon speech 4:30 p.m. The George Washington University Law School presents its 22nd annual Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture Series. Robert Hirshon, American Bar Association president, discusses "Take Back the Future: A Guide to Meeting the Challenges of Legal Practice." Location: Room L201, Lerner Hall, George Washington University, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.
Islamic world discussion 5 p.m. The Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy presents a round-table discussion, "Talking with the Islamic World: Projecting a Positive Image." Location: Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
National Building Museum lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a Spotlight on Design lecture. The speaker is Mark McInturff, Bethesda-based architect with more than 150 residential-design awards. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Transit-oriented development discussion 6:30 p.m. The Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities holds a discussion, "Transit-Oriented Development in the District of Columbia." The participants include Andrew Altman of the D.C. Office of Planning and Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institution. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.


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