- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 23, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
"Protecting Human Subjects" hearing 10 a.m. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions public health subcommittee holds a hearing, "Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate?" Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
Yucca Mountain markup 4:30 p.m. House Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a markup of a resolution to approve Yucca Mountain, Nev., as a permanent site for nuclear waste. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Moroccan King Mohammed VI and at 2 p.m. hosts a visit to the White House by the 2002 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
1 p.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the electricity advisory board. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham attends. Location: Rotunda Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5450.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 01-419: City of Columbus v. Ours Garage & Wrecker Service Inc.; and Docket Number 01-682: Barnes v. Gorman. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing to review the federal deposit-insurance system and to consider recommendations for reform. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine U.S. nonproliferation efforts in the former Soviet Union. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2:30 p.m. Judiciary antitrust, competition and business and consumer rights subcommittee holds a hearing, "Dominance on the Ground: Cable Competition and the ATT-Comcast Merger." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Government Reform energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, "Fuel Markets: Unstable at Any Price?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2:30 p.m. Science environment, technology and standards subcommittee holds a hearing, "Science and Technology Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency: the Fiscal 2003 Budget Request." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
3 p.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Welfare Reform: A Review of Abstinence Education and Transitional Medical Assistance." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
3 p.m. House-Senate Conference Committee meets on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA
Electronics Industry Alliance conference all day The Electronics Industry Alliance holds its spring 2002 conference, "New World, New Priorities." Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security, speaks at 7 p.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/907-7792.
Policy conference 7:15 a.m. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its policy conference. Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, participates. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/639-5261.
American Muslims meeting 9 a.m. The Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding holds a meeting, "American Muslims: Community at a Crossroads." Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University professor of Islamic studies, speaks on how the lives of American Muslims have changed since September 11 at 1 p.m. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-0291.
Wireless-competition seminar 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar, "From 2G to 3G: Wireless Competition for Internet Related Services." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5907.
Labor Department news conference 10 a.m. The Labor Department will announce a new online job bank to link job seekers to new careers in long-term care nursing and retirement homes. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Jim Shea Jr., Olympic gold medalist, participate. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.
'Dinotopia' briefing 10:30 a.m. The National Museum of Natural History holds a briefing, "Dinotopia," an exhibition of James Gurney's works in which dinosaurs peacefully coexist with humans. Location: Executive Conference Room, first floor, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/786-2950.
Public Citizen news conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen releases a report on the dangers facing children ages 4 to 8 in car crashes and the need for built-in child-safety seats in every vehicle manufactured. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742.
Sudan's "Lost Children" discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Sudan's Lost Children: Resettled in the United States." Location: Room 517, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Missile-defense forum 2 p.m. The Lexington Institute convenes to examine the Bush administration's decision to withdraw from the 1972 ABM Treaty. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/522-5828.
Cambodian adoptions news conference 2:30 p.m. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, holds a news conference to highlight the situation of American children waiting in Cambodia for U.S. adoptions to be finalized. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp (Rain site: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 202/224-4893.
Poland discussion 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Poland and the Future of Europe." Polish Ambassador Przemyslaw Grudzinski participates. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Benefit gala 6:30 p.m. The American News Women's Club hosts its annual benefit gala, saluting Judy Woodruff, CNN's prime anchor and a 30-year broadcast veteran, with the second Helen Thomas Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-6770.
Glickman speech 7 p.m. The Georgetown University Public Policy Institute hosts a lecture on humor and politics. The speaker is Dan Glickman, former agriculture secretary. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Congressional dinner 7 p.m. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington host the 17th annual congressional dinner. The speaker is Education Secretary Rod Paige. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Awards dinner 7:15 p.m. The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy holds its 2002 awards dinner. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill is the featured speaker. Location: East Hall, Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/296-5544, Ext. 613.

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