- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 4, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Spinning Out of Control?" The participants include: M. Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador; Farid Abboud, Lebanese ambassador; and Richard Kauzlarich, U.S. Institute of Peace, moderator. Location: second floor, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3824.

George Washington University holds a discussion of "An Insider's Look at Washington and Marriage." The speaker is Steve Roberts, journalist, George Washington University professor and author of "From This Day Forward." Location: second-floor gallery, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Crawford, Texas.


VICE PRESIDENT

Attends fund-raising events in Kansas City, Mo., (Rep. Sam Graves, Missouri Republican) and Fayetteville, Ark. (Sen. Tim Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican).


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the food advisory committee to discuss infant formula. Location: Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt. Contact: 301/436-2397.

2 p.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the 2003 World Radiocommunication Conference advisory committee. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-7501.

2 p.m. Interior Department holds a meeting of the Battle of Midway National Memorial advisory committee to discuss planning for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Midway. Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 808/541-2749.


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

Foreign scholar conference all day The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs holds a Fulbright foreign scholar conference on "The Images of the U.S. Around the World: Myths and Realities." The participants include Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center; and Patricia Harrison, assistant secretary of state for education and cultural affairs. Location: Wyndahm City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/203-5107.

High school symposium 8 a.m. The Education Department holds a symposium on the American high school.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. "Challenges Facing Today's American High School."

12:15 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

U.S. military in Saudi Arabia conference 9 a.m. The Cato Institute sponsors a conference to discuss "Does the U.S. Military Need to Retain Its Presence in Saudi Arabia?"

Highlights 9 a.m. "Myth or Reality? The United States Needs to Defend Persian Gulf Oil."

10:45 a.m. "Does the U.S. Military Presence in Saudi Arabia Enhance or Diminish U.S. Security?"

Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/371-0841.

Spectrum management summit 9 a.m. The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration holds a spectrum management summit. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and Michael Powell, Federal Communications Commission chairman, participate. Location: Auditorium, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-0666.

Tree dedication ceremony 9 a.m. The Washington National Cathedral hosts a tree dedication ceremony in memory of September 11. The participants include Mark Rhoads, National Conference of State Societies; Affie Burnside, 2002 U.S. cherry blossom queen; and Patti Beatty, All Hallow's Guild. Location: Peace Cross, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Dirty power briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Campaign Against Dirty Power holds a news briefing on "New Information Regarding Local Impacts of Power Plants and New Source Review" to kick off its countdown to Earth Day education campaign. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/887-1345 or 202/285-0113.

Report release 10 a.m. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research presents a news conference to release, "Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Actions Regarding Security-Related Treaties," a report evaluating U.S. actions or policies resulting in noncompliance with certain treaties that affect global security. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/270-5500.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting on "What Went Wrong in Argentina?" Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, participates. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Palestinian-Israeli cooperation lecture noon The Middle East Institute sponsors a lunchtime lecture on "Palestinian-Israeli Civil Society Cooperation: Reality and Possibilities in the Current Crisis." The speaker is Paul Scham, Hebrew University. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Film screening 12:15 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a SAIS-Novartis International Journalism Awards Program screening of "The Making of a Revolution," a documentary film on the young people of OTPOR mobilizing the vote against Slobodan Milosevic in former Yugoslavia, now Serbia-Montenegro. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Stimulus package discussion 2:15 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a panel discussion, "Does a Stimulus Package Have Unintended Consequences?"Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Einstein blunder lecture 4 p.m. The Catholic University of America hosts a lecture on "Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The Case for Cosmic Antigravity." The speaker is astronomer Alex Filippenko, University of California at Berkeley. Location: Herzfeld Auditorium, Hannan Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-6975.

March and rally 5:30 p.m. Black Voices for Peace holds a march and rally to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Highlights 5:30 p.m. March from intersection of Van Ness Street and Connecticut Avenue to the Israeli Embassy.

6:15 p.m. Rally, Israeli Embassy, International Drive and Van Ness Street NW. Contact: 202/232-5690.

Dinner meeting 6 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a dinner meeting featuring Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU's "Public Interest," discussing "Election Reform." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363, Ext. 3003.

Homecoming reception 6 p.m. Howard University holds a homecoming reception. Shauntay Hinton, Miss USA 2002, participates. Location: Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University, 501 W St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Civil liberties discussion 6 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law holds a discussion on "The Courts and Civil Liberties in Times of War and National Crisis." Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Africa program 6:30 p.m. The Washington International Trade Association and the Meridian International Center present a program titled "Cultural Business Protocol: Africa." Location: Meridian International Center, 1630 Crescent Place NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Israeli conscientious objectors discussion 7:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents a panel discussion featuring Israeli conscientious objectors. Location: Reiss 103, Auditorium, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.

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