- The Washington Times - Friday, April 5, 2002


A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity," by Julia Cameron, award-winning author and filmmaker. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.


Hosts a visit by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Crawford, Texas.


Attends a fund-raising event in Jackson, Miss., and throws out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for March 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on consumer installment credit for February 2002. Location: Constitution Ave between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department holds a meeting of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to present its spectrum-management and policy summit. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-1920.

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.


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


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


American Federation of Teachers conference all day The American Federation of Teachers holds its 25th annual paraprofessionals and school-related personnel conference.

Highlights 7 p.m. Sandra Feldman, American Federation of Teachers president and keynote speaker.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/238-1133, Ext. 4696.

Tax-policy seminar 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its seminar series on tax policy, featuring a panel discussion "Will Voluntary Personal Accounts Save Social Security?" The participants include Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaker; Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania, and Eric Engen, American Enterprise Institute, panelists; and Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, introduction. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

March employment briefing 9:30 a.m. The Bureau of Labor Statistics holds its briefing on March employment. Lois Orr, acting commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, participates. Location: Conference Rooms 1 and 2, ground floor, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE (First Street NE entrance). Contact: 202/691-5902.

Economic discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring economists David Lereah, National Association of Realtors, and David Seiders, National Association of Home Builders. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

European Convention lecture 11 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "The European Convention and Its Meaning for the Future of the European Union." The speaker is Philippe de Schoutheete, special adviser of the European Commission for the European Convention. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Bosnian war discussion 11 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion, "Ten Years after the Start of the Bosnian War." The participants include Robert Hayden, University of Pittsburgh; Paul Shoup, University of Virginia; and Stevan Lilic, University of Pittsburgh. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Citizens Against Government Waste briefing 11 a.m. Citizens Against Government Waste hold a briefing on the U.S. Postal Service's rate increase, financial situation and future. The participants include Leslie Paige, Citizens Against Government Waste; Rick Merritt, PostalWatch; Pete Sepp, National Taxpayers Union; Rob Fike, Americans for Tax Reform; Ed Black, Computer and Communications Industry Association; Ed Hudgins, Objectivist Center; and Jason Thomas, Citizens for a Sound Economy. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/467-5300.

Social Security reform briefing noon The Cato Institute sponsors a luncheon briefing, "Social Security Reform: Are There Any Alternatives to Private Accounts?" Michael Tanner and Andrew Biggs of the Cato Institute participate. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Brownfields development forum noon The National Neighborhood Coalition holds its 2002 April forum, "Brownfields Development and Neighborhoods." The participants include Ben Hamm, Environmental Protection Agency; Ronald Hinton, Allegheny West Foundation; Cameron Taylor, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff; and Jeff Nugent, Development Training Institute, moderator. Location: National Trust for Historic Preservation, second floor, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Health insurance briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform presents a luncheon briefing, "The Changing Face of Health Insurance." The participants include David Lawrence, retiring CEO of Kaiser Permanente; Jay Gellert, CEO of HealthNet Inc.; James Robinson, University of California at Berkeley; and Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, moderator. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Nicaragua discussion 2:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on plans for Nicaragua's new government, including anti-corruption measures. The speaker is Enrique Bolanos, president of Nicaragua. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

African cultural showcase 7:30 p.m. Georgetown University presents an African cultural showcase, featuring apparel, singing and dancing performances, and oral presentations. Location: McNeir Auditorium, New North Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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