- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 9, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
College-drinking briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) holds a news briefing to release "A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges NIAAA Task Force on College Drinking." Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-0595.
Hearing on INS restructuring 3 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Restructuring the INS: How the Agency's Dysfunctional Structure Impedes the Performance of its Dual Mission." James Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Connecticut

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the FDA advisory committee science board to discuss emerging issues in antimicrobial resistance. Location: 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-6687.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Defense Department policies and programs to transform the armed forces to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the Corporation for National Service. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Reforming the FBI in the 21st Century: The Lessons of the Hanssen Espionage Case." William Webster, former FBI director, testifies. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions public health subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Crisis in Children's Dental Health: A Silent Epidemic." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m. Small Business finance and exports subcommittee holds a hearing, "Payroll Industry at Risk Due to ACH System Used for Direct Deposit." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
2 p.m. Ways and Means oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the 2002 tax-return season and the Bush administration's fiscal 2003 budget request for the Internal Revenue Service. Charles O. Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
3 p.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, "Working Toward Independence: The Administration's Plan to Build upon the Success of Welfare Reform." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
3 p.m. House-Senate Conference Committee meets to discuss the farm bill. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171 or 202/224-6901.
5:30 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Digital Tech Corps Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Humanitarian assistance discussion all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, "Against All Odds: Humanitarian Assistance and Protection on Complex Conflicts." Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626. Note: Members of the public must register at 202/663-5722.
Corporate-governance discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a panel discussion, "The Criminalization of Corporate Governance? Enron, Andersen and Beyond." Location: 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Social Security conference 9 a.m. The Cato Institute and Women Impacting Public Policy present a conference, "Social Security: A Women's Issue." The speakers include Leanne Abdnor, member of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security; June O'Neill, former director of the Congressional Budget Office; and Grace Hinchman, Financial Executives International. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Awards ceremony 9 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law hosts the 2002 Marshall-Brennan Fellows Awards Ceremony and Celebration. The participants include Kenneth W. Starr, former independent counsel and judge; Kevin Chavous, D.C. Council member; Mrs. Thurgood Marshall; and Mary Beth Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279 or 703/855-5556.
Stolen-elections discussion 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) sponsors a panel discussion, "Stolen Elections: Consequences for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Zimbabwe and Burma as Case Studies." Location: Rome Building Auditorium, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Yucca Mountain project news conference 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress from Nevada hold a news conference to discuss the veto of the Yucca Mountain project and the ongoing campaign to stop nuclear-waste transportation. Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-7002.
Public Citizen news conference 10 a.m. Public Citizen holds a news conference to release a report on a Public Citizen investigation of Section 527 political organizations that may become conduits for soft money. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/454-5182.
Election 2000 news conference 10 a.m. The National Council of Women's Organizations holds a news conference, "Election 2002: Women's Issues and Women's Votes." Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report and pollster Celinda Lake of Lake, Snell, Perry and Associates participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/393-8953 or 202/256-8858.
Russian media discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference, including a discussion on the state of Russian media. The speaker is Mikhail Yurevich Lesin, Russian information and press minister. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Work zones news conference 10 a.m. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials presents a news conference to begin National Work Zone Awareness Week 2002 with the revealing of a new National Work Zone Memorial. Location: Unfinished on-ramp, Interstate 95 at 1500 Ritchie Marlboro Road, Prince George's County. Contact: 202/624-3690.
DC Habitat for Humanity news conference 10:30 a.m. DC Habitat for Humanity holds a news conference to kick off a new home-building program. Location: 285 56th Place NE. Contact: 202/610-2355.
Philippine veterans news conference 10:30 a.m. The American Coalition for Filipino Veterans Inc. holds a news conference to honor the sacrifices of its comrades in the battles of Bataan and Corregidor. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 11:30 a.m. Location: Arlington National Cemetery (outside main gates), Arlington. Contact: 202/246-1998.
Dedication ceremony 11 a.m. The Gunston Hall Plantation Board of Regents and National Society of Colonial Dames of America hold a dedication ceremony for the new George Mason National Memorial commemorating the life of a Founding Father. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist participates. Location: George Mason National Memorial, National Mall, Ohio Drive at Inlet Bridge near 14th Street Bridge base SW. Contact: 703/550-9220.
"2002 Congressional Pig Book" release 11 a.m. Citizens Against Government Waste holds a news conference to release its "2002 Congressional Pig Book" to profile what it characterizes as egregious pork-barrel projects earmarked for states and congressional districts. Location: Executive Conference Room, second floor, 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/467-5300.
Environmental-threats discussion noon The Women's Council on Energy and Environment and Women in Business, George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, present a brown-bag luncheon, including a panel discussion, "The New Environmental Threats." Location: Graduate Career Center Conference Room, School of Business and Public Management, 714 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.
Holocaust commemoration noon Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser; Elie Wiesel, Benjamin Meed and Ruth Mandell of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council; and David Ivry, ambassador of Israel, participate in the 2002 National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance, honoring Holocaust victims. Location: Capitol Rotunda. Contact: 202/225-1350.
American Society of Newspaper Editors convention 12:30 p.m. The American Society of Newspaper Editors holds its 2002 convention. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/453-1122.
German-American relations discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion, "Fighting Terror: How September 11 is Transforming German-American Relations." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Jones lawsuit discussion 2 p.m. Howard University holds a panel discussion with Sarah Jones and her attorneys about her lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission and its ruling that the poem "Your Revolution" is indecent. Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.
Exhibit 6 p.m. The AFL-CIO holds an opening reception for "Prisoners of Conscience," an art exhibition that continues through June 28, featuring leaders, including the Dalai Lama, who were imprisoned and tortured for fighting for human rights. Location: Lobby, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5295.
Film screening 6 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department sponsors a film screening of "No Greater Love," a documentary about families facing the sorrow and hope of organ donation and transplantation. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson is the host. Location: Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
Eizenstat speech 7:30 p.m. The National Institute of Jewish Leadership presents a lecture, "Imperfect Justice: The Unfinished Business of World War II," by Stuart Eizenstat, former undersecretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs. Location: D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/777-3238.

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