- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 11, 2002


Dedication ceremony 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a ceremony to place a dedication capsule behind the final piece of new limestone completing the Pentagon's western facade, damaged by the September 11 terrorist attack. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz participates. Location: the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Anti-terrorism legislation hearing 4:30 p.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on and marks up the Anti-Terrorism Explosives Act of 2002. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Travels to Kansas City, Mo.


9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on the Aspen, Colo., crash of an Avjet Corp.'s Gulfstream III on March 29, 2001, and on the fire on board the small passenger vessel Port Imperial Manhattan while cruising the Hudson River, New York City, on Nov. 12, 2000. Location: Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6305.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia, focusing on the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. Mayor Anthony A. Williams testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation communications subcommittee holds a hearing, "Spectrum Management." Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing on the cruise missile and unmanned aerial vehicle threat to the United States. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "The Criminal Justice System and Mentally Ill Offenders." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Select Committee on Intelligence hold a joint closed hearing to examine the events surrounding September 11. Location: Capitol, Room S-407. Contact: 202/224-1700 or 202/225-4121.

10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the sharing of American values and public diplomacy. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

2 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions aging subcommittee holds a hearing to examine prevention of elderly falls. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


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.


9:30 a.m. Government Reform national security, veterans' affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Combating Terrorism: Improving the Federal Response." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Teacher-evaluation conference all day The Education Department holds the first annual teacher-quality evaluation conference for state and local educators.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, keynote address.

Location: Main Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Sharon visit all day Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets with members of Congress during his visit to Washington.

Highlights 8 a.m. Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, Capitol, Room S-211.

9:45 a.m. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-5556 or 202/224-4651.

Media conference all day The Pew International Journalism Program and the National Press Club host a conference, "International News and the Media: The Impact of September 11." The keynote speaker is Richard Sambrook, BBC News. Location: Grand Ballroom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/534-3762. Note: Media professionals only, please.

India-Pakistan crisis briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a news briefing, "What Role Does the United States Have in the India-Pakistan Crisis?" Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Arboretum news conference 10 a.m. The U.S. National Arboretum holds a news conference to announce Lady Bird Johnson and her Beautification Committee as the inaugural recipients of the National Arboretum's First Gold Medal of Excellence Award. Location: Capitol Columns, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE (Rain location: Administration Building Auditorium, Beech Drive adjacent to the Columns). Contact: 301/504-1614.

Rally 11 a.m. A coalition of organizations representing families of September 11 victims holds a rally in support of establishing an independent bipartisan commission with a broad mandate to study events surrounding the September 11 terrorist attacks and make recommendations to improve prevention and response to future attacks. Location: Capitol, Upper Senate Park (Rain location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 703/757-4464 or 202/257-1252.

Hate-crimes bill news conference 12:15 p.m. Sens. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, hold a news conference after a cloture vote on the hate-crimes bill. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-4543.

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