- The Washington Times - Friday, June 21, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Summer school hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing, "Avoiding the Summer Slide: The Importance of Summer School to Student Achievement and Well-Being." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

FBI reorganization hearing 10 a.m. House Appropriations commerce, justice, state and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on FBI reorganization. Robert S. Mueller III, FBI director, and David Walker, comptroller general, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Orlando, Fla., to discuss the Healthier U.S. Initiative with seniors.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a joint meeting of the nonprescription drugs advisory committee and the gastrointestinal drugs advisory committee. Location: Versailles Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the committee of equal opportunities in science and engineering. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8180.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. 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. Judiciary immigration and claims subcommittee holds a hearing titled "Examining the Plight of Refugees: The Case of North Korea." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Training academy all day The Broad Center for Superintendents hosts a training academy for public-school leaders. The participants include Donald Nielsen, president of Hazelton Corp. and chairman of 2WAY Corp. and TeachFirst; and Hugh Price, National Urban League president. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 310/954-5057.

Inter American Press Association summit all day The Inter American Press Association holds the Hemisphere Summit on Justice and Freedom of the Press.

Highlights 9 a.m. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, "The Role of the Press and the Judicial System."

11:30 a.m. Claudio Grossman, dean of American University's Washington College of Law, participates in a ceremony to receive the Chapultepec Grand Prize for advocating freedom of the press and freedom of expression.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Leadership conference all day The Young America's Foundation hosts its sixth annual national high school leadership conference. The dinner speaker is Rich Lowry, editor of National Review. Location: Marymount University, Arlington. Contact: 800/292-9231.

Peace Corps anniversary conference all day The National Peace Corps Association holds its 40th-plus-one Peace Corps anniversary conference, "The Peace Corps Family: Bringing the World Together." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/587-6484.

Working families forum all day The Industrial Relations Research Association holds its fourth annual national policy forum, "Working Families: Private Practices and Public Policies to Promote Economic Security, Well-Being and Work-Life Balance." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 217/333-0072.

Trade issues discussion 8 a.m. The European-American Business Council holds a breakfast discussion with Pascal Lamy, the European commissioner of trade, to discuss multilateral and bilateral trade issues. Location: East Room, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-0777.

Council meeting 8 a.m. The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports holds it first meeting with the new members to discuss future direction in physical activity, fitness and sports. Location: Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Health and Human Services Department, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-5179.

Smallpox outbreak seminar 8:30 a.m. The Monterey Institute for International Studies Center for Nonproliferation Studies holds a seminar to release and review the first English translation of the Soviet report on a 1971 smallpox outbreak. Location: Root Room, second floor, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/478-3409.

Bush agenda update 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a policy breakfast featuring an update on President Bush's legislative agenda for the final months of the 107th Congress and a discussion of homeland-security issues. The speaker is Nick Calio, assistant to the president for legislative affairs. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

"Straighttalk" release 9:30 a.m. The Campaign for America's Future holds a news conference to release the 2002 edition of "Straighttalk" and discuss issues determining the 2002 elections. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Population Reference Bureau news conference 10 a.m. The Population Reference Bureau holds a news conference to release a Global Family Planning Report. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/939-5406.

Report release 10 a.m. The Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics holds a news conference to release a report, "The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2001," a assessment of proficiency in the subject of national geography among fourth-grade, eighth-grade and 12th-grade students. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/502-7300.

Conservative Women's Network luncheon noon The Conservative Women's Network holds its luncheon program on "Immigration and the War on Terrorism." Bay Buchanan, president of the American Cause, participates. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Air power presentation noon The Defense Forum Foundation holds a luncheon presentation on "Air power in the Age of Terrorism." The speaker is Gen. John Jumper, Air Force chief of staff. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/534-4313.

Book released noon The Worldwatch Institute holds a news conference to announce "Vital Signs 2000," a Worldwatch book examining more than 50 environmental and social trends throughout the developing world. Location: Eighth floor, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/452-1992, Ext 517. Note: Embargo on book until 6 p.m. today.

Energy forum 12:30 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a luncheon forum on "Energy's Future: What Should Americans Know? Sources, Dependency, Conservation, Alternatives, Environment." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Signing ceremony 3:20 p.m. The Treasury Department holds a signing ceremony for the Peru debt-swap agreement. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill participates. Location: Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.


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