- The Washington Times - Monday, March 11, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Foreign missile hearing 1:30 p.m. Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee on international security, proliferation and federal services holds a hearing on "CIA National Intelligence Estimate of Foreign Missile Development and the Ballistic Missile Threat Through 2015." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
League of Cities conference 9 a.m. The National League of Cities presents its annual congressional conference. Highlights: 9 a.m. Sens. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat; Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Todd Whitman (General Session); 2 p.m. about 60 National League of Cities members visit the Pentagon to pay respects to September 11 terrorist attack victims and to meet with Defense Department officials. Location: Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Hosts a White House ceremony for families of the victims of September 11 and ambassadors from U.S. allies in the war against terrorism.

VICE PRESIDENT
Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London and participates in ceremonies commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the secretary's xenotransplantation advisory committee. Location: Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/468-6001.

SENATE
Meets at 3 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
American Legion conference all day The American Legion holds its 42nd annual Washington conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi.
1 p.m. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican.
1:15 p.m. POW-MIA Update.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/263-2982.
Internet security conference 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Information Technology Association of America sponsor a conference on "Managing Identity and Authentication on the Internet" to kick off a new project on enhancing Internet security. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Term-limits news conference 10 a.m. U.S. Term Limits holds a news conference on term-limits victories. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/379-3000, Ext. 107.
Counterterrorism forum 10:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings Speakers Forum on "Counterterrorism and the Laws of War: A Critique of the U.S. Approach." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
District-compensation-bill news conference 11 a.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, holds a news conference to announce a bill, the District of Columbia Fair Federal Compensation Act of 2002, which would compensate the District for costs imposed by the federal government. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-8050.
War on terrorism briefing 11 a.m. The Center of Concern presents a congressional briefing by religious leaders on "Moral Issues: Budget Priorities and National Security," regarding moral questions about the war on terrorism. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/635-2757, Ext. 122.
Coalition against terrorism event 11:30 a.m. The Defense Department holds a news conference with military representatives of countries from the worldwide coalition against terrorism. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Pentagon, River Entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.
India-China-U.S. triangle discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "The India-China-U.S. Triangle: A Soft Balance of Power in the Making." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Judicial Watch news conference noon Judicial Watch holds a news conference on "Inside the FBI: How 9/11 Could Have Been Averted." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-5197.
Afghanistan aid discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "The Politics of Aid in Afghanistan During the Current Crisis." The speaker is Vic Tanner, humanitarian consultant. Location: Room 507, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Palestinian refugees lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a lecture, "Palestinian Refugees, Issues and Realities," by Peter Gubser, American Near East Refugee Aid. Location: Room 102, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Africa forum 1:30 p.m. Catholic University of America and the U.S. bishops present a forum titled "A Call to Solidarity with Africa: Civil Society's Contribution to Peace in the Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo." Location: Slowinski Courtroom, Second Floor, Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack St. NE. Contact: 202/319-5488.
Policing discussion 1:45 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "The Future of Policing After September 11." The speaker is Edwin Delattre, author of "Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Future of Russia discussion 2 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Russia's Economic and Political Future, Freedom of Speech and Press and Relations with Russian President Putin." The speaker is Vladimir Anatolyevich Yakovlev, mayor of St. Petersburg, Russia. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.
AIDS pandemic discussion 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on the impact of the AIDS pandemic on African educational systems. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Civil liberties forum 6 p.m. The Howard University School of Law American Civil Liberties Union Branch presents a forum on the impact of legislation enacted since September 11, including the USA-Patriot Act, on civil liberties. Location: Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.
NATO enlargement discussion 6:15 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on "NATO Enlargement: America's Strongest Move Against Terrorism." The speaker is Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Solomon Passy. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.



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