- The Washington Times - Friday, March 15, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

E-Award ceremony 11:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Commerce Department hold a ceremony to award the Commerce Department's E-Award for exporters. Location: NAM, Manufacturing Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3143.

International Women's Day discussion 1 p.m. The University of Rhode Island Women Studies Program, George Washington University Women Studies Program and other organizations present an International Women's Day discussion and film on deteriorating conditions for women under Iran's fundamentalist Islamic regime, which resorts to public floggings and executions of women. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect, Iranian Resistance, participates by video message. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 401/874-5150.



PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT

Continues his visit to the Middle East.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Producer Price Indexes for February 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for February 2002. Location: Constitution Ave between 20th & 21st Sts NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisory Council. Location: White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/205-2982.

9 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee. Location: Stafford II Building, Room 595, National Science Foundation, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7377.


SENATE

Senate in session.

Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Energy Department. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on child care. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


HOUSE

House not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Presidential Advisory Council all day Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS holds its 19th PACHA meeting.

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Financing of AIDS Medication

2 p.m. Public comment

Location: The White House Conference Center, Truman Room, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: To register, 202/260-8863.

2002 National Freedom of Information Day Conference 8:30 a.m. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center and American Library Association (ALA) present 2002 National Freedom of Information Day Conference, "Access and Security in a Time of Crisis."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Richard Reeves, historian/author/columnist, "History Denied: Restricting Access to Presidential Records"

10:15 a.m. Lucy Dalglish, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, releases the report, "Homefront Confidential: Does Security Require Secrecy?"

10:45 a.m. John Podesta, professor, Georgetown University School of Law and former White House chief of staff, moderator; Frank Sesno, former CNN Washington Bureau chief; Scott Armstrong, Information Trust; and Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, "Disclosure Denied: Limiting the Damage from Leaks"

12:45 p.m. Nancy Kranich, president, ALA, presents the 12th annual ALA James Madison Award to Mr. Podesta.

1 p.m. Steven Garfinkel, former director, Information Security Oversight Office, keynote address, "Reflections of a Former Government Insider"

Location: Freedom Forum Rooftop Conference Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2805.

Consumer Assembly 2002 conference 8:45 a.m. Consumer Federation of America presents its Consumer Assembly 2002, "Protecting Consumers in an Era of Global Change and Uncertainty," March 14 to 15.

Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Melvin Watt, North Carolina Democrat, "Congressional Consumer Agenda"

9:30 a.m. Panel, "How the Press Covers Consumer Issues"

11 a.m. Timothy Muris, chairman, Federal Trade Commission, "Consumer Priorities"

11:30 a.m. James Guest, president, Consumers Union, "Consumers and Consumerism in America Today"

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Poverty Reduction conference 9 a.m. National Council of the Churches in Christ holds an ecumenical conference on "TANF Action Days for Poverty Reduction,"

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Media training for strategic use in states and localities to advance TANF reauthorization

Location: National City Christian Church, Thomas Circle, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/544-2350.

Computers in Libraries 2002 conference 9 a.m. Global Securities Information Inc. presents a Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians, "Computers in Libraries 2002,"

Highlights 9 a.m. "Digitizing Legacy Collections: Potential or Waste?"

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 203/378-2803.

National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Peru news conference 9:30 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program features a discussion on President Bush's March 23 visit to Peru where he will meet with President Alejandro Toledo on such issues as the Andean Trade Preferences Acts, war on terrorism and drug trafficking. Ambassador Allan Wagner of Peruvian, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

New education initiative news conference 10 a.m. The Broad Foundation holds a news conference to announce a new education initiative. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol Contact: 310/954-5057 or 202/354-8200.

Parking garage dedication ceremony 10 a.m. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority holds a dedication ceremony for a $45 million five-story parking garage, the first of two garages being built at Washington Dulles International Airport. Location: Daily Garage, fourth level, Dulles Airport Contact: 703/417-8370, or 703/417-8744

"SoberRide" news conference 10:45 a.m. Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds a news conference to announce free "SoberRide" taxi cab rides available during St. Patrick's Day weekend, March 16-18, and a unified presence of D.C.-area law enforcement officers to deter drunken driving. Location: Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, 713 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/893-0461, 540/882-4758, or 703/625-2303

Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon noon Federal City Club presents its Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon. Anthony A. Williams, mayor, District of Columbia, participates. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/234-3426.

"Illegal Logging, Human Rights and the Environment" in Mexico briefing 2 p.m. Sierra Club and Amnesty International USA's Human Rights and the Environment Campaign present a roundtable discussion on "Illegal Logging, Human Rights and the Environment" in Mexico one week before President Bush travels March 22 to Mexico for a trade conference. Location: Sierra Club, 401 C St. NW. Contact: 202/544-0200.

"The Curse of the Pharaohs" lecture 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents "The Curse of the Pharaohs." Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

The War on Terrorism forum 7:45 p.m. D.C. Coalition to Stop the War Against Iraq presents "The War on Terrorism: Its Next Targets And Its Real Targets," a Highway of Death Massacre Commemorative Forum to remember Feb. 26, 1991, when U.S. planes began firing on retreating Iraqi troops and civilian refugees leaving Kuwait at the end of Operation Desert Storm. Location: St. Stephen's Church, All Purpose Hall, 1525 Newton St. NW. Contact: 202/452-7454.


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