- The Washington Times - Friday, March 22, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Book lecture noon The Asia Society Washington Center presents a lecture on the book, "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia," by Ahmed Rashid. Location: Asia Society, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Pharmaceuticals discussion noon The American Chemical Society and other organizations present a panel discussion on "Developing Pharmaceuticals for the Fight Against Terrorism." Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/872-6042.


PRESIDENT BUSH

In Monterrey, Mexico, where he meets with French President Jacques Chirac and Mexican President Vicente Fox and addresses the U.N. Finance for Development conference.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center Board of Governors. Location: Clinical Center Medical Board Room, 2C116, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2897.

10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-1096.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "Privacy vs. Security: Electronic Surveillance in the Nation's Capital." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Blacks in higher education conference all day The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education holds its 2002 National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education.

Highlights 9 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, Opening Session

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/650-2440.

Water symposium 9 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents its ninth annual water symposium, "How Secure Are Water Facilities from Terrorist Actions?"

9 a.m. Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont independent, keynote address, "What Is the U.S. Doing to Protect Water Resources and Facilities in the War on Terrorism?"

Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1897.

Cleaner power systems roundtable 9 a.m. The World Energy Council Committee on Cleaner Fossil Fuels Systems sponsors a roundtable, "Financial Strategies to Accelerate Deployment of Cleaner Power Systems."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Barry Worthington, U.S. Energy Association; Zhang He, State Power Corporation, China; and others, "Financing the Unfinanceable."

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Energy discussion 9 a.m. Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association host an Energy Media Breakfast, featuring a discussion on independence from foreign oil imports by a pioneer in transforming fossil fuel waste into clean fuels for electric power generation. The speaker is John Rich Jr., president of Waste Management and Processors Inc. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-8561.

Presidential Appointee Initiative briefing 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Presidential Appointee Initiative media briefing, "Presidential Appointees Pay a Price to Serve Their Country." Location: Stein Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Defense Department briefing 10 a.m. The Defense Department holds a news briefing on updates in acquisition programs and other related issues. Pete Aldridge, undersecretary for acquistion, technology and logistics, participates. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5737.

Report release 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents the North American (U.S./Canadian/Mexican) Commission on Environmental Cooperation report on the emerging North American electricity market and its environmental implications. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.

Diamonds discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Abbey Chikane, chairman of the South African Diamond Board, who discusses "The Kimberly Diamond Process: After Ottawa." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Colombia trip briefing 11 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a briefing titled "Scene Setter for Upcoming Trip to Colombia." Asa Hutchinson, Drug Enforcement Administration administrator, participates. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6320. Note: Foreign media only please.

Postal Rate Commission news conference 11:30 a.m. The Postal Rate Commission holds a news conference to issue its recommended decision on a Postal Service rate increase request. Location: Suite 300, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: 202/789-6840.

Book forum noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum on the book, "Survival 101: The New Demography and What It Means," regarding demographics, immigration and foreign policy. The speaker is Ben Wattenberg, American Enterprise Institute scholar, and the book's author. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Warner speech 12:30 p.m. Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams star quarterback and Children's Miracle Network spokesman, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the Children's Miracle Network. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Nursing schools conference 2 p.m. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing holds its 2002 Development Officers of Nursing Schools Conference. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/463-6930.

Sackler colloquium 6 p.m. The National Academy of Sciences hosts an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on "Self-Perpetuating Structural States in Biology, Disease and Genetics."

Highlights 6 p.m. Susan Lindquist, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Sackler Lecture, "Mad Cows Meet PsiChotic Yeast: New Paradigms in Genetics and Disease."

Location: National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1229.

Film presentation 7:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a special showing of the Buster Keaton silent film "Steamboat Bill Jr." with live accompaniment by Baltimore international recording artists Anne Watts & Boister. Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.


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