- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 27, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
September 11 forum 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings/Harvard forum, "The Impact of September 11 on Public Opinion: Increased Patriotism, Unity, Support for Bush; More Interest in News." The participants include: Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, speaker; Stephen Hess, Brookings, and Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Washington office of Harvard University's Shorenstein Center, moderators; and panelists David Broder, the Washington Post; Margaret Carlson, Time magazine; and William Kristol, Weekly Standard. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Online-privacy briefing 10 a.m. The Progress and Freedom Foundation holds a briefing, "Privacy Online: A Report on the Internet Practices and Policies of Commercial Websites," announcing results of its fourth annual "Web sweeps" survey. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-8928.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to South Carolina and Georgia to attend fund raisers for Republican senatorial candidates and a High Tech First Responder equipment demonstration.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on new residential sales for February 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
Noon Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia advisory committees to review necessary details in preparation for the community forum on civil rights concerns of Arab and Muslim Americans in the aftermath of September 11. Location: Fifth-floor conference room, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-7533.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to issue decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 01-714: Utah vs. Evans. 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.

GENERAL AGENDA
Navy League exposition all day The Navy League of the United States presents its Sea-Air-Space 2002 Exposition.
Highlights noon Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, luncheon speaker.
8 p.m. Banquet, Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz Award presentation.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/312-1590.
Daniels speech 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a policy insiders breakfast featuring Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Media attacks briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Attacks on the Media in Europe and Central Asia in 2001." The speaker is Alex Lupis, the Committee to Protect Journalists' Europe and Central Asia coordinator. Location: Fourth-floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Sculpture installation 9:30 a.m. The Gunston Hall Plantation (Virginia) and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America present the installation of the sculpture of George Mason, a Colonial-era jurist and Virginia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, at the George Mason National Memorial. Location: George Mason National Memorial, Ohio Drive at Inlet Bridge, National Mall. Contact: 703/550-9220.
China conference 10 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a conference, "Xinjiang: Muslim and Turkic Unrest in China's 'New Territory,'" regarding its implications for regional security in Central Asia and China, and U.S. relations with Afghanistan, Central Asia and China. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Health-policy discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a health-policy discussion, "The 2002 Medicare Trustees' Reports: Is the Outlook for Medicare Getting Worse?"
Highlights 12:40 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, luncheon address on administration Medicare proposals and long-term Medicare reform.
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Rasmussen speech 11 a.m. The George Washington University hosts a convocation featuring the first major policy speech in the United States by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Denmark's prime minister, who will receive an honorary degree. Location: Third-floor ballroom, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.
National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring a speech by Robert Nelson of the University of Maryland, "Economics and Religion: What Is the Relationship?" Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Public-interest lawyering discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law presents a discussion, "Public-Interest Lawyering at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Look at How Lawyers Change the World in Their Unique Cultures and Legal Systems." Location: Room 627, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.
Liberties discussion 12:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion, "Safeguarding Our Country's Liberties: A Perspective from the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice." The participants include Larry Thompson, deputy attorney general, and Virginia Thomas of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Trade forum 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents an international forum featuring a discussion, "Global Trade Outlook," including the World Trade Organization round and U.S.-New Zealand trade talks. The speaker is Helen Clark, prime minister of New Zealand. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Cheney energy task force news conference 12:30 p.m. The Natural Resources Defense Council holds a news conference on Vice President Richard B. Cheney's energy task force. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-2405.
Defense Department briefing 1 p.m. The Defense Department holds a news briefing on the use of government credit cards by Defense Department personnel. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.
Smithsonian Institution briefing 2 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution presents a media briefing and update on its international art museums and a tour of Islamic exhibitions in the Freer Gallery of Art. Location: Freer Conference Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Diabetes news conference 2:30 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to announce important recommendations on screening and treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
China lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Trends and Prospects in China's Xingjiang Province." The speaker is Fred Starr, chairman of SAIS' Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.


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