- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 28, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Welfare briefing 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a briefing to release its study on immigrant and native use of welfare before and after the 1996 Welfare Reform Act went into effect. The participants include George Borjas of Harvard University, the report's author; Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation; and Jeffrey Passell of the Urban Institute. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.
Film screening 12:15 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents an SAIS-Novartis International Journalism Awards Program screening of "The Temple Mount," a documentary depicting the continuing significance of the spiritual landmark in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-562
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PRESIDENT BUSH
Attends a fund-raiser for U.S. Senate candidate John Cornyn in Dallas and travels to Crawford, Texas

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2002 (final estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the national agricultural research, extension, education, and economics advisory board. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-3684.

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
10 a.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management, and intergovermental relations subcommittee holds a field hearing, "How Effectively Are Federal, State and Local Governments Working Together to Prepare for a Biological, Chemical or Nuclear Attack?" Location: Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles. Contact: 202/225-5147.

GENERAL AGENDA
Russian economy conference all day The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a conference, "U.S. Assessments of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Economy: Lessons Learned and Not Learned." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4245. Note: by invitation only.
Aviation conference 8 a.m. The American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law holds its 2002 annual update conference, "Aviation in Crisis: The Road to Recovery." The keynote speaker is Michael Jackson, deputy transportation secretary. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 312/988-6148.
Navy League exposition 9 a.m. The Navy League of the United States presents its Sea-Air-Space 2002 Exposition.
Highlights noon Adm. Vernon Clark, chief of naval operations, luncheon speaker.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/312-1590.
National Sleep Foundation news conference 10 a.m. The National Sleep Foundation holds a news conference to release the 2002 Sleep in America poll. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/974-5010.
Job fair 10 a.m. The District of Columbia Office of Aging, Commission on Aging and Employment Services Department present a job fair for older workers. Location: A Level, gymnasium, Building 47, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/724-5622.
Tree-planting ceremony 10 a.m. The National Cherry Blossom Festival holds a tree-planting ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the District of Columbia. Location: Barnard Elementary School, 430 Decatur St. NW. Contact: 301/990-0270 or 202/661-7596.
Jazz Appreciation Month ceremony 10 a.m. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History holds a ceremony to kick off its first annual Jazz Appreciation Month by unveiling a newly acquired national jazz treasure. The participants include Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Branford Marsalis, saxophonist; Marc Pachter, acting director of the National Museum of American History; and John Edward Hasse, National Museum of American History jazz curator. Location: Reception suite, first floor, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.
Female veterans seminar noon The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) and the VA Center for Women Veterans holds a seminar on "Women Sustaining the American Spirit." Location: Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion, "Can Globalization Work for All?" The participants include John Cavanaugh, Institute for Policy Studies, and Prakash Loungani, International Monetary Fund. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Emergency-room overcrowding briefing 1:30 p.m. The American College of Emergency Physicians presents a telephone media briefing, "Emergency Department Overcrowding" and the need to reduce nonurgent use of hospital emergency rooms. Contact: 202/728-0610, Ext. 3010, or live webcast at www.acep.org.
National Research Council meeting 2 p.m. The National Research Council hosts a manufacturing engineering design board meeting. Location: Boardroom, National Academy of Science Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1487.
Central Asia briefing 2:15 p.m. The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) presents a briefing, "Escalating Violence and Rights Violations in Central Asia." Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.
Free-trade lecture 3 p.m. The American Foreign Service Association presents a lecture, "Free Trade with the Americas: Business Opportunities Following the President's Trip." The speaker is Roger Noriega, U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Location: Foreign Service Club, 2101 E St. NW. Contact: 202/944-5508.
Human rights briefing 4 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "The State vs. the Citizen: Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan." Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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