- The Washington Times - Friday, March 29, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a seminar in public finance, "Does School Choice Harm Public Schools?" The participants include Thomas Nechyba of Duke University, Frederick Hess of the University of Virginia, Derek Neal of the University of Chicago and Eric Engen of AEI. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Falun Gong discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion, "Chinese Government Actions Against Falun Gong Practitioners in China and the United States." The speakers are Zhang Erping and Gail Rachlin, Falun Gong Spiritual Practice spokesmen. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.


PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas, for Easter weekend


VICE PRESIDENT

Not unavailable


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on personal income and outlays for February 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the national agricultural research, extension, education, and economics advisory board, "Food and Agriculture Biosecurity: Research and Education Implications." John Marburger, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, participates. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-3684.

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's health care research and quality national advisory council. Location: Fourth floor, 6010 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-6120.

9 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the secretary of defense's historical records declassification advisory panel. Location: Penthouse conference area, 14th Floor, 1777 Kent St., Arlington. Contact: 703/697-1988.

9 a.m. Education Department holds a meeting of the National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board. Location: Room 100, 80 F St. NW. Contact: 202/219-2253.


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. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

National Research Council meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Research Council hosts a manufacturing engineering design board meeting.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Closed session.

9:30 a.m. Discussion on future technology trends, impacts on manufacturing and engineering design.

Location: Boardroom, National Academy of Science Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1487.

Leaders summit 10:45 a.m. Presidential Classroom presents its Future World Leaders Summit for 400 student leaders from 40 countries.

Highlights 10:45 a.m. Erika Eckstut, Holocaust survivor, "Human Rights and the Holocaust Example."

Location: Grand Ballroom, Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/328-6521.

Russia briefing noon The Washington Foreign Press Center presents a briefing, "The New Strategic Framework with Russia." John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, participates. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6356. Note: Foreign media only, please.

New Marx lecture 1 p.m. The George Washington University Center for the Study of Globalization presents a lecture, "The Next Marx and the Next Revolution," regarding the prospect that a new Marx will emerge to offer an alternative to American capitalism. The speaker is David Rothkopf, chairman/CEO of Intellibridge Corp. Location: George Washington University, 620 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.


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