- The Washington Times - Monday, March 4, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Smallpox-threat lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a lecture, "Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox," by Jonathan Tucker, Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5786.
Human rights in China 2:30 p.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds an open forum on human rights and rule of law in China. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/236-8347
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PRESIDENT BUSH
Visits a high school and attends a political fund-raising event in Minneapolis.

VICE PRESIDENT
6 p.m. Attends a John Warner for U.S. Senate campaign reception, Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month Treasury bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Labor Department holds a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults With Disabilities youth advisory committee. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4923.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 4 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
1:30 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine physical and sexual abuse in America's nursing homes. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Association of Counties conference all day The National Association of Counties holds its legislative conference 2002, "Homeland Security First Responders: Counties Secure America."
Highlights 12:45 p.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft, delegate luncheon speaker.
2 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson discusses welfare reform and public health preparedness.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-4293.
Mobilization conference all day The American Federation of Government Employees holds its 2002 legislative and grass-roots mobilization conference. Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/639-6419.
Communications Workers of America conference all day The Communications Workers of America presents its legislative-political conference. Charlie Cook, political analyst, and Steve Rosenthal, AFL-CIO political director, participate. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-1168.
Women's agenda conference 9 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis' Women in the Economy Project presents a women's agenda conference. The speakers include: Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; and Rep. Barbara Cubin, Wyoming Republican. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 800/859-1154.
Islam conference 9 a.m. The American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies presents a conference, "Islam, 9/11 and U.S. National Security." Location: College of William and Mary Conference Center, Carnegie Building, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2228 or 202/885-5935.
April 20 march news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Youth and Student Peace Coalition holds a news conference to announce a national march April 20 on Washington to oppose the Bush administration's open-ended "war" at home and abroad. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/862-9740, Ext. 3051; or 202/291-2258.
Castle Coalition news conference 10 a.m. The Institute for Justice holds a news conference to introduce the Castle Coalition and release a report, "Government Theft: The Top 10 Abuses of Eminent Domain Abuse, 1998-2002." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1300.
Transportation Department news conference 11 a.m. The Transportation Department holds a news conference to discuss issues surrounding the Transportation Security Administration. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Room 2201, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4570.
NAFTA agreement discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Worker's Rights, Trade and Development: The NAFTA Labor Side Agreement." The speaker is Peter Accola, Labor Department. Location: Room 507, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Sierra Student Coalition news conference 1 p.m. The Sierra Student Coalition and the Sierra Club hold a news conference and rally as part of the Fourth Annual Public Lands Summit. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/675-2384.
Bush and North Korea discussion 1 p.m. American University presents a discussion titled "George W. Bush and North Korea." The participants include: Victor Cha, professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department, and Quansheng Zhao, chairman of American University's Asia Council. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Environment news conference 1 p.m. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and others host a news conference on the environment. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-1605.
Welfare reform reauthorization briefing 2 p.m. The Senate Finance Committee presents a welfare reform reauthorization briefing. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-5361.
Polish industrial modernization discussion 4:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Industrial Modernization in Poland." The participants include: Janusz Zemke, Polish deputy defense minister, and George Handy, director of the U.S.-Poland Action Commission. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Uzbekistan discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Uzbekistan on a Historical Threshold." Leonid Levitin, State University of Kyrgyzstan, participates. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-7721.
Times Square lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture titled "The Transformation of Times Square." The speaker is Lynne Sagalyn, director of Columbia University's MBA Real Estate Program and author of "Times Square Roulette." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.


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