- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 5, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Kissinger speech 8:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker Breakfast news conference featuring a discussion on the "30th Anniversary of the Shanghai Communique," which was adopted by the Chinese and United States on normalizing relations during former President Nixon's February 1972 China visit. The speaker is Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Teacher certification news conference 10 a.m. The National Center for Education Information holds a news conference on alternative teacher certification for career changers and other non-traditional candidates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/362-3444.

PRESIDENT BUSH
4:50 p.m. Meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Streets and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Office of National Drug Control Policy holds a meeting of the Drug Free Communities Advisory Commission. Location: Fifth-floor conference room, 750 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-6622.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to examine military strategy and operational requirements in review of the defense-authorization request for fiscal 2003. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
10 a.m. Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the judiciary. Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, "Accounting and Investor-Protection Issues Raised by Enron and Other Public Companies." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to consider pending nominations, including that of Mary Ann Solberg to be deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the dangers of cloning and the promise of regenerative medicine. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for fiscal 2003 for the Veterans Affairs Department. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m. Ways and Means oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on employee and employer views on retirement security. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
3 p.m. Armed Services military-procurement subcommittee holds a hearing on crisis-response capabilities to incidents of domestic terrorism. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

GENERAL AGENDA
Federation of American Hospitals conference all day The Federation of American Hospitals holds its 2002 conference and business exposition. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson speaks at 11 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/624-1427.
Communications Workers of America conference all day The Communications Workers of America presents its legislative-political conference. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-1168.
Saving news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and Bank of America hold a news conference to announce expansion of the National Campaign to Increase Personal Saving and release a survey on consumer attitudes on spending, saving and debt repayment since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 410/547-5869.
Wreath-laying ceremony 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds a wreath-laying ceremony. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Gen. James Jackson, commanding general of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, participate. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/685-4990.
Senior patient assistance program announcement 1 p.m. Eli Lilly and Co. holds a news conference to make a major announcement on a senior patient assistance program. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-2937.
Cloning news conference 1:45 p.m. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, hold a news conference on human cloning. Christopher Reeve, actor and health activist, and Paul Berg, 1980 Nobel Prize winner, participate. Location: Outside 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.
President Nixon's China trip discussion 5 p.m. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the National Press Club hold a panel discussion, "The Press Corps Recalls Nixon's Trip to China." Location: Conference Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Reception and film screening 5:30 p.m. HBO holds a reception and a film screening of "The Laramie Project," about the impact of the killing of Matthew Shepard on Laramie, Wyo. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/512-1904.
Award ceremony 6 p.m. The Science-Engineering-Technology Work Group and the Coalition for Technology Partnerships hold a ceremony to award the George E. Brown Jr. Award. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, Science Committee chairman, participates. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-0017, Ext. 8332.
Awards reception 6 p.m. The National Neighborhood Coalition holds its annual Neighborhood Awards reception. Location: 10th Floor, Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.
Legislative conference 6:30 p.m. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its 12th annual legislative conference.
Highlights 6:30 p.m. Hector Barreto, administrator of the Small Business Administration, welcoming reception.
Location: Terrace Level, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-1212.
Fund-raiser 6:30 p.m. The March of Dimes presents its 20th annual gourmet gala, "Marching Together for Healthier Babies," for its birth defects and infant-mortality prevention program, featuring a "celebrity chef" cook-off between members of Congress and the Bush administration. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.



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