- The Washington Times - Friday, March 8, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

September 11 memorial discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about plans to build a national memorial at the southwestern Pennsylvania crash site for 40 passengers and crew members who died in the September 11 terrorist hijacking of United Airline Flight 93. The participants include: Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat; James Marker, Somerset County, Pa., commissioner; victims' family members; and others. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Military discussion noon The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation present a luncheon discussion titled "Bill Clinton's Military Under New Management." The speaker is Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to St. Petersburg, Fla., to visit an electronics company and attend a fund-raiser for the Republican Party of Florida.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on the employment situation for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Arts Council. Location: Room M-09, Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-5570.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Department and the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing to examine the February employment and unemployment data. Lois Orr, acting commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, "Economic Development in the District of Columbia: The Role of National Capital Revitalization Corp." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Refugee program discussion 8:30 a.m. Resources for the Future presents a discussion, "The U.S. Refugee Program: At Home and Abroad," regarding growing refugee demands, budgetary constraints and need for program and priorities changes. Location: 1616 P St. NW. Contact: 202/328-5000.

Lending forum 8:45 a.m. The Consumer Bankers Association presents a "Subprime Lending Forum," regarding financial literacy and abusive lending practicies.

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Sheila Bair, assistant Treasury secretary, luncheon speaker.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/276-3879.

National League of Cities conference 9 a.m. The National League of Cities presents its annual Congressional City Conference. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003.

Middle East violence news conference 10 a.m. American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice holds a news conference on the violence in the Middle East. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/489-3773.

Ceremony 11 a.m. Howard University presents its 135th Charter Day Convocation, commemorating its congressional charter signed March 2, 1867. Franklin Raines, chairman/CEO of Fannie Mae, participates. Location: Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2338.

Report release 11 a.m. The Human Rights Campaign holds a news conference to release its 2002 "State of the Family" report regarding laws that affect homosexual, bisexual and transgender families. Location: Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/216-1547.

Emily's List luncheon 11:30 a.m. Emily's List, a donor network backing pro-choice Democratic female candidates, holds a "Power-up Luncheon." The participants include Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, honorees. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-1448.

Energy-deregulation seminar noon The Progress and Freedom Foundation presents a seminar, "Energy Deregulation After Enron." Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/289-8928.

Health care briefing 12:15 p.m. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform present "Health Care and the Budget: A Briefing on the Basics of the Budget Process and the Health Care Issues It Affects." Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300 or 202/347-5270.

Tree-planting ceremony 1 p.m. Friends of the National Arboretum hold a tree-planting ceremony, featuring a Sun Valley red maple, on the U.S. Capitol grounds, followed by a closed reception at the Supreme Court to start a yearlong 75th anniversary celebration. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman participates. Location: Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/544-8733 or 202/397-5862.

Women's issues conference 7 p.m. The American Federation of Teachers presents a women's issues conference, "Woman Power: Inform, Educate, Act." The plenary session speaker is Sandra Feldman, American Federation of Teachers president. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4400.

World War II veterans discussion 7 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a program, "Into the Rising Sun: WWII's Pacific Veterans Remember." Patrick O'Donnell, author of "Beyond Valor," introduces World War II veterans. Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.


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