- The Washington Times - Friday, May 10, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Substance-abuse briefing noon The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Substance Abuse Policy Program holds a luncheon briefing on substance abuse, families and welfare reform. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Koppel speech 2 p.m. The George Washington University hosts the final "Kalb Report: Journalism at the Crossroads" of the season. The speaker is Ted Koppel of ABC News. Location: Jacob Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Columbus, Ohio, to discuss welfare reform and attend the Taft for Governor luncheon.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the psychopharmacologic drugs advisory committee to consider a new drug application for acamprosate, proposed for the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence. Location: Versailles Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the national emergency alert system advisory committee. Location: Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-1228.

9 a.m. U.S. Copyright Office holds a meeting to adopt requirements for giving copyright owners reasonable notice of the use of their works for sound recordings. Location: Room LM620, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/252-3423.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for the implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.


HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform technology and procurement policy subcommittee holds a hearing on "Intellectual Property and Government R&D for Homeland Security." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

National Conference of State Legislatures meeting all day The National Conference of State Legislatures holds its assembly on federal issues.

Highlights 8 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Minetta, plenary.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5400.

Public policy symposium all day The Wilberforce Project and the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College sponsor the biannual symposium "Collegium Conversations on Public Policy."

Highlights 1:30 p.m. "Gay Unions: How Should Government Respond?"

7:30 p.m. "Three Views on War: Just War, Pacifism, Just Peacemaking."

Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 978/927-2306, Ext. 4361.

Krasnodar crisis briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Crisis in Krasnodar: Expulsion of Ethnic Minorities?" The speaker is Steven Swerdlow, graduate student at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, who spent nine months at Kuban State University in Krasnodar last year on a State Department fellowship. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Gus Dur forum 9 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center and the U.S.-Indonesia Society host an "Open Forum with Gus Dur" on combating Islamic extremism and current efforts to socialize democracy in Indonesia. Abdurrahman Wahid, affectionately known as Gus Dur, and Indonesia's first democratically elected leader, participates. Location: Powell Auditorium, Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Metropolitan-area security symposium 9:30 a.m. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works holds the "Symposium on Operations and Security in Metropolitan Areas." Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

TANF reauthorization bill news conference 9:30 a.m. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, holds a news conference to urge the House to provide for greater state flexibility in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) reauthorization bill. Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Lynda Meade, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 410/433-8886.

Tunnel opening ceremony 10 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a ceremony to open its new emergency response safety training tunnel for local fire, police and emergency response departments to use for mock exercises, disaster drills and other simulations involving Metrorail trains and tunnels. Location: Metro Facility, 3500 Pennsy Drive, Landover. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Film screening 10 a.m. The National Archives presents the screening of the U.S. Information Agency's 1964 film, "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums," covering the first 1,000 days of the Kennedy administration. Location: Room 105, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5050, Ext. 296.

Honor cordon 11:30 a.m. The Defense Department holds a honor cordon to welcome the Italian minister of defense to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Italian Minister of Defense Antonio Martino participate. Location: Pentagon River Entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Health care briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund sponsor a luncheon briefing on "Health Care Quality: How Can Policy Promote Improvement?" and to release the report "Quality of Health Care in the United States" by Sheila Leatherman, Foundation for Health Care Policy and Evaluation. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2233.

Author's lunch 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club sponsors a Lunch with An Author event featuring Jean Auel, author of "The Shelters of Stone." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Premiere screening 1 p.m. Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) holds the premiere screening of "Damaged Care," a film based on the life of PNHP member Dr. Linda Peeno, and discussion. Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Michigan Democrat, and Dr. Peeno participate. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 312/554-0382.

Film screening and discussion 1 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a screening and discussion of the documentary, "Chechen Lullaby: Once Upon a Time There Was Chechnya." Nino Kirtadze, independent journalist and filmmaker, participates. Note: Screening repeats at 3 p.m. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building (1 p.m.) and 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building (3 p.m.). Contact: 202/457-6949.

Congress Project seminar 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center sponsors the Congress Project seminar on "Informal Leadership in Congress." Rep. Martin T. Meehan, Massachusetts Democrat, participates. Location: Fifth-floor conference room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Book discussion 7 p.m. The Politics and Prose Bookstore hosts a book discussion of "Where Do We Draw the Line? Science and the Case for Animal Rights" by Steven Wise. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.


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