- The Washington Times - Monday, May 13, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Islam and Jewish thought lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a lecture by Hillel Fradkin, Ethics and Public Policy Center, on "The Parting of the Ways Part II: Islamic Thought, Jewish Thought and 9/11." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Reagan discussion 7 p.m. The Fairfax County Public Library sponsors a discussion on "Ronald Reagan." The speaker is Sam Donaldson, ABC News. Location: Fairfax County Government Center. Contact: 703/324-8333
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PRESIDENT BUSH
7:40 a.m. Radio address on the signing of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, White House.

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

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

SENATE
Meets at 3 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services and education subcommittee holds a hearing on education reform. Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker and John Street, mayor of Philadelphia, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing to examine transformation plans of the U.S. Postal Service. Postmaster General John Potter testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Robotics conference all day The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) holds the 2002 IEEE International Conference: Future Pathways in Robotics, Intelligent Manchines and Automation. Location: Crystal City Marriott Hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact:202/319-5160.
Genocide prevention symposium 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts a symposium on "Genocide Prevention, Morality and the National Interest." The speakers include: Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, opening address; and Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for global affairs, closing address. Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6163.
14th Street Bridge grant announcement 9:30 a.m. The Transportation Department holds a news conference to announce a grant for Washington's 14th Street Bridge as part of National Transportation Week. The participants include: Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; and Mary Peters, administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Location: Jefferson Memorial. Contact: 202/366-0042.
American Medical Association briefing 10 a.m. The American Medical Association holds a news briefing to release a legal opinion on the Medicare payment problem. Location: 1101 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.
Rally 10 a.m. The Worldwide Demonstrations Coordinating Committee for the Defense of Ethiopia's Interest and Security holds a rally to call for the United States to stop all political and economic assistance to the Mele Zenawi regime in Ethiopia. Location: Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/210-4292.
Community Action Partnership forum 10 a.m. The Community Action Partnership holds its annual policy forum and releases the 2002 survey of community action agencies. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/265-7546.
Bush-Putin summit discussion 11 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a panel discussion on "Bush-Putin Summit Preview." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Report release 11 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release a report identifying "wealth-poor Americans" outnumbering income-poor Americans. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Poetry celebration 11 a.m. The Library of Congress Center for the Book sponsors a celebration of poetry in public life with readings of D.C. library users' favorite poems. Robert Pinsky, U.S. poet laureate, 1997-2000, participates. Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-9189.
Older Americans Month ceremony 11:30 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department and the Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging hold a ceremony recognizing Older Americans Month and honoring the 30th anniversary of the first nutrition program for seniors. The participants include: Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican; and Josefina Carbonnell, assistant health and human services secretary of aging. Location: Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Contact: 202/225-5341.
Kazakhstan forum noon The State Department holds its Secretary's Open Forum on Kazakhstan's evolution, the current, deteriorating political situation and the role of rising oil prices in regional geopolitics. The speaker is Martha Brill Olcott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior associate, and author of "Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise." Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to e-mail a.lang zstate.gov.
International forum luncheon noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an international forum luncheon. The participants include: Republic of Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Cleaner transportation technologies briefing 1 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association hold a briefing on cleaner transportation technologies and fuels in passenger cars, transit buses and school buses. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1883.
Arab American Institute meeting 2 p.m. The Arab American Institute holds a National Emergency Mobilization on Palestine. Location: Ballroom, Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.
U.S.-Russia summit discussion 6:45 p.m. The World Affairs Council holds a discussion on "The U.S.-Russia Summit: Prospects and Challenges for a New Global Framework." Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, and Steve Pifer, deputy assistant secretary of state, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.
Conference dinner 7 p.m. American University's Center for Jewish Studies holds a dinner as part its conference "Diaspora and Comparative Immigration." The dinner speaker is Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post. Location: Mary Graydon Center University Club, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Candlelight vigil 8 p.m. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund holds the 14th Annual Candlelight Vigil in observation of National Police Week. Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security, participates. Location: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, between Fourth and Fifth and E and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-3400.


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