- The Washington Times - Friday, March 21, 2003

SDI anniversary noon The Heritage Foundation and the George C. Marshall Institute hold a discussion on "The 20th Anniversary of President Reagan's Address to the Nation announcing the Strategic Defense Initiative." Participants include Robert G. Joseph, special assistant to the president; Henry Cooper, High Frontier chairman; Becky Norton Dunlop, Heritage Foundation vice president for external relations; and William O'Keefe, George C. Marshall Institute president. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Jewish Vilnius 4 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Rebuilding Jewish Vilnius." Participants include Emanuelis Zingeris, chairman of the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

To be announced.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on real earnings for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the manufacturing subcommittee of the Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science. Location: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee Conference Room, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of its advisory panel on the domestic response to terror attacks using weapons of mass destruction. Location: RAND, 1200 S. Hayes St., fourth floor, Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5683.
9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds an open meeting. Topics include a presentation on civil rights issues for Hispanics in the District. Location: CCR, 624 Ninth St. NW, room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

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

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed legislation authorizing fiscal 2004 funds for the science and technology programs of the Defense Department. Witnesses include Michael Wynne, defense's principal deputy undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, and Gen. Paul Kern, Army Material Command chief. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GOP lawyers all day Republican National Lawyers Association holds its national conference.
Highlights 10:15 a.m. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, "The Senate Perspective on the Judicial Confirmation Process"
2:40 p.m. Concurrent sessions: "Taxes in 2003 and Thereafter" and "Corporate Governance"
Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/719-6335.
Hispanic health all day National Hispanic Medical Association holds its seventh annual conference on "Model Hispanic Health Programs: Prevention, Treatment, Training and Research"
Highlights 2 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat; Rep. Hilda L. Solis, California Democrat; Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, Texas Democrat and Hispanic Caucus chairman; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; Rep. Henry Bonilla, Texas Republican; Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican, and Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, California Democrat. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-5895.
Educational opportunity all day American University hosts a conference on "The Quest for Equal Educational Opportunity: Brown Nears 50, San Antonio Turns 30."
Highlights 11 a.m. Panel II: The San Antonio case history, context and current assessment
12:30 p.m. Judge Damon Keith, U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, "The Civil Rights Era A Look Back by Those Who Lived and Litigated Through It"
1:45 p.m. Panel III: The future of equal educational opportunity
Location: AU, Washington College of Law, room 603, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Immigrant registration 8:30 a.m. Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion on "The Justice Department's Special Registration Program: Implementation and Effects." Participants include Kris Kobach, counsel to the attorney general; Kareem Shora, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee; Muzaffar Chishti and Alex Aleinikoff, MPI. Location: MPI, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-1940.
Hospital conference 8:30 a.m. Federation of American Hospitals holds its annual public-policy conference and business exposition. Participants include Thomas Scully, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/624-1527.
U.S. health care 9:30 a.m. National Association of Community Health Centers Inc. holds a news conference on "Health Centers and the U.S. Health Care Crisis." Topics include the effect of strained resources, providing care to anyone regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, reducing health disparities and emergency preparedness in the event of bioterrorism. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-1890.
Sons of Italy 10 a.m. Order of the Sons of Italy in America hold its literary conference. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/547-2900.

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