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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES holds an ecumenical conference on welfare reauthorization themed "TANF Action Days in Washington." In 2002 the U.S. Congress must reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Food Stamp Program, and the Child Care and Development Block Grant, three crucial programs addressing domestic poverty. The programs will end if they are not reauthorized.

AGENDA: Highlight:

2 p.m. -- Lenten Vigil: Act To Leave No Child Behind, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

3 p.m. -- Registration National City Christian Church, Thomas Circle, 15th and M Streets NW, Washington, DC

DATE: March 13, 2002

CONTACT: 202-544-2350

WEB ADDRESS: ncccusa.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INTERNATIONAL FOOD SAFETY COUNCIL AND FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE hold the Food Safety Summit. It is the conference and expo for food safety professionals. Our focus is on giving you practical, hands-on advice and methods you can use in your own operations, as well as the very latest updates on regulatory, scientific, and news issues that affect your food safety effort.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 800-746-9649 or 973-514-5900.

WEB ADDRESS: foodsaftysummit.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND AMERICAN IRANIAN COUNCIL hold a conference entitled "The United States and Iran: Is Confrontation Necessary?" Confrontation Necessary?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-DE

Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-NE

Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-NJ

Glandomenico Picco (Former Assistant Secretary, UN)

Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Assistant to President George W. Bush

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL'S Early Stage Capital Committee will present a breakfast program on angel investing in 2002.

WHO: The speakers are:

John May, co-author of Every Business Needs an Angel, co-founder of The Dinner Club, The Washington, Dinner Club & The eMedia Club

Steve Walker, Angel Investor & Managing Partner, Walker Ventures

Dr. Ed Bersoff, Angel Investor & CEO of ReRoute (angel backed) and former Chairman, President & CEO of BTG

Dr. Richard Williams, Life Science Angel Investor & former VP of R&D at Igen International

John Burton, Angel Investor & Managing Director, Updata Capital

Ching-Ho Fung, Angel Investor & Chairman of Cyracle Technologies (angel backed)

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: The Ritz Carlton, 1700 Tyson's Boulevard, McLean, Virginia

CONTACT: 703-904-7878 x287

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: GLOBAL CITIZENS CIRCLE holds a breakfast program with David Trimble, First Minister, and Mark Durkan Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: Jurys Hotel, 2401 M Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: i202-367-0462

WEB ADDRESS: nibureau.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a conference on "Is GAAP Accounting Worth Fighting For?" The Enron scandal has raised questions about the quality of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that are at the foundation of the accounting system in use in the United States. Meanwhile, the SEC's insistence that GAAP is superior to the International Accounting Standards (IAS) used in Europe seems to have created a significant obstacle to the development of a globalized securities market

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Peter J. Wallison, AEI

9:15 a.m. - Panel 1: Is a Conflict over Accounting Systems Preventing the Development of a Globalized Securities Market?

Claude E. Barfield, AEI

Lawrence J. White, New York University

Robert C. Dinerstein, Union Bank Of Switzerland

Felice Friedman, Securities And Exchange Commission

Charles P. Heeter, Arthur Andersen

11 a.m. - Panel 2: Is GAAP Truly Better Than IAS?

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

Christian Leuz, Wharton School, University Of Pennsylvania

George Benston, Emory University

Robert Herz, PricewaterhouseCoopers and International Accounting Standards Board

12 noon - Does Competition Offer a Way to Resolve the GAAP v. IAS Controversy?

Shyam Sunder, Yale University

1:30 p.m. - Panel 3: Do We Need a New Accounting Model?

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

Robert K. Elliott, KPMG (retired)

Feng Gu, Boston University

Robert E. Litan, Brookings Institution

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a debate on "Resolved: If Judges Must Be Elected, They Must Be Free to Campaign for Election."

WHO: The speakers are:

James Bopp Jr, General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech; vs. Roy Schotland, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a debate on Resolved: If Judges Must Be Elected, They Must Be Free to Campaign for Election with James Bopp Jr., General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech; vs. Roy Schotland, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg discussing "New York's Fiscal Future."

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JUDICIAL WATCH holds a news conference with Special FBI agent Robert Wright discussing the anti-terrorist investigations.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-649-5172

WEB ADDRESS: judicialwatch.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Crisis in the Judicial Confirmation Process. In 1998, at a time when there were 50 judicial vacancies, Senator Leahy stated that the number of vacancies represented a "judicial vacancy crisis." Currently there are 96 vacancies in the federal judiciary.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., President, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE holds a program on Aboriginal People and Resource Management in Canada with Vic Adamowicz, University of Alberta and Gilbert White Fellow, Resources for the Future.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE holds a luncheon briefing on Externally Directed Separation: A New Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Peace featuring Dr. Jerome Segal, senior research scholar at the University of Maryland Center for International and Security Studies, and founder of the Jewish Peace Lobby.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS:palestinecenter.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Challenges in Deregulating Electricity:

Drawing the Right Lessons from California" with Timothy Brennan, senior fellow at Resources for the Future.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Citizen Soldier: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Again)?

WHO: The speakers are:

Charles Moskos, Wilson Center Visiting Fellow and Annenburg Visiting Fellow, Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University, and Chairman of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society General

Edward C. Meyer (USA, ret.), former Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: REP. STENY HOYER, D-MD, MAYOR TONY WILLIAMS, DELEGATE ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, MEMBERS OF THE DC/FEDERAL CITY COUNCIL holds a news conference to discuss the South Capitol Gateway Study and the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: The Pump House at 1st and Potomac Streets, SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-4131

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 2:45 p.m.

EVENT: SEN. ED KENNEDY, D-MA, AND IRISH PRIME MINISTER BERTIE AHERN hold a news conference.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: S-211, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-2633

WEB ADDRESS: sen.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a Book Forum "Drug War Addiction."

WHO: The speakers are:

Author, Sheriff Bill Masters, San Miguel County, Colorado

William Otis, Former Federal Prosecutor

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Central Asia-Caucasus Institute holds a lecture entitled "Georgia: Stability Menaced?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Kenneth Yalowitz, former U.S. ambassador to Georgia

William Courney, former U.S. ambassador to Georgia

Irakly Areshidze, visiting fellow at the SAIS

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND AND CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS hold a reception announcing Oracle's grant for education and technology.

WHO: The speakers are:

William Gray, president, UNCF

Larry Ellison, president, Oracle Corp.

Rep. Eddie Bernie Johnson, D-TX

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: B-369 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-703-305-3454

WEB ADDRESS: uncf.org

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY presents fourth annual Grotius Lecture featuring Moises Naim, editor Foreign Policy Magazine; Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, former general counsel, CIA, Department of Defense, State Department; AU Law International Legal Studies Program, American Society of International Law.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Elliott School of International Affairs presents a lecture Welling Visiting Professor and Cold War expert John Lewis Gaddis.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 301- 994-3087

WEB ADDRESS:gwu.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS hold its fifth annual awards gala honoring Celebrating Legislative Service to the Hispanic Community.

WHO: Honorees include:

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-CT

Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-TX

Program Participants:

Rep. Robert Menendez, D-NJ

Rep. Hilda Solis, D-CA

Jorge Santini, Mayor, San Juan, PR

Rick Dovalina, LULAC National President

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: J W Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-833-6130

WEB ADDRESS: lulac.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a book release for Terrorism and Business: The Impact of September 11 featuring authors Dean C. Alexander and Yonah Alexander.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 1516 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Quebecois trio Matapat delighting audiences of all ages with their infectious French-Canadian music and dance.

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Israeli writer David Grossman reveals the character of antiquarian book dealer Yair Einhorn through his amorous letters in "In My Knife."

DATE: March 13, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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