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EVENTS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES holds its Congressional City Conference

AGENDA: Highlights:

Hill visits

8 a.m. -- Sen. Party Murray, D-WA

9:30 a.m. -- Mel Watts, D-NC

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-626-3000

WEB ADDRESS: nlc.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: Veterans of Foreign Wars holds its legislative conference

AGENDA: Highlight:

11 a.m. -- Tom Ridge Homeland Security Secretary

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Bill Smith, 202-543-2239

WEB ADDRESS: vfw.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION holds its legislative conference.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: J W Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-898-4038 or 202-898-4039

WEB ADDRESS: apta.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN COMMUNITY BANKERS holds its legislative conference

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

D. Russell Taylor, Chairman, America's Community Bankers

ACB -- COMPAC

F. Weller Meyer, Chairman, COMPAC

PRIORITY ISSUES BRIEFING

Ed Norris, Chairman, GAC

D. Russell Taylor, Chairman, ACB

Diane M. Casey, President and CEO

Robert R. Davis, Managing Director

DEPOSIT INSURANCE REFORM

Donald E. Powell, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

GSES AND REGULATORY REFORM

Richard Baker, Chairman, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and GSEs

FHLB SYSTEM ISSUES

John T. Korsmo, Chairman, Federal Housing Finance Board

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Rosario Marin, Treasurer, Department of the Treasury

HOUSING FINANCE AND RESPA REFORM

Mel R. Martinez, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development

ECONOMIC INITIATIVES

John Snow, Secretary-Designate, Department of the Treasury

A CHARTER FOR ALL SEASONS

James E. Gilleran, Director, Office of Thrift Supervision

ACB GAME PLAN

Diane M. Casey, President, America's Community Bankers

DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: James Landrith, 202-857-3136

WEB ADDRESS: acbankers.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL eBusiness Morning Forum on eBusiness Transformation of the Telecom Industry featuring Vinton Cerf, Sr. Vice President for Architecture and Technology, WorldCom.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: SAIC Conference Center, 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a program entitled What's up Down Under? The US-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jan Adams, Minister-Counselor (Commercial), Embassy of Australia;

Greg Doud, Chief Economist, National Cattleman's Beef Association;

R.D. Folsom, Executive Director, American-Australian Free Trade Agreement Coalition;

Ralph Ives, AUSTR for Asia-Pacific and APEC Affairs, Office of the USTR

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: Oceanic Suites A&B, Ronald Regan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, D.C,

CONTACT: 202- 312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a Black Coffee Briefings on the War in Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

Norman J. Ornstein, AEI resident scholar, on Congressional perspective

Radek Sikorski, AEI resident fellow and director of the New Atlantic Initiative, on the future of our European allies

Qubad Talabany, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, on Iraq's Kurdish population

Michael Vickers, military analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, on Military preparations

Danielle Pletka: Moderator

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: - INFORMATION POLICY INSTITUTE will host a conference on the impact of media concentration and consolidation on local markets.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Cooper of the Consumer Federation of America

Stephen Effros of Effros Communications

Neal Bocian of Prime Communications

Raúl Alarcón of Spanish Broadcast Systems

Jim Winston of the National Association of Black-owned Broadcasters

Jack Goodman of the National Association of Broadcasters

Dr. Benjamin Compaine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tony Sanders of Inside Radio

Dr. Michael Turner of the Information Policy Institute. Gene Kimmelman of Consumers Union will deliver closing remarks.

DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: 212-629-4557

WEB ADDRESS: infopolicy.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Challenges of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Iraq."

WHO: The speakers are:

Kenneth Bacon, president and CEO of Refugees International, Patrick

Clawson, deputy director of the Washington Institute for Near East

Policy, and Bathsheba Crocker, Council on Foreign Relations fellow,

DATE: DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9:30a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds Macroeconomic Forum entitled Do Budget Deficits Matter? The pane will examine a variety of questions regarding the effects of deficits on the economy: Do budget deficits matter? Under what circumstances and what time horizons are they good, bad, or neutral? How important are they to strong economic growth?

WHO: The speakers are:

Eric M. Engen, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

William G. Gale, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, and the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair, The Brookings Institution; Co-director, Tax Policy Center

Rudolph G. Penner, Senior Fellow and the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair, Urban Institute; Former Director, Congressional Budget Office (1983-87)

Charles L. Schultze, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Economic Studies

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL CENTER ON ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE at Columbia University and Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare hold a news conference to release the results of CASA's evaluation of the Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison (DTAP) Program.

AGENDA: CASA has conducted a five-year assessment of the DTAP program developed in 1990 by Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. The program provides 15 to 24 months of residential drug treatment, vocational training, and social and mental health services to drug-addicted, nonviolent repeat offenders who face mandatory punishment under New York State's second felony offender law. DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: 212/841-5260

WEB ADDRESS: casa.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTURY COUNCIL holds a news conference to discuss the release of Alcohol 101 Plus(TM) where a user can "virtually" drink and learn about how alcohol affects their individual blood alcohol concentration and how long it takes for their BAC to return to zero; an interactive game developed by SONY, b4udrink, which tests a user's

knowledge about alcohol; and, a "Virtual Brain," which conveys information about how alcohol affects the brain.

AGENDA: Highlight:

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Constantine "Deno" Curris, President, American Association of State Colleges and

Universities

David Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of

Public Health at George Mason University

John Thompson, former Head Coach, Georgetown Basketball, and Member, Basketball Hall of

Fame

Susan Molinari, Chairman of The Century Council

DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: 212-593-6353

WEB ADDRESS: centurycouncil.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program to discuss the current debate over U.S.-EU trade relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

Gerard Depayre, Deputy Chief of Mission, EU Delegation to Washington

Jean-Francois Boittin, Minister for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Embassy of France

Cathy Novelli, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, for Europe & the Mediterranean

Sherman Katz, CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 11:15 a.m.

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WHIP STENY HOYER, D-MD, will hold his regular pen and pad briefing.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: H-306 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-225-3130

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WHIP STENY HOYER, D-MD, AND THE BLUE DOG COALITION hold a press conference to address the need to raise the debt limit for the second time in a year following years of budget surpluses, and the damaging consequences of President Bush's fiscally irresponsible budget plan to the nation's economy.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: HC-09 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-225-3130

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CLEAN AIR TRUST holds a luncheon briefing releasing a new report that looks at the congressional movers and shakers and asks: Who's in charge of our national clean air policy in Congress?

DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-785-9625/ 202-262-6026 (cell)

WEB ADDRESS: cleanairtrust.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JAPAN INFORMATION ACCESS PROJECT book discussion with David E. Kaplan, co-author YAKUZA: Japan's Criminal Underworld.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: Law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP 1900 K Street, NW,

Suite 100, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-822-6040,

WEB ADDRESS: japanonline.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION AND TECH CENTRAL STATION hold a lunch discussion on environmental policy entitled Skeptical Environmentalism: The Nasty Battle Between Ideology and Empiricism in Environmental Debates.

WHO: The speakers are:

Bjorn Lomborg, Director, Danish Institute for Environmental Assessment

Author, The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

Michael Lind, Whitehead Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

James K. Glassman, Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, host, TechCentralStation.com

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Frances Kissling, President of Catholics for a Free Choice, who has been with this organization since 1982, working to advance reproductive health, women's rights, and the strengthening of civil society through research, education, and policy analysis.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: TEAMSTERS UNION AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS hold a rally and news conference to discuss unmanned locomotives.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: Federal Railroad Admin. 1120 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-624-6911

WEB ADDRESS: teamsters.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Afternoon Newsmaker" news program featuring Three Representatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM): Mayor Jamie Lim, Timmins, Ontario (Chairman, FCM Softwood Task Force); Mayor Philippe Barette, Temiscaming, Quebec and Mayor Colin Kinsley, Prince George, British Columbia, discussing "The Canadian Position on the Softwood Lumber Dispute with the U.S."

DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE hosts a briefing on Asylum and Security in Europe.

AGENDA: A year after 9-11, a handful of people were arrested in the UK on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack using the chemical ricin, and were found to have been 'asylum seekers,' precipitating public calls for the closure of the asylum entry route.

WHO: The speakers are:

John Morrison, Head of Campaigns and Community Affairs for The Body Shop International

Joanne van Selm, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (moderator)

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1400 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Ana Claros, 202-266-1940

WEB ADDRESS: migrationpolicy.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features presents 2003 National Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra Day featuring Emil de Cou conducting Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, with NSO members plus 65 students.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY International Speaker Program presents Thailand Ambassador to the U.S. Sakthip Krairiksh and his wife Benchapa Krairiksh discussing their perspective on Thailand, touching upon its history, geography, arts, culture and religion.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-2355

WEB ADDRESS:gwu.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Lucy Barber discussing and signing copies of Marching On Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition which traces how such mass mobilizations have "transformed the capital," into a national stage for American citizens to participate directly in national politics."

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Gunston Hall Plantation hosts the annual Liberty Lecture Series entitled "The Right to Keep and Bear Arms," will examine the Second Amendment, or Article II of the U.S. Bill of Rights, which declares "a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

WHO: The speakers are:

Mathew Nosanchuk, Violence Policy Center

Robert Levy, The Cato Institute

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

CONTACT: 703-993-8782

WEB ADDRESS: georgemason.edu

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