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Today's Events In Washington

04/16/2001
on 4/16/01.

PRESIDENT BUSH - President and Mrs. Bush participate in White House Easter Egg Roll, South Lawn, White House; delivers remarks to The U.S. Chamber of Commerce; meets with the president of Chile, Oval Office, White House. VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY - Unavailable. US Senate: Not in session. US House: Not in session. Other: EGG ROLL _ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The White House holds the annual Easter Egg Roll for children three to six years old accompanied by an adult, with free timed tickets distributed four per person beginning at 7 a.m. from the visitor pavilion on the Ellipse south of the White House. Education Secretary Rod Paige attends at 11:30 a.m. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez will give a reading in Spanish from the Dr. Seuss classic ''Green Eggs and Ham.'' An Easter Egg Roll Concert is held at 1:30 p.m. by the U.S. Navy Band performing on the White House south lawn. PRIVACY _ 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The George Washington University Executive Master of Science in Information Systems (EMIS) Program sponsors a discussion on ''Privacy in the Information Age.'' Highlights: 9:30 a.m. John Carson and William Money, EMIS. 9:35 a.m. John Flannery, forum facilitator. 9:45 a.m. Panel 1, Susannah Fox, Pew Internet; Kenneth Glueck, Oracle Corp.; Frank Torres III, Consumers Union; Robert Atkinson, Progressive Policy Institute; John Scheibel, Yahoo!; Douglas Miller, America Online; Christopher Hankin, Sun Microsystems. 10:55 a.m. Panel 2, Chris Hoofnagle, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Stephen Ryan, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; Rick Lane, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy & Technology; Brian Adkins, Information Technology Industry Council; John Sabo, Privacy and Trust Initiatives for Computer Associates; Conrad Herrmann, co-founder, Zone Labs, Inc. 1 p.m. Keynote speaker Bettina Gregory, ABC News, ''Privacy and the Media.' ' Location: George Washington University Virginia Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Suite 321, Ashburn, Va. CHILE _ 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts Ricardo Lagos Escobar, president of Chile, and Nicolas Eyzaguirre, Chilean minister of finance, discussing the prospects for bilateral trade at an International Forum Breakfast. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Hall of Flags, 1615 H St. NW. VETERANS-CLAIMS _ 9 a.m. Veterans Administration Secretary Anthony Principi signs a charter of commission studying delays in veterans claims, including a media availability. Location: Bradley Conference Room, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. PUBLIC EDUCATION _ 9:30 a.m. Education Week and Public Education Network hold a briefing to release a national survey they commissioned, ''Action for All: The Public's Responsibility for Public Education,'' with Wendy Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network; Virginia Edwards, publisher, Education Week; and Celinda Lake, president of the pollling firm of Lake Snell Perry & Associates. A discussion of public responsibility for public education follows, with Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.; Diana Lam, superintendent, Providence, R.I., public schools; and Deborah Wadsworth, president, Public Agenda. Location: National Press Club. TAX DAY RALLY _ Noon. Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., joins representatives from groups including Americans for Tax Reform, the Heritage Foundation, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and others for a ''Tax Day Rally'' held in conjunction with dozens of rallies across the country for tax relief. Location: U.S. Capitol, House Triangle. TAX CUT RALLY _ 2 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts President Bush at a National Tax Cut Rally to discuss what the Chamber calls his tax relief plan for working families and small businesses. The rally is carried live via satellite to local chambers of commerce around the country. Note: Camera crews need to be set up no later than 10:15 a.m. All other press must be in the building by 12:30 p.m. Location: U.S. Chamber Headquarters, 1615 H St. NW.