- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 1, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Bush presidency discussion 3 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion of the Bush presidency and what to expect from the new administration. The speaker is Stephen Wayne, professor of government at Georgetown University. Location: Sellinger Lounge, Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5558.

'Bad ideas' forum 6 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum presents a discussion, "Bad Ideas Have Bad Consequences: How Modern Intellectuals Have Corrupted American Institutions." The participants include Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute, author of "The Burden of Bad Ideas"; and Dr. Sally Satel, psychiatrist and author of "PC MD: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

PRESIDENT BUSH

7:40 a.m. Attends the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

7:40 a.m. Attends the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on the value of new construction put in place for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting, "Adenoviral Vector Safety." Location: Wilson Auditorium, Building 1, National Institutes of Health, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-0684.

1 p.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a workshop of the Adenoviral Standards Working Group to discuss the scientific and technological issues related to developing voluntary industry reference standards for adenoviral vectors used to deliver human gene therapies. Location: Conference rooms A, B and C, Building 29B, National Institutes of Health, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-0684.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on American Airlines' proposed acquisition of Trans World Airlines and part of DC Air. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, "High Risk: Human Capital in the Federal Government." David Walker, comptroller general, General Accounting Office, testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Health-policy conference 8:30 a.m. The Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and the Health Affairs journal present the first "National Health Policy Conference: Critical Issues for a New Administration." The luncheon speaker is Dr. Francis Collins, National Human Genome Research Institute, who will discuss "A Health care Revolution: How Advances in Genomics and Technology Will Change Health Care in the New Century." Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Russian press-freedom briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "How Free is the Press in Putin's Russia?" The speaker is Ann Cooper, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Comnet conference 9 a.m. Comnet presents a conference and expo, Comnet 2001, "Building Business Value through Intelligent Networks."

Highlights 9 a.m. Dennis Strigl, president/CEO of Verizon Wireless, keynote address.

11:30 a.m. Town meeting: "Telecommunications Policy and Regulation in the New Administration."

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 212/445-8201.

Bunche symposium 9 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a symposium, "The Legacy of Ralph Bunche." Location: Room 119, Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/707-9189.

"State of the States" briefing 9:30 a.m. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association presents its eighth annual "State of the States" media briefing on state legislative activity regarding health care issues. Location: 1310 G St. NW. Contact: 202/626-4818.

Exhibit 10 a.m. The National Museum of Health and Medicine opens an exhibition, "The Changing Face of Women's Health." Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue at Elder Street NW. Contact: 202/782-2672.

Engineering prize announcement 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the announcement of the first recipients of the Russ Prize for Engineering. The participants include Robert Glidden, Ohio University president; Dick Robe, former dean of the Russ College of Engineering; and a National Academy of Engineering representative. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Document display 10 a.m. The National Archives presents an African American History Month special document display of a wage roll page and promissory note documenting the work done by black slaves on building the White House and U.S. Capitol. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Congressional Privacy Caucus news conference 10 a.m. The Congressional Privacy Caucus holds a news conference to announce its new co-chairman. Location: Capitol, Senate Press Gallery. Contact: 202/224-6518.

Aviation summit 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an aviation summit on critical air-transportation problems. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Human rights discussion 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Conscience hosts a panel discussion on the human rights situation in Chechnya. Location: Classroom B, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0422.

Labor standards forum noon The Economic Strategy Institute presents a luncheon forum, "Labor Standards and Trade: Reconcilable Differences?" with the release of its report, "Labor Standards in the Global Trading System." The participants include Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat; Thea Lee, AFL-CIO assistant public-policy director; and Bruce Stokes, National Journal columnist. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/289-1288.

Macedonia discussion noon The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion, "Macedonia: The Key to Balkan Stability." The speaker is Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Summit of the Americas news conferences noon The Organization of American States (OAS) holds two news conferences on the upcoming Summit of the Americas.

Highlights noon "Issues at the Upcoming Summit of the Americas."

1 p.m. Cesar Gaviria, OAS secretary-general, "Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission."

Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Poland's security policy lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a lecture, "Poland's Security Policy." The speaker is Jerzy Stancyzk, Polish Academy of Sciences. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Honor cordon 12:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds an honor cordon for Canadian Minister of National Defense Arthur Eggleton. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Pentagon river entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Middle East discussion 4 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion, "Prospects for Prosperity and Freedom in the Middle East." The speaker is Tarek Heggy of Tana Group, an Egyptian businessman, scholar and liberal thinker. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Russia's economic-boom discussion 4:45 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, "Can Russia's Economic Boom Last?" Anders Aslund, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, participates. Location: Herter Room, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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