- The Washington Times - Friday, February 15, 2002


Reading conference 8:45 a.m. The Education Department hosts the second of three Reading Leadership Academies to prepare for President Bush's Reading First program aimed at helping states and school districts provide reading instruction based on scientific research. Highlights 8:45 a.m. Early Reading First, leadership and state planning sessions. 11:30 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, luncheon speaker. Location: Colonial Room, Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Business and Professional Women conference all day Business and Professional Women/U.S.A. hosts a 2002 Policy and Action Conference on "Workplace Equity and Work-Life Balance." Highlights 10 a.m. "The Juggling Game: Reconciling Work and Family Responsibilities." 2 p.m. "Balance or Burnout: Getting Control of Your Life." 3:45 p.m. "Equal Pay Day 2002: Solutions and Tactics" and "Take the Plunge: Running for Political Office." Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Indexes for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its report on industrial production and capacity utilization for January 2002. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the cyberinfrastructure advisory committee. Location: Room 1150, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7093.


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


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10:30 a.m. Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds hearing on "The President's Management Agenda: Getting Agencies from Red to Green." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Tobacco prevention conference 8 a.m. The National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention presents the First National Hispanic/Latino Conference on Tobacco Prevention and Control. Location: Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/265-8054.

Science and technology policy seminar 9 a.m. Presidential Classroom presents its Science, Technology and Public Policy Program for about 200 high school students.

Highlights 9 a.m. Richard Crouch, former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut, "Science and Technology Policy An Astronaut's View."

Location: Salons A, B and G, Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/328-6521.

National Farmers Union news conference 10 a.m. The National Farmers Union holds a news conference to release new statistics on the concentration of agricultural markets. Leland Swenson, National Farmers Union president, participates. Location: 400 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/314-3104.

Report release 10:30 a.m. The ImpacTeen Illicit Drug Team holds a media briefing to release its report and reference guide, "Illicit Drug Policies: Selected Laws from 50 States." The participants include: Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, senior vice president/director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Group; Frank Chaloupka, ImpacTeen director; Duane McBride, ImpacTeen principal investigator; Jamie Chriqui, ImpacTeen legislative database director; and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, ImpacTeen co-principal investigator. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Jordanian women lecture 11 a.m. Georgetown University presents "Jordanian Women and Political Empowerment." The speaker is Abla Amawi, Jordanian Office of the U.N. Development Program. Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Boat show noon The Washington Boat Show Inc. presents its 41st Annual Washington Boat Show. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/823-7960.

Georgia news conference 2 p.m. Former Georgian officials, including Zurab Zhvania, former chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, hold a news conference to address the democratic challenges facing that country. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. 202/387-9153.

Animal rights conference 6:30 p.m. The Student Animal Rights Alliance and American University's Animal Rights Effort present "Liberation Now! The National Student Animal Rights Conference."

Highlights 7:15 p.m. Carol Adams, author of "The Sexual Politics of Meat," slide show.

Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Ancient Egypt lecture 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents an illustrated lecture, "Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt." The speaker is Chahira Kozma, Georgetown University professor. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

President's Day Weekend kickoff 7:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents "A Presidential Evening," an event which begins President's Day Weekend at the Smithsonian. James Whitmore, award-winning actor who portrayed presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Harry Truman, is interviewed by Dwight Blocker Bowers, cultural historian at the National Museum of America History. Location: Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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