- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Education Department meeting 10 a.m. The Education Department sponsors a meeting to discuss details of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, concentrating on requirements of the law and improved student performance. Education Secretary Rod Page and superintendents and school board members from the nation's largest urban school systems participate. Location: Ballroom, Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Nuclear waste disposal news conference 1 p.m. The Nuclear Energy Institute sponsors a news conference to discuss President Bush's decision approving underground disposal at Yucca Mountain, Nev., of used fuel from nuclear power plants and high-level radioactive waste from U.S. defense programs. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/739-8000.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with American and Japanese business leaders in Tokyo, addresses the Japanese Diet, meets with the emperor and empress of Japan, and departs for Seoul.

VICE PRESIDENT
Travels to California for an appearance on "The Tonight Show."

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions, release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket No. 00-1214: Alabama v. Shelton; Docket No. 00-1770: Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker, consolidated with Docket No. 00-1781: Oakland Housing v. Rucker. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not in session for Presidents Day district work period. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session for Presidents Day district work period. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
HIV/AIDS crisis conference all day Prescription for Hope presents a conference of Christians from six continents on the international HIV/AIDS crisis.
Highlights 8:15 a.m. the Rev. Angelo D'Agostino, Nairobi, Kenya, president emeritus of the Nyumbani Children of God Institute, "Second Wave Epidemic the Orphan Crisis."
10:45 a.m.
Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, "Implementing a Coordinated Plan for Success."
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 770/813-0000, Ext. 211.
Defense conference all day The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics holds its "Defense 2002 Conference: Excellence." Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz speaks at 12:30 p.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/264-7500.
Survey release 8:30 a.m. … The National Crime Prevention Council hosts the release of a survey, "Youth United for a Stronger America," a march, a rally and a concert. Location: Arlington Ballroom, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington (8:30 a.m. survey release); and Pentagon City Mall (end of the 9:30 a.m. march and site of the 10 a.m. concert and rally). Contact: 202/261-4120.
Air pollutants conference 9:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) hosts an AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies conference, "Regulating Air Pollutants from Power Plants: What Is Sensible?" Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman delivers a keynote address at 12:15 p.m. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
AIDS origin briefing 10 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment congressional briefing on "'Bushmeat' and the Origin of HIV/AIDS: A Case Study of Biodiversity, Population Pressures and Human Health." Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs conference 10 a.m. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs presents its 2002 annual plenum. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman participates. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/265-3000.
Terrorism lecture noon The Middle East Institute presents a lecture, "The U.S. Campaign Against Terrorism: Insights from the Arab World," by Ziad Asali, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Book lecture noon The James Madison Project presents a lecture on the book "The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History." The speaker is David Vise, Washington Post reporter and the book's author. Location: Eighth Floor, Ropes & Gray, 1301 K St. NW. Contact: 202/371-6626.
Diabetes news conference 1 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department hosts a news conference to announce findings of a consumer survey on diabetes. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Christopher Saudek, American Diabetes Association president, participate. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
Warner campaign kickoff 2:30 p.m. The Fairfax County Republican Committee holds a news conference and rally to kick off the state's senior Republican senator's 2002 re-election campaign. Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, participates. Location: Crystal City Marriott Hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/256-0202.
Peacekeeping lecture 4 p.m. Georgetown University sponsors its 2002 O'Brien Lecture in International Law and Morality: "The Capabilities and Limits of Peacekeeping." The speaker is Abiodun Williams, director of strategic planning for the Secretary-General's Executive Office of the United Nations. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
European Union lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Latest Developments in the European Union," by Francois Bujon de l'Estang, French ambassador. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Holocaust commemoration 7 p.m. Montgomery College holds its 2002 Holocaust commemoration. The participants include: Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican; and Ruth Kloger, author of "Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered." Location: Theater Arts Arena, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Contact: 202/226-4073 or 301/279-5000.
U.S. Soccer Foundation dinner 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Soccer Foundation hosts "A Decade of U.S. Soccer" gala dinner. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-7200.
Media coverage forum 8 p.m. American University's School of Communications presents a forum, "Covering the West Wing: Drawing the Battle Lines for 2002." Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.



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