- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Faith-based initiatives discussion 1:30 p.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life presents a panel discussion of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives' first year. A report on the office will be released. Location: Choate Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5078.
Bush year forum 7:30 p.m. American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds a forum on "The Promise and Performance of President Bush: An Assessment of the First Year." Location: Room 1, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

In South Korea, where he meets with South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, visits American troops at the DMZ and the Dor San train station, and attends a reception and dinner in his honor.
Continues his trip to California.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for January 2002. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a public meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Location: Lobby Conference Room, 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-2864 or 301/415-1123.
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket No. 00-1751: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris, consolidated with Docket No. 00-1777: Hanna Perkins School vs. Simmons-Harris and Docket No. 00-1779: Taylor vs. Simmons-Harris; Docket No. 00-8452: Atkins vs. Virginia. 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. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
HIV/AIDS crisis conference all day Prescription for Hope presents a conference of Christians from six continents on the international HIV/AIDS crisis. The speakers include Janet Museveni, first lady of Uganda, and Rev. Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse president. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 770/813-0000, Ext. 211.
Science forum 8:30 a.m. The Food and Drug Administration presents its 2002 science forum, "FDA: Building a Multidisciplinary Foundation," covering FDA oversight for bioengineered food, tissue-engineered health care products, genetic research, bioterrorism and other issues. Rita Colwell, National Science Foundation director, speaks at 9 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 301/827-4591.
League of Conservation Voters news conference 10 a.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a news conference to release its "2001 National Environmental Scorecard," featuring environmental voting records of each member of Congress. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-8683, Ext. 599.
School vouchers rally 10:30 a.m. Education, civil rights and religious organizations hold a People for the American Way-sponsored rally to support public education and reaffirm opposition to school vouchers. Location: Eastern front of the Capitol grounds, adjacent to First St. NE. Contact: 202/467-4999.
Capital spending discussion 11 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a panel discussion on the outlook for capital spending. Location: Industry Room, Suite 600, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Birth-defects telephone news conference 11 a.m. The Trust for America's Health holds a telephone news conference to discuss its new report, "Birth Defects Tracking and Prevention: Too Many States Are Not Making the Grade." Location: Dial 800/354-6885 (no password required). Contact: 202/777-3504.
School choice rally 11:15 a.m. The Institute for Justice, D.C. Parents for School Choice, Cleveland Parents for School Choice and the Black Alliance for Educational Options hold a rally to support school choice while the Supreme Court hears arguments on Cleveland school-choice program constitutionality in Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris. Location: Front Steps, U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/955-1300, Ext. 205.
Global warming news conference 11:30 a.m. A coalition of environmental and labor groups holds a news conference to call for action to combat global warming while protecting economic security for workers and the economy. Location: Suite 200, Qwest Studios, 1919 M St. NW. Contact: 202/265-3000.
Welfare reform summit noon The David and Lucile Packard Foundation hosts a national summit on the effects of welfare reform on children, featuring release of its journal, "The Future of Children." Location: Murrow, White and Lisagor Rooms, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.
Norton speech 12:30 p.m. Interior Secretary Gale Norton addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "New Environmentalism," and making a Refugee Centennial Commission members announcement. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
China discussion 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a luncheon, featuring Thomas Rawski, University of Pittsburgh, speaking on "China's Economy: Turning Point Looking." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Communication policy discussion 1 p.m. Georgetown University presents a discussion, "The Future of United States' International Communication Policy." Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Health briefing 2:30 p.m. The Coalition for the Advancement of Health Through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research presents a congressional briefing on "Promoting Health in a Stressful World," citing Institute of Medicine and National Research Council reports on emerging health research in social and behavioral sciences. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/842-3525 or 202/225-5341.
Lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "The Emerging Technology Triumvirate: China, Taiwan and the United States," by Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Lecture 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a discussion on "The Rise and Fall of the Dot.Coms" and book signing on "Dot.Con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold." John Cassidy, New Yorker economics/finance reporter, and the book's author, participates. Location: Room 3037, Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Glenn speech 8 p.m. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum hosts the 2002 Wernher von Braun Memorial Lecture on the 40th anniversary of the first American orbital flight. The speaker is former Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Democrat, the astronaut who manned the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft in 1962. Location: Langley Imax Theater, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-1552.

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