- The Washington Times - Friday, February 22, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Biotechnology conference 9 a.m. The Wilberforce Forum and the Council for Biotechnology Policy present a one-day conference, "A Christian Vision for the Biotech Century." Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/478-0100, Ext. 3254.

America's foundations lecture 3 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a lecture on "America's Foundations: The Troubling Gap Between Their Promise and Their Performance." The speaker is Reynold Levy, president of the International Rescue Committee. Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Is in China, where he meets with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji in Beijing, addresses students at Xinhua University, and visits the Great Wall of China before departing for the United States.


VICE PRESIDENT

Not available.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the White House Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy Commission. Location: Plaza I and II Conference Rooms, DoubleTree Hotel Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/435-7592.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

Reading conference all day The Education Department holds the final "Reading Leadership Academies." Education leaders from 19 states and territories participate.

Highlights 11 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Location: Cotillion Ballroom, Marriott Wardman Park, 2669 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Eid-Al-Adha festival all day The All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Dar Al-Hijrah, Masjid Muhammad and the Manassas Mosque present the Eid-Al-Adha festival to mark the close of the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Location: D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. Contact: 703/624-6352.

Agricultural outlook forum 8:15 a.m. The Agriculture Department presents its 78th agricultural outlook forum. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Chechnya briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Human Rights in Chechnya: An Eyewitness Report." Oleg Orlov, Human Rights Center "Memorial" board chairman. Location: fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Sustainable development summit discussion 9 a.m. Fenton Communications presents a media breakfast to urge President George W. Bush to attend the Aug. 26-Sept. 4 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, and assess top priorities for the summit. The participants include: John Adams, Natural Resources Defense Council; Christopher Flavin, Worldwatch Institute; Robert Musil, Physicians for Social Responsibility; John Passacantando, Greenpeace USA; Kathleen Rogers, Earthday Network; Stephen Roady, Oceana; and Fred O'Fagan, International Fund for Animal Welfare. Location: Holmes Room, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel. Contact:202/822-5200, ext. 228.

Health reform discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents "The Economics of Health Reform: Can We Do Better Next Time?" The speaker is Jesse Hixson, American Medical Association. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Consumer Price Index briefing 10 a.m. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a briefing on a new supplemental Consumer Price Index, the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U). Location: Conference Center Rooms 1-2, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5902.

Americans for Peace Now news conference 10 a.m. Americans for Peace Now holds a news conference to discuss the issue of incitement to violence and school textbooks in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.

Super searcher lecture 11:30 a.m. The Library of Congress Science, Technology and Business Division presents a noontime lecture, "Tips from a Super Searcher." The speaker is Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Service, and author of "Super Searchers Cover the World" and "Mining for Gold on the Internet." Location: West Dining Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents "Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World," a 1994 HBO Sports film about the life of the first black tennis player to capture a Grand Slam title who also was a noted civil and human rights advocate before his 1993 death from AIDS. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Involuntary servitude case lecture noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "'United States vs. Alex Mishulovich:' A Case Study of a Prosecution Under the Involuntary Servitude Statute, 18 U.S.C. 1584." The speaker is Terry Kinney, federal prosecutor from Chicago. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Democracy in Cuba discussion noon The International Republican Institute hosts a Democracy in Cuba event. Cuban democracy activists discuss ideas for democratic change in Cuba, with Maritza Lugo Fernandez, former vice president of the 30th of November Democratic Party of Cuba, and Ramon Humberto Colas Castillo, founder, Pinos Nuevos Movement of Cuba, discussing democracy in Cuba. Location: Eighth floor, 1225 I St. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450. Note: RSVP requested.

Federal Home Loan Banks forum noon The National Neighborhood Coalition holds its monthly forum on the role of the Federal Home Loan Banks in affordable housing and community development. The speaker is Alfred DelliBovi, president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, and chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Presidents' Housing and Community Development Committee. Location: Second floor, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

"Kids in Health Care" program 1 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department sponsors a program, "Kids in Health Care," to encourage students to consider careers in the health care field. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Education Secretary Rod Paige participate. Location: Jefferson Junior High School, 801 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Book discussion 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a book launch and discussion on "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word." The participants include: Randall Kennedy, Harvard University law professor and the book's author; and Marilyn McKenzie, founder/interim director of George Mason University's African American Studies Program. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.


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