- The Washington Times - Monday, February 25, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Generic drugs news conference 9:30 a.m. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and others hold a news conference to challenge the assault by the generic drug industry to kill the research that leads to medical breakthroughs. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/835-3467.
INS detainees discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on a "Report of Amnesty International's Visit to Post-September 11 INS Detainees." Jillian Kong-Sivert, Amnesty International, participates. Location: Room 200, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

PRESIDENT BUSH
2 p.m. Meets with the National Governors' Association, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases its report on January sales of existing homes. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the pharmaceutical advisory committee's process analytical technologies subcommittee. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket number 01-46: Federal Maritime Commission vs. South Carolina State Ports Authority; and Docket number 01-298: Lapides vs. Board of Regents of University of Georgia. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at noon. 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
Legislative conference all day The Veterans of Foreign Wars holds its national legislative conference. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/543-2239.
National Governors' Association meeting all day The National Governors' Association holds its 2002 winter meeting.
Highlights 10:45 a.m. Michigan Gov. John Engler and Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton, news conference.
2 p.m. President Bush and Cabinet members meet with governors, White House.
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.
Indians conference all day The National Congress of American Indians holds its annual midwinter meeting under the theme: "Tribes Take Action." An opening news conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.
Hatch-Waxman Act news conference 9 a.m. Business for Affordable Medicine holds a news conference to urge Congress to reform the federal Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act (Hatch-Waxman Act) this year in order to stop drug manufacturers' anti-competitive actions that delay lower-cost generic pharmaceuticals access. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/966-0440.
Tax increase news conference noon Republicans United for Tax Relief holds a news conference to protest the expected 15 percent increase in Fairfax County real estate taxes. Location: Rooms 4 and 5, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Contact: 703/980-6278.
Russian children discussion noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on "Homeless Children in Russia: Legal Remedies or Rhetoric." The speaker is Sally Stoecker from American University's Transnational Crime and Corruption Center. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee briefing noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee news briefing. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Fuel economy standards discussion noon The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion, "Fuel Economy Standards: Do They Work? Do They Kill?" Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Survey release noon The American Academy of Actuaries holds a news conference and luncheon briefing to release findings of a survey on Americans' post-retirement risks knowledge and attitudes. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.
Afghan women lecture noon Georgetown University presents a lecture, "The Situation of Afghan Women and Work on Their Behalf," by Nasrine Gross, activist and author. Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Islam lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a lecture on "Veils of Ignorance: Islam, Development and the West." The speaker is Safaa El Tayeb, World Bank. Location: Room 507, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Cigarette taxes news conference 12:45 p.m. The American Medical Association sponsors a news conference by its Smokeless States National Tobacco Policy Initiative to discuss state actions to increase cigarette excise taxes to reduce smoking by youths and to generate state revenues. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/944-7398.
Drugs and terrorism discussion 2:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Drugs and Terrorism." The speaker is John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Conservative Caucus news conference 4 p.m. The Conservative Caucus holds a news conference to protest the scheduled meeting of President Bush with Angola's communist dictator Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. Howard Phillips, chairman of the Conservative Caucus, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Award ceremony 6:30 p.m. The National Guard Bureau hosts a ceremony to bestow the MG G.V. Sonny Montgomery Award. The recipient is Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican. Location: 325 Senate Russell Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4774.
Overseas reporting discussion 7 p.m. American University holds a panel discussion on the risky business of overseas reporting. Location: Gianni Lounge, second floor, Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.
Black maleness lecture 7 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a lecture titled "Envy, Triumph and Pain: An Exploration of Black Maleness." The speaker is Ellis Cose, author and contributing editor at Newsweek. Location: Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.



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