- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2002


Children's health survey 9 a.m. The National Academy for State Health Policy holds a media briefing to release its findings on a survey of 4,000 families participating in the state children's health insurance program, citing states' problems in keeping children enrolled and reasons why children leave the program. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-6889 or 301/652-1558.

War crimes lecture noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture titled "War Crimes Against Women: Sudan and Afghanistan." The speaker is Theresa Taylor, executive director of Survivors' Rights International. Location: Conference Room 500, SAIS, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.


Travels to Denver, Colo., and Salt Lake City, Utah, where he will participate in the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies.


10 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on wholesale trade for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the equal opportunities in science and engineering committee. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8741.


Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations, including that of Nancy Dorn to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


Meets at 10 a.m. in pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


National Conference of State Legislatures meeting all day The National Conference of State Legislatures holds a leader-to-leader meeting.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. "The Federal '03 Budget: Outlook for States."

12:15 p.m. Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security, Leaders Plenary Luncheon.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.

National Conference of Lieutenant Governors meeting 8 a.m. The National Conference of Lieutenant Governors holds its federal meeting. The luncheon speaker is Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, who discusses "Terrorism in a New America."

Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 859/244-8173.

Ukraine briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Is Ukraine Ready for a New Generation of Leaders?" Valeriy Khoroshkovsky, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, participates. Location: fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Urban revitalization conference 8:30 a.m. Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute presents its Eighth Annual Student Conference on Urban Revitalization. Location: Salons F and H, Leavey Conference Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Energy discussion 9 a.m. The Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association host an Energy Newsmaker Breakfast featuring Nora Mead Brownell, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commissioner. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-8561.

Budget discussion 9 a.m. The Defense Week presents an on-the-record media breakfast, featuring remarks on the president's fiscal 2003 Defense Budget proposal. The speaker is Rep. Jerry Lewis, Califronia Republican. Location: Suite 1003, King Publishing Group, 1325 G St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9714.

Campaign finance reform briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution, the Joyce Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, and the Open Society Institute present a media briefing on "The Renewed House Debate on Campaign Finance Reform." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Intellectual property protection laws discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion, "Is Open Source the Future of Software?" regarding intellectual property protection laws. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

U.S.-China relations discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on U.S.-China relations in the wake of September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush's February 21 trip to Beijing, and China's World Trade Organization membership. The speaker is Chris Murck, managing director of APCO Worldwide's China Operations, and newly elected chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Health care briefing 10 a.m. The Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) holds a media briefing to discuss "Washington's 2002 Health Care Agenda and HIAA's Policy Priorities." Location: Peterson Conference Room, Suite 500, 1201 F St. NW. Contact: 202/824-1787.

Colon Cancer Screen for Life Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress host a news conference to announce introduction of the "Colon Cancer Screen for Life Act." Major League Baseball star and colon cancer survivor Eric Davis participates. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0975 or 202/225-4228.

Campaign finance legislation news conference 11:45 a.m. The Interfaith Alliance Foundation holds a news conference to call on Congress to pass campaign finance reform legislation. Location: Jefferson Room, Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/639-6370.

Long-term care briefing noon The American Health Care Association and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging hold a media briefing luncheon on "Challenges Facing Long-Term Care in America 2002 Priorities." Location: Capitol, Room S-115. Contact: 202/898-2847 or 202/508-9499.

Korean reconciliation discussion 1 p.m. American University presents a discussion, "Korean Reconciliation After Black September," regarding the impact of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The participants include: Bruce Cummings, University of Chicago; and Quansheng Zhao, American University. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Committee leadership seminar 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a seminar titled "Committee Leadership in Congress." The participants include: Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican, Ways and Means Committee chairman; and former Rep. Howard Wolpe, Michigan Democrat, former chairman of the House Foreign Affairs' Africa subcommittee. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4128.

Identification security summit 6:30 p.m. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators holds a Leadership Summit on Identification Security to develop secure identification credential for driver licensing and photo IDs.

Highlights 6:30 p.m. Opening reception.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/522-4200.

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