- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 10, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Jobs and skills fair 8:30 a.m. The Labor Department holds a daylong jobs and skills fair to help get the D.C. region back to work. Highlights 10 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, news conference promoting economic recovery in the metropolitan D.C. area. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4650.

Education Department meeting 11:15 a.m. The Education Department holds a meeting with state education chiefs to discuss the new No Child Left Behind Act. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Mount Vernon Estate, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Contact: 202/401-1576.


PRESIDENT BUSH

3:10 p.m. Meets with Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, White House.


VICE PRESIDENT

Not available.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


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

Simitis visit all day The Greek Embassy hosts a visit by Costas Simitis, the Greek prime minister.

Highlights 3:10 p.m. Meeting with President Bush followed by brief statement at stakeout, White House.

5 p.m. News conference, Crystal Room, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-2727.

Lobbying seminar all day American University holds its Public Affairs Institute (formerly the Lobbying Institute) on the art and craft of lobbying, Jan. 2-12.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Larry Makinson, Center for Responsive Politics, "Campaign Contribution Patterns in the 2000-2002 Cycles."

Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Political campaigning seminar all day American University holds its Campaign Management Institute on local, state and federal political campaigns, Jan. 2-10.

Highlights noon Dick Morris, Voter.com, and Mark Braden, Baker and Hostetler, on ethics.

Location: Room 6, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

American Astronomical Society meeting all day The American Astronomical Society holds a meeting.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. News conference, members of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory reveal sophisticated view of the Orion Nebula from two of National Science Foundation's radio astronomy facilities.

11:30 a.m. News conference, National Science Foundation staff member Philip Ianna and colleagues reveal results of efforts to discover new neighbors with observations from the Southern Hemisphere.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/292-8070.

Business partnering forum 7:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Partnerpoint.org, a high-tech networking resource, and the Washington D.C. Technology Council co-sponsor a forum featuring companies that have partnered with other companies to grow their business. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Welfare reform conference 8:15 a.m. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation holds a conference on its "Devolution Initiative" to examine welfare and health care reform effects on states, communities and tribal governments.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Wade Horn, assistant health and human services secretary over the Administration for Children and Families.

Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8700.

Indonesia briefing 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds an "Ambassador's Briefing: Indonesia." Ralph Boyce, U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Budget briefing 10 a.m. Rep. John Spratt, Jr., South Carolina Democrat, holds a news briefing on the budget. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5501.

Edwards Broadcasting Inc. news conference 11:30 a.m. The Edwards Broadcasting Inc. holds a news conference to be unveiled as a new company. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 412/829-9788.

Rally noon People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds a rally to hand out dozens of donated fur coats to the homeless in Washington. Location: Northwest corner of Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 757/622-7382, Ext. 1600 or 916/798-4549.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown-bag luncheon, featuring a panel discussion on "Wrongful Discharge in Virginia, Maryland and D.C." The participants include: Elaine Charlson Bredehoff, Charlson Bredehoff PC; Arthur Rogers, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston; Rebecca Strandberg, Rebecca N. Strandberg & Associates; and Jonathan Mook, DiMuro, Ginsberg & Mook PC, moderator. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting. The speaker is Tony Santomero, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, who discusses "Great Expectations: Monetary Policy in Today's Economy." Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Bulgaria discussion noon The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion titled "Change of Guard in Bulgaria: Effects on NATO, EU and National Development." The participants include: Philip Dimitrov, Bulgarian ambassador; Janusz Bugajski, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Harvey Feldman, Heritage Foundation; and hosts, Ariel Cohen and John Hulsman, Heritage Foundation. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club hosts a luncheon meeting, featuring a discussion on "The Sovereignty of Nature: Development and the Global Environment." The speaker is Joan Martin-Brown, World Bank foundations coordinator, and former U.S. representative to the U.N. Environment Program. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Afghanistan trip news conference 1 p.m. Rep. Joseph Pitts, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a news conference on a recent trip to Afghanistan. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5836.

International Space Station mission briefing 2 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) presents a video briefing on International Space Station (ISS) Expedition Four mission status and plans for January 14 space walk by Commander Yury Onufrienko and Flight Engineer Carl Walz. Note: The briefing is via NASA Television from Johnson Space Center, Houston. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4504.

Competition 2 p.m. The World Bank holds its second Development Marketplace Innovation Competition with 205 social entrepreneur teams competing for shares of more than $3 million in start-up grants while development agency representatives shop for ideas.

Highlights 2 p.m. People's Choice votes are tallied.

3 p.m. Winners are announced.

Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/456-2931 or 202/456-1208.

Wreath-laying ceremony 2:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington hosts a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the Army National Guard's 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American unit for New York. New York Gov. George Pataki participates. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/685-4645.

Europe discussion 6:30 p.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents a discussion, "Cultural Business Protocol: Europe." The participants include: Nikolay Platonov, Russian Trade Federation; Jose Alberto Azcona, Embassy of Spain; Jeanene Lairo, Representative of German Industry and Trade; Refii Ozgen, Embassy of Turkey; and Ruth Harkin, United Technologies, moderator. Location: Meridian International Center, 1630 Crescent Place NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

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