- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 16, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

School violence 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club presents a forum, "School Violence and Bullying: What's the Answer?" The participants include Stanton Samenow, clinical psychologist and author of four books; M. Jane Brady, Delaware state attorney general; former Labor Secretary Bill Brock, head of Bridges Learning Systems; Greg MacDonald, AMI elementary school teacher trainer at Loyola College in Maryland; and Joe David, former teacher and author of "The Fire Within" and "Teacher of the Year," moderator. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/548-0457 or 703/587-0457.

Energy security 9:30 a.m. The Mellman Group and the National Resources Defense Council hold a news conference to discuss the politics and policy of energy security. The participants include Deb Callahan, League of Conservation Voters; John Podesta, National Resources Defense Council; Mark Mellman, Mellman Group; and Jason Mark, Union of Concerned Scientists. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.


PRESIDENT BUSH

3:10 p.m. Meets with Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, Oval Office of the White House.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for December. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds its 2002 Resource Conversation and Recovery Act national meeting, "Partnerships for Cleaner Communities." Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/308-8303.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.: Docket No. 00-1021: Rush Prudential HMO Inc. v. Moran; and Docket No. 00-1937: Barnhart v. Walton. Contact: 202/479-3211.


GENERAL AGENDA

Transportation Research Board meeting all day The National Research Council's Transportation Research Board holds its 81st annual meeting on transportation research, policy and practice. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW; Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW; or Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3708.

Health policy conference 8:30 a.m. The Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and the Health Affairs journal present their 2002 National Health Policy Conference.

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Thomas Scully, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Jeffrey Koplan, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "The Bush Administration's Health Policy Agenda."

10:15 a.m. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, "A Reforming Governor's Perspective," and Antonia Novello, New York state health commissioner, "Disaster Preparedness and Response: The New York State Experience."

Noon Margaret Hamburg, Nuclear Threat Initiative vice president for biological programs, luncheon speaker.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Language learning and terrorism briefing 8:30 a.m. The University of Maryland's National Foreign Language Center and National Security Education Program present a briefing on the critical need for language learning to stem the war on terrorism. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/656-7408 or 202/637-8881.

Law after September 11 briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media nosh on "Practicing Law After September 11, 2001: New Rules and Strategies for Lawyers and the Corporate World." Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprises, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Government propaganda forum 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings/ Harvard Forum, "Press Coverage and the War on Terrorism: Government Propaganda." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Microsoft settlement forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a forum titled "Closing 'Windows' on Antitrust or Opening a New Era of Intervention? Competition Policy after the Microsoft Settlement." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Women in International Trade meeting noon The Pacific Rim Section of the Women in International Trade holds a luncheon meeting on "U.S.-China Trade." Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/512-8124 or 202/371-0937.

National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club hosts speaker is Mark McClellan, member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Tunisia lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "Women, Politics and Islam: The Case of Tunisia," by Lilia Labidi, anthropology and psychology professor at the University of Tunis, and Woodrow Wilson Center fellow. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Seidenberg speech noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a CEO Series luncheon, featuring Ivan Seidenberg, president and co-chief executive of Verizon Inc. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Endangered Species Act discussion noon The Political Economy Research Center and the Center for Free Market Environmentalism present a luncheon featuring a discussion on the Endangered Species Act and property rights. The speaker is Randy Simmons, political science professor at Utah State University, and Political Economy Research Center senior associate. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/768-7376.

Kennedy speech 12:30 p.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon discussing "The Outlook on 2002." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Terrorism briefing 1 p.m. The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies presents a briefing titled "Terrorism: Review of 2001 and Outlook for 2002." The participants include: Yonah Alexander, Potomac Institute, and Edgar Brenner, International Law Institute, co-chairmen; Michael Swetman, Potomac Institute, opening remarks; and Bruce Fein, Inter-University Center for Legal Studies; Daniel Gouri, Lexington Institute; Roger Fontaine, El Tiempo; Mark Wong; and Francis Vaz, Embassy of India, panelists. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/525-0770.

Oil pipeline security discussion 3:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a discussion on "Oil Pipeline Security in the Caucasus." The speakers are Justin Friedman, State Department; and Kemal Kilic and Cenk Pala of BOTAS, state-owned pipeline company. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Judicial-confirmation process discussion 4 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a discussion on the role of ideology in the judicial-confirmation process. Ralph Neas, People for the American Way, and Roger Pilon, Cato Institute, participate. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Keating speech 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture by Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, who speaks on state responses to terrorism and careers in public service. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Douglas book discussion 5:45 p.m. The National Press Club presents a dinner with an author program, featuring actor Kirk Douglas, who will discuss his book, "My Stroke of Luck." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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