- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 17, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Energy package news conference 2 p.m. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters holds a news conference on the energy package after a meeting with President Bush. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton, Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa participate. Location: Teamsters headquarters, 25 Louisiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-6877 or 202/439-1895.
Health policy conference 8:30 a.m. The Health Affairs journal and the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy present the 2002 National Health Policy Conference. Highlights 8:30 a.m. "Congressional Health Policy Agenda," panel. 9:30 a.m. Gail Wilensky, Project Hope; Bruce Bradley, General Motors; and Daniel Crippen, Congressional Budget Office, "The Economy, Health Costs and the Future," panel. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

PRESIDENT BUSH
1:30 p.m. Meets with union leaders to discuss the energy package, Teamster Headquarters, 25 Louisiana Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases report on new residential construction for December 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
10 a.m. National Credit Union Administration holds a meeting of the board. Location: Room 7047, 1775 Duke St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/518-6336.

GENERAL AGENDA
Montenegro briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Montenegro and the Future of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia." The speaker is Alexander Djurisic, member of the Montenegrin parliament. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Middle East trip conference 9 a.m. Reps. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; Jane Harman, California Democrat; and Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, hold a news conference on a recent trip to the Middle East. Location: Capitol, Room HC-7. Contact: 202/225-6531.
Health conference 9 a.m. Families USA presents its Health Action 2002 conference. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.
Medical mistakes news conference 9 a.m. The Leapfrog Group holds a news conference to release initial results of a patient-safety survey among urban hospitals in six U.S. regions, highlighting practices proven to reduce preventable medical mistakes. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/292-6711 or 202/302-3267.
"Prime bank" scams news conference 9 a.m. The International Chamber of Commerce holds a news conference on the alarming growth of "prime bank" fraudulent investment scams. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0901, Ext. 105.
U.S.-China Commission hearing 9 a.m. The U.S.-China Commission holds a hearing on the impact of military and dual-use technology exports to China. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1407.
Technology literacy symposium 9:30 a.m. The National Academies and the International Technology Education Association present a technology literacy symposium, featuring release of the report, "Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology."
Highlights 9:45 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige.
Location: National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1263. Note: Registration is required.
Customs border enforcement lecture 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a lecture, "Pushing Borders Outward: Rethinking Customs Border Enforcement," regarding new post-September 11 strategy. The speaker is Robert Bonner, U.S. Customs commissioner. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Club for Growth briefing 10 a.m. The Club for Growth presents a briefing on "The State of the Economy." Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, and former presidential candidate; and Steve Moore, Club for Growth president, participate. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Exts. 132 or 112.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine briefing 10:15 a.m. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine presents a news briefing to counter the dairy industry's "Calcium Summit II" by showing milk does not reliably improve bone health as much as exercise and fruits and vegetables, unveiling a new children's bone health campaign, and denouncing Calcium Summit II as an industry promotion disguised as a health summit. Location: Meridian C Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/686-2210, Exts. 309 or 316.
Honor cordon 11:45 a.m. The Defense Department holds an honor cordon to welcome the Indian Defense Minister to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Indian Minister of Defense George Fernandes participate. Location: Pentagon River Entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Book forum noon The Cato Institute presents a forum on the book, "Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc." The participants include Anders Aslund, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, author; and Stanley Fischer, International Monetary Fund, comments. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Death penalty discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law holds a discussion on "Current Issues Regarding the Death Penalty." The speakers are Angela Davis and Richard Wilson of the Washington College of Law. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Iraq lecture noon Georgetown University presents a lecture, "Iraq and the U.S.: Will There Be War?," by Judith Yaphe, National Defense University. Location: MSFS Conference Room, Seventh Floor, Intercultural Center Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Judicial Watch news conference noon Judicial Watch holds a news conference to announce a civil rights lawsuit against the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow/Push Coalition. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, The Brotherhood of a New Destiny; and Larry Klayman, Judicial Watch, participate. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Treasury Department luncheon noon The Treasury Department holds its U.S. Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee Annual Luncheon. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill delivers an address. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Afghanistan briefing 12:15 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a briefing titled "Afghanistan and Beyond: The Challenges of Reconstruction." Location: Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.
Nuclear power plant security discussion 12:30 p.m. Richard Meserve, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing post-September 11 nuclear power plant security and nuclear plant license renewal and construction. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Democratic National Committee meeting 3 p.m. The Democratic National Committee holds its winter meeting, "A Democratic Majority in the Making." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/314-2243.
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice seminar 6 p.m. The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers Program hosts a National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice seminar for mentor training of offenders returning to the community. Location: 1701 20th St. St. NW (corner of R and Connecticut). Contact: 202/667-6404.
King spirit discussion 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution hosts a discussion on "The Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.: Social Activism and Global Justice." The speaker is Danny Glover, actor and chairman of TransAfrica Forum. Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030. Note: Reservations required.
Roe vs. Wade anniversary dinner 7 p.m. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League holds its annual Roe vs. Wade Anniversary Dinner, marking the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Sen. James Jeffords, Vermont Independent, participates. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.
Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The Media Research Center holds its second annual "Dishonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporters of the Year" dinner and awards ceremony. Cal Thomas, conservative columnist, is the master of ceremonies. Location: The Atrium, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-9733, Ext. 163.


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