- The Washington Times - Friday, January 18, 2002


To be announced.


Not available.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for November 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


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.

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the ophthalmic devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee. Location: Salons A, B and C, Hilton DC North-Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-2053.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. Government Reform, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the progress of the D.C. Convention Center. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Democratic National Committee all day The Democratic National Committee holds its winter meeting, "A Democratic Majority in the Making."

Highlights 8 a.m. Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting.

10 a.m. Rep. Nita M. Lowey, New York Democrat, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman; Terry McAuliffe, Democratic National Committee chairman; Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Democratic Governors Association chairman; Javier Gonzales, Santa Fe, N.M., county commissioner and president of the National Association of Counties; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Wellington Webb, mayor of Denver.

2 p.m. Hispanic leaders media roundtable.

6 p.m. Executive Committee meeting.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/314-2243.

American Federation of Teachers meeting all day The American Federation of Teachers holds its ER&D Winter Institute 2002. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-4272.

Research environments conference all day The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science holds its conference on "Promoting Research Intensive Environments." Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 202/651-7238 or 301/496-1767.

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

Highlights 8 a.m. "State of the States 2002: Where the States Are on Coverage Issues."

2 p.m. Job fair.

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

Families USA conference 8:30 a.m. Families USA presents its Health Action 2002 conference.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Steve Schondelmeyer, PRIME Institute, "De-Mystifying the Drug Industry."

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Management forum 8:30 a.m. The Reason Public Policy Institute holds a forum on "Barriers and Solutions to Improving Management in the Federal Government." The participants include: Angela Styles, Office of Federal Procurement Policy; John Kamensky, former deputy director of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government; Carol Bonosaro, Senior Executives Association; and Carl DeMaio, Reason Public Policy Institute. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/519-6270.

U.S.-China Commission hearing 9 a.m. The U.S.-China Commission holds a hearing on the effect of China's admission to the World Trade Organization. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1407.

U.S.-Greece relations forum 10 a.m. The Western Policy Center presents a policy forum, "U.S.-Greece Relations: The New Century." The speaker is Tom Miller, U.S. ambassador to Greece. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/530-1425.

Exhibition preview 10:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution presents a media preview for a Jan. 19-March 31 photo exhibition about Muhammad Ali, "Main Event: The Ali/Foreman Extravaganza through the Lens of Howard L. Bingham," regarding the Oct. 30, 1974, heavyweight title "fight of the century" in Zaire. The participants include: Howard Bingham, photographer; and Steven Newsome, director of the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. Location: Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Exts. 129 or 108.

Political issues forum 11 a.m. Laszlo & Associates Inc. presents a forum on "Top Issues in Politics for 2002 and Beyond" to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Highlights 11 a.m. Jeff Birnbaum, Fortune Magazine; Eleanor Cliff, Newsweek; Ceci Connelly, Washington Post; and Juan Williams, National Public Radio.

Noon Peter Hart, Democratic pollster; Frank Luntz, Republican pollster; Mark Mellman, Democratic pollster; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; and Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, founder/president of Laszlo & Associates, moderator for both panels.

Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/276-1604. Note: RSVP required.

Dulles-area Metrorail service news conference 11 a.m. The Landowner Economic Alliance for the Dulles Extension of Rail (LEADER) holds a news conference to announce its formation to support extension of the Metrorail system to the Dulles area. Linwood Holton, former Virginia governor, and Charles Robb, former U.S. senator from Virginia, participate. Location: Chantilly Room, Dulles International Airport, near baggage claim 1. Contact: 703/286-0793.

Bioterrorism discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the leading issues in bioterrorism, with emphasis on the potential role of new drugs and vaccines. Jack Calfee, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800 or 202/862-4871.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents an African American History film, "Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore," a 2001 release about civil rights activist Harry Moore and his wife, who were killed when their home was bombed in 1951. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Cancer seminar noon The National Institutes of Health presents a seminar, "HPV and Cervical Cancer: The Road from Etiogical Understanding to Preventive Strategies." The speaker is Dr. Allan Hildersheim, National Cancer Institute. Location: Wilson Hall, Building 1, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Saving marriage seminar noon The Heritage Foundation holds a seminar on "Saving Marriage: The Foundation of American Society." The participants include: Wade Horn, assistant health and human services secretary; Stephen Covey, author of "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families"; David Caprara, American Family Coalition president; and Robert Rector and Edwin J. Feulner of The Heritage Foundation. Location: Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Social Security briefing noon The American Academy of Actuaries' Social Insurance Committee presents a briefing on its issue brief, "Annuitization of Social Security Individual Accounts," and the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security report. The participants include: Bruce Schobel, New York Life Insurance Co., committee chair; and Stephen Goss, Social Security Administration's chief actuary. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Book lecture 6:30 p.m. The English-Speaking Union of the United States presents a lecture on the book "Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth." The speaker is the book's author, ecologist Lester Brown. Location: Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW. Contact: 202/234-4602.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion about Ken Smith's book, "Junk English," regarding dangers of linguistic equivalents of junk food in American jargon, euphemism and political, public relations and advertising spin. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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