- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 22, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Over-the-counter medicines news conference 10 a.m. The National Council on Patient Information and Education holds a news conference to begin its "Be MedWise" public awareness campaign to educate consumers about over-the-counter medicines' proper uses. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/974-5009 or 202/974-5083.

U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds the first half of its 70th annual winter meeting on homeland defense and preparedness issues Jan. 22-24 in Washington. The second half, on economic-security issues, will be held Jan. 24-26 in New York City. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/861-6766 or 202/326-1768.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Charleston, W. Va., for a factory tour and jobs event.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (The "Monthly Budget") for December 2002. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the cyber-infrastructure advisory committee to receive Access Grid testimony. Location: Room 1150, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7093.


SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


GENERAL AGENDA

Reserve Officers Association convention all day The Reserve Officers Association holds its annual Mid-Winter Convention and Military Exposition, focusing on current national security threats and responses. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-7726.

Vigil 7:30 a.m. The Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, Catholic University of America and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the morning Mass continuing Annual Prayer Vigil for Life. The principal celebrant is Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C. Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 703/684-8352 or 202/281-0615.

Leadership conference 8:30 a.m. The National Clergy Council and Faith and Action hold a Winter Executive Leadership Conference, featuring discussions on expansion of Islam, human cloning and abortion, January 20-22. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/257-5593.

South America lecture 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a lecture, "Inter-American Democratic Charter: OAS Official to Discuss Challenges in Argentina, Venezuela." The speaker is Luigi Einaudi, assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS). Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Roe vs. Wade commemoration 10 a.m. The Pro-Choice Coalition holds a Commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Location: Sky Room, Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032 or 202/530-2975, Ext. 25.

Right to Life news conference 10 a.m. The National Right to Life Committee, Inc. holds a news conference on the 29th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade abortion legalization decision to review the past year and discuss possible issues in the new Congress. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-8825.

Rally and March for Life 10:30 a.m. The March for Life Fund presents annual March for Life. The Rock for Life concert at 10:30 a.m. is followed by the march from the Washington Monument to Congress and the Supreme Court, starting at noon. Location: Constitution Avenue between 14th and 15th streets NW. Contact: 202/543-3377 or 703/690-2510.

Kerry speech 11 a.m. The Center for National Policy hosts Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, who delivers an address on "Energy Security is American Security," challenging both political parties to provide alternatives to foreign oil. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4117.

Securities and Exchange Commission news conference 11:30 a.m. The Securities and Exchange Commission holds a news conference to announce an important enforcement case. Location; William O. Douglas Room (1C-30), 450 C St. NW. Contact: 202/942-0020.

Eurasian business dynamics lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture titled "Recent Business Dynamics in Eurasia: A Jump Forward?" The speaker is Trevor Gunn, director of the Commerce Department's Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Raines speech 12:30 p.m. Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae's chairman and CEO, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Trade video conference 12:45 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a video conference with Brazil's trade czar on Trade Promotion Authority, World Trade Organization Round and the Argentine crisis. Jose Alfredo Graca Lima, Brazil's general secretary of foreign integration, economy and trade, participates. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Roe vs. Wade discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the 29th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion and an update on abortion rights. The speaker is Kate Michelman, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Welfare reform reauthorization briefing 1 p.m. The Center for Law and Social Policy and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities present a briefing titled "Preview of Key Issues in Welfare Reform Reauthorization." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080 or 202/906-8013.

Smithsonian Institution news conference 4:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution hosts a news conference following Smithsonian Board of Regents' first meeting of the year. Lawrence Small, Smithsonian secretary, participates. Location: Secretary's Parlor, Second Floor, Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Investors lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture, "Secrets of the Superior Investor," by James Glassman, financial columnist for The Washington Post and author of "The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World." Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Vigil 6 p.m. The National Organization for Women (NOW) holds a vigil to celebrate 29th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and oppose President Bush's anti-abortion agenda. Kim Gandy, NOW president, speaks at the vigil. Location: Supreme Court, First Street and Maryland Avenue NE. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.

Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents a book rap featuring "Theodore Rex," an account of President Theodore Roosevelt's accomplishments, including Panama Canal and Philippines acquisition and creation of national parks and monuments. Edmund Morris, biographer and the book's author, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.


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