- The Washington Times - Friday, January 25, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

AIDS lecture noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a lecture, "The Unfolding Global AIDS Epidemic: Is 'Breakout' In Eurasia Next? Implications for China, India and Russia." The speaker is Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion and book signing for "A Death in Texas," about the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, and its effects on the community and nation. The author of the book, Dina Temple-Raston, participates. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Portland, Maine, to announce a border-issues initiative, and to Camp David, where he meets with House and Senate Republican leaders.


VICE PRESIDENT

Not available.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the December existing-home sales report. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:45 a.m. Treasury Department holds a meeting of the Treasury advisory committee on commercial operations of the U.S. Customs Service. Location: Suite 700, 740 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/622-0336.


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

Meets at 10 a.m. for pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Leadership conference all day The American Federation of Teachers hosts a Retiree Leadership Conference. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-4272.

Reading meeting 8 a.m. The Education Department hosts a Reading Leadership Academy to help states prepare for Reading First, President Bush's program for putting research-based reading programs in American classrooms.

Highlights noon Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1008.

MicroStrategy conference 8:15 a.m. MicroStrategy holds its World 2002 Conference. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/770-1670.

Budget briefing 8:30 a.m. The Committee for Education Funding presents a fiscal 2003 federal budget Insiders Briefing, "The Three-Ring Budget." Stan Collender, National Journal columnist, participates. Location: Auditorium A, National Education Association, 1202 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-0083.

National Association of Realtors news conference 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release its existing-home sales report for December and all of 2001. David Lereah, National Association of Realtors chief economist. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

National Association of Manufacturers briefing 10a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a media briefing on legal implications and compliance issues surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act and Supreme Court cases. The participants include Patrick Nepute, general counsel for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, North America; Peter Susser, Littler Mendelson's managing shareholder; and Quentin Riegel, deputy general counsel for the National Association of Manufacturers. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

State Department briefing 11:30 a.m. The State Department holds a news briefing on the U.S. role in the International Conference for Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan. The speaker is Alan Larson, undersecretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs. Location: Carl Rowan Briefing Room, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents a black history film, "Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey," released in 2001, regarding one of the Little Rock Nine black teen-agers whose presence desegregated Central High School, Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Forest-management briefings 1 p.m. The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions present House and Senate briefings, "Sustainable Forest Management."

Highlights 1 p.m. Senate briefing, 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

3 p.m. House briefing, 2456 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/464-4019.

Aquinas lecture 3 p.m. The Catholic University of America School of Law presents "Thomas Aquinas on God's Freedom to Create or Not." The speaker is Rev. John Wippel, Theodore Basselin philosophy professor at Catholic University. Location: Catholic University School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Road NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Swearing-in ceremony 4 p.m. The District of Columbia Superior Court holds a swearing-in ceremony for an associate judge. The participants include Chief Judge Rufus King III, presiding, and Odessa Vincent, judge-designate. Location: third-floor atrium, Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-1700.

Haiti conference 7 p.m. The Embassy of Haiti hosts a conference, "The State of Preservation of Haitian Historical Monuments." Location: Haitian Embassy, 2311 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-4090.

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