- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Flu vaccines meeting 9 a.m. The Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the vaccines and related biological products advisory committee to discuss the influenza-virus vaccine formulation for the 2002-2003 season. Location: Versailles I and II, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-0314.
Health insurance proposals discussion 1:30 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a discussion of proposals in President Bush's upcoming budget for helping Americans without health insurance. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Upper Cardozo Health Center, 3020 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Travels to Winston-Salem, N.C., and Daytona Beach, Fla.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for fourth quarter 2002 (advance estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

Not immediately available. 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.

3:30 p.m. International Relations Committee holds a closed members-only meeting with a delegation headed by Mohammad Jassem Al-Saqur, chairman of the Kuwait National Assembly's Foreign Relations Committee. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

Russian justice briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Russian Justice? The Case of Grigory Pasko," a Russian military journalist convicted on treason charge for providing Japanese reporters film of a Russian naval tanker dumping radioactive waste in the Sea of Japan. The speaker is Alexander Nikitan, former Russian naval officer. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Women's rights discussion 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents two Kuwaiti activists speaking on "Women's Rights in Kuwait." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Enron news conference 9:15 a.m. The AFL-CIO holds a news conference with a delegation of ex-Enron employees. Jesse Jackson and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka participate. Location: 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/368-5396.
Poison treatment hot-line news conference 10 a.m. The American Association of Poison Control Centers holds a news conference to start a new national toll-free hot line to connect Americans with their local poison treatment and prevention experts. Location: Georgetown Hill Early Childhood Center, Mary Switzer Building, Education Department, 330 C St. SW. Contact: 202/739-0255.
Russian federal districts lecture 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture on "The Federal District in Today's Russia: Its Function and Effectiveness." The speaker is Sergei Vladilenovich Kirienko, presidential representative to Volga Federal District, and former prime minister of the Russian Federation. Location: Fifth Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Kuwait discussion noon The Kuwait Information Office hosts a discussion, "Kuwait Confronts September 11," regarding Kuwait's perspective on current Mideast issues. Location: Suite 404, Watergate Office Building, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-0211, ext. 12, or 202/365-8550.
Health insurance briefing 1 p.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis presents a briefing on "Health Insurance for the Recently Uninsured: What's the Best Approach." Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 800/859-1154.
Russia news conference 1 p.m. The Russian Embassy hosts a news conference on "Russia Chemical Disarmament." Location: 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/298-5748.
Teamsters-United Parcel Service meeting 1:30 p.m. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Parcel Service hold a meeting to exchange opening proposals in the largest single-employer collective-bargaining agreement. Location: Montpelier Room, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-6877 or 202/439-1895.
Homeland security discussion 2 p.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion titled "A Homeland Security Agenda for 2002: Priorities from the State of the Union Address." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Bush assessment forum 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution presents a national issues forum, "Assessing President Bush's First Year and Looking Ahead," following Mr. Bush's first State of the Union address. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Chechnya briefing 2 p.m. The National Endowment for Democracy and the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya present a briefing on "The Prospects for Peace in Chechnya." Ilyas Ahkmadov, foreign minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, participates. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/293-9072 or 202/296-5101, Ext. 134.
Energy Department news conference 2 p.m. Energy Department holds a news conference to announce the launch of a joint U.S.-Kazakstan nuclear nonproliferation effort. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940.
Goma news conference 2 p.m. The Democratic Republic of Congo holds a news briefing on the environmental impact, humanitarian needs and the government's response to the volcanic eruption near Goma. The speaker is Foreign Minister Leonard She Okitundu. Location: Roosevelt Room, Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 301/347-0312 or 202/276-1433.
D.C. Bar reception 6 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association presents an evening reception and program, featuring former Internal Revenue Service Commissioners Mortimer Caplin, Donald Alexander, Jerome Kurtz, and Lawrence Gibbs. Location: 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
America's global message seminar 6:30 p.m. The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presents "Stirred but Not Shaken," a seminar on America's global message after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/776-9612.
Writers' rights forum 7 p.m. The Washington Independent Writers Legal and Educational Fund Inc. presents a Public Forum: "An Update on Writers' Rights," regarding the Supreme Court's Tasini vs. New York Times decision that publishers do not have the automatic right to include published articles in electronic databases. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501 or 202/466-1344.
Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose bookstore presents a discussion and book signing on "My Declaration of Independence" by Sen. James M .Jeffords, Vermont independent. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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