- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 31, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Immigration forum 8:30 a.m. The National Immigration Forum presents its annual conference, "A Nation of Immigrants in the 21st Century: Moving Forward in a Time of New Challenges." Highlights: 8:45 a.m. Opening plenary panel, "The Pro-Immigration Agenda: What Does September 11 Mean for Our Work?" 12:15 p.m. Luncheon, "A Tribute to Immigrants of Inspiration." Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-0004, Ext. 42.
Slavery-reparation tax-fraud news conference 11:30 a.m. The offices of Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, and the Internal Revenue Service hold a news conference to discuss slavery-reparation tax fraud and scams. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-8050.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Atlanta to discuss education issues, and meets with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on personal income and outlays for December 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
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.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Cost Index for December 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-5558.

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

HOUSE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Jones lawsuit briefing 10 a.m. Poet and performance artist Sarah Jones and her attorneys hold a briefing to discuss a lawsuit filed yesterday against the Federal Communications Commission challenging a ruling that one of Miss Jones' songs, "Your Revolution" is "indecent." Location: People for the American Way Foundation, 2000 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.
Tax refund loans news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumer Law Center hold a news conference on its "CFA Report: Consumers Lose Millions in Tax Refund Loans." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
AIDS symposium 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a symposium titled "Public-Private Partnerships Against HIV/AIDS in Botswana." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
American Conservative Union conference 11 a.m. The American Conservative Union holds its 29th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Highlights 11:15 a.m. Marc Racicot, Republican National Committee chairman.
11:45 a.m. Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser.
1:05 p.m. Tommy Thompson, health and human services secretary.
1:35 p.m. John Gizzi, reporter for Human Events, receives Conservative Journalism Award.
3:30 p.m. Katherine Harris, Florida secretary of state; John Ford, Wall Street Journal; and Cleta Mitchell, moderator, "Election Reform and Voter Fraud: Issues That Aren't Going Away."
5:10 p.m.
Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina Republican, "Leaving the Senate Not the Fight."
7:30 p.m. Sen. Jesse Helms, guest of honor; M. Stanton Evans, National Journalism Center, John Asbrook Award recipient; and Art Linkletter, entertainer, Special CPAC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Presidential Banquet.
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-8602, Ext. 16 or 800/536-5920.
Browne speech 12:30 p.m. John Browne, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Post September 11th An Opportunity for a Renewed Compact Between the Government and the Physical Sciences Community." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
American Forests news conference 1 p.m. American Forests holds a news conference to announce Eddie Bauer's Memorial Tree Groves to be planted in the District, Virginia, New York City and Pennsylvania in honor of September 11 victims and heroes. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Mayor's Briefing Room, Ground Floor, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-4500, Ext. 234.
Cleveland school voucher case briefing 1:30 p.m. People for the American Way, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sponsor a roundtable briefing on the U.S. Supreme Court case on Cleveland school vouchers. Location: Sherwood Room, Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.
401(K) reforms briefing 2:30 p.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis holds a briefing on needed 401(K) reforms to attract low- and moderate-income workers and avoid Enron-style loses, and will release two studies, "Reinventing Retirement Income in America" and "Tax-Favored Savings Accounts: Who Gains? Who Loses?" Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 800/859-1154.
Book forum 4 p.m. The Brookings Institution presents a discussion on the book, "The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization." Philip Gordon and Sophie Meunier, authors, and Arthur Hartman, former U.S. ambassador to France, participate. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Successful development lecture 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture titled "Models of Successful Development in Central Asia: The Swiss Experience and Implications for Afghanistan." The speaker is Felix Fellmann, Central Asia program manager for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
U.S.-Russia Business Council dinner 6 p.m. The U.S.-Russia Business Council holds a dinner to honor Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, who will deliver an address. Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-9187.
Palestine lecture 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Holocaust Studies presents its annual J.B and Maurice Shapiro senior scholar-in-residence lecture, "World War II Leaders and Their Visions for the Future of Palestine." The speaker is Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina. Location: U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0441.
Online journalism discussion 7 p.m. The National Press Club presents its Cybercocktail Lecture Series on "The State of Online Journalism." The participants include Rich Jaroslovsky, Wall Street Journal senior editor and founder of the Online News Association; and Doug Feaver, executive editor of Washingtonpost.NewsweekInteractive. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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