- The Washington Times - Monday, January 7, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Political campaigning seminar all day American University holds its Campaign Management Institute on local, state and federal political campaigns through Thursday. Location: Room 6, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
D.C. report 11 a.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Romaine Thomas, president of DC AARP, hold a news conference to release a congressional report on conditions in D.C. nursing homes covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Location: J.B. Johnson Nursing Center, 901 First St. NW. Contact: 202/225-8050.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Returns to Washington from Crawford, Texas.

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.
Energy Information Administration releases weekly natural gas market update. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
4 p.m.
Energy Information Administration releases weekly retail diesel fuel prices report, followed at 4:30 p.m. with the release of the weekly retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the secretary's regulatory reform advisory committee. Location: Ross Auditorium, Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum St. NE. Contact: 202/401-5182.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket number 00-6029: Ragsdale v. Wolverine World Wide Inc.; and Docket number 00-1167: Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. Contact: 202/479-3211.

GENERAL AGENDA
Lobbying seminar all day American University holds its Public Affairs Institute (formerly the Lobbying Institute) seminar on the art and craft of lobbying.
Highlight 11 a.m. Pam Fielding and Nicole Duritz, E-Advocates, "Use of the Internet in an Issue Advocacy Campaign." Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Music policy summit 8:30 a.m. The Future of Music Coalition and the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts present a future of music policy summit.
Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat and Congressional Internet Caucus co-chairman, keynote speaker.
11:45 a.m.
State Sen. Kevin Murray, California Democrat, Select Committee on Entertainment Industry chairman.
Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/661-2065.
Federal Reserve conference 8:30 a.m. Ralph Nader's Center for Study of Responsive Law presents "The Federal Reserve: Reality vs. Myth," regarding lack of congressional oversight and public scrutiny over the agency. The participants include Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman (invited); James Galbraith, University of Texas professor; Jeff Faux, Economic Policy Institute president; William Grieder, journalist; Tom Schlesinger, Financial Markets Center director; Robert Auerback, University of Texas professor; Sheldon Friedman, AFL-CIO economist; Kenneth Thomas, Wharton School; Walker Todd, former assistant counsel/research officer at Cleveland Reserve Bank; and Jim McTague, Barron's. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-8030.
Medicaid conference 9 a.m. The National Managed Health Care Congress holds its Sixth Annual Congress on Medicaid & Medicare, "Innovations for Challenging Regulatory Environment: Technologies, Systems and Process Improvement." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 888/882-2500.
Workshop 9 a.m. The Small Business Administration and the Washington Emerging Technologies Center present "SBIR Proposal Preparation and Strategy Development," the first of four workshops to teach technology firms, including Web/Internet focused companies, how to gain and grow a business with a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. Location: Ninth Floor, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-1825.
Education Week news conference 10 a.m. Education Week will release "Education Week's Quality Counts 2002" report showing growing investments and large quality gaps in early childhood education. The participants include Virginia Edwards, Lynn Olson and Kathryn Doherty, Quality Counts and Education Week. Location: Conference Rooms, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.
Ukraine lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "Ukrainian Military Reform and Prospects for Enhanced Euro-Atlantic Security Cooperation," by Stacy Closson, former country director for Ukraine at the State Department. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Neuroscience lecture noon The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presents a 2001-2002 NIH Neuroscience Lecture, "Novel GABAergic and Glycinergic Mechanisms in Auditory Brainstem Nuclei." The speaker is Dr. Laurence Trussell, Oregon Health Science University. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Teleconference 2 p.m. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services holds a media teleconference to discuss its annual report, to be published in the January/February 2002 issue of the Health Affairs journal, on national health care spending showing the fastest acceleration in 12 years. The participants include Katharine Levit, director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Cynthia Smith, National Health Statistics Group economist. Contact: 202/408-6889 or 301/652-1558.
Japanese economy lecture 5:30 p.m. The National Economists Club hosts a lecture by Heizo Takenaka, Japanese minister of state for economic and fiscal policy, and Ambassador Ryozo Kato. Location: Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, Lafayette Center III, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/238-6764 or 202/238-6765. Note: Reservations required.
Radical reform lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its 13th annual Bradley Lecture Series, featuring "Radical Reform: Transitions to Liberal Democracy and the Rule of Law." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Book discussion 7 p.m. American University presents a book discussion on "Islam Today." Akbar Ahmed, chairman of Islamic Studies at American University, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.


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