- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 8, 2002

TODAY’S HEADLINERS
Predatory-lending hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Predatory Mortgage Lending Practices: Abusive Uses of Yield Spread Premiums.” Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
Stock-options seminar 7:30 a.m. The Foundation for Enterprise Development presents a seminar, “The Dark Side of Stock Options,” regarding design and operation of stock-option programs to minimize litigation risks. Location: Suite 1700, Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna. Contact: 202/530-8920.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Hamilton, Ohio; Durham, N.H.; and Boston to highlight passage of the education bill.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for November 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2:30 p.m.
Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the secretary’s Regulatory Reform Advisory Committee. Location: Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-5182.
1 p.m.
Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the Codex Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems Committee. Location: Conference Room 1409, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Office Building 8, 200 C St. SW. Contact: 202/205-7760.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket number 00-1543: Festo Corp. vs. Shoketsu Kinzoku Koygo Kabushiki Ltd.; and Docket number 00-1072: Edelman vs. Lynchburg College. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Lobbying seminar all day American University holds its Public Affairs Institute (formerly the Lobbying Institute) on the art and craft of lobbying, Jan. 2-12. Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Political campaigning seminar all day American University holds its Campaign Management Institute on local, state and federal political campaigns, Jan. 2-10. Location: Room 6, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Music policy summit 8:30 a.m. The Future of Music Coalition and the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts present the Future of Music Policy Summit 2002.
Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, keynote speaker.
11:45 a.m.
Konrad Hilbers, CEO of Napster, keynote speaker.
Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/661-2065.
Medicaid conference 8:45 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.
Report release 9 a.m. The National Research Council releases a report on “Cybersecurity for the Future.” Location: National Academies, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Blood supply news conference 9:30 a.m. The American Association of Blood Banks holds a news conference to present pre- and post-September 11 U.S. blood supply data and kick off National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. The participants include: Robert Jones, New York Blood Center director, and Marian Sullivan, National Blood Data Source Center director. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/215-6526.
Trade lecture 9:30 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association presents a lecture titled “Bio-Technology in International Trade: What Does the Future Hold?” The speaker is Alan Larson, undersecretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs. Location: Hemisphere Suite A, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.
Poverty discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the release of opinion poll results on attitudes toward poverty and prosperity in America, a new national public service advertising campaign about children living in poverty, and community-based solutions to break the cycle of poverty. Rev. Robert Vitillo, executive director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Homeland security report discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion on “Defending the American Homeland: A Report by the Heritage Foundation Task Force on Homeland Security.” The participants include: L. Paul Bremer, chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism; Edwin Meese, Heritage Foundation; and Kim Holmes, Heritage Foundation, host. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon discussion, “Current Issues Under Section 1031: Tenants in Common and Undivided Fractional Interests.” The participants include: Deborah Harrington, Treasury Department; Howard Levine, Roberts & Holland LLP; and Andrea Macintosh Whiteway, Arnold & Porter. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
D.C. Bar luncheon noonArchives lecture noon The National Archives presents its Military Lecture Series on the book, “Spirit, Blood and Treasure: The American Cost of Battle in the 21st Century.” The speaker is the book’s author, Maj. Donald Vandergriff, deputy director of Army ROTC at Georgetown University. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.
Japan news conference noon The embassy of Japan holds a news conference. Heizo Takenaka, Japanese minister of state for economic and fiscal policy, participates. Location: Room 1093, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/238-6764 or 202/238-6765. Note: RSVP required.
National Treasury Employees Union news conference 1 p.m. The National Treasury Employees Union holds a news conference to make a major announcement regarding the long-running special salary rates case. Colleen Kelley, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Gregory O’Duden, National Treasury Employees Union general counsel, participate. Location: Suite 600, 901 E St. NW. Contact: 202/783-4444, Ext. 2604.
Supreme Court decision briefing 1:30 p.m. The Northeast-Midwest Institute holds a news briefing on the Supreme Court’s decision in “Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County vs. United States Army Corps of Engineers.” Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/544-5200.
Prion diseases lecture 2 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, University of Zurich Medical School, Switzerland, who delivers a lecture titled “Immunobiology of Prion Diseases.” Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Vaccine Research Center seminar 4 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a 2001-2002 Vaccine Research Center seminar, “HIV and the Immune System: A Battle Royal.” The speaker is Dr. Richard Koup, Vaccine Research Center/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Location: Main Floor Conference Center, Building 40, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Bioethics seminar 6 p.m. The Tech Council of Maryland/Bioscience Alliance presents a seminar, “What Biotech Companies Need to Know About Bioethics.” The participants include: Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania; Christine Cooley, chief operating officer of NeuralStem Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Annemarie Moseley, Osiris Therapeutics; and Christine Arakelian Ross, attorney, moderator. Location: Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. Contact: 703/501-0744.
Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on Robert Kaplan’s “Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos.” Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.


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