- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 22, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Iraq conference - 9 a.m. - The Raffidain Institute for Research and Studies, the Marsh Arab Foundation and Iraqi nongovernment groups hold a news conference on "A National Campaign to Free Iraq from Dictatorship." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 703/599-3291.
Medicare ads - 1:30 p.m. - Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference on a new Medicare advertising campaign featuring spots in English and Spanish. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: HHS, Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Downingtown, Pa., and Bangor, Maine, for campaign rallies.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases panel to review and evaluate grant applications on AIDS-vaccine development. Location: Holiday Inn, Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 301/496-2550.
1 p.m. Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems to review agenda items and receive comments in preparation for developing draft U.S. positions. Location: Harvey E. Wiley Federal Building, auditorium, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 202/205-7760.
1 p.m. Office of Justice Programs holds a meeting of a working group in the Attorney General's Initiative on DNA Laboratory Backlog. Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-6608.
2 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Cancer Institute for a briefing on consumer liaisons and the director's meeting Sept 12. Location: 6116 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-3194.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not in session for election recess. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session for election recess. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Science exhibition all day The Discovery Channel holds its fourth annual Young Scientist Challenge, a science exhibition with the nation's 40 top middle-school scientists.
Highlights 9:30 a.m. CIA Challenge, Langley
10 a.m. Cyber-crime Challenge, Access Center, 901 N St., Suite 800, Arlington
1 p.m. D.C. Emergency Management Agency Challenge, 14th and U streets NW, 8th floor
1:30 p.m. CIA Challenge, Langley
2 p.m. U.S. Capitol Police Forensics Challenge, Half and K streets SW
2:30 p.m. Challenge Center, Jefferson Drive and 7th Street SW
4 p.m. Physics of Baseball Challenge, National Mall Northeast Quadrant, next to the Washington Monument
Contact: 202/667-0901.
Bioscience innovation all day Tech Council of Maryland holds a bioscience forum, "Discovery Science: Harnessing Innovation." Location: Martin Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt. Contact: 240/453-6212.
Airport expo all day The American Association of Airport Executives, the Airports Council International-North America and the Air Transport Association hold the second annual Wireless Airport Association Conference and Exposition. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 703/824-0500, ext. 137.
Medical forum all day National Academies holds an Institute of Medicine forum, "Links Between Infectious Agents and Chronic Disease." Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW, Room 100. Contact: 202/334-2138.
APEC preview 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a preview briefing on the upcoming meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Electoral reforms 10 a.m. The Election Reform Information Project holds a news conference to release the 2002 edition of "What's Changed, What Hasn't and Why," a nationwide study of election reform in the United States. Janet Reno, former U.S. attorney general; Ron Thornburgh, Kansas secretary of state; Doug Lewis, Election Center director; and Doug Chapin, ERIP director, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, West Room. Contact: 202/338-9320.
Afghanistan lecture noon Asia Society Washington Center holds a lecture, "The Future of Afghanistan and the Institution of Democracy." Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Alliances discussion noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, "Looking for Allies: Cultural Magnet and Political Wedge in Western Civilization." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Prescription drugs 12:30 p.m. Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion, "Medicare Reform and Prescription Drug Benefits: For Real?" Christopher Jennings, former deputy assistant to President Clinton for health policy development, participates. Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
NATO threats 2 p.m. Brookings Institution holds a leadership forum to assess NATO's preparedness for the new threats of the 21st century and its continued role in transatlantic relations. Lord George Robertson, NATO secretary-general, participates. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
NIH seminar 4 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a seminar on the effects of antibodies on HIV infection. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 40, main conference room, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-8491.
European currency 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Reconsidering the Euro." Location: SAIS, Rome Building, auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-773.
Persian Gulf policy 6 p.m. Women In International Security holds a forum, "U.S. Policy and Security in the Persian Gulf." Location: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center, 37th and O streets NW, 7th floor, executive conference room. Contact: 202/687-2964.
Terrorism coalition 6:30 p.m. The World Affairs Council holds a discussion, "Building a Global Coalition Against Catastrophic Terrorism." Location: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 202/293-1051.

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