- The Washington Times - Friday, September 20, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

"Paris on the Potomac" all day United States Capitol Historical Society holds a symposium, "Paris on the Potomac: French-inspired Art and Architecture on and around Capitol Hill." Location: La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/543-8919, Ext. 31.

POW/MIA ceremony 2 p.m. Defense Department holds the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony. Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican, and Donald H. Rumsfeld, defense secretary, are scheduled to be among the participants. Location: River Parade Field, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues its monthly statement on the federal budget for August. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee to discuss administrative and trade issues, subcommittee work plans and ethics issues. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-5225.

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting to receive public comment on assessment factors for information from external sources. Location: EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 1153. Contact: 202/564-8469.

9:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0600.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss safety and health issues in the use of aspirin and similar over-the-counter drugs. Location: Hilton Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Maryland Ballroom, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/827-7001.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee and House Select Intelligence Committee hold a joint hearing to examine intelligence failures before September 11, focusing on Malaysia. The hearing will adjourn into closed session at 11 a.m. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on emergency preparedness in the capital. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Global Commerce all day Penn State EBusiness Research Center and Penn State Institute for Information Policy sponsor a conference on technology increasing worldwide trade. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 814/865-5670.

Safe schools all day Justice Department, Education Department and the National Resource Center for Safe Schools hold a conference. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: Linda Higgens, e-mail: [email protected]

Western Hemisphere policy all day Inter-American Development Bank holds a forum on "Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean." John Maisto, special assistant to President Bush and senior director of the Western Hemisphere Affairs National Security Council, is among the participants. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-3286.

Science reporters all day The American Medical Association and the National Institutes of Health hold the 21st annual AMA Science Reporters Conference.

Highlights 10 a.m. Session on new therapies for migraine headaches

10:45 a.m. Session on new technologies for drug delivery

1:30 p.m. Session on new developments in vaccines and vaccine technology

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Religion and global trade all day Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment holds a conference on "Global Trade and People of Faith: Wrestling with Ethics and Advocacy." Location: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW. Contact: 215/241-7277.

Homeland security all day The University of Maryland and the National Defense University hold a symposium to assess progress on homeland security, one year after the September 11 terrorist strikes. Location: Fort McNair, P Street and Third Street SW. Contact: 301/405-4622.

Government research all day The Federal Demonstration Partnership holds a meeting on the University-Government Research Partnership Initiative's Phase IV. Topics include administrative and regulatory issues over the next six years. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3486.

Chemical weapons 8:30 a.m. The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute and the International Institute for Strategic Studies-U.S. holds a discussion on prohibiting chemical weapons. Location: Willard Inter-Continental Washington, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-3550.

National Child Care Association 9 a.m. National Child Care Association holds its 2002 Capital Summit.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Margaret Spellings, domestic policy adviser to President Bush on the first lady's vision for children in America

Location: Wyndham City Center, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 800/543-7161.

U.S.-Brazilian ties 9 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on U.S.-Brazilian relations. Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Lafer is among the participants. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Korea-Japan trade 9 a.m. Global Business holds a news conference on a Korea-Japan free-trade agreement. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5075.

U.S.-Asian ties 9:30 a.m. National Press Club holds a forum on U.S.-East Asian economic relations. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.

Hemispheric health 10 a.m. Pan American Health Organization holds a news conference on its new report on health in the Americas. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/974-3459.

State spending 10 a.m. Cato Institute holds a news conference to release the results of its sixth biennial fiscal policy report card on U.S. governors. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/789-5229.

CompTel briefing 10:30 a.m. CompTel holds a news briefing on "Getting Real: Comptel to Rebut Myths Generated by Bell Companies." Location: CompTel, 1900 M St. NW, Suite 800. Contact: 202/296-6650.

The voting pool 10:30 a.m. Population Resource Center holds a briefing on "Who Will Vote? Politics, Population, and the 2002 Election." Topics include the estimated 131,000 centenarians in the United States by 2010. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/467-5030.

Health insurance noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1995. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Election issue noon National Neighborhood Coalition holds a forum on "Election Preview: What's at Stake for Neighborhoods." Location: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, second floor. Contact: RSVP to 202/408-8553.

Russia news conference 3:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference with Igor Ivanov, Russia's foreign minister. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Female candidates 6 p.m. Women's Campaign Research Fund holds a seminar for "Women on the Move." Topics include leadership and campaign training sessions for female candidates from across the country. Location: George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, 1925 F St. NW. Contact: 202/393-8164.

Ancient Egyptian religion 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on "Themes of Decapitation in Ancient Egyptian Funerary Religion." Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 511. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Concerned Women for America 7 p.m. Concerned Women for America holds its 17th national convention. Topics include a special program honoring September 11 heroes. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW, Presidential Ballroom. Contact: 202/488-7000.


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