- The Washington Times - Friday, February 21, 2003


Meets with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in Crawford, Texas.


10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on real earnings for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

2 p.m. Treasury Department Issues a budget statement for January. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8:30 a.m. Public Health Service and the National Toxicology Program hold a public workshop, "Genetically Modified Rodent Models for Cancer Hazard Identification: Selecting Substances for Study and Interpreting and Communicating Results." Location: Hamilton Crowne Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 919/541-2759.

9 a.m. International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee to discuss administrative and trade issues, including the status of trade negotiations in regard to environmental technologies trade liberalization and management changes within the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership Program. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4830. Contact: 202/482-5225.

10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on a petition submitted by the Consumer Federation of America requesting that the commission issue a rule requiring registration cards for children's products. Location: Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Room 420. Contact: 301/504-7923.


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


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


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


Telecommunications Industry all day Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Center for Business and Public Policy holds a telecommunications forum, "Integration, Investment and Innovation: Future Directions for the Telecommunications Industry."

Highlights 9:05 a.m. John Mayo, dean of the McDonough School of Business, presents an overview.

10:15 a.m. Rebecca Klein of the Texas Public Utilities Commission gives a state policy keynote address.

noon Kevin Martin, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, gives a keynote address on federal policy.

Location: Georgetown Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/687-3686.

Agricultural outlook forum all day Agriculture Department holds its "Agricultural Outlook 2003 Forum."

Highlights 8:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions: "Outlook for Grains and Oilseeds," "New Marketable Products for Animal Waste," "International Trade Agreements and U.S. Sugar Policy" and "What's Happening in the Retail Food Sector?"

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/3145-4701.

NASS winter conference all day National Association of Secretaries of State holds its winter conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Awards and publications session

9:30 a.m. Budget and finance session

Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/624-3525.

College Democrats of America all day College Democrats of America holds its national convention.

Highlights 10 a.m. Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting general session

1:30 p.m. Discussion group sessions on issues pertinent to the development of the College Democrats of America

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/863-8151.

NASA review all day National Academies holds a meeting on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's "Revolutionize Aviation Review: Vehicle Systems Panel."

Highlights 8 a.m. Open session, all briefings held concurrently in rooms 110 and 109

9:45 a.m. Concurrent session, NASA briefings on the vehicle systems program

Location: National Academies, rooms 110 and 109, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3149.

Internet Society of Greater Washington 9 a.m. The Internet Society of Greater Washington holds its Alliance for Public Technology 2003 Broadband Forum, "Delivering the Promise: Strategies for Universal Broadband Deployment."

Highlights 9 a.m. Forum, Holeman Lounge

noon William Kennard, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, ballroom

Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: Please register, 202/263-2970.

Housing news conference 9:30 a.m. National Low Income Housing Coalition holds a news conference on President Bush's fiscal 2004 budget proposal for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1530, Ext. 230.

Educating women about heart disease 11 a.m. Department of Health and Human Services holds a news conference to announce "The Red Dress Project," the centerpiece of the department's national campaign to educate women about heart disease. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: HHS, Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

AEI discussion noon American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a discussion, "Is Consolidated Financial Regulation Appropriate for the United States," which focuses on the perspectives of the British and Japanese experiences, along with the prospect that product convergence will continue.

Highlights noon Mark Olson, Federal Reserve Board

1:30 p.m. Financial services agencies in the United Kingdom and Japan

2:30 p.m. Wayne Abernathy, Treasury Department, panel discussion

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5853; media contact, 202/862-4871.

Social Security Reform noon Cato Institute holds a Social Security University policy seminar series luncheon, "Politics and Public Opinion on Social Security Reform." Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: Please register, 202/218-4633.

Neighborhood issues noon The National Neighborhood Coalition holds a forum to discuss how to get media attention and persuade news organizations to generate accurate and balanced information on neighborhood issues. Location: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/408-8553.

Long-term health care 1 p.m. Citizens for Long Term Health Care hold a news conference to call upon President Bush and Congress to approve state aid for the elderly in need of long-term care. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/336-7962.

Job fair 2 p.m. National Press Club, the Virginia Press Association, the Association of Newspaper Editors and the Newspaper Association of America hold the "Opportunities 2003 Minority Job Fair." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7516.

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