- The Washington Times - Friday, February 28, 2003

Arts meeting 9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities holds a meeting to discuss policies, programs and procedures, and to review applications for financial support from and gifts offered to the endowment. Location: Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/435-1174.
Television and Children's Media Policy 10 a.m. Annenberg Public Policy Center holds a discussion, "Television and Children's Media Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?" Participants include Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat; and Kathleen Abernathy, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/879-6700.

Travels to Camp David for the weekend.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases preliminary-estimate figures on gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket-approval application for an injectable wrinkle-treatment device. Location: Hilton D.C. North-Gaithersburg, Salons A, B & C, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-3090, ext. 141.
8:30 a.m. Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include an overview of activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room N-3437. Contact: 202/693-1641.
8 a.m. Internal Revenue Service holds the open meeting of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (including Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District). Location: One Washington Circle Hotel, One Washington Circle NW. Contact: 888/912-1227.

9 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Help Efficient Accessible Low-Cost, Timely Health Care Act of 2003. Participants include Donald Palmisano, president-elect, American Medical Association; Lawrence Smarr, president, Physician Insurers Association of America; Lanne Dyess, Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Health Care; Kurt Dixon, attorney for the family of Jesica Santillan, who died after a botched organ transplant. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

Transnational communities all day Inter-American Development Bank and the Multilateral Investment Fund hold a conference, "Transnational Communities: International Experiences in Remittances."
Highlights 9:35 a.m. Jose Bueno Lidon, president, Caja El Monte, Spain, "MIF Study on Remittances from Spain to Latin America"
Location: IDB, Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-8171 or 202/623-3966.
Small Business conference all day National Small Business United hosts its "2003 Small Business Congress." Max Carey, author of "The Superman Complex: Achieving the Balance that Leads to True Success," participates. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-8830.
Satellite-industry conference and exhibition all day Via Satellite and PBI Media sponsor "Satellite 2003," a satellite-industry conference and exhibition. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 301/354-1662.
Canada in North America all day Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "Borderlines: Canada in North America,"
Highlights 9 a.m. Bruce Swartz, deputy assistant attorney general, Justice Department
Location: H-137, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/691-4140.
NHC budget conference 8:30 a.m. National Housing Conference hosts a discussion on the fiscal 2004 budget for critical housing needs. Participants include Barbara Thompson, executive director, National Council of State Housing Agencies; Adriel Bettelheim, deputy social policy editor, Congressional Quarterly. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: Registration required; 202/466-2121, ext. 223.
War against terrorism 8:30 a.m. Powell Tate Weber Shandwick Public Affairs holds a round-table discussion on Philippine-U.S. training, Iraq, North Korea nuclear crisis and the latest developments in the war against terrorism. Philippine National Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes participates. Location: Powell Tate, Suite 300, 700 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/585-2751 or 202/585-2793.
Troubled Americas 8:45 a.m. Inter-American Dialogue holds a news conference to release a report, "The Troubled Americas." Participants include Fernando Cardoso, former president, Brazil; Peter Bell, president, CARE; and Lourdes Nano, former presidential candidate in Peru, participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/463-2573.
Consumer Assembly 2003 8:45 a.m. Consumer Federation of America hosts its "Consumer Assembly 2003"
Highlights 11 a.m. Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat.
Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202/387-6121.
Mercury briefing 10:15 a.m. Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalitions, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the Water Environment Federation host a briefing, "What We Know About Mercury: Sources, Deposition, Methylation and Health Effects." Location: 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0606.
Iraqi children noon Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, "Saving Iraqi Children's Lives Treason or Duty?" Location: Georgetown University, Main Campus, CCAS Board Room, Bunn Intercultural Center 241, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Employers, retirees and Medicare noon The Alliance to Improve Medicare holds a luncheon briefing, "Employers, Retirees and Medicare." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/452-1029.
Medical-liability reform 12:30 p.m. The Health Coalition on Liability and Access holds a discussion, "Safeguarding Patients' Access to Care Through Medical Liability Reform." Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to Susanne Bell, 202/672-1519.
Legislation for highway funding 12:30 p.m. Transportation Table holds a luncheon forum, "Shaping Legislation for Highway Funding." Ruth Van Mark, deputy director, transportation subcommittee of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/661-3373.
International-affairs budget 2 p.m. InterAction and the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign hold a briefing, "The International Affairs Budget: Why Is it Important to Us?" Larry Nowels, Congressional Research Service; Jason Gross, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, and Nisha Desai, InterAction, participate. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/667-8227.
Faith and policy in America 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a book discussion, "Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

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