- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 16, 2003


TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Pro-life movement 9:30 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a news conference, "The Pro-Life Movement at 30: A Political Assessment." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/624-3017.
Reagan book discussion 5 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion, "Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency." Participants include Peter Wallison and Steven Hayward of AEI, William Kristol of the Weekly Standard and Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Participates in a roundtable discussion and makes remarks on medical liability reform, Scranton, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases a weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.
6 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases weekly reports on the condition of Federal Reserve banks, on reserves of depository institutions, and on stocks, liquid assets, and debts. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee. Location: Library of Medicine, building 38, room 2E17, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: None given
9:30 a.m. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds a meeting. Topics include updating Medicare payments, paying for new technologies, inpatient psychiatric facilities and hospital inpatient services. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-3700.
9:30 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a technical conference on capital finance and credit in energy markets, to evaluate the status of capital available to energy markets and infrastructure. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE, room 2C. Contact: 202/502-8150.
10 a.m. Federal Election Commission holds a meeting on a draft advisory opinion on the Libertarian National Committee. Location: 999 E St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/694-1220.

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

SENATE
Schedule to be announced. 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
Research conference all day National Academies holds its 82nd annual Transportation Research Board meeting. Locations: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW; Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW; and Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Advance registration is required; 202/334-3252 or 202/334-3708.
Crop consultants all day The National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants holds its 2003 annual meeting, "United We Grow,"
Highlights 7:45 a.m. Francisca Liem, EPA's chief of laboratory data integrity
2 p.m. James Moseley, deputy agriculture secretary, on "Global Technology: Bioterrorist Security Issues and Prevention"
Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 901/861-0511.
Electronic business 7:30 a.m. Northern Virginia Technology Council's e-business panel holds a seminar on "Industry Outlook on 2003 Information Technology Spending and Priorities." Location: Science Applications International Corporation Conference Center, 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/904-7878, Ext. 230
Pro bono lawyering all day The National Institute for Women in Law Firms holds a conference on initiating and managing pro bono work. Location: The Capital Hilton. Contact: 215/751-2061.
Iraqi oil 8:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Iraqi Oil: The Morning After." Topics include future oil production and export levels. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, room B, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3167.
Mideast terror 8:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a discussion on "The Terrorism of Hizbollah: Ideology, Scope, Threat." Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Radiological terror 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution hosts a discussion on "Radiological Terrorism: Security Risks of Commercial Radioactive Sources." Location: Brookings Institution, Stein Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/478-3409.
Prescription drug misuse 9:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hold a news conference to announce new data and a public education campaign on the abuse of prescription medication. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 301/443-8956 or 301/827-6242.
Online tax filing 10 a.m. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Management and Budget hold a news conference to announce the details of IRS Free File, which will let Americans prepare and file taxes online for free. Participants include Kenneth Dam, acting Treasury secretary; Mitch Daniels, OMB director; and Robert Wenzel, acting IRS commissioner. Location: Treasury Department, room 4121, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
St. Petersburg anniversary 10:30 a.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts and Hillwood Museum and Gardens sponsor a news conference to announce Washington's salute to the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Ambassador Yuri Ushakov participates. Location: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7373.
Energy policy noon Interior Department holds a news briefing to discuss the Energy Policy and Conservation Act inventory to be presented to the 108th Congress. Topics include oil and gas resources in five U.S. Western basins. Location: Interior Department, room 5160, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Reporting on Arabs noon Middle East Institute holds a lecture on "Media Rules and Regulations: Impacting Political and Social Developments in the Arab World?" Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Civil rights women 2 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a discussion on women in the civil rights movement. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


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