- The Washington Times - Friday, January 17, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Green property rights noon Cato Institute hosts a briefing, "How to Protect Property Rights, the Environment, and the Constitution." Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Hot-rod show 3 p.m. World of Wheels hosts its 46th annual "Carquest World of Wheels." Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 248/293-1700.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release figures on U.S. foreign trade in goods and services for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve releases statistics on industrial production and capacity utilization for December. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Location: Courtyard Marriott, 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.

8:30 a.m. President's Council on Bioethics holds a meeting to discuss the ethics of organ procurement, cloning and the role of patents in human biotechnology. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington at Washington Center, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Special Committee on global positioning systems. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

11 a.m. Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds a surveillance meeting. Location: 1155 21st St. NW, ninth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/418-5100.


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.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Tom Ridge to be secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House in scheduled to reconvene at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

MLK weekend all day American University Washington College of Law sponsors a Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service. AU law students will work on four different public-service projects in the District. Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Peace demonstration all day Women Rising for Peace and Justice holds a "Women's Day of Action Against War and Militarism."

Highlights 9 a.m. Peace vigil, Lafayette Park, across from the White House

5:30 p.m. Candlelight procession from Lafayette Park to Farragut Square, 17th and K streets NW.

7 p.m. "Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice," Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW.

Contact: 202/393-5016.

Innocent convictions all day American Judicature Society holds a national conference on preventing the convictions of innocent persons.

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Keynote address by Janet Reno, Clinton administration attorney general.

Location: Hilton Alexandria Hotel, 1767 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/973-2949.

Technological literacy all day National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on Assessing Technological Literacy in the United States.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Open session

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2282.

Crop consulting all day The National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants holds its annual meeting, "United We Grow."

Highlights 2 p.m. Harold Coble, Office of Pest Management Policy, Agriculture Department

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 901/861-0511.

Food conference all day Food and Drug Law Institute hosts Food Week. Highlights include the dietary supplements conference. Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1420 or 800/956-6293.

Corporate finance 8 a.m. Northern Virginia Technology Council hosts a chief financial officer forum, "Corporate Makeovers." Topics include advice on staying power in a difficult economy and CFO success stories from local technology executives. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 703/904-7878, Ext. 230.

Civil rights forum 9 a.m. Congress hosts a forum, "Civil Rights in a 21st Century America." Topics include education, law, civil rights, business, disability and religion. Participants include Sens. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2939 or 202/224-2633.

Book drive 9:30 a.m. Greater D.C. Cares and McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing sponsor a "Knowledge is Power" Book Drive in honor of Martin Luther King.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. First lady Laura Bush reads to children

10:15 a.m. McGraw-Hill donates 120 books on black history to the MLK Library

Location: MLK Library, second-floor children's library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Environmental award 9:45 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes the Izaak Walton League of America for promoting EPA-recommended practices for lead at its outdoor shooting ranges. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman participates. Location: Izaak Walton League, Arlington-Fairfax Chapter, 14708 Mount Olive Road, Centreville. Contact: 212/637-3670.

Bush tax plan 10 a.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a conference-call briefing on a detailed national poll on President Bush's tax plan. Participants include Dick Armey, CSE co-chairman and former House majority leader, and pollster Ed Goeas. Location: None. Contact: 202/783-3870.

Employee benefits policy 10 a.m. American Benefits Council holds a news briefing to discuss the employee benefits policy agenda for the 108th Congress, including the council's membership survey results. Location: 1212 New York Ave. NW, suite 1250. Contact: 202/289-6700.

King legacy 3 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a discussion, "The Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy on the Current Civil Rights Agenda." Location: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Arab-American conference 8 p.m. National Arab American Professionals holds a conference. Location: George Washington University, 2121 I St. NW. Contact: 202/256-6061.


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