- The Washington Times - Friday, January 31, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Korean peace forum 9:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a forum, "North, South Korea: Proposal for Peace." Young Dal-chang, chairman of South Korea's National Defense Committee, participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Baghdad lecture noon Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) presents a lecture and slide show, "Eyewitness to Baghdad." Location: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center 241, CCAS Boardroom, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and holds a joint news conference at Camp David, Md.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS to discuss disparities in HIV/AIDS health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and HIV/AIDS international issues. Location: Hubert Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, room 800. Contact: 303/456-7334.

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting to discuss water and wastewater infrastructure. Location: Marriott at Metro Center, ballroom, 775 12th St., NW. Contact: 800/426-4791 or 703/285-1093.

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

4:30 p.m. Legal Services Corp. holds a meeting of the board of directors ad hoc committee on performance reviews of the president and inspector general to consider and act on recommendations from annual evaluations. Location: the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-8800.


SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

EPA forum all day Environmental Protection Agency holds a forum, "Closing the Gap: Innovative Responses for Sustainable Water Infrastructure." Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/564-7842.

World Affairs Councils of America all day World Affairs Councils of America holds its national conference.

Highlights 1:10 p.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/833-4557.

Science, policy and the environment all day National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) holds its third annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment.

Highlights 1:30 p.m. Former Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin Democrat and Earth Day founder, NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: 202/530-5810.

Conservative political-action meeting all day American Conservative Union Foundation holds its 30th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican

9:10 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

4:45 p.m. Rep. Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, "Social Security: No Longer the Third Rail?"

5:15 p.m. Rep. Katherine Harris, Florida Republican

7:30 p.m. Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/836-8602.

IMF conference all day International Monetary Fund holds its Global Linkages Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. "A Closer Look at Real Linkages"

11:10 a.m. Gerd Hausler, IMF chairman, "Global Linkages over the Long Term"

1:30 p.m. Ken Rogoff of IMF, "Global Linkages"

Location: IMF Center, 720 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7300.

Environment briefing 9 a.m. The Environments and Health Forum and the Physicians for Social Responsibility hold a congressional briefing, "Parkinson's, Asthma, Autism and the Environment: Demonstrating the Need for a Nationwide Health Tracking System." Topics include the latest research on suspected links between environmental toxins and a sampling of chronic diseases. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Senate Minority Whip Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; and Dr. George Lambert, director of the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency Center for Childhood Neurotoxicology and Exposure Assessment, participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/667-4260, Ext. 234.

U.S.-Ukraine economic ties 9:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "The State of US-Ukraine Economic Cooperation." Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: RSVP required to 202/457-6949.

Campaign-finance hearing 9:45 a.m. Campaign Finance Institute holds its CFI Blue Ribbon Task Force public hearing, "Financing Presidential Nominations."

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Scott Thomas and Michael Toner, both from the Federal Election Commission, FEC Perspectives on Solvency and Administration

1:30 p.m. State and Local Experience with Public Financing

Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/969-8890.

Pentagon budget briefing 10 a.m. Defense Department holds a news briefing on the Defense Department fiscal 2004 budget.

Highlights 10 a.m. Budget documents are available but embargoed until noon Monday; Pentagon briefing room 2E781.

1:30 p.m. Background briefing on the overall budget by a senior Defense Department official; embargoed until noon Monday; Pentagon briefing room 2E781.

2:30 p.m. Background briefing with representatives for the Defense Department, military services and the Missile Defense Agency; embargoed until noon Monday; OSD Conference Complex 1E801, the Pentagon.

Location: As noted above. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Transgenic fish briefing noon The Pew Initiative holds a briefing on the implications transgenic, or "genetically modified," fish could have on the market, the environment, consumers and the regulatory system. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/347-9132.

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