- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 21, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Mayors’ conference — all day — The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its “72nd Winter Meeting.” Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; 9:15 a.m., Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; 11 a.m., News conference on “The Second Mayors’ Report to the Nation: Tracking Homeland Security Funds Sent to the 50 State Governments;” 2 p.m., Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat. Location: The Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Public-health preparedness — 9 a.m. —

Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Council on Public Health Preparedness to discuss issues related to preparing the nation to respond to public-health emergencies and bioterrorism. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/401-4848.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses job training and counterterrorism in Roswell, N.M.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council. Location: Conference Room 1105, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/261-8200.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest at the National Institutes of Health.” Ellias Zerhouni, NIH director, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on judicial nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Pro-life conference — all day – Rock for Life holds its March for Life Training and Activism Conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Rally against cloning, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (outside the White House).

1 p.m. — March for Life from the Ellipse to the Supreme Court.

5:30 p.m. — Candlelight vigil, Supreme Court, One First Ave. NE.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 540/659-4171.

Iraq conference — all day — The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement holds a conference, “Impact of the Network on Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Tommy Franks, former commander of the U.S. Central Command, speaks at 10:30 a.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-8684.

Conservatives conference — all day — The American Conservative Union Foundation holds its “31st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference.”

Highlights — 11:15 a.m. — Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, and David Keene, ACUF, “State of the Movement.”

2 p.m. — Vice President Dick Cheney

2:45 p.m. — Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, “Judicial Tyranny.”

4:10 p.m. — Bob Barr, ACUF, versus Viet Dinh and former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, “Big Brother: Is He Watching?”

5:30 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Armstrong Williams of “The Right Side,” “The Threat of NGOs.”

7:30 p.m. — Sen. Zell Miller, Georgia Democrat; Rep. Walter B. Jones, North Carolina Republican; and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey,Texas Republican.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-8602, Ext. 16.

Families USA conference — all day — Families USA holds a conference, “Health Action 2004.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; and Bob Blendon of the Harvard School of Health, “Health Care and Politics.”

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Planned Parenthood rally — 8 a.m. — Planned Parenthood holds a rally in support of reproductive rights and the 31st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Gloria Feldt, Planned Parenthood of America, and Jatrice Martel Gaiter, Planned Parenthood of America-MetroWashington, participate. Location: Taft Bridge, Calvert Street and Connecticut Avenue NW. Contact: 202/973-4883.

Chemical weapons meeting — 10 a.m. — Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, holds a meeting with ambassadors of countries helping to destroy Russian chemical weapons. Location: Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-2079.

Hospital pricing briefing — 10 a.m. — The Council for Affordable Health Insurance holds a news conference on hospital pricing and collection practices for the uninsured. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/836-6200, Ext. 386.

Book discussion — 10 a.m. — The Public Policy Forum holds a book discussion, “School Choice and the Question of Accountability: the Milwaukee Experience.” Authors Emily Van Drunk and Anneliese Dickman participate. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 414/276-8240.

Right to Life news conference — 10 a.m. — The National Right to Life Committee Inc. holds a news conference on the 31st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-8825.

Environmental policy discussion — 10 a.m. — Resources for the Future holds a discussion, “Attaining Productive Harmony in Environmental Policy in the 21st Century.” The speaker is James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Location: 1616 P St. NW. Contact: 202/328-5000.

Smithsonian news conference — 10 a.m. — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History holds a news conference on the occasion of its 40th birthday to discuss preliminary plans for renovation and revitalization. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW (Constitution Avenue entrance). Contact: 202/633-3129.

American Life League news conference — 10 a.m. — The American Life League holds a news conference to introduce its latest ad campaign, “You Can’t Be Catholic and Pro-Abortion.” Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/928-9695.

Abortion news conference — 10:15 a.m. — Operation Outcry holds a news conference for women to speak out about the damaging effects of abortion. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Auto financing news conference — 11 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the National Council of La Raza hold a news conference on a report documenting secret auto-financing charges and discriminatory lending practices. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202/331-1550.

Archives book discussion — noon — The National Archives sponsors a book discussion, “Air Power: Heroes and Heroism in American Flight Missions, 1916 to Today.” Author Bill Gilbert participates. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Rally — noon — The Right to Life Campaign holds its 31st Annual “Pilgrimage for Life” rally and march. Location: The Ellipse, march down Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court. Contact: 202/626-8800.

Book discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion, “Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey.” David Horowitz of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and Rebecca Hagelin of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Mortgage Bankers Association briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The Mortgage Bankers Association holds a news conference on the state of the real estate finance industry. Location: MBA Offices, 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, eighth floor. Contact: 202/557-2727.

Tax initiative news conference —1:15 p.m. — The Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Management and Budget hold a news conference to reintroduce the Free File tax initiative. The participants include Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, OMB Director Joshua Bolten, IRS Commissioner Mark Emerson and Mike Cavanaugh of the Free File Alliance. Location: Room 4121, Treasury Department, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Signing ceremony — 2:30 p.m. — The Interior Department holds a ceremony to sign the Record of Decision for the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for 8.8 million acres of public land in the northwest portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Room 6150, Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Rally — 5 p.m. — The Silent No More Awareness Campaign holds a rally on women who regret their abortions. Actresses Jennifer O’Neill, Melba Moore and Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, participate. Location: Front of the Supreme Court Building, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 540/220-0095.

Europe discussion — 5:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Europe’s Constitutional Debate: The Historical Stakes.” The speaker is John Kerr, secretary-general of the European Union Convention. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5880 or 202/663-5626.

Celebration — 7 p.m. — NARAL Pro-Choice holds a celebration dinner on the 31st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The participants include: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, Julian Bond of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, actor Bradley Whitford, journalist Anna Quindlen and NARAL President Kate Michelman. Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

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