- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 29, 2004


Historic preservation — 10 a.m. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds a news conference on the importance of preserving the President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, and to celebrate Presidents’ Day. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Matthew Pinsker, author; Bobbie Greene-McCarthy, Save America’s Treasures; and Peter Carmichael, President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, participate. Location: The Armed Forces Retirement Home, 3700 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/588-6141.

Multilateralism discussion — noon — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Effective Multilateralism: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century.” Ambassador David Manning, United Kingdom; and Emyr Jones Parry, United Kingdom ambassador to the United Nations. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.


Meets with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2003 (advance estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


8:30 a.m. — President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities holds a meeting to discuss issues relating to individuals with intellectual disabilities including education and transition, family services and support, public awareness, employment, and assistive technology and information. Location: Aerospace Center Building, Aerospace Auditorium, Sixth Floor East, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW. Contact: 202/619-0634.

10 a.m. — Legal Services Corporation holds a meeting of the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee. Topics include: report on LSC’s temporary operating budget, expenses and other funds available through Nov. 30, 2003; considering and acting on the president’s and acting inspector general’s recommendations for the fiscal 2004 consolidated operating budget or revised temporary operating budget. Location: Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/295-1500.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Obesity conference — all day — The American Conference Institute holds a conference, “Preventing and Defending Obesity Claims”

Highlights — 2:15 p.m. — Peter Pesch, Ford and Harrison LLP, “Is the Obesity Claimant ‘Disabled’?”

Location: The Hay-Adams Hotel, One Lafayette Square NW. Contact: 888/224-2480.

Campaign finance conference — all day — The American Conference Institute holds a conference, “The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act”

Highlights — 11:45 a.m. — Benjamin Ginsberg, Patton, Boggs LLP; Craig Donsanto and Noel Hillman, Justice Department; and Lawrence Norton, Federal Election Commission, “Implementing and Enforcing Campaign Finance Laws: What Must Candidates and Corporate Donors Look Out For?”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 800/224-2480.

Russian investment discussion — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Foreign Investment in Russia.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Cancer drug briefing — 9:30 a.m. — Seniors Coalition, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network and Bosom Buddies hold a news briefing on the implementation of the cancer drug transitional coverage project included in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/596-3517 or 202/530-4667.

Unemployment briefing — 10 a.m. — National Center for Policy Analysis holds a congressional briefing on “Empowering the Unemployed: How to Get People Back to Work.” R. Glenn Hubbard, former chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers; Diane Furchgott-Roth, Labor Department; Emily DeRocco, Labor Department; and Donald Marron, majority executive director, Joint Economic Committee, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Media contact: 800/859-1154.

Population discussion — 10 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Environment, Population and Health: Development Strategies for a More Secure World.” Jared Diamond, UCLA and Pulitzer Prize winner, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Defense Department budget — 11 a.m. — Defense Department holds a news briefing on the Defense Department’s fiscal 2005 budget submission.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Distribution of budget documents, Room 2E565, Pentagon; all documents and comments are embargoed until 9 a.m. Monday.

1:30 p.m. — Background briefing by senior Defense Department official, Room 2E579;

2:30 p.m. — Follow-up question-and-answer briefings, DOD-wide, Room 2E579; Air Force, OSD Conference Complex 2C554, Room 1; Army, Army Conference Room 3C342; Navy and Marine Corps, OSD Conference Complex 2C554, Room 2

Location: The Pentagon, as noted above. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Russia briefing — 11 a.m. — The International Council for Capital Formation holds a news briefing, “Russian Climate Change Policy: Will Russia Ratify the Kyoto Protocol?” Andrei Illarionov, chief economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-5811.

Election discussion — 11 a.m. — George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds a discussion on “Election Countdown: The Race for the White House and Congress.” Topics include “What Happened in Iowa and New Hampshire? Where is the Presidential Race Now?” Mark Mellman, Mellman Group; Rhodes Cook, the Rhodes Cook Letter; Ron Faucheux, GSPM; and Steve Billet, GSPM, participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Border protection news conference — 11:45 a.m. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds a news conference. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Anne McLellan participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Press Briefing Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-8727.

Foreign policy discussion — noon — Defense Forum Foundation holds a discussion, “Emerging Threats to U.S. Foreign Policy: Iran v. Iraq and Latin America.” Constantine Menges, National Security Affairs; William Middendorf, DFF; Suzanna Scholte, Defense Forum Foundation; and Paul Berkowitz, Office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/534-4313.

Computer security briefing — noon — Congress and the Internet Security Alliance hold a news briefing, “New Directions in Cyber Security.” Larry Clinton, Internet Security Alliance; Robert Severson, Ceridian; Bob Gourley, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; and Tim McNulty, Carnegie Mellon, participate. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/709-7799.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion, “The Humanitarian Conscience.” W.R. Smyser, author, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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