- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 6, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Brown v. Board discussion — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Brown v. Board of Education: Fifty Years Later.” Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Anti-Dean ad debut — 1 p.m. — The Club for Growth holds a news conference to debut a television ad criticizing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. Stephen Moore, president of the club, participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-5920 or 800/536-5920.

PRESIDENT BUSH

2:30 p.m. — Delivers a speech on immigration reform, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

5 p.m. — World Agricultural Outlook Board releases its weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee. Topics include: the High Production Volume Challenge Program; and pollution prevention and risk assessment, management and communication. Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a public meeting. Topics include: Draft advisory opinion 2003-36: Republican Governors Association by executive director, Edward Tobin III; Notice of availability: petition for rulemaking on public access to materials relating to closed enforcement cases; and routine administrative matters. Location: 999 E St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Investment directors conference — all day — Securities and Exchange Commission and Northwestern University School of Law hold a conference, “Critical Issues for Investment Company Directors 2004.”

Highlights — 7:30 p.m. — William H. Donaldson, SEC chairman

Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 315/503-8932.

International labor standards — all day — National Academies’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Policy and Global Affairs Division holds a meeting, “Toward Improved Monitoring of International Labor Standards.”

Highlights — 9:25 a.m. — Robert Bednarzik, Labor Department; Shawn Ricks, Commerce Department; William Clatanoff, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and Robert Hagen, State Department, “Relationship Between Federal Trade-Related Policies and Effects on Local Communities.”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1273.

Petroleum conference — all day — Institute for Policy Studies presents a conference, “Oil Change: Petro Politics”

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Keith Romig, Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union, “Working for Our Future: Labor’s Perspectives on the Coming Energy Transition”

Location: Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

Biological weapons — 8:30 a.m. — The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute holds a discussion, “Responding to the Challenge of Biological Weapons.” Edward Badolato, the Shaw Group, participates. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1770 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-3550.

2004 elections discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for Responsive Politics holds a discussion, “What Now? The Impact of the Supreme Court’s McCain-Feingold Decision in the 2004 Elections.” Larry Noble, CRP; Benjamin Ginsberg, counsel to the Republican National Committee; and Joseph Sandler, Democratic National Committee, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/354-0111, 202/354-0110.

Business outlook — 10 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Outlook 2004: The State of American Business.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, keynote address

11:45 a.m. — Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, Georgia Republican, “Political Outlook for 2004”

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Special-education report — 11 a.m. — Education Week holds a news conference to release a report, “Quality Counts 2004: Count Me In,” which examines state policies on testing students with disabilities, holding schools accountable for their performance, preparing teachers to educate such students and financing special-education services. Virginia Edwards, Lynn Olsen and Ronald Skinner, report authors, Education Week, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

Antiterrorism news conference — noon — Potomac Institute holds a news conference on its “2004 Ambassadors Forum on International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism.” Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/525-0770.

Bar Association luncheon — noon — District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program on an update of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Leo Gordon, U.S. Court of International Trade, and Beth Peters, Hogan & Hartson LLP, participate. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW. Level B-1. Contact: 202/737-4700, Ext. 262.

Czechoslovakia discussion — noon — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Ethnic Cleansing, Communism and Environmental Devastation in Czechoslovakia’s Borderlands, 1945-1989.” Eagle Glassheim, Princeton University, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Hepatitis and AIDS discussion — noon — National Institutes of Health holds a discussion on hepatitis and AIDS. Dr. Jay Hoofnagle, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; and Dr. Henry Masur, National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center, participate. Location: NIH, Building 10, Clinical Center, Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Free-trade discussion — 2 p.m. — Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Free Trade in the Global Economy: A Discussion on the State of U.S. Trade Policy.” Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Paul Craig Roberts, Hoover Institution; and Ron Nessen and Lael Brainard of Brookings, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Presidential helicopter competition — 2 p.m. — Sikorsky Aircraft holds a news conference to announce partnerships for the Presidential Helicopter Competition. Steve Finger, Sikorsky Aircraft, participates. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 203/386-7143.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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