- The Washington Times - Monday, February 18, 2008


On foreign travel in Tanzania.


Federal holiday — no events listed.


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


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


Not in session; President’s Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Federal holiday observed — Presidents Day.

Utility-regulation conference — all day The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners holds its winter committee meetings, Feb. 17-20. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Dorothy Attwood, senior vice president for regulatory planning and policy at AT&T;, and Kathy Grillo, vice president of federal regulatory advocacy at Verizon, participate in panel discussion, “The Multibillion-Dollar Question: Reforming the Universal Service Fund.”

10:35 a.m. — Edward Sproat III, director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management at the Energy Department, discusses “Yucca Mountain Program: An Update”

1:30 p.m. — Julie Laine, vice president and chief counsel for telephony at Time Warner Cable, and David Young, vice president of federal regulatory affairs at Verizon, participate in a Committee on Consumer Affairs discussion, “How Do Traditional Regulatory Models Mesh with a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) World?”

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/898-2200.

Health symposium — all day The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization holds its 2008 annual meeting and training symposium, Feb. 18-21. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:35 a.m. — Eric Christopher of QVC, Chuck Rogers of Wal-Mart and Chuck Coleta of SGS participate in a panel discussion, “Sourcing Products/Specifications in the Global Economy”

12:20 p.m. — Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 414/908-4930.

Future City Competition — 8:30 a.m. The National Engineers Week Committee holds its 16th annual Future City Competition national finals. The competition is for seventh- and eighth-grade students to learn different types of engineering. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 212/967-8200.

Washington’s birthday — 9 a.m. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens hosts events to celebrate George Washington’s 276th birthday.

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va. Contact: 703/799-5203.

Lincoln’s cottage — 10 a.m. The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds a grand opening of President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home and the Robert H. Smith Visitor Center. Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Frank Milligan, director of President Lincoln’s Cottage; and Edna Greene Medford, historian and professor at Howard University, participate. Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers Home, on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW. Contact: 202/588-6380, or 202/585-2502.

Highway safety — 10 a.m. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety holds a press conference to discuss a new report on the best, worst, and most improved states on 15 highway-safety laws related to teen driving, drunk driving and mandatory helmets. Judith Lee Stone, president, and Jackie Gillian, vice president, of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety; and Sherry Chapman, co-founder of the Mourning Parents Act, participate. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Senate Room. Contact: 202/270-4415.

Medical ethics — 10:30 a.m. The American University Washington College of Law holds a conference on the intersection of jurisprudence and medical ethics in the arena of women’s health. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 603. Contact: 202/274-4279; 202/274-4000.

Environmental program — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds its “2008-2009 International Environment Policy Practicum Information Meeting” with David Simpson, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz associate professor of environmental policy. Location: SAIS, Bernstein Office Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

“New Cold War” — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The New Cold War: Putin’s Russia and the Threat to the West.” Edward Lucas, deputy editor of the international sector and Central and Eastern European correspondent for the Economist, and Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter professor of American foreign policy and director of the SAIS American Foreign Policy Program, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Building Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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