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By United Press International   |   Jan. 17, 2002 at 3:27 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE holds its Winter Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Message Plenary Session

DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe

District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams

Maryland Governor Parris Glendening

DCCC Chair and NY Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Santa Fe, TX County Commissioner Javier Gonzales

Denver, CO Mayor Wellington Webb

2 p.m. -- Hispanic Media Roundtable

4 p.m. - House Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, addressing the Women's Caucus of the Democratic National Committee this week.

DATE: January 18 2002

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-2000

WEB ADDRESS: democrats.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FAMILIES USA holds Health Action 2002. The conference will discuss the tough times that pose special challenges for those of us who work for health care justice. We also discuss devising strategies to preserve what we've won and to protect vulnerable Americans who need dependable, affordable health care.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m.- De-Mystifying the Drug Industry

Steve Schondelmeyer, PRIME Institute

John Coster, Chain Drug Stores

12:30 p.m. - Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA

Celebration of Families USA's 20th Anniversary

2 p.m. - Plenary: Whither Health Care?

The Economic and Political Winds Shaping the Future of our Health Care System

Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution

Susan Dentzer, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer

Judy Feder, Georgetown University

Paul Ginsburg, Center for Studying Health System Change

Bill McInturff, Public Opinion Strategies

5:45 p.m. - Dinner Plenary: Inside Perspective on Medicare and Medicaid Tom Scully, Director, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel is located at 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-347-3000

WEB ADDRESS: familiesusa.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a program on Biological Clean-Up at Vozrozhdenie Island: The US Uzbek.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ambassador of the Republic Uzbekistan Shavkat Khamrakulov

Alla International Organization Affairs, UN

Andrew Weber, special advisor for threat reduction policy, Department of Defense

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE news conference to discuss its new ad discussing Catholics For a Free Choice.

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-690-2510

WEB ADDRESS:all.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a Friday Forum on bioterrorism featuring Resident Scholar Jack Calfee discussing some of the leading issues in bioterrorism, with emphasis on the potential role of new drugs and vaccines.

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE presents a luncheon briefing on the role of information technology in homeland security.

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-547-0001

WEB ADDRESS:ppi.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR GLOBAL PEACE AND JUSTICE holds a news conference to discuss India-Pakistan Standoff: Why And What's Next?

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai: Executive Director of the Washington-based Kashmiri American Council

Dr. Adil Najam: Returned recently from a fact-finding visit to the frontline in Kashmir. He is a professor at the International Relations Department, Boston University

Asim Ghafoor, Esq. Managing Director of AG Consulting Group and a political advisor on international affairs for the DC-based American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice.

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-434-8758

WEB ADDRESS: globalpeaceandjustice.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY holds a program on Should The U.S. Change Immigration Policy In Light Of The War On Terrorism?

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies

Kathleen Newland, co-director and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute

José Pertierra, attorney specializing in immigration and international human rights law

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: The George Washington University, Marvin Center, Room 307

800 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-994-8194

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents he outstanding musical trio Walt Michael & Co. reflecting the diversity of American musical heritage, from gospel to blues to southern rural Appalachia.

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features author Ken Smith discussing and signing copies of Junk English. He uses everyday examples, to alert us to the dangers of these linguistic equivalents of junk food.

DATE: January 18, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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