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By United Press International   |   May 22, 2002 at 3:51 PM
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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2002

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN holds a news conference to oppose the proposed Yucca Mountain and Private Fuel Storage nuclear waste facilities. Participants will discuss the dangers of transporting nuclear waste through 44 states and the District of Columbia to sites in Utah and Nevada, as well as the environmental justice implications of these nuclear projects, which disproportionately impact Native American communities.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Cromwell, actor and activist

Sen. Harry Reid, assistant majority leader from Nevada

Sen. John Ensign, R-NV.

Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen

Ron Steif, director, Public Life and Social Policy, United Church of Christ

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Senate Swamp, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Erica Hartman, Public Citizen, 202-454-5174

WEB ADDRESS: public.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Women and Culture in Iran: Articulating the Void in Search of Identity in Contemporary Iranian Fiction."

WHO: The speakers are:

Azar Nafisi, Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Goli Emami, Zamineh Books (Tehran)

Nasrin Rahimieh, University of Alberta (Canada)

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN AND THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT holds a news conference to discuss a five-month review of records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The records - documenting government salmonella testing at ground beef plants throughout the country - showed a systematic breakdown in the testing program, which began in 1998.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. John Baldacci, D-MA

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT

Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-NY

Felicia Nestor, Food Safety Project director, Government Accountability Project

Patricia Lovera, deputy director, Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program

Donna Rosenbaum, food safety consultant with Food Safety Partners, and co-founder and former executive director of Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)

Randy Howell, president, Mid-Atlantic Council, National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: 122 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mick Andersen, 202-408-0034, ext. 143; Angela Bradbery, 202-588-7741

WEB ADDRESS: public.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION holds a news conference to discuss findings on the content and

structure of the early universe. The news conference focuses on images from the Cosmic Background Imager (CBI), an interferometer that detects the cosmic microwave background--the radiation that began its journey to Earth shortly after the Big Bang.

WHO: The speakers are:

Anthony Readhead- Rawn Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

Alan Guth - Weisskopf Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: National Science Foundation, Room 110, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

CONTACT: Amber Jones, 703-292-8070

WEB ADDRESS: nsf.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Eastern Europe After Ten Years of Transition with Ionel Nicu Sava, Fulbright Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Reluctant Dragon: Crisis Cycles in Chinese Economic Policy with Lawrence Chris Reardon, University of New Hampshire and Wilson Center Asian Policy Studies Fellow.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-691-4020

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Bridging the Education Gap: What the Research Shows on School Vouchers."

WHO: The speakers are:

Paul E. Peterson, Ph.D. Harvard University

Richard D. Komer Institute for Justice

Nina Shokraii Rees Deputy Assistant to the Vice President on Domestic Policy

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Maury Harris, chief economist, UBS Warburg, discussing cyclical issues facing the economy, including unemployment, household leverage, technology, as well as Fed policy. He will emphasize his rather optimistic multiyear outlook on technological change and productivity, and discuss the dollar's future from global bank's perspective.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Book Rap featuring author Robert Wolke discussing and signing copies of

"What Einstein Told His Cook." "What Einstein Told His Cook" contains more than 130 lucid explanations of kitchen phenomena involving starches and sugars, salts, fats, meats and fish, heat and cold, cooking equipment.

DATE: May 23, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Karen AbuZayd, Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, discussing the Middle East peace process and the refugee situation.

DATE: May 23, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson discussing The Next Bold Step in Welfare Reform

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE AND The American Liszt Society presenting piano music by Liszt and Wagner with pianists Rosanne Conway, Kathy Detwiler, Ann Schein, and Andre von Frasunkiewicz, in the program "Venice and Naples."

DATE: May 23, 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 presents a reception for local authors and illustrators of children's books published this spring.

WHO: The authors include:

Brent and Jennifer Ashabranner

Paige Billin-Frye

Henry Cole

Pamela Edwards

Jonathan Fuqua

Carla Golembe

Polly Greenberg

Joseph Lekuton

Alice McGill

Laura Melmed

Jerdine Nolen

Barbara-Ann Porte

Candice Ransom

Barbara Wallace

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: THE COMMISSION ON PEACE MIDDLE EAST PEACE COMMITTEE, EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON AND THE FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE hold a program to discuss the history and the legality of the Israeli settlements and their impact on the future for peace and the role the U.S. and United Nations can play in resolving the crisis.

WHO: The speakers are:

Phillip Wilcox, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace

Geoffrey Aronson, editor of "Report on Israeli Settlement," Foundation for Middle East

Peace

Dr. Jerome Segal, founder of the Jewish Peace Lobby and Senior Research Scholar,

Univ. of Maryland Center for International and Security Studies.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Perry Auditorium, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-537-6546

WEB ADDRESS:edow.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: KIDSAVE DC will hold their 1st annual benefit gala and awards night, "Celebrate the Miracles

AGENDA: highlighted attendees:

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-RI

Rep. James Moran, D-VA

Rep. Eva Clayton, D-NC

William Novelli, executive director, AARP

DC Mayor Anthony Williams

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: National Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Allison Conyers, 202-331-1110

WEB ADDRESS: kidsave.org

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