- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 14, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Retail sales — 8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases advance retail sales report for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

Tobacco cessation efforts — 9 a.m. — Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control meets of the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health to focus on tobacco-cessation activities. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Sixth Floor, Secretary's Conference Room (Stonehenge), 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-8500.


PRESIDENT BUSH

11:50 a.m. — Participates in a trail rehabilitation project, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colo.

1:15 p.m. — Makes remarks, YMCA picnic, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences holds a meeting to discuss pending business matters. Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Board of Regents conference room (D3001), 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3116.

9 a.m. — Bureau of Export Administration holds a meeting of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee to discuss pending business matters. Location: Room 3884, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 172: Future Air-Ground Communications in the VHF Aeronautical Data Band. Location: RTCA Inc., Suite 805, 1828 L St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9339.

10 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a teleconference meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Arsenic Benefits Review Panel to prepare a report on the Arsenic Benefits assessment as announced in the Federal Register Notice on July 2, 66 FR 34924-34928. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios North, sixth floor, Room 6013, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-4563.


SENATE

Summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Summer district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


SUPREME COURT

In recess until Oct. 1. Contact: 202/479-3211.


GENERAL AGENDA

Waste Testing and Quality Assurance conference — all day — The Environmental Protection Agency and the Waste Policy Institute hold a Waste Testing and Quality Assurance 2001 conference on "Environmental Sampling and Analysis in the 21st Century." Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 540/557-6007.

Breakfast Exchange Series networking meeting — 7:30 a.m. — The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce presents its Breakfast Exchange Series networking event. Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Contact: 703/749-0400.

ITS-90 Fixed-Point Cell mini-workshop — 8:30 a.m. — The National Institute of Standards and Technology hosts its ITS-90 Fixed-Point Cell mini-workshop. Location: NIST, Building 221, Room B05, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2776.

Security symposium — 9 a.m. — USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, presents its 10th USENIX Security Symposium. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 510/528-8649.

Bush administration discussion — 9 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion on "Who's in Charge? Assessing the Bush Administration." Participants are Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report; Kim Holmes, Heritage Foundation; Carl Cannon, National Journal; Robert Novak, syndicated columnist; and Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation, host. Location: Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Journalists in Ukraine news conference — 9 a.m. — The UPTO Trading Corp. sponsors a news conference on the continuing assassinations of journalists in Ukraine. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 718/837-3651.

Writing and editing for the Web — 9:30 a.m. — The National Press Club Library presents "Content and Communicating: Writing and Editing for the Web." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: to register call 202-662-7129; for information call 202/662-7564.

Urban teacher shortage forum — 9:30 a.m. — The National Press Club Forum features "The Urban Teacher Shortage: Will It go Away?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

FBI controversies discussion luncheon — noon — Accuracy in Media hosts an AIM/McDowell luncheon featuring a discussion on FBI controversies, including the Oklahoma City bombing, the Wen Ho Lee affair, campaign finance investigation and "In Sunshine and In Shadow" manuscript. Location: Charlie Chiang's Restaurant, 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Weather reporting discussion — noon — The Freedom Forum's Newseum hosts a discussion about weather reporting. Location: Freedom Forum World Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.

Brown bag luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — The American Bar Association Customs Committee presents an ABA Customs brown bag luncheon. Location: Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, third floor, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-8500.

Network convergence conference — 12:30 p.m. — Marcus Evans, IT/telecom division, presents "Network Convergence: Moving to IP (Internet Protocol) from the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network): Enabling Convergence and Interoperability through Intelligent Migration Management."

Pre-conference workshop highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Luncheon, "Getting Your Data Network Ready for VoIP."

1:30 p.m. — "Measuring QoS for Carrier-class IP Networks."

Location: Westin Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 312/894-6418.

World affairs briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs holds a World Affairs Briefing on findings of NDI/Carter Center pre-election observation mission led by former President Jimmy Carter and Saumura Tioulong, member, Cambodia National Assembly, to Bangladesh. Location: Fifth floor, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/332-5576.

Saving Social Security for the 21st century forum — 2:30 p.m. — The 60 Plus Association holds its fifth annual forum on "Saving Social Security for the 21st Century." Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/608-6150.

Doing business with the federal government seminar — 6:30 p.m. — The Women's Business Center presents "Doing Business with the Federal Government." Location: WBC, Suite 312, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-4922.

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