- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 16, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Housing starts report 8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on housing starts and building permits for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
Faith-based organizations forum 1:30 p.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a forum on "Barriers to Faith-Based and Community Organizations." A White House report will be released on "Unlevel Playing Field: Barriers to Faith-Based and Community Organizations' Participation in Federal Social Service Programs." The participants include John DiIulio, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Incentives; Stephen Goldsmith, chairman of the Corporation for National Service; Stanley Carlson-Theis, White House associate director for Cabinet affairs; Melissa Rogers, executive director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Sebastian Mallaby, The Washington Post; and Jonathan Rauch, guest scholar, and Ron Nessen, moderator, of the Brookings Institution. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

PRESIDENT BUSH
In Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for July 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Employment and Training Administration holds a meeting of the migrant and seasonal farmworker employment and training advisory committee. Location: Seminar Room 5, Room C-5525, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-3729.
9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 172. Location: Suite 805, 1828 L St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9339.
9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the veterans' advisory committee on environmental hazards, to review information relating to the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Location: Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-7268.
10 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting. Location: Suite 312, National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, 441 F St. NW. Contact: 202/504-2200.

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

SENATE
In summer recess. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
In summer recess. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Waste testing 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."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Defense Department Course: Detecting and Correcting Inappropriate Lab Practices.
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 540/557-6007.
Air safety forum 8:30 a.m. The Air Line Pilots Association holds its 47th annual air safety forum.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Mike Lewis, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Aviation Safety Program Office, "NASA History and Contribution."
10:45 a.m. Carol Hallett, president and chief executive of the Air Transport Association, "Airlines History."
11:30 a.m. Carol Carmody, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Charlie Simpson, Transportation and Small Business Consortium.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/481-4440.
Marcus Evans conference 8:30 a.m. Marcus Evans presents a conference, "Network Convergence: Moving to IP (Internet Protocol) from the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network): Enabling Convergence and Interoperability through Intelligent Migration Management."
Highlights 8:45 a.m. Matthew Beal, NexBell Communications, "Building a Next Generation High-Quality, Telco-Grade VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Network."
Location: Westin Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 312/894-6418.
Security symposium 9 a.m. USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, presents its 10th USENIX Security Symposium. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 510/528-8649.
Citizenship ceremony 9 a.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service conducts three ceremonies (9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) to swear in 510 immigrants as U.S. citizens. Location: Room 318, George Mason University Law Campus, 3401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-1565.
Workshop 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club Friedheim Library hosts a National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting Workshop. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7129.
Agreement announcement 9:30 a.m. The Compaq Computer Corp. and the National Black Chamber of Commerce hold a news conference to announce a strategic agreement. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/514-6990 or 281/518-8932.
Danone Co. briefing 9:30 a.m. The Danone Co. sponsors a news briefing to name the 2001 laureate of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition. Dr. Alfred Sommer, laureate and dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Barbara Schneeman, chairman of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition, participate. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/973-3629.
Conference call briefing 11 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing to discuss a new study examining income patterns during the late 1990s among working families headed by single mothers. The participants are Kathy Porter and Wendell Primus of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Contact: 202/408-1080.
Business seminar noon The Women's Business Center begins its four-week brown-bag luncheon Business Coaching Series, "Building Your Business." Location: Suite 312, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-4922.
Indonesia discussion noon The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds a panel discussion on the state of press freedom in Indonesia. The participants include: Indonesian Ambassador Samodra Sriwidjaja; Irawan Nugroho, Gamma magazine; and Ramadhan Pohan, Jawa Pos. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2887.
Brockovich speech 12:30 p.m. Erin Brockovich, director of environmental research at Masry and Vititoe law firm, West Lake Village, Calif., addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. She is the principal in a celebrated environmental contamination lawsuit, Anderson v. Pacific Gas and Electric, which resulted in a motion picture. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Japanese reform forum 3:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a policy forum on "Politics and the Prospects for Japanese Reform." The speaker is Katsuya Okada, chairman of the Democratic Party of Japan. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
National Black Chamber of Commerce convention 7 p.m. The National Black Chamber of Commerce holds its ninth annual convention, "eCommerce: Building Global Bridges."
Highlights 7 p.m. Timothy Adams, SA-Tech president, Opening reception, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-6888.

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