- The Washington Times - Monday, July 9, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Humor conference 9 a.m. The University of Maryland and the Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies host the 20th annual International Humor Conference and the 13th annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies. Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland at College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076 or 301/405-1360.
Supreme Court panel discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Courtside View: Scholars and Scribes Look at the Supreme Court's 2000-2001 Term." The participants include Ed Meese III and Todd Gaziano, Heritage Foundation; Douglas Kmeic, Catholic University Columbus School of Law; Michael Seidman, Georgetown University Law Center; Nelson Lund, George Mason University School of Law; Frank Murray, The Washington Times; and Charles Bierbauer, CNN. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10 a.m. Participates, with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in a "Fulfilling the Promise of America" declaration signing and presentation of America's Promise's "Report to the Nation 2001," East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on consumer installment credit for May. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards' plant operations subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-3151.
10 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting. Location: Conference Room 4506, Fourth Floor, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.
10 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the circulatory system devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee. The committee is scheduled to hear brief presentations on issues related to endovascular grafting systems for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The committee will also discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a percutaneous myocardial revascularization system used in the treatment of angina. Location: Salons A, B, and C, Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/443-8517, Ext 171.
11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting to discuss pending business initiatives. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.
1:30 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a joint meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards' materials and metallurgy, thermal-hydraulic phenomena subcommittee and reliability and probabilistic risk assessment subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6885.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.
SENATE
Meets at noon. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
American Rock Mechanics Association conference 8 a.m. The American Rock Mechanics Association presents "DC Rocks 2001: Rock Mechanics in the National Interest," the 38th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium.
Highlights 10:30 a.m. Winton Gale, Strata Control Technology, Australia, keynote speaker, "Advances in the Understanding of Complex Mining Ground Control Problems"
7 p.m. Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, (invited), banquet address
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-1808.
Telecommunications forum 8 a.m. The Foundation for American Communications presents a forum, "The Telecommunications Debate: Analyzing the Stakes," regarding the effect of the proposed Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001, or the Tauzin-Dingle bill on competition and consumer costs. The participants include John Mayo, senior associate dean and professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and James Cicconi, AT&T; executive vice president/general counsel. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 626/584-0010.
Humor conference 9 a.m. The University of Maryland and the Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies host the 20th annual International Humor Conference and the 13th annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies.
Highlights 9 a.m. John Morreall, "Humor in the Holocaust: Its Critical, Cohesive and Coping Functions," and Christie Davies, "Understanding Jewish Jokes by Studying Scottish Jokes."
Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland at College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076 or 301/405-1360.
Library of Congress ceremony 11 a.m. The Library of Congress hosts a ceremony to accept the book "'Do the Write Thing' Challenge Program 2001," which includes 34 poems, essays and stories about the impact of youth violence and solutions to the epidemic written by seventh- and eighth-graders chosen as national finalists in the National Campaign to Stop Violence contest. Education Secretary Rod Paige, Larry Thompson, deputy attorney general, and members of Congress participate. Location: White Hall Pavilion, Library of Congress, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/371-1999.
Exhibit 11 a.m. The Veterans' Affairs Department (VA) exhibits a historic reproduction of a Civil War medical wagon (field ambulance) built for the Veterans Medical Museum at the East Orange VA Medical Center in New Jersey. VA Secretary Anthony Principi participates. Location: Outside main entrance, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5700.
Honor cordon 11:30 a.m. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon for French Minister of Defense Alain Richard. Location: Pentagon River Entrance, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-6161.
Metro news conference noon The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a news conference to announce inexpensive public transportation that will link Georgetown with the Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom-GWU and Dupont Circle Metro stations. Location: Historic Car Barn, 3600 Prospect St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.
Slavery series discussion noon The Freedom Forum's Newseum hosts a discussion on "A Taste of Slavery," a Knight-Ridder Newspapers investigative series on child slavery in West Africa's cocoa and coffee industries. The speakers include Sumana Chatterjee, general assignment reporter; Joyce Davis, deputy foreign editor; Sudarsan Raghaven, Africa bureau chief. Location: Rooftop Conference Center, Freedom Forum World Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2887.
Shipping industry briefing noon The American Association of Ports Authorities presents a luncheon briefing on "Protecting U.S. Waters from Invasive Species: Ballast Water Regulation and the Port and Shipping Industry." The participants include Jim Hartung, president/CEO of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and U.S. delegation chairman, American Association of Ports Authorities; John Jamian, executive director of Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority; and Kathy Metcalf, maritime affairs director of the Chamber of Shipping of America. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/684-5700.
Insurance briefing noon The American Academy of Actuaries presents a briefing on "Insurance and American Families," regarding financial impact of insurance risk on families. Pat Teufel, Tim Tongson and Jim Rech, American Academy of Actuaries, participate. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7870.
Palestinian citizens lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "Outside the Rules of the Game: Democracy, Discrimination and the Political Future of Palestinian Citizens in Israel," by Laurie King-Irani, social anthropologist. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Prize presentation noon Washington Area Ford Dealers present keys to a 2001 Ford Escape won in the Komen National Race for the Cure (for breast cancer) participants' drawing. The participants include Angela Neblett, breast cancer survivor who was unable to run, recipient, and her friends who ran for her; Lisa Wallenhorst, Komen National Race for the Cure; and Don Klimkiewicz, Washington Area Ford Dealers chairman. Location: Century Ford, 718 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 202/789-2424.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents a book rap featuring Morton Kondracke's "Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson's Disease," memoirs of a political journalist of his relationship with his wife, Milly, and her battle with Parkinson's disease. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7523.
Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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