- The Washington Times - Monday, August 4, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Medicaid crisis discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Passing the Buck on Medicaid: How the States Pledge and the Feds Pay.” Michael Greve of the AEI, Jinney Smith of Northwestern University, Dennis Smith of the Health and Human Services Department, Alan Weil of the Urban Institute, and Maryland Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Nelson J. Sabatini participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Youth news conference — 11 a.m. — The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans holds a news conference, “The State of Our Nation’s Youth.” Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/684-9444.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, to discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket-approval application for a neurological embolization device. Location: Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Ballroom, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-1184, Ext. 176.

2 p.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Use of Competitive Procedures for Department of Energy Laboratories. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Salon 2, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/586-7092.

3 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Health Committee to discuss the draft report of the Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Cancer Susceptibility From Early-life Exposure to Carcinogens review panel. Location: None given. Contact: 202/564-2526.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, summer district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S./Euro Advisory Board meeting — all day — American Financial Services Association holds a meeting of the U.S./Euro Advisory Board. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5544.

Marine salvage symposium — all day — National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds a symposium, “Marine Salvage Response Capability.”

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. — Breakout discussions, “Physical Salvage and Harbor Clearance,” “Financial, Economic and Political Issues,” “Legal Marine Forensics and Human Casualties Issues” and “Environmental Issues”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3307.

Security symposium — all day — The Advanced Computing Systems Association holds the 12th USENIX Security Symposium. Tutorial sessions on “Building Honeypots for Intrusion Detection” and “Hacking and Securing Web-Based Applications” Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 510/528-8649.

Law enforcement conference — all day — Women in Federal Law Enforcement holds a conference, “Collaborative Leadership: The Future of Law Enforcement.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Gale Rossides, associate administrator, Transportation Security Administration, keynote speaker, “Collaborative Leadership: The Future of Law Enforcement”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 866/399-4353.

Nuclear briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Physicians for Social Responsibility hosts a news briefing to discuss issues behind the Aug. 7 Strategic Command meeting in Colorado, where Defense and Energy Department officials plan to develop new nuclear war-fighting strategies. Robert Musil, Martin Butcher and Martha Clark of Physicians for Social Responsibility participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-4260, Ext. 215.

Venezuela discussion — 9 a.m. — Hudson Institute and Atlas Economic Foundation hold a discussion, “Helping Venezuela: Through Civil Society and Interacting with Questioned Authorities.” Rabbi Pynchas Brener; Roberto Giusti, journalist; and Emilio Pacheco, the Liberty Fund, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Steel trade discussion — 9 a.m. — The Global Business Dialogue holds a discussion, “Origins and Implications of the WTO Panel Decision in the Steel Escape Clause Case.” Mitchell Hecht, International Steel Group; Richard Cunningham, Steptoe and Johnson; Thomas Howell, Dewey Ballantine; and Lewis Leibowitz, Hogan and Hartson, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5074.

Biological-weapons discussion — 9 a.m. — Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute holds a discussion, “Responding to the Challenge of Biological Weapons.” Michael Powers, project director of CBACI, participates. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-3550.

Survey briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Annenberg Public Policy Center holds a news briefing, “The National Annenberg Briefing Survey.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6701.

Law enforcement ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — Embassy of Japan and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation host a wreath-laying ceremony to honor America’s fallen law enforcement officers. Ambassador Ryozo Kato of Japan; Minister of Justice Mayumi Moriyama; Minister of Police Sadakazu Tanigaki; Craig Floyd, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation; and Dennis Sullivan, U.S. National Central Bureau of Interpol, participate. Location: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, E Street between Fourth and Fifth streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1247.

Homeland security news conference — 11 a.m. — Homeland Security Department hosts a news conference on national capital region homeland-security initiatives. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Republican; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Virginia Homeland Security Director John H. Hager, participate. Location: Engine 16, 13th Street between K and L streets NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program — 11 a.m. — The American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and the National Committee for Quality Assurance hold a conference call to announce the debut of the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. Margaret Kane, NCQA; Sidney Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Dale Whitney, manager, Corporate Health Care, participate. Location: None given. Contact: RSVP required to obtain conference-call information; 202/955-3509.

Addiction lecture — noon — National Institutes of Health holds a lecture, “Imaging the Addictive Brain.” Nora Volkow, director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, participates. Location: NIH, Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2427.

Aerospace meeting — 1 p.m. — National Academies’ Air Force Science and Technology Board holds a meeting, “National Aerospace Initiatives: Air Force Support for the National Aerospace Initiative.”

Highlight — 1:05 p.m. — Bill Jeffrey, “OSTP Perspectives on NAI.”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1921. • Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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