- The Washington Times - Friday, June 20, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Taxpayers conference — all day — National Taxpayers Union Foundation holds the National Taxpayers Conference 2003. Highlights include speeches by Reps. Steve King, Iowa Republican (8:15 a.m.); Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican (9:45 a.m.); and Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican (12:15 p.m.). Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-5700.

FBI director’s speech — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program features an address by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the White House. Attends a Bush-Cheney 2004 fund-raiser in Greensboro, Ga. Returns to Washington for the opening of the White House 2003 tee-ball season Sunday on the South Lawn.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council to discuss follow-up actions relating to a report presented at the May 2003 meeting by NDWAC’s work group on affordability. Location: EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 2123. Contact: 202/564-3791.

1:30 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (including the states of Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia), to discuss various IRS issues. Location: None given, see contact for dial-in information. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 954/423-7977.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601 or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020 or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Communities at the Cutting Edge — 8:15 a.m. — Institute for International Research holds a conference on “Communities at the Cutting Edge.”

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Bruno LaPorte, World Bank, “Achieving Value From Communities in Line With Corporate Objectives”

Location: Fairmont Washington Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 212/661-3500.

Mexican election preview — 8:30 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “Mexican Election Preview.” Manlio Fabio Beltrones, Institutional Revolutionary Party; German Martinez, National Action Party; Cuauhtemoc Sandoval, Democratic Revolutionary Party; George Grayson, College of William and Mary; Jean Francois Prud’Home, Colegio de Mexico and Jeffrey Weldon, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Chechen refugee briefing — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on “The Plight of Displaced Chechens.” Gabriel Trujillo, head of mission in Moscow, Doctors Without Borders, participates. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Aftershocks of the Iraq war — 9:30 a.m. — Middle East Policy Council holds a discussion on “Aftershocks of the Iraq War: What Purposes Have Been Fulfilled?” Henri Barkley, Lehigh University; Kenneth Katzman, Congressional Research Service; Martha Kessler, consultant; Judith Yaphe, National Defense University, participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/296-6767.

World Refugee Day — 10 a.m. — The United Nations refugee agency debuts World Refugee Day to recognize the contributions and courage of refugees around the world. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Angelina Jolie, UNHCR goodwill ambassador, participate. Location: National Geographic Explorers Hall, Grovesnor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5595, Ext. 23.

China discussion — 10 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Why China Opened to the World.” Topics include global integration and World Trade Organization accession. David Zweig, author of “Internationalizing China: Interests and Global Linkages,” participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Mortgage delinquency survey — 11 a.m. — Mortgage Bankers Association of America holds a program to release and discuss the National Delinquency Survey for the first quarter 2003. Doug Duncan, MBA’s senior vice president and chief economist, participates. Location: 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/557-2871.

Broadband forum — noon — The New America Foundation holds a broadband forum brown bag lunch meeting. Topics include: Wave of the future or dead in the water?; the public release and policy implications of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s next-generation spectrum-sharing technology. Location: New America Foundation 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Biotechnology conference — noon — The Biotech 2003 African Delegation holds a news conference on agricultural biotechnology in the developing world and Africa in particular. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/962-9231.

Block grant briefing — 12:30 p.m. — Center for Law and Social Policy holds its “How Will Low-Income Children and Families Fare in the 108th Congress” conference call briefing series on “Reauthorization of the Community Services Block Grant.” Location: None given. Contact: 202/906-8030.

BIO 2003 Annual Convention — 5 p.m. — Biotechnology Industry Organization holds its BIO 2003 Annual Convention, “Looking Beyond the Future.”

Highlights — 5 p.m. — International delegation welcome, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW or as noted above. Contact: 202/962-6655.

Anniversary and annual awards dinner — 7 p.m. — The Exposure Group and the African American Photographers Association hold the 25th anniversary and seventh annual awards dinner. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/387-6525.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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