- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 26, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

“Mommy Wars” discussion — noon — The Conservative Women’s Network holds a discussion, “The New June Cleavers: An End to the Mommy Wars?” Danielle Crittenden, author of “What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us,” participates. Location: Van Andel Conference Room, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.

“Filibuster Buster” — 5 p.m. — The Committee for Justice holds a “Filibuster Buster” fund raiser to increase awareness on the struggle for the federal courts. Participants include C. Boyden Gray, Committee for Justice chairman, and George P. Bush, nephew of President Bush. Location: Ninth-floor terrace, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/661-6353, Ext. 353.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the introduction of the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry in the Rose Garden of the White House before attending Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its report on personal income and outlays for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Cancer Institute board of scientific advisers. Location: Conference Room 10, sixth floor, C Wing, Building 31, National Cancer Institute, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4218.

SUPREME COURT

Releases orders to conclude the 2002 term at a time to be announced. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

GENERAL AGENDA

Africa summit — all day — The Corporate Council on Africa holds its U.S.-Africa Business Summit, “Building Partnerships.”

Highlights — 7:30 a.m. — Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; Robert Lindsay of Coca-Cola Africa and Middle East; Sandra Thurman of the International AIDS Trust; Ron Dellums of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa; Prime Minister Peter Musonge of Cameroon; Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans; and President Levy Mwanawasa of Zambia, “Combating AIDS and Malaria in Africa.”

Noon — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and President Fradique de Menezes of Sao Tome and Principe, “Beyond War, Into Prosperity.”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/835-1115.

U.N. forum — all day — The United Nations Association of the United States and the Business Council for the United Nations sponsor the National Forum on the United Nations.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Sessions on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, infectious diseases, women’s rights, strengthening cooperation among the democracies at the United Nations.

10:45 a.m. — Sessions on pursuing U.S. national interests in the U.N. system; funding for HIV/AIDS, civil society interaction with the United Nations.

1 p.m. — Catherine Bertini, U.N. undersecretary-general for management, luncheon speaker

3 p.m. — Sessions on U.S. financing of the United Nations, children’s health and survival, enhancing the U.N. capability to deal with conflict.

Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 212/907-1300.

Traffic congestion conference — all day — The University of California Los Angeles hosts a conference to study solutions to the growing problem of traffic congestion.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Jonathan Levine, associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, discusses “Investing in Transit and Transit-Oriented Development to Mitigate Congestion.”

10 a.m. — Ken Adler, policy analyst with the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses “Evaluating Congestion Mitigation Strategies: Which Produce the Most Environmental Benefits.”

11:45 a.m. — Luncheon panel discussion on “Addressing the Policy and Institutional Challenges to Tackling Traffic Congestion.”

Location: Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 310/825-7885.

Venezuelan politics discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on “Venezuelan Politics.” The participants include: Elsa Cardosos Da Silva, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Steve Ellner, Universidad del Oriente; and Angelo Rivero-Santos, Georgetown University. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Spanish-American news conference — 9 a.m. — The National Press Club hosts a “Morning Newsmaker” news conference on “Spanish-American Relations.” The speaker is Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Supreme Court term briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a news briefing to assess rulings that affect the free-enterprise system and other key developments from the Supreme Court’s 2002 term. Dick Thornburg, former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. attorney general, participates. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Nuclear forces discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Lexington Institute holds a discussion on “Strategic Nuclear Forces in U.S. National Security in the 21st Century.” Elaine Bunn of the Institute for National Strategic Studies and Peter Huessy of National Defense University participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/522-5828.

EPA protest — 10:30 a.m. — Clear the Air holds a rally outside a hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency to protest weakened smog provisions sought by the agency. Location: Alexandria Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/887-1345 or 202/285-0113.

Rally — 11 a.m. — Reducing Underage Drinking Through Coalitions holds a rally to highlight the problem of underage drinking and how the alcohol industry targets youths. Location: Outside the Beer Institute, 122 C St. NW. Contact: 312/464-5073 or 312/952-1356.

Folklife festival — 11 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds the 37th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Festival runs through Sunday and July 2-6 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The themes include “Scotland at the Smithsonian,” “Appalachia: Heritage and Harmony” and “Mali: From Timbuktu to Washington.” Location: The National Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets NW).

Transportation policy discussion — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion on “Innovations in Transportation Policy: Applying Free-Market Reforms to the Highway, Amtrak and FAA Reauthorization Bills.” Rep. Mark Kennedy, Minnesota Republican, and Peter Van Doren, Regulation editor, participate. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Luncheon program — 12:30 p.m. — The Transportation Table holds a luncheon program, “U.S.-Canada Border Truck Traffic, Smoothing the Way.” The speaker is Peter Hurst, of Toronto, Canada, newly elected president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-3373.

Supreme Court term review — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “States, Corporations and Citizens: Do the Justices Care?” The participants include: Michael Greve, AEI Federalism Project; Dan Schweitzer, National Association of Attorneys General; Adrian Vermeule, University of Chicago; John Yoo, AEI; and Alan Raul, Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood. They will review the Supreme Court’s 2002 term. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Animal rights conference — 4 p.m. — Farm Animal Reform Movement holds its animal rights national conference. Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean. Contact: 888/327-6872.

Islam convention— 4:30 p.m. — Ahmadiyya Community in Islam, USA, holds its 55th annual convention.

Highlights — 4:30 p.m. — Inaugural address.

Location: Baitur Rahman Mosque, 15000 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 202/345-2201 or 301/879-0110.

Award ceremony — 6 p.m. — The Government Accountability Project and the Project on Government Oversight sponsor the first “Connie Morella Whistleblower Award” ceremony. Former U.S. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participates. Location: Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/408-0034 or 202/347-1122.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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