- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 8, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Book discussion — 9:45 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion on “Diversity in America: Keeping Government at a Safe Distance.” Author Peter H. Schuck participates. Location: American Enterprise Institute, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Corruption in Russia — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion on “Corruption and Institution Building in Russia: Lessons for Iraq.” Participants include John Vafai, public policy scholar at the center. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases its wholesale trade figures for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Education Departmentholds a meeting of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Topics include the fund’s programs and special initiatives and the costs of higher education. Location: St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M St. NW. Contact: 202/502-7500.

10 a.m. —Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about its agenda and priorities for fiscal 2005 and its draft strategic plan to be submitted to Congress on Sept. 30. Location: Bethesda Towers Building, Room 420, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-6833.

noon —Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel on post-approval studies and adverse events related to an intrapartum fetal pulse oximeter. Location: Hilton D.C. North, Salons A, B and C, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-1180.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon for morning business and 1 p.m. to consider the energy bill and the nomination of Michael Chertoff to be a judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committeeholds a hearing to formulate a rule on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Food and health — all day National Academies holds a workshop on “Exploring a Vision Integrating Knowledge for Food and Health.”

Highlights — 5:30 p.m. — Keynote address and reception with Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, “Science to Improve Public Health and the Food System: Bridging the Divide.”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3281.

Occupational therapy — all day The American Occupational Therapy Association holds its 83rd annual conference and expo.

Highlights — 10 a.m. The IDEA Partnerships: Collaboration in Action

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 301/652-2682.

Breast cancer — 8:30 a.m. Fleishman Hillard sponsors a briefing on breast cancer. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/453-2127.

U.S.-Turkey ties — 9:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “U.S.-Turkish Relations: Bump in the Road or Permanent Detour?” Participants include Mark Parris, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey; Sabri Sayari, Institute of Turkish Studies executive director at Georgetown University; and Richard Perle and Danielle Pletka of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Bush’s economic plan — 9:30 a.m. Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing to examine whether the Bush economic plan will create jobs. Participants include Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Robert Reich, Clinton administration labor secretary; Jack Kemp of Empower America; Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute; Mark Zandi of Economy.com; and William Gale of the Brookings Institution. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1191

Airport screener unions — 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on issues facing the newly federalized airport-screener work force. Topics include low morale and efforts to unionize in face of opposition from the Transportation Security Administration. Participants include Bobby Harnage of the American Federation of Government Employees. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-6405.

Education act — 11:15 a.m. Education Department and D.C. Public Schools hold a discussion on the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the District’s accountability plan. Education Secretary Rod Paige and D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul L. Vance participate. Location: Randle-Highlands Elementary School, 1650 30th St. SE. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Health policies — noon Women in Government Relations holds a meeting of its Health and Social Policies Task Force. Location: American Urological Society, 316 F St. NE. Contact: 202/639-7508.

Role of the state — 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the Universite de Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, hold a forum on “The Changing Role of the State from the U.S.-French Perspective.”

Location: SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5730, 202/663-5626.

Homeland security — 3 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on homeland security. Participants include Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2401.

Cuban politics — 5:30 p.m. Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on a report, “Cuban National Reconciliation.” Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Al Jazeera news conference — 6:30 p.m. National Press Club’s International Correspondents Committee holds a news conference with Hafez al-Mirazi, Washington bureau chief for Al Jazeera television. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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