- The Washington Times - Monday, June 28, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Sudan genocide — 11 a.m. — Sudan Campaign holds a press conference and demonstration to “Stop the Genocide and Free the Slaves in Sudan.” Participants include former Rep. Walter Fauntroy, and civil rights activists Joe Madison and Dick Gregory. Location: Sudanese Embassy, 2210 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/298-8644.

Supreme Court term — 3 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Terror, Torts and Telecom: The Supreme Court’s 2003-2004 Term.” Participants include Viet Dinh of the Georgetown University Law Center, Richard Garnett of Notre Dame Law School, Edward Warren of Kirkland & Ellis, and Michael Greve of the AEI Federalism Project. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Istanbul.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. — Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission holds a meeting to hear oral arguments on an appeal of Twentymile Coal Co. from the decision of an administrative law judge in Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Co. on violations of safety standards. Location: Labor Department, Francis Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9950.

1 p.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting to get information on the agency’s new produce safety action plan. Location: Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/436-2025.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session, Independence Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Living with terror — 8 a.m. — University of Haifa and the University of Pennsylvania host an international conference on the psychosocial effects of living with terror.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Melvin Bernstein of the Homeland Security Department, “Understanding and Responding to Terrorism: The Role of Universities.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/928-9896.

Hispanics and the environment — 9 a.m. — The Sierra Club holds a press conference to release a report, “National Latino Communities at Risk.” Participants include Robbie Cox, Alejandro Queral and Javier Sierra of the Sierra Club; Maria Echaveste, former deputy chief of staff for President Clinton; and Kery Nunez of the National Puerto Rican Coalition. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/675-7903.

Iraqi sovereignty — 10 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “What Next? Iraqis Take Control.” Participants include Rend Rahim, Iraqi ambassador to the United States; and Thomas Donnelly, Reuel Gerecht, Danielle Pletka and Michael Rubin of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Gas prices — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a discussion, “What’s Up (or Down) with Gas Prices?” John Felmy, chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/682-8118.

Muslim vote — 10 a.m. — The Council for the National Interest and the Council on American-Islamic Relations hold a hearing, “The Muslim Vote in Election 2004.” Participants include presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Edward Peck of

Foreign Service International, Eugene Bird of CNI, Nihad Awad of CAIR, and Hassan Ibrahim of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/863-2951.

Zimbabwe book — 11 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “The Battle for Zimbabwe: The Final Countdown.” Author Geoff Hill and Brett Schaefer of Heritage participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Port security — noon — The Critical Infrastructure Protection Project holds a press conference on the state of U.S. port security. Participants include Asa Hutchinson, Homeland Security undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security; and Carl Bentzel, staff member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 703/993-4722.

Book discussion — noon — Cato Institute holds a book discussion on “America Alone: the Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order.” Participants include authors Jonathan Clarke and Stefan Halper; former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger; and columnist Robert Novak. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Singapore discussion — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Singapore: Asia’s Standard-Bearer for Authoritarianism?” Participants include Chee Soon Juan of the Open Singapore Center, and Steven Clemons of the New American Foundation. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Law society gala — 6:30 p.m. — The Washington Foreign Law Society holds a gala and dinner in honor of Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International. Location: Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-4444.

Asian-American art — 6:40 p.m. — Asia Society Washington Center holds a lecture, “30 Years On: New Developments in Asian-American Art.” Participants include Melissa Chiu of the Asia Society. Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 conference level. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Global warming — 7:30 p.m. — The Chesapeake Climate Action Network holds a discussion and a documentary film screening on global warming. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, participates. Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, auditorium, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/920-1644.

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