- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 29, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Fireworks safety press conference — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Justice Department, the Homeland Security Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hold a press conference on the types of dangers associated with fireworks. Location: West Potomac Park, Ohio and Independence avenues SW. Contact: 301/504-7908.

Iraqi sovereignty celebration — 1 p.m. — The Iraqi Interests Section holds a flag-raising to mark the celebration of the restoration of Iraq’s sovereignty. Location: 1801 P St. NW. Contact: 202/483-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health hosts a Consensus Development Conference on Celiac disease, a disorder primarily affecting the gastrointestinal tract that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the mucosa. It leads to atrophy of intestinal villi, malabsorption and protean clinical manifestations, which may begin either in childhood or adulthood. Location: NIH Natcher Conference Center, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 888/644-2667.

9 a.m. — Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations, to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in actuarial mathematics and methodology referred to in 29 U.S.C. 1242(a)(1)(B) and to review the May Basic (EA-1) and Pension (EA-2B) Joint Board Examinations in order to make recommendations relative thereto, including the minimum acceptable pass score. Location: 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Room 6505IR. Contact: 202/622-8225.

1 p.m. — Office of Pipeline Safety holds a meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Advisory Committee and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee to vote on a proposed rule to require underwater periodic inspection of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4431.

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 district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Concerns of women and minorities# — all day — NEA Human and Civil Rights holds a Joint Conference on the Concerns of Women and Minorities, “The Original Patriot Act: Diversity in Public Education,” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Opening plenary session

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-7202.

Military health care conference — all day — The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement holds a conference on “Disease Management and Managed Care Strategies for Military Healthcare.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 800/882-8684.

Folklife festival — all day — Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage hosts the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Events begin at 11 a.m. and extend to 9 p.m. Themes include “Water Ways: Past, Present and Future of Maritime Communities in the Mid-Atlantic;” “Haiti: Freedom and Creativity From the Mountains to the Sea” and “Music in Latino Culture: Nuestra Musica.” Location: The Mall between Seventh and 14th streets. Contact: Media contact only 202/357-2627, Ext. 111 or 202/357-2627, Ext. 113.

Supreme Court term — 8:30 a.m. — Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion on “Appellate Experts to Review 2003 Supreme Court Term.” Kenneth Starr, Kirkland and Ellis; Andrew Pincus, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP; and Richard Klingler, Sidney Austin Brown & Wood LLP, participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Medicare prescription discussion — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Private Discounts, Public Subsidies: How the Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card Really Works.” Joseph Antos and Robert Helms, AEI; and Howard Bedlin, National Council on the Aging, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: Media inquiries, 202/862-4871.

Title VII’s 40th anniversary# — 9 a.m. — U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a discussion on “Celebrating Title VII’s 40th Anniversary: Panel III — Closing the Gaps: Making Title VII More Effective for All — Damages, Jury Trials and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.” Ann Hopkins, Price Waterhouse; Charles Shanor, Emory University; and Barbara Arnwin, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-4571 or 202/663-4813.

Press conference — 10 a.m. — Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace holds a press conference, “Why the Crown and Why the Controversy? A Closer Look at Rev. Moon and the Crown of Peace Awards on Capitol Hill.” Organizers for the March 23 event participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/319-3216 or 202/345-1406.

Breast cancer rally# — 11:30 a.m. — The Breast Cancer 3-Day holds a rally to hand out pink flowers to people, encouraging them to fight against breast cancer by supporting a three-day, 60-mile walk in August. Location: Dupont Circle NW. Contact: 800/996-3329.

Islamic charity briefing — noon — Middle East Institute holds a congressional briefing on “Islamic Charity, the Concept of Zakat and the Post 9/11 Environment.” Edward Walker, MEI; Hussein Ibish, correspondent, Daily Star; Abir Al-Fouti, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City; and Juliette Rossant, author, “Middle East Billionaires and Islamic Charity,” participate. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Aviation security discussion — 2:15 p.m. — The Japanese International Transportation Institute holds a discussion on aviation security. Asa Hutchinson, Homeland Security Department, participates. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Free-trade press conference — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a press conference on “Free Trade vs. Anti-Dumping.” Ivonne A-Baki, minister of international trade, industry, fishing and competitiveness, Ecuador, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Zenger Room. Contact: 301/530-1210, 202/662-7540 or 202/234-7290.

Cyberterrorism discussion# — 5:30 p.m. — The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs holds a discussion on “Cyberterrorism: International Terror Groups in the Internet Age.” Gabriel Weimann, United States Institute of Peace, participates. Location: JINSA, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The Root Room. Contact: 202/737-8400 or 220/667-3900.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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