- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 9, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Honor Ronald ReaganAmerican Libre Institute — noon — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference to launch the American Libre Institute, a think tank that will focus on development, democracy and freedom in the Western Hemisphere. Francisco Flores, former president of El Salvador, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/679-0037.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Sea lsland, Ga., for the Group of Eight summit; meets with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi; meets with French President Jacques Chirac; attends the closing session of the G-8 summit; participates in a G-8 meeting with leaders of Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda to discuss private-sector-led growth and development in Africa, HIV/AIDS, and polio and peacekeeping, and support for peace operations in Africa; holds a news conference in Savannah, Ga., and returns to Washington, D.C.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the Producer Price Index for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

6 p.m. —Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the condition of Federal Reserve banks, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions, money stock, liquid assets, and debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee to discuss the formation of a marine emergency responder chapter. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 2100. Contact: 202/267-1217.

9:30 a.m. —National Women’s Business Council holds an open meeting to discuss the council’s March webcast and the September round-table discussion on federal procurement outreach to women-owned businesses, to review recent international events, and to continue a dialogue on women’s business issues and the Small Business Administration. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/205-6695.

1 a.m. —Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hosts a technical conference on issues associated with public utilities’ acquisition and disposition of merchant generation assets, including the implications for the competitive landscape and for a region’s wholesale competition. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-6452.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Capital Hill Oceans Week — all day The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation holds a conference, “Capital Hill Oceans Week.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. Rep. James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican; Steve Hammond of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Robert Embley of the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Paul Kelly of Rowan Cos. Inc.; Jim Kendall of Minerals Management Service; and Larry Mayer of the University of New Hampshire, “Exploring Our Oceans”

12:45 p.m. —Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

1 p.m. —Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, and James Connaughton of the Council on Environmental Quality

Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 301/608-3040, Ext. 107.

Election watch — 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Election Watch.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Improving 401(k) asset choices — 8:45 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Improving 401(k) Asset Choices: Avoiding the Next Enron.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Title XI retaliation case — noon The National Women’s Law Center holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the Title XI retaliation case, Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education. Participants include Roderick Jackson, plaintiff in the case, and Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center. Location: None given. Contact: 202/588-5180.

Mental health parity — noon Mental Health Liaison holds a rally for mental health parity. Participants include Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican; Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; Rep. Jim Ramstad, Minnesota Republican; and David Wellstone, son of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE. U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/336-5889.

Book discussion — noon Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “The Connection: How Al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America.” Stephen Hayes, author, and Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Issues for the future — noon National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting on “The 2000 Census: Issues for the Future.” Janet Norwood, former commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, participates. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Education in the Muslim world — 12:30 p.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “It’s the Software, Stupid: Education in the Muslim World.” Mamoun Fandy of the institute participates. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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