- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 3, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Preparing for disaster — 8:30 a.m. — The Financial Services Roundtable holds a press conference to release a report, “A Call to Action.” Edward Rust Jr., State Farm; and Kerry Killinger, Washington Mutual, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/589-2427.

Remarks — 2 p.m. — Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England delivers remarks at a ceremony to award the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence to Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Location: the Pentagon, Auditorium. Contact: 703/697-5131.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Oval Office of the White House. Delivers remarks at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at the Jamestown Settlement Welcome Ceremony in Jamestown, Va. Participates with Mrs. Lynne Cheney in a tour of the Jamestown Settlement. Participates with Mrs. Cheney in a visit to Historic Jamestown. Attends with Mrs. Cheney a reception and luncheon in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to discuss various aspects involved with the measurement of health care in the national economic accounts. Location: Bureau of Economic Analysis at 1441 L St. NW. Contact: 202/606-9630.

9 a.m. — National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health holds a meeting to discuss and obtain comments on the draft document, “Asbestos and Other Mineral Fibers: A Roadmap for Scientific Research.” Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 513/533-8450.

3 p.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee of International Science and Engineering to discuss current programs, initiatives and future budget cycle. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 950, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8710.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

Pain conference — all day — The American Pain Society holds its 26th annual scientific meeting. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 7 a.m. — Corporate satellite breakfast symposiums

8:45 a.m. — Plenary session with Jeffrey Mogil on “The Nature and Nurture of Pain”

9:15 a.m. — Plenary session with James Eisenach on “Obstetric Pain: Acute and Chronic?”

6:30 p.m. — Basic science research forum dinner

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 847/705-1802, 847/217-7282.

Forum on science and technology policy— all day — The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual “Forum on Science and Technology Policy.” Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 7:45 a.m. — Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology Jay Cohen delivers the breakfast address.

9 a.m. — William Haseltine, Haseltine Global Health, delivers a presentation on the state of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and development industries.

1:45 p.m. — Wendy Wagner, University of Texas School of Law; Myron Harrison, Exxon Mobil Corp.; and David Michaels, Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy at George Washington University, hold a session on sequestered science.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-6431 or 202/326-6434.

U.S.-South Korea — 9:30 a.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on U.S.-South Korean relations. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill; and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs Wendy Cutler, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Outdoor festival — 10 a.m. — The Washington National Cathedral hosts “Flower Mart 2007 — A Salute to Canada.”

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson and his wife, Margaret, and Michelle Fenty, wife of D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, participate in the opening ceremony.

Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/537-6248.

VA health care — 10 a.m. — The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion on “How Veterans Affairs Department Health Care Became a Benchmark for Quality and What Policy-Makers Should Learn From Its Example.” Phillip Longman, NAF, and author of “Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours”; and Kenneth Kizer, Medsphere Systems Corp., participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 301/801-3356.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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