- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Web site preview — 9:15 a.m. — The National Museum of American History holds a media preview of its Web site "History Wired." The participants include Spencer Crew, director of the National Museum of American History; Martin Wattenberg, SmartMoney.com; and Judy Gradwohl, National Museum of American History Web director. Location: Information Age Theater, First Floor, National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue NW, between 12th and 14th streets. Contact: 202/357-3129.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion on "The Truth About ANWR: The Policy and Politics of Oil Exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge." The participants include Karen Knutson, National Energy Policy Development Group; Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online; Fred Smith, Competitive Enterprise Institute president; Dan Kish, professional staff, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and Charli Coon, Heritage Foundation, host. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

11:45 a.m. — Visits Griegos Elementary School, Albuquerque, N.M.
3:15 p.m. — Tours the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Barelas Job Opportunity Center.

Schedule not available

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for July. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th & 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

9 a.m. — Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board holds a meeting to discuss pending business issues. Location: Suite 300, 625 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 800/788-4016.
9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 172. Location: Suite 805, 1828 L St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9339.
9 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the veterans' advisory committee on environmental hazards to review information about the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Location: Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-7268.

In recess until Oct. 1. Contact: 202/479-3211.

In summer recess. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

In summer recess. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Waste testing conference — all day — The Environmental Protection Agency and the Waste Policy Institute hold a Waste Testing and Quality Assurance 2001 conference on "Environmental Sampling and Analysis in the 21st Century."
Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Air Source Emissions Measurement and Monitoring session
1:30 p.m. — Field and New Technologies session
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 540/557-6007.
Air safety forum — all day — The Air Line Pilots Association holds its 47th annual air safety forum.
Highlights — 10 a.m. — David Hinson, former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, "Industry History of 70 Years of Safety."
11 a.m. — Jane Garvey, FAA administrator, "History of FAA"
11:45 a.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, luncheon speaker, "Politics and Aviation."
7 p.m. — Scott Crossfield, test pilot/aviation pioneer, guest speaker, awards dinner.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/481-4440.
Marcus Evans conference — 8:30 a.m. — Marcus Evans presents a conference, "Network Convergence: Moving to IP (Internet Protocol) from the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network): Enabling Convergence and Interoperability through Intelligent Migration Management."
Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — David Laughland, InfoTech chief operations officer, keynote, "Building the Case for Voice and Data Convergence."
9:30 a.m. — Bart Bartolozzi, Net2Phone, "Integrated Applications for Converged Networks: Integrated Call Management."
4:30 p.m. — Doug Kellerman, Boardwing Communications, "Architectural Overview of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)."
Location: Westin Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 312/894-6418.
Workshop — 8:30 a.m. — The National Institute of Standards and Technology hosts its ITS-90 Fixed-Point Cell Mini-Workshop. Location: Room B05, Building 221, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2776.
Security symposium — 9 a.m. — USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, presents its 10th USENIX Security Symposium.
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Richard Smith, Privacy Foundation, keynote address, "Web-enabled Gadgets: Can We Trust Them?"
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 510/528-8649.
Postal rates discussion — 11:45 a.m. — The Society of National Association Publications presents a discussion titled "Increasing Postal Rates: Making the Most of Your Delivery Dollar." The participants include Neal Denton, executive director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, and Creed Sadler, Cadmus Mack vice president for distribution services. Location: Association of the United States Army, 2425 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/506-3285.
World Bank discussion — noon — The Institute for Policy Studies presents a Foreign Policy in Focus film and speakers series, featuring Njoki Njoroge Njehu, 50 Years Is Enough Network director, speaking on "The IMF and the World Bank: Why All the Fuss?" Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382.
Medical malpractice law lecture — noon — The National Institutes of Health presents a Clinical Center Grand Rounds Lecture, "Medical Malpractice Law, the Physician's Best Friend: A Case-Based Examination." Speaker is Heidi Li Feldman, professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Conference call briefing — 2 p.m. — The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing to discuss a new study examining income patterns during the late 1990s among working families headed by single mothers. Note: Conference call repeats at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Kathy Porter and Wendell Primus of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.
Reception — 5 p.m. — PR Newswire holds a media appreciation open house to meet its staff and visit the new District of Columbia bureau. Location: Suite 560 S, 601 13th St. NW. Contact: 800/387-8448. Note: RSVP requested.
Book rap — 6:30 p.m. — The National Press Club Friedheim Library presents a book rap on "The Wild Blue," regarding World War II B24 crews' recruiting, training and combat missions. Stephen Ambrose, author/ historian, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7129.

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