- The Washington Times - Friday, August 17, 2001

Black Chamber of Commerce convention — all day — The National Black Chamber of Commerce holds its ninth annual convention, "eCommerce: Building Global Bridges." Highlights: 8:30 a.m., International Trade: Taking Advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act; 10:30 a.m., Bush administration briefing: video greeting from President Bush; 2:15 p.m., housing and economic development. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-6888.
Cuba travel ban news conference — 11:30 a.m. — Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, will announce legislation to lift the ban on travel between the United States and Cuba, and will ask the Treasury Department to suspend the recent crackdown on Americans traveling to the communist country. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-2551.

In Crawford, Texas

Schedule not available

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

9 a.m. Employment and Training Administration holds a meeting of the migrant and seasonal farmworker employment and training advisory committee. Location: Seminar Room 5, Room C-5525, Frances Perkins Building, Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-3729.
9:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the gastroenterology and urology devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee, to discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for a device for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Location: Conference Room 20B, Corporate Building, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-1220, ext. 121.
11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds an open public meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

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.

Security symposium 9 a.m. USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, presents its 10th security symposium. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 510/528-8649.
Workshop 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club Friedheim Library hosts a National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting Workshop. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7129.
"Kidspot" 10 a.m. The National Center for Missing Children and Gateway sponsor "Kidspot," a nationwide program to help families use technology to create digital IDs for their children and learn about keeping children safe online. Location: Chevy Chase Gateway Country Store, 43 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, or Fairfax Gateway Country Store, 11060 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Contact: 202/780-2424.
Faith-based initiatives report discussion 10:30 a.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a panel discussion in response to a report released Thursday by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.
Rally 3 p.m. The Free Burma Coalition and the Democratic Burmese Student Organization hold a rally to protest the visit of Burmese First Secretary Khin Nyunt to Bangkok. The rally follows a march from Lafayette Park to the Embassy of Thailand. Location: In front of the Embassy of Thailand, 1024 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-5985 or 240/432-5097.
Film festival 8:30 p.m. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosts the fifth annual Cable TV Montgomery/NIH Free Outdoor Film Festival to benefit NIH children's charities: Children's Inn, Friends of the Clinical Center and Special Love/Camp Fantastic, daily Aug. 17-26. The opening film is "Ghostbusters." Location: NIH Campus, near Medical Center Metro, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-6061.

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