- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 21, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Truck-crash causation study 8:30 a.m. The National Academies Transportation Research Board holds a meeting to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's truck-crash causation study. Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Contact: 202/334-3260.

Voters' attitudes toward immigration reform poll noon Catholic Healthcare West and the Service Employees International Union hold a news conference to release a poll on voters' attitudes toward immigration reform. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/898-3437.


PRESIDENT BUSH

9 a.m. — Delivers remarks at Harry S. Truman High School in Independence, Mo.


VICE PRESIDENT

Unavailable.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury Bills. Location: 15th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — The Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics' Standards and Security Subcommittee, to obtain public input as a panel of invited speakers discusses uniform patient medical record information. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 301/594-3938 or 301/458-4245.

9 a.m. — Transportation Department, Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the FAA Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Advisory Committee, to continue working toward accomplishing the goals and objectives of its congressional mandate. Location: Federal Aviation Administration, Bessie Coleman Conference Center, 800 Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/267-9952.

1:30 p.m. — The Education Department, National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board holds a meeting by teleconference of the executive committee to review and approve decisions on contract activity for the rest of the fiscal year. Location: 80 F Street, Room 100, NW. Contact: 202/219-2065.


SUPREME COURT

In recess until Oct. 1. No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Summer Recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541.


HOUSE

Summer District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Protecting Human Research Participants meeting — all day — The National Academies' Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Science Policy holds a meeting on "Assessing the System for Protecting Human Research Participants"

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Role of Pharmaceutical Industry in Protecting Human Research Participants

1:45 p.m. —Human Subjects Protection System; A Crisis in Confidence.

Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3193.

National Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update Conference — 7 a.m. — The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its 2001 conference. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

Public and Assisted Housing conference — 8:30 a.m. — Housing and Urban Development Department presents "New Directions — Public and Assisted Housing." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/708-1112.

Neighborhood Reinvestment conference — 8:30 a.m. — Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. holds a Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-2454.

Optimal control of diabetes news conference — 8:30 a.m. — The American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists hold a news conference to announce results of a consensus conference to address the standard guidelines for optimal control of diabetes. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/944-5165 or 202/944-1940.

Internet infrastructure conference — 9 a.m. — The Web Hosting Magazine presents a Web Hosting Expo, an Internet infrastructure conference and exposition. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: Joanna Freeman (email [email protected]), or on the Web at www.whexpo.com.

Alpha Technology Answers conference — 9 a.m. — The Alpha Technology Answers presents ATA Expo, featuring technology solutions for senior management of trade shows, conference and consumer shows. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 610/644-6400.

President Bush's "Clean Air in the National Parks" plan news conference — 9:30 a.m. — "Clean the Air: The National Campaign Against Dirty Power" holds a news conference to speak out about President Bush's "Clean Air in the National Parks" plan. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Monticello Room, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/887-1345.

Kid-Friendly Cities Report Card 2001 news conference — 9:45 a.m. — The Zero Population Growth organization holds a news conference to release its Kid-Friendly Cities Report Card 2001. Location: The Capitol Children's Museum, 800 Third St. NE. Contact: 202/745-3179.

Letter carriers contract negotiation — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers open bargaining on a new national agreement. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-2489.

NAACP news conference — 10 a.m. — The NAACP holds a news conference to announce the launch of a nationwide grassroots and media campaign to encourage black parents to become more involved in their children's education. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 410/486-9227.

Putting Proposed Social Security Reforms into Context news conference — 10 a.m. — The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is sponsoring. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Education news conference — 11 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference on education. Location: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2871.

Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance news conference — 1 p.m. — The B'Nai B'rith International holds a news conference to comment on recent developments relating to the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, which starts next week. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/857-2739.

"The Right Prescription? Assessing the Patients' Bill of Rights" panel discussion — 2 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation hosts. Location: Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Free film festival — 8:30 p.m. — The National Institutes of Health 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. Tonight's film: "Saturday Night Fever." Location: NIH Campus, near Medical Center Metro, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-6061.


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