- The Washington Times - Friday, August 24, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Second Manassas — all day —The National Park Service observes the Civil War's Battle of Second Manassas with interpretations of soldiers' lives and tours highlighting the 139th anniversary of the battle. Location: Manassas National Battlefield Park, 12521 Lee Highway, Manassas. Contact: 703/361-1339.
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: "The Godfather." Location: NIH Campus, near Medical Center Metro, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-6061.


PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with defense specialists, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, in Crawford, Texas, as part of the ongoing military review.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule unavailable

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases its "Advance Report on Durable Goods — Manufacturers' Shipments and Orders for July 2001." Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases its "New One-Family Houses Sold and For Sale for July 2001" report. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
all day — Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board holds a meeting to discuss issues related to national defense, consolidated financial reporting, stewardship reporting and other issues. Location: Room 6N30, GAO Building, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/512-7350.
9 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Council holds a meeting of its minority business resource advisory panel. Location: NASA Headquarters, Room 9H40, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-2088.

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 recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Blood-safety meeting — all day — The Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability presents the plans by the Department of Health of Human Services to monitor supply and demand for blood and plasma products and to solicit public comment on these plans. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-5558.
Advancing Technology in Housing meeting — 8 a.m. — The National Academy of Sciences hosts a Committee to Review and Assess PATH meeting on "Oversight and Assessment of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing."
8:30 a.m. — Closed session
9 a.m. — Open session
Location: NAS, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3384.
Public and Assisted Housing conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Department of 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 training institute. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-2454.
Building Web sites course — 9 a.m. — Georgetown University Communication, Culture and Technology Program Networked Media Center presents "NMC: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web," featuring user-based processes for building Web sites. Location: CCT-NMC, Suite 309, 3520 Prospect St. NW. Contact: 202/687-3752.
National Hispanic Youth Awards press conference — 11 a.m. — Actress Roselyn Sanchez and actor Jay Hernandez introduce the seven 2001 National Hispanic Heritage Award youth winners from across the United States at a news conference. The 2001 Hispanic Heritage Awards Show takes place at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. News conference location: Watergate Hotel, lower level, Monticello Room. Press room open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Williamsburg Room. Contact: 301/424-8955.
American Cancer Society fund-raiser — 5 p.m. — The Australian Embassy hosts a "Crop an Aussie Day" fund-raiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Location: Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-3165.
Drug Reform Coordination Network — 7 p.m. — New York City's Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for the "Kramer" character in NBC's "Seinfeld," and David Borden, director of the Drug Reform Coordination Network, speak at the DRCN's party celebrating the 200th publication of "The Week Online," a drug-policy newsletter. Location: the Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. Contact: 202/362-0030, or 202/986-6186.
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