- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 28, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

McCaffrey speech — 9 a.m. — Georgetown University's Cuba Study Group presents a discussion, "U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in Drug Interdiction." The speaker is retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, national-security policy professor at the U.S. Military Academy, and former White House drug czar. Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Book forum — 4 p.m. — The Cato Institute presents a book forum featuring Scott Rasmussen, co-founder of ESPN, pollster and the author of "A Better Deal! Social Security Choice." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.


PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas


VICE PRESIDENT

Schedule not available


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting of the advisory panel to assess the capabilities for domestic response to terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. Location: Rand, 1200 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5282.

8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting by teleconference of the advisory committee on nuclear waste. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. —Government Reform government efficiency, financial management, and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a field hearing, "Local Economy, Environment, and Intergovernmental Cooperation: What Can Be Learned From Fort Ord?" Location: Monterey Council Chambers, Monterey City Hall, Monterey, Calif. Contact: 202/225-5147.


GENERAL AGENDA

Learning disabilities summit — all day — The Education Department's Office of Special Education holds a conference, "Learning Disabilities Summit: Building a Foundation for the Future." Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/205-8811 or 202/401-1220.

Photometry course — all day — The National Institute of Standards and Technology presents a photometry short course. Location: Lecture Room C, Building 101, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2776.

Office of Personnel Management conference — all day — The Office of Personnel Management presents the Strategic Compensation Conference 2001 for federal managers and human resources practitioners. Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/606-8486.

Board on Radiation Effects Research meeting — all day — The National Academy of Science hosts a Board on Radiation Effects Research meeting, "Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency." Note: All sessions are closed with summary to be posted after meeting. Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2836.

Army vehicle technology discussion — all day — The National Academy of Science hosts a Committee on Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology meeting.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Closed session.

1 p.m. — Open session.

Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2703.

American Association of Tissue Banks meeting — 8 a.m. — The American Association of Tissue Banks holds its 25th annual meeting. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/827-9582.

Society of American Archivists conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Society of American Archivists holds its 2001 annual meeting and International Archives and Information Technology Exposition. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 312/922-0140.

Report release — 9:30 a.m. — The International Food Policy Research Institute holds a news conference to release its report, "2020 Global Food Outlook: Trends, Alternatives and Choices." The participants include Per Pinstrup-Andersen, IFPRI director-general; and Mark Rosegrant, lead author and senior research fellow at the institute. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/862-5670 or 202/862-8177.

National Federation of Independent Business news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The National Federation of Independent Business holds a news conference to announce the "National Small Business Poll" and release the first two surveys, "The Changing Search for Employees" and "The Use and Value of Web Sites." Location: Suite 200, 1201 F St. NW. Contact: 202/554-9000.

SAT news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The College Board holds a news conference to announce record-breaking numbers of college-entrance SAT test takers and minorities' participation and discuss how scores reflect the state of American education. Gaston Caperton, College Board president, and former West Virginia governor, participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Mobilization for Global Justice news conference — 10 a.m. — Mobilization for Global Justice holds a news conference to announce four demands that, if implemented, would ease the suffering of millions of people around the world. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/903-7257 or 202/321-6963.

School violence news conference — 10 a.m. — Alfred University presents a news conference to release "Lethal Violence in Schools," results of a nationwide survey of students, grades 7-12, regarding causes of shootings and other school violence. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 607/871-2170 or 603/352-5300.

Defense transformation study seminar — 11:30 a.m. — The Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies hold a seminar on the recently completed defense-transformation study ordered by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. The speaker is retired Air Force Gen. James McCarthy, who chaired the study. Location: Suite 200, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington. Contact: 703/562-4512.

Medicaid briefing — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform presents "Medicaid Flexibility: Quick Fix for the Uninsured?" — a media briefing on President Bush's no-cost plan to expand Medicaid and S-CHIP coverage and an update on plans to streamline waiver reviews. The participants include Tom Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA); Matt Salo, National Governors Association; Julie Beckett, Family Voices; Tim Westmoreland, former Medicaid and S-CHIP director (Clinton administration); and Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, moderator. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Women in International Trade luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — Women in International Trade presents a brown-bag luncheon, featuring an Africa Section Roundtable discussion, "Conflict Diamonds and African Economies." The speaker is Sylvia Fletcher, U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: Dewey Ballantine, 1775 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/975-4031.

U.S.-Mexico migration negotiations briefing — 1 p.m. — The Migration Policy Institute holds a conference-call briefing on "U.S.-Mexico Migration Negotiations: The Policy Behind the Politics." Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute, and Angela Kelley, National Immigration Forum, participate. To participate, call 703/871-3022 or 800/982-3472 and ask for the National Immigration Forum press conference. Contact: 202/544-0004, Ext. 14.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony — 1:30 p.m. — The U.S. Forest Service holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new information center. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Dale Bosworth, Forest Service chief, participate. Location: First floor, Yates Building, Agriculture Department, 201 14th St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1134.

Internet seminar — 6 p.m. — WestLake Internet Training presents a free seminar, "Choosing a Server-side Technology," regarding ColdFusion, Active Server Pages and Perl or Java CGI scripts. Location: Suite 900, 1720 Eye St. NW. Contact: 866/937-8525.


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