- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 29, 2001


Suicide bombing discussion 1:30 p.m. American Muslims for Jerusalem presents a discussion titled "Suicide Bombing: What's Behind the Phenomenon?" Joshua Ruebner, executive director of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, and Abdewahab El-Messiri, Arab expert on Zionism, participate. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/548-4200 or 202/423-6889.

Gao "welcome back" celebration 4 p.m. American University holds a "welcome back" to campus celebration for Gao Zhan, who was detained for 166 days by the Chinese government before being released in late July. Location: American University quadrangle, in front of the library. Contact: 202/885-5951.


8:30 a.m. Travels from Caldwell, Texas, to San Antonio to address the American Legion 83rd Annual Convention and attend the dedication of San Jose Grist Mill, a Catholic mission.


Schedule not available


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the gross domestic product for the second quarter 2001 (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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


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.

9:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a teleconference meeting of the National Cancer Institute to discuss the Lung Progress Review Group Report. Location: Room 11A03, Building 31, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1458.


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


10 a.m. Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a field hearing on "What can be done to reduce the threats posed by computer viruses and worms to the workings of the government?" Location: Room 205, San Jose Council Chamber, 801 N. First St., San Jose, Calif. Contact: 202/225 5147.


Society of American Archivists conference 8 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.

Army vehicle technology committee meeting 8 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences hosts a Committee on Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology meeting.

Highlights 8 a.m. Closed session

1:05 p.m. Open session

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

Report release 9 a.m. The Employment Policy Foundation holds a news conference to release a report, "Building America's Workforce in the 21st Century." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-8685.

Center for Democracy and Technology news conference 9 a.m. The Center for Democracy and Technology holds a news conference to release a report on online banking privacy highlighting the best practices and bad actors. The participants include Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy and Technology; David Butler, Consumers Union; and Peter Swire, George Washington University Law School and former chief privacy counselor. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-9800.

National Association of Manufacturers news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release its annual "Labor Day Report on the State of the American Workforce," including reasons for the economic downturn and manufacturing recession and its proposals to boost the economy. The participants include Jerry Jasinowski, Mike Baroody, John Wittstock and Kendig Kneen, National Association of Manufacturers; and Ronald Budzik, the Mead Corp. Location: Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Commerce Department news conference 10:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans holds a news conference after the release of the latest gross domestic product report. He will discuss the economy and the importance of trade to the U.S. economy. Location: Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Weather committee meeting 11:20 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences hosts a Committee on Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services meeting on "Public-Private Partnerships in the Provision of Weather and Climate Services." Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2744.

Court gun ownership decision briefing 11:30 a.m. The Alliance to Enforce Domestic Violence Gun Laws presents a briefing on implications of the pending U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on U.S. v. Emerson, a lower court decision that gun ownership rights under the Second Amendment took precedent over a federal statute banning firearms in a domestic protective order. The participants include Fernando Laguarda and Lynn Rosenthal, National Network to End Domestic Violence; Mathew Nosanchuk, Violence Policy Center; and Kiersten Stewart, Family Violence Prevention Fund. Location: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, ninth floor, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/371-1999 or 202/822-8200, Ext. 105.

Flight attendants rally 11:45 a.m. Delta Air Lines flight attendants hold a rally and march from Franklin Square Park across K Street NW to the National Mediation Board to deliver authorization cards for the "largest union election in aviation history" to join the Association of Flight Attendants AFL-CIO. Location: Franklin Square Park, 13th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Physician impairment lecture noon The National Institutes of Health presents a Clinical Center Grand Rounds Lecture, "The Scope of Physician Impairment." The speaker is Tom Dolan, community outreach director at MEDCHI, Maryland. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Genetic testing briefing noon The American Academy of Actuaries presents a briefing on "Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know," regarding life and health insurance developments, legislation and technology. The participants include Cecil Bykerk, Academy Task Force on Genetic Testing Issues; Arnold Dicke, Academy Committee on Federal Life Insurance Issues; and Cori Uccello, Academy senior health fellow. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.

North American Integration and Development Center news conference noon The North American Integration and Development Center holds a news conference on findings of a University of California at Los Angeles study that examines the potential economic impact of competing immigration reform proposals. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, professor at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/581-0682.

Safe motherhood briefing 2 p.m. The Communications Consortium Media Center presents "No One Said Having a Baby Is Easy, but It Shouldn't Be Deadly," an audio briefing on safe motherhood. The participants include Dr. Lynne Wilcox, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Patricia Schroeder, Safe Motherhood Project at the Institute for Civil Society; and Byllye Avery, founder of the National Black Women's Health Project. Contact: Call 800/834-1110 to participate or for more information.

Networking event 6:30 p.m. Wireless Wednesdays presents Wireless Wednesdays Anniversary Bash, a networking event for application developers, engineers and business leaders. Location: Whitlow's on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/914-4999.

Reception 7 p.m. The gotoBavaria state economic group holds a reception, featuring "Top Minds, Top Teams, Top Locations" for business opportunities in the German Free State of Bavaria. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 703/585-5246.

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