- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 30, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Princess Diana news conference — 9:30 a.m. — Mark Zaid, attorney for Mohammed al-Fayed and Punch Limited holds a news conference to mark the fourth anniversary of the Paris auto crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, Dodi Fayed and Henri Paul. The news conference will feature an audio/visual presentation of new information, including updates on Freedom of Information Act action, Princess Diana's medical condition at the time of her death, civil litigation regarding a $20 million sale of CIA documents, new French government action, and other issues. Location: Conference rooms, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-6626 or 703/271-0898.
Voting rights discussion — noon — American University's Washington College of Law hosts a Program on Law and Government discussion, "Why We Need a Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing the Right to Vote." The speaker is Jamin Raskin, constitutional law professor and director of American University's Appleseed Project on Electoral Reform. Location: Room 101, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Departs Crawford, Texas, for Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis — releases a report on personal income and outlays for July 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics — releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission — holds a meeting 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. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Society of American Archivists conference — 7:15 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.
Microsoft discussion — 7:30 a.m. — Digital Media Wire presents a panel discussion titled "Microsoft vs. AOL: The Battle of the Internet Titans." The participants include: Paul Sherman, Digital Media Wire and Potomac Tech Wire, moderator; Declan McCullagh, Wired News; and Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. Contact: 323/654-9473.
Nanotechnology meeting — 8 a.m. — The National Academy of Engineering hosts a Committee on the Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative meeting.
Highlights — 8 a.m. — Closed executive session.
9:45 a.m. — Open session.
Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1298.
Firearms meeting — 8:30 a.m. — The Institute of Medicine's Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education hosts a Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms meeting.
Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Open session.
9:30 a.m. — Sally Hillsman, National Institute of Justice; James Mercy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Roseanna Ander, Joyce Foundation; and Patti Culross, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, "Comments from Project Sponsors."
11:15 a.m. — Paul Blackman, National Rifle Association; Douglas Weil, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; John Malone, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and Richard Corlin, American Medical Association, "Comments from Other Agencies and Organizations."
1 p.m. — Closed session with summary posted after meeting.
Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1844.
Health insurance briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The Commonwealth Fund and George Washington University present a briefing to release a report, "Diagnosing Disparities in Health Insurance for Women: A Prescription for Change." The participants include: Jeanne Lambrew and Judy Feder, George Washington University; David Parrella, director of the Connecticut Medicaid Care Administration; and Deborah Chollet, Mathematica Policy Research Inc. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/606-3853 or 202/416-0479.
Consumer Federation of America news conference — 10 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release its "Report on the Impact of the Electricity Market on Consumers." Location: California Room, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Consumers Union briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Consumers Union holds a briefing on how consumers would fare under House and Senate competing Patients' Bill of Rights proposals, followed by a webcast briefing on consumer experiences with health plans survey.
Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Consumers Union briefing.
11:30 a.m. — Drew Altman, president, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Robert Blendon, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, discuss their "Survey on Consumer Experiences with Health Plans" via audio webcast.
Location: Suite 310, 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/462-6262.
Report release — 11 a.m. — The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) holds a news conference to release a Peter Hart Research Associates national survey report, "Workers' Rights in America: What Workers Think About Their Jobs and Employers." Location: AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5000.
Chao speech — 12:30 p.m. — The Council for Excellence in Government presents its John C. Whitehead Forum, featuring a speech by Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on the topic "Labor Day 2001: The State of the Workforce." Location: 1301 K St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4650 or 202/530-3223.
Zionism briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine presents a luncheon briefing on "What America Refuses to Hear: Zionism, Racism and the Durban Controversy," regarding the U.S. World Conference on Racism which begins August 31 in Durban, South Africa. The participants include: Abdelwahab Messiri, professor emeritus at Ain Shams University, Cairo, and Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies fellow. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.
Chamber of Commerce briefing — 1 p.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a luncheon briefing on the chamber's labor policy priorities and work force economics. The speakers are Randy Johnson and Marty Regalia of the chamber. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Nursing home care briefing — 1 p.m. — The American Health Care Association presents a luncheon briefing featuring a BDO Seidman accounting firm analysis showing states underfunding seniors' nursing home care by at least $3.3 billion annually. The participants include: Joe Lubarsky, national director of BDO Seidman's Long Term Care Services, and Dr. Charles Roadman II, president/CEO of the American Health Care Association. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/898-9354 or 202/326-1726.
National Immigration Forum news conference — 1 p.m. — The National Immigration Forum holds a telephone news conference on "U.S.-Mexico Migration Negotiation: Advocates Discuss Bush/Fox (September 5) Meeting." The participants include: Cecilia Munoz, National Council of La Raza vice president for policy, and Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. To participate call 703/871-3096 or 888/747-3526 and ask for National Immigration Forum Press Conference (Confirmation No. 5489044); for information call 202/544-0004, Ext. 14.
Federation for American Immigration Reform news conference — 1 p.m. — The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) holds a news conference to release a Harris Poll showing voter opposition to illegal alien amnesty and discuss amnesty/guest worker issues, FAIR's plans and other issues. The speaker is Dan Stein, FAIR executive director. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/328-7004.
Belarus election discussion — 2 p.m. — The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the September 9 presidential election in Belarus, including candidates' programs, campaign stages, domestic and international observation and the political-social-economic picture. The speaker is Valery Tsepkalo, Belarus' ambassador. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Roundtable — 2:30 p.m. — The Defense Department hosts a media roundtable. Craig Duehring, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for reserve affairs, participates. Location: Defense Department Briefing Room (2E781), Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-9312.



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