- The Washington Times - Friday, August 31, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Firearms meeting 8:30 a.m. The Institute of Medicine's Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education hosts a closed meeting about improving research information and data on firearms. Summary of the discussion will be posted after the meeting. Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1844.
Roundtable 2 p.m. The Defense Department hosts a roundtable discussion with reporters about force-management policy. Charles Abell, assistant defense secretary for force-management policy, participates. Location: Defense Department Briefing Room (2E781), Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-9312.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases a weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories, and orders for July 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Certification Steering Committee. Location: Room 2 AB, Bessie Coleman Conference Center, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/833-9339.

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
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.
Society of American Archivists conference — 7 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.
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 with summary posted after meeting.
Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1298.
National Credit Union Administration ceremony — 11 a.m. — The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) participates in a special ceremony to present a federal certificate to a faith-based credit union, Shiloh of Alexandria Federal Credit Union, which provides affordable financial services to low-income residents. Dennis Dollar, acting NCUA chairman, participates. Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1401 Duke Street, Alexandria. Contact: 703/518-6336.
Missouri River conference calls — 11 a.m. — The Army Corps of Engineers and American Rivers-led conservation groups hold conference calls with reporters on the future of the Missouri River, regarding proposals to restore fish and wildlife, recreation and tourism, or enhance commercial shipping and flood control.
Highlights — 11 a.m. (10 a.m. CDT) — Col. David Fastahand, Northwest engineer, Army Corps of Engineers, discusses a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Missouri River, opening a six-month comment period.
2 p.m. (1 p.m. CDT) — Conservation groups react to the Corps' announcement and tell how certain interest groups persuaded the Corps to back away from meeting Endangered Species Act obligations.
Contact: For Corps conference call instructions contact Paul Johnston, 402/697-2552, or hear post-conference recording at 800/568-5428; for American Rivers conference call participation dial 888/295-9066, code No. 3844, or information contact 202/347-7550.
Teach-in — 6 p.m. — Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide presents an International Day of Action Against Racism "Teach-in on Racism and Reparation." Location: Parkland Community Center, 3320 Stanton Road SE. Contact: 202/332-5333 or 301/320-4034.


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