- The Washington Times - Friday, July 6, 2001

PRESIDENT BUSH
In Kennebunkport, Maine. No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
No events are listed.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

HOUSE
Independence Day district work period. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Compassionate Friends conference — 8:30 a.m. — Compassionate Friends holds its 24th national conference, "Moments of Remembrance — Capital Steps to Our Future."
Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Annual meeting and first-timers orientation.
9:45 a.m. — Opening ceremony.
6:45 p.m. — Dave Lellegrin, banquet speaker, "Grief and Judgment: A Father's Story."
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/652-1558.
Association of Flight Attendants news conference — 10:30 a.m. — The Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO holds a news conference to release a report on well the government is doing in decreasing the occurrence of air rage. Location: National Airport, North End Plaza, Upper Level. Contact: 202/276-2772.
Humor conference — 11 a.m. — The University of Maryland and the Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies host the 20th annual International Humor Conference and the 13th annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies.
Highlights — 11 a.m. — Opening session
2 p.m. — Salvatore Attardo, "Humorous Texts at Large," and Goh Abe, "Ritual Performance of Laughter in Japan, Part II," Plenary Session No. 1.
7 p.m. — Lawrence Mintz and Alleen Nilsen, banquet speakers, "Humor in the Fast Lane: A Response to Challenging Learning Curves."
Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland at College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076 or 301/405-1360.
Americans for Tax Reform — 11 a.m. — Americans for Tax Reform holds a news conference to mark "Cost of Government Day," the day when Americans gain independence from taxes and other government costs. The participants include Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union; and Wayne Crews, Cato Institute. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: Capitol, Room HC-5). Contact: 202/785-0266.
Iraq discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The Kuwait Information Office hosts a discussion on the great difference between the Kurdish-controlled areas of Iraq and those controlled by Saddam Hussein. Michael Rubin, Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, and Carole O'Leary, American University's Center for Peace, participate. Location: Kuwait Information Office, Watergate Office Building, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-0211, Ext. 19.
State Department briefing — 2 p.m. — The State Department holds an off-camera background news briefing on U.S. objectives for the U.N. conference on the "Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects." Location: Press Briefing Room 2209, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-4000.

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