- The Washington Times - Friday, June 29, 2001

Free trade conference — 9 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation presents a conference on "Advancing Free Trade." The participants include Rep. Cal Dooley, California Democrat; Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. trade representative; Gerald Driscoll and Philip Truluck, Heritage Foundation; Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute; Ed Gresser, Progressive Policy Institute; Brink Lindsey, Cato Institute; Robert Litan, Brookings Institution; and Lionel Johnson, Citigroup. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/608-6143.
Tax rebate news conference — 2:15 p.m. — Sens. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican; Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican; and Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a news conference on the tax rebate. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill participates. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-3135.

Travels to Camp David, Md., for a weekend summit with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizuma.

Not available.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on the Gross Domestic Product for 1st quarter 2001 (final estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and Food Quality Protection Act scientific advisory panel. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-5369.
9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national environmental education advisory council. Location: 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-0453.
2 p.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

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

Schedule to be announced. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Medical device standards conference all day The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and the Food and Drug Administration hold the 11th annual International Conference on Medical Device Standards and Regulation. Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/525-4890.
DCDotCom seminar 7:30 a.m. DCDotCom presents "DCDotCom: Summer School," featuring internal AOL research about how to optimize banner impact to get better results. The speaker is Charlie Warner, AOL Interactive Marketing vice president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F street NW. Contact: 202/364-4380.
Information technology discussion 8 a.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce presents an IT breakfast, featuring "After the Gold Rush," a panel discussion by IT pros on how to succeed in a slowing economy. The participants include: Fran Craig, Unanet Technologies; Deborah Lansdowne, Host Technologies; Ashok Saddhanti, zGraffiti Inc.; and Tony Cancelosi, ibrite. Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/749-0409, Ext. 122.
Course 8:30 a.m. George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., present the Summer Institute on International Affairs, "The U.S. and the World Today: Cooperation, Conflicts and Cultures." Location: School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, 805 21 St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460 or 202/293-1051.
Gongadze murder briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Georgiy Gongadze and the Fate of Press Freedom in Ukraine," regarding the murder of Mr. Gongadze, reporter and founder of Ukraine's first Internet newspaper, Ukrainskaya Pravda. Mr. Gongadze's wife, Myroslava, participates. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Web security seminar 9 a.m. The National Institute of Standards and Technology presents a seminar on "Internet and Web Security and the Good Guy's Guide to Network Vulnerability Testing." Location: NIST, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-3883.
International Crisis Group discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference on the International Crisis Group's work to prevent and contain conflict and prospects for peace in the Balkans, Indonesia, Central Africa and Sierra Leone. The speaker is Gareth Evans, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group, and former Australian prime minister. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Graduation ceremony 10 a.m. The Inter-American Defense Board presents a ceremony graduating 53 officers from Latin America and the Caribbean from the Inter-American Defense College. The speaker is Marcelo Ostria Trigo, Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States. Location: Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/939-7548.
Patients' bill of rights legislation news conference 10 a.m. The Senate Republican Conference holds news conference to discuss the effects of patients' bill of rights legislation on employer-paid benefits. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-2928.
International corruption briefing noon The Washington Foreign Press Center hosts a news briefing on "Battling International Corruption: 3rd Annual Report on the Implementation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Anti-Bribery Convention." Anthony Wayne, assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, and Stephen Jacobs, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for agreements compliance, participate. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8944.
Demonstration noon The Founding Church of Scientology holds a demonstration to protest a French law which enables the French government to ban any religion. Location: outside the French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/667-6404.
Holm speech 12:30 p.m. Celeste Holm, Academy Award winning actress and president of Arts Horizons, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the "Importance of Funding Arts Education in Public Schools." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Trafficking forum 1:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum, "Trafficking in Israel: The Legal and Human Dimensions." The speakers are Sigal Rosen and Normi Levenkron of Tel Aviv's Hotline for Migrant Workers. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
D.C. Water and Sewer Authority news conference 1:30 p.m. The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) holds a news conference to announce the submission to the Environmental Protection Agency of its Long Term Control Plan for controlling combined sewage overflows in the Anacostia River, Potomac River and Rock Creek Park. Glenn Gerstell, DCWASA chairman, and Jerry Johnson, DCWASA general manager, participate. Location: WASA Pumping Station, 125 O St. SW. Contact: 202/787-2203.
Earthjustice news conference 2:30 p.m. Earthjustice sponsors a news conference with six Louisiana and Texas residents who are meeting with Environmental Protection Agency officials to express opposition to the Bush administration's reconsideration of the New Source Review, a program that can reduce air pollution caused by oil refineries in their communities. Location: Outside Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/667-4500, Ext 216.
Women's creativity program 7 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral sponsors a program on women's creativity: "Sacred Circles: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality 2001." The keynote speaker is Dawna Markova, natural intelligence specialist and CEO of Professional Thinking Partners. Note: The program continues all day Saturday, June 30. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

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