- The Washington Times - Friday, May 25, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Burial ceremony — 11 a.m. — The Military District of Washington holds a burial ceremony with full military honors for five members of an Army helicopter crew, part of the 243rd Assault Helicopter company, who had been missing in Vietnam since 1968 and were only recently positively identified. Location: Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/395-6789 or 202/345-7878.
Sudan discussion — noon —The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion on "Modern Day Slavery in Sudan: A Human Horror." Charles Jacobs, co-founder and president of the American Anti-Slavery Group in Boston, participates. Location: Room 812, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:45 a.m. — Delivers an address on defense issues and military service at the U.S. Naval Academys commencement ceremony, Annapolis.

VICE PRESIDENT
1 p.m. — Discusses the Bush administration energy policy at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce rally, 1615 H St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its report on the gross domestic product for this years first quarter (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases its advance report on durable goods, manufacturers shipments and orders for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards materials and metallurgy, thermal-hydraulic phenomena and reliability and probabilistic risk assessment subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6885.
9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Cancer Institute. Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 301/496-1148.
9 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the cardiovascular and renal drugs advisory committee. Location: Jack Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.
4 p.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA advisory councils space flight advisory committee to discuss the shuttle upgrade review. Location: Room 9H40, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4519.

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

SENATE
Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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

GENERAL AGENDA
Medical therapies conference — 8 a.m. — Harcourt Health Sciences presents the 2001 World Congress on Complementary Therapies in Medicines.
Highlights — 8 a.m. — Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, special video presentation.
9 a.m. — Dr. Michael Baime, "Mediation and Mind-Body Medicine."
10 a.m. — Mary Ellen Scheckenbach, "Chinese Medicine."
11 a.m. — Dr. Wayne Jones, "Science and Spirituality: Can They Intersect?"
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/826-1877.
Communications solutions expo — 8 a.m. — Technology Marketing Corp. presents a communications solutions expo.
Highlights — 11 a.m. — Critical open session, "Why Invest in Communications Technology Now?"
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 203/852-6800, Ext. 0.
Presidents Cancer Panel meeting — 9:30 a.m. — The Presidents Cancer Panel holds a regional meeting. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G.Thompson speaks at 9:30 a.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
Jerusalem briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The American Committee on Jerusalem presents a briefing titled "Jerusalem: The Intifada and Beyond." The participants include the Rev. Naim Ateek, Liberation Theology Center of Jerusalem, and the Rev. Drew Christiansen, Georgetown Universitys Woodstock Theological Center. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/237-0215.
Haiti mission discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The International Republican Institute holds an open discussion on the recent joint Organization of American States-Caricom mission to Haiti and the status of negotiations between the government and democratic political opposition there. The speaker is Luigi Einaudi, assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States. Location: 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450.
Reed speech — 9:30 a.m. — The National War College hosts an address by Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, on alternatives to President Bushs national missile defense system. Location: Arnold Auditorium, Roosevelt Hall, National War College, Fort McNair. Contact: 202/224-3326.
Trade news conference — 10 a.m. — Rep. Phil English, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a news conference on trade. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5406.
Georgetown commencement ceremonies — 10 a.m. — Georgetown University holds its 2001 commencement ceremonies.
Highlights — 10 a.m. — Geraldine Ferraro, G&L; Strategies president and former Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Georgetown Public Policy Institute awards ceremony, Leavey Center Ballroom, 3900 Reservoir Road NW.
3:30 p.m. — Sylvestor James Gates, John S. Toll physics professor at the University of Maryland, Graduate School commencement ceremony, Healy Lawn, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW (or, if rain, McDonough Arena).
5 p.m. — Harold McGraw III, chairman/president/CEO of McGraw-Hill Companies, MBA awards ceremony, Healy Lawn, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW (or, if rain, McDonough Arena). Contact: 202/687-4328.
Tour — 10:45 a.m. — Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham tours the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Location: Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Calvert County. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/586-5806.
Sustainable development forum — 11 a.m. — The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau presents "The Sustainable Development Forum," regarding how the changing global order could set standards for development in Egypt and the Middle East. The keynote speaker is James Zogby, Arab American Institute president. Location: Fairfax Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott, 1600-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Contact: 202/296-3888.
Cell signaling lecture — noon — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presents the 2000-2001 NIH Directors Lecture Series, featuring "The Architecture of Cell Signaling: Lessons from a Mast Cell." The speaker is Dr. Juan Rivera, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Location: Wilson Hall, Building 1, NIH, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Chechnya lecture — noon — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Torture and Sale of Hostages in Chechnya," by Omar Khanbiev, Chechen health minister. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Transportation discussion — noon — The Journal of Commerce and Traffic World magazine present a Transportation Table, featuring a discussion in the use of advanced technologies and future plans for surface transportation. The speaker is David Hensing, president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/484-4665.
Book discussion — 7:30 p.m. — Borders Books & Music presents a discussion on "The Blue Nowhere," a mystery novel involving a young Internet hacker teamed with detectives, soon to become a motion picture. The author, Jeffrey Deaver, participates. Location: Borders Books & Music, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. Contact: 703/998-0404.


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