- The Washington Times - Friday, August 2, 2002


Space shuttle briefing 1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a satellite news briefing on the status of space shuttle Endeavour. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/359-1694.

Islam seminar 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates holds a seminar, "Islam in Belief and Practice." Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. General admission, $120; members, $75. Contact: 202/357-3030.


Welcomes the U.S. men's World Cup soccer team to the White House. Travels to Kennebunkport, Maine.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases personal income and outlays figures for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment figures for July. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. U.S. Census Bureau releases figures on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, to discuss standards and guidance for treating internal eye-lens patients. Location: Hilton Washington D.C. North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Salons A, B, and C, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-2053.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-321.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Marion Blakey to be administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on providing for the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the Western Shoshone. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.


Not in session for August recess. Is scheduled to return on Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


National Young Women's Health Summit all day Health and Human Services Department's Office on Women's Health

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Successful Interventions

2 p.m. Community, Family and Dating Violence

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/401-6113 or 202/690-6883.

Health conference all day American International Health Alliance holds its annual conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Plenary: Community-based approaches to the challenges of HIV/AIDS

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-1136.

Fulbright teachers all day State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs hosts orientation meetings for the Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program. Teachers from 25 countries and 40 U.S. states participate. Location: Radisson Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Earthquake engineering simulation all day National Academies sponsors a meeting on developing a long-term research agenda for earthquake engineering simulation. Closed session summary posted after the meeting. Location: National Academies, Room 250, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3376.

Science policies all day National Academies sponsors "The 168th Meeting of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy," Location: National Academies, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2424.

Pentecostal conference all day Pentecostal Assemblies of the World holds its conference on "Taking the Word to the World"

Highlights 7 p.m. Bishop Noel Jones, Morning Glory

Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall A, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 317/547-9541.

International students all day The Japan-America Student Conference holds its 54th meeting. Location: Howard University, 2397 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/289-4231.

War on terrorism briefing 9 a.m. University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes releases a new poll on defense spending and the war on terrorism. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/232-7500, Ext. 101, 202/225-6101.

Non-English speaking pupils 9 a.m. The Education Department sponsors a round-table discussion on instruction for children whose first language is not English. Education Secretary Rod Paige and Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participate. Location: NIH, James Shannon Building, Building One, Wilson Hall, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Cathedral scholars 10 a.m. Cathedral Scholars Program holds a graduation ceremony and closing activity. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium in Pilgrim Observation Gallery, seventh floor. Contact: 202/537-2159.

Energy task force case 10 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a news conference after arguments in the case involving Vice President Richard B. Cheney's energy task force case. Time is approximate. Location: Federal Courthouse steps, Third and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172 or 202/437-1921.

Health care costs 12:15 p.m. Alliance for Health Reform holds a luncheon briefing on "Health Care Costs & Health Coverage: Helping Americans Keep Their Coverage, Or Get It in the First Place, in the Face of Rising Costs." Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-230.

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