- The Washington Times - Monday, August 26, 2002




10 a.m. - Census Bureau releases its new residential sales figures for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4 p.m. - National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4 p.m. - Energy Information Administration releases its weekly retail diesel fuel prices, followed at 4:30 p.m. with the release of weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

4:15 p.m. - Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-320.


9 a.m. - Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of its National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Walker/Whetstone rooms, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-3332.

10 a.m. - Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the secretarys Public Health Preparedness Council. Topics include bioterrorism preparedness and response programs, states preparedness programs, lessons learned from the anthrax mail attacks in the fall, the development of new products related to bioterrorism and public health emergency response preparedness. Location: Loews LEnfant Plaza Hotel, 480 LEnfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/690-6750.

1:15 p.m. - National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Location: Neuroscience Conference Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., Conference rooms C and D, Rockville. Contact: 301/402-7269.


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


Not in session because of the August recess. Senate is scheduled to return Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-854.


Not in session because of the August recess. House is scheduled to return Sept. 4 at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


AICPA conference - all day - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its "2002 AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference"

Highlights - 8:10 a.m. - Introduction and welcome1:15 p.m. - Concurrent sessions on money laundering, implementing GASB 34 in the real world, a case study on materiality, and an IRS update. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

IMSA conference - all day - International Municipal Signal Association holds its 107th annual conference and 25th annual school. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 315/331-2182.

Aviation de-icing - all day - The Federal Aviation Administration, American Association of Airport Executives, Airports Council International - North America, Air Transport Association, and National Air Transportation Association sponsor the 11th annual Aircraft and Airfield De-icing Conference and Exposition.

Highlights - 9:15 a.m. - Regulatory update3:45 p.m. - Technology updateLocation: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/824-0500, ext. 131.

Korean War exhibit - 8 a.m. - Women in Military Service for America Memorial holds an exhibition, "Images and Words from the Forgotten War," on the Korean War as seen through the eyes of a military woman. Location: The Womens Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/533-1155.

Homeland security - 8 a.m. - Equity International Inc. holds a briefing on "Homeland Security Financing." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

Investment scams - 9:30 a.m. - North American Securities Administrators Association holds a news conference on "Top 10 Scams, Schemes and Risky Investments." Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0901.

Home sales - 9:45 a.m. - The National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release its existing home sales report for July. Report is embargoed until 10 a.m. Location: NAR, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Border security - 10:30 a.m. - Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a meeting with U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner to assess trade, borders and homeland security one year after September 11. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Pension reform - 10:30 a.m. - National Association of Manufacturers holds a media briefing on "Pension Reform." Location: Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3099.

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