- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 27, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

New-rules hearing 10 a.m. Securities and Exchange Commission holds a meeting to consider new rules and regulations, including amendments to accelerate the filing of quarterly and annual reports. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE, Room 62-26. Contact: 202/942-7070.

Public health preparedness 9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department's Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness discusses bioterrorism preparedness and response programs, states' preparedness programs, lessons learned from the fall's anthrax mail attacks and development of products related to bioterrorism and public health emergency-response preparedness. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 301/443-3153.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers' Shipments and Orders for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics 195 Special Committee, on Flight Information Services Communications. Location: Airline Pilots Association International Headquarters, 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon. Contact: 202/833-9339.

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8450.

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA 198 Special Committee, on Next-Generation Air/Ground Communications System. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not in session. The Senate is scheduled to return from its August recess on Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Not in session. The House is scheduled to return from its August recess on Sept. 4 at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

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.

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

Highlights 7:50 a.m. Breakfast Session on XBRL, making business/regulatory reporting more timely, accurate and less burdensome

11 a.m. Concurrent sessions on common reasons for government audit failures and reporting post-employment benefits other than pensions

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/434-922.

Safe Food all day National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on the Review of the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards for Safe Food. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2911.

Personnel Management conference all day U.S. Office of Personnel Management holds its "Strategic Compensation Conference 2002: Managing Human Capital through Pay, Classification and Performance Systems." Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/606-8486.

Patent Office all day National Academies holds a meeting to review the Patent Office's 21st Century Strategic Plan.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Open session

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2823.

Reporting News in Washington 8 a.m. Democrats of a New Generation hold an off-the-record, members-only discussion on "Separating Spin from Substance: The Challenge of Reporting News in Washington." Location: Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/907-9088.

Insulin-resistance syndrome 9 a.m. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists holds a news conference on insulin-resistance syndrome. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 904/353-7878.

Female leaders 9 a.m. Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania holds a panel discussion and releases a report, "The 2nd Annual APPC Analysis of Women Leaders in Communication Companies." Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6701.

Summer update 9 a.m. The Congressional Budget Office releases its summer update. Location: Ford House Office Building, fourth floor, 300 D St. SW. Contact: 202/226-2602.

College SAT Test-taking Scores 9:30 a.m. The College Board holds a news conference to release a report on the 2002 College SAT Test-Taking Scores. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 13th floor, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901, 212/713-8177.

Consumers League 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference of the Consumers League. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/835-3323, ext. 112.

Awards ceremony 10 a.m. Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery holds its first Paul Peck Presidential Awards ceremony to honor individual achievement related to the presidency. Location: Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street. Contact: 202/275-1764.

Quilt-presenting ceremony 10:30 a.m. Transportation Department holds a ceremony to present a quilt to the Defense Department in memory of women who died at the Pentagon on September 11. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW, Oklahoma City Memorial Room 2230. Contact: 202/366-5568.

CBO's Budget and Economic Update 11:30 a.m. Congress holds a conference call briefing on the "CBO's Budget and Economic Update." Dial-in number, 877/917-9492. Rep. Jim Nussle, Iowa Republican, chairman, Budget Committee, participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/226-9844.

Reaction to CBO's budget update noon Congress holds a news conference on the "Reaction to CBO's Budget Update." Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, chairman, Budget Committee; and Rep. John Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7436 or 202/225-5501.

Social Security noon Cato Institute holds its Social Security university seminar. Topics include facts and fantasy about personal accounts. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5263.

Protecting the Homeland 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon Program holds a meeting to discuss "Protecting the Homeland: What Volunteers Can Do." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

New Medicare choice pilot program 1 p.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference with HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson to discuss a Medicare choice pilot program. Location: HHS Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW, first floor. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Koran 2 p.m. University of North Carolina holds a news conference to discuss "UNC's Assignment of a Book on the Koran as required summer reading." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 301/530-1210, 919/962-8593.

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