- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 29, 2002


Drug testing in schools 8 a.m. White House Office for National Drug Control Policy holds a news conference on drug testing in schools. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/395-6648.

Wealth of black Americans 10 a.m. Consumer Federation of America and BET.com hold a news conference to release a report on the wealth of black Americans. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases the weekly Export Sales Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for the second quarter 2002 (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases the weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

6 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases weekly reports on: Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks, Factors Affecting Reserves of Depository Institutions, Money Stock, Liquid Assets, Debt Measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


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.

8:30 a.m. Office of Governmentwide Policy holds a meeting of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council, which will discuss personnel, management and issues related to creation of the Homeland Security Department. Location: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 725 17th St. NW, Indian Treaty Room. Contact: 202/273-3566.

3 p.m. Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting by teleconference of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Public Advisory Committee, to discuss a draft letter to the president on federal investments in research and development. Call-in number: 800/403-2017, access code: 186046. Location: None given. Contact: 202/456-6010.

10 a.m. Federal Highway Administration holds a meeting on highway work zone safety regulations. Location: Cambridge Systematics, 4445 Willard Ave., Suite 300, Chevy Chase. Contact: 202/366-4372.


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


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


Not in session for the August summer district work period. House is scheduled to return Sept. 4 at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Christian National Convention all day Christian Church of North America holds its 2002 Annual National Convention. Location: Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Contact: 724/962-3501.

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

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

Head Start all day National Head Start Association holds its Transition and Technology Conferences. Topics include early literacy and software tools. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/739-0875.

Campaign Finance Reform all day Federal Election Commission holds a public hearing on Proposed Rulemaking on Campaign Finance Reform. Location: FEC, 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1000.

Evolution of infectious diseases 8:15 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting to discuss the "Evolution of Infectious Diseases," Location: NIH, Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-7301.

IMF news briefing 9:30 a.m. International Monetary Fund holds a news briefing with the director at IMF Headquarters. Location: 700 19th St. NW, Room R-710. Contact: 202/623-7000.

FDIC news briefing 10 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation holds a news briefing to announce the preliminary second-quarter 2002 earnings for the commercial banking industry. Location: FDIC, 550 17th St. NW, boardroom. Contact: 202/898-6992.

Negro League baseball legends 10 a.m. NEB Entertainment holds a news conference to honor the "Negro League Baseball Legends,"

Highlights 10 a.m. A special unveiling of "They Played Baseball"

6:30 p.m. Baysox baseball game

Location: Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Highway, Bowie. Contact: 202/723-2200.

News breakfast briefing 10 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds its news breakfast Labor Day briefing to discuss employment, immigration and economic-recovery issues. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

"Danger in the Air" news conference 10:30 a.m. U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a news conference to release a report, "Danger in the Air: A 2001 Ozone Season Summary." Location: Garfield Park on Capitol Hill, Second Street SE and South Carolina Avenue SE; rain location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-9707.

ACORN rally 11 a.m. Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now holds a rally to protest the reputed predatory lending operation of EZ Home Mortgage. Rally will meet at ACORN and proceed to the protest location. Location: ACORN, 739 Eighth St. SE. Contact: 202/547-9292.

Conference call briefing 11 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing to discuss the budget and economic projections of the Congressional Budget Office. Conference call repeats at 2 p.m. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.

"One Nation Under God" noon American University hosts a forum on "Is the Pledge's 'One Nation Under God' Unconstitutional?" Location: AU, Washington College of Law, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 603. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Social Security seminar noon Cato Institute holds its Social Security University seminar. Topics include the politics of Social Security reform. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5263.

Free China Movement noon Free China Movement holds a news conference on how prominent Chinese dissidents vanish. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 301/361-0989.

Heritage Foundation noon Heritage Foundation holds a meeting to discuss "Moving Beyond Environmental Conflict: Private Stewardship, Partnerships and Performance." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

"Rocks Are for Gardens" campaign rally 12:15 p.m. Capitol City National Organization for Women holds a rally to start the "Rocks Are for Gardens" campaign to protest the stoning of Nigerian women. Location: Nigerian Embassy, 1333 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/365-3806.

NASA news conference 1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a news conference to discuss a new Soyuz crew-return vehicle to be deployed at the International Space Station in October. Participation with question and answer capability at NASA Headquarters. (News conference originates at Johnson Space Center in Houston.) Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1726.

First Amendment 2002 report 1:30 p.m. First Amendment Center holds a news conference to discuss the First Amendment 2002 report. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 615/727-1303.

Bioterrorism seminar 5 p.m. George Mason University holds its "Bioterrorism Seminar Series" focusing on the threat of biological weapons and the medical defenses against such weapons. Location: GMU, Prince William II Auditorium, 10900 University Blvd., Manassas. Contact: 703/993-8783.

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