- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 7, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Press Ethics Issues 9 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a committee forum to discuss "Executive Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Issues." Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Tax-cut effects 10 a.m. The Congressional Budget Office holds a conference on dynamic scoring, which accounts for the effect of tax cuts on the economy in congressional budget projections. Location: CBP, Ford House Office Building, Fourth Floor, Second and D streets SW. Contact: 202/226-5772.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Jackson, Miss., to discuss the economy.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases wholesale trade figures for June 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for July 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Board releases weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting on ways to decrease pathogens and make blood-transfusion products safer. Location: Jack Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Building 10, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-6210.

8:30 a.m. NASA holds a meeting of its advisory council, the Space Science Advisory Committee. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, Room 9H40. Contact: 202/358-4452.

1 p.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 194: Air-Traffic Management Data Link Implementation. Location: RTCA, 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 for August recess. Senate is scheduled to return Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

Orthopedic technologists all day National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists holds its 20th annual clinical symposium. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/689-0300.

Municipal bonds all day Council of Development Finance Agencies presents a course on municipal and industrial development bonds

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Session on structuring and sizing bond issues

10:15 a.m. Session on bringing a negotiated issue to market

Location: Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW. Contact: 740/597-1477, 405/848-6059.

Radiation-dose review all day National Academies sponsors a committee meeting to discuss the review of the radiation-dose reconstruction program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Barry Pass and Alex Romanyukha

11 a.m. Michael Schaeffer, Neil Otchin, and Bradley Flohr

Location: National Academies, 500 5th St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2671.

Schools conference all day Education Department holds a conference, "Leaving No Child Behind: Results-Based Strategies for Safe and Drug-Free Schools."

Highlights 8 a.m. Prevention activities of other federal agencies

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Airports authority 9 a.m. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority holds its monthly Board of Directors meeting. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Boardroom, second floor, 1 Aviation Circle. Contact: 703/417-8740.

Nissan air bags 11 a.m. Public Citizen holds a news conference to spotlight charges of defects in the design of passenger-side air bags in 1994 and 1995 Nissan Altimas. Location: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742.

Anti-Israel conference noon SUSTAIN (Stop U.S. Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now) holds a news conference on its "Stop Caterpillar" campaign. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/636-8604.

Business publications editors luncheon seminar noon The American Society of Business Publications Editors, D.C. chapter, holds a luncheon seminar on the use of special supplements and advertorials. Location: Johns Hopkins University Washington, D.C. Center, 1635 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Airline Pilots Association Building. Contact: 703/734-2865.

Student activism film noon Institute for Policy Studies presents the screening and discussion of the film "Student Activism: Progressive Social Change or Jumping on the Bandwagon?" Location: IPS, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, ext. 229.

Burma exhibit 1 p.m. Free Burma Coalition sponsors an exhibition of photographs put together by former Burmese political prisoners to commemorate the country's August 1988 pro-democracy uprising. Rally to follow at Embassy of Burma, 2300 S Street NW. Location: International Human Rights Law Group, 1200 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/547-5985 or 301/602-0077.

Airplane-resistant construction 1:30 p.m. Hirschfeld Realty holds a news briefing on airplane-resistant construction in New York. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 212/319-8800.

Mental health system 3:30 p.m. The president's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health holds the third meeting in its survey of the U.S. mental health delivery system with a panel presentation on cultural competence. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Citizen Works 6 p.m. Citizen Works holds a lecture for nonprofit interns and young activists on making the world a better place as they see it. Ralph Nader, group founder, and Theresa Amato, group president, participate. Location: Citizen Works, Conference Room, 1616 P St. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/265-6164.

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