- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 10, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Sexual exploitation of children lecture 11 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a luncheon lecture, "From Playboy to Pedophilia: How Adult Sexual Liberation Leads to Children's Sexual Exploitation." Carson Holloway, political science professor at the University of Nebraska, participates. Location: 801 G St. NW, Media Center. Contact: 202/393-2100.

A Report on Special Education from the Families Who Use It." Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE, Minuteman Memorial Building. Contact: 202/547-0001.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Schedule to be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

9 a.m. Energy Department releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the reactor safeguards advisory committee. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: Sher Bahadur, 301/415-0138.

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the infant mortality advisory committee. Topics Include early postpartum discharge; low birth weight; disparities in infant mortality and the Healthy Start Program. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/443-2170.

9 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council. Location: 300 E St. SW, James F. Webb Memorial Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1647.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Location: 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulation and oversight of derivatives. James Newsom, chairman of CTFC, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee holds a hearing on rail safety. Marion Blakey, chairman of National Transportation Safety Board, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Penalties for White-Collar Crime: Are We Really Getting Tough on Crime?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the president's proposal to establish a Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the present and future roles of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration national laboratories in protecting our homeland security. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider pending legislation, including the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a markup of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Location: 2171 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a markup of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing, "Corporation for Public Broadcasting Oversight and a Look into Public Broadcasting in the Digital Age." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

1 p.m. Science Committee holds a hearing, "The Administration's Climate Change Initiative." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.


GENERAL AGENDA

Telecommunications conference all day The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) holds a TIA Ventures 2002 "Return of Telecom A Venture Capital Forum."

Highlights noon Chris Cantarella, Ernst and Young, "The Current State of the Venture Capital Market."

Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean. Contact: 703/907-7633.

Standards conference all day The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the American National Standards Institute sponsor a "Challenges for IT Standardization Standards Coordination Conference." Location: Green Auditorium, Administration Building, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2055.

Marriage conference all day The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education LLC holds its Smart Marriages Conference. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/362-0973.

Renewable-energy conference all day The American Council for Renewable Energy holds its organizing conference, July 10-11. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/429-2030.

Deaf conference all day Gallaudet University hosts the Deaf Way II International Conference, Arts Festival and Artist Symposium. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/651-5727.

Endangered Species Act legislation news conference 9:15 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on legislation to amend the Endangered Species Act by defining what "best science" is. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-4050.


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