- The Washington Times - Friday, June 14, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

10 a.m. Delivers commencement address, Ohio State University.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for April 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases report on industrial production and capacity utilization for May 2002. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the blood products advisory committee. Location: Ballroom, Holiday Inn, Two Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-3514.

1 p.m. Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting to discuss federal agencies' use of competition in their contracting activities. Location: Auditorium, General Services Administration, 18th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/395-4953.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. 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. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions children and families subcommittee holds a hearing on screening of newborns. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Small-business summit all day The National Federation of Independent Business holds its small-business summit.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

12:30 p.m. Small-business Administrator Hector V. Barreto.

7:15 p.m. Former first lady Barbara Bush, Union Station.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/314-2091 or 703/408-0572.

Property round table all day The American Bar Association, and Crowell and Moring LLP hold a round table on "The Interface of Antitrust and Intellectual Property." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-2606.

Special-education hearing all day The President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education holds a public hearing to discuss recommendations and review development of the commission's final report. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/205-3594 or 202/401-1576.

Education Department conference 8:30 a.m. The Education Department holds "Supplemental Education Services Conference for State Educators: Serving All Schoolchildren and Increasing Options for Parents." Education Secretary Rod Paige makes closing remarks at 11:15 a.m. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1176.

Internship seminar 8:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds its annual seminar on "How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship." Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Rwanda discussion 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on "The Rwandan Perspective on the Great Lakes Crisis." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Health policy discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a health policy discussion on "Is Health Information Better? The Effects of Health Report Cards on Care Providers." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800

Abdullah peace plan forum 9:30 a.m. The Middle East Policy Council holds a forum on "The Abdullah Peace Plan: Offer or Ultimatum?" Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/296-6767.

Youth smoking news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation designed to give the Food and Drug Administration the legal authority to reduce youth smoking. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-2633 or 202/224-2315.

Trade deficit discussion 10:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "The U.S. Trade Deficit: The Market Risks and Policy Responses." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a brown-bag luncheon program on "Government Secrecy: The Right to Know in Times of Turmoil." The participants include Jill Schuker of the Kamber Group, former special assistant to President Clinton for national security affairs; Lucy Dalglish of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch, lead counsel in a suit against the Justice Department; and Abner Mikva of University of Chicago Law School. Location: Jenner and Block, 601 13th St. NW, Suite 1200 South. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Medical technology forum noon The Hudson Institute holds a luncheon forum on "Assessing the Value of Medical Technology: Innovation in the Medical Device Industry" and to release two papers. Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, and Dr. Mark McClellan of Council of Economic Advisers participate. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/974-2420.

NATO reform discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "The Bipartisan Case for NATO Reform." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Anniversary ball 6 p.m. The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve holds its 30th anniversary ball, "Serving Employers Who Serve the Nation," with speeches on the critical role employers play in the nation's defense and on "Operation Enduring Freedom." Location: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 212/309-2743.

Reception 6 p.m. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine holds its opening reception for the 2002 International Conference on Immunology and Aging. Location: Blue Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/333-8845.

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