- The Washington Times - Friday, June 28, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

American Muslim Council convention all day American Muslim Council holds its 11th annual convention with a briefing at 9:30 a.m. by Tucker Eskew, special assistant to President Bush. Location: Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/789-2262.

Lecture 11 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a luncheon lecture, "Love Is Not Enough: Toward the Recovery of a Family Economics." Location: Family Research Council, Media Center, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts a fund-raiser for Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the Personal Income and Outlays reports for May 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Consumer/Disability Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2809.

10 a.m. U.S. Customs Service holds a meeting of the Customs COBRA Fees Advisory Committee on issues pertaining to the performance of customs inspection services. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 6.4-B. Contact: 202/927-1391.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine how a Homeland Security Department should address weapons of mass destruction and relevant science and technology, research and development and public health issues. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on S.2246, intended to improve access to Braille and other printed instructional materials used by blind or other persons with print-reading disabilities in elementary and secondary schools. (Previously listed as a subcommittee hearing.) Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business to consider the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal 2003 and the Military Construction Appropriations Act of fiscal 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

8:30 a.m. Armed Services committee special oversight panel on terrorism subcommittee holds a hearing on Navy and Marine Corps initiatives to improve anti-terrorism and counterterrorism operations. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee commercial and administrative law subcommittee holds a markup of the Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

11 a.m. Judiciary Committee immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R.5017 to amend the temporary Emergency Wildfire Suppression Act to facilitate the ability of the secretary of the interior and the secretary of agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements with foreign countries for sharing of personnel to fight wildfires. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


GENERAL AGENDA

Meeting all day National Foundation for Infectious Disease holds its 2002 conference on anti-microbial resistance.

Highlights 4:30 p.m. Thomas Shryock, Elanco Animal Health, "Use of Anti-microbial Growth Promoters in Food Animal Production" Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/656-0003 Ext. 19.

Conference all day Head Start holds its Head Start 6th National Research Conference. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/821-3090.

Conference all day Animal Rights 2002 holds its annual meeting.

Highlights 7 p.m. Reception

Location: McLean Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 888/327-6872.

Transportation briefing 8 a.m. Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce holds a briefing, "Rail in the Dulles Corridor." Location: Oracle, 1910 Oracle Way, Reston. Contact: 703/749-0409 Ext. 122.

Technology briefing 8:30 a.m. Alliance for Public Technology and the High-Tech Broadband Coalition hold a breakfast briefing, "From Debate to Deployment: Changing the Broadband Reality." Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/263-2972.

Energy conference 9 a.m. The Energy Daily and U.S. Energy Association hold a news conference and breakfast on nuclear security. Location: USEA, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, North Tower, Suite 550. Contact: 202/662-8561.

Briefing 9 a.m. Migration Policy Institute holds a briefing, "The TN Visa: Intent vs. Implementation." Location: Resources for the Future Conference Center, 1400 16th St. NW, first floor. Contact: RSVP to 202/266-1940.

Education forum 10 a.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a forum to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Zelman v. Doris Simmons-Harris, the Cleveland private-school voucher case. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 13th floor, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/467-4999.

Enron news conference 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference, "Enron: A Lesson Learned for Russia." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Round-table discussion 10 a.m. National Academies sponsors a round-table discussion, "Federal Efforts to Improve Air Quality." Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW, Room 150. Contact: Must RSVP to 202/334-2138.

Presentation 11 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a presentation to receive more than 500 histories collected from Indiana veterans for inclusion in the Veterans History Project. Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Member's Room, first floor. Contact: 202/224-2079.

Forum 11 a.m. State Department holds its Secretary's Open Forum, "The State of the World: Assessing Global Sustainability." Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Loy Henderson Conference Room. Contact: 202/647-0532.

Exhibition opening 11 a.m. A&E Network sponsors "The Biography 15 Years Celebration Tour" interactive exhibit and honors for 10 community heroes from the D.C. area at the opening ceremony. Location: Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Contact: 212/210-1341.

Round-table discussion noon Migration Policy Institute holds a round-table discussion to mark the release of the Forced Migration Review issue, "September 11: Has Anything Changed?" Location: Resources and Conservation Center, 1400 16th St. NW, seventh floor. Contact: RSVP to 202/266-1940.

Luncheon noon Japan Information Access Project holds a brown-bag luncheon program, "Steel's Divided Markets: Japan and Europe" with the "Information Resource Guide on Steel Politics" released. Location: McKenna Aldridge and Long LLP, 1900 K St. NW, Suite 100. Contact: Must RSVP to 202/822-6040.

Law program noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a brown-bag luncheon program, "The Supreme Court Decision in Tahoe: Lasting Shift in Takings Law or Aberration?" Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: RSVP to 202/626-3463.

War-protest rally noon D.C. Anti-War Network and Neighbors United for Justice holds a rally to protest President Bush's war on terrorism. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/302-5548.

NASA news conference 1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a prelaunch news conference and "Contour" mission science briefing. Location: NASA headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1727.

Orientation 2 p.m. Federal Bar Association's Younger Lawyers Division holds its Summer Law Clerk Program Orientation for clerks working in the federal sector to meet government lawyers and discuss career development, agency missions and operations, and employment opportunities for law school students expecting to graduate between 2003 and 2005. Location: Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Great Hall. Contact: 202/785-1614.

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