- The Washington Times - Friday, May 31, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Award presentation 6 p.m. The American Cancer Society presents its 2002 Medal of Honor Awards. The recipients include George Bush, former president; Barbara Bush, former first lady; Dr. Brian Druker, researcher who developed Gleevec; and V. Craig Jordan, researcher who developed tamoxifen. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 404/417-5850 or 678/592-7642.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


VICE PRESIDENT

Not available.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a revised report on productivity and costs for the first quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Health Resources and Services Administration AIDS advisory committee. Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 301/443-9684.

8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the computer and information science, and engineering advisory committee. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8900.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

American Geophysical Union meeting all day The American Geophysical Union holds its spring meeting.

Highlights 10 a.m. "Satellite Search for Early Warning Signals of Earthquakes."

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/777-7507.

Special education meeting 9 a.m. The President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education holds public meetings to deliberate on task force reports and develop recommendations for the commission's report. Education Secretary Rod Paige speaks at 10 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Seat belt use news conference 10 a.m. Meharry Medical College, State Farm Insurance Cos. and the Transportation Department hold a news conference to announce a study of why seat belt and child safety seat use is lower among blacks and how to use that information to encourage change though culturally appropriate public-awareness campaigns. The participants include: Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta; Dr. John Maupin, president of Meharry Medical College; and Willie Brown, State Farm senior vice president. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/263-4400.

Trails news conference 10 a.m. Interior Department holds a news conference to announce the designation of 26 national recreation trails in 16 states in a National Trails Day preview. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and National Park Service Director Fran Mainella participate. Location: Fletcher's Boathouse, C&O Canal, Canal Road. Contact: 202/208-6416. Note: Credentialed media and invited guests only please.

Soccer balls donation ceremony 11 a.m. The Embassy of Japan and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea hold a ceremony to celebrate the 2002 World Cup by donating 250 soccer balls to D.C. public schools. Ambassadors Ryozo Kato of Japan and Sung Chol Yang of Korea participate. Location: Powell Elementary School, 1350 Upshur St. NW. Contact: 202/239-6904.

Immigration coverage discussion noon The Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion on "How is the Media's Immigration Coverage?" The participants include William McGowan, author of "Coloring the News: How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism"; Joe Guzzardi, columnist and director of NumbersUSA.com's Media Standard Project; and August Gribbin, recently retired from The Washington Times and winner of the Center for Immigration Studies 2002 Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a luncheon program on "Trial Tactics on Venus and Mars: Gender Issues for Litigators." The participants include: Jerry Roscoe, ADR Associates LLC; Jan Simonsen, Carr, MoloneyPC; Kimberly Egan, Covington and Burling; and Abbey Hairston, Seyfarth Shaw. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Japanese-U.S. relations discussion noon The Japan Information Access Project holds a brown-bag luncheon discussion on "Japan-U.S. Relations: The Next 10 Years." The speakers are Steven Vogel, University of California, Berkeley, and Leonard Schoppa, University of Virginia. Location: Chesapeake Room, Suite 100, Law Firm of McKenna and Cuneo, LLP, 1900 K St. NW. Contact: 202/822-6040. Note: R.S.V.P. required.

Sudan briefing 2 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on "Report on Recent Trip to Sudan." Andrew Natsios, U.S. Agency for International Development, participates. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6318. Note: Foreign media only please.

Reparations forum 6 p.m. The Black Citizens Action Committee and the New Black Panther Party hold a national leadership reparations forum. The participants include: Leonard Jeffries, City University New York; Dorothy Lewis, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America; and Malik Shabazz, New Black Panther Party. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/234-1349.


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