- The Washington Times - Friday, September 27, 2002


Travels to Denver, and Flagstaff and Phoenix, Ariz., for fund-raisers and political events.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its final estimate of the gross domestic product for the second quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


11 a.m. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance meets to elect officers. Location: Capitol Place, 80 F St. NW. Room 413. Contact: 202/219-2099.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss the safety and efficacy of biologic licensing application BL 103979, Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta, Genzyme Corp.) for the treatment of Fabry's disease. Location: Hilton, 8727 Colesville Road, Ballroom, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council. Location: Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, conference rooms E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: www.nidcr.nih.gov/discover/nadrc/index.htm.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-854.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on nominations, including that of Gen. James Jones Jr. to be commander, European Command and supreme allied commander, Europe; Adm. James Ellis Jr. to be commandant of the Marine Corps; Charles Abell to be deputy undersecretary of personnel and readiness, Defense Department. The hearing may adjourn into closed session in SR-222. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing to receive the annual report of the postmaster general to the Senate. Postmaster General John Potter testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


1:30 p.m. Government Reform technology and procurement policy subcommittee holds "An oversight hearing to review the findings of the commercial activities panel." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Mapping the news all day American University holds the Third International Conference on Mapping the News. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-2037.

Cardiovascular research conference all day Cardiovascular Research Foundation holds its 2002 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 212/434-6300.

Government-Business forum all day Securities and Exchange Commission holds its annual government-business forum. Location: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/942-2950.

Economic conference all day U.S. Small Business Administrations's Office of Government Contracting and Business Development and the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency hold the 20th annual National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference, "Strategies for Growth in the American Economy, Part 2: The Entrepreneurial Economy."

Highlights noon Hector Barreto, administrator, SBA

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6740.

Nursing conference all day National Institutes of Health holds the 2002 State of the Science Congress conference, "Advancing Nursing Practice Excellence: State of the Science." Topics include warning signs to help identify at-risk youths and intervention methods before serious psychosocial problems develop. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/496-0209.

Rail safety conference all day American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association holds its AREMA 2002 annual conference and exposition. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/459-3200.

Training seminar all day Global Health Council and Abt Associates Health Policy Training Institute hold the third annual training seminar on "Building Skills for Health System Strengthening: Practical Courses to Support Implementers of Reform." Location: AAHPTI, 4800 Montgomery Lane, suite 600, Bethesda. Contact: 301/913-0577.

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