- The Washington Times - Friday, September 6, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Employment report 8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for August. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

Food safety and global security forum noon State Department holds a forum, "Food Safety and Global Security." Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0532.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES

7:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting to discuss application for a new drug for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., the Ballroom, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting to discuss the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and a grant program. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-4823.

10 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Actuaries Education Benefits Board to review Defense Department actuarial methods and assumptions to be used in the valuation of the G.I. Bill. Location: Pentagon, Room 1E801. Contact: 703/696-7413.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Meets at 11 a.m. in joint session with the House at Federal Hall in New York City.

noon Members of the Senate attend luncheon with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at the Regent Hotel.

2:30 p.m. Members of the House and Senate participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at ground zero.

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


HOUSE

Meets at 11 a.m. in joint session with the Senate at Federal Hall in New York City.

noon Members of the House attend luncheon with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at the Regent Hotel.

2:30 p.m. Members of the House and Senate participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at ground zero. Press setup at 1 p.m.

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


GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Ireland Business Summit all day Susan Davis International holds an U.S.-Ireland Business Summit.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Pat Cox, president, European Parliament, European Union, keynote address.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/414-0773.

Waterborne pathogens all day National Academies sponsors a workshop for the Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2483.

Scientific data all day National Academies holds a symposium, "The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Session on "Potential Effects of a Diminishing Public Domain."

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2807.

NASA workshop 9 a.m. NASA, Ball Aerospace and Scientific Applications International Corp. hold a workshop, "Scientific Requirements for Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids."

Highlights 9 a.m. Steve Chesley, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, "Impact Probabilities and Lead Times."

Location: Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 520/318-8214.

Balkans meeting 9:30 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a meeting of the Balkans Working Group, "Election Season in the Balkans." Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Inter-Religious Staff Community 10 a.m. Washington Inter-Religious Staff Community holds a briefing for Senate staff on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families reauthorization. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/548-3386.

August unemployment data 11 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities offers comment and analysis on the August unemployment figures scheduled to be released. Location: 820 First St. NE, Suite 510. Contact: 202/408-1080

Film screening noon Grace News Network presents the premiere of "Israel Divine Destiny," a film about Israel's destiny and the United States' role in that destiny. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0051.

Rally 12:30 p.m. National Treasury Employees Union holds a rally in opposition to Patent and Trademark Office plans to lay off 135 trademark lawyers. Location: Patent and Trademark Office, Crystal Park 2, 2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/783-4444, Ext. 2604.

Fuel cells and hydrogen 1 p.m. A coalition of fuel-cell companies holds a briefing on a 10-year fuel cell and hydrogen plan, "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen: the Path Forward." Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/484-5300.

Preview reception 6 p.m. Kathleen Ewing Gallery holds a preview reception of "Fred Maroon Sorrow and Splendor: Images of Europe, 1950-1951." Location: Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-0955.

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