- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 16, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
Signs the defense budget supplemental measure into law, the White House. Visits Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, St. Louis. Travels to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases figures on new residential construction for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases figures on real earnings for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. U.S. Coast Guardholds a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee's hazardous cargo transportation security subcommittee to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. Location: Transportation Department, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh St. SW, room 6244. Contact: 202/267-1217.
8:30 a.m.
National Science Foundationholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8002.
9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. Topics include improving mosquito-control labeling; pesticide registration review; and the inert ingredients risk assessment framework. Location: Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/308-4775.
noon National Aeronautics and Space Administrationholds a meeting of its advisory council's task force on International Space Station operational readiness. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, room 7U22. Contact: 202/358-4621.

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

SENATE
Stands adjourned for spring recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Stands adjourned for spring recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. International Relations Committeeholds a hearing on Fidel Castro's latest crackdown on Cuban dissidents. Witnesses include Lorne Craner, assistant secretary at the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; and Kim Holmes, assistant secretary at State's Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA
Homeland security all day Association for Enterprise Integration holds a Network Centric Operations conference, "Networking for the Information Age: Transforming National Security and Protecting the Homeland."
Highlights 10:45 a.m. John Stenbit, assistant secretary at the Defense Department, "Power to the Edge."
Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, McLean. Contact: 703/247-9474.
Reading methods all day Reading Recovery Council of North America holds its North American Leadership Academy meeting to review research and theory on how reading recovery works in schools, districts and provinces in the United States and Canada. Keynote speaker is Marie Clay, founder of Reading Recovery. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 614/292-0269.
Japan lecture 8:30 a.m. Bank of America and the Asia Society Washington Center sponsor part three of a lecture series, "Japan: Challenges Ahead: New National Security Challenges." Location: Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Genetic variation 8:30 a.m. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism host a symposium on how variations in our genes can interact with the environment to cause disease.
Highlights 9:40 a.m. Jeff Trent of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, "Influence of DNA Variation on Gene Expression."
11:20 a.m.
David Crabb of Indiana University, "Gene-Environment Interaction Related to Alcohol Use and Its Consequences."
Location: NIH, Clinical Center, building 10, Masur Auditorium, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-3378.
D.C. education 9 a.m. American University holds a panel discussion, "Preparing to Succeed: Reconsidering the Vision of Equal Educational Opportunity in D.C. Public Schools."
Highlights 12:30 p.m. Keynote address by Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat and sponsor of a student bill of rights.
Location: AU, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Paralyzed veterans 9:30 a.m. Paralyzed Veterans of America sponsors a discussion on federal laws to ensure voting access for disabled citizens. Location: PVA National Office, 801 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/416-7667.
Postwar Iraq 10 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a news briefing, "Post-War Iraq: The Immediate Imperatives." Participants include Jonathan Tucker, senior fellow; Robert Perito, special adviser for the rule of law program; Ray Jennings, senior fellow; and Daniel Serwer, director. Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-4144.
U.S. economic aid 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, "After Neoliberalism: The Future of American Development Policy in a Post-Saddam World." Participants include Ha-joon Chang, economics and politics faculty member at the University of Cambridge and author of "Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective." Location: NAF, seventh floor, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.
Middle East discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Linking Democratization and Education in the Middle East." Participants include Arnold Packer, professor at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies; and Doha Melhen, IPS student. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, room 806. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Energy meeting 2 p.m. U.S. Energy Association holds its annual membership meeting. Speakers include Rep. Joe L. Barton, Texas Republican; Kyle McSlarrow, deputy energy secretary; and John Turner, assistant secretary for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs at the State Department. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, north tower, level C, Polaris Suite, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1230.

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