- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
D.C. neighborhood forum 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a forum, "Revitalizing Washington's Neighborhoods." Participants include D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Alice Rivlin, senior fellow and director of the Greater Washington Research Program. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6414.
Kurd liberation 12:30 p.m. Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion, "Liberation for the Kurds." Participants include Kani Xulam of the American Kurdish Information Network. Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

PRESIDENT BUSH
In Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.
6 p.m. Federal Reserve releases weekly reports on the condition statement of Federal Reserve banks, on factors affecting reserves of depository institutions, on money stock, liquid assets and debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. Topics include improving mosquito control labeling, pesticide registration review, and implementing the inert ingredients risk-assessment framework. Location: Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/308-4775.
9 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, room 2415. Contact: 202/267-1217.
10:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss the December World Summit on the Information Society and U.S. summit preparations. Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2592.
2 p.m. Overseas Private Investment Corp. holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. Location: Office of the Corporation, 12th-floor board room, 1100 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-8438.

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

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

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

GENERAL AGENDA
Mental health all day The Student National Medical Association holds its annual medical education conference, "Mind, Body and Soul: The Role of Mental Health in Physical Well-Being."
Highlights 8 a.m. International Health Mission Training
6 p.m. Open session: House of Delegates
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/882-2881.
Photo exhibit all day Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery presents an exhibition, "Posing with Dignity: Photographing the Heroes of Our Community." Location: Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/838-4356.
Navy exhibit 8 a.m. Navy League of the United States hosts the Sea-Air-Space Exposition.
Highlights 9 a.m. Exhibition opens
noon Chief of naval operations luncheon, Delaware Suite
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/528-1775, Ext. 1555.
Military briefing 8 a.m. Defense Department holds a news briefing with the U.S. commander of the forward air base in Tallil, Iraq. Army Col. John Dobbins participates. Location: Pentagon briefing room 2E781. Contact: 703/697-5131.
Iraq's future 9:30 a.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a briefing, "Iraq's Future: What Now?" Participants include Jessica Mathews, endowment president; Thomas Carothers, democracy and rule of law project director; and Joseph Cirincione, endowment nonproliferation project director. Location: CEIP, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211, 202/939-2319.
Economy and tax cuts 11 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds two conference call briefings, "The President's Pitch on the Economy and His Tax Cuts." The call repeats at 2 p.m. Participants include Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution, and the CBPP's Robert Greenstein, Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman. Location: None. Contact: 202/408-1080.
Drug abuse noon National Institutes of Health holds a neuroscience seminar series program, "Child and Adolescent Drug Abuse and Psychopathology." Participants include Vincent Smeriglio, child and adolescent research chairman and coordinator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Location: NIH, Neuroscience Center Building, conference room C, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/402-0854.
International intervention noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "Intervention: The Worm in the Apple of Liberal International Order." Participants include Adam Roberts, international relations professor at Oxford's Balliol College. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
NASA plans 12:30 p.m. National Press Club holds a luncheon program on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's long-term strategic plans after the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and amid new budgetary and technological challenges. NASA Director Sean O'Keefe participates. Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Afghanistan discussion 6 p.m. Society for International Development and Harvard Club of Washington's Afghanistan Redevelopment Study Group hold a discussion on Afghanistan. Participants include Robert Oakley, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and Somalia. Location: Hogan and Hartson LLP, litigation room, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/884-8590.
Odom book talk 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on "Fixing Intelligence: For a More Secure America." Topics include the miscommunications and fragmentation of the U.S. intelligence bureaucracy and fundamental restructuring. Participants include William Odom, author and former director of the National Security Agency. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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