- The Washington Times - Friday, April 25, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Focus on Iraq 11:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, "Focus on Iraq: The Global Perspective." Richard Butler, former executive chairman of a U.N. special commission on disarmament of Iraq and former ambassador to Australia, participates. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5960.

Council on American-Islamic Relations all day Council on American-Islamic Relations holds its fourth annual leadership conference. Highlights 6:30 p.m. Edward Peck, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq; David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values; and Hafiz Mirazi, Washington Bureau chief for Al Jazeera satellite television, "The Impact of the Iraq War on U.S.-Muslim Relations." Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 202/488-8787.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Unavailable


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases new residential sales figures for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering to discuss information technology research, CISE research education themes and cyber-infrastructure. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8900.

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a forum, "FDA Science: Protecting America's Health." Topics include: risk management and assessment; novel science initiatives at FDA; FDA's mission post-September 11 and beyond. Location: New Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Square. Contact: 301/827-6687.

9 a.m. Office on Violence Against Women holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women to discuss the committee's role in providing general policy guidance on implementing the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, and related legislation. Location: Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. NW. Contact: 202/307-6026.

9 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee to review internal business and organization and consider consumer issues within its jurisdiction. Location: 445 12th St. SW, room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-2809.


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


GENERAL AGENDA

AIDS conference all day International AIDS Economics Network and the Kaiser Family Foundation host a conference, "Current Issues in the Economics of AIDS."

Highlights 9 a.m. India: Approaches to containing and treating the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, conference room, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Security, Technology and Privacy all day Georgetown University Law Center, the Century Foundation, the Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Corporation of New York sponsor a conference, "Security, Technology and Privacy: Shaping a 21st-Century Public Information Policy."

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Larry Thompson, deputy attorney general at the Justice Department, keynote address

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Moot Courtroom, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 212/452-7723, or 202/662-9037.

Book introduction 8:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a book introduction and discussion on "May the Best Team Win," which focuses on whether baseball's business practices are ruining the game. Andrew Zimbalist, author and professional sports consultant for the NFL, NBA and MLB; Clark Griffith, chairman of the Sports Law Division at the American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law and former co-owner of the Minnesota Twins; and Edward Gramlich, staff director of the 1992 Economic Commission of Major League Baseball, participate. Location: National Press Club, ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6106.

Homeland Security Department's Special Registration Program 8:30 a.m. Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion on the implementation and effects of the Homeland Security Department's Special Registration Program. Kris Kobach, counsel to the attorney general at the Justice Department; and Kareem Shora, legal adviser for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, participate. Location: 1400 16th St. NW, ground floor, conference room C. Contact: 202/266-1940.

Africa Malaria Day 9 a.m. U.S. Agency for International Development and Health and Human Services sponsor the Africa Malaria Day commemoration and panel discussion.

Highlights 9:20 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, opening tribute

9:30 a.m. Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of global affairs at the State Department

11:05 a.m. Africa Malaria Report

Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Violence Against Women 9:30 a.m. Health and Human Services and the Justice Department hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. Attorney General John Ashcroft participates. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343 or 202/307-0703.

A Nation at Risk 11 a.m. Education Department hosts a discussion, "A Nation At Risk Twenty Years Later: A Discussion of Rival Viewpoints." Credentialed press only, please. William Hansen, deputy education secretary, and researchers from Harvard University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution, participate. Location: Education Department, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Iraq's Vanishing Weapons 12:30 p.m. Palestine Center holds a luncheon briefing, "Iraq's Vanishing Weapons." Scott Ritter, former inspector for the United Nations, participates. Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Reauthorization of Welfare 12:30 p.m. Center for Law and Social Policy holds a conference-call briefing, "Reauthorization of Welfare and Related Programs." Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee; Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution; and Mark Greenburg of CLASP participate. Register with Soleste Lupu, 202/906-8030.

Anti-Terrorism Efforts 12:30 p.m. Asia Society presents a lecture, "The Administration's Anti-Terrorism Efforts." Viet Dinh, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, participates. Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 conference level. Reservations required; 202/833-2742.

Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada 1 p.m. Food and Drug Law Institute holds a conference-call briefing, "Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada." Topics include the Food and Drug Administration's regulation and labeling of drug sales as illegal, the consequences for U.S. entities who become involved in Canadian drug shipments, potential health risks, U.S. drug companies' efforts to halt Canadian drug sales and legislative efforts to overturn the prohibition on importation. Deborah Autor, associate director of the FDA's Office of Compliance; and Carmen Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, participate. Register; 202/371-1420 or 800/956-6293.

Transnational Community Economic Development Initiative 3 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference to announce a Pan American Development Foundation Transnational Community Economic Development Initiative. John Sanbrailo of PADF, Karen Harbert of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and representatives of Salvadoran, Haitian and Mexican immigrant groups participate. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

National Youth Rights Association rally 5 p.m. National Youth Rights Association-D.C. Metro Area Chapter holds a rally to protest a convenience-store policy that allows only two teenagers in the store at one time. Location: In front of 7-Eleven, 318 Cedar St. NW. Contact: 202/364-6789; 240/472-4130.


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