- The Washington Times - Monday, April 28, 2003


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases personal income and outlays for March 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve Board releases foreign reports: assets, liabilities of U.S. and foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

9 a.m. Public Health Service holds a public workshop with the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction titled "Thyroid Toxicants: Assessing Reproductive Health Effects." Location: Holiday Inn Old Town Select Hotel, 480 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 919/541-3455.
9 a.m.
National Endowment for the Humanities holds a meeting of the Humanities Panel, to review applications for Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers, submitted to the Division of Education Programs by the March 1 deadline. Location: Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 315. Contact: 202/606-8322.
10 a.m.
State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, on grant recipients for the fiscal 2003 competition. Location: State Department, 2201 C St., NW, Room 1408. Contact: 202/736-4610.
1 p.m.
Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee. Topics include: reauthorization of the Mammography Quality Standards Act; potential impact of reauthorization on the current regulations particularly as it relates to personnel competency. Location: Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone rooms, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-3332.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 02-469 Black & Decker Disability Plan v. Nord
Docket Number 02-299 Energy Louisiana, Inc. v. Louisiana Public Service Comm.
Contact: 202/479-3211.

Meets at noon for business and 1 p.m. to consider the nomination of Jeffrey Sutton to be a U.S. circuit judge for the 6th Circuit. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

Stands adjourned for its spring district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

4 p.m. Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing on "Strengthening America's Communities: Examining the Impact of Faith-Based Housing Partnerships," (Part 2). Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

Council of the Americas Washington conference all day Council of the Americas holds its 33rd Washington Conference.
Highlights 9:45 a.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft
12:15 p.m.
Treasury Secretary John Snow
2 p.m.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell
Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/639-0724.
NAFB membership meeting all day National Association of Farm Broadcasters holds its membership meeting.
Highlights 9 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, broadcast discussion of homeland security issues
3:30 p.m.
Business session on "Corporate Responsibility"
Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 816/431-4032.
World Russian Forum all day Russia House holds a World Russian Forum on "Russia-USA: Toward a Political, Economic and Military Alliance,"
Highlights 9 a.m. Russian Ambassador Yuri Ushakov, welcoming remarks
Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-6010.
AHA membership meeting all day American Hospital Association holds its 2003 Annual Membership Meeting.
Highlights: 7 a.m. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican, Trustee Leadership Breakfast, and Rep. John Tanner, Tennessee Democrat, Rural Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee; Sen. Craig Thomas, Wyoming Republican; Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland; Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat; Rep. Richard M. Burr, North Carolina Republican; and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, Federal Relations Forum
1 p.m.
News briefing on how the medical liability crisis affects communities' access to care
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-296.
ADL National Leadership Conference all day Anti-Defamation League holds the Annual ADL National Leadership Conference.
Highlights 7:30 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, "Perspectives on Education"
8 a.m.
Williams Burns, assistant secretary, Near Eastern Affairs, State Department; Daniel Ayalon, Israeli ambassador to the United States.; Karim Kawar, Jordanian ambassador to the United States; and David Makovsky, senior fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, "Israelis and Palestinians in the Post-Saddam Era," Grand Ballroom
10:30 a.m.
Rep. Alcee Hastings, Florida Democrat, "Combating Global Anti-Semitism," State Room; and Stuart Taylor, senior writer, National Journal, "Terrorism: Responding to the Threat," East Room
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Credentialed media only; 212/885-7747 or 212/885-7755.
Asian Security 8:45 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Asian Security and Hong Kong's Role in the Global War on Terrorism."
Highlights 9 a.m. Randy Schriver, deputy assistant secretary, Asia and the Pacific, State Department, off-the-record comments on "Asian Security Challenges in the Wake of September 11"
10 a.m.
Douglas Browning, deputy U.S. customs commissioner, Homeland Security Department, "Securing Asia's Transportation Infrastructure"
Juan Zarate, deputy assistant secretary, Treasury Department, "Controlling the Money: The War on Terrorist Financing"
1:45 p.m.
Ken Juster, undersecretary, industry and security, Commerce Department, "Controlling Exports: Strategic Trade Regimes"
Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Iraq and Beyond 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations holds a conference on "Iraq and Beyond: What Future for Trans-Atlantic Relations."
Highlights 9 a.m. Wolfgang Ischinger, German ambassador to the United States, opening remarks
9:15 a.m.
Session I: Iraq and Beyond: Does Trans-Atlantic Partnership Have a Future?
11:15 a.m.
Richard von Weizsacker, inauguration of professorship
Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5730.
National Charter Schools Week 9:15 a.m. Education Department sponsors a visit to a charter school in celebration of National Charter Schools Week. Education Secretary Rod Paige, participates. Location: Arts and Technology School, 5300 Blaine St. NE. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Alzheimer's 9:30 a.m. Health and Human services Administration on Aging holds a news conference to release findings on the importance of respite care for Alzheimer's caregivers and patients. Josefina Carbonell, assistant secretary for aging, participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/401-4541.
North Korea and Japan noon National Institute of Defense Studies holds a luncheon discussion on North Korea and Japan. Topics include weapons of mass destruction issues after the Iraq war and the changing face of the Northeast Asian security environment. Takesada Hideshi, professor, NIDS, participates. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.
Better neighborhood planning 12:30 p.m. National Building Museum holds a discussion on "Smart Growth: Addressing Security by Creating a Sense of Community." Topics include crime reduction and better neighborhood planning. Rick James, community resource officer, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448, ext. 3904 or 202/272-2448, ext. 3555.



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