- The Washington Times - Monday, August 18, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Immigration discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion of the book, “Mexifornia: A State of Becoming.” Victor Davis Hanson, author; Joseph Perkins, San Diego Union-Tribune; and Steven Camarota, Center for Immigration Studies, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

School-safety survey — 10 a.m. — The National Association of School Resources holds a news conference to release a national school-safety survey. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 888/316-2776.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on new residential construction for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Rural Telephone Bank holds a meeting of its board of directors to approve reports, hear a presentation on privatization by the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department, consider resolutions to retire class A stock in fiscal 2003 and set the annual class C stock dividend rate, and hear governor’s remarks. Location: Agriculture Department, Conference Room 104-A, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/720-9554.

9 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee and National Boating Safety Advisory Council, Commercial/Recreational Boating Interface Working Group, to discuss issues relating to towboat/barge and recreational boat navigation lights and communications. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 1303. Contact: 202/267-0214.

11 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Small Business/Self Employed-Schedule C Non-Filers Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to discuss increasing compliance and reducing the burden for small-business/self-employed individuals, and make recommendations for systemic IRS changes. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.

11:30 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board of Governors meets to consider appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, salary and other personnel actions involving Federal Reserve System employees. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C streets NW. Contact: 202/452-2955.

1:30 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to discuss the monthly committee summary report, the office report and issues brought to the committee. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Class actions and asbestos — 9 a.m. — M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise at the Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Class Actions and Asbestos: Is Federal Reform on the Horizon?” John Beisner of O’Melveney & Myers and Patrick M. Hanlon of Shea & Gardner participate. Location: WLF, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Blackout discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Energy Daily holds a discussion on last week’s power failure in the northeastern United States. Lynne Church of the Electric Power Supply Association, Tom Kuhn of the Edison Electric Institute, Glenn English of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Dave Penn of the American Public Power Association and Joe Colvin of the Nuclear Energy Institute participate. Location: The Energy Daily, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 1003. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Substance abuse survey — 10 a.m. — The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University holds a press conference releasing the findings of the “National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse VIII: Teens and Parents.” Joseph Califano Jr. of CASA participates. Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 212/841-5260 or 212/841-5262.

Children’s auto safety — 10 a.m. — Kids and Cars holds a news conference on “Power Windows in American-Made Automobiles Blamed for Children’s Deaths and Injuries.” Janette E. Fennell of Kids and Cars, Britt Gates of the Zoie Foundation, Susan Winn of the Consumer Federation of America, Becky Hergatt, a survivor advocate, and Rob Palmer, a lawyer at the Civil Justice Foundation, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 415/901-0111.

World parks news conference — 10 a.m. — World Resources Institute holds a news conference on the state of the world’s parks. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/729-7600.

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