- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 20, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses forest issues and attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 event.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Servicereleases its weekly export sales report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Servicesholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability to examine the effects of mass smallpox vaccinations on the blood donor base and the effects of emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism on the blood supply. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-4788.

8:30 a.m. —Energy Departmentholds a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee to hear an update on advanced scientific computing research, a briefing on a major facility of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a presentation on large-scale simulation, an update on the strategic plan, an update on the High End Computing Research Task Force and a briefing on cyber-security, and to discuss long-term performance measures. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/903-7486.

8:30 a.m. —Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics subcommittee on standards and security to discuss drug and device terminologies, hear an update on claims attachments and discuss issues related to the financial and administrative transaction implementation. Location: Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/438-4245.

10 a.m. —Office of Personnel Managementholds a meeting of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee. Location: OPM, 1900 E St. NW, Room 5A06A. Contact: 202/682-5691.

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

Tattoo Expo — all day Alliance of Professional Tattooists hosts the Washington, D.C. Conference and Tattoo Expo. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/416-4100.

Arlington County Fair — all day Arlington County holds its 27th annual fair. Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Contact: 703/920-4556.

Climate data conference — all day National Academies’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate holds a conference, “Climate Data Records from Operational Satellites: Development of a NOAA Satellite Data Utilization Plan.”

Highlights — 2 p.m. Graeme Stephens, “What are the key attributes of successful CDR generation programs?”

Location: National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1942.

Geological and geotechnical Engineering — all day National Academies’ Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering holds a conference.

Highlights — 2 p.m. “Deep Underground Laboratories”

Location: National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3507.

Machine learning conference — all day Acteva holds an International Conference on Machine Learning.

Highlights — all day Vladimir Pavlovic of Rutgers University, Ashutosh Garg of the University of Illinois and Simon Kasif of Boston University, “Machine Learning in Bioinformatics”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 877/855-8646.

IMF news briefing — 9:30 a.m. International Monetary Fund holds a news briefing by the External Relations Department director. Thomas Dawson of IMF participates. Location: IMF Headquarters, Room R-710, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7300.

Chesapeake Bay conference — 9:30 a.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation holds a news conference to release a book, “Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay.” Author Tom Horton and William C. Baker, president and chief executive officer of the foundation, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/232-7933, 410/268-8816 or 410/353-3352.

Immigration news conference — 10 a.m. Global Evangelism Task Force and National Christian Committee hold a news conference on immigration. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/298-1446, 703/580-1357.

California discussion — 10 a.m. California Institute for Federal Policy and Research holds a discussion, “American Democracy’s Uncertain Future — And Is California An Unsettling Vision of Our Democratic Destiny?” Former Rep. Glen Browder, Alabama Democrat; Leon Panetta of California State University at Monterey; former Sen. Mike Gravel, Alaska Democrat; and Larry Berman of the University of California Washington Center participate. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/425-3700.

Lawsuit announcement — 10:30 a.m. George Washington University Law School holds a news conference announcing that a class-action lawsuit will be filed on behalf of U.S. workers seeking fair pension compensation from the Saudi Arabian government plan. Stephen Saltzburg of George Washington Law School, Eric Siegel of Henrichsen Siegel and John Peterson, plaintiff, participate. Location: George Washington University Law School, Moot Court Room, Theodore Lerner Hall, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Clean air conference — 1:30 p.m. Atlantic Council of the United States holds a news conference on “Clean Air for Asia.” Richard Lawson and Donald Guertin of the Atlantic Council, and energy economist John Lyman participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/788-4942.

Youth with Disabilities — 7 p.m. Oregon Health Sciences University Center on Self-Determination holds a National Youth Leadership Network Advanced Leadership Development Institute for Youth with Disabilities.

Highlights — 7 p.m. Marissa Johnson, Youth Leadership Council, “Overview of the National Youth Leadership Network.” Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-1234 or 503/232-9154.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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