- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 21, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Education conference — 9:15 a.m. — The National Association for Single Sex Public Education holds its first conference. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 301/972-7600.

King speech commemoration — 4 p.m. — The Interior Department holds a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington, unveiling an inscription on the spot where Martin Luther King stood to deliver his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat; Rep. Anne Northup, Kentucky Republican; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, former D.C. delegate; Coretta Scott King, the civil rights leader’s widow; Craig Manson, assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Interior Department, participate. Location: Lincoln Memorial. Contact: 202/208-6416.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Visits a salmon-preservation habitat in Burbank, Wash., and attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Bellevue, Wash.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing holds a meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to hear a presentation on manufactured housing research, discuss proposed installation standards and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s published response to two committee proposals, and to hear reports to the full committee. Location: Radisson Old Town Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria. Contact: 202/708-6409.

8:30 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods to discuss protocols for the ongoing microbiological base-line studies of raw meat and poultry products, performance standards for broilers and ground chicken, the scientific basis for establishing safety-based “use by” date labeling for refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods, and scientific criteria for redefining pasteurization. Location: Hotel Monaco, Athens Room, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6620.

9 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Defense, undersecretary for personnel and readiness holds a public meeting on Defense Department Directive 1344.7, “Personal Commercial Solicitation on DoD Installations.” Location: Drew Model School, cafeteria/multipurpose room, 3500 S. 23rd St., Arlington. Contact: 703/602-4994 or 703/602-5009.

1 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Multilingual Initiative Issue Committee. Location: None given. 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

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

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Margaret Giannini, Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disability, “New Freedom Initiative”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-1234 or 503/232-9154.

Tattoo Expo — all day — Alliance of Professional Tattooists holds a conference and expo. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/416-4100.

Indian Housing Infrastructure Summit — all day — National American Indian Housing Council holds a conference.

Highlights — noon — News conference on the release of NAIHC’s report on water/sewer infrastructure in American Indian country. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. Contact: 202/789-1754.

Senior Citizens’ Day — all day — Arlington County holds Senior Citizens’ Day at 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 — 9:30 a.m. — Bill Rossow on “What are the advantages and disadvantages of different models or strategies for producing CDRs?”

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1942.

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

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Kelvin Wu of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, “Need for a study on underground voids”

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

Machine learning conference — all day — Acteva holds an international conference on machine learning. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 877/855-8646.

Human rights in Cuba — 3 p.m. — Independent Libraries of Cuba holds a discussion on human rights in Cuba. Ramon Colas of the independent libraries participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 786/556-5484.

Interfaith prayer vigil — 7 p.m. — National Council of Churches and March on Washington hold an interfaith prayer vigil for the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. The Revs. Bernice King and Walter Fauntroy participate. Location: Lincoln Memorial. Contact: 202/544-2350 or 202/297-2191, or 301/853-6990.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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