- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 24, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases figures for existing home sales for July. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reservereleases reports on assets and 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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Commodity Credit Corp.holds a public hearing to receive comments on establishing state sugar cane allotments and sugar cane processor allocations of those allotments for the 2003 crop. Location: Agriculture Department, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, Room 107-A, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/720-4146.

11 a.m. —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the ad hoc committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to discuss decreasing the burden of administration for taxpayers. Contact: 888/912-1227.

1 p.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a public workshop on issues related to a combined license in accordance with the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 52, Subpart C without inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria for any particular program. Location: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Auditorium, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1132.

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

Biomedical Nanotechnology conference — all day Cambridge Health Institute holds its fourth annual biomedical nanotechnology world conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Andrew von Eschenbach and Anna Barker, National Cancer Institute, “Nanotechnology and Cancer”

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 617/630-1300.

U.S. Climate Change Science Program — all day National Academies’ Division on Earth and Life Sciences holds a meeting to discuss the “U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3511.

Poverty rally — all day Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign holds a rally, “The Massive Poor People’s March on Washington”

Highlights — 3 p.m. Panel on health care

Location: National Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets NW) Contact: 888/233-1948.

AICPA conference — all day American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Charles Landes, AICPA, “Auditing Standards Update — A Wave of Change”

Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

Conserving shared coastal fishery resources — all day Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission holds a conference on managing and conserving shared coastal fishery resources.

Highlights — 10 p.m. Habitat Committee

Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/289-6400.

Learning theory conference — all day Association for Computing Machinery holds its ninth annual Special Interest Groups Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining International Conference and the Computational Learning Theory: The 16th Annual Conference on Learning Theory.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Jim Gray, Microsoft Research, “On-Line Science: The World-Wide Telescope as a Prototype for the New Computational Science”

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/478-6312.

Iraq reconstruction briefing — 8 a.m. Equity International Inc. The Center for Homeland and Global Security holds “The Iraq Reconstruction Financing Briefing” to provide information on reconstruction programs and funding, strategies for winning new business, and lucrative networking with top government officials and corporate leaders. George Sigalos of Halliburton KBR, Jay Brandes of the Commerce Department, Singleton McAllister of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Deborah Conrad of the Small Business Administration and David Chavern of Ex-Im Bank participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

Computational Game Theory — 8:45 a.m. Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Machine Learning, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and National Information and Communications Technology Australia hold a discussion, “COLT 2003: The 16th Annual Conference on Learning Theory and the Seventh Workshop on Kernel Machine,” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/405-0304.

Climate Change Research — 9 a.m. National Academies holds a discussion, “Review of the Administration’s Climate Change Research Plan.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Home sales report — 9:45 a.m. — National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release NAR’s existing home sales report for July. David Lereah, chief economist, NAR, participates. Location: NAR, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Equality index — 10 a.m. Human Rights Campaign holds a news conference to release the results of this year’s HRC Corporate Equality Index, which measures how the largest U.S. companies treat their homosexual, bisexual and transgender employees. Kim Mills, HRC and Daryl Herrschaft, HRC WorkNet, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-1547 or 202/216-1564.

Health Insurance conference — 11 a.m. Communicating for Agriculture and the Self-Employed holds a news conference, “Comprehensive Health Insurance for High-Risk Insurance — A State-by-State Analysis.” Bruce Abbe of CA participates. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/364-6486.

Budget news briefing — 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a pen-and-pad news briefing on the budget and Congressional Budget Office forecast. Rep. John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, participates. Location: H-201, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5501.

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