- The Washington Times - Monday, August 25, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Conservatives on Medicare — 10 a.m. — The American Conservative Union holds a news conference to call on the House and Senate Medicare prescription-drug conference to scrap current bills and start over. Participants include Donald Devine, American Conservative Union; Dan Mitchell and Robert Moffitt, Heritage Foundation; and John Berthoud, National Taxpayers Union. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/836-8602.

Cartoon exhibit — 11 a.m. — The Library of Congress presents its acquisition of more than 30,000 original political cartoons, comic strips, animation cels and drawings. Participants include James H. Billington, Library of Congress, and J. Arthur Wood Jr., political cartoonist. Location: Whitthall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-6459 or 202/707-3630.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a fund-raiser for Sen. Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican; addresses the American Legion’s 85th annual national convention in St. Louis; and attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Minneapolis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting of the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee to discuss the implementation of the National Construction Safety Team Act. Location: Employees lounge, administration building, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-6051.

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

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

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Dr. Mak Paranjape of Georgetown University, “Minimally Invasive Technologies”

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

Homeland defense — all day — The National Academies’ Board on Army Science and Technology holds a conference for the Committee on Army Science and Technology for Homeland Defense.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — “Role of the Army Reserve in Homeland Defense”

Location: Keck Center, National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1953.

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

Highlights — 5 p.m. — Panel on housing

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

North Korea lecture — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty holds a lecture, “A Nuclear North Korea and Iran: The Emerging Nexus.” The speaker is Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Location: Conference Room A, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

SAT scores — 9:30 a.m. — The College Board holds a news conference to release its annual “College Bound Seniors Report” and to discuss SAT scores. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901 or 212/713-8052.

Immigration and sprawl — 9:30 a.m. — Center for Immigration Studies holds a discussion, “Outsmarting Smart Growth: Population Growth, Immigration and the Problem of Sprawl.” Participants include Roy Beck of the NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation, Ben Zuckerman of the Sierra Club and Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Central Asia report — 10 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a news briefing to release a report analyzing China’s emerging role in Central Asia and its implications for U.S. interests. Location: B-1 Conference Level, CSIS, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242 or 202/457-8719.

Budget briefing — 10 a.m. — The Congressional Budget Office holds a news briefing on the summer update of its 2003 budget and economic outlook. CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin participates. Location: Congressional Budget Office, 483 Ford House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2602.

Meeting — 10 a.m. — Coalition of Women’s Rights Groups holds a meeting, “Bush Administration Graded on Rhetoric vs. Reality.” Participants include Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Jodi Jacobson of the Center for Health and Gender Equity, and June Zeitlin of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-8720.

Homeland security — 10 a.m. — The Homeland Security Department holds a news conference to discuss the status of the Federal Flight Deck Officers program. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Terminal B, right of the Continental Airlines ticket counter. Contact: 571/227-2829.

Columbia accident — 11 a.m. — The Columbia Accident Investigation Board holds a news briefing to release its final report on the cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 703/416-3532.

Budget news conference — 11:30 a.m. — Rep. John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, holds a news conference on the budget and Congressional Budget Office forecast. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5501.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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