Wednesday, August 27, 2003


In Crawford, Texas


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases gross domestic product for second quarter 2003 (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Additives and Ingredients Subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee, to discuss reported allergic reactions to food prepared by workers wearing latex food-service gloves. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/418-3034.

9:30 a.m. — National Highway Traffic Safety Administration holds a meeting for manufacturers of motor vehicles, including light and medium-heavy vehicles and buses, trailers and motorcycles, to discuss the manner in which Early Warning Reporting Regulation information is to be submitted by motor-vehicle and motor-vehicle-equipment manufacturers to NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation pursuant to 49 CFR part 579, subpart C. Location: Transportation Department, 400 7th St. SW, Room 2230. Contact: 202/366-0699.

10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a public meeting. Topics include: Draft Advisory Opinion 2003-20: Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, and J. Fernando Barrueta, Hispanic College Fund Inc.; Draft Advisory Opinion 2003-22: American Bankers Association and ABA BankPAC, by counsel Kenneth A. Gross and Ki P. Hong; notice of proposed rule-making on mailing lists; notice of proposed rule-making on telephone banks. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

3 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Small Business/Self Employed-Payroll Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, to discuss issues pertaining to increasing compliance and lessening the burden for small business/self employed individuals. See contact for dial-in information. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 206/220-6096.


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


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


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


Biodefense conference — all day Cambridge Health Institute holds its second “Research, Technologies and Applications in Biodefense Conference.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. “Diagnostic Test for SARS: Lessons Applied to Biodefense,” Dr. Thomas Emrich, Roche Diagnostics

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

Poor people’s march — 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 education

Location: National Mall (between 7th and 14th streets NW) Contact: 888/233-1948.

Coastal-fisheries conference — all day Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission holds a conference on managing and conserving shared coastal-fisheries resources.

Highlights — 8 a.m. American Lobster Management Board

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

Zoo news conference — 8:30 a.m. National Academies’ Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources holds a news conference, “Review of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park.” Michael Roberts, chairman, National Research Council Committee on Review of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park, participates. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 5th St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3062.

China news conference — 9 a.m. The Futures Group holds a news conference, “Third Generation Social Marketing Program in China,” to discuss findings on communist governance and creation of free-market economies, HIV/AIDS transmission and commercial markets. Henry Cole of the Futures Group and Jill Bausch and Tim Manchester of the Futures Group Europe participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/393-9001 or 202/775-9680.

Civil rights history — 10 a.m. Civil Rights Progress holds a meeting to reflect on the history of the struggle for civil rights and visions for the future. Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Randel Osburn, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 404/659-7253.

Federal Communications Commission briefing — 10 a.m. FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau holds a news conference on the status of proceedings before the bureau, including implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and the Do Not Call list. Dane Snowden, FCC, participates. Location: FCC, Room TW A-402/A-22, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0511.

Public health and environment — 10 a.m. Coalition of Public Health and Environment Experts holds a conference-call briefing on a new study that finds links between community design and people’s weight, and walking and high blood pressure. Katherine Kraft, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Reid Ewing, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland; and Michael Greenberg, Rutgers University, participate. Contact: To reserve a line, call 301/652-1558.

“40th anniversary of the March on Washington” discussion — 11 a.m. Joe 2004” (Sen. Joe Lieberman’s presidential campaign) will meet with a political-science class at Howard University to discuss the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington. Mr. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, participates. Location: Howard University, the Gallery, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2397 6th St. NW. Contact: 703/894-2032.

Workers’ rights discussion — 11:30 a.m. AFL-CIO holds a discussion on jobs, the economy and workers’ rights. John Sweeney and Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO, participate. Location: AFL-CIO Headquarters, President’s Room, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Cruise lines — 1 p.m. The International Council of Cruise Lines holds a conference-call briefing to release a report that details the cruise industry’s contributions to the U.S. economy, examines economic trends and highlights the extensive links cruise lines have with major U.S. industries. Michael Crye, ICCL, and Andrew Moody, Business Research & Economic Advisors, participate. Contact: 703/522-8463 or 202/530-4690.

Australia-Asia briefing — 2 p.m. Rep. Mac Collins, Georgia Republican, holds a conference-call briefing to discuss a fact-finding trip to Australia and Asia. Contact: 202/225-5901.

“I Have a Dream” speech — 5:30 p.m. Georgetown University holds a ceremony for the 40th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Ossie Davis, civil rights activist, participates. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/687-4134.

Viewing of Mars — 9 p.m. University of Maryland holds a viewing of Mars as it moves the closest to Earth is has been in 60,000 years. Elizabeth Warner, University of Maryland, participates. Location: University of Maryland Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622, 301/405-4679 or 301/405-6555.

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