- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2003


Meets with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Crawford, Texas.


10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases a weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases a weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.


11 a.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing Federal Housing Commissionerholds a meeting by teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to discuss the draft of on-site rule and balloting on Consensus Committee actions. Location: None given. Contact: 617/984-7404.

11 a.m. —Office of Pipeline Safetyholds a meeting of the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee to request input on the conceptual framework of the OPS five-year research and development program plan as required by Section 12 of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 and on a potential rule change to the operator qualification standard and on rule making on annual reporting. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 301/443-4788.


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


On summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


On summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Eating Disorders — all day International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation holds a symposium, “Maximizing Success: Integrating Current Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Preconference training, “New Techniques for Trauma Resolution of Intimacy Disorder with the Eating Disordered”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 309/346-3341.

International Peace, Security and Conflict Management — all day United States Institute of Peace holds its summer institute for secondary school teachers, “International Peace, Security and Conflict Management.”

Highlights — 8 a.m. John Rossi, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Teaching Controversial Issues”

Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3854.

Workers’ compensation conference — all day Chesapeake Health Education Program holds its fifth annual Federal Workers’ Compensation Conference, “Federal Agencies in Partnership: Cooperation, Care Coordination.”

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 410/642-1857.

Law enforcement conference — all day Women in Federal Law Enforcement holds a conference, “Collaborative Leadership: The Future of Law Enforcement.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. Florrie Burke, senior director of Safe Horizon, and Bharathi Vendatromen of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, “Human Trafficking-Modern Day Slavery: Law Enforcement and NGOs Working Together”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 866/399-4353.

Airports Authority meeting — 9 a.m. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors holds its monthly meeting. Location: Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, 1 Aviation Circle. Contact: 703/417-8370 or 703/417-8744.

WASA news conference — 10 a.m. D.C. Water and Sewer Authority holds a news conference to introduce a skimmer boat to remove floatable debris from river water. Glenn Gerstell and Jerry Johnson of the water and sewer authority participate. Location: Anacostia Park waterfront, boat ramp. Contact: 202/787-2203.

Senate energy bill — 10 a.m. The Energy Daily and the United States Energy Association hold a news briefing to discuss energy issues and the recently passed Senate energy bill, and to answer questions from the press. Joe Colvin of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Lynne Church of the Electric Power Supply Association, Jack Gerard of the National Mining Association, Lynn Masters of Edison Electric Institute and Roger Cooper of the American Gas Association participate. Location: USEA, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 550. Contact: 202/638-4260.

Driving study — 10 a.m. AAA Foundation holds a news conference on the “AAA Foundation Distracted Driving Study.” Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/942-2082.

U.S. Coast Guard — 11 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a ceremony to mark its 213th birthday. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participates. Location: U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1587.

Ethiopia famine conference — noon Catholic Relief Services holds a news conference on “Ethiopia: Fighting Famine Today, Tomorrow.” Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 410/951-7245.

Health briefing — noon American Association of Health Plans holds a news briefing on Medicare prescription drug bills, August recess efforts, the new AAHP report, and a “Health Plan Pharmacy Program: A Focus on Patient Safety, Quality and Access.” Karen Ignagni, president of AAHP, participates. Location: AAHP, 1120 20th St. NW, Suite 600. Contact: Media only, please; 202/778-8494.

Film screening — noon Foreign Policy in Focus presents a film screening of “Joint Security Area — South/North Korean Issues.” John Feffer of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board participates. Location: Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382.

Trade discussion — 12:30 p.m. Women in International Trade holds a discussion, “Economic Engagement of ASEAN: The Enterprise for ASEAN Initiative and Other Trade and Economic Issues.” Philip Agress of the Commerce Department and Walter Lohman of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council participate. Location: Korea Economic Institute, 1201 F St. NW, Suite 901. Contact: 202/222-0024.

Drug bill discussion — 2 p.m. — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing to discuss key issues in ongoing negotiations between the House and Senate over a Medicaid prescription drug bill. The call repeats at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Jeanne Lambrew of George Washington University, and Leighton Ku, Melanie Nathanson and Edwin Park of CBPP participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Enron discussion — 6:30 p.m. The D.C. chapters of the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists hold a discussion, “Behind the Scenes at the Wall Street Journal: How Rebecca Smith and John Emshwiller Broke the Enron Story.” Andrew Lekey, director of the American Press Institute, and Rebecca Smith and John Emshwiller of the Wall Street Journal participate. Location: Tabard Inn, 1739 N St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1012.

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