- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 1, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Bald eagle refuge — 10 a.m. — Smithsonian Institution holds a news conference to open the new “Bald Eagle Refuge” at the National Zoo. Participants include Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; Lawrence Small, Smithsonian Institution secretary; Lucy Spelman, National Zoo director; Al Cecere, American Eagle Foundation; singer-actress Dolly Parton, and Challenger, a bald eagle. Location: National Zoo, Valley Trail (near the sea lion exhibit), 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/585-2774 or 202/673-0209.

Supreme Court — noon — Cato Institute sponsors a policy forum on “The Supreme Court: An End of Term Review.” Participants include James Swanson, Cato Supreme Court Review editor in chief; lawyers Charles Cooper, Thomas Goldstein and Erik Jaffe; and Timothy Lynch, Cato Institute Project on Criminal Justice director. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.



PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases figures on manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for May 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its Space Science Advisory Committee, astronomical search for origins and planetary systems subcommittee. Location: NASA, room MIC-3H46, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0692.

8 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its Space Science Advisory Committee, structure and evolution of the universe subcommittee. Location: NASA, room 9H40, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0986.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Death penalty fast — all day — Abolitionists Action Committee and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty holds its 10th annual fast and vigil.

Highlights — 11:15 p.m. — Final gathering at the Supreme Court

Location: Sidewalk of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 800/873-6548 or 561/371-5204; 202/543-9577 or 202/607-7036.

Concrete group — all day — American Concrete Pavement Association holds its chapter/state division summer meeting.

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 913/381-2251.

Consumer agencies — all day — National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators holds its 2003 NACAA Annual Conference, “‘Capitolizing’ on Consumer Protection.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Copyrights vs. Consumer Rights”

10:45 a.m. — “E-Commerce Transactions: Which Laws Apply?”

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-7395.

Animal rights — all day — Farm Animal Reform Movement holds its 2003 national conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Workshop on “Legal Standing: Ability to Petition and Litigate on Behalf of Animals”

1 p.m. — Rally outside Agriculture Department, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW.

Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean. Contact: 888/327-6872.

Excellence in Government — All Day — Council for Excellence in Government and Government Executive sponsor “Excellence in Government 2003.”

Highlights — 8:50 a.m. — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat.

noon — Mary Matalin and James Carville, political consultants

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 220/728-0418 or 703/312-5423.

Iraq reconstruction — 8 a.m. — Equity International holds an Iraq Reconstruction Conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Contracting and subcontracting opportunities

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

Africa policy — 9 a.m. — TransAfrica Forum holds a discussion on “Heart of Darkness: The Truth about Africa Policy Under the Bush Administration.” Participants include Bill Fletcher, TransAfrica Forum; Salih Booker, Africa Action; Njoki Njehu, “50 Years Is Enough,” and Emira Woods, Foreign Policy in Focus. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Root Room. Contact: 202/833-9771.

Belarus repression — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on the assault on Belarus’ independent press. Participants include Olga Tarasov, Committee to Protect Journalists. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Media roundtable — 10 a.m. — EPA holds a media roundtable briefing on the final version of “A Summary of General Assessment Factors for Evaluating the Quality of Scientific and Technical Information.” Participants include Paul Gilman, EPA science adviser, and Elaine Stanley, Office of Environmental Information. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-7819.

Second government — 10 a.m. — United States Peace Government holds a news conference to announce itself as a second, complementary government that will include 400 medical doctors, business leaders, policy makers and professors. Participant include John Hagelin, physicist and former Natural Law Party presidential candidate. Location: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets NW. Contact: 641/470-1344 or 202/251-7014.

Fast-food litigation — 10 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform holds a news conference to unveil a study on fast food and the legal system. Participants include Lisa Rickard, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform; economist Todd Buchholz; and Ruth Kava, American Council on Science and Health. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Italy as EU leader — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion on “The Priorities of the Italian Presidency of the European Union.” Participants include Sergio Vento, Italy’s ambassador to the United States. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Folklife festival — 11 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds its 37th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., today through Sunday. Themes include “Scotland at the Smithsonian,” “Appalachia: Heritage and Harmony,” and “Mali: From Timbuktu to Washington.” Location: National Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets NW) Contact: Media only, 202/357-2627, Ext. 111 or Ext. 113; Press tent, 202/357-0019, -0020, -0021, -0022.

Forest policy — noon — U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a “21 Chainsaw Salute” to protest the Bush administration’s forest policies. Participants include Tiernan Sittenfeld, U.S. PIRG; Marty Hayden, Earthjustice; and Sean Cosgrove, Sierra Club. Location: Outside U.S. Forest Service headquarters, 201 14th St. SW. Contact: 202/546-9707.

Arab-Israeli peace — noon — State Department holds a Secretary’s Open Forum on “Is an Arab-Israeli Peace Possible? How To Get There.” Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-4000.

Concert rehearsal — 8 p.m. — “Capitol Fourth 2003 Concert” holds a music rehearsal from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Participants include the National Symphony Orchestra, and performers Barry Bostwick, Dolly Parton, the Chieftains and Kristin Chenoweth. Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/537-5199 or 202/361-7090; 240/497-1811 or 301/404-6977.

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