- The Washington Times - Friday, July 11, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Cost of government — 10 a.m. — Americans for Tax Reform holds a news conference to mark its annual “Cost of Government Day,” the day in the calendar year when Americans have paid their share of the federal, state and local tax and regulatory burdens. Participants include Rep. Kevin Brady, Texas Republican; Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican; and Grover Norquist, ATR president. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-0266.

Change of command — 10 a.m. — The Army Military District of Washington holds a change of command ceremony for its commanding general. Maj. Gens. James Jackson and Galen Jackman participate. Location: Summerall Field, Fort Myer. Contact: 202/685-2007.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Uganda to meet with President Yoweri Museveni and visit the Taso AIDS clinic. Travels to Nigeria for a meeting tomorrow with President Olusegun Obasanjo, briefings on HIV/AIDS programs and the African/African-American Summit.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis release figures on U.S. international trade in goods and services for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index figures for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee. Topics include Internet broadband service, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 911 service, wireless number portability, telecommunications relay services, outreach to underserved populations, consumer protection and enforcement activities. Location: FCC, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2809.

9 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration hosts a public workshop to discuss evaluating new diagnostic tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome. Location: DoubleTree Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-7989.

9 a.m. — National Endowment for the Arts holds an open meeting of the National Council on the Arts. Topics include: Shakespeare in local communities; congressional, White House and budget updates; the American Jazz Masters program; the chairman’s new initiative and fiscal 2005 guidelines; and an Arts in Healthcare symposium. Location: Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682- 5532.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Immigration Relief Under the Convention Against Torture of Serious Criminals and Human Rights Violators.” Witnesses include Stewart Verdery of the Homeland Security Department and Eli Rosenbaum of the Justice Department. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. — Appropriations transportation, treasury and independent agencies subcommittee holds a markup hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for agencies under its jurisdiction. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Hispanic media — all day — National Association of Hispanic Publications holds its annual Washington Media Summit.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Hispanic Print Readership Study. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7250.

Wireless broadband — all day — Wireless Communications Association International holds a trade show and expo, “Advancing the Growth of Wireless Broadband Worldwide.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — “Financing Wireless Properties in Developing Countries.”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/452-7823.

NOW conference — all day — National Organization for Women holds its conference, “The Drive for Equality.”

Highlights — noon — Political Institute brown-bag lunch with Rep. Loretta Sanchez, California Democrat, and Rep. Jan Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat.

5 p.m. — Meet the presidential candidates forum

Location: DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.

Cancer research — all day — American Association for Cancer Research holds its 94th annual meeting.

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. — Susan Horwitz addresses opening plenary session on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s structure and the impact on cancer research.

2 p.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

4:15 p.m. — National Cancer Institute Director Andrew Eschenbach addresses “2015 Vision: The Critical Role of Research in Eliminating the Suffering and Death Due to Cancer.”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/955-6222, or 215/440-9300.

Brazil defense — 8:30 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion with Brazilian Defense Minister Jose Viegas Filho. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Effect of tax cuts — 9:30 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a First Friday Seminar Series in Economic Policy on “Will the Recent Tax Cuts Get People to Work More?” Participants include Eric French, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Pro-life protest — 10 a.m. — Christian Communications Network sponsors a news conference to announce Operation Rescue’s plans to oppose the agenda of the National Organization for Women. Participants include Randall Terry, Operation Rescue founder. Location: DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, Windows on Washington Room, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/546-0054.

Columbia probe — 11 a.m. — Columbia Accident Investigation Board holds a news briefing on the ongoing investigation. Participants include board Chairman Adm. Harold Gehman and board members. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6126.

ACLU report — 11 a.m. — Congress and the American Civil Liberties Union holds a news briefing to release an ACLU report on disproportionate confinement of minority juveniles in Massachusetts. Participants include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; and Rep. Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: 315 Russell Senate office Building. Contact: 202/715-0822.

Food programs for poor — 12:30 p.m. — Center for Law and Social Policy holds a conference-call briefing, “Reauthorization of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the School Breakfast Program and the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children.” Location: None. Contact: 202/906-8030.

U.S.-Japan ties — 2 p.m. — Japan-America Society of Washington, the Embassy of Japan and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hold a conference, “From Commodore Perry to Global Partnership — In Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of U.S.-Japan Relations.” Participants include Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato; Kent Calder of Princeton University; Kurt Campbell, CSIS senior vice president; John Dower of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Shinichi Kitaoka and Akihiko Tanaka of University of Tokyo. Location: Japan Information and Cultural Center, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/238-6901.

NNMC auditorium — 2:30 p.m. — National Naval Medical Center holds a ceremony to name its redesigned auditorium for Cmdr. Laurel B. Clark, a member of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew. Participants include Sean O’Keefe and Bill Readdy, administrator and associate administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Location: NNMC, building 10 auditorium, 8901 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-5727.

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