- The Washington Times - Monday, July 28, 2003


Addresses the National Urban League Annual Conference in Pittsburgh


4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve releases its reports on assets and liabilities of U.S. and foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


9 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting to receive comments on the staff briefing package, which recommends that the commission issue a notice of rule-making proposing that bath seats meet certain requirements. Location: East-West Towers Building, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 420, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-6833.


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


Meets at 11 a.m. to consider the energy bill; Earl Yeakel III to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Texas; Kathleen Cardone to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Texas; and the free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a full committee hearing on “Senior Depression: Life-Saving Mental Health Treatments for Older Americans.” Diana Waugh of Spring Valley, Calif.; Hikmak Gardiner, senior advocate of the Mental Health Association of Southern Pennsylvania; Charlie Woods of Tampa, Fla.; and Donna Cohen, professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health at the University of South Florida’s Lois de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.


In recess for its summer district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation — all day Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice holds its Annual Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation, “Enhancing Policy and Practice.” Topics include violence against women, DNA and privacy issues, terrorism and transnational crime, drug control, geographic information systems, cybercrime and reducing gun violence through Project Safe Neighborhoods. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-5300.

Local Response to Terrorism — all day Homeland Security Department hosts a conference for first responders on “Local Response to Terrorism: Lessons Learned from the 9/11 Attack on the Pentagon”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft, keynote speech

11:45 a.m. —Michael Rolince of the FBI, “Hijackers’ Plan and How It Was Implemented”

noon —Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/741-7053.

Biosolids Research Summit — all day The Water Environment Research Foundation holds a Biosolids Research Summit. Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/684-2470.

Priorities of the Italian Presidency of the European Union — 8:30 a.m. European-American Business Council holds a discussion on “Priorities of the Italian Presidency of the European Union.” Sergio Vento, Italian ambassador, participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, State Salon, 923 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/728-0777.

Implications of the European Union’s internal reforms — 9 a.m. Washington International Trade Association holds a lecture on the implications of the European Union’s internal reforms for the Doha Round and for the agricultural policies of the United States and other agricultural producers as well as for the European Union. Franz Fischler of EU Rural Development and Fisheries participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Rotunda, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

America’s Role in Nation-Building — 9:30 a.m. Rand Corp. holds a news briefing on “America’s Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq.” James Dobbins of Rand participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5156.

State of the Environment — 10 a.m. The Independent Institute holds a news conference on the “State of the Environment.” Fred Singer, former official at the Environmental Protection Agency; John Cristy of the University of Alabama at Huntsville; Sallie Baliunas of Harvard University; and Robert Davis and Wendy Novicoff of the University of Virginia participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 510/632-1366.

Serbia news conference — 11 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference to discuss the results of political and economic reforms and challenges facing Serbia. Zoran Zivkovic, prime minister of the Republic of Serbia, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 301/530-1210, or 202/332-0333, Ext. 110.

Credit reports news conference — noon Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release a report on consumer attitudes toward credit reports and scoring. Travis Plunkett of the CFA and Ed Mierzwinski of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Palestinian briefing — 12:30 p.m. Palestine Center holds a luncheon briefing on “Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life During the Second Intifada.” Wendy Pearlman, author, participates. Location: Palestine Center, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1325.

ALEC meeting — 3 p.m. American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 30th annual meeting, “Celebrating 30 Years of Success”

Highlights — 3 p.m. State chairs meeting

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Washington D.C. Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: Credentialed media only; 202/997-4858 or 202/742-8516.

“Turn America, Pray the Way,” — 6 p.m. Assemblies of God holds its 50th General Council, “Turn America, Pray the Way”

Highlights — 6 p.m. Leonard Sweet, “Ministry on the Edge: The Mission to Post-Christian America”

6:30 p.m. —District Women’s Ministries/Missionettes Leadership Summit

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 417/862-2781.

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