- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 31, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Church council — all day — Assemblies of God holds its 50th General Council, “Turn America, Pray the Way.” Highlights — 7 p.m. — Herbert Cooper, “A Greater Power,” National Youth Convention. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 417/862-2781.

Back from Iraq — 11:45 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum, “Stories From the Frontline” with AEI fellow Thomas Donnelly, who just returned from Iraq. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a meeting of his Cabinet, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases the housing-affordability index for the second quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-2345.

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting to receive comments on the inventory update rule for 2006. Location: EPA East Building, room 4225, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

1 p.m. — National Marine Fisheries Service holds a public hearing to discuss recommendations for conserving certain types of tuna and swordfish. Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Center, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2347 or 978/281-9260.

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.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Senate and House prescription-drug bills. Witnesses include Timothy Muris, Federal Trade Commission chairman; Jon Dudas, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deputy director; Dan Troy, Food and Drug Administration chief counsel; Sheldon Bradshaw, deputy assistant attorney general at the Office of Legal Counsel; and Robert Armitage, vice president of Eli Lilly and Co. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Constitution society — all day — American Constitution Society for Law and Policy holds its national conference.

Highlights — noon — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, luncheon address

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/393-6181.

Drug industry — all day — Institute for International Research holds a workshop on the pharmaceutical industry’s compliance with securities regulation.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Andrew Thorpe, Securities and Exchange Commission, “Disclosure After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2003”

Location: The Willard Inter-Continental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 888/670-8200.

ALEC meeting — all day — American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 30th annual meeting, “Celebrating 30 Years of Success”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Two concurrent workshops: “Post 9/11: Public Records and the Privacy Debate” and “Federalism: An 18th Century Solution to a 21st Century Problem.” Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, Republican, participates.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/997-4858 or 202/742-8516.

Black women’s health — 9 a.m. — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. holds a discussion on health issues facing black women. Participants include Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican. Location: B38-B40 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 239/403-4810.

Balkan disappearances — 9:15 a.m. — Helsinki Commission holds a hearing on “Missing Persons in Southeast Europe.” Participants include Olgica Bozanic, Verica Tomanociv and Cedomir Maric, Association of Family Members of Missing and Kidnapped Individuals in Belgrade, Serbia; and Gordana Jaksic, Association of Parents and Families of the Arrested, Captured and Missing in Novi Sad, Serbia. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Minority donors — 10 a.m. — The National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program holds a discussion to celebrate its seventh annual National Minority Donor Awareness Day. Participants include Carolyn Graham, Washington deputy mayor, and Rear Adm. Kenneth Moritsugu, deputy surgeon general. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 202/865-4888.

Iraq focus groups — noon — National Democratic Institute holds a news conference to discuss findings of Iraq focus groups. Participants include Les Campbell of NDI and Tom Melia of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Location: NDI, 2030 M St. NW, fifth floor. Contact: 202/728-5527.

U.S. poverty — 1 p.m. — Catholic Campaign for Human Development holds a news conference, “Brake the Cycle,” to raise awareness and educate about U.S. poverty causes and permanent solutions.

Highlights — 3:30 p.m. — Arrival of national bicycle tour group.

Participants include Monsignor William Fay of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Bishop George Murry of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Bishop Wilton Gregory of Belleville, Ill.; Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane, Wash.; Dominic Moulden of the MANNA Community Development Corp.; and Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington. Location: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 3211 Fourth St. NE. Contact: 202/541-3200 or 301/320-6888.

Health coverage — 2 p.m. — Alliance for Health Reform holds a luncheon briefing on “Trade Act Tax Credits: A Path to Broader Health Coverage?” Participants include Janet Trautwein of the National Association of Health Underwriters; Lynn Etheredge and JoAnn Volk of the AFL-CIO; Richard Popper of the Maryland Health Insurance Program; and Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Blacks for peace — 5:30 p.m. — Black Voices for Peace holds a rally, “End the Occupation of Iraq, Stop Bush’s Lies and Heal the Economy.” Location: North side of Lafayette Park, 16th and H streets NW. Contact: 202/232-5690.

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