- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 1, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Bradley lecture — 5:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a Bradley Lecture Series discussion, “Lessons from the Demise of Detente.” Participants include Kiron Skinner of the Carnegie Mellon University and the Hoover Institution. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/828-6021, 202/862-4871.

Civil War performance — 6 p.m. — The General Meade Society of Philadelphia presents a one-man performance portrayal of Union Gen. George Meade, of the Battle of Gettysburg fame, by Andrew Waskie, founder and president of the society. Location: Longworth House Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives, Independence and New Jersey avenues SE. Contact: 202/431-6461 or 703/768-6198.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the Group of Eight leaders and French President Jacques Chirac. Departs for Sharm el Sheik, Egypt.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases figures on new construction, put in place, for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee to discuss program policies and issues. Location: NIH, 6701 Rockledge Drive, conference room 9100, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0080.

10 a.m. —Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Servicesholds a meeting of the Emergency Public Information and Communications Advisory Committee to discuss issues on nationwide communication of information on bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-472.

10 a.m. —Bureau of Transportation Statisticsholds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics. Topics include freight, travel, airline and other transportation data. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW, conference room 6200. Contact: 202/366-9510.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon for morning business and 1 p.m. to consider the energy bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider various declarations and resolutions of condolences and congratulation. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. — Government Reform — national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Following Toxic Clouds: Science and Assumptions in Plume Modeling.” Witnesses include Keith Rhodes, General Accounting Office chief technologist, and Anna Wineger, Defense Department deputy assistant for chemical/biological defense programs. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

5:30 p.m. —House Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on an amendment to the Constitution authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Tikkun conference — all day Tikkun Community holds its annual teach-in to Congress and the Tikkun Community Conference.

Highlights — 11 a.m. Middle East policy issues

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-8997 or 202/744-2671.

Air transport — all day International Air Transport Association holds its 59th annual general meeting.

Highlights — 8:50 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, keynote address; and IATA Director-General Giovanni Bisignani, state of the industry report

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-9292.

Water treatment — all day George Washington University hosts a workshop on international low-cost water treatment technologies.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Visit to Arlington County wastewater treatment plant

Location: George Washington University, 801 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/994-0613.

Privacy and technology — 8:30 a.m. Electronic Privacy Information Center holds a discussion on “Privacy and Technology: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/483-1140.

U.K. pensions — 9:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “The U.K. Pension Crisis.” Participants include David Willetts, member of Parliament; Sylvester Scheiber, Watson Wyatt Worldwide; and Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Judicial Watch conference — 9:30 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a news conference on past and continuing failures of the Justice Department and the FBI in the war on terrorism. Participants include Special Agent Robert Wright, FBI Chicago field office. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

Pentagon media — 11 a.m. Defense Department holds a training session for members of the regular Pentagon press corps. Location: Pentagon briefing room 2E781. Contact: 703/695-6294.

Broadcast ownership — 11:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on the FCC’s decision on broadcast ownership. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, participates. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2551.

Immigration reform — 1 p.m. National People’s Action holds a briefing on “Free and Secure: A Community Response to Immigration Reform, National Security and Economic Growth.” Topics include proposed legislation for the Student Adjustment Act and the DREAM Act and how the acts allow access to in-state tuition and lead to legal status for thousands of immigrant teens. Location: HC-8, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 312/243-3038 or 312/315-1127.

Conservative leaders — 1 p.m. Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute holds its 2003 Conservative Leadership Seminar. Participants include Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Colorado Republican; Tim Goeglein, special assistant to President Bush; Elayne Bennett, Best Friends Foundation president; Bay Buchanan, American Cause president. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Education policies — 1:30 p.m. National People’s Action holds a congressional briefing on education policy failures. Topics include school overcrowding, state budget deficits and underfunded national mandates. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 312/243-3038 or 312/315-1127.

Korea nukes — 1:30 p.m. American Friends Service Committee holds a news conference on “Nuclear Arms: A Korean Perspective.” Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 215/241-7149.

Block grants — 2:30 p.m. United Way of America holds a news briefing on social services block grants, a major source of federal social services funding, and the impact on children, families, older Americans and persons with disabilities. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/836-7112, ext. 497.

China human rights — 2:30 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion on “Voices of the Small Handful: 1989 Student Movement Leaders Assess Human Rights in Today’s China.” Participants include Wang Dan, Liu Gang and Tong Yi, former student leaders from Beijing University. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Iraq damage report — 6:45 p.m. Social Action and Leadership School for Activists holds its SALSA Policy Forum 2003 on “Iraq: Post-War Damage Report.” Participants include Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies fellow, and Eric Gustafson, Education for Peace in Iraq Center. Location: SALSA, 733 15th St. NW, suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, ext. 229.

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