- The Washington Times - Monday, June 30, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq discussion — 12:15 p.m. — University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes holds a news conference to release a poll, “Iraq: Weapons of Mass Destruction, Links to al Qaeda and Iraq Reconstruction.” Location: Carnegie Endowment for Internal Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7500.

Role of the Media — 6 p.m. — Presidential Classroom Scholars Program sponsors a lecture, “The Role of the Media,” for 300 high school students participating in the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program. Participants include Jon Sawyer, Washington bureau chief of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, Salons A, B and G, 3800 Reservoir Road. Contact: 202/328-6521.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Speaks on education reform and parental choice in Washington. Participates in a presidential re-enlistment ceremony for members of the armed forces at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures on new construction put in place for May 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its Space Science Advisory Committee, Structure and Evolution of the Universe Subcommittee. Topics include: astronomy and physics programs; the Beyond Einstein Initiative; interagency coordination; explorer program; science performance metrics; recent mission reviews. Location: NASA, rooms 3H46 and 9H40, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0986.

9 a.m. — Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations to discuss future Joint Board examinations. Location: Franklin Court Building, fourth-floor conference room, East Tower, Suite 4200E, 1099 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1858.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a teleconference meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee to review the EPA’s National Ambient Air Monitoring Strategy. Location: None. Contact: 202/564-2282 or [email protected]

6:30 p.m. — Advisory Council on Historic Preservation holds a meeting to discuss issuing formal comments, under the National Historic Preservation Act, to the Corps of Engineers regarding a site associated with the Civil War battle of Chancellorsville. Location: Massaponax High School auditorium, 8201 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Va. Contact: 202/606-8505.

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

Consumer sciences — all day — American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences holds its 94th annual convention and exposition. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/706-4600.

Health information — all day — HHS holds the 2003 National Health Information Infrastructure Conference.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Fair housing — all day — National Fair Housing Alliance holds the NFHA 15th annual conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Carolyn Peoples, assistant HUD secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/898-1661.

Excellence in government — all day — Council for Excellence in Government and Government Executive sponsor “Excellence in Government 2003,”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi

9:30 a.m. — “Combating Cyber Threats: What You Should Know About Protecting Data and Systems”

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

Supreme Court decisions — 9:30 a.m. — American Constitution Society holds a news conference to review the Supreme Court’s 2002-2003 decisions. Location: National Press Club, Conference Rooms, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/393-6181.

Macedonia discussion — 10 a.m. — United States Institute of Peace sponsors a discussion meeting on “Macedonia: Will the Peace Hold?” Ali Ahmeti, Democratic Union for Integration chairman; Nikola Dimitrov, Macedonia’s ambassador to the United States; Robert Frowick, former personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office; Daniel Serwer, USIP Balkans Initiative director. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3824.

National Academies — 11 a.m. — National Academies holds a public briefing to release a report, “Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in the Food Supply: Strategies to Decrease Exposure.” Participants include Robert Lawrence, Johns Hopkins University; Julie Casswell, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Michael Taylor, Resources for the Future. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Health policy — noon — Alliance for Health Reform holds a luncheon briefing on “Health Issues in the Federal Budget: What You Need To Know Before the September Showdown.” Participants include Bill Hoaglund, director of budget and appropriations for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist; Elizabeth Fowler, minority chief health counsel, Senate Finance Committee; Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Patrick Morrissey, deputy majority staff director, House Energy and Commerce Committee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Historical documents — noon — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference with the archivist of the United States. Topics include how historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence play an important role in democracy, renovating the National Archives Building and the upcoming start of the “National Archives Experience.” John Carlin, archivist of the United States, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Valuing Lives — noon — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a luncheon discussion program titled, “Valuing Lives: Are Old People Worth Less Than Young People?” — evaluating how federal regulations determine the relative costs and benefits of live-saving investments. Participants include Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland and World Bank; Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown University Law Center; Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Mexico poverty — noon — Embassy of Mexico holds a news conference to discuss the Mexican government’s actions on human development and the fight against poverty. Miguel Szekely, undersecretary for social development, participates. Location: Mexican Embassy, 1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-1650.

Global economy policy — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a brown-bag luncheon briefing titled, “Trade at a Crossroads How We Got Here and What To do Next.” Participants include Celinda Lake, president and founder, Lake, Snell & Perry; Lori Kletzer, professor of economics, University of California at Santa Cruz; Howard Rosen, former minority staff director, Congressional Joint Economic Committee; Peter Scher, former ambassador for agricultural trade negotiation; and Maureen Steinbruner, Center for National Policy president. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to: 202/986-4901.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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