- The Washington Times - Friday, March 14, 2003

Civics education lecture noon Heritage Foundation holds a lecture, "Out of Many One; E Pluribus Unum Putting American History and Civics Back in Our Classroom." Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, Van Andel Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.
Northern Iraq discussion 4:15 p.m. The Nixon Center holds a discussion on the role of northern Iraq and the Kurdish population in the event of confrontation with President Saddam Hussein. Barham Salih, prime minister of the regional government in Iraqi Kurdistan, participates. Location: Nixon Center, 1615 L St. NW. Contact: 202/887-0362 or 202/887-1000.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases its manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales figures for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases industrial production and capacity utilization figures for February. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

8:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science, DOE/Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee. Topics include: scientific discovery through advanced computing update and project report and subcommittee update on charge to Office of Science Advisory Committees regarding new/upgraded facilities. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: Melea.Baker@science.doe.gov.
9 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the Aerospace Medicine Occupational Health Advisory Committee. Topics include: Charter of committee replacing former Aerospace Medicine Occupational Health Advisory Subcommittee; aerospace medicine highlights and issues; and occupational health highlights and issues. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, Room 3H46. Contact: 202/358-2390.
9 a.m. Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety holds a meeting to discuss pipeline-integrity management in high-consequence areas. Location: Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/366-4046.
10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to consider proposed network security best practices from various focus groups and review the status of others. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-1096.

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

Schedule unavailable. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on the posture of U.S. Joint Forces Command and the role of joint experimentation in force transformation, in review of the defense-authorization request for fiscal 2004. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

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

NCRC 2003 Conference all day National Community Reinvestment Coalition holds its NCRC 2003 Conference, "Successful Strategies and New Resources for Building Wealth and Assets"
Highlights 7:50 a.m. Peter Fisher, undersecretary for domestic finance
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-8866.
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society all day Alpha Chi National College Honor Society holds its 2003 national convention.
Highlights 7 a.m. Chapter workshop sessions
8 a.m. Business session including presentation of the Distinguished Award
noon Regional business meetings
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 800/477-4225.
FRA research review all day National Academies holds a meeting on the review of the Federal Railroad Administration research, development and demonstration programs.
Highlight 11 a.m. Jane Bachner, deputy associate administrator, FRA
Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3208.
Education conference all day National Association of State Boards of Education holds its NASBE legislative conference.
Highlights noon Education Secretary Rod Paige
Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 703/684-4000.
"The Right and The Law" 8:30 a.m. People for the American Way, the American Prospect and the Century Foundation hold a panel discussion, "The Right and the Law: How Far-Right Conservatives are Packing the Federal Courts and the Rising Assault on Civil Liberties." Martin Garbus, civil rights lawyer; and Michael Greenberger, Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/467-4999.
Freedom Forum conference 8:35 a.m. Freedom Forum holds a National Freedom of Information Day Conference on "Survival Strategies for an Embattled Right." Topics include "Auditing FOIA Compliance"; "The Courts: Are They the Answer?"; "The Privacy Problem"; "Restrictions and the Champions of Access"; and "Homeland Security and Freedom of Information." Location: Freedom Forum, Rooftop Conference Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3511.
Autoimmune research plan 8:45 a.m. National Coalition of Autoimmune Disease Patient Groups holds a briefing to release the National Institutes of Health's "Autoimmune Disease Research Plan." Topics include multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, autoimmune hepatitis, scleroderma and Graves' disease. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 212/378-2020.
Diversity in journalism 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference to release a study, "Diversity Disconnects," which focuses on diversity in journalism. Mercedes de Uriarte, author, Hispanic Link Journalism Foundation, participates. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/234-0280.
Agriculture conservation programs 10 a.m. Northeast-Midwest Coalitions holds two briefings on two agriculture conservation programs in the 2002 farm bill.
Highlights 2 p.m. Senate-side session, 328A Russell Senate Office Building
Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/544-5200.
Homeland-security discussion 10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission sponsors the National Reliability and Interoperability Council meeting to discuss "Homeland Security: Service Continuity and Disaster Recovery." Topics include physical security, cyber-security, disaster recovery and public safety. Location: FCC, commission meeting room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0505, 202/418-0505.
Intercultural Management Institute noon American University's Intercultural Management Institute holds a conference on negotiation and culture.
Highlights noon Ronald Takaki, professor, University of California at Berkeley, "Multiculturalism in America," keynote address and author, "Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans" and "A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America."
4:30 p.m. Jean AbiNader, managing director, Arab American Institute, "Democracy in a Multicultural World," closing plenary address.
Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.
Northern Ireland conference 2 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference, "The Situation in Northern Ireland." David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210, 202/662-7540 or 202/828- 9832.

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