- The Washington Times - Monday, March 24, 2003


4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its weekly crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Agriculture holds a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 20 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/720-3684.
9:30 a.m.
Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of its Advisory Committee. Location: Ex-Im Bank, room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3766.
2 p.m.
International Trade Commission holds a meeting on Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Location: 500 E St. SW, room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket No. 01-10873, Nguyen v. United States, consolidated with Docket No. 02-5034, Phan v. United States
Docket No. 02-311, Wiggins v. Smith
Contact: 202/479-3211.

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Health underwriters all day National Association of Health Underwriters holds its "Capitol Conference."
Highlights 8 a.m. Mark McClellan, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, "Outlook on Prescription Drug Costs and Availability"
Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-3835.
Risk management all day Institute for Defense and Government Advancement sponsors a conference, "Integrated Risk Management for Government: Linking Strategy and Policy for Risk Analysis and Mitigation."
Highlights 8 a.m. Workshop A: "How to Implement An Integrated Risk Management Strategy"
11:30 a.m.
Workshop B: "How to Successfully Employ 'Best Practices' Risk Management Tools and Techniques"
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 973/256-0211 or 800/882-8684.
Liberal conference all day Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now holds its 11th annual legislative and political conference and lobby day in the House and Senate.
Highlights noon Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, keynote address; Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat; and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St.
1:30 p.m.
March against tax cuts starts from 212 E. Capitol St. to the West Lawn of the Capitol.
2 p.m.
Richard L. Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, leads a rally against tax cuts, U.S. Capitol West Lawn.
Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St., or as noted. Contact: 202/547-2500.
Homosexual judges all day American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion on the impact of homosexual members of the judiciary and whether their sexual orientation has affected their careers.
Highlights 11:45 a.m. Judge Michael Sonberg of the Bronx, N.Y., Criminal Court and former president of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges, gives the keynote address.
Location: AU, Washington College of Law, room 603, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Education study 9:30 a.m. Learning First Alliance holds a news conference to release a study on strategies to improve instruction and achievement. Topics include the No Child Left Behind Act and the recommendation of a systemwide infrastructure instead of school-by-school fixes. Participants include Bonnie Ward, superintendent of Kent County Public Schools in Maryland; and Archie Blanson, deputy superintendent of the Aldine Independent School District in Texas. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-5220, Ext. 14.
Health care 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research sponsors a discussion, "Health Care Crises Facing Our Nation Today: Strategies for Reform." Topics include the problems of insurance portability, enrolling high-cost patients in insurance plans, and malpractice lawsuits. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.
"Salute to Women" noon Library of Congress American Folklife Center sponsors a Veteran's History Project "Salute to Women" event to display and explain the service of women in America's 20th-century wars. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-9822.
World TB Day 1 p.m. Population Health Nutrition Information Project holds a news conference, "World TB Day," which focuses on eliminating tuberculosis. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/654-9921.
Medicare report 1 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion, "The 2003 Medicare Trustee's Report: One Year Closer to Crisis?" Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.
China discussion 2:30 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion, "To Serve the People: NGOs and the Development of Civil Society in China." Participants include Carol Lee Hamrin of George Mason University, Ma Qiusha of Oberlin College, Karla Simon of Catholic University and Nancy Yuan of the Asia Foundation. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.
Inner Mongolia 3:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "Inner Mongolia Another Tibet or Xinjiang?" Participants include Morris Rossabi of Queens College, Xiaoyuan Liu of Iowa State University and Uradyn Bulag of Hunter College. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

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