- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 22, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Anti-U.S. sentiment in Korea — 10 a.m.TheCenter for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Anti-Americanism in Korea.” Hyun Hong-choo, former South Korean ambassador to the United States; Ralph Cossa of CSIS; Hahm Chaibong of Seoul’s Yonsei University; Victor Cha of Georgetown University; former South Korean national security adviser Chung Chong-wook and Kurt Campbell of CSIS participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Candlelight vigil — 9 p.m.The Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally holds a candlelight vigil. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 908/369-5439.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, Crawford, Texas.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Department of the Armyholds a meeting of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Scientific Advisory Board. Location: The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Building 54, 14th Street and Alaska Avenue NW. Contact: 202/782-2553.

8:30 a.m. —Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss a premarket approval application for an intraocular lens for primary implantation in the capsular bag for the correction of aphakia in an adult in whom a cataractous lens has been removed and who may benefit from improved near, intermediate and distance vision without spectacles. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott, Salons A, B and C, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-2053, Ext. 127.

9 a.m. —Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Organ Transplantation Advisory Committee to discuss activates related to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Location: Marriott Washington, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 301/562-5337.

9 a.m. —Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. Topics include proposed standard on assigned protection factors for respirators, directorate of construction report, standards update, tower erection, chromium, subpart v-power transmission and distribution, silica, hearing conservation in construction, partnership and alliance update, and multimedia fatal facts presentation. Location: Labor Department, Room N-3437, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-2351.

9 a.m. —Social Security Administrationholds a meeting of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/358-6423.

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.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Gospel convention — all day Association of Gospel Rescue Missions holds its 90th annual AGRM Convention. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 816/471-8020.

Energy infrastructure — all day The National Association of State Energy Officials holds the Pipeline Safety and Security Expo on “Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican, chairman, Budget Committee, “National Energy Strategy,” keynote address

noon —The War on Terror: Dealing with Threats to the Nation’s Infrastructure

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/493-5500.

Human rights moot court — all day The American University Washington College of Law holds its eighth Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Final round

Location: AUWCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Science workforce meeting — 8 a.m. The Domestic Science and Engineering Workforce holds its 171st meeting of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Discussion on the Domestic Science and Engineering Workforce

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2424.

Hearing on terrorism — 9 a.m. The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States holds its second public hearing.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Maj. Gen. Craig McKinley, commander of 1st Air Force and the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region; and Mike Canavan, former associate administrator for Civil Aviation Security, participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/331-4060.

Mad cow disease conference — 9:30 a.m. Congress holds a conference call briefing on the state of the dairy industry and the recent announcement of a mad cow disease diagnosis in Alberta. Rep. Gil Gutknecht, Minnesota Republican, participates. Contact: 507/252-9841.

2004 election briefing — 10 a.m. The National Republican Congressional Committee holds a pen-and-pad-only briefing on the 2004 election cycle. Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, New York Republican, participates. Location: NRCC, Conference Room, second floor, 320 First St. SE. Contact: 202/479-7070.

Genetically engineered food — 10 a.m. The National Academies holds a meeting on Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1312.

UN Resolution 1483 briefing — 10 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing, “Understanding United Nations Resolution 1483.” Foreign media only. Location: WFPC, Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6319.

Tax bill briefings — 11 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds two conference call briefings on “Final Tax Bill Has More Gimmicks.” Call repeats at 2 p.m. Len Burman of the Brookings Institution and Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman of CBPP participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Mad cow disease — 11:30 p.m. Congress holds a news conference to discuss recent developments regarding a four-month delay in diagnosing or announcing a case of mad cow disease in Canada. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, participates. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2551.

Amtrak discussion — noon Transportation Table holds a discussion, “Amtrak’s Long Range Plans.” David Gunn, chief executive officer of Amtrak, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-3353.

PBS rehearsal — 8 p.m. PBS holds music rehearsals for the PBS National Memorial Day Concert 2003. Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/537-5199 or 202/361-6977.

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