- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 28, 2003


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases weekly figures on unemployment-insurance claims. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

6 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases weekly reports on the condition of Federal Reserve banks, reserves of depository institutions, money stock, liquid assets, debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8:30 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administrationholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry to discuss partnership opportunities with the National Advisory Council of the National Health Service Corps. Location: Holiday Inn Select, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-6326.

8:30 a.m. —Treasury Departmentholds a meeting of the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service to examine Postal Service efficiency issues outlined in Executive Order 13278. Postmaster General John Potter and U.S. Comptroller General David Walker participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/622-7073.

9 a.m. —Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety holds a meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee to vote on rule-making proposals for managing the integrity of gas pipelines and on associated risks. Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Ballroom A. Contact: 202/366-4431.

9:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on status of revisions to the regulatory framework for the integrity of steam-generator tubes. Live Webcast: www.nrc.gov. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioner’s Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-3248.


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


Not in session, Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Employee outsourcing — all day —Performance Institute holds a seminar on “Defining the Role of Human Resources in Competitive Sourcing”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. Joe Kennedy, Office of Personnel Management, “How To Effectively Outsource Human Resources: Using OPM’s TMA Contracting Vehicle.”

Location: Performance Institute, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/894-0481.

Aviation safety — all day National Academies holds a panel meeting on aviation safety.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Relationships between the Commercial Aviation Safety Team and the Aviation Safety Program

2 p.m. —Question-and-answer session with NASA

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3790.

Argentine politics — 8:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “Argentina: Challenges for a New Administration.” James Carragher, State Department; Fernando Losada, ABN AMRO banking group, New York; Bernard Aronson, Acon Investments and Nelson Cunningham, Kissinger McLarty Associates, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Belarus opposition — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on “The Democratic Opposition in Belarus: An Eyewitness Report.” Participants include Eric Chenoweth, Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe co-director. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Manufacturing prospects — 10 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to discuss the outlook for manufacturing. Topics include tax cuts, the declining dollar, prospects of deflation and the economic climate. Participants include Jerry Jasinowski, NAM president. Location: NAM, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Greenhouse gases — 10 a.m. Pew Center on Global Climate Change holds a news conference to release a report called “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From U.S. Transportation.” Participants include Eileen Clausen, Pew Center on Global Climate Change; David Greene, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Andreas Schafer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/516-0606.

Older Americans Month — 10 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a 30-minute walk on the Mall to mark Older Americans Month, which raises awareness about the importance of physical activity to the health and well-being of the elderly. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Refugee survey — 10 a.m. U.S. Committee for Refugees holds a news conference to release the World Refugee Survey 2003. Participants include Lavinia Limon, Merrill Smith and Hiram Ruiz, all of USCR. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-3507.

Iraq reconstruction — noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “The Status of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Iraq: A View From the Field.” Participants include Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International president and founder. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Regulations politics — noon American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research — Brookings Joint Center hold a panel discussion on “Understanding the Regulation Game,” which focuses on the political and economic decisions made by Washington regulators.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. Sally Katzen, former administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and Cindy Skrzycki, Washington Post business columnist and author

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5847, 202/862-4871.

International judges — 12:30 p.m. United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on a report on “International Judges and Prosecutors in Post-Conflict Peacekeeping: Installing Imperialism or Eliminating Impunity?” Participants include Michael Hartmann, USIP senior fellow. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3804.

Economic diplomacy — 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on “Testing Economic Diplomacy in South Asia: Can It Really Work?”

Highlights — 3:30 p.m. Stephen Cohen, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, “Military and Security Constraints To Building an Economic Relationship”

Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, room 806. Contact: 202/663-5722, 202/663-5626.

Jewish concert — 8 p.m. Zemer Chai, Washington’s Jewish Community Chorus, perform “Songs to Jerusalem.” The music includes settings of biblical and secular poetry that express longing and love for the city by the Jewish people. Location: 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/963-3462.

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