- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 28, 2003


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for April 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10:30 a.m. —Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8 a.m. President’s Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities holds a meeting to discuss administrative issues, such as annual ethics training. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW Contact: 202/502-9700.

8:30 a.m. —Defense Department holds a meeting to discuss changes to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement policy on government property in the possession of contractors. Location: Logistics Management Institute, 2000 Corporate Ridge, McClean. Contact: 703/695-8571.

8:30 a.m. —Energy Department holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. Topics include: News from the Office of Science; news from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences; report of the Committee of Visitors’ Review for Materials Sciences and Engineering. Location: Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme St., Arlington. Contact: 301/903-5565.

10 a.m. —Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Media Security and Reliability Council, to receive midterm reports and initial recommendations from its working groups. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-1600.


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 District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Real estate conference — all day National Association of Home Builders, the Mortgage Bankers Association, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors sponsor the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association 31st annual Mid-year Conference.

Highlights — 8 a.m. Concurrent sessions on “Mortgage Interest Rates and Refinancing: Racial and Ethnic Patterns” and “Effectiveness of HUD’s Housing Goal Incentives for Increased GSE Involvement in the Mortgage”

10:15 a.m. —Charles Capone, Congressional Budget Office, “Using the Tax Code to Improve Housing Opportunities”

2 p.m. —Concurrent sessions on “The Search for Influences of House Prices” and “Neighborhood Controls, Crime Rates and Housing Prices”

Location: NAHB headquarters, 1205 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-8383.

Trauma care conference — 9:30 a.m. American College of Surgeons holds a news conference on “The State of the United States Trauma Care System.” Dr. Wayne Meredith, chairman, Committee on Trauma, ACS and Dr. John Fildes, chairman, National Trauma Data Bank Committee, ACS, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/672-1501 or 312/202-5409.

U.S.-Russian relations discussions — 10 a.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on “U.S.-Russia Relations on the Eve of the St. Petersburg Summit.” Topics include economic, trade, energy and regional cooperation. Anders Aslund, Edward Chow, Anatol Lieven, Martha Olcutt and Andrew Kuchins, CEIP, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2372.

Communications meeting — 10 a.m. Media Security and Reliability Council holds a biannual meeting to review emergency communications and public-warning system recommendations. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participates. Location: Federal Communications Commission, Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-1605 or 202/418-1043.

Human rights report — 10 a.m. Amnesty International holds a news conference to release its 2003 Annual Report on “Human Rights in 151 Countries.” Topics include the war in Iraq, and key human rights violations in Chechnya, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Philippines. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200 ext. 302.

Women and smoking discussion — 11 a.m. National Cancer Institute Office of Preventive Oncology holds a discussion on “Women and Smoking.” Virginia Ernster, scientific editor, 2001 Surgeon General’s Report on “Women and Smoking” and professor emeritus, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, University of California at San Francisco, participates. Location: Executive Plaza North, Conference Room G, 6130 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/496-8640.

School-choice discussion — noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Breaking Free,” which explores the growing demand for school choice among poor families in the inner city. Becky Dunlop, vice president, external relations, Heritage Foundation, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Women’s Caucus meeting — noon Women in Government Relations holds a Congressional Relations Task Force meeting to continue planning the June 24 Women’s Caucus Tea. Location: Cavarocchi, Ruscio, Dennis Associates LLC, 316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 403. Contact: 703/534-7979.

Broadband forum — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds its Broadband forum on “Convergence and Competition in Media and Telecom: Public Interest Regulation in the New Digital Era.” Randolph May, director, communications policy studies, Progress and Freedom Foundation; Mark Cooper, research director, Consumer Federation of America; Jim Snider, senior research fellow, James Glassman, resident fellow and Michael Calabrese, director, Spectrum Policy Program, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/986-4901.

Mexico discussion — 1:30 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “Mexico: Governing in the Border Region.” Enrique Martinez y Martinez, governor, Mexican state of Coahuila, Mexico, participates. Location: CSIS, Rooms B and C, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242; 202/457-8743.

Health care hearings — 2 p.m. Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department hold joint hearings on health care and competition law and policy. Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2222.

Argentine elections discussion — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Analyzing the Argentine 2003 Elections.” President Nestor Kirchner and former two-term President Carlos Menem participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 5th Floor Conference Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4087.

Immunology lecture — 3 p.m. National Institutes of Health’s Immunology Interest Group hosts The Wednesday Afternoon 2002-2003 NIH Director’s lecture series on “Tracking Immunity In Vivo.” Richard Locksley, professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology; director, Sandler Center for Basic Research in Asthma; and investigator, HHMI, University of California at San Francisco, participate. Location: NIH, Building 10, Masur Auditorium, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5595.

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