- The Washington Times - Friday, May 30, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

EPA science discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “A Critique of Sound Science at the EPA.” Topics include the rule-making process, whether decisions are based on sound science and peer reviews. Paul Gilman, assistant administrator for research and development at the EPA, and Charli Coon, senior policy analyst at the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Poland, Russia and France through Sunday.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases personal income and outlays for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering training and career development subcommittee to discuss training and career development objectives. Location: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., Conference Room C/D, Rockville. Contact: 301/451-4776.

8 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee on nuclear physics research. Topics include report from the Energy Department, report from the NSF, report from the subcommittee on fundamental neutron science, discussion of recommendations concerning fundamental neutron science, and status of subcommittees on education and nuclear theory. Location: Comfort Inn, 1211 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7377.

8:30 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry to discuss outcome measures for programs under Section 47 of the Public Health Service Act. Location: Holiday Inn Select, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-6326.

9 a.m. — Veterans Affairs holds a meeting of the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Task Force to receive briefings for task force members by providers of vocational rehabilitation services and those who oversee VA’s delivery of vocational rehabilitation and employment services. Location: 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 230. Contact: 202/273-5130.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Digital library open house — all day — The University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory holds an open house to present a new version of the International Children’s Digital Library. Ben Bederson, director of the HCIL, and Allison Druin, children’s design team leader at the HCIL, participate. Location: University of Maryland, Hoff Theater, Adele Stamp Student Union, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4679.

Education policy meeting — all day — National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors hold an inaugural meeting on “The Mayors Education Policy Advisers Network.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Michael Grady, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, “Communities and Schools: Strategies for Effective Public Education”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3051 or 202/861-6766.

Health and the environment — all day — Global Health Council holds the 30th annual conference, “Our Future on Common Ground: Health and the Environment”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Powering Up: Motivating Communities to Improve Health” and “Research to Policy: Models that Work for Improving Health and the Environment”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/833-5900, Ext. 3228.

Public-life conference — 8:30 a.m. — Harwood Institute holds a news conference, “Devotion: Declaring Our Intentions in Public Life.” Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/656-3669.

Women in business — 9 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Women’s Business Research host a discussion, “Women in Business: Access to Markets — Methods that Work for Creating Corporate Clients.” Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5914.

Human rights in Russia — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a news briefing, “Human Rights in Russia: Putin’s Pre-Election Report Card.” Ludmilla Alekseeva of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights and Tanya Lokshina of the Moscow Helsinki Group participate. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Mideast peace poll — 9 a.m. — University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes holds a news conference to release a poll on the Israeli-Palestinian “road map.” Steven Kull of PIPA and Shibley Telhami and Jermone Segal, both of University of Maryland, participate. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/232-7500.

Pension bill — 9:30 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers holds a news briefing to discuss the Portman-Cardin pension bill and pension-related issues. Dorothy Coleman of NAM; James Delaplane of Davis and Harman LLP; Janice Gregory of the ERISA Industry Committee; and Emily Johnson, office of Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, participate. Location: NAM, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3093.

Bush’s Europe visit — 10 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a briefing, “President George W. Bush’s Visit to Europe.” Topics include his vision of a new relationship with Europe and whether the Group of Eight governments can head off the breakdown of the Cancun round of trade liberalization talks and re-start global growth. Leon Aron, Richard Perle and Claude Barfield, all of AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Agriculture ceremony — 10 a.m. — Agriculture Department and NASA hold a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding on a series of programs that will protect the environment and enhance U.S. agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman; NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe; Joseph Jen, assistant undersecretary of agriculture for research, education and economics; and Ghassem Asrar, associate administrator for earth science, participate. Location: Agriculture Department, Room 107-A, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-9035.

Mongolia discussion — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Communism to Democracy: Lessons from Mongolia on the Eve.” Former Mongolian Prime Minister Elbegdorj Tsakhia and John Tkacik of the Asian Studies Center participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

National advocacy discussion — noon — National Neighborhood Coalition holds a discussion, “Policy With a Constituency: What Neighborhood Leaders Are Saying About National Advocacy.” Location: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Palestinian briefing — 12:30 p.m. — Palestine Center holds a news briefing, “The Roots of Peace: Investing in the Future.” Topics include microfinance loans and targeting unemployed and rural Palestinian men. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Runaway youth briefing — 12:30 p.m. — Center for Law and Social Policy holds a conference call in the “How Will Low-Income Children and Families Fare in the 108th Congress” briefing series to discuss the “Reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.” Contact: 202/906-8030.

Health care policy — 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.


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