- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 4, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERSKorean Peninsula tensions — 8:45 a.m. — The Brookings Institution’s Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies holds a forum, “Tensions on the Peninsula: Korea, Northeast Asia and the United States.” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.Iraq and U.S.-Syrian relations — 6:30 p.m. — Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting to discuss “Collateral Damage? Iraq and the Future of U.S.-Syrian Relations.” Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat; Bouthaina Shaaban, spokeswoman and chief of information at the Syrian Foreign Ministry; and Richard Murphy, senior fellow of Middle East Studies at the CFR, participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Please RSVP acceptances only; 202/518-3479.PRESIDENT BUSHTravels to Canton and Lima, Ohio, to discuss his economic plan and national security.ECONOMIC REPORTS8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for March 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.FEDERAL AGENCIES8:30 a.m. — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a technical conference to discuss issues related to natural-gas price information. Location: FERC Headquarters, 888 First St. NW. Contact: 202/502-8278.9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the EPA Science Advisory Board, Environmental Health Committee, on the proposed panel for the review of the supplemental guidance for assessing cancer susceptibility from early-life exposure to carcinogens. Location: EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-4566.10 a.m. — National Credit Union Administration holds a public meeting. Topics include the quarterly insurance fund report; request from a federal credit union to expand its community charter; requests from two federal credit unions to convert to community charters. Location: 1775 Duke St., seventh floor, Room 7047, Alexandria. Contact: 703/518-6304.10 a.m. — Securities and Exchange Commission holds a meeting to consider whether to adopt amendments to implement Section 303 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Location: SEC, 450 Fifth St. NW, Room 6600. Contact: 202/942-7070.SUPREME COURTNo oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.SENATEStands adjourned for its spring recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.HOUSE Stands adjourned for its spring district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.GENERAL AGENDAHealth and Agriculture — all day — Pan American Health Organization hosts the 13th Inter-American Forum on Health and Agriculture.Highlights — 9 a.m. — Mirta Roses, director, PAHO; Lester Crawford, Food and Drug Administration; Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle, opening sessionLocation: PAHO, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3459.Securing the Global Supply Chain — all day — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on “Securing the Global Supply Chain: Cargo, Logistics and the World Economy.”Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Michael Jackson, deputy secretary, Transportation Department, “View from the Transportation Department”4:30 a.m. — Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary, border and transportation security, Homeland Security Department, “Homeland Security and the Global Supply Chain”Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: Please register; members of the public should contact, 202/463-5648; media contact, 202/463-5682.Changing Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Region — all day — United States Asia Pacific Council holds its inaugural banquet and symposium on “Changing Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for U.S. Business and Policy”Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick, “Prospects for Asia Pacific Trade Agreements”10:15 a.m. — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, remarksLocation: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/293-3995, Ext. 14.Small Business Innovation Research Spring Conference — all day — Defense Department holds the National Small Business Innovation Research Spring Conference 2003.Highlights — 8 a.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Accounting Requirements and Audits” and “Commercialization Planning for Success”10:45 a.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Protecting Intellectual Property” and “State Resources for Small Businesses”2:30 p.m. — “Doing Your Homework: Before Writing Your Proposal”Location: Crystal City Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/205-1589.Economic development seminar — 7:30 a.m. — District of Columbia Building Industry Association holds its fifth annual economic-development seminar on “Incentives to Retain and Attract Businesses in D.C. — What Works?”Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — The Corporate Site-Selection Perspective9:05 a.m. — The Economic-Development Perspective9:45 a.m. — The Real Estate Developer’s PerspectiveLocation: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: Please register, 202/966-8665.Health care for veterans — 9 a.m. — President’s task force to improve health care delivery for our nation’s veterans holds a public hearing to discuss content, language and other details of the PTF final report. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town, Washington Ballroom, 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/696-9467.Nomination and confirmation of federal judges — 9:30 a.m. — Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law holds a news conference to release a policy paper, “The Supreme Court’s Assault on the Power of Congress.” Topics include what is really at stake in the nomination and confirmation of federal judges. Norman Redlich, counsel, litigation division, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, New York City; Sidney Rosdeitcher, senior litigation partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, New York City, participate. Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, 700 14th St. NW, 11th floor. Contact: 202/662-8600.Marine Corps in the conflict in Iraq — 10 a.m. — Defense Department holds a news briefing on the involvement of the Marine Corps in the conflict and in postwar stabilization efforts in Iraq. Lt. Gen. Earl Hailston, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces for Central Command, participates. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.New campaigns aimed at preventing cancer — 11:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services holds a news conference to announce new campaigns aimed at preventing cancer and reducing health disparities. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; National Cancer Institute Director Andrew von Eschenbach; CDC Cancer Prevention and Control Director Nancy Lee; Mark Clanton, American Cancer Society; and Tom Joyner, ABC Radio personality, participate. Location: Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Center, 1630 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.Senate Democrats’ obstructionism in the judicial-confirmation process — 1:30 p.m. — Senate Republican Conference holds a national radio conference call briefing to discuss Senate Democrats’ obstructionism in the judicial-confirmation process. Topics include the continuing filibuster of Priscilla Owens’ nomination for Circuit Court and responses to questions. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, and vice chairman, Senate Republican Conference, participates. Location: None given. Contact: Please RSVP by 10 a.m. today; 202/224-5572.

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