- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 4, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERSPostwar Iraq conference series — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a postwar Iraq conference series, “Debt, Reparations and Sanctions.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871; media contact: 202/862-4871.Israel solidarity breakfast — 10 a.m. — The Embassy of Israel holds the second annual Israel Solidarity and Prayer Breakfast, “Declaring the Times of God’s Restoration.” Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon participates. Location: Embassy of Israel, courtyard, under tent, 3514 International Drive NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/364-5577.PRESIDENT BUSHDeparts from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln for Santa Clara, Calif. Discusses the economy and national security at Santa Clara. Travels to Crawford, Texas, to meet with Australian Prime Minister John Howard.ECONOMIC REPORTS8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.FEDERAL AGENCIES8 a.m. — Department of Defense Education Activity holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education to discuss the program objective memoranda and other issues. Location: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-4471, Ext. 1964.8 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability to examine the economics of blood and where blood fits into the overall cost of health care. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-2823.8:30 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Topics include midyear assessment reports, various administrative issues and the agenda for the next meeting. Location: St. Gregory Hotel, 2003 M St. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 414/297-1611.9 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy. Topics include the committee’s labor diplomacy database project, opportunities for labor diplomacy to enhance the human rights environments in the Arab and Muslim worlds, and implementation of the recommendations of the committee’s two reports on U.S. labor diplomacy. Thomas Donahue, chairman and former president of the AFL-CIO, participates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, room 1105. Contact: 202/647-4327.SENATEIn session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.HOUSENot in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.HOUSE COMMITTEES9 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a full committee hearing to examine the Defense Transformations for the 21st Century Act. The hearing is continued from yesterday. David Chu, Defense Department undersecretary for personnel and readiness, and Adm. Vernon Clark, chief of operations for the U.S. Navy, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.GENERAL AGENDAFemale legislators — all day — National Foundation for Women Legislators holds Women Lawmakers’ Networking Day.Highlights — 7:45 a.m. — Media awards breakfast.Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-3040.World Computer and Internet Law Congress — all day — Computer Law Association holds the 2003 World Computer and Internet Law Congress.Highlights — 3:45 p.m. — “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know If Your Client Does Business on the Internet: A Case Study Addressing Today’s Critical Issues.”Location: Fairmont Washington Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 703/560-7747.Immigration Law — all day — American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association sponsor a seminar, “Immigration Law: The Basics and More.”Highlights — 3:30 p.m. — “What Congress Is Doing with Immigration This Year: How Politics, Policy and Legislation Will Affect the Practitioner.”Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 800/253-6397, Ext. 1630.Spam Forum — all day — Federal Trade Commission holds a forum on spam e-mail.Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Orson Swindle, FTC commissioner, “Potential Solutions to Spam.”Location: FTC Satellite Building, Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2181.Low-Income Immigrants Rights’ Conference — all day — National Immigration Law Center holds the fourth National Low-Income Immigrants’ Rights Conference, “Building on Our Strengths.”Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Identity Documents: Understanding ITINs, SSNs and Marticulas” and “Removal Proceedings and Defenses.”Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/577-6940.Subprime lending conference — all day — Mortgage Bankers Association of America holds its annual subprime lending conference.Highlights — 9 a.m. — Ivy Jackson of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Peggy Twohigh of the Federal Trade Commission, and Robert Lotstein of Lotstein Buckman participate in a panel discussion, “Predatory Lending: Federal, State and Local Developments.”Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/557-2871.Journalists memorial — 7 a.m. — Freedom Forum’s Newseum hosts a rededication ceremony of the Journalists Memorial.Highlights — 7 a.m. — Reading of names.11 a.m. — Rededication ceremony. Judea Pearl, father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, keynote speaker; Joe Urschel, executive director and senior vice president of the Newseum; and Chris Wells, senior vice president of the Freedom Forum.Location: Freedom Park, next to Freedom Forum World Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2895.Health needs in Iraq — 9:30 a.m. — Doctors without Borders holds a news conference, “Health Needs in Iraq: What Must Happen to Get the Health System Functioning.” Morten Rostrup, president of Doctors without Borders, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/655-3764.Expo on the National Mall — 10 a.m. — Public Employees Roundtable and the Defense Department host the opening ceremony of the “Expo on the National Mall” during the National Public Service Recognition Week. Patricia McGinnis, chief executive officer of the Council for Excellence in Government, presents the keynote address. Location: National Mall, enter on the Seventh Street side. Contact: 202/530-3270 or 202/927-4922.Scholarship America — 10 a.m. — Scholarship America holds the National Scholarship Month 2003 Kickoff, “Mobilizing Corporations to Bridge the Gap to Realize Students’ Dreams.”Highlights — 10 a.m. — Recognition ceremony for scholarship recipients.10:30 a.m. — Panel discussion, “Mobilizing the Private Sector to Help Support Students’ Educational Dreams”12:30 p.m. — Erika Harold, Miss America 2003, newsmaker luncheon.Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 202/662-7501; 800/642-7207; 612/597-0966.Congressional briefing/press conference on Laos — 12:30 p.m. — Center for Public Policy Analysis holds a news conference on mounting opposition to normalized trade relations for the communist regime in Laos. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.South Asian security — 1 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “South Asian Security: Visions for the Future.” Ambassador Om Pradhan of Bhutan; Janaka Nakkawita, Sri Lankan deputy chief of mission; Dipankar Banerjee of the U.S. Institute of Peace; Stephen Cohen of the Brookings Institution; and Paula Newburg, special adviser to the United Nations, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, room 511. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-5722, 202/663-5626.Award for Installation Excellence ceremony — 1:45 p.m. — Defense Department holds the Commander in Chief’s annual Award for Installation Excellence ceremony. Pete Aldridge, Defense Department undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, participates. Location: Center Courtyard, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-6294.Film screening — 7 p.m. — Palestine Center presents a film screening and discussion on “Beit Allah: The House of God.” Film director Yahya Barakat participates. Location: Palestine Center, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP required by noon : 202/338-1325.

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