- The Washington Times - Friday, August 20, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

“Jazz in the Garden” — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art continues its “Jazz in the Garden” series this evening. Raggs and the All Stars participate. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, the Mall, Madison Drive NW between Seventh and Ninth streets.

NFBIC press conference — noon — National Faith-Based Initiative Coalition holds a press conference to announce its formation as a conservative-oriented grass-roots “527” political organization to support the re-election of President Bush. Oliver Kellman of the NFBIC participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/947-0513.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting of the Education Benefits Board of Actuaries to review the department’s actuarial methods and assumptions to be used in the valuation of the Education Benefits Fund. Location: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 270, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-7413.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Office of Research and Development’s Board of Scientific Counselors biotechnology subcommittee to discuss comments by its members on the office’s draft biotechnology research strategy. Contact: 202/564-3408.

1 p.m. — National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee. Location: NCD, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-2004.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Judiciary commercial and administrative law, and constitution subcommittees hold a joint oversight hearing, “Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Hands of the Government Post-September 11, 2001: Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and the U.S. Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee (TAPAC).” Lee H. Hamilton, vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Slade Gorton, member of the commission; John Marsh Jr., member of TAPAC; Nuala O’Connor Kelly, chief privacy officer, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Law enforcement conference — all day — The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives holds its ninth annual conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Sheraton Hotel, 900 South Orme St., Arlington. Contact: 703/228-4062.

Atmospheric sciences — all day — National Academies’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate holds a meeting, “Strategic Guidance for [National Science Foundation’s] Support of Research in the Atmospheric Sciences.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3724.

Training conference — all day — Blacks in Government holds its 26th annual National Training Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/332-7404.

Naturalization test — all day — National Academies’ Board on Testing and Assessment holds a meeting on redesign of the U.S. naturalization test. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Closed session

1:15 p.m. — Open session, “Naturalization in Context”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1816.

NASA and NFB news conference — 9:30 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Federation of the Blind host a press conference with blind students from the NASA/NFB-sponsored rocket science camp, Rocket On, to discuss their activities and the recent launch of a rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Center. Location: Goddard Space Flight Center, Building 3, Goett Auditorium, Greenbelt. Contact: RSVP to 301/286-8955.

“Entre Nous” press briefing — 11 a.m. — European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds the weekly “Entre Nous” press briefing for journalists. Location: EU-Washington, Press Room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9530, 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Rally — 11:30 a.m. — The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation holds a rally in support of the hearing in the case of Ahmed Abu Ali, a U.S. citizen detained in Saudi Arabia. Location: Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-1288.

Nude art — noon — Studio 15 hosts the first International Nude Art Expo, celebrating the human body as a work of art. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 301/864-0700.

Tax policy — noon — The Mercatus Center at George Mason University holds a discussion, “Understanding Tax Policy: Tax Expenditures: What Happens in the Real World.” Michael Marlow, California Polytechnic State University, participates. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/993-4912.

Sudan forum# — 7 p.m. — The Coalition to Give Peace a Chance in Sudan holds a community forum on the situation in Darfur. Sudanese Ambassador Khidir Haroun Ahmed and Hodari Abdul-Ali, Islamic activist, participate. Location: Masjid al-Islam, 4603 Benning Road SE. Contact: 202/547-4125 or 202/581-1616.• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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