- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 10, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq — 9 a.m. — American University Washington College of Law holds a conference, “Iraq: Power Sharing and Its Discontents — The Challenge of Constructing a Permanent Iraqi Constitution.” Location: American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/895-1327.

Conservative leadership seminar — 1 p.m. — The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute holds a Conservative Leadership Seminar program. Participants include Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican; columnist Ann Coulter; Christina Hoff Summers, author of “The War Against Boys”; Terry Jeffrey, editor of Human Events; columnist Michelle Malkin; and Suzanne Fields of The Washington Times. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/318-0730.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers the eulogy at the national funeral service for former President Ronald Reagan at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Federal government holiday observed for a national day of mourning for former President Ronald Reagan.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

The president, by executive order, has closed all government departments and agencies today. Please check with event contacts for more information regarding the meeting schedules.

8 a.m. —Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting to discuss regulations on electronic records and electronic signatures. Location: National Transportation Safety Board boardroom and conference center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 301/827-8940.

8:30 a.m. —National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council to discuss peer review issues. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/451-2020.

9 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a public meeting on the state of quality management techniques, quality systems approaches and voluntary industry standards concerning food manufacturing practices and other controls used by food manufacturers and processors to prevent, reduce, control or eliminate food- borne hazards. Location: Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/436-1830.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal government holiday observed to mourn former President Ronald Reagan.

Funeral ceremony — all day — U.S. Army Military District of Washington conducts public ceremonies for the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Departure ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda

11:15 a.m. — Arrival ceremony at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW

11:30 a.m. — President Bush and former President George Bush at the national funeral service at Washington National Cathedral

1:15 p.m. — Departure ceremony at Washington National Cathedral

2:15 p.m. — Departure ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base

Contact: Media coverage information, 703/696-4035; media relations, National Cathedral, 202/537-6248.

Freedom, liberty and justice — all day — Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America holds a conference, “Freedom, Liberty and Justice,” to focus on the growing civil liberties concerns of its members. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 630/968-8585 or 630/968-8606.

Medical device — all day — The Medical Device Manufacturers Association holds its 10th annual meeting. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

12:30 p.m. — Mark McClellan of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/496-7144.

American-Arab antidiscrimination — all day — The American-Arab Antidiscrimination Committee holds its national convention, “Your Right, Your Vote, Our Future: Decision 2004.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican; Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat; Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, West Virginia Democrat; and Alexander Acosta of the Justice Department

6 p.m. — Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary in the Homeland Security Department

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/244-2990.

Discussion on the United Nations — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Threats, Challenges and Change: The United Nations in the 21st Century.” Participants include Gareth Evans of the U.N. panel on threats, challenges and change; Stewart Patrick of the State Department; and David Smith of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Road to Istanbul — 9 a.m. — Women in International Security and the Center for Transatlantic Relations hold a discussion, “NATO on the Road to Istanbul.” Location: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies’ Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/687-3366.

Hispanic print — 9 a.m. — The National Hispanic Press Foundation holds a discussion, “Effective Strategies to Use Hispanic Print.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 202/662-7063.

Reagan funeral news conference — 9:10 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference on former President Ronald Reagan’s funeral. Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, participates. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE. U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2764.

Civil rights — 9:30 a.m. —U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a monthly meeting. Topics include a discussion of federal agencies responding to civil rights recommendations. Location: USCCR, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-7700.

Science of breast cancer detection — 10 a.m. — National Academies’ Institute of Medicine and the National Cancer Institute hold a seminar, “The Science of Breast Cancer Detection: From Data to Discovery.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW, Room 201. Contact: 301/496-6641.

Reception — 11:45 a.m. — The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program holds a reception to showcase this year’s national winners. Participants include Bill Nye, “the Science Guy,” and Edward Kazenske of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 917/295-5491or 917/723-4305.

Reagan discussion — 2 p.m. — Reagan Alumni Foundation sponsors a reception and discussion, “Reagan Remembered,” with former Reagan Cabinet members. Participants include Edwin Meese, former attorney general; Don Hodel, former interior secretary and former energy secretary; Caspar Weinberger, former defense secretary; and William Clark, former interior secretary. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/549-0330, 202/608-6043.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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