- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 11, 2004


Discusses efforts to promote women’s rights worldwide, East Room, White House.

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Attends a fund-raiser for Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican, Florence, Ky.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases inventory and sales figures for the manufacturing and trade sector for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the producer price indexes for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/586-2214.

10 a.m. — Information Security Oversight Office holds a meeting of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee to discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. Location: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Thomas Jefferson Room 122. Contact: 202/219-5250.


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


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Computers in libraries — all day — The Special Libraries Association holds a conference, “The 19th Annual Computers in Libraries 2004”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Roy Tennant of the California Digital Library, Mary Lee Kennedy of Microsoft Corp., Stephen Abram of ProQuest and Jane Dysart of Dysart and Jones Associates. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 609/654-6266.

Economic justice — all day — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition holds a conference, “Bringing Economic Justice Home.”

Highlights — noon — Speech by the Rev. Jesse Jackson

Location: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-8866.

Biological weapons — 8:30 a.m. — The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute holds a discussion, “Responding to the Challenge of Biological Weapons.” Participants include Guy Roberts from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-3550.

Religion and the election — 8:30 a.m. — Foundation for American Communications holds a seminar for journalists, “God and Politics: Religion and the 2004 Elections.” Participants include Albert Winseman of Gallup Organization, Gaston Espinosa of Northwestern University and R. Drew Smith of Morehouse College. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/737-3570.

Iraq discussion — 8:45 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Leaders from Iraq Describe What Happens Next.” Participants include Songul Chapook and Rajja Habib Khuzai, Iraq Governing Council; Wisal Said and Eman Alwan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Amal Ma’malchi, nominee for deputy minister of education; and Ala Talabani and Zainab Al-Suwaij, Iraq Women’s Higher Council. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

U.S.-Australian trade — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American-Australian Free Trade Agreement Coalition hold a discussion, “The U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement.” Participants include Rep. Cal Dooley, California Democrat; Michael Thawley, Australian ambassador to the United States; and Everett Eissenstat, Senate Finance Committee staff. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5662.

Arab-Americans poll — 10 a.m. — The Arab American Institute holds a news conference to release results of a poll of Arab-American registered voters. James Zogby, president of the institute, participates. Location: AAI, 1600 K St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.

Book discussion — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a book discussion on “International Colony Kurdistan, in the United States.” Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, and publisher Ara Sarafian participate. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/483-6444.

North Korea policies — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “North Korea’s Legacy of Missed Opportunities.” Participants include Mitchell Reiss from the State Department and Peter Brookes from the foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Canada immigration — 10 a.m. — The Canadian Embassy holds a discussion on its country’s immigration policies and cooperation with the United States to combat terrorism. Bill Sheppit, the embassy’s immigration counselor, participates. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-7713.

Consumer assembly — 10:15 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America holds the “37th Annual Consumer Assembly.”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Mark McClellan, Food and Drug Administration commissioner

11:30 a.m. — Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Illinois Republican

Location: Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121 or 202/737-0766.

Human rights — 10:30 a.m. — The Organization of American States holds a news conference on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Jose Zalaquett and Santiago Canton, both with OAS, participate. Location: OAS, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6386.

Obesity strategy — 11:30 a.m. — The Health and Human Services Department and the Food and Drug Administration hold a news conference to announce an FDA obesity strategy. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford participate. Location: HHS auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343 or 301/827-6242.

Drug reimportation — 11:30 a.m. — Frontiers of Freedom holds a news briefing on “Drug Reimportation and Government Liability.” Participants include Kerri Houston of Frontiers of Freedom; Jeffrey Axelrad, former director of the Justice Department Tort Branch; and Neil Livingston of Global Options. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/528-2176.

Army wives# — 2 p.m. — The National Park Service holds a discussion, “Frontier Army Wives,” as part of Women’s History Month. Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/426-6841 or 703/533-1155.

Awards dinner — 6:30 p.m. — The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases holds an awards dinner to honor humanitarian contributions and scientific achievement. Award recipients George McCracken Jr. and Henri Landwirth participate. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/656-0003.

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