- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 21, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Services releases reports on crop progress. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee to review and discuss a draft research and education plan for NIH. Location: Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9271.

9 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Room 800. Contact: 202/690-7694.

1 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes. Location: None. Contact: 301/415- 5030.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket No. 02-10038, Tennard v. Dretke, and No. 02-11309, Smith v. Dretke

Docket No. 03-5554, Hiibel v. 6th Judicial District Court

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at noon for legislative business and 2 p.m. to consider the Foreign Sales Corporation/Extraterritorial Income bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. The Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on violent crime and dementia among seniors. Witnesses include Donna Cohen of the University of South Florida and Max Rothman of Florida International University’s Center on Aging. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

Convenes pro forma session at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Actuaries meeting — all day American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries holds an enrolled actuaries meeting.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. James Carville and Tucker Carlson of CNN’s “Crossfire”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/785-7872.

NAFTA investments — all day American University Washington College of Law holds a conference, “NAFTA Investment Law and Arbitration: The Early Years.”

Location: Washington College, Room 603, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4075.

Tax conference — all day Tax Executives Institute holds its 54th midyear conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican and Ways and Means Committee chairman

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/638-5601.

Disease management — 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Promise and Pitfalls of Disease Management in Medicaid and Medicare.”

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. Charles Boult of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sandy Foote of George Washington University, David Kreiss of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Joseph Antos of AEI

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Terrorists on the Web — 10 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a Security for a New Century congressional staff briefing on “Terror.net: How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet.” Gabriel Weimann of the U.S. Institute of Peace participates. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Russian government — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute holds a discussion, “Power and Urban Design: Moscow Governance in the 1990s.” Yuri Bocharov of the Institute of Urban Construction in Moscow participates. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Economic conference — noon Economic Policy Institute and the Keystone Research Center hold a conference-call briefing on a new book, “Rethinking Growth Strategies: How State and Local Taxes and Services Affect Economic Development.” Author Robert Lynch participates. Location: None. Contact: by 10 a.m., 717/255-7155 or 570/522-0738.

Estate tax — noon American International Auto Dealers holds a news briefing on the estate tax. Republican pollster John McLaughlin, car dealer Jeff Davis and economist Bruce Bartlett participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/519-6896.

Iraq discussion — noon Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion by the founder of the Iraq Foundation. Rend Rahim Francke, Iraq’s ambassador-designate, participates. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Chechnya book — 12:15 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a book discussion on “Russia’s Restless Frontier: The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia.” Participants include Aleksei Malashenko of Carnegie’s Moscow Center, and Anatol Lieven and Martha Britt Olcott of Carnegie. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Northern Iraq — 2 p.m. Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, “Political Strategy and Military Operations in Northern Iraq.” Army Maj. Gen. David Petraeus participates. Location: Georgetown University, McShain Lounge, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Nepal discussion — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Nepal: Democracy and the Challenges Ahead.” Participants include Bhekh Thapa, Nepalese minister of foreign affairs. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Taiwan election — 5 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Taiwan: Implications of the March 20 Vote.” Participants include Natale Bellocchi, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan, Samantha Ravich of the Long Term Strategy Group, and Thomas Donnelly and Jeanne Kirkpatrick of the AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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