- The Washington Times - Monday, March 8, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Taiwanese presidential election — 3:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “The Taiwanese Presidential Election and Its Implication for Washington-Beijing-Taipei Relations.” Steven Goldstein, Smith College; Byron Wang, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan; Wen-Lang Ti, Tunghai University, Taiwan; and Michael Pillsbury, Atlantic Council, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

3 p.m. — Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5042 or 202/225-7944.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:25 a.m. — Makes remarks at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards ceremony, Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, Arlington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases its March outlook. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a public hearing to discuss ordering rules of Section 664(b) of the Internal Revenue Code for characterizing distributions from charitable remainder trusts. Location: Internal Revenue Building, auditorium, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-7180.

9 a.m. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting of the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, to discuss tobacco advertising directed toward youth in minority communities. Location: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, west ballroom, 6th and Howard Place NW. Contact: 202/205-8500.

9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on 7461A Railroad Accident Report: Derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway Train near Minot, N.D., on Jan. 18, 2002, and 7539A Marine Accident Report: Sinking of the U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Panther near Everglades City, Fla., on Dec. 30, 2002. Live webcast at www.ntsb.gov. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for border and transportation security. Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security, Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Appropriations Transportation, Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Transportation Department. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “The Administration’s International Trade Agenda.” U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. to consider the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the earthquake that occurred in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., on Dec. 22, 2003; the “Army Staff Sgt. Lincoln Hollinsaid Malden Post Office Designation Act”; the “Army Pvt. Shawn Pahnke Manhattan Post Office Designation Act”; the “Marine Capt. Ryan Beaupre Saint Anne Post Office Designation Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

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