- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 1, 2004


Metro work update — 10:30 a.m. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a press conference for an update on progress on the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet U Metrorail Station. Location: M Street, between First and Second streets NE. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Press round table — 11 a.m. — AFL-CIO holds a press round table to discuss jobs, health care and union election plans. Dial-in capability for out-of-town reporters is available. John Sweeney, president, and Karen Ackerman, political director, AFL-CIO, participate. Location: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, George Meaney Room, eighth floor. Contact: 202/637-5018.


Addresses the Republican National Convention, New York. Stays overnight in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.


Addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition, New York.


10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for July 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

6 p.m. Federal Reserve Board— releases its weekly reports on: condition statement of Federal Reserve banks; factors affecting reserves of depository institutions; money stock, liquid assets, debt measures.

Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


9:30 a.m. — Commission on Review of Overseas Military Facility Structure of the United States holds a meeting to discuss Defense Department overseas-basing strategy. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 708/204-0711.

10 a.m. — Office of Personnel Management holds a meeting to review the Prevailing Rate System. Location: OPM, Room 5A06A, 1900 E St. NW. Contact: 202/606-1500.

2 p.m. — Overseas Private Investment Corp. holds a hearing for public input regarding the corporation. Location: 1100 New York Ave. NW, 12th-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/336-8438.


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


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


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


AFL-CIO conference— all day — Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO, holds its annual conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat

2 p.m. — Rep. Robert C. Scott, Virginia Democrat

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 410/263-7134 or 202/974-8030.

Community action — all day — Community Action Partnership holds its 2004 Annual Convention, “Community Action: 40 Years of Helping People and Changing Live.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Derrick Span, president, CAP, “State of the Partnership”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/265-7546.

Clinical research — all day — National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a clinical research roundtable on “Engaging the Public in Clinical Research: Views of Patient Advocates.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Audience response to “How Do the Existing Systems of Clinical Research Sponsors Work From the Public’s Perspective?”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2352.

Air pollutant control symposium — all day — Energy Policy Research Institute, Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department hold a Power Plant Air Pollutant Control Symposium. Events begin at 8 a.m. Topics include utility experience case studies, and cost-effective materials of construction. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/270-3444 or 412/232-3444, Ext. 3127.

Space sciences — all day — National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting, “PI-Led Missions in the Space Sciences, Lessons Learned.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

Mammography quality — all day — National Academies’ National Cancer Policy Board holds a meeting of the Committee on Improving Mammography Quality Standards. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Margaret O’Kane, National Committee for Quality Assurance, “Improving Health Care Quality”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2320.

Space studies — 8:30 a.m. — National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting on “Opportunities for Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion: A Vision for Beyond 2015.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Closed Session — summary posted after the meeting

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

Open debates — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with the executive director of Open Debates. George Farah, author, “No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Candidates Secretly Control the Debate Commission.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-9195.

Launch system — noon — Lockheed Martin holds a press conference on a Non Line of Sight Launch System. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 972/603-1615.

New America policy — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Forward Engagement: A Long-Range Policy for a New America.” Topics include conceptual and political innovation in the way we deal with the longer-range future and policy implications of trends in science, technology and economics. Leon Fuerth, George Washington University and former national security adviser to Vice President Al Gore, participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Save lives in Darfur — 1 p.m. — Save the Children, CARE and the International Rescue Committee hold a conference-call briefing on the next steps to save lives in Darfur, Sudan. Charles McCormack, Save the Children; Peter Bell, CARE and George Rupp, International Rescue Committee, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/261-4686.

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