- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 24, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel cancer survivorship, treatment records and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The meeting will be closed to the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss treatment records and follow-up care plans. Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 301/451-9399.

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

10 a.m. — Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States holds a meeting on the issuance of proposed decisions and orders in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legal studies — all day National Academies’ Committee on Law and Justice holds a seminar. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. Richard Rosenfeld of University of Missouri and Steven Durlauf of University of Wisconsin, “Explaining the Crime Drop of the 1990s Revisited.”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3732.

EPA meeting — 8:30 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review the N-methyl carbamate preliminary cumulative risk assessment. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8498.

IMF briefing — 10 a.m. The International Monetary Fund holds its regular press briefing with the Director of External Relations Thomas Dawson. Location: IMF headquarters, Room R-710, 720 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7300.

Legal Web seminar — 10 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a Web seminar beginning at 10 a.m., “Trial Lawyers’ Enron: Will Indictments and Investigations Expose Bill Lerach and Milberg Weiss to Shareholder Lawsuits?” Contact: 202/588-0302.

Uzbekistan unrest — noon Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion “Uzbekistan After Andijon.” Participants include Rachel Denber, deputy director of the Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division, and George Papagiannis, director of media development for Internews Network. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Nanotechnology meeting — 12:30 p.m. National Academies’ National Materials Advisory Board holds a meeting, “Program Management and International Benchmarking for the National Nanotechnology Initiative.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3505.

Suicide bombing — 12:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Suicide Terrorism: How Should the United States Combat This Growing Threat?” Participants include Mia Bloom of University of Cincinnati, Mohammed Hafez of University of Missouri-Kansas City and Bruce Hoffman of the Rand Corp. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. 10th Floor. Contact: RSVP to 202/741-6388.

Women’s health funding — 1:30 p.m. The Institute for International Research and the Managed Care Information Center hold a teleconference, “Funding for Women’s Health Programs: How to Secure the Money Needed to Help Your Program Thrive.” Participants include Barbara A. Hill, president of the Michigan Women’s Foundation; Courtney Bell, executive director of the Chicago Women’s Health Center; and Brandi Holys, director of program services for the March of Dimes’ Nebraska chapter. Contact: 800/516-4343.

Rwanda genocide — 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist doctoral candidate fellow, “Killing Neighbors: The Social Dimension of Genocide in Rwanda.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Beer tasting — 6 p.m. Friends of the National Zoo Young Professionals hosts a beer tasting at the first annual “Brew at the Zoo.” Location: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/633-4085.

Human embryonic research — 7 p.m. Reason magazine, the Institute for Humane Studies and the Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation hold a discussion, “Are Stem Cells Babies? The Promise, Perils and Ethics of Human Biotechnology.” Participants include Ronald Bailey and Nick Gillespie of Reason; Eric Cohen, consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics; and Joel Garreau of The Washington Post. Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 310/367-6109.

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