- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2008


11:55 a.m.- Participates in U.S.-European Union summit at Brdo Congress Center, Kranj, Slovenia.


9:30 a.m. - Securities and Exchange Commission holds roundtable discussion on interactive data for public financial reporting. Location: 100 F St. NE. Contact: 202/551-5400.

8:30 a.m. - Judicial Conference of the United StatesCommittee on Rules and Practices and Procedure holds a meeting. Location: Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Mecham Conference Center, One Columbus Circle NE. Contact: John Rabiej, 202/502-1820.


Not hearing cases. Contact: 202/479-3211.


10 a.m. - Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on U.S. credit markets. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538.

10 a.m. - Finance Committee hearing on the health care marketplace and citizens without health insurance. Mark Hall, Wake Forest University; Ron Williams, CEO, Aetna; and Raymond Arth, CEO, Phoenix Faucets, participate. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215.

10 a.m. - Judiciary Committee hearing on “Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Do They Work, Are They Reliable, and What Did the FBI Know About Them?” Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine; FBI General Counsel Valerie Caproni; former FBI Special Agent Jack Cloonan; Philippe Sands, University College, London; and Philip Heymann, Harvard Law School, participate. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226.


10 a.m. - Natural Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee hearing on the federal response to environmental and health risks of coal combustion waste. Mark Squillace, University of Colorado School of Law; Maryland Environment Secretary Shari Wilson; David Goss, American Coal Ash Association; Charles Norris, GeoHydro Inc.; Thomas Burke, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Lisa Evans, Earthjustice; and Maryland activist Norman Harvey participate. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1334.


7 a.m. - Online safety - Representatives from technology companies, child advocacy and parents groups, educators, health researchers and policy leaders will gather for the Point Smart/Click Safe Summit to review evolving best practices for keeping children safe online. The event will bring together leading stakeholders to discuss ways to ensure safe, fulfilling and educational experiences for children and families. Convened by iKeepSafe and Common Sense Media in partnership with Cable in the Classroom and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the summit is another component of Point Smart/Click Safe, the cable industry’s online safety and literacy initiative launched in June 2007. Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: Brian Dietz, 202/222-2350.

8:30 a.m. - Haiti - The Library of Congress hosts a symposium on the Haitian organization FOKAL, “Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL).” Among those presenting, George Soros, major sponsor; Michele Montas, spokeswoman for the secretary-general of the United Nations; and Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis, executive director of FOKAL. Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Independence Avenue and First Street Southeast. Contact: Tequila Minsky, 212/431-5609.

9 a.m. - Public education- The Center for American Progress holds a conference on ensuring equal opportunity in public education, with Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: John Neurohr, 202/682-1611.

9 a.m. - Role military- The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, “Isolation vs. Engagement: The Changing Role of the Military” with Charles Hauss, board member and government liaison for Alliance for Peacebuilding; David F. Davis, director of the Peace Operations Policy Program at George Mason University; and Barak A. Salmoni, deputy director of the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning. Location: SAIS, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/572-6294.

9:30 a.m. - NTSB and accidents-The National Transportation Safety Board meets to discuss the following Aircraft Accident Report - Runway Overrun During Landing, Pinnacle Airlines Flight 4712, Bombardier/Canadair Regional Jet CL600-2B19, N8905F, Traverse City, Mich., April 12, 2007. Safety Recommendation Letter to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding Aviation Fatigue Management Systems. Highway Accident Brief - Commuter Train Highway - Railroad Grade Crossing Accident in Elmwood Park, Ill., November 23, 2005 (HWY-06-MH-007). Location: NTSB, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, boardroom and conference center. Contacts: 202/314-6100.

11 a.m. - Couric honored - The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum will present Katie Couric with the Alice Award. Each year, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum pays tribute to distinguished women who have made outstanding contributions in breaking barriers and setting new precedents for women. The Alice Award is named after Alice Paul - suffragist, human rights activist and founder of the National Woman’s Party.




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