Tuesday, August 26, 2003


To be announced.


10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th St. and Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.


9:30 a.m. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration holds a meeting for manufacturers of tires, child-restraint systems and equipment to discuss the manner in which Early Warning Reporting Regulation information is to be submitted by motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment manufacturers to NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation pursuant to 49 CFR part 579, subpart C. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW, Room 2230. Contact: 202/366-0699.

10 a.m. — National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting of the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee to discuss the implementation of the National Construction Safety Team Act. Location: NIST Administration Building, Employees Lounge, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-6051.

2 p.m. — Office of the Secretary of Transportation holds a meeting of the Transportation Labor Management Board to receive a briefing on the Federal Personnel and Payroll System and hear status reports from subcommittees on Human Capital, Competitive Sourcing and the Labor Relations Climate Survey. Location: Transportation Department, Nassif Building, Room 3246, 400 Seventh Street SW. Contact: 202/366-9455.


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.


Biodefense conference — all day The Cambridge Healthtech Institute holds the “2nd Research, Technologies and Applications in Biodefense Conference.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. “Preparedness and Response in Biowarfare and Bioterrorism,” Dr. Ernest T. Takafuji of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 617/630-1300.

Coastal fishery conference — all day The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission holds a conference on managing and conserving shared coastal fishery resources.

Highlights — 2:30 p.m. IFMP Policy Board

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/289-6400.

Learning theory conference — all day The Association for Computing Machinery holds the ninth annual Special Interest Groups Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining International Conference and the Computational Learning Theory: the 16th Annual Conference on Learning Theory.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Carla Brodley of Purdue University and Philip Chan of MIT/FIT, “Tutorial: Data Mining for Computer Security”

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/478-6312.

8 a.m. — Northrop Grumman briefing Northrop Grumman Corp. holds a news conference. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/875-8411.

Learning Theory conference — 8:45 a.m. The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Machine Learning, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and National ICT Australia hold a discussion, “COLT 2003: The Sixteenth Annual Conference on Learning Theory and The Seventh Workshop on Kernel Machines,” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/405-0304.

American workplace conference — 9 a.m. The Employment Policy Foundation holds a news conference on the state of the American workplace and changes over the next 75 years. Ed Potter of the EPF participates. Location: EPF, 1015 15th St. NW, Suite 1200. Contact: 202/789-8685.

Mortgage loan poll — 9:30 a.m. Dittus Communications holds a news conference on “The Mortgage Loan Poll.” Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/715-1518.

NAM news conference — 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference, “State of the American Workforce.” Jerry Jasinowski and David Huether, both of NAM, participate. Location: NAM, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3087 or 202/637-3099.

Safety conference — 10 a.m. The Air Bag and Seat Belt Safety Campaign holds a news conference on the life-saving benefits of children’s seat placement in cars. Ellen Engleman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Chuck Hurley of the Seat Belt Safety Campaign, Sue Ferguson of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Karen Farnsworth of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and Dr. Elizabeth Edgerton of the American Academy of Pediatrics participate. Location: National Transportation Safety Board, SR1, 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/338-8700 or 202/285-0448.

Consumer rally — 10:30 a.m. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights holds a rally to show how banks and the Bush administration are attempting to override state privacy laws. Jamie Court of the FTCR participates. Location: the Ellipse. Contact: 310/874-9989.

Animal deaths — 10:30 a.m. The National Academies’ National Research Council holds a discussion on the animal deaths at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park. Public Comment period from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Michael Roberts of the University of Missouri, David Evans of the Smithsonian Institution, Lucy Spellman of the National Zoological Park and Paul Vinovich, chief of staff of the Committee on House Administration, participate. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 5th St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Arrival ceremony — 11 a.m. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds a landing ceremony for the Boeing “Dash 80,” the prototype for America’s first successful commercial jet. Jack Dailey of the NASP, Rudy DeLeon of Boeing Co., Bob Van der Linden of the NASP and pilot Gerald Whites participate. Location: Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. Contact: 202/633-2375 or 202/633-2371.

Luncheon program — noon United States Capitol Historical Society holds a luncheon program, “The Assassination of James Garfield and Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.” David Curfman of the Washington Academy of Neurosurgery participates. Location: Ketchum Hall, 200 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/543-8919, Ext. 31.

Cancer screening lecture — noon The National Institutes of Health holds a lecture, “Cancer Screening: The Clash Between Intuition and the Scientific Method.” Dr. Barnett Kramer of the Office of Disease Prevention at the NIH participates. Location: NIH, Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Growth discussion — 12:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a discussion, “The Dollars and Sense of Growing Smarter.” Ed McMahon of the Conservation Fund participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448, Ext. 3904, or 202/272-2448, Ext. 3555.

Metro news conference — 3:30 p.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a news conference to demonstrate a remote-controlled robot designed to assist Metro transit police officers in disarming potentially explosive devices. Location: Metro Headquarters, Board Room, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

“Washington as Edgeless City” — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a discussion, “Washington as Edgeless City.” Robert Lang of Virginia Tech participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448, Ext. 3904, or 202/272- 2448, Ext. 3555.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide