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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. This year's 2002 festival marks the 90th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

AGENDA: Highlights:

The National Maritime Heritage Foundation presents Freedom Schooner Amistad, 161 years after former President John Quincy Adams went before the United States Supreme Court to defend the captured Africans of the Spanish cargo ship La Amistad, the recreation of the famous ship will ride in the waters of the nation's capital.

12 noon - Tidal Basin attractions:

Miku and Doi, Young Performers from Japan Series and YSL Hapmudo Studios, Martial Arts Demonstration

5 p.m. - .S. & Japan Sushi Association and Sake Associations present Grand Sushi & Sake Tasting, Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC

DATE: April 3, 2002

CONTACT: 202-661-7596

WEB ADDRESS: nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

TIME: All day


Institute of Medicine, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of Earth and Life Studies, holds a meeting to review the use of scientific criteria and performance standards for safe food.

AGENDA: Highlights:

11 a.m. - Welcome and Presentations

Cameron Hackney, Ph.D., Committee Chair

11:10 a.m. - International Perspective on the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance


Jorgen Schlundt, Ph.D, Coordinator, Food Safety Program, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

11:40 a.m. - Foodborne Disease Surveillance and Public Health Policy

Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, Chief, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch

Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

12:10 p.m. - Consumer Perspective on the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards

Carol Tucker Foreman, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow and Director, Consumer Federation of America, Food Policy Institute, Washington, DC

12:40 p.m. - Committee Questions to Morning Presenters

2 p.m. - Industry Perspective on the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards

Don L. Zink, Ph.D, Future Beef Operations, LLC, Thousand Oaks, CA

2:30 p.m.- Historical Perspective on Zero Tolerance for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes

Kaye Wachsmuth, Ph.D, (retired) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, Washington, DC

3 p.m. - Historical Perspective on the Salmonella Performance Standards in Meat and Poultry

Mike Taylor, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director, Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC

3:30 p.m. - Application of Science to Food Safety Management

Frank Busta, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

DATE: April 3, 2002

LOCATION: 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a briefing by Leonard Sussman, Freedom House discussing The Free Press and the War on Terrorism.

DATE: April 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS:rferl.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION National Air and Space Museum presents Center for Earth and Planetary Studies geologist Bob Craddock discussing the Clementine spacecraft. Launched on January 25, 1994, it orbited the moon from Feb .to May 5 and collected more image data than all of the Apollo missions combined--including the first detailed imagery of the Lunar south pole.

DATE: April 3, 2002

LOCATION: Meet at the Museum Seal, South Lobby, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER GRAND ROUNDS LECTURE SERIES: ETHICS GRAND ROUNDS presents "End of Life Issues," with Dr. Diane Meier, Director, The Lillian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Professor, Henry L. Schwartz Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

DATE: April 3, 2002

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301 496-2563


TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 2001-2002 DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES presents "A Paradigm Shift in Brain Research," with Dr. Arvid E. Carlsson, Nobel Laureate, 2000, Carlsson Research, Inc. Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, University of Göteborg, Sweden.

DATE: April 3, 2002

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-594-5595


TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program features recordings of great poets reciting their own work--from Tennyson and Robert Browning to T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dylan Thomas, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and others. A discussion by Anthony Hecht, Georgetown University professor emeritus and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and Dana Gioia, advisory editor for Poetry Speaks, follows. Poet Dominique Raccah, who published the book and its accompanying audio recordings, moderates.

DATE: April 3, 2002

LOCATION: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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