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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Committee on Water Resource Research for the Nation holds its

Third Committee Meeting

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m. - Survey Reports from Federal Liaisons

Mary Jo Baedecker, USGS

Shannon Cunniff, USBR

Dale Bucks and Larry Adams, USDA ARS

Carol Jones, USDA ERS

Mike O'Neill and Lisa Durianek, USDA CSREES

Doug Ryan, USFS

Nick Clesceri and Doug James, NSF

1 p.m. - Panel on Coordination of Large-Scale Research


Ann Brach, Transportation Research Board

Dwayne Buxton, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Timothy Keeney, U.S. Global Change Research Program

John Filson, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction


DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: National Research Council, Room 101, 500 5th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES holds a Symposium on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Current Challenges and Options.

AGENDA: The symposium explores the major questions and challenges currently confronting U.S. nuclear weapons policy: What purposes should U.S. nuclear forces serve in today's world? Should the United States resume nuclear testing? What is the current role of nuclear arms-control agreements? How can the United States best discourage nuclear proliferation and prevent nuclear terrorism?

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St. NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION holds a meeting of the Commission's E911 Coordination Initiative.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Opening Comments/Introduction

Michael Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

John Muleta, Chief, FCC Wireless Telecommunciations Bureau

9:10 a.m. - Hatfield Report * Overview of Findings

Dale Hatfield, who recently delivered an independent report on wireless E911 deployment to the Commission, discusses his findings regarding technical and operational impediments to deployment.

9:30 a.m. - Collaborative Deployment Efforts Between Public Safety, Industry, and Government Presentations regarding other ongoing projects to resolve wireless E911 deployment issues.

Introductory Speaker: Commissioner Kevin Martin


National Emergency Number Association "SWAT" initiative (John Melcher)

APCO International "Project Locate" and Public Safety Foundation of America (Bill Hinkle)

Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (Susan Miller)

Department of Transportation Wireless E9-1-1 Steering Council (Evelyn Bailey)

10:15 a.m. - Wireless Carrier Implementation

Discussion of wireless carrier implementation issues, and how these issues have been successfully resolved.

Introductory Speaker: Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy


Indiana Wireless Enhanced 911 Advisory Board (Hon. Tim Berry)

Mid-America Regional Council (Saralyn Doty)

Sprint PCS (Charles McKee)

AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (Karl Korsmo)

Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (Michael Altschul)


11:30 a.m. - Public Safety Answering Point Funding and Operation

Discussion of how PSAPs that are ready to deploy, or have deployed, wireless E911 Phase II resolved funding and operations issues.

Introductory Speaker: Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein


APCO International (Gregory Ballentine)

Virginia State Emergency Services Board (Steve Marzolf)

National Emergency Number Association (John Melcher)

New York State Assemblyman David Koon


1:45 p.m. - Local Exchange Carrier Issues

Discussion of issues relating to the capabilities of LEC systems and how areas where wireless E911 is deployed have resolved issues regarding the relative roles and responsibilities of wireless carriers and LECs in implementation of wireless E911.

Introductory Speaker: Commissioner Michael Copps


Texas Cost Recovery Team (Mike Pedigo) and SBC (Tom Latino)

Commissioner Tom Dunleavy, New York State Public Service Commission


2:30 p.m. - Rural Deployment Issues

Discussion of the particular challenges faced by small, rural wireless carriers and PSAPs serving more rural areas in implementing wireless E911, and how PSAPs and carriers in those rural areas where E911 is deployed resolved these issues.

Introductory Speaker: Dale Hatfield


Rural Cellular Corp. (Beth Kohler) and Vermont Emergency Services Board (Evelyn Bailey)

Rural Telecom Group (Carri Bennet)


3:15 p.m. - Consumer and Carrier Education

Dane Snowden, Chief, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

David Solomon, Chief, FCC Enforcement Bureau

3:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks and Next Steps

John Muleta

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W. * Commission Meeting Room, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Meribeth McCarrick, 202-418-0654

WEB ADDRESS: fcc.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART holds a press breakfast and preview for Jean-Antoine Houdon (1874-1828): Sculptor of the Enlightenment.

AGENDA: Widely acknowledged as the greatest sculptor of the 18th century, Houdon created busts and statues that have shaped our image of the leaders of the Enlightenment, from Diderot to Jefferson. The exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from May 4 through September 7, 2003.

WHO: The speakers are:

Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Nicholas Penny, senior curator of sculpture and decorative arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Anne Poulet, exhibition curator and curator emerita of European sculpture and decorative arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: East Building, 7th Floor Refectory, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

CONTACT: 202-842-6353/6356

WEB ADDRESS: nga.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM will launch its 10th Anniversary An American Mosaic: Lessons from the Holocaust.

WHO: The speakers are:

Chief Charles Ramsey, Washington Metropolitan Police Department, whose initial Museum visit sparked the creation of the Law Enforcement and Society program in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.

Rev. Alvin Anderson, Sr., Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia, TN, whose involvement with the Museum's Community Partnerships led to a Holocaust-based literacy project that is now in eight southeastern states and the District of Columbia.

Ilcia Moran, who first visited the Museum eight years ago as a Washington, D.C., public school student participating in Bringing the Lessons Home, and has since worked with the Museum in a variety of posts, now serving as an ambassador for Community Partnerships.

Harry Etlinger and Johanna Hirsch Liebmann, Holocaust survivors who knew one another as teenagers in Germany and were reunited after 64 years through the Museum's Meed Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

Sheila Hansen, a Spearfish, SD, teacher and librarian, whose work as one of the Senior Education Fellows trained by the Museum led to a nationally recognized project on South Dakota liberators.

Cadet Edwin E. Morales, West Point, to be joined by a midshipman from the U.S. Naval Academy, both future military officers who participated in special Museum programming for their Academies.

Donald McComb, a Gaithersburg, MD, chemistry teacher, who was so convinced of the Museum's potential – even prior to its opening – that he took a second job so that his family could make a substantial gift of support.

Lee Ielpi, retired New York City firefighter, who lost a firefighter son at the World Trade Center, and was deeply moved by his visit to the Museum as part of the World Trade Center memorial planning committee.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council Chairman Fred S. Zeidman and Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield, will also deliver brief remarks.

7 p.m. - Reception and Exhibition Opening for Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings, Museum's Hall of Witness and Kimmel Rowan Gallery

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Museum's Hall of Remembrance, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-414-0772

WEB ADDRESS: ushmm.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN HAL STRATTON holds a news conference to announce the "Recall Round-Up of Deadly Products."

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 4th Floor Hearing Room, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, M.D.

CONTACT: 301-504-7052

WEB ADDRESS: cpsc.gov

TIME: 11:25 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL AERONAUTIC SPACE ADMINISTRATION holds its on-orbit news conference to speak with incoming and outgoing crews of the International Space Station

AGENDA: The program will be broadcast live on NASA Television, with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating NASA centers.

WHO: Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer/NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu begin their six-month mission April 25, on board a Soyuz

TMA-2 spacecraft, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at approximately 11:54 p.m. EDT.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-358-1547

WEB ADDRESS: nasa.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES holds a symposium on "Love at First Flight: A Century of American Aviation."

AGENDA: Highlights:

12:15 p.m. - Panel 1 — Aviation and Popular Culture: The Influence of Aviation on American Society

2 p.m. - Panel 2 — Airmen & Airwomen: The Pioneers of Aviation

4 p.m. - Panel 3 — The Technology of Flight

5:45 p.m. - Panel 4 — From 2003 to 2103: The Next Century of Flight

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Federal Library and Information Center Committee and the Science, Technology, and Business Division holds a program featuring Claude Vogel, chief scientist of Convera, who is considered to be one of the world's leading authorities on linguistic analysis and categorization, speaks on "Creating Taxonomies: How to Use Metrics to Show Progress."

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202- 707-1308.

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program on Iraq's Minority Communities in the Post-Saddam Era.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mike Amitay, Executive Director, Washington Kurdish Institute Orhan Ketene, U.S. Coordinator, Iraqi Turkmen Front

Katrin Michael, Iraq Foundation

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH VRC SEMINAR SERIES presents HIV-Induced Disruption of the CD8+T Cell Compartment," with Dr. Mike McCune, Gladstone Institute.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Main Conference Room, Building 40, Bethesda, M.D.

CONTACT: 301-594-8491

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents Architectural historian James M. Goode featuring a slide-illustrated survey of some of Washington's most distinctive buildings. He also discusses the remarkable changes in Washington apartment-house design in the last decade, with their luxury detailing and abundant lighting. Book signing follows.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 8 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program holds a lecture featuring Brig. Gen. Hal Stearns, historian and expert on Lewis and Clark, bringing to life the Corps of Discovery and one of the greatest explorations in U.S. history in tonight's program.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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