- The Washington Times - Friday, October 12, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Terrorism briefing 8:30 a.m. George Mason University presents a panel of four George Mason University analysts discussing "Terrorism and Radical Fundamentalists: An In-Depth Briefing." Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/329-3356.
Barbara Olson tribute noon The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hosts a tribute to Barbara Olson, Republican activist, political commentator and author who was killed in the hijacked airliner that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Location: Room PDR 1-3, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/683-5004.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Hosts a reception in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on advance retail sales for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for September. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, consumer affairs, foreign commerce, and tourism subcommittee holds hearing to examine the state of the tourism industry. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m.
Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing on "Legislative Options to Strengthen Homeland Defense." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m.
Judiciary, technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds hearing on "Technology's Role in Preventing the Entry of Terrorists into the United States." James Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
Noon Armed Services Committee holds closed meeting to hear Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on military actions in Afghanistan. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a markup session on a resolution of "Economic Security and Recovery Act." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
10 a.m. Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds hearing on "Combating Terrorism: Assessing the Threat of a Biological Weapons Attack." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Workshop 8:30 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds "Youth Soccer: Neuropsychological Consequences of Head Impact in Sports Workshop." Location: Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3387 or 202/334-2138.
Interest groups conference 9 a.m. The University of Maryland hosts a conference titled "The Interest Group Connection." Location: Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.
War coverage seminar 9 a.m. The National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee presents a seminar, "Covering the War on Terrorism from the Nation's Capital." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Tax policy seminar 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its seminar series in tax policy, featuring a discussion on "President Bush's Tax Plan and the Economy." The speakers include: William Gale, Brookings Institution; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; and Donald Kiefer, Treasury Department. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
National Eye Institute news conference 10 a.m. The National Institutes of Health hosts a National Eye Institute news conference on "Age-Related Eye Disease Study Results." Location: Wilson Hall, Building 1, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Donohue trip briefing 10 a.m. Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hosts a briefing on his upcoming Oct. 14-21 Asia trip, including stops in Hong Kong and Shanghai, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference and promote expanded U.S. access to Asian markets, discuss global economic downturn and advance trade initiatives. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Privacy legislation 10 a.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican, hold a news conference to discuss privacy legislation. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5744.
Interfaith service 10 a.m. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda presents a national interfaith service in conjunction with services throughout the United States to celebrate Columbus Day as National Day of Unity and "El Dia de la Raza." Location: St. Matthews Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/835-9672, 202/785-1670, or 202/530-0566.
Wreath-laying ceremony 11:18 a.m. No Greater Love holds a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the first anniversary and pay tribute to the 17 sailors killed in the Oct. 12, 2000, terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. Location: Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/783-4665.
Awards ceremony 11:30 a.m. Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) program officials hold an awards ceremony to honor the Energy Department for creating job opportunities for 36,000 disabled Americans by buying products from JWOD participating nonprofit agencies. Location: Main Auditorium, Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.
School choice discussion noon The Institute for Justice holds a panel discussion on "School Choice Goes to the Supreme Court." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/955-1300, ext. 202.
Inauguration celebration noon Georgetown University hosts Inaugural Academic Symposia to celebrate the inauguration of John "Jack" DeGioia as Georgetown's 48th president.
Highlights 11:30 a.m. Marian Wright Edelman, founder/president of the Children's Defense Fund, "The Call to Serve: Renewing the University's Social Justice Mission."
1:30 p.m.
Mamphela Ramphele, managing director of the World Bank, "The Spirit of International Understanding: Bridging the Academy and the World."
3:15 p.m.
The Rev. Michael Buckley, S.J., Canisius theology professor and director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College, "The Promise of Catholic and Jesuit Higher Education in the 21st Century."
Location: Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Corporate Council on Africa luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Corporate Council on Africa holds a luncheon to release and discuss its Task Force Report on HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa with substantive policy recommendations to the U.S. government and others. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/835-1115, Ext. 15.
Patriotism forum 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum, "Patriotism Reborn A Conversation with Walter Berns," regarding a resurgence of patriotism following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Walter Berns, American Enterprise Institute and author of "Making Patriots," participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Economy news conference 12:30 p.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a news conference to discuss the economy and an appropriate response to the current weakness. Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel economist, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.
Sudan lecture 1 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a lecture on the current humanitarian situation in Sudan, where the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Committee on Conscience (COC) has issued a genocide warning. The speaker is Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and special humanitarian coordinator for Sudan. Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.
Pledge Across America program 2 p.m. Celebration USA sponsors the Pledge Across America program, a synchronized nationwide recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Amidon Elementary School, 4011 I St. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a discussion on journalist David Halberstam's book, "War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals." Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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