- The Washington Times - Friday, October 5, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Terrorism briefing 9:45 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on "Countering Terrorism: Political and Economic Strategies." James Steinberg, Philip Gordon, Carol Graham and Paul Light of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Sino-U.S. relations forum 2 p.m. American University hosts a forum on "Sino-U.S. Relations after the Sept. 11 Attack: Time for Change?" The participants include: Qingguo Jia, associate dean of Beijing University's School of International Studies, and Quansheng Zhao, director of American University's Comparative and Regional Studies Division. Location: School of International Service lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze and travels to Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not immediately available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for September 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
7:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the armament retooling and manufacturing support executive advisory committee. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 309/782-3360.
8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national advisory committee and governmental advisory committee to the U.S. representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Location: Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW. Contact: 202/564-9802.

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

SENATE
Meets at 9:30 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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 marks up four trade measures, including the "Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001"; the "Andean Trade Preferences Act of 2001"; a bill to reauthorize the trade-adjustment assistance program under the Trade Act of 1974; and a bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to extend the Generalized System of Preferences until Dec. 31, 2002. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, "The Employment Situation: September 2001." Katharine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
10 a.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing, "A Silent War: Are Federal, State, and Local Governments Prepared for Biological and Chemical Attacks?" New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
U.S.-Russia Business Council meeting all day The U.S.-Russia Business Council holds its annual meeting.
Highlights 9 a.m. Treasury Secretary Donald L. Evans, remarks on U.S.-Russian relations.
Noon Aleksei Kudrin, first deputy prime minister of Russia, remarks on U.S.-Russian relations.
Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/739-9184.
Women's health conference all day The American Psychological Association presents its third women's health conference, "Enhancing Outcomes in Women's Health: Translating Psychosocial and Behavioral Research into Primary Care, Community Interventions and Health Policy." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-6120.
Defense transformation conference 8 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a conference, "The Defense Transformation Debate: The American Military at the Dawn of the 21st Century."
Highlights 8:40 a.m. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz (Invited).
Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Exhibition preview 8 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution holds a media preview of a new permanent outdoor exhibition, "Voyage A Journey Through Our Solar System." Location: Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Breakfast reception 8:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a breakfast reception for publication of "The New Urban Leaders" by Joyce Ladner. The moderator is E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
U.S. policy discussion 8:30 a.m. ManattJones Global Strategies presents a discussion, "U.S. Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean." The participants include Charles Manatt, former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and James Jones, former ambassador to Mexico, co-chairmen of ManattJones; and Maurice Sonnenberg, former vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism, senior managing director of ManattJones. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-4307, or 202/955-3940.
German Studies Association conference 8:30 a.m. The German Studies Association holds its 25th anniversary conference. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 480/965-4839.
Technology summit 8:30 a.m. The Economic Strategy Institute holds its Global Forum 2001 Technology Summit, "Empowering Innovation for Growth."
Highlights 12:15 p.m. Floyd Kvamme, chairman of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, luncheon speaker, "Information Technology and the Bush Administration."
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-1288. Note: Invitation only.
Media discussion 8:45 a.m. The Committee of Concerned Journalists and the National Press Club present a program, "Synergy: How to Deal with Growing Business Pressures in News." The speakers are Bill Kovach, Committee of Concerned Journalists chairman, and Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.
Islamic law discussion 9 a.m. The Hamline University School of Law presents the release of a special issue of its Journal of Law and Religion on Islamic law and a discussion of its relevance to the Sept. 11 tragedies. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/250-3099.
Federal fuel-economy standards meeting 9 a.m.The National Research Council hosts an information-gathering meeting on responses to its recommendations to change federal fuel-economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum and provide automakers more flexibility. Location: National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Energy Awareness Month launch 10 a.m. The Energy Department and Community Housing Partners launch Energy Awareness Month with a tour of an Arlington residence to be weatherized. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: 2611 S. 27th St., Arlington. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/586-5806.
Catholicism symposium 10:30 a.m. The Catholic University of America presents "The Church and Tomorrow's Catholic Community: A Symposium on Two New Books of American Catholicism." The participants include Dean Hoge, Catholic University professor, and William Dinges, Catholic University associate professor, authors of "Young Adult Catholics"; and William D'Antonio, Catholic University visiting professor; James Davidson, Purdue University professor; and Katherine Meyer, Ohio State University professor, authors of "American Catholics: Gender, Generation and Commitment." Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5488.
Pre-G-8 news briefing 11 a.m. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill holds a pre-Group of Eight news briefing. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room, Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Terrorism discussion 11:30 a.m. The Middle East Institute presents a special event, "Fighting Terrorism How to Be Both Tough and Smart." The speakers include Philip Wilcox, former State Department counterterrorism director; John Moore, former defense intelligence officer; and Kenneth McKune, former State Department counterterrorism deputy director and political counselor, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Afghanistan discussion noon The Asia Society Washington Center holds a discussion, "Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Neighborhood: Forces Behind the Current Crisis." The participants include Ashraf Ghani, Johns Hopkins University; Karl Inderfurth, former assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs; Dennis Kux, Woodrow Wilson Center; and Marvin Weinbaum, University of Illinois. Location: Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Fast-track trade legislation news conference 12:30 p.m. The AFL-CIO, Sierra Club and the National Farmers Union hold a news conference to denounce fast-track trade legislation, which the House Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/637-5018 or 202/783-7400, Ext. 125.
Awards ceremony 6:30 p.m. CEMEX and Nature's Best magazine hold the fourth annual International Photography Awards ceremony to honor the work of wildlife and nature photographers. Location: National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue and 10th Street NW. Contact: 202/775-0200.

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