- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 9, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
War on terrorism forum 12:30 p.m. Georgetown University presents an open forum on "The Middle East Dimension of the War on Terrorism." Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Congressional Cemetery lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture titled "Congressional Cemetery: Washington's Forgotten Resting Place," listed as one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites by National Trust for Historic Preservation. The speaker is Linda Donovan Harper, chairman of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the children's health protection advisory committee. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/564-2188.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 00-758: United States Postal Service v. Gregory; and Docket Number 00-1045: TRW v. Andrews. 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. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on critical energy-infrastructure security. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, public health subcommittee holds a hearing on bioterrorism. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2:15 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.S. Agency for International Development nominations. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 a.m.
Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John H. Marburger, III, to be director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Phillip Bond to be undersecretary of commerce for technology. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning business, and 2p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and related agencies appropriations bill for fiscal 2002. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
5 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee marks up the "Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
6:30 p.m.
Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies appropriations bill for fiscal 2002. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Scientific symposium 9a.m. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosts the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 50th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, "Celebrating 50 Years of Brain Research at NIH."
Highlights 3:45 p.m. Christopher Reeve, paralyzed actor and founder of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, "My View."
Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Terrorism discussion 9a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Responding to Terrorism: What Role for Conflict Prevention and Resolution?" The participants include: Gareth Evans, International Crisis Group president, and Lee Hamilton, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. Location: Herter Room, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626. Note: Members of the public must RSVP to Search for Common Ground at 202/265-4300.
Falun Gong rally 9a.m. Falun Gong holds a U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue rally near the State Department to honor its participants who have been murdered and demand release of those imprisoned in China.
Highlights 9a.m. Rally, Constitution Avenue between 21st and 23rd streets NW.
10 a.m.
News conference, Galvez Statue area, E Street and Virginia Avenue NW.
7:30 p.m.
Candlelight vigil, Washington Monument, northwest quadrant, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/904-7746.
Brookings Institution briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing titled "America Strikes Back: What Comes Next?" Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Study release 10 a.m. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research holds a news conference to release its study, "Poison in the Vadose Zone: An Examination of the Threats to the Snake River Plain Aquifer from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/270-5500.
Baggage Screening Act news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Jay Inslee, Washington Democrat, holds a news conference on the Baggage Screening Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6311.
Fuel Economy Guide 2002 release 11 a.m. The Energy Department hosts a tour of an exhibition of new fuel-efficient automobiles and releases the Fuel Economy Guide 2002 with a media availability to follow. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman participate. Location: L'Enfant Plaza, (outside Forrestal Building), 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/586-5806.
Ground Zero Task Force news conference 11 a.m. The Ground Zero Task Force holds a news conference to applaud volunteers and clergy working around New York City's "Ground Zero" site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2928.
Food safety discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring David Byrne, European Union commissioner for health and consumer protection, discussing "A European Approach to Food Safety, Including Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Production." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion on "Taking Back America: What Progressives Must Do." The speaker is Robert Borosage, radio-TV commentator and co-author of "A Blueprint for a New Progressive Movement." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Signing ceremony 1p.m. The Treasury Department hosts a currency-signing ceremony. The participants include: Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill and U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Coal miner stamp news conference 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on a coal miner stamp. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2711.
Colon cancer lecture 7p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a 2001 Medicine for the Public Lecture, "New Strategies for the Detection and Treatment of Colon Cancer," by Dr. Steven Libutti, National Cancer Institute. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Korean-American Grocers Association dinner 7 p.m. The Korean-American Grocers Association holds a dinner. The guest speaker is D.C. Council member David Catania. Location: Hunan Chinatown, 624 H St. NW. Contact: 202/462-3042.
Awards dinner 8 p.m. Consumers for World Trade holds its 2001 Annual Award Dinner featuring Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, award recipient. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-7642.
Terrorism and television news discussion 8p.m. The National Press Club, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy present "Terrorist Attacks on America and the Role and Responsibility of Television News," the first of a seven-part "Kalb Report" series, "Journalism at the Crossroads." Dan Rather, "CBS Evening News" anchor, and Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Shorenstein Center, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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