- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 27, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Terrorism discussion 5:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "EU-U.S. Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism." The participants include Guy Verhofstadt, prime minister of Belgium and European Council president; and Romano Prodi, European Commission president and former prime minister of Italy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Trade Promotion Authority news conference 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds "Fight Back With Free Trade," a news conference outlining why Congress should include trade promotion authority for the president as part of its post-Sept. 11 economic stimulus package. The participants include Michael Armacost, Brookings Institution president; C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Institute for International Economics; Christopher DeMuth, American Enterprise Institute president; Edwin Feulner, Heritage Foundation president; John Hamre, president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and William Niskanen, Cato Institute chairman. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/608-6145.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT
In recess until Monday. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Schedule not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Chile conference all day The Embassy of Chile holds a conference, "Window on Chile: A Conference on the Outlook for Chile on the Threshold of the 21st Century." The participants include Alvaro Garcia, Chilean minister of the presidency; Christian Larroulet, Chilean opposition economist; Andres Bianchi, Chilean ambassador to the United States; Herman Somerville, president of the Association of Chilean Banks and Financial Institutions; Kathleen Barclay, president of the American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce; and James Ferrer, director of the Center for Latin American Issues.
Highlights noon News briefing
Location: Churchill Room, Westin Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-4113, 202/828-8877 or 202/828-9737.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference all day The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosts its 2001 annual legislative conference, "30 Years: Times Change, The Mission Does Not."
Highlights 10 a.m. National town-hall meeting
Noon Democratic Reps. Eva Clayton, North Carolina, agriculture; Robert C. Scott, Virginia, charitable choice; Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands, kidney/heart disease; James E. Clyburn, South Carolina, electricity deregulation; Corrine Brown, Florida, civil rights; Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia, "The Murder of Martin"; Major R. Owens, New York, education; Congressional Black Caucus issues forums.
12:30 p.m. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, "Unequal Justice: The Need for Prison Reform and the Elimination of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing."
2 p.m. Democratic Reps. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Michigan, auto industry; Robert C. Scott, Virginia, juvenile crime; Bobby L. Rush, Illinois, postpartum depression; Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland, venture capital; Barbara Lee, California, global HIV/AIDS symposium; Carrie P. Meek, Corrine Brown and Alcee L. Hastings, Florida, election reform; and Del. Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands.
3 p.m. Reps. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, National African American Museum; and Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat, housing.
4 p.m. Democratic Reps. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas, juvenile justice; Alcee L. Hastings, Florida, "Paul Robeson: White America Fooled Us"; Gregory W. Meeks, New York, NCAA athletes; Bennie Thompson, Mississippi, cancer; John Conyers Jr., Michigan, reparations strategy; and Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois, "A More Perfect Union Part I."
6:30 p.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, hosts reception, Capital Club, MCI Center, Seventh and G streets NW.
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/675-6731.
Networking event 7 a.m. The Washington Breakfast Club holds a networking event. Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, participates. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 301/869-7252.
Colombia conference 8:30 a.m. Witness for Peace presents a conference focusing on the National Mobilization on Colombia. Location: Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/588-1471.
Thompson speech 8:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds an issues-briefing breakfast featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson discussing his agency's legislative priorities, programmatic and regulatory plans and other key issues. Location: Constitution Ballroom A, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Racial profiling news conference noon The National Action Network presents "Racial Profiling in the Wake of Terrorism." The Rev. Al Sharpton participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/876-5444.
Teamsters news conference 11 a.m. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters holds a news conference to support the House energy bill, which includes petroleum exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/624-6877.
Energy Department briefing 11:30 a.m. The Energy Department presents a briefing on the stability of America's gasoline and oil supplies and a consumer initiative against panic buying or topping off vehicle gasoline tanks. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Robert Darbelnet, president of AAA, participate. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806 or 202/586-4940. Note: Registration required.
Airport security news conference 1 p.m. Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, hosts a news conference on airport security. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6211.
Essential Action conference 4 p.m. Essential Action presents "Ending Global Apartheid," a teach-in for action on the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Highlights 4 p.m. "Conversation about Peace with Howard Zinn," All Souls Church, 16th and Harvard streets NW.
7 p.m. Opening Plenary, "Ending Global Apartheid," National Baptist Church, 1501 Columbia Road NW. Contact: 202/387-8034.

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