- The Washington Times - Friday, September 28, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Afghanistan lecture 1 p.m. American University presents a lecture, "Afghanistan: Bin Laden, the Taliban and Neighboring Countries," by Saadollah Ghaussy, former Afghan diplomat, now an adjunct professor at the university. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Immigration discussion 9 a.m. The Migration Policy Institute hosts a panel discussion titled "Immigration and National Security: Threats and Shadows." Location: Resources for the Future Conference Room, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-1909.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the Gross Domestic Product for 2nd quarter 2001 (final estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. for pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

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 9 a.m. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat, minority business; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, black women in politics; Reps. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, and Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, voting; Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, transportation; Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, environment; Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, credit/capital; Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, California Democrat, gender equity; Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, criminal justice; Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, child welfare; and Delegate Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat, genetic research.

Noon Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat, teacher shortage; and Rep. Major R. Owens, New York Democrat, education.

1 p.m. Rep. Edolphus Towns, New York Democrat, telecommunications; Rep. Carrie P. Meek, Florida Democrat, prescription drugs; Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat, education reform; Reps. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and Julia Carson, Indiana Democrat, U.N. Conference on Racism.

4 p.m. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, "A More Perfect Union Part II"; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, race relations; and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, solar energy.

5 p.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, "The Next Challenge: Getting Back to Normal After the Attack."

7 p.m. Congressional Black Caucus Spouses' Benefit Concert

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/675-6731.

Energy briefing 8:30 a.m. The Energy Daily and the United States Energy Association hold an Energy Newsmaker Breakfast news briefing. The speaker is Pat Wood, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Study release 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the release of a study, "Redefining German Security," regarding military restructure and reform. Stephen Szabo, acting dean of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and chairman of the Security Working Group of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Terror discussion 9 a.m. Global Dialogue and the National Association of Manufacturers hold a discussion on "Terror, Trade and the Global Agenda." The participants include: Grant Aldonas, undersecretary of commerce, and I.M. Destler, University of Maryland. Location: Horizon Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-5075.

Peace march news conference 9:30 a.m. The Washington Peace Center and the American Friends Service Committee D.C. Office hold a news conference to announce plans for a massive peace march to begin 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, 16th and Euclid Streets NW. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/234-2000 or 202/265-7997.

Terrorism briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing, "America's Response to Terrorism: Reaction at Home and Abroad." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Maharishi University of Management news conference 10 a.m. The Maharishi University of Management presents a news conference on a "Plan to Avert Global War" by creating a $1 billion endowment to train meditating experts in India's Vedic technologies of defense to neutralize acute tension and fears gripping the world in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/339-9782.

Award ceremony 10 a.m. The Spirit of Life Foundation honors the Washington Cancer Institute at the Washington Hospital Center with the 2001 Spirit of Life Award for its work in the treatment of cancer patients. The foundation holds a ceremony to present and dedicate a bronze replica of The Spirit of Life statue. Location: Washington Hospital Center, 100 Irving St. NW. Contact: 202/877-2748.

Court decision news conference 11 a.m. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a news conference on an Inter-American Court of Human Rights decision in the case of Mayagna Awas Tingni Indigenous Community vs. the State of Nicaragua. Location: San Martin Room, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Terrorism forum noon The Heritage Foundation and Talkers Magazine present the annual Heritage/Talkers Forum, "Global Terrorism: America Faces a New Reality." The panelists include conservative, liberal and libertarian radio talk show hosts. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Cuba travel discussion 12:30 p.m. The American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States presents a luncheon discussion on "U.S.-Cuba Travel Policy," regarding President Bush tightening travel restrictions and congressional initiatives to relax them. The speaker is Sally Grooms Cowal, Cuba Policy Foundation president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/833-3548.

Web site launching ceremony 1:30 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department's Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion presents a ceremony to introduce its Web site, "Healthfinderd7 espanol," a Spanish language version of "Healthfinderd7" gateway to health-related information. Location: Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, 1711 Kalorama Road NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Nurse shortage discussion 2:45 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on the issue of the current nursing shortage. The speaker is Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. Location: Copley Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6981.

Powell-Pique meeting 3:45 p.m. The State Department hosts a meeting between Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Josep Pique, foreign minister of Spain. Location: 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/728-2332.

Fund-raiser 6:30 p.m. Entertainers, including Lionel Richie, Patti LaBelle, and Sinbad, and business leaders participate in the MCI Center for School Night '01, a fund-raising program to provide educational choices for local students. Location: MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Contact: 202/775-0200.

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