- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Oval Office, the White House. Attends the memorial service for Rosa Parks, Metropolitan AME Church, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the personal income and outlays for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Censusreleases the housing vacancies for the third quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

2 p.m. Commission on Civil Rightsholds a meeting to discuss State Advisory Committees issues. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-8582.

5 p.m. —Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesholds a meeting of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee to discuss evidence and hear presentations and public comments regarding therapies and outcome measures for age-related macular degeneration. Location: Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore. Contact: 410/786-2881.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 04-905: Volvo Trucks North America v. Reeder-Simco GMC Inc.

Docket Number 04-885: Central Virginia Community College v. Katz

Contact: 202/479-3211

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 4 p.m. to consider the Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation bill. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsinvestigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Corruption in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: Reaching a Consensus on U.N. Reform.” Paul Volcker, chairman of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, co-chairman of the Task Force on the United Nations, U.S. Institute of Peace, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 3 p.m.. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Public markets conference — all day Project for Public Spaces holds its sixth International Public Markets Conference, “Great Markets, Great Cities.” Events begin at 7:15 a.m.

Highlights — 7:15 a.m. — Farmers Market Coalition Policy Summit over breakfast, “From Field to Neighborhood: The Benefits of Farmers Markets”

2 p.m. — Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat, closing plenary

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/620-56606.

IT workshop — all day The Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center holds a workshop titled, “MexITech,” for IT and telecommunications companies considering increasing sales in Mexico. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 410/962-6896.

Parks viewing — 7 a.m. The body of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will lie in honor for public viewing in the U.S. Capitol. She is the first woman ever to receive such an honor. Location: Rotunda, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-6421.

Asia symposium — 9 a.m. The Center for Asian Studies at American University holds a symposium, “Changing East Asia: China, Japan, Korea and the United States.” Taewan Kim and Yosuke Chikamoto, American University; Su Lin, Renmin University; and Nobutkatsu Kanehara, the Embassy of Japan, participate. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

World’s energy — 9 a.m. The European Institute holds a conference on “U.S.-EU Cooperation in Meeting the World’s Energy Needs.” Alex Flint, staff director for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and David Conover, principal deputy assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the Energy Department, participate. Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/895-1670.

Current federal budget crisis — 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution, the Heritage Foundation, and the National Press Foundation hold a seminar, “The Future America Can’t Afford,” on the federal budget crisis. Comptroller General David Walker, Government Accountability Office, and Stuart Butler, Robert Moffitt and Brian Riedl, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Underage drinking — 9 a.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting with state representatives from around the nation to address the serious problem of underage alcohol use. Surgeon General Richard Carmona and SAMHSA Administrator Charles Curie participate. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 240/276-2130.

Medical injuries — 1 p.m. Common Good and the Harvard School of Public Health hold a discussion, “Administrative Approaches to Compensating for Medical Injuries: National and International Perspectives.” Troyen Brennan, David Studdert and Michelle Mello, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Martin Erichsen, Patientforsikringen, Denmark, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

U.S.-Mongolia relations — 3:30 p.m. The Asia Society and the Embassy of Mongolia hold a discussion, “U.S.-Mongolia Relations: History and Future Prospects.” U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Pamela Slutz, Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S. Ravdan Bold, Mongolia Desk Officer Katia Bennett and former Ambassador William Brown participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Avian-flu briefing — 4 p.m. The U.S.-China Working Group holds a briefing with Qi Xiaoqiu, the director-general of the Chinese Department of Disease Control on avian flu. Mao Qunan, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Health, also participates. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 847/940-0202.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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