- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 7, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

September 11 reflection — 10:30 a.m.Georgetown University hosts a discussion, “September 11: Five Years Later,” with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Gaston Hall. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Khatami dinner — 7 p.m.The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a dinner for former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami, “The Dialogue of Civilizations: Five Years After 9/11.” Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/488-8787.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a campaign event for the Michigan Republican Party and Senate candidate Mike Bouchard in Clarkston, Mich.; attends a campaign event for Sen. Jim Talent, Michigan Republican, in Kansas City, Mo.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a Massachusetts campaign event in Boston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases the U.S. export sales report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:15 a.m. Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds a meeting to discuss research concerning juveniles and youths who are disadvantaged or at risk, and to discuss opportunities to leverage resources and coordinate research and receive legislative, program and agency updates. Location: Justice Department, Office of Justice Programs, 810 Seventh St. NW, third floor. Contact: 202/307-9963.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a field hearing on the farm bill. Witnesses include Tommy Womack of the National Association of Wheat Growers, Troy Skarke of the National Sorghum Producers and Jimmy Wedel of the Corn Producers Association of Texas. Location: Museum of Texas Tech University, Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas, Helen DeVitt-Jones Auditorium. Contact: 202/224-2035.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Progress Since 9/11: Protecting Public Health and Safety of the Responders and Residents.” Witnesses include Cynthia Bascetta of the Government Accountability Office, Joseph Zadroga of Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J., and Steven Centore of Flanders, N.Y. Location: District Council 37, 125 Barclay St., auditorium, New York. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Camp Democracy — all day Rallies for peace, Katrina recovery, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, labor rights, environmental reform, electoral reform and impeachment. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — Noon — Mackenzie Baris, D.C. Jobs with Justice, and Kenneth Moffett, labor arbitrator, “Nuts and Bolts Organizing in the Labor Movement”

3 p.m. — Marla Benoist, Info-Mission, “Depleted Uranium in Iraq Threatens Iraqis, U.S. Workers and Soldiers”

Location: Mall between 14th and 15th streets Northwest. Contact: 202/329-7847.

Lung-disease forum — all day The American Lung Association holds a forum on the role of alternative fuel in improving air quality and reducing lung disease. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Bill Wehrum of the Environmental Protection Agency

2 p.m. — Jonathan Samet of Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/780-0880.

Post-9/11 forum — all day The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum, “Five Years Later: A Progress Report on U.S. Security Post-9/11.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Karlyn Bowman of AEI, “AEI Studies on Public Opinion: America and the War on Terrorism”

12:30 p.m. — Stuart Levy, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, keynote speaker

Participants include former Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican; Alice Fisher of the Justice Department; and Clark Ervin of the Aspen Institute. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

VA readjustment — 8 a.m. The Veterans Affairs Department’s Readjustment of Veterans Advisory Committee holds a meeting to receive an update on activities of the Readjustment Counseling Service Vet Center program. Location: American Legion Washington Office, 1608 K St. NW. Contact: 202/273-8969.

Islamic conference — 8:30 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a conference, “Islamic Cultures and Creative Encounters.” Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1638.

Weighted education — 9:30 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Fund the Child: A Debate on a Weighted Student Formula.” Participants include former Education Secretary Rod Paige, Arlene Ackerman of the Teachers College at Columbia University, John Podesta of the Center for American Progress and Michael Rebell of the Campaign for Educational Equity. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Piracy forum — 10 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum on fighting counterfeiting and piracy. Participants include Suzanne Clark of the chamber and Jim Bohannon, host of the “Jim Bohannon Show.” Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Terrorism discussion — 10:30 a.m. The Association of Former Intelligence Officers hosts a discussion with Cofer Black, former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department and former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, and Thomas Ricks of The Washington Post. Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel Ballroom, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/790-0320.

Faith and foreign policy — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Presidential Faith and Foreign Policy: Are Times Changing?” Participants include Elizabeth Edwards Spalding of Claremont McKenna College, Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute and Ryan Messmore of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

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