- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 1, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Afghanistan forum 1 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum, "The War in Afghanistan and its Regional Impact." Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Book forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a discussion on the book "Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America." Jesse Walker, the book's author, and Tom Hazlett, American Enterprise Institute, participate. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.


PRESIDENT BUSH
2:25 p.m. Meets with Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for September 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on legislation to provide improved safety and security measures for rail transportation, and provide for improved passenger rail service. Alan Rutter, Federal Railroad Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on how the Clean Power Act of 2001 would affect the environment, the economy, energy supply and achievement of regulatory and statutory goals. Vermont Gov. Howard Dean testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
2 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on infrastructure security, chemical site security and economic recovery. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "A Review of Federal Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs: Building an Early Warning Public Health Surveillance System." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Is It Working as Congress Intended?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on "U.S. Energy Security: Options to Decrease Petroleum Use in the Transportation Sector." James Woolsey, former CIA director, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on TEA 21 success stories. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Ways and Means, social security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Social Security Administration's response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
11 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "America's Assistance to the Afghan People." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
2:30 p.m. Education and the Workforce, employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Retirement Security for the American Worker: Opportunities and Challenges." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA
Infectious diseases conference all day The State Department holds a conference on "Global Infectious Diseases and U.S. Foreign Policy."
Highlights 9 a.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, opening remarks.
11:15 a.m. Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican.
2 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.
2:20 p.m. Surgeon General David Satcher.
Location: Loy Henderson Auditorium, State Department, 2201 C St. NW, for morning sessions; National Academy of Science, 2100 C St. NW, for afternoon sessions. Contact: 202/647-2492.
National Association of Manufacturers news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) holds a news conference to release its semi-annual survey of NAM board members on post-September 11 expectations of the economy, inventory, employment, investment, growth, revenues and expansion. Location: Industry Room, Suite 600, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Bioterrorist attacks response discussion 10 a.m. The Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, and Sens. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, hold a news conference to discuss how better to prepare health professionals to respond to bioterrorist attacks. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5401 or 202/224-3355.
Civil liberties forum 10 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) presents "Terrorism and Its Impact on Civil Liberties: An ACLU Forum." Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.
Tutu speech 10:30 a.m. Georgetown University presents the 2001 Oliver Tambo Lecture, "South Africa's Transition: Any Lessons?" The speaker is the Rev. Desmond Tutu, retired archbishop of Cape Town. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Asia lecture 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, "The Changing Face of Asia: How Terror, Trade and Politics Are Transforming the East," by James Kelly, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Call to National Service Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Call to National Service Act of 2001," which would expand the opportunities for Americans to serve their country as volunteers, in the armed forces and in homeland defense. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2182 or 202/224-6807.
Hospital readiness discussion noon The American Hospital Association hosts a media luncheon to discuss hospital readiness and what they need for terrorist, biological and chemical attacks. Location: 325 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/626-2342.
Bioterrorism briefing 1 2:30 p.m. The Council on Competitiveness and the Alliance for Health Reform present a briefing on potential threats, public health capabilities and new approaches to preventing harm, "Bioterrorism and Biodefense: Are We Ready?" Location: Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/969-3385.
Labor Department news conference 1 p.m. The Labor Department holds a news conference to announce an effort to help workers laid off as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, far end of Terminal C, Arlington. Contact: 202/693-4650.
Education Trust conference 3 p.m. The Education Trust holds the 12th Education Trust National Conference, "Good Teaching Matters: The Key Role of Teacher Quality in Closing the Academic Achievement Gap." The opening speaker is Roger Wilkins, historian and journalist. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-1217, Exts. 328 or 351.
Anthrax forum 3 p.m. The Howard University School of Medicine holds a forum on anthrax and other biological warfare agents. Location: Room 1008, Neuman P.G. Adam Building, Howard University School of Medicine, 520 W St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.
Awards ceremony 5:30 p.m. The National Materials Advisory holds a reception and awards ceremony to mark the anniversary of its founding and recognize achievements from developments in polymers, metals, and ceramics to advances in technologies for aircraft passenger security and biomedical implants. Location: Rotunda, National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Initiative launching 6 p.m. The Embassy of South Africa hosts a Medical Education for South African Blacks (MESAB) reception to launch its initiative to promote health-related community service projects for MESAB graduates. Dr. David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general, and Sheila Sisulu, South African ambassador, participate. Location: 3051 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 732/745-1292.
Reception 6:30 p.m. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Washington Area Society of Critical Care Medicine hold a reception to honor Washington area nurses and doctors who rapidly mobilized to provide critical care after the September 11 attack of the Pentagon. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 703/908-9175 or 202/828-9719.
National Education Association conference 7 p.m. The National Education Association holds a conference on "Losing Ground: A National Summit on Diversity in the Teaching Force." Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-7230.



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