- The Washington Times - Friday, November 16, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS

National ID cards hearing 10 a.m. House Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on proposed plans for national identification cards. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

Military tribunals news conference 10:30 a.m. Reps. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, and Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, hold a news conference on military tribunals. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5126 or 202/225-5635.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for October. Location: 200 Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its report on industrial production and capacity utilization for October. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation meets. Location: Potomac Rooms I and II, Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-8503.

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the secretary's advisory committee on genetic testing. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the "Terrorism Risk Protection Act." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


GENERAL AGENDA

Lawyers convention all day The Federalist Society holds its 15th annual National Lawyers Convention.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Interior Secretary Gale Norton.

1:45 p.m. Robert Bork, American Enterprise Institute, and Theodore Olson, solicitor general of the United States.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention 8 a.m. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) presents its annual convention, "ACTFL 2001: A Professional Odyssey Exploring New Spaces." Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 919/963-8830.

Police reforms conference 8:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Washington Office on Latin America host a conference on "Police Reform and the International Community: From Peace Processes to Democratic Governance," regarding security reforms in Latin America, the Balkans and Africa. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

School leadership briefing 9 a.m. The Center for National Policy hosts a briefing to start the Broad Center for Superintendents to address a growing leadership crisis in America's public schools. The participants include Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican, and Eli Broad, chairman of Sun America Inc., a Democratic Party contributor. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 310/954-5057.

Education forum 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum presents a forum, "Defending Freedom in Its Hour of Maximum Danger: Meeting the Challenge of Our Nation's Schools," regarding long-term implications of September 11 for education. The participants include: Sheldon Berman, Hudson Valley Public Schools; Gene Carter, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Shabbir Mansuri, Council on Islamic Education; Robert O'Neil, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression; Kim Plummer, University of California at San Diego; Casey Scieszka, Berkeley Carroll School; and Brenda Welburn, National Association of State Boards of Education. Location: Rooftop Conference Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2873.

Transportation news conference 10:30 a.m. Americans for Transportation Mobility will seek greater investment in transportation infrastructure to create jobs and to ensure safe and efficient travel. The participants include: Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Terry O'Sullivan, Laborer's International Union of North America; and Frank Hanley, Union of Operating Engineers. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Exhibit 10:30 a.m. The National Geographic Society Museum opens "National Geographic Channel presents SuperCroc," featuring a complete skeleton cast of a 40-foot crocodilian that lived 110 million years ago in African Sahara, an exhibition that continues through Jan. 2. Location: National Geographic Society Explorers Hall, 17th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/912-7520.

Dedication ceremony 11 a.m. Howard University dedicates its $27 million Lois Stokes Health Sciences Library, a completely digital library with every seat wired for laptop computer Internet access. Former Rep. Louis Stokes, Ohio Democrat; H. Patrick Swygert, Howard University president; and others participate. Location: Howard University, 501 W St. NW. Contact: 703/527-6199 or 202/238-2338.

American Indian Heritage Month presentation 11:30 a.m. The National Institutes of Health hosts "Leading the Way to Good Medicine." The participants include: Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, acting director of the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Cliff Poodry, National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Leo Nolan, Indian Health Service; and Dr. Everett Rhoades, director of the Native American Prevention Research Center at the University of Oklahoma, keynote speaker. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Cohen speech noon The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a Speakers Bureau 2002 event on "Terrorism and National Defense Then and Now." The speaker is William Cohen, former defense secretary, Clinton administration. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.

International Education Week forums noon American University presents International Education Week forums.

Highlights noon "The Peace Corps Experience," Room 200, Ward Circle Building.

Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Swedish precaution forum noon The Cato Institute presents "The Global Harm of Swedish Precaution." The speaker is Robert Nilsson, toxicology professor at the University of Stockholm. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Teamsters news conference noon The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will discuss the results of the Teamster International Officers Election and plans for the Teamsters future. James Hoffa, Teamsters general president, and C. Thomas Keegel, Teamsters general secretary-treasurer, participate. Location: 25 Louisiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/258-2050.

Academic Health Centers briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund presents "Academic Health Centers: What Are They? What Is Their Future?" regarding AHCs' financial well-being and outlook. The participants include: David Blumenthal, Harvard Medical School; Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE; Brian Biles, George Washington University; and Ed Howard, Alliance, moderator. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Chase speech 12:30 p.m. Bob Chase, National Education Association president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, discussing "Connecting Public Schools with Communities in Post-September 11 America." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Egyptian art lecture 6:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture titled "Incorporating the Alien: Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian Art." The speaker is David O'Connor, Egyptologist at New York University. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.


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