- The Washington Times - Friday, November 2, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Emergency preparedness hearing 10 a.m. Government Reform, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "Emergency Preparedness in the Nation's Capital." Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Linda Cropp, D.C. Council chairman, and Charles H. Ramsey, D.C. police chief, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

Global economy discussion 8:30 a.m. The National Press Club International Correspondents Committee presents Youssef Boutros-Ghali, economy and foreign trade minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, who discusses "How the Global Economy is Affected by the Events of September 11." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.


PRESIDENT BUSH

11:25 a.m. Meets with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, White House.

2:10 p.m. Attends a reception in honor of the United Service Organization (USO), White House.


VICE PRESIDENT

Not immediately available.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for October 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for September 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the office of research and development, board of scientific counselors, executive committee. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza Promenade SW. Contact: 202/564-6853.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing to examine issues concerning smallpox. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, children and families subcommittee holds a hearing on "Kids and Terrorism: Supporting our Children in Times of Crisis." David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on "The Employment Situation: October 2001." Lois Orr, acting commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.


GENERAL AGENDA

Palestinian-Israeli impasse conference all day The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine presents a conference on "The Palestinian-Israeli Impasse: Has U.S. Policy Run Its Course?"

Highlights 8:45 a.m. William Burns, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs.

1:45 p.m. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Diversity summit all day The National Education Association holds "Losing Ground: A National Summit on Diversity in the Teaching Force." Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-7230 or 202/822-7228.

Education Trust conference 8:30 a.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." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-1217, Ext. 328 or 351.

Emergency preparedness workshop 8:45 a.m. The Foundation Center holds a workshop on "Emergency Preparedness: Computer Systems." The participants include: Bob Deutsch, Cisco Systems; John Janek, Community IT Innovators; David Korte, Portal Systems; and Colin Moffet, Technology Works for Good. Location: 1627 K St. NW. Contact: 202/331-1400.

National Urban League news conference 9 a.m. The National Urban League holds a news conference to discuss the latest unemployment statistics and what they mean for blacks, women and the nation. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/558-5319.

Seaport security discussion 9 a.m. Defense Week and the Boeing Co. co-sponsor a "Defense Newsmaker Breakfast" on U.S. seaport security. The speakers include: Adm. James Loy, Coast Guard commandant; Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat; and Chris Koch, president of the World Shipping Council. Location: Suite 1003, 1325 G St. NW. Contact: 202/662-1555. Note: RSVP required.

Report release 10 a.m. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change holds a news conference to release its report, "Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets," which concludes leading U.S. and international companies are addressing the climate change problem. The participants include: Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center for Global Climate Change; and Michael Margolick and Doug Russell, Global Change Strategies International, report authors. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/516-0606.

Kosovo report discussion 10 a.m. Georgetown University hosts an "Update on the 'Kosovo Report.'" discussion. The panelists include: Richard Goldstone, South Africa, chairman of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo; Carl Tham, secretary-general of the Olaf Palme International Center, Stockholm; and Richard Falk, international law professor at Princeton University. Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Anthrax Victims Compensation Act news conference 10:30 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Anthrax Victims Compensation Act." Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Pre-Veterans Day parade news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Patriotism Week Planning Committee holds a news briefing on a pre-Veterans Day parade. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, Mayor Anthony A. Williams, and D.C. council members participate. Location: Wilson Building, front steps, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/232-6902.

Nuclear power plants news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, holds a news conference on defending nuclear power plants against terrorism. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2836.

Health care forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum titled "Less Health Insurance and Better Health Care: Two-Tiered Health Benefits Models." The participants include: Helen Darling, Washington Business Group on Health; Kenneth Linde, Destiny Health Insurance Co.; and Lawrence Mirel, D.C. insurance and securities regulation commissioner. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Finland discussion 2 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Finland's Role in the Worldwide Fight Against Terrorism." The speaker is Paavo Lipponen, prime minister of Finland. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration news conference 3 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) presents a news conference on an Office of Management and Budget Independent Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force report on International Space Station budget and management challenges to be presented Nov. 6 to the NASA Advisory Council. The speaker is Thomas Young, task force chairman, and former president and chief operating officer of Martin Marietta Corp. Location: 300 E St. SW, and NASA Television. Contact: 202/358-1726.

Financial assets briefing 3 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center presents a briefing on "Tracking Financial Assets of Terrorists." The speaker is Jimmy Gurule, treasury undersecretary for enforcement. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8944. Note: Foreign media only please.

Marriage conference 6 p.m. The Wedded Bliss Foundation holds a conference on "Reviving Marriage in the Black Community."

Highlights 6 p.m. Reception with Audrey Chapman.

Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/215-7768.

American Indian Heritage Month performance 7:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents an American Indian Heritage Month performance of dance, songs and ceremonies by the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre. Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.


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