- The Washington Times - Monday, October 15, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Afghan refugee crisis discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "The Afghan Refugee Crisis." The speaker is John Fredriksson, U.N. High Commission for Refugees. Location: Room 200, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Wreath-laying ceremony 1 p.m. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. holds its 10th anniversary wreath-laying ceremony to honor all officers killed in the line of duty, including a special tribute to 70 officers who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and eight Washington, D.C., area officials who were killed during the past 12 months. Location: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 block of E Street NW. Contact: 202/737-340

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Government Printing Office holds a meeting of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer. Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 625 First St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/548-6300.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 3:30 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on VA's Ability to Respond to Defense Department Contingencies and National Emergencies. VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi testifies. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

GENERAL AGENDA
India conference all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on "Rising India and U.S. Policy in Asia"
Highlights 9 a.m. Alok Prasad, deputy chief of mission, Embassy of India.
12:30 p.m. Richard Hass, director of policy planning at the State Department, "The Asian Security Environment." Note: Speech closed to the media.
2:15 p.m. Retired Gen. V.P. Malik, "India's Security Outlook and Challenges."
3:15 p.m. Stephen Cohen, Brookings Institution, Raja Mohan, the Hindu, and Howard Schaffer, Georgetown University, "Terrorism and Regional Security."
Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Institute of Medicine meeting 8:45 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds its annual meeting. Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Medicare conference 9 a.m. The American Association of Health Plans presents its Medicare and Medicaid Conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Thomas Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "Modernizing Medicare: New Directions for a New Generation."
11:45 a.m. Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, luncheon keynote address, "21st Century Medicare: Will We Meet the Challenge?"
Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/778-8494.
Federal Communications Commission auctioneering conference 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research-Brookings Institution Joint Center presents a conference titled "The [Personal Communications System] C Block Mess: The [Federal Communications Commission] as Auctioneer and Banker." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Freedom of Information Act discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee and the District of Columbia Professional Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists hold a panel discussion on making use of the Freedom of Information Act and recently enacted E-FOIA amendments. The participants include: Beth Marchak, Cleveland Plain Dealer; John Podesta, former White House chief of staff; and Dan Metcalfe, Justice Department Office of Information and Privacy. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.
Block funeral 10 a.m. The Washington National Cathedral celebrates a funeral service for Herbert L. Block, (Herblock), renowned political cartoonist. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.
Japan's post-terrorism economy discussion 10:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a panel discussion to examine the effects of terrorism on Japan's economy. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Groundbreaking ceremony 11 a.m. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the City Museum of Washington, D.C., with renovation of Carnegie Library to be completed by spring 2003. Location: Carnegie Library, 801 K St. NW. Contact: 202/887-0500, ext. 12.
Shadow Open Market Committee meeting 11 a.m. The Cato Institute hosts a meeting of the Shadow Open Market Committee. Location: 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/984-0961.
Book discussion 12:45 p.m. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia holds a book discussion on "Sara's Children" by Suzan Hagstorm. Location: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Contact: 703/323-0880.
Social Security forum 1 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum, "How Redistributive Is Social Security?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Civil liberties forum 4:30 p.m. The George Washington University Law School sponsors a public forum on civil liberties and public safety following the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11. The participants include: Amitai Etzioni, director of George Washington University's Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies; Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, National Capital Area; Mary Cheh, law professor; and Elycee Zenoff, research professor of law. Location: Moot Court Room, Lerner Hall, George Washington University Law School, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467 or 202/994-6467.
Media availability 5 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds a media availability with EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and Canadian Environment Minister David Anderson. Location: Green Room, North Tower, EPA Headquarters, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-7836.
Pakistan news conference 5:15 p.m. The Embassy of Pakistan holds a news conference with Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz of Pakistan. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/939-6225.
Conservatism lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a Bradley Lecture on "The Education, So to Speak, of a Neoconservative or Why American Conservatism Is Exceptional." The speaker is Irving Kristol, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents Marvin Kalb, executive director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, discussing his book, "One Scandalous Story: Clinton, Lewinsky and Thirteen Days that Tarnished American Journalism." Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.
Fund-raiser 7:30 p.m. The Northern Virginia Republican Political Action Committee holds its fifth annual "Monday Night Football" fund-raiser. The participants include: Jay Katzen, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, and Darryl Grant, former Washington Redskin. Location: eCiti, 8500 block Tyco Road, McLean. Contact: 703/502-0161.
Biological terrorism discussion 8 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a discussion on "Biological Terrorism." The participants include: Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican; William Daddio, sociology professor at Georgetown University; and Kenneth Dretchen, Georgetown University Medical Center pharmacology chairman. Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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