- The Washington Times - Friday, October 19, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Terrorism briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a media briefing, "Countering Terrorism: Developments at Home and Abroad." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Conference on Christians and Muslims under Israeli occupation 2 p.m. The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation holds its third annual conference, "The Forgotten Faithful: Arab Christians Suffering in the Holy Land." Highlights: 2:30 p.m. "Suffering Arab Christians in the Holy Land." 3:45 p.m. "Illegal Israeli Settlements in the West Bank and Gaza." 5 p.m. Jerry Levin, former CNN Beirut Bureau chief and Beirut hostage, "Christian Peacemaker Team Member Views the Arab-Israeli Conflict." 5:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes, National Presbyterian Church pastor, "Jerusalem and American Christians." Location: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 301/983-3022.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, Shanghai, China.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for August 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for September 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on real earnings for September 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds hearing on "Assessing the Public Health Response to the Recent Anthrax Exposures." Jeffrey Koplan, Centers for Disease Control, testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

National Italian American Foundation convention 8:30 a.m. The National Italian American Foundation holds its Year 2001 Annual Convention and 26th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner, "New Beginnings."

Highlights 1 p.m. Alan Greenspan, Fed chairman; and Richard Grasso, chairman/CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, and National Italian American Foundation board member, luncheon speakers, "Doing Business in an Uncertain Economy."

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-0600 or 202/939-3106.

Middle East Institute conference 9 a.m. The Middle East Institute holds its 55th annual conference, "2001 and Beyond: Middle East Challenges for the New Administration."

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland, keynote address, "The United States and the Middle East."

9 p.m. William Burns, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, banquet address, "The Bush Administration and the Middle East." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Association for Women in Science conference 9 a.m. The Association for Women in Science holds its 30th anniversary leadership conference. The keynote speaker is Rita Colwell, director of theNational Science Foundation. Location: Auditorium, American Association for the Advancement of Science Building, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-8941.

War on terrorism briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media nosh on "The War on Terrorism: Risks and Rewards of Relying Upon Criminal and International Law Practices." Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Prisoner rape discussion 9:30 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law, the American Civil Liberities Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch holds a discussion on "Ending Prisoner Rape." Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Report release 9:30 a.m. The National Association of State Boards of Education holds a news conference to issue a report, "Any Time, Any Place, Any Path, Any Pace: Taking the Lead on e-Learning Policy." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/684-4000, Ext. 107.

Community revitalization project announcement 10 a.m. The Housing and Urban Development Department holds a news briefing to announce a major community revitalization project in the District of Columbia. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez and Mayor Anthony Williams participates. Location: One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth St. NW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Policy forum 10 a.m. The Western Policy Center hosts a policy forum with Stephen Kinzer, former Istanbul Bureau chief for The New York Times. Mr. Kinzer will talk about his new book "Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds." Location: Columbia A Room, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-1425.

Book forum 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum on the book, "The Joy of Freedom." The speaker is the book's author, David Henderson, Hoover Institution. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Kosovo discussion 11 a.m. The U.S. Institute for Peace holds a discussion on "Confronting Organized Crime and Terrorism: Recent Lessons from Kosovo." The participants include: Michael Hartman, international public prosecutor with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, and Colette Rausch, Department of Human Rights and Rule of Law in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission in Kosovo. Location: Second Floor Conference Room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.

Neighborhoods forum noon The National Neighborhood Coalition presents its October Forum 2001, "America's Changing Neighborhoods: Census 2000." Location: Second Floor, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8663.

Principals' award news conference 1 p.m. The National Association of Elementary School Principals holds a conference and awards dinner to present the National Distinguished Principals' Award to 64 elementary and middle school principals.

Highlights 7 p.m. Eugene Hickok Jr., undersecretary of education, presents awards.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-3345.

Ethics lecture 2 p.m. Catholic University of America presents a lecture, "Follies of Freedom and Reason: An Old Story," by Leon Kass, bioethicist at the University of Chicago, and stem cell research adviser to President George W. Bush. Location: William J. Byron Auditorium, Catholic University Columbus School of Law, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5488.

Debate tournament 2:30 p.m. Catholic University of America hosts the Fifth Annual Capital City Debates tournament, featuring 140 university varsity teams debating "The Federal Government's Relationship to American Indians." Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Dedication ceremony 3 p.m. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History holds a ceremony to dedicate a stone replica of an Olmec "Colossal Head." Location: North lawn, National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Environmentalists' conference 4 p.m. The Sierra Student Coalition and other campus environmental groups present ECOnference 2001 to mobilize and train student environmentalists.

Highlights 4 p.m. Opportunity and Action Fair and Ancient Forests Dinosaur hot air balloon on National Mall.

6 p.m. Welcome and opening keynotes.

Location: Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Reception and banquet 6:30 p.m. The Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc. holds its annual National Asian American Corporate Achievement Award Reception and Banquet to honor nine Asian Pacific American corporate employees for outstanding contributions to their companies and communities. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/223-5500.

Lazio speech 6:30 p.m. The American University Washington College of Law Myers Society hosts a black tie dinner and address on economic prospects after the recent terrorist attacks. The speaker is former Rep. Rick Lazio, New York Republican, and president of the Financial Services Forum. Location: Grand Ballroom, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contacft: 202/274-4279.


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