- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 23, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Arab world briefing noon Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents a brown bag lunch briefing on "The Arab World: Who Hates Us and Why?" The speaker is Michael Hudson, professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Green speech 12:30 p.m. Darrell Green, star defensive back for the Washington Redskins and founder of the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, on "The ICO Factor: Inspiration, Conviction and Organization." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT
7 p.m. Accepts the 2001 Freedom Award from the International Republican Institute, Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE
Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations, including that of Joseph Schmitz to be the Defense Department's inspector general. Location: 222 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
11 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, education subcommittee holds a hearing on the public response to the recent anthrax exposures. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2:30 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of James Gilleran, of California, to be director of the Office of Thrift Supervision in the Treasury Department. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the effects of the drug OxyContin. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Government Reform, national security, veterans' affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine bio-warfare defense vaccines. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074. Note: Venue may change to Humphrey Auditorium, Health and Human Services Department, 200 Independence Ave. SW.
10 a.m. Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on "U.S. Energy Security: Options to Decrease Petroleum Use in the Transportation Sector." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
2 p.m. Resources, national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on the discharge effects of the Washington Aqueduct. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
4:30 p.m. Rules Committee holds a hearing on the Economic Security and Recovery Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.
6 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001 and the Customs Borders Security Act of 2001. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA
American Jewish Congress convention 8 a.m. The American Jewish Congress holds its national convention to explore the full range of terrorism issues and their implication for U.S.-Israel strategic partnership.
Highlights: 1-2:15 p.m. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat.
Location: Westin Fairfax, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/736-1442.
Money laundering enforcement seminar 8 a.m. B> The American Bar Association and American Banking Association hold a joint money laundering enforcement seminar to deal with new regulations and legislation intended to block terrorist access to assets.
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Panel, "The War on Terrorism: How Will It Affect Your Institution?"
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/662-1094.
Communities discussion 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center hosts a discussion on "After September 11: Building Livable Communities in a Global Economy." The speaker is Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Trade briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds an issue briefing breakfast on Trade Promotion Authority and advancement of Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations. Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. trade representative, participates. Location: Constitution Ballroom B, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.
Advocacy conference 9 a.m. The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy presents a conference, "Advocacy at 25: Looking Back, Looking Ahead." Hector Barreto, Small Business Administration administrator, delivers a luncheon keynote address. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6941.
Balkans conference 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a day-long conference, "Stabilizing and Reconciling the Balkans." Zarko Korac, prime minister of Serbia, speaks at 9:15 a.m. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Teachers discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference on the growing need for teachers, proposed federal teacher certification requirements and state attempts help people become teachers later in life. The speaker is Emily Feistritzer, National Center for Education Information. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
College Board news conference 9:30 a.m. The College Board releases findings from "Trends in College Pricing 2001 and Trends in Student Aid 2001." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.
Public service news conference 10 a.m. The Partnership for Public Service formally announces the roll-out of a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedi-cated to revitalizing public service. Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, and Rep. Constance Morella, Maryland Republican, partici-pate. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/775-9111.
Tuberculosis news conference 11 a.m. The World Bank holds a news conference about a plan to stop global spread of tuberculosis, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Location: Room J1-050, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/473-1796, 202/458-5054, or 202/473-2243.
Pain medications news conference noon The Drug Enforcement Administration releases a joint statement with leading health organizations on use and abuse of prescription pain medications. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/307-7977 or 301/652-1558.
Remembrance ceremony noon No Greater Love and the White House Commission on National Monument Remembrance present the 18th Annual Remembrance Ceremony for All Victims of Terrorism as a tribute to victims from more than 140 nations, marking the 18th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. Location: Section 59, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/783-4665.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 1-2:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club hosts Paul Vance, D.C. Public Schools superintendent, discussing "Plans for Reform." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Economic policy briefing 3 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on "New Challenges Facing U.S. Economic Policy After Sept. 11." Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8944. Note: Foreign media only please.
Reception 6 p.m. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund honors two activists for their work on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Sen. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, presents the Victory Fund Appreciation Award to Marylouise Oates, author and activist, and Bob Shrum, political consultant and journalist. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-8679.
Elections coverage lecture 7 p.m. Georgetown University presents a lecture, "Media Coverage of Presidential Elections: The Legacy of Campaign 2000," by Diana Owen, associate professor at Georgetown University's Communication, Culture and Technology Program. Location: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


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