- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 25, 2001

Terrorist funding news conference 11 a.m. The Treasury Department and the Justice Department hold a news conference to announce a joint initiative to target the systems, individuals and organizations that serve as sources of funding for terrorists. Location: U.S. Customs Service, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-8727.
Crocodilian fossil news conference 1 p.m. The National Geographic Society holds a news conference to announce discovery of gigantic crocodilian fossil remains in Niger, Africa. Location: Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7756.

To be announced.

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for September 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:45 a.m. Federal Reserve System holds a meeting of consumer advisory council. Location: Dining Room E, Martin Building (Terrace level), Federal Reserve Board, C Street NW. Contact: 202/452-6470.

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

9 a.m. Budget Committee holds hearing on the economic stimulus package. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds hearing on terrorism insurance issues, Part Two. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/224-7391.
2 p.m. Appropriations, VA, HUD, and independent agencies subcommittee holds hearing to examine mayors' perspectives on homeland security issues. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on the international campaign against terrorism. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds hearing on "Medicare Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Cards and their Impact on Small Business." Location: Second Floor Conference Room, Small Business Administration, 409 Third St. SW. Contact: 202/225-5821.

Broadband deployment summit all day The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners hosts the National Summit on Broadband Deployment: 2001 A Digital Odyssey. The speakers include Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, and Michael Powell, Federal Communications Commission chairman. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/898-2214.
U.S. Conference of Mayors summit 8 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds an Emergency, Safety and Security Summit.
Highlights 10 a.m. Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security.
11 a.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Noon Closing news conference.
Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/861-6766 or 202/861-6719.
Issues briefing 8:30 a.m. The Republican Mainstream Partnership holds its monthly Business Breakfast Briefing Issues Panel.
Highlights 8:45 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, "Protecting Our Nation's Food Supply and Farmers from Bioterrorism" and an update on the farm bill.
Location: Eisenhower Room, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.
Telecommunications briefing 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a news briefing on "The Telecommunications Sector in a Slowing Economy." The speaker is Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former Federal Communications Commission commissioner. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Energy summit 9 a.m. The Alliance to Save Energy presents a Summit on Energy Efficiency.
Highlights 9 B>a.m. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, chairman of the Alliance to Save Energy, welcome.
9:30 a.m. Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, "Energy Efficiency's Changing Role in the National Energy Policy Debate."
Noon Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, luncheon keynote speaker.
Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-2203.
National Association of Realtors briefing 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news briefing on existing-home sales report for September. David Lereah, National Association of Realtors chief economist, participates. Contact: 202/383-1177.
Town hall meeting 10 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the National Policy Association co-host, "Are Americans at Home in the Global Village?" Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Homeland security news conference 10 a.m. The Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security announces a proposal to prepare and protect communities throughout America against future threats. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-7919.
Counterterrorism efforts news conference 10:30 a.m. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, speak on strengthening counterterrorism efforts at U.S. points of entry. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/228-0293.
Airline security news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, holds a news conference on airline security. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-0197.
Book discussion noon The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution presents a discussion on "Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic" by Joanne Freeman, history professor at Yale University. Location: 1776 D St. NW. Contact: 202/879-3240.
Graham speech 12:30 p.m. Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "The Future of Intelligence." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon featuring Roger Wilkins, George Mason University professor, former assistant attorney general, journalist and author, who will speak on "An African American Views the Founding Fathers." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Cuba discussion 1 p.m. The International Republican Institute holds a roundtable, "Struggle for Democracy in Cuba." The keynote speaker is Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican. Location: Ninth Floor, 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450.
Airline security legislation news conference 1:30 p.m. The House Democratic Caucus will call for immediate action on airline security legislation. Mayors from cities across the country participate. Location: Capitol, East Front grassy area. Contact: 202/225-0100.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge news conference 2 B>p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on energy and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2752.
Election 2000 decision discussion 4:30 p.m. The George Washington University Law School sponsors a discussion on the Florida Supreme Court Election 2000 decision. The speaker is Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente. Location: Moot Court Room, Lerner Hall, George Washington University Law School, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.
Conservative leadership conference 6:30 p.m. The 60 Plus Association, the Free Congress Foundation and others present the 13th annual Conservative Leadership Conference, "Conservative Governance for the 21st Century."
Highlights 6:30 p.m. Asa Hutchinson, Drug Enforcement Administration administrator, welcome reception.
Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/827-5323.
Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The National Association of Police Organizations hosts its Eighth Annual TOP COPS Awards Ceremony. Location: Warner Theatre, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-4420.
Dinner 7 p.m. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs holds its annual dinner, featuring presentations of the Henry "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award. The participants include: Navy Secretary Gordon England, Air Force Secretary James Roche and Army Secretary Thomas White, recipients; and Rudy de Leon, former deputy defense secretary, presenter. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-0020.

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