- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 31, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Press discussion 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a weekly discussion on "The Role of the Press: Lessons of Wars Past." The participants include Stephen Hess, Brookings Institution; Marvin Kalb, Kennedy School of Government; Peter Arnett, CNN correspondent during the Gulf war; Stanley Karnow, author of "Vietnam: A History"; Ted Koppel, ABC's "Nightline"; Daniel Schoor, National Public Radio; and Barry Zorthian, former vice president of Time Inc. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Aviation legislation news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress, including Reps. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, hold a news conference on aviation legislation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4000.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Hosts a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the Gross Domestic Product report for third quarter 2001 (advance estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket Number 00-730: Adarand Constructors vs. Mineta; and Docket Number 00-927: Chao vs. Mallard Bay Drilling. 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, education, and related agencies subcommittee holds hearing to review how much progress is being made in making stem cells available to federally funded researchers. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m.
Governmental Affairs Committee and the international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee hold a joint hearing to examine terrorism through the mail, focusing on the protection of postal workers and the public. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee marks up pending legislation, including of the Nurse Employment and Education Development Act. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2:30 p.m.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee marks up the farm bill. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Education and the Workforce select education subcommittee and the 21st century subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Tracking International Students in Higher Education: Policy Options and Implications for Students." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
10 a.m.
Energy and Commerce Committee holds markup to consider the Price-Anderson Reauthorization Act of 2001 and the Medicare Regulatory, Appeals, Contracting, and Education Reform Act of 2001. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m.
Ways and Means Committee marks up the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001 and the Customs Border Security Act of 2001. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
10:15 a.m.
International Relations Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Radio Free Afghanistan Act of 2001 and the Russian Democracy Act of 2001. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
3 p.m.
International Relations, international operations and human rights subcommittee holds hearing on "Afghan People vs. the Taliban: The Struggle for Freedom Intensifies." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Association of Manufacturers meeting all day The National Association of Manufacturers holds its semiannual board meeting.
Highlights 8:45 a.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
12:15 p.m.
Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans.
3 p.m.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.
Location: The Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3089.
Treasury Department news conference 9 a.m. The Treasury Department holds its quarterly refunding news conference. Location: Diplomatic Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
World Trade Organization Ministerial conference briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing on "The World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference: Against a Backdrop of Terrorism and Global Economic Slump," regarding the meeting scheduled for Nov. 9-13 in Qatar. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Organization of American States meeting 10 a.m. The Organization of American States holds a special meeting of its Permanent Council to consider the social and economic impact on its members of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.
Financial Action Task Force news conference 10 a.m. The Financial Action Task Force holds a news conference to summarize discussion and announce measures adopted at its emergency session on combating terrorism financing. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/887-3477.
Afghanistan discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion of recent military actions in Afghanistan and coordination between the United States and international forces in the global war against terrorism. The speaker is Haron Amin, United Front/Northern Alliance spokesman. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
World Bank news conference 10 a.m. The World Bank holds a news conference to release its report, "Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2002: Making Trade Work for the World's Poor." Location: Room J1-050, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/473-9516.
Seattle Coalition news conference 10 a.m. The Seattle Coalition holds a news conference to announce plans for the Fourth World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting Nov. 9-13 in Qatar. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5129.
Rally 10:30 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, holds a rally in support of a bill to place federal law-enforcement officers in charge of airline and airport security. Location: Capitol, East Front grassy area. Contact: 202/225-1010.
"SoberRide" news conference 10:30 a.m. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) presents a Halloween news conference to announce "SoberRide" free taxi cab rides and a unified presence of law-enforcement officers to deter drunk driving in the Washington metro area. Location: Base of WRAP's two-story tall "Buzz Kill" mural, 301 New York Ave. NE. Contact: 703/893-0461.
Report release 11 a.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a news briefing to release a report, "Falling Down on the Job," on unemployment insurance and family hardships. Location: 1660 L St. NW. Contact: 202/775-8810.
Treasury Department news conference 11:30 a.m. The Treasury Department holds a news conference on the outcome of the Financial Action Task Force. Location: Diplomatic Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Washington Capitals luncheon noon The Washington metropolitan area congressional delegation hosts a Capitol Hill luncheon to honor the Washington Capitals hockey team for its contributions to the Washington-area community. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4524 or 202/225-8050.
Book forum noon The Cato Institute presents a forum on the book, "Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense against Health Scares and Scams," by Steven Milloy, JunkScience.com editor. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Border Security Agency news conference noon Reps. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, and Walter B. Jones Jr., North Carolina Republican, hold a news conference to call for the replacement of the Immigration and Naturalization Service with a new Border Security Agency in charge of enforcement. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/226-6999.
Islam forum noon The National Press Club hosts a forum titled "Islam: The Path to Paradise and Cultures in Conflict." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Taliban discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion, "Central Asia and the War against the Taliban." The speakers include: Grant Smith, former U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan; Michael Cotter, former U.S. ambassador to Turkmenistan; and Joseph Presel, former U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan. Location: Kenny Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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