- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Afghanistan discussion 11:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, "Afghanistan After the Loya Jirga." Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Marin Strmecki, vice president of the Smith Richardson Foundation; and Zalmay Khalilzad, National Security Council adviser and U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan. Location: Room 511, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Book forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a book forum, "Dependent on D.C.: The Rise of Federal Control Over the Lives of Ordinary Americans." Participants include Charlotte Twight, author and professor at Boise State University, and James Pinkerton, columnist at Newsday. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Minnesota.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week and the Producer Price Indexes for June 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. President's Council on Bioethics holds a meeting to discuss human cloning, stem-cell research, the patentability of human organisms and other issues. Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on "Global Climate Change and the U.S. Climate Action Report." Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2 p.m. Finance Social Security and family policy subcommittee holds a hearing on "Protecting the Social Security Number: An Issue of Privacy or Security," and to consider S.848, the Social Security Number Misuse Prevention Act. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

8:30 a.m. Armed Services special oversight panel on terrorism subcommittee holds a hearing on Army and Air Force initiatives to improve anti- and counterterrorism operations. Army Lt. Gen. David McKiernan, director of operations, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Randall Schmidt, assistant deputy chief of staff, air and space operations, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151

9 a.m. Policy Committee holds a meeting with Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, to discuss current challenges to foreign and national security policy. Location: Capitol, Room H-122. Contact: 202/225-6168.

10 a.m. Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Wildfire on the National Forest: An update on the 2002 Wildland Fire Season." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on "Transforming the Federal Government to Protect America From Terrorism." Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Attorney General John Ashcroft testify. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6007.

2 p.m. Judiciary Constitution subcommittee marks up the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2002. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2:15 p.m. International Relations Middle East subcommittee holds a hearing on the Middle East Peace Commitments Act and the Arafat Accountability Act. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


GENERAL AGENDA

Marriage conference all day The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education holds its Sixth Annual Conference, "Smart Marriages, Happy Families." Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/362-0973.

Health summit all day The Health and Human Services Department holds the Secretary's National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-3325.

Deaf conference all day Gallaudet University hosts the Deaf Way II International Conference, Arts Festival and Artist Symposium. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/651-5727.

Terrorism forum 9:45 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign host the forum, "Winning the War on Terrorism: The Critical Role of the U.S. International Affairs Budget." Participants include retired Gen. Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser; William S. Cohen, former defense secretary; Frank Carlucci, former defense secretary and national security adviser; George Ingram, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign; Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy's Washington Office; and Greg Lebedev, U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 11:30 a.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon program on "Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, 1954." Ann Garside, author, participates. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

McCain speech noon The National Press Club holds a Noon Newsmaker news conference with Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee delivering a major policy speech on corporate governance reform. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 202/224-7130.

Carty speech 12:30 p.m. Donald Carty, chairman and chief executive officer of American Airlines, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500

Media symposium 3:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a symposium on "Corporate Control of the Media." Participants are Rep. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent; Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat; Robert McChesney, author of "Rich Media, Poor Democracy;" John Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation magazine and co-author of "It's the Media, Stupid"; and Linda Foley, president of the Newspaper Guild. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-4115.

Awards dinner 6 p.m. The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds the 2002 Navigator Awards Dinner. Participants include: Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican; Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican; Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation; and Gilman Louie, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703-525-0770.

Reparations discussion 7 p.m. The Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Health Ministries and the University of Dayton Law School hold a discussion on "Reparations and Black Health: Repairing the 'Slave Health Deficit.'" Vernellia Randall, professor, University of Dayton Law School, participates. Location: Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/466-1622.


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