- The Washington Times - Friday, November 8, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Vietnam veterans all day Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 20th Anniversary ceremony. The reading of the names on the memorial begins at 5 a.m. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090.

School choice noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "School Choice: Lessons Learned and Future Directions." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/675-1752.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, Small Systems Affordability Working Group, to discuss the Safe Drinking Water Act. Location: 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 275. Contact: 703/285-1093.

10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting to consider a ban of polyvinyl chloride in all toys and other products intended for children 5 years of age or younger. Location: East-West Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 420, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0800.

10 a.m. Office of Justice Programs holds a meeting of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coordinating Council, to discuss its goals and priorities for fiscal 2003, review the annual report to Congress, and be briefed on the impact of marijuana on youth. Location: Justice Department, Office of Justice Programs, 810 Seventh St. NW, third-floor main conference room. Contact: 301/519-6473.

10 a.m. Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration holds a meeting of the Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Plans Advisory Council, to present final reports and recommendations for approval by the full council and later the secretary of labor. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave NW, Conference Room S- 2508. Contact: 202/693-8668.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Meets at 11 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Gilmore Commission all day Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (the Gilmore Commission) holds its quarterly meeting to approve recommendations for its fourth annual report to the president and Congress. Chairman James S. Gilmore III participates. Location: Rand Washington Office, 1200 Hayes St., Room 4201, Arlington. Contact: 703/423-1100, ext. 5117 or 310/451-6913.

American campaigns all day American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the American Association of Political Consultants hold a conference, "Campaigns and Elections: American Style."

Highlights 6:30 p.m. Ken Mehlman, White House political director, "The Future of U.S. Campaigns and Elections"

Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

World War II veterans all day The World War II Veterans Committee holds its fifth annual conference to honor veterans. Participants include Chester Nez, Navajo code talkers; Mitch Paige, Marine Guadalcanal veteran and inspiration for the G.I. Joe action figure; Army Ranger Lt. Len Lomell; Andrew Goodpaster, former supreme NATO commander; Thomas Moorer, Pearl Harbor survivor and former Joint Chiefs chairman; and John Dolibois, last surviving Nazi war-crimes interrogator. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 St. NW. Contact: 202/777-7272.

School success all day Communities in Schools host its 25th anniversary celebration and national conference, "Champions for Children: Celebrating and Inspiring Success." Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/518-2553.

Accountant conference all day American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its national conference, "Banks and Savings Institutions."

Highlights 10:45 a.m. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosures

2:05 p.m. Trends in executive compensation for banks

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

Hungary economy 8:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds an international forum. Hungary's prime minister, Peter Medgyessy, and transportation minister, Ivan Csillag, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

FHA meeting 8:30 a.m. National Academies holds a meeting of the Research and Technology Coordinating Committee of the Federal Highway Administration. Location: National Academies, 500 5th St NW. Contact: 202/334-3260.

Post-election survey 9:30 a.m. Institute for America's Future holds a news conference to release a post-election poll and discuss the impact of issues on the 2002 election outcome. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Midterm elections 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion, "Midterm Elections: Who Won and Why? Impact on the Next Two Years and Beyond." Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6404.

Hungary and the EU 10 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a forum, "NATO Ally on Threshold of European Union." Participants include Peter Medgyessy, prime minister of Hungary, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. national security adviser. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Iraqi regime change 10 a.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a briefing, "Iraq After Hussein: A Road Map for Transition." Participants include Talib Aziz, founding member of the Iraqi National Congress; Laith Kubba, senior program officer at the Middle East and North Africa National Endowment for Democracy. Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3832, ext. 2

Sustainable development 11:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a conference, "Sustainability, Civil Society and International Governance: Local, North American and Global Perspectives." Bill Graham, Canadian foreign-affairs minister, participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, fourth-floor conference room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Voting on values noon Catholic University of America holds a post-election forum, "Values and the 2002 Election." Participants include John Zogby, pollster and public-opinion analyst, and James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/319-4440.

Vietnam veterans film 12:30 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a film discussion on "Men Versus Myth (Part 1)," which honors Vietnam War veterans. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Dulles Airport anniversary 7 p.m. The Committee for Dulles hosts a reception to mark the 40th anniversary of Washington Dulles International Airport. Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Contact: 703/581-1700.

Women's Spirituality 2002 7 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a conference, "Sacred Circles: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality 2002," Location: National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2198.

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