- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 17, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Oil tanker catastrophe discussion - noon - The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on "The Scandal of Erika," a documentary about the oil tanker catastrophe, the worst in Europe's history, off the coast of France in 1999. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-7738.

Immigration and border security - noon - Cato Institute holds a forum, "Immigration and Border Security in a Free Society." James Ziglar, commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, participates. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on new residential construction for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for September. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. President's Council on Bioethics meets to discuss technological enhancements of human memory, and the use of assisted reproduction and other technologies to choose the sex of children. Location: Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.

9 a.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Labor Department holds a meeting of the Veterans' Employment and Training Advisory Committee to bring to the attention of the secretary problems and issues relating to veterans' employment and training. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S-2508. Contact: 202/693-4700.

10 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting on the appearance of buildings, parks and memorials in the District. Location: National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW, Suite 312. Contact: 202/504-2200.

1:30 p.m. Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration holds a meeting of the Orphan Plans Working Group to discuss their initial findings concerning the issues studied in preparation for drafting recommendations for the secretary of labor. Location: Labor Department, Second Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-5677. Contact: 202/693-8668.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee and House Select Intelligence Committee hold a joint hearing to examine the activities of the intelligence community in connection with September 11. CIA Director George J. Tenet, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and National Security Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Securing America: The Federal Government's Response to Nuclear Terrorism at Our Nation's Ports and Borders." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "ECNs and Market Structure: Ensuring Best Prices for Consumers." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "Use of DOJ Funds by State and Local Correctional Facilities to Assist the INS in Identifying and Deporting Criminal Aliens on an Expedited Basis." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


GENERAL AGENDA

Medical-Surgical Nurses conference all day American Medical-Surgical Nurses holds its 2002 annual convention.

Highlights 4:45 p.m. "Role of Nurses in Homeland Defense and Disaster Support."

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 856/256-2323.

HIV/AIDS conference all day Academy for Educational Development hosts a conference, "HIV/AIDS: A Humanitarian and Development Crisis Addressing the Challenges for PVOs and NGOs." Location: AED, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/884-8000.

NLHA seminar all day National Leased Housing Association holds a seminar, "The Mature Section 8 Project: Asset Management and Preservation." Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/785-8888.

2002 governors' races 8 a.m. State News Inc. holds a discussion on the 2002 governors' races.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. B.J. Thornberry, Democratic Governors Association, and Ed Tobin, Republican Governors Association, "Review of the Races."

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/863-7742.

NIH conference 8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds its annual research festival. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Parking Lot 10D Tent Show, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1776.

Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest ceremony 9 a.m. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a ceremony for final judging for the 2002 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Highlights noon Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton announces the winner.

Location: Interior Department, auditorium, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-5636.

Lawyer Discipline Report Card 9:30 a.m. Halt, an organization of Americans for legal reform, holds a news conference to release its 2002 lawyer discipline report card. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/887-8255.

No More Enrons 10 a.m. Senate Democrats and the "No More Enrons" coalition hold a news conference to discuss the cost of corporate recklessness as measured in lost jobs and retirement security. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, Sen. Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota and Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan participate. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2939.

Electricity competition discussion 10 a.m. Progress and Freedom Foundation holds a discussion on electricity competition. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Rotunda Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-8928.

American Small Business 10 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to release a report, "Broken Promises: A Stalled Agenda for American Small Business." Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat, participates. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2366.

Pro-democracy activist detained in China 11 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on a pro-democracy activist detained in China. Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Michael E. Capuano, Massachusetts Democrat; and Christina Fu, wife of Yang Jianli, participate. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5931.

United Poultry Concerns Inc. rally noon United Poultry Concerns Inc. holds its 12th annual vigil for chickens rally to protest the National Chicken Council's refusal to implement guidelines to reduce the suffering of the birds. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 757/678-7875.

America's Stake in International Justice 12:30 p.m. Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion, "America's Stake in International Justice." Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

News conference 12:30 p.m. National Press Club holds a Newsmaker Luncheon program with Rep. Thomas M. Davis III of Virginia, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and Rep. Nita M. Lowey of New York, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Women's issues 1 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on women's issues. House Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, participates. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3130.

Hispanic Heritage Month commemoration 3 p.m. District of Columbia Courts hosts the Hispanic Heritage Month commemoration. Topics include the Coro awards ceremony. Location: Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Jurors' Lounge. Contact: 202/879-1700.

Transitional Islamic state of Afghanistan 6:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion on the transitional Islamic state of Afghanistan. Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and James Kimsey, founding chief executive of America Online Inc., participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.

"Sacred Space and Light at Washington National Cathedral" 6:30 p.m. Washington Committee of the National Cathedral Association presents a lecture, "Sacred Space and Light at Washington National Cathedral," on different types of stained-glass window design. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium, 3000 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 301/229-7970.

Impact of biotechnology on society 7:30 p.m. Students for Life holds a lecture on the impact of biotechnology on society. Rob Wasinger, senior policy adviser, and Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, participate. Location: Catholic University, Life Cycle Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/526-2469.


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