- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 24, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

China human rights news conference - 8:30 a.m. - Albert Shanker Institute sponsors a news conference to call upon President Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin to make human and worker rights the centerpiece of their upcoming meeting and to call for the release of political prisoners and freedom for Chinese workers to form free and independent trade unions. Location: Washington Court Hotel, Senate Room, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4401.

Africa fund-raiser - 7:30 p.m. - Africare holds its annual fund-raiser for Africa in the United States at the Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, participate. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Dinner office, 202/328-5364.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; and Auburn, Ala., for campaign rallies. Travels to Crawford, Texas.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

6 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on the Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks, Factors Affecting Reserves of Depository Institutions, Money Stock, Liquid Assets and Debt Measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a public workshop to review the results from the arm of the Women's Health Initiative clinical trial studying the use of combination estrogen and progestin in post-menopausal women. Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 202/973-8673.

9 a.m. Department of the Army holds a meeting of the Department of Defense Historical Advisory Committee, to review and discuss the status of historical activities in the U.S. Army. Location: U.S. Army Center of Military History, Building 35, 103 Third Ave. SW, Fort McNair. Contact: 202/685-2709.

9 a.m. Federal Reserve System holds a meeting of the Consumer Advisory Council. Topics include: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act; identify theft; access to credit cards and committee reports. Location: Martin Building, C Street between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-6470.

10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting on Petition HP 99-1 requesting a ban of polyvinyl chloride in all toys and other products intended for children 5 years of age and under. Location: East West Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Room 420, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0800.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on uninsured pregnant women, focusing on the impact on infant and maternal mortality. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

NIH Workshop all day National Institutes of Health holds a workshop on menopausal hormone therapy. Location: NIH, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda. Advance registration required; Contact: 301/496-5787.

PVO Partnership Conference all day U.S. Aid for International Development holds the "Annual Private Voluntary Organization Partnership Conference." Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/397-9211, ext. 204.

Development Effectiveness: The New Challenges all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a conference on "Development Effectiveness: The New Challenges."

Highlights 9 a.m. Jorge Quiroga, former Bolivian president.

11:15 a.m. Best practices in development effectiveness.

1:15 p.m. James Wolfensohn, president, the World Bank Group, keynote address.

Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-7738.

U.N. Day Celebration all day United Nations Association-National Capital Area hosts a celebration of United Nations Day.

Highlights 11 a.m. U.N. Day proclamation, Marie Reed School, Theater, 220 Champlain Road NW.

2:30 p.m. "Unilateralism vs. Multilateralism," foreign policy debate, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

7 p.m. U.N. Day worship service, Word of God Church. Location: 1300 K St. SE. Contact: 202/518-0471.

Argentina's Recovery Discussion 8:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Argentina's Recovery." Curt Struble, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, State Department; Rodolfo Gil, Argentina's ambassador to the OAS; and Ana Baron, Washington correspondent, El Clarin, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Chief Diversity Officer Summit 9 a.m. PricewaterhouseCoopers holds its Chief Diversity Officer Summit.

Highlights noon Lunch, First Amendment Room.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 410/827-0130.

War with Iraq news conference 9:30 a.m. Veterans for Common Sense holds a news conference to highlight critical questions and concerns that it says the Bush administration has failed to answer about a war with Iraq. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-8030.

Pocket personal computer 10 a.m. Freedom Scientific and Microsoft Corp. hold a news conference to launch the PAC Mate, the first-ever pocket personal computer for people who are blind. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW, Ballroom. Contact: RSVP to 425/638-7098 or 800/444- 4443, ext. 1131.

Federal Energy Management 11 a.m. Energy Department hosts the 2002 Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management. Location: Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, Presidential Hall, Room 450, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Memorial service 11 a.m. The Australian Embassy holds a memorial service for victims of the Bali bombing attacks. Location: National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/797-3165.

Sniper Subculture noon Violence Policy Center holds a news conference on America's sniper subculture. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-8200, ext. 105.

Preventing HIV noon Global Health Council holds a congressional briefing to hear the benefits of preventing HIV and pregnancy among youth in the developing world. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/833-5900, ext. 3223.

Alcohol Program noon The Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds its 20th Anniversary Annual Luncheon Meeting and WRAPPY Awards Ceremony. Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 703/893-0461.

Military Education in a Democracy 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion on "The U.S. Army War College: Military Education in a Democracy." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, Flom Auditorium, sixth floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Planning Washington 4 p.m. District of Columbia Building Industry Association, AFL-CIO, PEPCO, Verizon and Bank of America hold an evening meeting on "Planning Washington: The Challenges of 2003."

Highlights 4 p.m. Board meeting, West Room.

7 p.m. Program, Ballroom.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/966-8665.

The Legacy of Hiroshima 4:15 p.m. Georgetown University holds a lecture on "The Legacy of Hiroshima." Location: Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center, seventh floor, Executive Conference Room, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Humanistic Psychology 6 p.m. Independent Women's Forum holds a book discussion on "The Road to Malpsychia: Humanistic Psychology and Our Discontents." Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4999.

Latin America Address 8 p.m. Georgetown University hosts an address on Latin America. Location: Georgetown University, Healey Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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