- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 31, 2002


Civil rights hearing 9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting of the Virginia Advisory Committee to review its draft report "Civil Rights Concern in the Metropolitan Washington Area in the Aftermath of the September 11 Tragedies: Muslims, Sikhs, Arab Americans, South Asian Americans, and Muslim Women." Location: Washington Suites Hotel, board room, 100 S. Reynolds St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/719-6499.

Combating electronic crime and cyberterrorism all day Information Technology Association of America holds a National Forum on Combating Electronic Crime and Cyberterrorism. Highlights 10 a.m. Robert S. Mueller III, FBI director, gives keynote address. Location: Computer Sciences Associates, Falls Church. Contact: 703/284-5357.


Campaigns for Republican Senate and House candidates in South Dakota, Indiana and West Virginia.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases Gross Domestic Product report for the third quarter 2002 (advance estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

4 p.m. Oilseed Processors Association releases a weekly report on the soybean crush. Location: 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/452-8040.


8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting to review a draft of its Contaminated Sediment Science Plan. Location: EPA, Ariel Rios Building North, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Conference Room 6013. Contact: 202/564-6497.

9:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to discuss "Risk-Informed Categorization and Treatment of Structures, Systems, and Components for Nuclear Power Reactors." Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioner's Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-2189.

2:30 p.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the 2003 World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-7501.


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


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


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


Space Environmental Research all day National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service hosts the 2002 MAXI Review Conference.

Highlights 4:15 p.m. Space Environmental Research in the Navy

Location: NOAA Science Center and Auditorium, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/457-5005.

New Strategies for Social Protection all day National Academy of Social Insurance holds a symposium on "Population Aging and Development New Strategies for Social Protection." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/452-809.

Effective Risk Communication all day National Academies holds the Natural Disasters Roundtable forum on "Alerting America: Effective Risk Communication." Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1964.

Manufacturing meeting all day National Academies holds a meeting on "New Directions in Manufacturing. Closed session summary posted after the meeting. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3496.

Corporate Governance and Reporting 7:30 a.m. Baltimore-Washington Venture Group holds a discussion on "The New Age of Scrutiny: Corporate Governance and Reporting." Location: Pooks Hill Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/405-9545.

Partnering practices to business professionals 7:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a panel discussion on "Partnering Insights of Challenging Times," which gears partnering practices to business professionals in high-technology fields such as information technology, Internet, electronic commerce, media and telecommunications. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5877.

2002 APEC meeting 8:30 a.m. Asia Society holds a discussion on the recent 2002 APEC meetings. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Election Preview 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on the "Congressional and Gubernatorial Election Preview." Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Visas for Terrorists 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies and the National Review hold a panel discussion on "Visas for Terrorists: What Went Wrong?" Topics include the visa applications for 15 hijackers. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/466-8185.

NGO Working Group 10 a.m. InterAction holds a meeting with the NGO Working Group on the World Bank. Location: InterAction, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 701. Contact: 202/667-8227.

Lethal Communal Riots 10 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a briefing on "Lethal Communal Riots: Lessons From India and Beyond." Location: USIP, second floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/429-3824.

Free cab rides on Halloween 10:30 a.m. Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds a news conference to announce free cab rides (SoberRide) on Halloween and that evening's Adams Morgan sobriety checkpoint. Location: Southwest corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. Contact: 703/893-0461, 540/882-4758 or 703/625-2303.

The War Against Terrorism Financing noon Washington Foreign Law Society holds a discussion on "The War Against Terrorism Financing: Foxes Run to Ground." Location: Army and Navy Club, Farragut Square, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-44.

"The Kissinger File" film discussion noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a film discussion on "The Kissinger File," a controversial look at the political fate of Chile and Vietnam. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-7738.

"U.S. Interest in Latin America" lecture noon Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline 12:15 p.m. InterAction holds a brown-bag luncheon discussion on recent developments with the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline. Location: InterAction, Main Conference Room, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 701. Contact: 202/667-8227.

Chesapeake 1:15 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Executive Council holds a meeting to discuss problems facing the Chesapeake today and lay out plans to protect and restore the nation's largest estuary. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Maryland Gov. Parris A. Glendening; Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner; David Hess, Pennsylvania secretary of environmental protection, and Russell Fairchild, Chesapeake Bay Commission, participate. Location: Anacostia River Park, Skating Rink. Contact: 410/267-5758.

Afghanistan 2 p.m. National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on "Economic Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan." Afghan Ambassador H.E. Ishaq Shahryar participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/483-6410, Ext. 811.

Television landscape 2 p.m. George Washington University holds a discussion on today's rapidly changing television landscape and the new challenges of entering the work force. Jon Helmrich, founder and president, International Broadcast Communications and member of E Entertainment participates. Location: GW, Media and Public Affairs Building, Classroom 307, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.

International Monetary Fund 3:30 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "The International Monetary Fund and the Lessons from Argentina and Brazil." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-487.

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