- The Washington Times - Friday, September 13, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Gen. Myers news conference 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a news conference with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard B. Myers. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Budgeting during wartime 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a panel discussion, "Budgeting During Wartime: Dueling Priorities." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance sales for retail and food services for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases producer price indexes for August. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m.
Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary Controller holds a meeting of the advisory panel to assess the capabilities for domestic response to terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. Location: Rand, 1200 S. Hayes St., fourth floor, Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5321.
8:30 a.m.
President's Council on Bioethics holds a meeting to discuss stem cells, cloning, the patentability of human organisms, commerce in the human body and its parts, genetic enhancement of human beings and international models of regulation of the new biotechnologies. Location: Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.
9:30 a.m.
Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. Location: Export-Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3502.

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
9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business to consider the Back to School Tax Relief Act of 2002. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Intellectual property news conference all day International Intellectual Property Institute holds a news conference on "Specialized Intellectual Property Courts." Location: Howard T. Markey National Courts Building, Court Room 203, 717 Madison Place NW. Contact: 202/543-7927.
Education conference all day Council for Opportunity in Education holds its 21st annual conference on "Redefining Educational Opportunity: Policy & Practice."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and chairman of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-7430.
Black Caucus conference all day Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. holds its 32nd annual Legislative Conference on "The Congressional Black Caucus: The Voice for Global Understanding." Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, participates. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/775-1958.
Education forum 9 a.m. Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum to discuss the future of private contracting in public education. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 400. Contact: RSVP to 202/547-0001.
Congressional news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on association health plans. Sen. Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican; Rep. Cal Dooley, California Democrat; Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican; Rep. Ernie Fletcher, Kentucky Republican; and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4706.
News briefing on military action 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news briefing on why the United States should not go to war with Iraq. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5871.
"March to Justice" rally 11 a.m. Arab American Institute and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition hold a "March to Justice" rally, designed to mobilize ethnic, labor and civil rights communities around protecting constitutional guarantees and registering new voters for the November elections.
Highlights 11 a.m. March begins at Freedom Plaza and proceeds to the Justice Department.
Includes James Zogby, president, Arab American Institute; and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Location: Outside the Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210, Ext. 16.
Turkey discussion noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a meeting to discuss "Turkey in Crisis: Implications for Washington." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, fourth floor, conference room. Contact: 202/691-4140.
China forum noon State Department holds a forum on "The Challenge of China's Future." Location: State Department, the Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0532.
Foreign policy briefing 12:30 p.m. Cato Institute holds a luncheon briefing to discuss "From Homeland Defense to Nation Building: A Foreign Policy for a Constitutional Republic." Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Trade lecture 1 p.m. Washington International Trade Association presents a lecture on "The United States and the Doha Round: Where Do We Go From Here." Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.
Emerging leaders 2 p.m. Congress holds a forum on "Emerging Leaders: Meeting the Challenges of the Future." Location: 2138 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7923.
Portuguese legacy in Asia 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a meeting on "The Portuguese Legacy in Asia." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
State of international affairs after 9/11 4 p.m. TheStudent Government Association of the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion with SAIS faculty on the state of international affairs a year after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 511. Contact: 202/663-562.


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