- The Washington Times - Monday, September 9, 2002

Extremism conference 9 a.m. Muslim Public Affairs Council holds a news conference on "Combating Extremism in Religious Communities." Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6726.
Ku Klux Klan discussion 5:30 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a meeting on "The Ku Klux Klan and the Separation of Church and State." Location: American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St. NW, AEI Library, 10th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Detroit. Attends the Concert for America at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on wholesale trade for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m.
Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural gas market update. Location: 1000 Independence Ave SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the International Conference on Harmonization Workshop on Gene Therapy to solicit input and conduct discussion on gene therapy issues regarding the development of viral vector reference materials, adenovirus shedding, and the safe use of lentivirus vectors in clinical trials. Location: Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, McLean. Contact: 301/827-5102.
10:30 a.m.
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the President's Arts and the Humanities Committee. Location: Stephen Decatur House Museum, Carriage House, 748 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/682-5409.
10:45 a.m.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Reactor Safeguards Advisory Committee, Planning and Procedures Subcommittee, to discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

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

Meets at noon for morning business and 1 p.m. to consider judicial nominations and the Department of Homeland Security bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee and environment and public works committee's transportation, infrastructure and nuclear safety subcommittee hold a joint hearing to examine freight transportation issues. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

Meets at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Fair Lending Conference all day Consumer Bankers Association holds its 2002 Fair Lending Conference. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/276-3879.
U.S.-China Joint Economic Committee Meeting all day Treasury Department holds its annual U.S.-China Joint Economic Committee Meeting.
Highlights 5 p.m. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill and Chinese Finance Minister Xiang Huaicheng, news conference
Location: Treasury Department, Room 4119, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
NFU Legislative Fly-in conference all day National Farmers Union holds its NFU Legislative Fly-in conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman
Dave Frederickson, president, NFU, holds a news conference on issues to be covered in Capitol Hill visits.
Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 550 C St SW. Contact: 202/314-3104.
Effects of terrorism on blacks all day Howard University hosts a conference on exploring the effects of terrorism and trauma on blacks. Location: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.
Space research all day National Academies holds a meeting on Steps to Facilitate PI-Led Earth Science Missions. Topics include the building capacity of university-based space research. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth Street NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.
Medicare and Medicaid conference all day American Association of Health Plans holds its 2002 Medicare & Medicaid Conference.
Highlights noon Registration and information desk open
1 p.m.
Medicare pre-conference workshop
Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/898-9000.
Women immigrants all day Woodrow Wilson Center and the Migration Policy Institute hold a conference to discuss the unique characteristics and challenges faced by women immigrants in the United States.
Highlights 8:45 a.m. Session on demographics and history
10:15 a.m.
Session on housing and social services
12:45 p.m
. Session on employment and labor
2:30 p.m.
Session on refugees, asylum and detention
4 p.m.
Session on making and interpreting law and policy
Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Fifth Floor Conference Room. Contact: RSVP to 202/691-4140.
NAACP conference all day National Association for the Advancement of Colored People holds the National Legislative Mobilization Conference on "Women: Finding and Using Power."
Highlights 7:45 a.m. Breakfast and ecumenical prayer
10:45 a.m.
Sessions on health care, equal opportunity programs, criminal justice and civil liberties
12:30 p.m.
Sessions on economic development, labor, the workplace and international issues
4 p.m.
Sessions on election reform, voting rights and education
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave NW. Contact: 410/521-4939.
Biotechnology Research Standards all day National Academies holds a meeting on Biotechnology Research Standards and Practices. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2868.
Health Care and Competition Law all day Federal Trade Commission hosts the "Health Care and Competition Law and Policy Workshop."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Mornings sessions on the overview of the health care marketplace, competition and antitrust in health care, recent developments in the health care market, FTC's health care initiatives, Justice Department's health care initiatives and state attorneys general health care initiatives
Location: FTC Headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Room 432. Contact: 202/326-2622.
Training seminar all day Global Health Council and Abt Associates Health Policy Training Institute hold the third annual training seminar on "Building Skills for Health System Strengthening: Practical Courses to Support Implementers of Reform." Location: AAHPTI, 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda. Contact: 301/913-0577.
Nuclear arms threat 8 a.m. International Institute for Strategic Studies holds a news conference to release a report, "Strategic Dossier on Iraq: Nuclear Arms Threat." Topics include an assessment of Saddam Hussein's nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities. Location: Hogan and Hartson LLP, 555 13th St. NW, Columbia Square. Contact: 202/659-1490.
End-of-life care forum 9 a.m. University of Montana holds a forum to discuss "Promoting Excellence in End-Of-Life Care for Dying Americans and Their Families." Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 703/556-6800.
Homeland Security Alliance 10 a.m. Homeland Security Alliance holds a news conference to issue a report card rating the president, administration officials and Congress on their performance in efforts to improve the nation's security after September 11. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/393-3996.
USCM forum 10 a.m. The United States Conference of Mayors holds a forum to discuss how cities have improved since September 11. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/861-6766.
September 11 discussion 10 a.m. Smithsonian National Museum of American History holds a discussion of a new commemorative exhibition, "September 11: Bearing Witness to History." Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.
National Guard discussion noon Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "The National Guard in Homeland Security: A View from Local, State and Federal Leaders." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Japanese economy discussion 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion on ways to revitalize Japan's economy by addressing structural reform and resolving Non Performing Loans . Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: RSVP to 202/986-4901.
Luncheon meeting 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon meeting with Education Secretary Rod Paige. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.
September 11 ceremony 1 p.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Surgeon General Richard Carmona participate. Location: HHS, Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
HIV-AIDS in China 2:30 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a forum to discuss the issue of "HIV-AIDS in China: Can Disaster be Averted?" Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.
Jesse Jackson lecture 6 p.m. Georgetown University Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture on justice issues, including civil, workers', women's and immigrants' rights. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, participates. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, third floor, Healy Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: Media should RSVP to 202/687-4328.

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