- The Washington Times - Monday, November 3, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Birmingham, Ala., for a speech on the economy and to attend a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser. Returns to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases figures on new construction put in place for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. —National Association of Realtorsreleases its housing affordability index for the third quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Bureau of Land Managementholds a meeting of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, to discuss management and protection of free-roaming horses and burros on the nation’s public lands. Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 775/861-6583.

8:30 a.m. —Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Researchholds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board. Topics include research reviews, planning and budgeting, hydrology, and homeland security. Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/713-9121.

8:30 a.m. —National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee to discuss programs, policies and issues. Location: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, conference rooms 9112, 9116, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0080.

9:15 a.m. —Energy Departmentholds a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee. Topics include: Status of nuclear energy’s fiscal 2004 budget request; the role of nuclear power in climate policy; subcommittee reports and organizational issues. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/903-5501.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 02-819 Kontrick v. Ryan

Docket Number 02-809 Maryland v. Pringle

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 11 a.m. to consider the conference report to the Iraq and Afghanistan supplemental appropriations bill and the conference report to the fiscal 2004 Interior appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairsfinancial management, the budget and intergovernmental security subcommittee hearing on “Mutual Funds: Trading Practices and Abuses That Harm Investors.” Witnesses include Rep. Richard H. Baker, Louisiana Republican; Eliot Spitzer, New York attorney general. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Japan business U.S.-Japan Business Council holds its 40th annual meeting.

Highlights — 1:15 p.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 22nd and M streets NW. Contact: 202/728-0068.

European Union enlargement — all day University of Maryland University College and the Washington Network Group sponsor a Central and Eastern Europe Seminar on “EU Enlargement: Opportunities for American Companies in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Aris Melissaratos, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, inaugural address

Location: University College, Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. Contact: 301/985-7864.

International courts — 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Internationalizing Justice: The Rise of the International Criminal Court.”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. Robert Goldman, American University College of Law; Madeline Morris, Duke Law School; Ruth Wedgwood, Yale Law School; and Jack Goldsmith, office of legal counsel, Justice Department, on “Universal Jurisdiction and Sovereignty”

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Journalism careers — 9:30 a.m. The National Press Foundation holds a news briefing on “Managing Your Career in Journalism.” Participants include Caesar Andrews, Gannett News Service; and Tom Kunkle, University of Maryland. Location: National Press Foundation, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-7297.

Two-party system — 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference, “What’s Wrong With the Two-Party System?” Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, Minnesota Democrat, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Home health care — 11:30 a.m. The Department of Health and Human Services holds a news conference to announce the national Home Health Quality Initiative. Participants include HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Tom Scully, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator. Location: HHS, auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6145.

Housing retrofits — 12:30 p.m. National Building Museum holds a discussion on “Housing Retrofits: Opportunities for Homeowner Comfort, Health, and Affordability.” Participants include Steven Winter, American Institute of Architects fellow. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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