- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 19, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the APEC summit, Bangkok, Thailand.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. 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 meeting of the Director’s Council of Public Representatives. Topics include the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine Report to the NIH; panel on public trust in clinical research. Location: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, building 31, conference room 6, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-4448.

10 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action on environmental protection and toxic chemical issues. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

10 a.m. —Federal Communications Commissionholds a meeting of the Technological Advisory Council to discuss issues concerning the communications industry. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-1096.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

1:30 p.m. Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing, “Shattering the Silence: Confronting the Perils of Family Elder Abuse.” Witnesses include Leanna Watts, victim of financial elder abuse; Robert Stein, San Diego deputy district attorney; police Officer Joseph Lofy, New Berlin, Wis.; Joe Snyder, National Association of Adult Protective Services Administrators. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Financial Servicesoversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on protecting money during blackouts and other disasters. Witnesses include Wayne Abernathy, assistant treasury secretary for financial institutions, and Mark W. Olson, Federal Reserve board member. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. —Small Business Committeeholds a hearing on sending high-skilled jobs abroad. Witnesses include Harris Miller, Information Technology Association of America president, and Ron Hira, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA

Economy summit — all day George Mason University School of Law will hold a “Networked Economy Summit”

Highlights — 9:05 a.m. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican

9:10 a.m. —Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican and Government Reform Committee chairman, and Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

11:30 a.m. — Keynote address by retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks

Location: Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. Contact: 202/467-2776.

Working women — all day Business and Professional Women/USA sponsors the “WOMENomics Forum”

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. Concurrent panels: “Women Making Money and Running the Show,” and “Working, Working Women, Families and Communities”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/777-8933.

Land warfare — 9:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments holds a news briefing to discuss the latest report, “Transforming the Legions: The Army and the Future of Land Warfare.” Andrew Krepinevich of the CSBA participates. Location: SC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/331-7990.

U.N. week — 10:30 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area sponsor a ceremony to celebrate the start of United Nations Week. Participants include Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Mesa Verde — 11:30 a.m. Library of Congress Hispanic Division hosts a lecture on “Mesa Verde Prehistoric Public Works.” Kenneth Wright, Wright Water Engineers, participates. Location: LOC, Mumford Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Cancer statistics — noon Trust for America’s Health holds a discussion, “Improving Cancer Tracking Today Saves Lives Tomorrow: Do States Make the Grade?” Participants include Shelley Hearne, Trust for America’s Health; James Marks, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Brenda Gross, Families in Search of Truth. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/223-9876.

Israeli Arabs — 12:30 p.m. Palestine Center holds a news briefing with Basel Ghattas, co-founder of the Arab National Democratic Assembly. Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

AIDS in China — 2:30 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion on “China’s Mounting HIV/AIDS Crisis: How Should the United States Respond?” Participants include Phillip Nieberg, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Wan Yanhai, Yale University; Kevin Robert Frost, American Foundation for AIDS; and Amar Bhat, HHS. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Anti-gun rally — 3:30 p.m. Alliance for Justice’s Coaches Against Gun Violence hold a game dedication ceremony. Location: Roosevelt High School, 4301 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-6070.

Hispanic domestic violence — 6 p.m. Domestic Violence Coalition holds a march and vigil to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence in the Hispanic community. March begins at Lamont Park on Mount Pleasant Street NW. Location: 18th and Columbia Street NW. Contact: 202/785-1670.

Award gala — 6 p.m. Women’s Research and Education Institute holds the 26th annual American Woman Award Gala. Participants include Marsha Johnson, American Red Cross president. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-0444.

Daniel Burnham lecture — 6:30 p.m. National Building Museum hosts a discussion on the foundations of 20th century architecture in the life and work of Daniel Burnham, architect of Union Station and author of the MacMillan Plan. Kristin Schaffer, North Carolina State University, participates. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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