- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 2, 2003


Hurricane hearing — 10 a.m. — The House Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “What if Isabel Met Tractor Man? A Post-Hurricane Reassessment of Emergency Readiness in the Capital Region.” John Marshall, Virginia’s secretary of public safety; Dennis Schrader, director of the Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland Security; and Peter LaPorte, director of the D.C. Emergency Management Agency, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

DNC meeting — all day — The Democratic National Committee holds its fall meeting. Presidential hopefuls Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois and Wesley Clark, a retired Army general, participate in the general session. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/863-8000.


Discusses the economy and attends a campaign fund-raiser in Milwaukee. Attends the Library of Congress National Book Festival.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on the employment situation for last month. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss premarket approval application for an implantable contact lens for the correction of moderate to high myopia. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott, Salons E, F and G, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-2053, Ext. 127.

9 a.m. — FBI holds a meeting of the Compact Council for the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. Topics include noncriminal justice outsourcing initiatives and the development of a security and management control outsourcing standard, searching federal civil fingerprint records on applicants in positions of trust, critique on the draft compliance sanctions rule, and FBI National Fingerprint File qualification requirements and audit criteria. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria, 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 304/625-5388.

10 a.m. — Office of the United States Trade Representative holds a meeting of the Trade Policy Staff Committee concerning China’s compliance with its World Trade Organization commitments. Location: White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW, Truman Room. Contact: 202/395-3475.

1 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting of the Wage & Investment Reducing Taxpayer Burden Issue Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 888/912-1227.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 10 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Military Reporters and Editors Conference — all day — Military Reporters and Editors holds a conference on the effect of embedding on the armed forces and the nation.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Embracing the Embed”

12:30 p.m. — Wesley Clark, keynote address

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/661-0141.

Work force innovation — all day — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, Jobs for the Future and the Labor Department hold a conference, “Workforce Innovation Networks Showcase 2003.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Frank Tucker of Tucker Technology Inc., “Career Ladders: Building Blocks of Economic Development”

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Security conference — all day — The Security Industry Association holds a “National Summit on Security.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Linda Conlin of the Trade Development Department and Jeffrey Gren of the Office of Microelectronics and Medical Equipment and Instrumentation, “Department of Commerce Program”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 800/840-5602.

Middle East discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Middle East Policy Council holds a discussion, “Imperial Dreams: Can the Middle East Be Transformed?” Amy Hawthorne of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, Patrick Lang of Global Resources Group, Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution, Philip Wilcox of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and Charles Freeman of MEPC participate. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/296-6767.

Unemployment and the economy — 10 a.m. — AFL-CIO holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the effect of unemployment and the economy on working families. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, and Chris Owens, AFL-CIO public policy director, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/637-5018 to access dial-in information.

NATO briefing — 10 a.m. — Defense Department holds a briefing on the upcoming NATO Informal Ministerial meeting. Ian Brzezinski, assistant state secretary for NATO policy, participates. Location: The Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E781. Contact: 703/697-1253 or 703/697-5131.

Iraq’s transition — 11 a.m. — The International Republican Institute and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research sponsor a discussion, “Iraq’s Democratic Transition.” Ahmed Chalabi, interim president of the Iraqi Governing Council; Adnan Pachachi, member of the council; and Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi foreign minister, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: RSVP required; 202/572-0086.

U.S. public policy diplomacy — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Transforming U.S. Public Policy Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World.” Edward Djerejian of the Baker Institute for Public Policy and James Glassman and Joshua Muravchik of the AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

“Talk Radio and the Election of 2004” — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a Talkers Magazine forum, “Talk Radio and the Election of 2004.” Shmuley Boteach of Talk America Radio Network, Chris Core of WMAL in Washington, Monica Crowley of WABC in New York, Joe Farah of Radio America, Dom Giordano of WPHT in Philadelphia and Thom Hartmann of America Radio Network participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Luncheon with senator — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club holds a luncheon featuring the senior senator from Utah. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

The Politics of Families in Distress — 12:30 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a forum, “American Families Under Water: The Politics of Families in Distress.” Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Book forum — 1 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book forum on “Supreme Court Gun Cases.” Author Stephen Halbrook, Nelson Lund of George Mason University, Matthew Nosanchuk of the Violence Policy Center and John Lott Jr. of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Gun violence prevention — 7 p.m. — Coaches Against Gun Violence holds dedication ceremonies to introduce a gun violence prevention campaign. Location: Roosevelt High School, 4301 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-6070.

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