- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 23, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Trans-Atlantic ties — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Health of the Trans-Atlantic Relationship: A View from Europe.” Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor Conference Room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Education conference — 11:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “A Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom: Appraising Old Answers and New Ideas.” Participants include Alan Bersin, superintendent of the San Diego School District; James Fraser, dean of the Northeastern University School of Education; William Moloney, commissioner with the Colorado Department of Education; and Frederick Hass of the AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a wreath-laying ceremony, USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Honolulu. Returns to Camp David.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Topics include report from the assistant director, discussion of information-technology research, CISE research education themes and cyber-infrastructure. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8900.

8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a public workshop, “Counter Terrorism Products Regulated by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: Effective Strategies to Assist in Product Development.” Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-2000.

8:30 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Space Science Advisory Committee, structure and evolution of the universe subcommittee. Topics include a report by the astronomy and physics director, a report by an SEU-theme scientist and a report of the astronomy and physics working group. Location: Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. Contact: 202/358-0986.

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a peer-review panel meeting on the natural-gas supply curves and associated assumptions developed for EPA by ICF Consulting Inc. for use in EPA applications of ICF’s integrated planning model. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 434/979-3700.

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.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

NLPOA conference — all day — National Latino Peace Officers Association holds its 2003 national convention and training institute.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/351-5565.

Holy Land Christian conference — all day — The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation holds its fifth international conference.

Highlights — 2:30 p.m. — Mary Jane Fox, HCSN Committee, San Antonio; the Rev. Mitri Raheb, International Center of Bethlehem; Majdi al-Siryani, Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza; and Karim Kawar, ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States: “Holy Land Christians: A Living Bridge to Peace”

Location: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 301/951-9400.

Medicare/Medicaid conferences — 7 a.m. — The American Association of Health Plans holds its Medicare and Medicaid conferences.

Highlights — 7 a.m. — “Perspectives on Medicaid Managed Care Pharmacy Carve-Outs”

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Mental health discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a discussion for members of the press to introduce the new director of the Center for Mental Health Services. Kathryn Power, CMHS, participates. Location: SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Director’s Conference Room 17-99, Parklawn Building, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Human rights conference — 9:45 a.m. — The Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a news conference to discuss human rights in the Americas. Jose Zalaquett, president, and Santiago Canton, executive secretary, participate. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Waugh symposium — 10:30 a.m. — The Georgetown University Library Associates holds a conference, “Evelyn Waugh at 100: A Centennial Symposium.” Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Health care policy forum — noon — New America Foundation holds a forum, “21st Century Health Care Policy: Can New Reform Efforts Avoid Repeating History?” Christine Ferguson, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Christopher Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Neighborhood forum — noon — The National Neighborhood Coalition holds a forum, “Neighborhoods Leave No Child Behind.” Arnold Fegge, Public Education Network; Bela Shah, Institute for Education Leadership; and Raul Gonzales, National Council of La Raza, participate. Location: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Childhood-development briefing# — 1:30 p.m. — The National League of Cities holds a news briefing to highlight the importance of early-childhood development for the nation’s cities. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Mayor John DeStefano Jr. of New Haven, Conn., participate. Location: Penn Quarter Childhood Development Center, 410 Eighth St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003 or 703/996-9574 or 202/397-3800.

U.N. celebration — 6 p.m. — The Washington National Cathedral and the Washington Chapter of the United Nations Association hold a ceremony to celebrate the creation of the United Nations. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues. Contact: 202/537-6200.

Peace rally — 6 p.m. — Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee holds a reception and rally to abolish nuclear weapons. Location: Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 703/369-7427.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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