- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 26, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT

Makes remarks at a Haley Barbour for Governor rally, Columbus, Miss.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

10 a.m. —National Association of Realtorsreleases existing-home sales data for September. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administrationholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages. Topics include: cultural competency and diversity for the grant programs under the purview of the committee; presentations by speakers representing the Department of Health and Human Services, constituent groups, field experts and committee members; how cultural competency and diversity relate to health status outcomes. Location: Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-8044.

9 a.m. —National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Serviceholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. Location: Hilton Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2276.

4:30 p.m. —National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Youth Advisory Committee. Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-200.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider the fiscal 2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. House-Senate Conference Committee holds a meeting on fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations bill. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Red Ribbon Week — all dayDefense Department holds its annual Red Ribbon Week antidrug event.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Thomas O’Connell, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, presents the 13th Annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award to five service members.

Location: Pentagon Concourse, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-4162.

“enVISION 2003” — all dayManugistics and IBM hold a conference, “enVISION 2003”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 866/273-6057 or 702/798-6380.

Employer network conference — all day —Institute for International Research USA holds a conference, “Servicing the Small Employer Network”

Highlights — 4:15 p.m. Jack Meyer, Economic and Social Research Institute, “Controlling Health Care Costs for the Small Employer Through Effective Risk Management”

Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 212/661-3500, ext. 3702.

Union news conference — 9:30 a.m. American Federation of Government Employees holds a news conference to call on the Bush administration and Congress to maintain a federal work force for airport security. John Gage, AFGE, participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-6422 or 202/639-6421.

Cyber-terrorism discussion — 11 a.m. The Newseum and Carnegie Mellon Institute hold a discussion on “Reporting Cyber-terrorism.” Susan Bennett, Newseum; Robert O’Harrow, The Washington Post; John Schwartz, the New York Times; Richard Pethia, Carnegie Mellon Institute, and Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon Institute, participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/284-2895.

Peace ceremony — 11 a.m. The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center holds a ceremony to dedicate the first Children’s International Peace Garden. Location: Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road NE. Contact: 202/635-5440.

Romania discussion — 11:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “The Romanian Journey: Internal Reform and International Security Contribution in the Context of Transatlantic Integration.” President Ion Iliescu of Romania; John Williams, George Washington University; Zbigniew Brzezinski, SAIS, and Daniel Hamilton, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, participate. Location: George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/663-5730, 202/663-5626.

Stem-cell discussion — noon The National Press Club holds a discussion on the 5th anniversary of the discovery of stem cells and where science, policy and public awareness now stand. Christopher Reeve, actor; Dr. John Gearhart, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. James Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/585-3501.

China discussion — 1:30 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion on “After the Detention and Death of Sun Zhigang: Prisons, Detention and Torture in China. James Seymour, Columbia University and MurrayScot Tannerr, RAND Corporation, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Terrorism book discussion — 3:30 p.m. Hudson Institute holds a book discussion on “Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It.” Rachel Ehrenfeld, author, participates. Location: HI, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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