- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 8, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses military personnel in Portsmouth, N.H.; discusses the economy in Manchester, N.H.; travels to Lexington, Ky., for a fund-raiser for the gubernatorial campaign of Rep. Ernie Fletcher, Kentucky Republican.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Oklahoma City.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a weekly report on unemployment insurance claims. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

10 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on import and export price indexes for September. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting to discuss market enhancement opportunities for water-efficient products. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 781/674-7374.

10 a.m. —Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to consider a draft advisory opinion on Women Engaged in Leadership, Education, and Action in Democracy (WE LEAD), and a draft advisory opinion on the National Center for Tobacco Free Kids. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

2 p.m. —Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission holds a meeting to hear oral arguments on an appeal of Rag Shoshone Coal Corp. from the decision of an administrative law judge in Secretary of Labor v. Rag Shoshone Coal Corp., Docket No. WEST 99-342-R, WEST 99-384-R and WEST 2000-349. Location: 601 New Jersey Ave. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/434-9950.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

In session, no votes expected. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Labor law symposium — all day Seyfarth Shaw holds the “Workplace Realities: The 2003 Labor and Employment Law Symposium.”

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Stuart Robertshaw, University of Wisconsin

Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: Andrew Zeilenga, 312/739-6981.

Global technology summit — all day The Business Software Alliance holds a conference, “Global Tech Summit 2003.”

Highlights — noon Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican and chairman of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW.

Location: Atlantic Studios, 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/715-1525.

Women judges conference — all day National Association of Women Judges holds a conference, “Justice in America — Justice in the World.”

Highlights — 4 p.m. “International Child Abduction: Handling Hague Convention in U.S. Courts”

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-0222.

Disaster preparedness conference — all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a “Disaster Preparedness Conference.”

Highlights — noon — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, “Coordination in Crisis: Experiences From September 11, 2001.”

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

Sex-education briefing — 9 a.m. The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States and the National Education Association hold a news briefing on “Back to School: The Most Important Things Our Young People Won’t Learn at School This Year: How Censorship, Fear and Shame in Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Messages Put Youth at Risk.” Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/265-2405.

Humanitarian assistance news conference — 9:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to discuss the introduction of legislation creating a 21-member panel to examine delivery of U.S. development and humanitarian assistance around the world. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, participates. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5136.

Early-education announcement — 10 a.m. National Black Child Development Institute holds a news conference to announce an early-education project aimed at children from some of the District’s most challenged low-income neighborhoods. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, public schools Superintendent Paul Vance, D.C. Council member Kevin P. Chavous, school board member Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Marvin McKineey of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Andrea Young of NBCDI participate. Location: Frederick Douglass II Head Start Center, 3240 Stanton Road SE. Contact: 202/326-8700.

AIDS in Africa briefing — 10:30 a.m. Population Council holds a news briefing on “The Fight Against AIDS in Africa: Projects That Work.”

Highlights — 3 p.m. Second briefing session, 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.

Linda Martin and Peter Donaldson of the Population Council; and Andrew Fisher, Naomi Rutenberg and Johannes van Dam of the Horizons Program participate. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building or as noted above. Contact: 212/339-0525.

Hospital progress report — 11 a.m. The American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Federation of American Hospitals hold a news conference to discuss a progress report for the National Voluntary Hospital Reporting Initiative and to announce a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/626-2339, 202/624-1527 or 202/828-0041.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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