- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 9, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Economic policy — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Economic Policy and the 2004 Election Debate.” Kevin Hassett and Eric Engen, both of the AEI; Gene Sperling of the Council on Foreign Relations; Robert Shapiro of Sonecon LLC and Bruce Reed of the Democratic Leadership Council participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

USO reception — 6 p.m. — The United Service Organization holds a reception, dinner and show for the armed forces. Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks, actress Bo Derek, singer Ruth Pointer and Miss USA Susie Castillo participate. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/610-6458 or 703/799-2449.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Schedule unavailable

VICE PRESIDENT

9:35 a.m. — Discusses the war on terrorism, Heritage Foundation in Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release figures on U.S. international trade in goods and services for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases producer price indexes for September. Location: 200 Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Engineering to discuss the future of the engineering profession and engineering education. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4611.

8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, subcommittee on reliability and probabilistic risk assessment, to discuss the status of the probable risk-assessment research program. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6927.

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, to review and comment on the proposed Commission for Environmental Cooperation program plan and budget for 2004-2006. Location: Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/233-0072.

9 a.m. — Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds an open meeting. Topics include: beneficiaries’ access to care in Medicare; hospital outpatient prospective payment issues; growth and variation in the use of physician services; Medicare+Choice and Medigap; disease management; preliminary data and work plans for payment-adequacy analyses, including ambulatory surgical centers and post-acute-care providers. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/827-6758.

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

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

GENERAL AGENDA

African exhibition — all day — Southern African Development Community and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hold an exhibition of arts, crafts and cultural industry products from southern Africa to illustrate economic opportunities created by the U.S.-African Growth and Opportunities Act.

Highlights — 12:15 p.m. — Commercialization and Sustainable Development Seminar, Sonia Meneses Pinto and Camordino Mustafa Jetha, Aid to Artisans, Mozambique. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/203-4061; 202/487-1788 or 202/723-2200.

Enactment of the bankruptcy code — all day — The American Bankruptcy Institute holds a symposium, “The 25th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Bankruptcy Code”

Highlights — 12:15 p.m. — Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute, “How and Why Has the Institution of Congress Changed Since 1978”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-0800.

Medical colleges conference — all day — Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems holds a conference, “The Administrative Fellows Program”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Karen Fisher, Division of Health Care Affairs, “Issues Facing Academic Medical Centers” Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. Contact: 202/828-0498 or 202/828-0479.

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

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. — “The USA Patriot Act: Implications for a Shift in the Separation of Powers”

11 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879- 1700; 202/393-0222.

Terrorism discussion — 9 a.m. — The International Bar Association Task Force on International Terrorism holds a discussion on legal challenges and issues triggered by international terrorism. Justice Richard Goldstone, Constitutional Court of South Africa; Emilio Cardenas, IBA; Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University, Chicago; Stan Hekscher, national police commissioner for Sweden; and Michael Reisman, Yale University, participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/228-6855.

Iraq’s banking briefing — 10 a.m. — The Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade and the Arab Bankers Association of North America host a news briefing on rebuilding Iraq’s banking system. John Taylor, undersecretary for international affairs, Treasury Department, participates. Location: The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Chinese Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5315; or 202/663-5470.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new 1,000-space parking garage at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station. Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; Virginia Transportation Secretary Whittington Clement; Metro Board members Katharine Hanley and Dan Kaufman; and Metro CEO Richard White participate. Location: Franconia-Springfield Metro station, 6880 Frontier Drive, Springfield. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Defense industry discussion — 11 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Transforming the Military-Industrial Complex: A Supply-Side Briefing on the Future of the Defense Industry.” Byron Callan, Merrill Lynch; Stan Crock, Business Week; Andrew Ross, Navy War College; Ronald Sugar, Northrop Grumman Corp,; and Richard Perle and Thomas Donnelly, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Domestic-violence awareness month — noon — Coalition of Latino Community-Based Organizations hold a news conference to discuss the Oct. 20 March and Vigil in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Location: National Council of La Raza, 1111 19th St. NW, Suite 1000. Contact: 202/785-1670.

Conservative women’s luncheon — noon — Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation hold the Conservative Women’s Network luncheon, “Healthy Lunchbox: Simple Strategies for Staying Trim and Active.” Rallie McAllister, author, participates. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Health care briefing — 12:15 p.m. — Alliance for Health Reform holds a luncheon briefing, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Closing the Gap.” Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

French-American relations — 3 p.m. — George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences hold a forum on French-American relations. Ambassador Jean-David Levitte of France participates. Location: GW, 1957 G St. NW, Room 602. Contact: 202/994-3087.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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