- The Washington Times - Monday, October 4, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004, Des Moines, Iowa. Participates in an “Ask President Bush” event, Clive, Iowa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturers’ shipments, inventories, and orders for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections to discuss preliminary reports from its two subcommittees, the Subpart C Working Group (HHS regulations and policies for research involving prisoners) and the Subpart D Working Group (HHS regulations and policies for research involving children). Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria, 900 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 301/496-7005.

3 p.m. —Federal Communications Commissionholds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. Topics include a resolution urging the FCC to enforce its existing designated-entity rules, including the rules setting aside certain C-block broadband PCS spectrum for bidding only by small, minority or female-owned companies whose gross revenues and total assets are less than $125 million and $500 million, respectively. Contact: 202/418-2030.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 105, Kansas v. Colorado

Docket number 03-407, Kowalski v. Tesmer

Docket numbers 04-104, United States v. Booker, and 04-105, United States v. Fanfan, consolidated 2 hours for argument

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session to consider the intelligence-reform bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on S.878, to create additional federal court judgeships. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

7 p.m. —House-Senate Conference Committee holds a meeting on “The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.” Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Executive Networks 2004 — all day Greater Washington Board of Trade holds the first session of a four-part seminar, “Executive Networks 2004,” for senior-level regionally focused business and civic leaders to come together with new and rising executives in the greater D.C. area and discuss critical regional issues. Events begin at 11:30 a.m. Location: SunTrust Conference Center, 1725 I St. NW. Contact: 202/857-5900.

Mental health conference — all day Family Court Partnerships holds the third annual family court cross-training conference, “Partnering for Children’s Mental Health.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. John Fairbank, associate professor, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Judge Rufus King, D.C. Superior Court; and Lee Satterfield, presiding judge, Family Court, participate. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/879-1700.

FCC press conference — 10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a press conference to announce a consumer-education campaign on the transition to digital television. Michael Powell, FCC chairman, participates. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 888/225-5322.

Traffic-safety campaign — 10 a.m. Network of Employees for Traffic Safety holds the eighth annual Drive Safely Workweek campaign, “Safe Drivers are Good Company,” designed for employers to keep their work force safe on the road as they drive for work or commute to and from work. David Schrank, author, participates. Location: University of Maryland Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, College Park. Contact: 703/891-6005.

Child-safety programs — 10 a.m. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Lifetouch hold a press conference to announce one of the nation’s largest child-safety programs. Ernie Allen of NCMEC, and Wayne Horntvedt, Lifetouch National School Studios, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/837-6111 or 952/447-8933.

Medicinal-marijuana conference — noon Americans for Safe Access holds a news conference for medical professionals to call for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 510/486-8083.

Arab economic lecture — noon Center for Contemporary Arab Studies of Georgetown University holds a lecture, “Economies of the Arab World: A Provocative Examination,” as part of the “Culture, Religion, Society” lecture series. Brad Bourland, first secretary for financial affairs, U.S. Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Legal briefing — noon Public Citizen holds a conference-call briefing on a report, “America’s Businesses: Lawsuit Kings,” which finds that business-initiated lawsuits are several times more common than lawsuits initiated by private citizens. Joan Claybook and Jackson Williams, PC, participate. Contact: 202/454-5119 or 202/588-7741.

Election discussion — 12:30 p.m. American University Washington College of Law Program on Law and Government holds a discussion, “Ragged Republic: The Dangerous Weakness of America’s Electoral System in 2004.” Krist Novoselic, author and former bass player for Nirvana, participates. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4268.

Labor Department press conference — 2 p.m. Labor Department holds a press conference to announce a new initiative to help injured and wounded veterans find jobs. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Joel Auditorium, 7100 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Reception — 6 p.m. District of Columbia Bar Association holds a “First Monday” reception to honor the lawyers at the Council for Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) at the Superior Court of D.C. Location: Palm Restaurant, 1125 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-6600.

St. Francis — 7 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds a discussion, “The Patron Saint of Playful Spiritual Affection and Passionate Social Action: St. Francis,” to be followed by a brief contemplative reflection and a second presentation on St. Francis’ life. Jon Sweeney, author, participates. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

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