- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 9, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Luncheon program with the defense secretary — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program hosts the defense secretary for a discussion, “Three Years Later: A Progress Report on the Global War on Terror.” National Press Club members and guests only. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Anniversary of the September 11 — 1:30 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference on the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 terrorists attacks. Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, participates. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6211.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Speaks at a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally in Huntington, W.Va.; participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 “Ask the President” event in Portsmouth, Ohio; participates in an RNC Victory 2004 rally in Chillicothe, Ohio.

VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with members of the community in Green Bay, Wis.; participates in Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meetings in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and Milwaukee.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss matters related to the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society. Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-5205.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Christopher LaFleur to be ambassador to Malaysia and Lynn Pascoe to be ambassador to Indonesia. Witnesses include former House Speaker Thomas Foley, Washington Democrat, and the nominees. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Ethics of housing research with children# — all day — National Academies’ Board on Children, Youth and Families holds a meeting of the Committee on Ethical Issues in Housing-Related Hazard Research. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 12:15 p.m. — “Framework for Assessing the Ethics of Housing Research with Children”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2034.

ETravel is Now — all day — Society of Government Travel Professionals holds its education conference, “ETravel is Now.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — “Defense Travel System Deployment”

Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 301/654-8595.

Legislative conference — all day — Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its annual legislative conference, “Defining the Moment and the Movement.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Keys to Success in Government Contracting”

1 p.m. — Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat, “Election 2004: Mobilizing the Hip-Hop Generation to Make a Difference”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/263-2800. Members of the press should RSVP for coverage.

Managing the psychology of fear and terror — 9:30 a.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a discussion on the findings of the first International Assembly on Managing the Psychology of Fear and Terror. Participants include Pamela Ryan of Issues Deliberation Australia/America, and Gail Sheehy, author of “Middletown, America: One Town’s Passage from Trauma to Hope.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Book discussion — 10 a.m. — Center for American Progress holds a book discussion on “Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation.” Participants include authors Thomas McGairy and Sidney Shapiro; Donald Elliot, former general counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency; and C. Boyden Gray, former counsel to President Bush. Location: St. Regis Hotel, Potomac Room, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/741-6388.

Opening — 10 a.m. — National Archives opens the William G. McGowan Theater to the public.

Highlights — 7 p.m. — “Women and Our Political Inheritance,” discussion

Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Public entrance on Constitution Avenue NW.) Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Ceremony# — noon — Veterans Affairs Department holds a ceremony to remember the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Deputy Secretary Gordon Mansfield participates. Location: VA, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.

Americans and their government — noon — Council for Excellence in Government holds a panel discussion on a report, “A Matter of Trust: Americans and Their Government 1958-2004.” Participants include Barbara Cochran of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, William Galston of the University of Maryland, and Malia Lazu of Showtime’s “American Candidate.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Pavilion Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-3270.

Education debate# — noon — Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) holds a debate, “Are Schools of Education Ideologically Skewed?” Participants include David Steiner of Boston University, Dan Butin of Gettysburg College, and Tom Toch of the National Center on Education and the Economy. Location: PPI, Suite 400, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

“Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day” — noon — Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day.” Participants include former Rep. Joe Scarborough, Florida Republican, and Rebecca Hagelin of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Health insurance — 12:15 p.m. — Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hold a press briefing, “The New Health Insurance Numbers: Whither the Public-Private Coverage Mix?” Participants include Charles Nelson of the Census Bureau, Genevieve Kenney of the Urban Institute, and Tracy Watts of Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Distinguished lecture — 2 p.m. — Georgetown University hosts the 2004 Herbert Quandt Distinguished Lecture. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell participates. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

American Indian art# — 6 p.m. — Kathleen Ewing Gallery holds a reception for the opening of an exhibition of contemporary American Indian art. Location: Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-0955.

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