- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 16, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reservereleases its weekly 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 Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Educationholds a meeting to discuss ways to ensure that graduates are prepared to meet work force needs. Location: Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/260-3644.

1 p.m. —Health Resources and Services Administrationholds a teleconference of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health to review council activities and to discuss its amended charter. Location: None. Contact: 301/594-0367.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for legislative business and to begin consideration of the Transportation-Treasury Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5:30 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate rules on the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act of 2005 and the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Media symposium — all day The Newseum, the Michigan State University School of Journalism, the Poynter Institute, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Press Club hold the Grant Howell Legacy Symposium, “Examining Opinion and Bias in the News.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — “Stealth Messages: Do Hidden Agendas Seep Into Media Coverage?” Participants include Gerald Boyd, formerly of the New York Times; Karen Brown Dunlap of the Poynter Institute; Garry Gilbert of the Oakland Press; Susan Goldberg of the San Jose Mercury News; and Paul McMasters of the Freedom Forum.

3:45 p.m. — “What You See and What You Think: Reflecting on the Power of Images.” Participants include Richard Curtis of USA Today; Kenneth Irby of the Poynter Institute; Morris Richardson of the Detroit News; Richard Griffiths of CNN; and Paul Sparrow of the Newseum.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/284-3593.

Renewable energy — all day The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) holds a conference, “Renewable Energy in America: Policies for Phase II.” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Rob Pratt, ACORE chairman and director, and Mike Eckhart, ACORE president, deliver remarks.

9 a.m. — Gov. James E. Doyle, Wisconsin Democrat, and Energy Department Undersecretary David Garman

11 a.m. — Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton

3 p.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns

Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 345. Contact: 202/393-0001, Ext. 7582.

U.S.-Canada energy forum — 8:15 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Canada Institute and the Canadian Center for Energy Information host the fourth Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues, focusing on the potential for North American petroleum production and the role of Canada’s oil sands. Participants include Karen Harbert, assistant U.S. secretary of energy for policy and international affairs; Greg Melchin, Alberta’s minister of energy; and Lloyd Byrne, managing director for Morgan Stanley.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Luncheon at the Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, with keynote speakers Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; Frank McKenna, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S.; and Robert Ebel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Interrogation discussion — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “U.S. Interrogation Practices: Are We Compromising Medical Ethics and Violating International Law?” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Principals and literacy — 10 a.m. The National Association of Secondary School Principals holds a press conference on adolescent literacy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/860-7344.

Iraq referendum — 10:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a briefing on the major issues surrounding Iraq’s constitutional referendum. Participants include Anthony Cordesman and Jon Alterman, both of CSIS. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Slain-police memorial — 1 p.m. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund holds a ceremony to honor federal, D.C., Maryland and Virginia law-enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Participants include Craig Floyd, chairman of the memorial fund; Pentagon Police Chief Richard Keevill; and Shirley Gibson, president of Concerns of Police Survivors. Location: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, E and Fourth streets Northwest. Contact: 302/448-0253.

Breyer on judging — 3 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing with Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer titled “Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution.” Participants include Strobe Talbott, Brookings president, and Stuart Taylor Jr., nonresident senior Brookings fellow. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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