- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 25, 2005


To be announced


10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases figures on existing-home sales for August. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

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 Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.


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


Meets at 1 p.m. to consider the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to be chief justice of the United States. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. — Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a markup of the fiscal 2006 defense appropriations bill. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


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


1 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, AIDS Research Advisory Committee, to receive reports from the division director and other program staff. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, conference room E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

2:30 p.m. — Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance holds a meeting to elect officers and discuss its fiscal 2006 work plan. Location: Office of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F St. NW, room 412. Contact: 202/219-2099.


Health in the Americas — all day The Pan American Health Organization holds its annual directing council meeting, at which ministers of health of the countries of the Americas discuss the health situations and set health policies in their regions. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers remarks, followed by PAHO Director Mirta Roses presenting her annual report outlining important health topics and future challenges in the Americas.

Location: PAHO headquarters, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3459.

International journalism — all day The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a forum, “Media in International Affairs.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Panel discussion, “Reporting From a Restricted Area” with Barbara Slavin, senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today; Qian Gang, director of the China Media Project at the University of Hong Kong; Azadeh Moaveni, journalist for Time magazine in Tehran; and Andriy Shevchenko, vice president of the National TV Co. of Ukraine

1 p.m. — Panel discussion, “Media in Conflict, Influencing Public Perception” with Ralph Begleiter, professor of communications at the University of Delaware; Bill Berkeley, author of “The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa”; Lukas Luwarso, University of Maryland; and Sandra Malone, executive director of Search for Common Ground

Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000

U.N. reform — noon The Cato Institute holds a briefing, “United Nations Reform: Beyond the Blame Game.” Participants include Christopher Preble, director of foreign-policy studies at Cato, and Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at Cato. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Elderly care cost — noon The Alliance for Health Reform and the journal Health Affairs hold a briefing on the rapidly increasing costs associated with care of the elderly. Participants include Barry Straube, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid; Dana Goldman of Rand Corp.; Michael Chernew of the University of Michigan; John Iglehart of Health Affairs; and Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300; 301/347-3930.

Roman Empire and today — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a lecture by J. Rufus Fears of the University of Oklahoma, “The Lessons of the Roman Empire for America Today.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

North Korea — 2:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion with Marcus Noland of the Institute for International Economics, “Hunger and Human Rights: The Politics of Famine in North Korea.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Abortion briefing — 2:30 p.m. The Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus hosts a briefing by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Participants include the Rev. Carlton Veazey, president of the RCRC; Frances Kissling, president of Catholics for a Free Choice; the Rev. Elenora Giddings Ivory, director of the Washington office of the Presbyterian Church. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/628-7700, ext. 12.

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