- The Washington Times - Friday, September 30, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Take Pride awards — 10 a.m. — The Interior Department holds a ceremony to honor 26 recipients of the 2005 National Take Pride in America Volunteer Awards, which recognize outstanding volunteer projects on public lands. Participants include Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; Desiree Sayle, director of the USA Freedom Corps; and Marti Allbright, executive director of Take Pride in America. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/208-6502.

Myers/Pace salute — 10 a.m. — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an armed forces farewell tribute and hail ceremony in honor of Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, 16th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: Summerall Field, Fort Myer. Contact: 202/685-4644 or 202/685-4645.

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for August 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Environmental Management, Environmental Management Advisory Board Meeting. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Room 1E-245. Contact: 202/586-9007.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled until October. 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 following nominations: John Hillen III to be assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs; Barry Lowenkron to be assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor; Kent Hill to be assistant administrator for global health at the U.S. Agency for International Development; and Jacqueline Schafer to be assistant administrator of USAID for economic growth, agriculture and trade. 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

MADD national conference — all day — Mothers Against Drunk Drivers holds its 2005 MADD National Conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/896-0003 or 202/270-4415; 800/438-6233.

International criminal tribunals — all day — The American University Washington College of Law holds a conference titled, “International Criminal Tribunals in the 21st Century.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9:20 a.m. — Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Institute; and Diane Orentlicher, professor at the AU Washington College of Law, U.N. independent expert to update the U.N. set of principles for the protection of human rights through action to combat impunity, discuss “Approaching the Next Era of War Crimes Tribunals.”

Location: AU Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Democracy videoconference — 9 a.m. — Americans for Informed Democracy sponsors a videoconference, beginning at 9 a.m., that will allow students in Washington, New York, Atlanta and Williamsburg to talk “face to face” with their peers in Beirut about the future of Western-Muslim world relations. Location: The World Bank, Videoconference Studio, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/270-6268.

Judging judges — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum titled, “Judging the Judges: Legal and Political Analysts Discuss the New Politics of the Supreme Court.” Stuart Taylor, senior writer and columnist for National Journal; Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University; Ed Kilgore, vice president for policy at the Democratic Leadership Council; and Will Marshall, president of PPI, participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

China’s economy — 9:45 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion titled, “China in Asia: Competing Visions of Regional Economic Integration.” Pek Koon Heng, American University; Ed Lincoln, Council on Foreign Relations; Claude Barfield, AEI; and Ellen Frost, National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Commerce in the Americas — 10 a.m. — The Organization of American States hosts a speech by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez who will speak on issues pertaining to the future on commerce in the hemisphere. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Disaster finances — noon — The Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau and the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives holds an audio conference titled, “Facing a Financial Crisis,” which will help the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita as well as those who want to learn to deal with their finances after a disaster. Location: None given. Contact: 202/693-6767.

“The Marketing of Evil” — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion with David Kupelian, author of “The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell us Corruption Disguised as Freedom.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

“Restless Giant” — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a book discussion with James Patterson, author of “Restless Giant: The United States From Watergate to Bush v. Gore.” Edward Berkowitz, George Washington University, and Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Jim Henson stamp — 2 p.m. — The U.S. Postal Service holds a ceremony to present a giant poster of the commemorative stamp set, “Jim Henson, the Man Behind the Muppets,” and an engraved plaque during a ceremony in front of the Jim Henson Statue and Memorial Garden. C.D. “Dan” Mote Jr., president, University of Maryland; and Michael Spates, consumer advocate and vice president of consumer affairs, U.S. Postal Service, participate. Location: Jim Henson Statue and Memorial Garden at the Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/548-1465 or 301/405-4076.

Maritime trade — 3 p.m. — Transportation Department hosts a ceremony to sign an agreement on maritime trade that will provide the shipping lines of the U.S. and Brazil with better access to each other’s markets. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Brazilian Ambassador Roberto Abdenur participate. Location: Transportation Department, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Marx Media Center, Suite 2201. Contact: 202/366-4570.

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