- The Washington Times - Friday, September 9, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Katrina’s lessons — 10 a.m. — The National Wildlife Federation holds a press conference, “Re-build It Right: Katrina’s Lessons.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 202/797-6806.

Counting the uninsured — Noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Counting the Uninsured: Three Surveys, Three Answers.” Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, delivers the keynote address. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:10 a.m. — Delivers remarks at a ceremony to swear in Karen Hughes as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs at the Benjamin Franklin Room in the State Department.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U.S. import and export price indexes for August. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:15 a.m. — Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds a meeting to discuss federal efforts relative to child sexual exploitation and the status of a January 2006 national conference, “Building on Success: Providing Today’s Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow.” Location: Justice Department, Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/307-9963.

9:30 a.m. — National Park Service holds a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission to receive an update on park planning and design projects and review the draft environmental assessment for the Georgetown boathouse project. Location: Rockwood Manor, 11001 MacArthur Blvd., Brooke Hall, Potomac. Contact: 301/739-4200.

1 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee to prepare for the 10th session of the International Maritime Organization subcommittee on dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers, to be held at the IMO headquarters in London from Sept. 26 to 30. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1694.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to consider the science, Commerce Department, Justice Department and related agencies’ appropriations for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Suicide prevention conference — all day — Suicide Prevention Action Network USA holds its annual national awareness event. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Charles Curie, administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, delivers remarks.

1:30 p.m. — Working with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Location: Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/449-3600.

Storm water seminar — all day — Lorman Education Services holds a seminar, “Current Issues In Storm Water Regulation in Maryland.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Joseph Battiata of Stormwater Management Inc. and Andrew Der of Loiederman Soltesz Associates Inc. participate. Location: Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie. Contact: 888/678-5565.

U.N. reform — 9 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Prioritizing U.N. Reform.” John Hamre, president and chief executive officer of CSIS; Shirin Tahir-Kheli, senior adviser to the secretary of state on U.N. reform; Shashi Tharoor, undersecretary-general for communications at the United Nations; and John Zogby, president and chief executive officer of Zogby International, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

War support — 9 a.m. — A coalition of conservative groups holds a press conference to announce plans to hold nonpartisan activities in the District from Sept. 23 to 26 that will provide military family members the means to publicly express their support for their loved ones fighting the war on terrorism. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/309-1589.

Department of Education — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Department of Education 25 Years Later.” Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; former Education Secretaries William J. Bennett and Rod Paige; Andrew Rotherham of Education Sector; and Frederick Hess of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Counterterrorism — 10 a.m. — University of Maryland holds a discussion, “Post 9/11: How Universities Can Help Counter Terrorism.” Melvin Bernstein, director of university programs for the Homeland Security Department; Jacques Gansler, university vice president for research; Arie Kruglanski, psychologist; and Gary LaFree, criminologist at the University of Maryland, participate. Location: Colony Ball Room, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.

Medicaid briefing — noon — The Cato Institute holds a briefing, “The Trouble With Medicaid.” Stephen Moses, president of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform Inc.; Jagadeesh Gokhale, senior fellow at Cato, and Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at Cato, participate. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Book discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion with Katherine Skiba, author of “Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded With the 101st Airborne in Iraq.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Children’s health services — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform holds a luncheon briefing, “Health Services For Children: The Role of Medicaid and Its Benefit Package,” which will answer questions on the flexibility of Medicaid in providing services to children. Sara Rosenbaum of George Washington University, Jenny Kenny of the Urban Institute, Christy Ferguson of America’s Promise and Nina Owcharenko of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Vigil — 6:45 p.m. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds an interfaith candlelight vigil to mark the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Location: Capitol Reflecting Pool, Third Street between Constitution and Independence avenues. Contact: 202/646-6039.

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