- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 1, 2006


No public events are scheduled.


Delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Kalispell, Mont.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on construction put in place for September. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9:30 a.m. National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting to discuss collaboration between NIST and industry in the Autonomous Guided Vehicle Consortium. Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-3426.

2 p.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting by teleconference of the President’s Export Council to deliberate a draft recommendation to the president regarding Asia-Pacific economic cooperation. Location: None given. Contact: 202/482-1124.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 05-848: Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp.

Docket No. 05-595: Whorton v. Bockting

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. The Senate reconvenes at 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Rising Stars summit — all day George Washington University’s National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Education Department host the fifth annual “Celebrate Our Rising Stars Summit: Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Why Language Learning Matters and What Matters in Language Learning,” with Myriam Met of the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland

1 p.m. — “The Importance of Closing the Gap: Testimonies from English Language Learners,” a discussion with Maritza Martinez-Garcia, a senior at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax; Karla Rivera, a senior at Bell Multicultural High School in the District; and Abhishek Sinha, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/994-6424 or 202/467-0867.

Financial conference — all day The Opportunity Finance Network and the First Nations Oweesta hold a meeting of native community development financial institutions. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke delivers remarks.

3:45 p.m. — Elyse Cherry of Boston Community Capital discusses “Innovative Use of the New Markets Tax Credits.”

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/276-3266.

China’s ties to Africa — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Beijing Safari: The Challenges of China’s Growing Ties to Africa.” Participants include Carolyn Bartholomew of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and Paul Hare of the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

China’s future — 9:30 a.m. The Jamestown Foundation hosts a discussion, “China After Hu Jintao: The Looming Class War in 2010.” Willy Wo-Lap Lam of the Jamestown Foundation participates. Location: Jamestown Foundation, 1111 16th St. NW, seventh-floor conference room. Contact: 202/483-8888.

Political inclusion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Rethinking the Effects of Political Inclusion: Lessons From Jordan.” Jillian Schwedler, author of “Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen,” participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Same-sex ‘marriage’ — noon The George Mason University School of Law holds a discussion, “The Virginia Constitution: The Proposed Amendment on Marriage and Its Effect on Other Agreements.” Participants include Mark Moller of the Cato Institute and Nelson Lund of the George Mason School of Law. Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Room 120, Arlington. Contact: 703/993-8007.

Ukraine discussion — 12:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Ukraine: Impact of Recent Political Developments on Foreign Policy.” Volodymyr Dubovyk of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Keenan Institute participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Purple Heart ceremony — 12:30 p.m. The Military Order of the Purple Heart holds a ceremony to present Purple Heart Medals to four veterans for wounds received in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants include Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson and Tom Poulter, commander of the National Order of the Purple Heart. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 703/338-3357.

Business and environment — 2 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a briefing, “Small Business and California’s Global Warming Legislation, AB 32: National Implications.” Participants include Byron Kennard of the Center for Small Business and the Environment, and Scott Hauge and Hank Ryan of Small Business California. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 428-A. Contact: 202/662-1885.

International criminal justice — 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “International Criminal Justice: What Can It Achieve.” Participants include Stephen Rapp of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Michael Johnson, formerly of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Book discussion — 2:15 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with John Fortier, author of “Absentee and Early Voting: Trends, Promises and Perils.” Other participants include Doug Chapin of Electionline.org, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution and Norman Ornstein of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Ocean film festival — 7 p.m. Filmmakers For Conservation and American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking present “The Best of the Santa Barbara Ocean Film Festival 2006.” Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-3408 or 202/413-4490.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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