- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 2, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Africa discussion — 11 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “A Window on Africa: Present Challenges, Future Opportunities.” James Shikwati of the Inter Region Economic Network and Brett D. Schaefer of the foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Andean trade — noon — Women in International Trade holds a discussion, “Trade with the Andean Region.” Everett Eissenstat, assistant U.S. trade representative for the Americas, and Anne Alonzo, co-founder of the Hispanic Alliance for Free Trade, participate. Location: National Foreign Trade Council, 1625 K St. NW, Suite 200. Contact: 202/464-2025.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends campaign rallies in Springfield, Mo.; Joplin, Mo.; and Le Mars, Iowa. Overnights in Englewood, Colo.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a welcome-home rally with troops at Butts Army Airfield in Fort Carson, Colo. Delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss matters related to the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference in Switzerland. Location: Mary Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW. Contact: 703/465-3680.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Health care event — all day — The World Congress holds its World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Judy Spitz, senior vice president and chief information officer at Verizon Business, delivers the keynote address.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/647-7600.

Intelligence officers conference — all day — The Association for Intelligence Officers holds its 2006 National Symposium and Conference, “Bringing Intelligence Back Home: Protecting America’s Infrastructure in the War on Terror.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Charles Allen, chief intelligence officer at the Homeland Security Department, speaks.

Location: Hyatt Regency, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. Contact: 703/790-0320.

Chesapeake exhibition — 9 a.m. — The National Geographic Society opens an exhibition, “Echoes of 1608: John Smith’s Voyages on the Chesapeake,” including a replica of Smith’s 30-foot boat. The exhibition runs Nov. 3 to Jan. 7. Location: National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7588.

War on terrorism — 9:30 a.m. — The Middle East Policy Council holds a discussion, “Are We Trapped in the War on Terror?” Participants include Ian Lustick of the University of Pennsylvania, Ivan Eland of the Independent Institute and Rand Beers, former member of the National Security Council. Location: Heldref Publications building, 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-6767.

Economic indicators — 10 a.m. — Robert Stein, acting assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy, holds a briefing to review economic indicators from the last month as well as discuss the state of the U.S. economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Media Room. Contact: 202/622-2591.

Chronic fatigue — 10 a.m. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America hold a press conference to announce a “Get Informed. Get Diagnosed. Get Help” awareness campaign about chronic fatigue syndrome. Participants include CDC Director Julie Gerberding and Kim McCleary, president and chief executive officer of the association. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge, Contact: 404/739-0152.

Prayer vigil — 10 a.m. — Evangelical leaders hold a vigil with dozens of children to pray for change in America in advance of next week’s midterm elections. The Rev. K.A. Paul will join Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, and former Delegate Walter E. Fauntroy, D.C. Democrat, in a press conference at 11 a.m. to outline details of an international prayer vigil for change in America. Location: Outside 235 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/746-2107 or 281/733-1292.

Middle East peace — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Picking up the Pieces of Mideast Peace: Can Today’s Opportunities be Seized.” Akiva Eldar, chief political columnist for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, and Salameh Nematt, Washington bureau chief of Al Hayat, participate. Location: MEI, 1761 N St. NW, Boardman Room. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Book discussion — 3 p.m. — The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute holds a book discussion with Amanda Carpenter, author of “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’s Dossier on Hillary Clinton.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 888/891-4288.

Hungary film screening — 3 p.m. — The Hudson Institute holds a film screening and discussion of “Hungary: 1956, 1989 and Today.” Participants include Maximilian Teleki, president of the Hungarian American Coalition; Marianne Szegedy-Maszak of U.S. News and World Report; Paul Hollander, scholar and author; and John O’ Sullivan of the Hudson Institute. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Indigenous archaeology — 7 p.m. — The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian holds a discussion, “Indigenous Archaeology: Respecting Objects, History and Place,” to celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/633-6614.

Communications forum — 7 p.m. — The National Archives and the Newseum host the annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology and Government. Participants include Robert MacNeil, former co-anchor of the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, and Barbara Cochran, president of the Radio/Television News Directors Association. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Election discussion — 8 p.m. — The Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion, “The U.S. Elections in November: A Step Toward a Better Future.” Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE. Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277.

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