- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 12, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Memorial ceremony — 8 a.m. — Arlington National Cemetery holds a ceremony to remember the more than 250 U.S. Army Military Police officers killed in action since World War I. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 703/607-8574.

Mideast conflict — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: To Reach a Lasting Peace,” with Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group and Daniel Levy of NAF. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs the Safe Port Act; attends a Republican National Committee luncheon; meets with the President’s Management Council; participates in a photo opportunity with members of the Air Force Thunderbirds.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U.S. import and export price indexes for September. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

11 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the airline traffic data for July. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) holds a meeting to discuss the benefits of diversity in education. Location: CCR, 624 Ninth St. NW. Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

1 p.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, American Health Information Community Electronic Health Record Workgroup. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW. Contact: 202/619-0257.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

High school reform — all day — The Alliance for Excellent Education holds its third annual high school policy conference, “Taking the Next Step: Defining a Shared Federal Agenda for High School Reform.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:40 a.m. — Michelle Armstrong, MetLife Foundation, “Surveying the Landscape of Teacher Education”

12:30 p.m. — Deputy Education Secretary Ray Simon, “Building High School Capacity and Competitiveness”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/828-0828.

Conference — all day — The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) holds its 2006 World Forum. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Business and regional meetings of GDLN regional associations and groups

Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Preston Auditorium. Contact: 202/473-4645 or 202/674-8079.

Rebuilding homes — all day — Rebuilding Together, America’s largest all-volunteer home rehabilitation organization, holds a conference, “100,000 Stories: Rebuilding Together,” to unite 300 leaders from affiliates across the nation for educational and training sessions and networking events. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlight — 8:15 a.m. — Gary Officer, RT president and chief executive officer, delivers opening remarks, “Vision for the Future.”

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/483-9083, Ext. 120, 202/297-2661 or 202/965-2824.

North Korea — 9 a.m. — Foreign Policy and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University hold a conference, “The Current State of North Korea and the Future of the U.S.-Korean Alliance.” Participants include Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and Stephen Kim of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 609/258-2943.

Voter fraud and intimidation — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCR) holds a meeting to discuss accusations of voter fraud and intimidation in federal and state elections in recent years. Location: USCR, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-7700.

China discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Mr. Hu’s Neighborhood: A Regional View of China.” Participants include Stephen Blank of the U.S. Army War College and Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Public health and the law — 11 a.m. — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a conference, “Public Health Law and Human Rights.” Alexander Aleinikoff, GU Law Center, and Lawrence Gostin, Center for Law and the Public’s Health, participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Heating assistance — 11:30 a.m. — The Campaign for Home Energy Assistance holds a conference call to release a poll about federal heating assistance for low-income families. Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/332-5550.

America’s energy future — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon program with Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Montana Democrat, who will discuss his vision for America’s energy future. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Nationalism to Europeanism — 3:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Political Change in Post-Communist Slovakia and Croatia: From Nationalist to Europeanist,” with Sharon Fisher of Global Insight. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Alumni honors — 6:30 p.m. — The Catholic University of America Alumni Association holds a dinner, “A Cardinal Celebration,” to honor five distinguished alumni for outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields. Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Benefit dinner — 6:30 p.m. — The Palestine Center holds its Iftar dinner to benefit the Arab Women’s Union of Ramallah and the Atta Services to the elderly. Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Fight against HIV/AIDS — 6:30 p.m. — YouthAIDS holds its annual gala to celebrate the year’s successes in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Actress Ashley Judd, YouthAIDS global ambassador; Kate Roberts, director and founder of YouthAIDS, participate. Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 202/448-3145.

Islam and democracy — 6:30 p.m. — The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy holds a discussion, “Islam and Democracy: Toward a Better Future for Muslims.” Participants include Jamal Barzinji of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and public speaker Sheik Abdullah Idris. Location: Senior Center at Cascade Marketplace, 21060 Whitefield Place, Sterling. Contact: 202/265-1200.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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