- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Participates in a lunch with community leaders in Greensboro, N.C. Visits Waldo C. Falkener Elementary School and makes remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act in Greensboro. Participates in a visit to Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc. in Randleman, N.C. Attends a Republican National Committee dinner at a private residence in Greensboro.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the residential construction figures for September. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. National Technical Information Serviceholds a meeting of the Advisory Board. Location: NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Room 2029, Springfield. Contact: 703/605-6507, 703/605-6404 or 703/605-6103.


No oral arguments are scheduled. 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 in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Health care — all day The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) holds a conference on home-based health care technologies and electronic health information that will help seniors and others take charge of their health care, maintain their independence and reduce costs. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Craig Barrett of Intel Corp. deliver keynote addresses.

3:15 p.m. — David Whitlinger of Continua Health Alliance and Intel, Richard Bakalar of IBM and Joseph L. Ternullo of Partners Telemedicine

Location: NIST, Administration Building, Red Auditorium, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2767.

Conference — 8:15 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a conference, “Securing the Common Good.” Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, Florida Democrat; former President Bill Clinton; and Anna Burger of the Service Employees International Union participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Water quality — 9 a.m. The Water Environment Federation and the Earth Conservation Corps hold an event to mark World Water Monitoring Day, during which participants will conduct hands-on testing of the Anacostia River’s water quality. Ben Grumbles, assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, participates. Location: ECC, Matthew Henson Earth Conservation Center, 2000 Half St. SW. Contact: 703/684-2480.

Asia discussion — 9 a.m. The Asia Foundation holds a discussion, “Changing the Face of Asia: Women as a Political Force.” Sohn Bong-scuk of the South Korean National Assembly and Nanda Pok of Cambodia’s Women for Prosperity participate. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/271-1751.

New director — 11 a.m. The National Institutes of Health holds a ceremony to officially swear in Dr. John Niederhuber as the director of the National Cancer Institute. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni and Phillip A. Sharp of the MIT Center for Cancer Research participate. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 10, Masur Auditorium, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4000.

Black voters — noon The High Impact Leadership Coalition holds a press conference to announce its efforts to mobilize Maryland’s black values voters. Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. of HILC and Dick Dowling, founder of Maryland Catholic Conference, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Discussion — noon The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on the new U.N. Development Program report, “Trade on Human Terms: Transforming Trade for Human Development in Asia and the Pacific.” Assistant U.N. Secretary-General Hafiz Pasha and David A. Walters, assistant U.S. trade representative for economic affairs, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a book discussion with Jacob Hacker, “The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement and How You Can Fight Back.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Fighting hunger — 1 p.m. — FedEx and the United Way hold a press conference to kick off a week of volunteer work to support the Capital Area Food Bank. Dominic Rocchi, managing director, and Tom Doherty, eastern regional vice president, participate. Location: Capital Area Food Bank, 645 Taylor St. NE. Contact: 202/835-7279.

Ethics and integrity — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker program holds a press conference, “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity,” with Egil Krogh, who was deputy counsel to President Nixon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Discussion — 3 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on the implications of the upcoming midterm elections for the president’s trade promotion authority. Former Sen. Bob Packwood, Oregon Republican, and former Reps. Bill Frenzel, Minnesota Republican, and Thomas J. Downey, New York Democrat, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Symposium — 3:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a symposium, “The Law of Politics: The Role of Law in Advancing Democracy.” T. Alexander Aleinikoff of the Georgetown University Law Center and Jonathan Allen of the Georgetown Law Journal participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Immigration — 4:30 p.m. TheGeorge Mason University School of Law holds a symposium, “Immigration: Practice and Policy.”

Highlight — 7 p.m. — Deputy Labor Secretary Steven J. Law delivers keynote address.

Rachel Brand, assistant attorney general for legal policy, and Senate Judiciary Committee staffers Juria Jones and Phil Kiko participate. Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Room 121, Arlington. Contact: 703/993-8007.

Gala — 6 p.m. Southeastern University holds its annual gala featuring a roast of D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten; and D.C. mayoral candidate Adrian M. Fenty participate. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/621-8060.

Event — 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia holds its “2006 Lawyer Doctor Dinner: Personalized Medicine: Promise and Policy.” Dr. Janet Woodcock of the Food and Drug Administration and Mary V. Relling of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital participate. Location: Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/639-8880.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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