- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 19, 2006


North Koran refugees — noon — The Defense Forum Foundation holds a forum, “The Plight of North Korean Refugees and Those who Try to Save Them.” The Rev. Phillip Buck, recently jailed in China for his work with North Korean refugees, participates. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/534-4313.

Ceremony — 1:30 p.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will host the 59th annual honor awards for outstanding government service by Agriculture Department employees. Location: Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.


Attends a National Republican Senatorial Committee reception at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.


Delivers remarks at a rally for the Indiana Air and Army national guards at Camp Atterbury, JSTEC Warehouse-Building 722.


10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the regional and state employment and unemployment figures for September. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. — National Park Service Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park holds a meeting of the Advisory Commission to receive updates on park operations, major construction/development projects and partnership projects. Location: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Hihway, Hagerstown, Md. Contact: 301/714-2201.


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.


Empowerment weekend — all day — Black Enterprise magazine, African American Golfer’s Digest and Divas On-The-Go host the African-American Empowerment Weekend. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — noon — Anthony Robinson of the Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund delivers remarks.

3:30 p.m. — Michelle Singletary of The Washington Post, William Keating of Johns Hopkins University, Terrell Whitener of Productive Workforce Development LLC and William Reed, publisher of “Who’s Who in Black Corporate America,” discuss “Getting Out and Staying Out of Debt, and Ultimately Living an Ideal Life.”

8 p.m. — Actor Louis Gossett Jr. delivers remarks at the African-Americans of Distinction Awards Dinner.

Location: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Drive, Chantilly. Contact: 301/627-8436 or 301/675-1988, 301/262-3472.

Convention — all day — The National Italian American Foundation holds its 2006 convention. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — “Italy’s Thermal Waters, Wines and Food,” a travel seminar

noon — Former President George Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush deliver remarks.

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-3106.

Symposium — all day — The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hold a symposium, “In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000,” Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Harry Gamble of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, “Book Cultures and the Culture of the Book: The Reception and Reading of Early Biblical Texts”

2 p.m. — The Rev. Justin Sinaites of the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai, Egypt, “A Closer Look at Biblical Manuscripts: Still Much to Learn from Codex Sinaiticus”

Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Meyer Auditorium. Contact: 202/633-4880.

Faith conference — all day — The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation holds its eighth International Conference, “Opening Doors of Hope in Faith.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Leadership Institute for Holy Land Christian Support Network (Ambassadors of the Mother Church)

3:10 p.m. — “Visual Introduction to the Lives of Holy Land Christians”

Location: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 866/871-4233.

Meeting — all day — The Education Department holds the 20th annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, “Creating Safe and Healthy Campuses: Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Prevention.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Deborah A. Price delivers remarks and recognizes model grantees.

Location: Hyatt Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Meeting — 8 a.m. — The Commission on the Regulation of U.S. Capital Markets in the 21st Century holds a meeting, “U.S. Financial Institutions Regulation: Assessing the Efficiency, Transparency, and Investor Protections of the Capital Markets.” William Daley of JP Morgan Chase and A.B. Culvahouse Jr. of O’Melveny & Myers LLP participate. Location: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 703/876-1714.

Foreign policy — 9:30 a.m. — The Program on International Policy Attitudes holds a press conference to release a poll, “What Kind of Foreign Policy Does the American Public Want?” Steven Kull of PIPA, Lawrence J. Korb of the Center for American Progress and Lael Brainard of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/232-7500.

Discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on its report, “Do Households Benefit from Financial Deregulation and Innovation? The Case of the Mortgage Market.” James B. Lockhart III of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight and Harvey Rosen, author of “Do Households Benefit,” participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Briefing — noon — The American Meteorological Society holds a briefing, “Is Global Warming Impacting, or Expected to Impact, Hurricanes?” Anthony Socci of AMS and James P. Kossin of the University of Wisconsin-Madison participate. Location: 428 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/737-9006, Ext. 436.

Africa — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Pan-African Free Trade Agreement: Helping Africa Through Free Trade.” Andrew Mitchell, British shadow secretary of state for international development; Richard Tren of Africa Fighting Malaria; and Marian L. Tupy of Cato participate. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Luncheon — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon with Meg Meeker, author of “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Film screening — 2 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a film screening of “Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan,” as part of the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

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