- The Washington Times - Friday, October 6, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Brazil’s election — 10 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The Outcome of Brazil’s General Elections.” Participants include Aline Machado of TV Camara, Jeffrey Cason of Middlebury College and Ted Goertzel of Rutgers University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Mars images — 11 a.m. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a press conference to present new images returned by the Opportunity rover from the Victoria crater on Mars. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1237.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a round-table discussion on job growth and the economy; participates in a photo opportunity with members of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Headquarters European Theater of Operations United States Army Veterans Association; makes remarks at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a campaign event for congressional candidate Vern Buchanan in Sarasota, Fla.; attends a celebration for the christening of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier in Newport News, Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for September. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

11:30 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the Transportation Services Index for July. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the education advisory committee. Location: VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 530. Contact: 202/273-7187.

11 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to discuss identity protection and user authentication. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 866/505-3500.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Flu symposium — all day — The National Italian American Foundation holds a symposium, “Avian Flu and the Human Pandemic Influenza: The Global Health Challenge of the Third Millennium.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. Contact: 202/939-3106.

Investing in Europe — all day — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference, “Economic Cooperation and Investment Opportunities in Southeast Europe.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Reinhard Priebe, director of Western Balkans for the European Commission

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Nuclear power — all day — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Is Nuclear Power a Solution to Global Warming and Rising Energy Prices?” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Dale Klein, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, delivers remarks.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Family festival — all day — The Smithsonian Institution holds its Mongolia Family Festival. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/633-2950.

Hispanic leaders convention — all day — The Embassy of Spain sponsors the second annual Convention of Young Hispanic Leaders. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Spanish Crown Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbon delivers remarks.

12:45 p.m. — U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral delivers remarks.

Location: Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-2332 or 202/623-1373.

China and Latin America — 8:30 a.m. — The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion, “China and Latin America.” Participants include Wu Hongying of the China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations, Stephen Johnson of the Heritage Foundation and Claudio Loser of the Inter-American Dialogue. Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Book discussion — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion with James Kynge, author of “China Shakes the World: A Titan’s Breakneck Rise and Troubled Future — and the Challenge for America.” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Advocacy nonprofits — noon — The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Advocacy Nonprofits: All Hat and No Cattle?” Participants include Dana Fisher, author of “Activism, Inc.”; Cynthia Gibson of the Nonprofit Quarterly; and Arnie Graf of the Industrial Areas Foundation. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

European stakes — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Europe’s Evolving Stakes in the Middle East,” with Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, deputy chairman of the German Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Ecosystem discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Ecosystems, Governance and Poverty: Increasing the Benefits of Development.” Jonathan Lash, president of World Resources Institute, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Augustine’s philosophy — 2 p.m. — The Catholic University of America holds a presentation, “Augustine’s Short History of Philosophy,” with James Wetzel of Villanova University. Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Film screening — 2 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a film screening of “Awake Zion,” a documentary that explores the connections between reggae culture and Judaism. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Darfur health care — 7 p.m. — Save Darfur holds an event to raise money for Relief International for the maintenance of the Zam-Zam clinic, which provides health care in Darfur. Location: Alliance Francoise, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Contact: 202/478-6311.

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