- The Washington Times - Friday, October 9, 2009


7:30 a.m. - Lunar impact - NASA hosts a TV viewing of the twin impacts of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite and its rocket’s upper stage as they impact the moon. Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/358-0668.

10 a.m. - Capital punishment - Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom and European Commission delegation head John Bruton hold a news briefing to call for an end to capital punishment. Location: House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. Contact: 202/467-2655.

Noon - Female entrepreneurs - The State Department holds a conference launching a network of entrepreneurs that will promote access to markets, finance and training for women throughout the Western Hemisphere. Luncheon keynote: Undersecretary of State Maria Otero. Location: Hilton Embassy Row hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Noon - Equality - National Equality March activities. News conference to discuss the march and planned activities. Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW. Contact: 415/816-2847.

Noon - Afghanistan - The Medill School of Journalism holds a discussion “Afghanistan: What Journalists Need to Know Now,” with former Interior Minister Ali Jalali. Location: Medill offices, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 730. Contact: 847/491-4890.

Noon - Richardson - The think tank NDN holds a conversation with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Latin American relations. Location: 729 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/842-7217.

12:15 p.m. - Monetary policy - The Federal Reserve Board holds a conference on key developments in monetary policy, with Vice Chairman Donald Kohn. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-6469.

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