- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 22, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10 a.m. Presents and pardons the 2000 National Thanksgiving Turkey, "Jerry," a bird from Barron, Wis., Rose Garden of the White House.

11:10 a.m. Signs the Health Care Fairness Act, Oval Office of the White House.

Noon Tours the Capital Area Community Food Bank, 645 Taylor St. NE.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. Agriculture Department's National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the weekly Broiler Hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

5 p.m. Agriculture Department, World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation (NSF) holds a seminar on "Research to Develop an Artificial Retina," to brief NSF management and program officers on federal agency research project support and other worldwide efforts directed to the development of a chronic retinal prosthesis, and to indicate the context in which NSF provides support for the research. Location: Room 110, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8320.

10 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission to discuss its draft report "Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research." Location: Conference Rooms E1 and E2, Building 45 (Natcher Conference Center), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-4242.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

World Health Organization report news conference 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on a World Health Organization (WHO) report on a rising malaria crisis in many parts of the world. Donald Roberts, tropical health professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and Save the Children from Malaria Campaign representative, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission report discussion 10 a.m. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission holds a telephone conference discussion on issues identified in public comment on their report, "Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research." Location: Conference Rooms E1 and E2, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Visit noon The Capital Area Community Food Bank hosts a visit by President Clinton and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Location: Capital Area Community Food Bank, 645 Taylor St. NE. Contact: 202/456-7150.

Concert 7:30 p.m. The Embassy of Israel presents the opening concert of its 2000-01 cultural program. The performers are Inbal Segev, cello, and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano. Location: Jerusalem Hall, Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Drive NW.

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