- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 2, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Patriot award — 6:30 p.m. — National Defense University Foundation holds a ceremony and gala to present the 2004 American Patriot Award to former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/799-2449.

Concert — 7:30 p.m. — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic University hold the 16th annual Christmas Concert for Charity. Location: Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-2045.

9 a.m. — Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds an open meeting to discuss the final report of the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth; recommendations regarding federal agencies that hold juvenile offenders, non-offenders and undocumented juveniles; the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign; and recommendations on youth employment training programs. Location: Labor Department, Room N-4437, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/514-2190.

10 a.m. — National Park Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission, to receive a report by the Design Oversight Committee of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force, with recommendations on a Stage 1 jury for the design competition for a permanent memorial. Contact: 814/443-4457.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands in adjournment until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands in adjournment until 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Ethical research — all day — Peru-U.S. Forum for Research Ethics holds a conference, “Collaborative Research with Human Participants in Latin America.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Mark Barns, “HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and International Research”

Location: Bethesda Regency Hyatt, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3138.

Becoming a good citizen — all day — National Conference on Citizenship holds its annual conference on strengthening the civic health of the nation. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Robert Putnam of Harvard University, “Fostering Citizenship in Communities”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/549-0330.

Improving high schools — all day — Education Department holds the second National High School Leadership Summit. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 12:20 p.m. — Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

State and national policy — all day — American Legislative Exchange Council holds its States and National Policy Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — “When It Comes to Telecommunications Regulation, Less Is More”

Location: Renaissance Washington, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/431-6461 or 202/431-4015.

Housing mobility — all day — Poverty and Race Research Action Council hosts the third annual National Conference on Housing Mobility. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Barbara Sard of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “What Does the Recent Election Mean for the Future of Housing Mobility?”

Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/387-9887.

The value of preschool — all day — Committee for Economic Development holds a conference, “Building the Economic Case for Investments in Preschool.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — 2000 Nobel laureate James Hickman of the University of Chicago, “The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children”

Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-5860, Ext. 24.

Mutual fund reform — 8 a.m. — Consumer Federation of America holds its annual Financial Services Conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Mutual Fund Reform: Three Views of the Future of the Industry”

Location: Radisson Barcelo, 2121 P St. NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Future of oceans policy — 9 a.m. — Brookings Institution holds a Brookings Briefing, “The Future of Oceans Policy.” Participants include James Watkins of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and Leon Panetta of the Pew Oceans Commission. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Identity theft symposium — 9:30 a.m. — Women in Housing and Finance holds a symposium, “Identity Theft and Emerging Financial Fraud Issues.”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Wayne Abernathy, assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Polaris Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-4742.

The war on terrorism — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The War on Terrorism and Beyond: Principles and Issues for the Quadrennial Defense Review.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Bhopal compensation — noon — International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal holds a rally to demand compensation and cleanup from Dow Chemical Co. for the 1984 chemical disaster. Location: Outside the Watergate, Benito Juarez statue, 25th and Virginia avenues NW. Contact: 202/387-5080.

Central American Free Trade Act — noon — The Alliance for Responsible Trade and the Worker Rights Consortium sponsor a discussion on repression against labor activists in El Salvador and labor rights in the context of the Central American Free Trade Act. Gilberto Garcia of the El Salvador Center for Labor Studies and Support participates. Location: 927 15th St. NW, fourth floor. Contact: 202/898-1566.

Does foreign aid buy economic development? — 12:30 p.m. — SAIS International Development Program and the Institute for International Economics hold a discussion, “Does Foreign Aid Buy Economic Development?” William Easterly of New York University participates. Location: Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/454-1361.

Philosophy lecture — 2 p.m. — Catholic University of America presents “Conflicts of Desire,” the final lecture in its “Weakness of Will” philosophy series. Alasdair MacIntyre of the University of Notre Dame participates. Location: Catholic University, Life Cycle Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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