- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 2, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo; participates in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the annual Pageant of Peace.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 A.M. —Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 A.M. —Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services to discuss ambulance safety, counterterrorism and action items. Location: National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield. Contact: 703/674-0190.

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

Insurance benefits — all day National Academies’ Board on Health Care Services holds a meeting, “Redesigning Insurance Benefits, Provider Payments and Performance Improvement Programs to Promote Quality of Health Care Delivery.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. David Brailer of the Health and Human Services Department, “The Use of Electronic Health Records and Health Information and Communications Technology Now and in the Future and the Implications for Quality Improvement Organizations”

Location: Hotel Monaco, Athens Room, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2413.

Emergency response training — all day Homeland Defense Journal holds a conference, “Emergency Response Training: How to, When to and What to Do to Respond to a Biological or Chemical Threat.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Topics include threat and risk assessment, suspicious package response plans and reporting and recording responsibilities.

Location: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Executive Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/807-2753.

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

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, “Preparing America’s Future: The Charge for State Policy-Makers.”

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

Transnational terrorism after September 11 — all day New America Foundation and the New York University Center on Law and Security hold a forum, “Al Qaeda 2.0: Transnational Terrorism After 9/11.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 4:30 p.m. “The Real Twin Towers: Al Qaeda and Its Influence on Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”

Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/986-4901.

Domestic effects of foreign direct investment — all day American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Domestic Effects of Foreign Direct Investment.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 12:15 p.m. Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers

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

Women and AIDS — 8:30 a.m. International Center for Research on Women holds a seminar, “It’s Time to Act: A Technical Seminar on Women and AIDS.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 12:40 p.m. Judy Polsky of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), “Program and Policy Implications”

Location: ICRW, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/797-0007, Ext. 114.

Book discussion — 8:30 a.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a book discussion, “Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces.” Participants include author Linda Robinson of U.S. News & World Report and Sherri Goodman of the CNA Corp. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 212/434-9537.

Veneman v. Livestock Marketing — 9 a.m. Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Veneman v. Livestock Marketing: Compelled Commercial Speech Pays Another Visit to the Supreme Court.” Participants include Philip Olse and Thomas Goldstein, co-counsel for the Livestock Marketing Association, and Gregory Garre, counsel for Nebraska Cattlemen Inc. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

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