- The Washington Times - Monday, December 17, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Terrorism conference 8:30 a.m. The Greater Washington Board of Trade presents a conference, "Global Terrorism & America: The Expanding Role of the Private Sector in Defending Freedom." Location: Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-5003.
Terrorism lecture 2 p.m. The Heritage Foundation presents "Victory: What It Will Take to Win," a lecture about the need to destroy regimes that support and foster terrorism. The speaker is Angelo Codevilla, senior fellow at Claremont Institute. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH
No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCES
1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the board of scientific counselors. Contact: 202/564-6853.

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

SENATE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. for pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Academy of Sciences meeting all day The National Academy of Sciences hosts a meeting on Assessment of Precision Time and Time Interval Science and Technology. Location: Naval Observatory, 3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3523.
Regulatory review forum all day The Weidenbaum Center of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., presents a forum, "Executive Regulatory Review: Surveying the Record, Making it Work."
Highlights 7:30 a.m. Sally Katzen, former administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, breakfast speaker, "Lessons Learned from the Catbird Seat."
Noon
John Graham, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, luncheon speaker, "Making Regulatory Review Work." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 314/935-5652.
Institute of Medicine meeting 8 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds a Committee on the Review of the USDA E.coli 0157:H7 Risk Assessment meeting on "Farm-to-Table Process Risk Assessment."
Highlights 8 a.m. Closed session.
1 p.m. Open session.
Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1318.
National Academy of Sciences meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences hosts a Review of the National Marine Fisheries Service meeting, "Use of Science and Data in Management and Litigation."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Closed session.
10:45 a.m.
Open session.
3:15 p.m.
Closed session.
Location: Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3141.
Defense Department ceremony 8:40 a.m. The Defense Department holds a ceremony to honor sailors, Marines and civilians who distinguished themselves in the aftermath of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. The participants include: Navy Secretary Navy Gordon England; Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval operations; and Gen. Michael Williams, commandant of the Marine Corps. Location: Center Courtyard, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/692-6704.
Media availability 9:30 a.m. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds a media availability with actor James Cromwell about protests for animal welfare improvements by fast food chains. Location: Fairfax County District Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Contact: 202/224-3709.
Transportation Research Board meeting 10:15 a.m. The Transportation Research Board hosts a Committee on Future Surface Transportation Agency Human Resource Needs meeting on "Strategies for Recruiting, Training and Retaining Personnel." Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3260.
Loy speech 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, "America's First Maritime Line of Defense: The U.S. Coast Guard," by Adm. James Loy, U.S. Coast Guard commandant. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Winter reading campaign introduction 11:30 a.m. The Education Department introduces its winter reading campaign, "Home for the Holidays Reading Together." Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Bolten Room, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Ukraine lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a lecture titled "Competitive Authoritarianism: Ukraine in Comparative Perspective." The speaker is Lucan Way, Harvard University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Education forum 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings Forum on Universal Education, "Basic Education in Pakistan and Afghanistan: The Current Crisis and Beyond," regarding challenge of reaching girls in the region. The participants include: Gene Sperling, director, Brookings Forum on Universal Education, and former national economic advisor, moderator; Shahid Javed Burki, Emerging Market Partnerships Financial Advisers; Thomas Gouttierre, University of Nebraska, Omaha; Barbara Herz, consultant; Charles MacCormack, Save the Children; Andrea Ruch, consultant; and John Wall, World Bank. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Concert 4 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral presents the Cathedral Choral Society's annual "Joy of Christmas" concert, featuring Washington Symphonic Brass and Howard University Choir. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-5277.
Check presentation ceremony 5:30 p.m. The embassy of Spain holds a ceremony to present a check for funds raised during a Dec. 8 silent auction to the National Council of La Raza's Special Assistance Fund to help Hispanic community members affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks. Raul Yzaguirre, National Council of La Raza chairman, participates. Location: Ambassador's residence, 2801 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/728-2332.

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