- The Washington Times - Monday, December 3, 2001

T0DAY'S HEADLINERS
Book discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the book "Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam" by Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a Bradley Lecture titled "The Burden of Bad Ideas, Part II." The speaker is Heather MacDonald, Manhattan Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10:35 a.m. Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Oval Office of the White House.
3:25 p.m.
Meets with Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson, Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its report on personal income and outlays for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
10 a.m.
Census Bureau releases its report on the value of new construction put in place for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m.
Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:15 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on organ transplantation. Location: Hyatt Dulles, Washington Dulles International Airport, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon. Contact: 301/443-8653.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket Number 00-952: Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services vs. Blumer; and Docket Number 00-1249: Thomas vs. Chicago Park District. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 1 p.m. 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
Student lending conference all day The Consumer Bankers Association holds its 2001 Student Lending Conference.
Highlights 8:45 a.m. William Hansen, deputy education secretary, "Blueprint for Management Excellence."
Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/598-7055 or 703/276-3879.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization conference 8:15 a.m. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) holds its 16th management and leadership conference.
Highlights 8:30 p.m. Elizabeth Dole, NHPCO national director of education and information, presents her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican, with the NHPCO Public Servant Award and launches a national campaign to inform the public on hospice care benefits.
Location: Crystal City Hyatt Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/837-3139.
AIDS conference 8:45 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies Africa Program and the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and France hold a conference on "France and the United States: Strengthening Collaboration on HIV/AIDS in Africa." The participants include: Richard Holbrooke, Council on Foreign Relations chairman; Bernard Kouchner, French health minister; and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Quiroga visit 10 a.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts an official visit to the OAS by Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga. Location: Hall of the Americas, OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.
Cancer discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Dr. Harold Freeman, chairman of the President's Cancer Panel. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
World AIDS Day conference 10 a.m. Howard University Hospital hosts the World AIDS Day conference and luncheon to provide education and awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. Location: Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.
TRade Promotion Authority news conference noon Members of Congress and Wal-Mart representatives hold a news conference to discuss the benefits of presidential Trade Promotion Authority to the American consumer. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/226-2006.
Fast track legislation news conference noon Reps. Peter Visclosky, Indiana Democrat, and John Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, hold a news conference to discuss U.S. anti-dumping laws in fast track legislation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2461.
Awards ceremony noon The Fulbright Association holds a ceremony to award the 2001 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. The participants include: Kofi Annan, secretary-general of the United Nations; John Negroponte, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Lee Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Patricia de Stacy Harrison, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs; Doug Daft, Coca Cola Co. chairman; and Charles Harff, Fulbright Association president. Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/466-6040.
Archives lecture noon The National Archives presents a lecture, "The White House: The History of an American Idea," regarding the mansion's 200 years and the first families and designers who shaped it. The speaker is William Seale, former White House Historical Association historian. Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.
Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee briefing noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee media briefing and luncheon. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Russia-U.S. rapprochement news conference noon The Embassy of the Russian Federation hosts a news conference on "Rapprochement between Russia and the U.S. New Look." Vladimir Zhirinovsky, deputy speaker of the Russian Parliament, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/298-5748.
Telecom network security discussion 12:30 p.m. Ivan Seidenberg, president and co-CEO of Verizon, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon on "The Security Impact of Terrorist Attacks on the Telecom Network." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Chesapeake Executive Council meeting 1 p.m. The Chesapeake Executive Council holds its annual meeting to present an initiative to develop new technologies to reduce storm-water pollution and enhance storm-water management practices on government land in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening participate. Location: Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 410/267-5758.
Taiwan elections conference 3:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a conference, "Elections in Taiwan: Free, Open and Fair." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Workshop 6 p.m. The National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee presents a workshop for reporters, "Tricks, Tips, Shortcuts to Better Note-Taking." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.
Book lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture on "Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential." The speaker is the book's author, Dr. Richard Restak, neorology professor at the George Washington University Medical Center. Location: Jefferson Auditorium, South Building, Agriculture Department, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Woodrow Wilson Center dinner 6 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars honors Vice President Richard Cheney and Mrs. Lynne Cheney with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and AOL Time Warner Chairman Steve Case and his wife, Jean Case, with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship at the annual Woodrow Wilson Center dinner. Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/828-6338.
Ramadan presentation 7:30 p.m. The Egyptian Embassy's Cultural and Educational Bureau presents "Ramadan for Americans," a presentation of music, snacks and refreshments typical of Ramadan. Ibrahim Oweiss, president of the Council on Egyptian American Relations, participates. Location: Taha Hussein Hall, Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau, 1303 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/667-3402 or 202/296-3888.

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