- The Washington Times - Friday, December 7, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Employment hearing 9:30 a.m. [-] The Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on "The Employment Situation: November 2001." Lois Orr, acting commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
Pearl Harbor exhibit 9 a.m. [-] The Navy Museum marks the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor by opening the exhibition, "Visions of Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered," featuring paintings by Tom Freeman, which continues through May 12, 2002. Location: Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-6826.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Norfolk to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on the employment situation for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. Location: Conference Rooms C-D, Neuroscience Office Building, National Institutes of Health, 6001 Executive Blvd., Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-7592.
9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting on the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-4391.
9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Institute of Museum Services holds a meeting of the National Museum Services Board. Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/606-4649.
10 a.m. Federal Reserve System holds a meeting of the board of governors. Location: Federal Reserve Board Building, C Street entrance between 20th and 2lst streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3204.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds confirmation hearing for Sean O'Keefe, administrator-designate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on baggage screening. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds hearing on "The District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995: Blue Print for Educational Reform in the District of Columbia." Kevin Chavous, D.C. city council member, and Paul Vance, D.C. superintendent of schools, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Housing conference 9 a.m. Housing and Development Reporter and the Institute for Professional and Executive Development present a conference, "Today's Tax Credit Helpers How to Use Housing Subsidy Programs to Maximize Tax Credit Opportunities." Location: Marriott at Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/331-9230.
Science conference 9 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and the National Council for Science and the Environment present the Second National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, "Sustainable Communities: Science and Solutions." Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/530-5810.
Writing workshop 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club Library presents a workshop titled "Content and Communications: Writing and Editing for the Web." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7129.
School buildings briefing 10 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a briefing titled "High Performance School Buildings: Energy-Smart Schools that Make a Difference." The participants include: Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat; Gary Bailey, Innovative Design; Sarah Woodhead, D.C. Public Schools; Roy Michaelson, Howard County, Md., Public Schools; Jim Zavesky, Trane Co.; and Deane Evans, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/662-1885.
International Federation of Football Associations World Cup briefing 10:30 a.m. The Korean Organizing Committee presents a briefing on the 2002 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup Korea/Japan to be held May 13-June 30. Lee Yun-taek, co-chairman of the Korean Organizing Committee, participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F St. NW. Contact: 202/939-5683 or 202/939-5684.
Economic stimulus news conference 10:30 a.m. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, holds a news conference on the unemployed and economic stimulus. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5556.
Wreath-laying ceremony 11 a.m. AMVETS (American Veterans) and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association commemorate the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor with a wreath-laying ceremony. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 301/459-9600.
Archives lecture noon The National Archives presents a lecture on the book, "Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag." Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna, authors, participate. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.
Report release noon The Hydropower Reform Coalition presents a news conference to release a report documenting the causes and environmental consequences of stalled hydropower dam upgrades on 30 rivers in 10 states. The participants include: Andrew Fahlund, American Rivers; Steve Malloch, Trout Unlimited; Matt Sicchio, Hydropower Reform Coalition; and Risa Shimoda, American Whitewater. Location: Suite 720, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-7550.
Iraq briefing 12:30 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine presents a special briefing, "After Kabul: Is Baghdad Next?" The participants include: Scott Ritter, former U.N. chief weapons inspector in Iraq; Denis Halliday, former U.N. assistant secretary-general; and Edward Peck, former chief of mission, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.
Afghanistan discussion 12:30 p.m. The Institute for Policy Studies holds a discussion on "The View from the Ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan." The speaker is Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange. Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382.

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