- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 10, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

9 a.m. Participates in the launch of a "Business Strengthening America" day of service campaign to engage corporate involvement in volunteer service, the White House. Meets with Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the White House. Meets with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of Turkey's Justice and Development Party, the White House.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases wholesale trade figures for October 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Boardreleases estimates on world agricultural supply and demand. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, to discuss the status of current research, programs, and initiatives. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 800. Contact: 301/594-7216.

9 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a post-forum stakeholder meeting to solicit comments on a new hydroelectric licensing process. Agenda will be posted at www.ferc.gov/hydro/docs/hydro-rule.htm. Location: 888 First St. NE, commission meeting room. Contact: 202/502-8760.

10 a.m. Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of its advisory committee to receive reports and discussion on proposed revisions to the bank's Economic Impact Procedures. Location: Ex-Im Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3542.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 01-1437 Branch v. Smith, consolidated with Docket Number 01-1596 Smith v. Branch

Docket Number 01-1243 Borden Ranch v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Stands adjourned until noon Jan. 7, 2003. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Stands adjourned until noon Jan. 7, 2003. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. Government Reform civil service, census and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing on "Recent Developments in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1:30 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Corporate voluntarism all day Business Strengthening America hosts a BSA Day of Service campaign to engage the corporate community in volunteer service.

Highlights 9 a.m. President Bush; Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and USA Freedom Corps Director John Bridgeland, campaign launch, the White House

12:30 p.m. Corporate excutives build a state-of-the-art playground, Congress Park Plaza Apartments, 1381 14th Place SE.

7 p.m. Corporate Citizenship Awards, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1516 H St. NW.

Contact: 410/821-8220.

Export controls all day Practicing Law Institute holds a conference on "Coping with U.S. Export Controls 2002"

Highlights 1:30 p.m. Session on "Staying Out of Trouble"

3:15 p.m. Session on "Dealing with Trouble Enforcement: Criminal, Civil, Administrative and Customs Seizures"

Location: International Trade Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/824-5710 or 800/260-4754.

Science, technology and law all day National Academies holds the sixth meeting of the Science, Technology and Law Program.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Paul Gilman, assistant administrator, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency

9:30 a.m. Session on issues facing universities after September 11

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1221.

Anti-military march 8 a.m. Recruiters for Peace and Justice Coalition holds a rally to protest U.S. military recruitment tactics targeting racial minorities and lower-class students, along with the "No Child Left Behind Act."

Highlights noon March to the White House starts at Farragut Square

4:30 p.m. March starts at the offices of Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, 918 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Location: Outside the U.S. Military Recruitment Center, 12th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/744-2671 or 410/704-4139.

Global aging 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Global Aging and Capital Markets," which focuses on market financing options for Social Security.

Highlights 9:45 a.m. James Lockhart, Social Security Administration deputy commissioner,

11:15 a.m. Olivia Mitchell, Wharton School Pension Research Council, on "New Ways to Protect Retirement Saving in an Uncertain World"

12:15 p.m. Charles Blahous, President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security executive director, keynote address

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Future taxes 9:45 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a seminar on "The Future of American Taxation: The Tax Notes 30th Anniversary Issue"

Highlights 9:45 a.m. Lawrence Lindsey, formerly of the National Economic Council

10 a.m. Panel I: Tax Reform and the Global Economy

11 a.m. Panel II: The Political Economy of Tax Reform

noon Panel III: The Future of the IRS

1 p.m. Glenn Hubbard, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, keynote address

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5876.

Punitive damages 10 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds a roundtable discussion on punitive damages in American tort litigation and their effect on manufacturing and the economy as a whole. Location: NAM, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3093.

Iraq protest noon United for Peace holds a "Walk for Peace" rally to protest a war against Iraq. Location: Lafayette Park in front of the White House. Contact: 202/302-5548; 415/255-7296 Ext. 263, or 800/497-1994 Ext. 263.

EU expansion 2 p.m. Brookings Institution holds a briefing on the European Union discussions of how issues involving Cyprus and Turkey complicate the EU's expansion plans. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Human rights day 3:30 p.m. Amnesty International, World Vision and Robinson Secondary School hold a rally to celebrate National Human Rights Day and call for legislation to prevent "conflict diamonds" from being sold to the American public. Location: West front steps, U.S. Captiol. Contact: 703/426-2171 or 703/383-1332.

Polish Jews 6:30 p.m. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum holds a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Zegota, the underground council that aided Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. Participants include Waldyslaw Bartosewski, founding member and former Polish foreign minister. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Helena Rubenstein Auditorium, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

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