- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 12, 2002

To be announced.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance monthly sales for retail and food services for November 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for November 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

8 a.m. Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting for discussion and comments on FSIS's recall authority, how FSIS approaches recalls and how FSIS works with states on recalls. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/205-0260.
9 a.m.
Education Department holds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council for policy discussions related to mental health services for young children with disabilities and their families. Location: Education Department, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-5507.
9 a.m.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the two-day post-forum stakeholder drafting session on a new hydroelectric-licensing process. Location: 888 First St. NE, Room 3M-2, A & B. Contact: 202/502-8760.
10 a.m.
Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council to discuss underground injection control with respect to the practice of hydraulic fracturing for coal-bed methane production. Location: EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 2123. Contact: 202/564-3791.

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

Stands adjourned sine die until noon on Jan. 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

Stands adjourned sine die until noon on Jan. 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

11 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, "America's Heroin Crisis, Colombian Heroin and How We Can Improve Plan Colombia." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

Telecommunications Policy and Regulation all day Practicing Law Institute holds the 20th annual institute on telecommunications policy and regulation.
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican
9:50 a.m.
Michael Copps, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
1:45 p.m.
Kevin Martin, commissioner, FCC
Location: International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/824-5710 or 800/260-4754.
Health data workshop all day National Academies holds a workshop on improving racial and ethnic data in health.
Highlights 10 a.m. James Scanlon, director, Division of Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services Department
Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1366.
Education forum 9 a.m. The Alliance for Excellent Education and the American Association of School Administrators host a forum, "Increasing Teacher Quality and Retention in the Wake of No Child Left Behind Education Law." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/955-9450.
Russian sports discussion 9:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "Russian Influence on American Sport." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Medical news conference 11 a.m. American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Association of Medical Colleges hold a news conference to announce the methodology and a timetable for the public disclosure of quality-performance information. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Tom Scully, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services; Dick Davidson of AHA; George Sheldon of AAMC and Chip Kahn of FAH participate. Location: George Washington University Hospital, auditorium, 900 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/626-2284 or 202/ 624-1500.
ALEC policy summit 11:30 a.m. American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 2002 States and National Policy Summit.
Highlights 11:30 a.m. Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican, incoming assistant majority leader
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/466-3800, Ext. 235.
Report from Saudi Arabia noon Middle East Institute holds a discussion, "Report from Saudi Arabia." Topics include U.S.-Saudi relations, and the Saudi perspective on a war with Iraq. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Economists luncheon noon National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, "The Securities and Exchange Commission's Agenda following September 11." Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Dining Room, sixth floor, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/493-8824.
Hong Kong discussion noon Washington Foreign Law Society holds a discussion, "Rule of Law in Hong Kong Five Years After 1997." Location: City Club of Washington, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-4444.
Genocide lecture 1 p.m. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a lecture, "Genocide and Humanitarian Response." David Rieff, policy analyst and author of "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis," participates. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Classroom B, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.
Gaming commission ceremony 2 p.m. National Indian Gaming Commission hosts a swearing-in ceremony for new members. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; Philip Hogan, chairman, South Dakota; Cloyce Choney, associate, Oklahoma; and Nelson Westrin, associate, Michigan, participate. Location: NIGC, 1441 L St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Pakistan discussion 3 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion, "Pakistan-U.S. Relations Since September 11." Pakistani Ambassador Jehangir Qazi participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.
"Environmental Peacemaking" reception 4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book debut and reception, "Environmental Peacemaking." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Religious history lecture 5 p.m. German Historical Institute presents a lecture series, "Contested Beliefs: Issues in German and American Religious History." Topics include the Mormon question on polygamy and American history. Location: GHI, 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-3355.

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