- The Washington Times - Monday, December 16, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei

ECONOMIC REPORTS
4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly retail diesel-fuel prices, followed at 5 p.m. with the release of weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve Board releases weekly foreign reports: Assets, Liabilities of U.S., Foreign Chartered Banks and Foreign Exchange Rates for previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th & 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to discuss certain proposed changes in regulations and carrier manual instructions related to physicians' services. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, eighth floor, Room 800. Contact: 202/690-6145.
8:30 a.m.
National Endowment for the Humanities holds a meeting of the Humanities Panel to review applications for Exemplary Education Projects submitted to the Division of Education. Location: Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 315. Contact: 202/606-8322.
9 a.m.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a conference with the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and Fourth Branch Associates to discuss technical issues related to compliance with dam safety regulations and to consult on protecting historic resources in the context of the powerhouse stabilization measures. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-8330.
10 a.m.
Small Business Administration holds a meeting of the Subcontract Reporting Subcommittee of the Procurement Executive Council's Socio-Economic Committee to lend an opportunity for industry users to provide input on plans for implementing a governmentwide electronic subcontract reporting system. Location: 409 Third St. SW, Eisenhower Conference Room. Contact: 202/619-0477.

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

SENATE
Stands adjourned sine die until noon January 7, 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Stands adjourned sine die until noon on January 7, 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Toxicity research all day National Academies holds the first Meeting of the Committee on Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Participants.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Stephen Johnson, assistant adminstrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency
2:15 p.m.
Chris Portier, director, Environmental Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1324
Adult literacy all day National Academies holds a meeting to discuss Performance Levels in Adult Literacy. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-358.
Biotechnology and Latin American agriculture all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds an international forum, "Importance of Biotech to Latin American Agriculture." Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Genetic code all day National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute holds the Dr. Marshall Nirenberg symposium in Functional Genomics, "The Genetic Code Revisited: The Impact of Functional Genomics in Medical Research." Location: NIH, Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 919/541-3373.
Latin America Agricultural Biotechnongy Forum all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds the forum.
Highlights noon David Hegwood, counsel to the agriculture secretary, keynote address
Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Nonprofit America 9 a.m. The Aspen Institute holds a news conference, "The State of Non-Profit America." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/736-5800.
Drug-abuse survey 9:30 a.m. The National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a news conference to announce the results of the 2002 Monitoring the Future Survey of 8th-, 10th- and 12th-graders about drug use. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 301/443-6245.
Naturalization ceremony 10 a.m. The National Archives and Records Administration, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Immigration and Naturalization Service hold a naturalization ceremony. Location: 333 Constitution Ave. NW, Courtroom 20 6th Floor. Contact: 202/501-5215.
Youth smoking conference 11 a.m. Tobacco-Free Kids holds a news conference of health groups to comment on "Youth Smoking Rates." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, West Room. Contact: 202/296-5469.
Homeland security forum noon Heritage Foundation holds a forum, "Homeland Security and War Abroad: Where are We Now and Where are We Going?" Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/608-6143.
Trust assets noon District of Columbia Bar Association Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section holds a luncheon program, "Tools for Better Balancing the Interests of Income Beneficiaries and Remaindermen." Topics include income portfolio assets, the Prudent Investor Act and the dilemma of either underpaying current beneficiaries or investing trust assets to produce sufficient income. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Neuroscience noon National Institutes of Health holds the 2002-2003 NIH Neuroscience seminar series, "Choice and Chance: Saccadic Randomness and Implications." Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-7170.
Woodrow Wilson's Cold War legacy noon The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, "The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S.-Soviet Relations." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor, Auditorium, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.
Customs noon Treasury Department Customs Section holds a brownbag luncheon discussion on working with the U.S. customs in the post-September 11 environment. Location: Holland and Knight, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/205-0663.
Biowarfare 1:15 p.m. National Academies holds a meeting to discuss Accelerating Biowarfare Countermeasures.
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Jean Reed, staff member, House Armed Services Committee
2:30 p.m.
Anna Johnson-Winegar, deputy assistant to defense secretary, Chemical-Biological Defense, Defense Department
3:30 p.m.
Kathryn Zoon, director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
Location: National Academies, Room 280, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2875.
School reform discussion 3:30 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, "Feast and Famine: The Effect of Good and Bad Economic Times on School Reform." Topics include how to keep school improvement on track and the "No Child Left Behind Act" Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-7173.
Newsroom discussion 8 p.m. The Kalb Report holds a discussion, "Newsrooms in Transition: Convergence, Consolidation and Teaching Veteran Journalists New Tricks." Topics include the next edition of the Kalb Report and the transformation of the newsroom, where reporters are required to produce print, television and Internet reports. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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