- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 17, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
An Examination of Divergent Views on Immigration." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/466-8185.
Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases industrial production and capacity utilization for November 2002. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.
10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases real earnings for November 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council to develop a new risk-based priority-setting process based upon the recommendations made by the National Research Council in its 2001 report. Location: National League of Cities, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/285-1093.
8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee to discuss safety and efficacy and proposed indications for FluMist, an influenza vaccine sponsored by MedImmune Vaccines Inc. Location: Bethesda Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-0572.
9:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on policy options and recommendations for revising the NRC's process for handling discrimination issues. Meeting will be webcast at www.nrc.gov. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, commissioners' conference room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1721.
10 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss matters related to the World Summit on the Information Society, which will take place in December 2003, including U.S. preparations for the WSIS. Location: National Academy of Science Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2592.

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

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

HOUSE
Stands adjourned sine die until noon on Jan. 7. 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. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1324.

Biowarfare countermeasures all day National Academies hosts a meeting to discuss accelerating biowarfare countermeasures.
Highlights 8 a.m. open session
Location: National Academies, Room 180, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2875.
Climate of 2002 9 a.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosts a news conference to release historical details about the climate of 2002. Topics include temperatures, rainfall, drought and climate extremes. Location: Commerce Department, NOAA Headquarters, Room 5851, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: Pat Viets, 301/457-5005.
Accuracy of consumer credit scores 10 a.m. Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release a study, "The Accuracy of Consumer Credit Scores." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Iraq 10 a.m. United States Institute of Peace hosts a symposium, "Would An Invasion of Iraq Be a Just War?" George Hunsinger, professor, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Gerard Powers, Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, participate. Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW, Suite 200. Contact: RSVP to 202/429-3864.
Low-income programs 11 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities hosts a conference-call briefing, "Low-Income Programs Face Cuts When Congress Completes Work on Appropriations Bills in January." RSVP required. Contact: 202/371-1569.
U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Taiwan Factor 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a briefing, "The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Taiwan Factor." Peter Pi-Chao Chen, former defense vice minister, Taiwan, and Hideaki Kaneda, retired vice admiral, the Okazaki Institute, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/608-6176.

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