- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 18, 2002


Missile defenses all day American Foreign Policy Council holds a conference, "Missile Defenses and American Security." Participants include Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican; former CIA Director R. James Woolsey; and Henry Cooper, former director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. Location: Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/462-6055.

Campaign reform 10 a.m. Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to elect officers, and to discuss interim rules and the explanation and justification of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's millionaire's amendment. Location: 999 E St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/694-1220.


Meets with Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for October 2002. Location: 14th St. between E Street & Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street & Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.


9:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting with Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. The meeting will be webcast at www.nrc.gov. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7360.

10 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting on independent energy providers. Location: 888 First St. NE, Room 2C. Contact: 202/502-8400.

2 p.m. National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers, to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Location: Institute of Standards and Technology, Building 222, Red Room, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2361.


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


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


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


Food-related issues all day National Press Foundation holds a seminar on food-related topics. Location: National Press Foundation, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 310. Contact: 202/663-7280.

Government contracting 7:30 a.m. National-Louis University holds a seminar, "Government Contracting: Technology Firms Tell How They Got Their Contracts." Topics include insight into the contract-procurement process, how the winners won, how they knew about the procurement and how they tracked it. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Contact: 703/749-3000 ext. 135.

"China's Leadership Transition" 8:30 a.m. Asia Society Washington Center holds a lecture. Susan Lawrence, China bureau chief, Far Eastern Economic Review, participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Work on economic growth 9 a.m. National Association for Business Economics holds a breakfast program series to release findings from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Topics include work on economic growth, productivity and the role of information and communications technology. Location: OECD Washington Center, 2001 L St. NW, Suite 65. Contact: RSVP to 202/463-6223.

Debate on campaign-finance reform 10 a.m. Hudson Institute and Common Cause hold a panel discussion. Participants include Kenneth W. Starr, Kirkland & Ellis; Larry Gold, AFL-CIO; Trevor Potter, former chairman, Federal Election Commission; and Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St., Suite 300. Contact: RSVP to 202/223-7770.

"Media Concentration" 10 a.m. The Newspaper Guild-CWA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Writers Guild of America East conduct a news conference, "Media Concentration." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, West Room. Contact: 202/434-1347.

"Look Ahead to 108th Congress" 10 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds a news briefing to offer NAM's take on prospects for policies promoting economic growth. Location: NAM, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3093.

"Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities" 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors hosts a news conference to release its report, "Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities." Participants include Thomas Menino, Boston mayor and president, U.S. Conference of Mayors; Bill Purcell, chairman, Nashville, Tenn., and chairman of the Mayors' Task Force on Hunger and Homeless; Anthony A. Williams, D.C. mayor; and Robert Forney, CEO, America's Second Harvest. Location: D.C. Central Kitchen, 425 Second St. NW, ground floor. Contact: 202/861-6766.

"Moldova in Transition" 11:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a Statesmen's Forum on the topic. President Vladimir Voronin of Moldova participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Debate on school choice noon Progressive Policy Institute hosts the forum. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 400. Contact: RSVP to 202/547-0001; Media contact, 202/547-0001.

"The 1967 Attack on a U.S. Navy Spy Ship" noon Middle East Institute holds a lecture, "The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Attack on a U.S. Navy Spy Ship." Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

"Managing Fisheries with Individual Fishing Quotas" 12:30 p.m. Resources for the Future holds a discussion. Topics include the conservation of fish stocks and how to increase profitability of the fisheries. Location: RFF, 1616 P St. NW. Contact: 202/328-5000.

Homeland security 1 p.m. Brookings Institution hosts an address on the subject. Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, participates. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

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