- The Washington Times - Friday, December 20, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, European Union chief diplomat Javier Solana, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to discuss a Middle East peace plan, the White House.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases final figures on the gross domestic product for the third quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

7:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss an approval of an application by Almirall Prodesfarma for Ebastine. The drug seeks to relieve nasal and other symptoms associated with the common cold in adults and children 12 and older. Location: Holiday Inn, Ballroom, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting of its board. See contact for agenda. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

10 a.m. Federal Housing Finance Board holds a meeting on mortgage loans. Location: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1777 F St. NW, second-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/408-2837.

10 a.m. Rural Telephone Bank holds a meeting to discuss a report on the status of privatization projects. Location: Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 4062. Contact: 202/720-9554.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

Media round table 9 a.m. Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs holds a media round table on streamlining installations. Location: Pentagon briefing room 2E781. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Bush letter 9:30 a.m. Leadership Conference on Civil Rights holds a news conference to release a letter to President Bush demanding civil rights enforcement, judicial nominations, affirmative action and hate-crime legislation. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/263-2881 or 202/216-1547.

Russian foreign policy 9:30 a.m. Congress holds a meeting with the Russian foreign minister. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov participate. Location: S-116, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2079 or 202/224-8370.

Book discussion noon The Heritage Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hold a book discussion on "First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life." Kenneth W. Starr, former solicitor general and Whitewater special counsel, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Conference Room. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Air traffic control 1 p.m. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association holds an information campaign, "Dangers of Privatization of Air Traffic Control Services." John Carr, NATCA president, participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, North Terrace, 1 Aviation Circle. Contact: 202/828-9728 or 202/828-8877.

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