- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 3, 2002

Education reform 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, "The Battle for Education Reform Continues: What Are the Next Battles and Where Will They Be Fought?" Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/608-6176.
Korea book 3:30 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion about the book "Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement." Author Selig Harrison participates. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Campaigns for Republican Senate and House candidates in Shreveport, La., and New Orleans.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

8:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Location: Courtyard Marriott, 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.
8:30 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its Space Science Advisory Committee, structure and evolution of the universe subcommittee. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, Room 9H40. Contact: 202/358-4452.
9 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW, Room 3884. Contact: 202/482-2583.
10 a.m. Rural Business-Cooperative Service holds a meeting on implementation of Section 9006 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, titled "Expanding Rural Renewable Energy Systems." Location: Agriculture Department, Jefferson Auditorium, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-9693.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 01-1120 Meyer v. Holley
Docket Number 01-1420 Washington Department of Social and Health Services v. Guardianship of Keffeler
Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

Stands adjourned until noon Jan. 7, 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Biological weapons all day National Academies holds a meeting on proposals from the former Soviet Union Biological Weapons Institute.
Highlights 8:35 a.m. Open session
Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2923.
Climate change all day Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosts a U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Planning Workshop for Scientists and Stakeholders.
Highlights 9:40 a.m. Samuel Bodman, deputy secretary, Commerce Department
4:30 p.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, keynote address
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/223-6262.
Graduate education all day Council of Graduate Schools holds its 42nd annual meeting.
Highlights 9 a.m. Advisory Committee on Minorities in Graduate Education meeting, State Room
noon Executive Committee meeting, Cannon Room
1 p.m. Board of Directors meeting, Russell/Hart Room
Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/223-3791.
NATO-EU ties 9 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the 2002 NATO-EU Summits and Beyond conference on "Renewing the Trans-Atlantic Partnership."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Kenneth Dam, deputy secretary, Treasury Department
10:45 a.m. Richard Haas, State Department policy planning director; Christopher Meyer and Elena Poptodorova, respective ambassadors to the United States from Britain and Bulgaria
noon Sen. Richard C. Lugar, Indiana Republican
Location: ACLI Conference Center, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Disability and development 10 a.m. The World Bank holds its Conference on Disability and Development.
Highlights 2 p.m. Queen Noor of Jordan
Location: World Bank, Preston Auditorium, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/458-5054.
World AIDS Day 11 a.m. State Department holds a World AIDS Day commemoration for foreign ambassadors. Participants include Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Housing and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Jack Chow, special representative of the secretary of state for HIV/AIDS. Location: State Department, Diplomatic Reception Room, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Asbestos litigation 11 a.m. Asbestos Alliance holds a news conference to release a report that details the economic costs and consequences of asbestos litigation. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-6200.
Retirement rules noon Urban Institute holds its First Tuesdays discussion on "Letting Older Workers Work: Rethinking Retirement Policies." Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.
Arab democracy 12:30 p.m. Georgetown University Center For Contemporary Arab Studies presents a lecture on "The National Democratic Institute in the Middle East and North Africa Region Today." Location: 241 Bunn Intercultural Center, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies boardroom, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6215.
Food safety 1 p.m. The Pearson Group holds a forum on "Your Stake in the Food Chain"
Highlights 7 p.m. Mark McClellan, Food and Drug Administration commissioner, and Elsa Murano, undersecretary of agriculture for food safety, National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW.
Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/683-6334.
Disability awards 1:30 p.m. Defense Department holds its 22nd annual Disability Awards Ceremony. Location: Bethesda Hyatt Regency, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 703/697-5134.
Ukraine seminar 3:30 p.m. The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds its U.S. alumni seminar series on "The Current Crisis in Ukraine." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.
Holiday celebration 4:30 p.m. Press office of the House minority leader hosts an off-the-record holiday celebration for Capitol Hill reporters and press gallery staff. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, participates. Location: H-206, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-0100.

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