- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Doctor and nurse dilemmas 10 a.m. Health Affairs holds a forum, "Doctor Dilemmas, Nurse Dilemmas: New Perspectives on the Health Care Work Force of the Future." Topics include shortage of certain health professionals, and regional and local mismatches between professionals and patients. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-2300 or 301/656-7401.
Two Koreas 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Implications of Presidential Elections and North Korean Reform." Location: SAIS, Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Participates in the lighting of the Menorah, the White House

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a revised report on productivity and costs for the third quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.
10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, focusing on group training sessions. Location: Courtyard Marriott, 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.
8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Food Advisory Committee's contaminants and natural toxicants subcommittee to address the issue of acrylamide in food. Location: The Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi. Contact: 301/436-2023.
10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Technological Advisory Council to discuss accelerating technological changes in telecommunications design, manufacturing and deployment. Location: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-0845.
10 a.m. Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee. Topics include electronic tax administration and E-Z tax-filing overview; plans for the 2003 filing season; the path to 2007; and a tax-exempt and government entities operating division update. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/283-0462.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket No. 01-1118 Scheidler v. NOW Inc., consolidated with Docket No. 01-1119 Operation Rescue v. NOW Inc.
Docket No. 01-1444 Chavez v. Martinez
Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

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

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, "The Saudi Claim of Privilege: Must Saudi Lobbyists Comply With Subpoenas in the Committee's Investigation of Child Abduction Cases?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

Climate Change all day The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosts the "U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Planning Workshop for Scientists and Stakeholders."
Highlights 4:30 p.m. Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, keynote address
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/223-6262.
Farm Journal forum all day The Pearson Group holds the seventh Farm Journal forum, "Your Stake in the Food Chain."
Highlights noon Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, "Farm, Trade and Food Aid Policies," Congressional Senate Room
Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/683-6334.
"Information Sharing" all day Market Access International holds a homeland defense training conference, "Information Sharing." Location: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Building, Executive Conference Center, plaza level, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: RSVP to 703/807-2748.
World Energy Outlook 2002 8:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion of the International Energy Agency's "World Energy Outlook 2002." Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Operation Rescue v. NOW 9 a.m. Operation Rescue holds a rally against abortion prior to the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in Scheidler v. NOW. Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, participates. Location: Outside the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 607/655-4700.
Scheidler v. NOW 9 a.m. National Organization for Women holds a rally for abortion rights prior to the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in Scheidler v. NOW. Location: U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.
Budget crisis 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to release Congressional Budget Office figures underlining the severity of the budget crisis and to introduce legislation to reform the way the federal budget is prepared. Location: SC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7784.
Social Security and Election 2002 noon Cato Institute holds a briefing, "The Third Rail Is Dead: Social Security and Election 2002." Rep. Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican; Sen.-elect John Sununu, New Hampshire Republican; Sen.-elect Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina Republican; and David Winston, Winston Group, participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/789-5229. Media contact, 202/842-0200, Ext. 800.
Illegal campaigning noon Marijuana Policy Project holds a news conference to announce filing of a "complaint of possible prohibited personnel practice" with the federal Office of Special Counsel, charging the director of the White Office of National Drug Control Policy with illegal campaigning against Nevada's Question 9. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/462-5747, Ext. 113.
Federal Administrative Law 12:30 p.m. District of Columbia Bar Association Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section presents a brown-bag luncheon program, "Emerging Trends in Federal Administrative Law." Location: DC Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, level B-1. Contact: RSVP to 202/626-3463.
Black Catholics 5:30 p.m. Catholic University of America presents a lecture, "Black Catholics." The Rev. Cyprian Davis, church history professor and the author of "The History of Black Catholics in the United States," participates. Location: Catholic University, Life Cycle Institute, auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.
"The Last Jihad" book discussion 5:30 p.m. Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on "The Last Jihad." Topics include the premise of nuclear war, regime change and the dangers of waiting too long to disarm Iraq. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Social Systems 6 p.m. George Washington University holds a discussion, "Are Social Systems Throughout the World Breaking Down?" Location: GW, Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom, third floor, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.
Democracy in the Muslim World 6:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, "Toward Greater Democracy in the Muslim World." Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.
"D.C. Development or Disaster?" 6:45 p.m. The Social Action and Leadership School for Activists hosts a forum, "D.C. Development or Disaster? Regentrification in the District." Location: SALSA, 733 15th St. NW, suite 1020. Contact: RSVP, 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

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