- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 5, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Czechs and Slovaks noon Woodrow Wilson Center Czech and Slovak Lecture Series presents "The Czech and Slovak Legacy in the Struggle for Freedom." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
U.S.-Africa security 4 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "U.S.-Africa Security Policy." Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; Charles Snyder, State Department; Jerry Kepes, Petroleum Finance Co.; and Stephen Morrison, CSIS, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the White House. Participates in the lighting of the national Christmas tree to open the "Christmas Pageant of Peace" at the Ellipse.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.
6 p.m. Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the condition of Federal Reserve Banks, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions, money stock, liquid assets and debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program to receive participants' comments on a draft version of its strategic plan for climate change and global change studies. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/223-6262.
9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Alternative Toxicological Methods Scientific Advisory Committee. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Salon C, Arlington. Contact: 919/541-0530.
2 p.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a staff briefing to discuss a cost-benefit study released by the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to continue the commission's efforts to develop regional transmission organizations in the southeastern United States. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-6256.
3:45 p.m. Federal Reserve holds a meeting to discuss personnel actions. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C streets, NW. Contact: 202/452-2955.

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
Energy Markets all day U.S. Energy Association and the Engineering News Record host a conference, "Energy Markets: The Path Forward Government and Industry Shaping Our Future." Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/312-1230.
Budget implications of U.S.-Japan diplomacy all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a conference, "Budget Implications of U.S.-Japan Diplomacy: How the Budgetary Process Affects U.S.-Japan Relations."
Highlights 9 a.m. Rintaro Tamaki, Japanese Embassy, keynote address.
Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-5815; media contact, 202/663-5626.
Susceptibility to environmental hazards all day National Academies holds a conference, "Differential Susceptibility of Older Persons to Environmental Hazards."
Highlights 9:10 a.m. Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, keynote address
Location: National Academies, auditorium, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/334-2388.
Financial Services Conference all day Consumer Federation on America hosts its Financial Services Conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican
11 a.m. Mark Calabria, deputy secretary, regulatory affairs, Department of Housing and Urban Development
12:15 p.m. Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat
Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
Global health all day Global Health Council holds the "Partnering for Global Health Forum." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/962-9200.
Regulating low-activity radioactive waste 8:30 a.m. National Academies holds a meeting on improving practices for regulating and managing low-activity radioactive waste. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3066.
European Union expanded membership 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a briefing, "European Union to Discuss Expanded Membership, Raising Thorny Issues of Cyprus and Turkey." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Federal spending 9:30 a.m. The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions hosts a briefing, "Federal Spending in the Region." Topics include regional trends of federal spending, flow of federal funds and funding formula factors. Location: SC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/544-5200.
Fire prevention 9:30 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission sponsors a meeting to discuss power-cord fire prevention for room air conditioners. Location: CPSC, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, room 612, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0508, Ext. 1296.
Trade policy instruments 10:15 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, "The Use of Safeguards as Trade Policy Instruments: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?"
Highlights 12:15 p.m. Brazilian Ambassador Rubens Antonio Barbosa, keynote address
Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5853; media contact, 202/862-4871.
Anniversary of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative noon Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a private luncheon in honor of its 40th anniversary. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick participates. Location: USTR, 600 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.
Highway Safety Heroes Awards ceremony noon National Campaign Against Drunk Driving holds its Highway Safety Heroes Awards ceremony. Location: Army-Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.
Palestinian situation noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "The Palestinian Situation and Regional Security Issues." Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Latin America noon Inter-American Development Bank hosts a discussion, "Latin America at the Crossroads." Jorge Quiroga, former Bolivian president, participates. Location: IADB, seventh floor, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.
Family court noon District of Columbia Bar Association Family Law Section hosts a brown-bag luncheon program, "The Family Court's Continuing Transition." Topics include recent custody, divorce, child support and domestic violence rulings. Location: Piper Rudnick, 1200 19th St. NW, Suite 700. Contact: 202/626-3463.
California health care 1 p.m. The Latino Coalition Foundation holds a news conference to release a study, "A Gathering Storm in California Health Care? Trends in Managed Care Costs, Accountability and Quality." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/546-0008.

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