- The Washington Times - Monday, December 9, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with President Emomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan, the White House. Meets with Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen of Finland, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign reports: assets, liabilities of U.S.-, foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control officials. Topics include committee business issues; regional reports and introduction of issue papers/action items. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0195.
8:30 a.m.
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanitiesholds a meeting of the Humanities Panel to review applications for Schools for a New Millennium, submitted to the Division of Education by the Oct. 1 deadline. Location: Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 315. Contact: 202/606-8322.
9:30 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statisticsholds a meeting of the Labor Research Advisory Council, Committee on Employment and Unemployment Statistics. Topics include reviews of the new Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data and the new quarterly Covered Employment and Wages data release. Location: Postal Square Building, Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Meeting Room 9. Contact: 202/691-5970.
1 p.m.
National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Cancer Institute, to discuss the Stomach and Esophageal Cancers Progress Review Group Report. Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1458.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.., one hour per case.
Docket Number 01-1209 Boeing Co. v. United States, consolidated with Docket Number 01-1382 United States v. Boeing Sales Corp.
Docket Number 01-1325 Washington Legal Foundation v. Legal Foundation of Washington.
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
Antiviral Drug Resistance all day National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh host the Third HIV Drug Resistance Program symposium on "Antiviral Drug Resistance." Location: Westfield International Conference Center, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Contact: 301/846-1995.
Annual Benefit Plans and Department of Labor Update all day American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its Annual Benefit Plans and Department of Labor Update.
Highlights 9 a.m. Alan Lebowitz, deputy assistant secretary, Program Operations and Ian Dingwall, chief accountant, Labor Department.
12:35 p.m.
Stephen Kandarian, executive director, Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.
4:35 p.m.
Question-and-answer session.
Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.
Coping with U.S. Export Controls 2002 all day Practicing Law Institute holds a conference on "Coping with U.S. Export Controls 2002."
Highlights 9 a.m. Gary Edson, deputy assistant to the president, International Economic Affairs.
Location: International Trade Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/824-5710 or 800/260-4754.
Science, Technology and Law Program all day National Academies holds the sixth meeting of the Science, Technology and Law Program.
Highlights 11 a.m. Open session
1:30 p.m.
Barbara McGarey, deputy associate general counsel, National Institutes of Health, and Dan Troy, chief counsel, Food and Drug Administration.
Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1221.
Protest Nigerian Embassy all day The COSAC Foundation, Helping People in America and its offspring, Helping People in Need, along with the South Florida Coalition for the Homeless, and the Homeless Voice come together and protest the Nigerian Embassy. Location: Nigerian Embassy. Contact: 954/925-6466.
Discussion with the European Union commissioner 8:30 a.m. European-American Business Council holds a discussion with the European Union commissioner for internal market, taxation and customs. Location: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-0777.
How Patent Protection Saves Lives 9 a.m. Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress holds a discussion on "Health for Humanity: How Patent Protection Saves Lives." Topics include medical progress and public health and patents and access. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/599-7000, ext. 315.
Balkans 2010 Task Force 9:30 a.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion on "Balkans 2010 Task Force." Topics include recommendations to integrate the Balkan states with Europe and to reduce the international community's presence in the region by 2010. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.
Iraq's declaration on weapons of mass destruction 11 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a briefing on Iraq's declaration on weapons of mass destruction. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.
Macedonia's View of the Future 11 a.m. United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on "Macedonia's View of the Future." Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3824.
Russian-American Engagement in Africa noon Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a discussion on "Russian-American Engagement in Africa." Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Does America Have Too Much Power for Its Own Good? 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a brown-bag book discussion on "Does America Have Too Much Power for Its Own Good? American Internationalism and the Waning of U.S. Primacy." Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. RSVP to 202/986-4901.
Human rights and the rule of law in China. 2:30 p.m. Congressional Executive Commission on China holds an open forum on issues related to human rights and the rule of law in China. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

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