- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 12, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases crop progress reports. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs to discuss issues related to the study results on estrogen plus progestin. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballroom, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

10 a.m. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce notation votes and for panel discussions on complaint-processing reforms. Location: EEOC, 1801 L St. NW, Clarence M. Mitchell Conference Room. Contact: 202/663-4070.

10:30 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a meeting of its board of directors. Location: FDIC, 550 17th St. NW, sixth-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/898- 6757.

1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, Earth Science Technology Subcommittee. Location: Channel Inn Hotel, Suite 250, 650 Water St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0706.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

United States v. Recio

Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue Inc.

Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEE

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, "Asleep at the Switch: FERC's Oversight of Enron Corp." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations oversight subcommittee holds a hearing, "Federal Debt Collection: Is the Government Making Progress?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

6 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on legislation making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


GENERAL AGENDA

Latin America and the Caribbean conference all day Inter-American Development Bank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization hold a conference on food security and rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Highlights 10:45 a.m. Mercosur Plus Presentation and the Food Security Situation in the Southern Cone

Location: IDB, Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Fortune Forum all day Fortune magazine holds its Global Forum 2002.

Highlights 10:40 a.m. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, in-depth conversation

noon Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat

7 p.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1120 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/452-7809.

Nursing homes 10:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to release data on the nation's 17,000 Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. Topics include the evaluation of the six-state pilot project that began in April. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: HHS, Hubert H. Humphrey Building Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6145.

Pentagon meeting 11 a.m. Defense Department holds a Pentagon Town Meeting. Participants include Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz; Gens. Richard B. Myers and Peter Pace, chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: The Pentagon, Room 5A1070. Contact: 703/697-5131.

North American money 11:30 a.m. Canadian American Business Council holds a discussion on North American monetary policy. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-7157.

Microsoft's future 11:30 a.m. AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies Forum hosts an address, "Microsoft Looking Forward." Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Israel forum noon Israel Policy Forum hosts a luncheon address, "Coping with Uncertainty: The Current Challenges to Israel." Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon participates. Location: 1030 15th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/842-1700.

Thomas Jefferson book noon Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion, "Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Iraq war costs 12:30 p.m. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War holds a news conference to release a report, "Collateral Damage: The Health and Environmental Costs of War on Iraq." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/667-4260, Ext. 215, or 617/868-5050, Ext. 209.

Child exploitation 1:30 p.m. The International Humanitarian Campaign Against the Exploitation of Children hosts a news conference to release a report on the Catholic Church. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 21.

Cyber-security 3:30 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on final passage of "The Cyber Security Research and Development Act." Location: 2320 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4275.

Homeland security 3:30 p.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, "Reforming Congress for a Safer Homeland: The Need for Congressional Committee Reorganization." Rep. Jim Ryun, Kansas Republican, and Michael Franc, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Annan meeting 4:45 p.m. The State Department holds a meeting with the U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell participates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/454-2107.

Visionaries awards 8 p.m. United Nations Association of the United States presents its International Visionaries Awards. Participants include Secretary of State Colin L. Powell; U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Phillip Condit, Boeing chief executive; John Whitehead, former deputy secretary of state; Jean-Pierre Garnier, GlaxoSmithKline chief executive; and Ted Turner, AOL Time Warner vice chairman. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 212/907-1320.

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