- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 13, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs, women's health initiative subcommittee, to discuss issues related to the study results from the estrogen-plus-progestin component of the women's health initiative. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballroom, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8:45 a.m. Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission holds a meeting. Location: Howard University School of Law, Allen Mercer Daniel Law Library, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. Contact: 202/205-5526.
9 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation holds a meeting of the Banking Policy Advisory Committee to discuss the FDIC organizational structure, corporate priorities and challenges for the future. Location: FDIC, 550 17th St. NW, boardroom. Contact: 202/898-3742.
10 a.m. Federal Housing Finance Board holds a meeting to consider approval of the 2003 administrative and non-administrative budget for the financing corporation and the amendment to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati capital plan. Location: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1777 F St. NW, second floor boardroom. Contact: 202/408-2837.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 01-729 Smith v. Doe
Docket Number 01-1231 CT Dept. of Public Safety v. Doe
Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider a continuing resolution and the Port and Maritime Security Act of 2002 Conference Report. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the "Economic Outlook." Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

GENERAL AGENDA
House freshmen orientation all day House Administration Committee begins its orientation program for new members.
Highlights 8:15 a.m. Orientation for Republican and Democratic freshman, 345 Cannon House Office Building.
Location: As noted. Contact: 202/225-6265.
English language summit all day Education Department holds its first annual "Summit on English Language Acquisition."
Highlights: 9:45 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, keynote address
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Brown v. Board Commission all day Education Department and Howard University host the first meeting of the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission.
Highlights 11:45 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige
Location: Howard University Law School, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576 or 202/238-2338.
Fortune Global Forum 2002 all day Fortune holds its Fortune Global Forum 2002.
Highlights noon Jack Welch, former chairman, General Electric, and Rudolph W. Giuliani, former New York City mayor, "On Leadership"
Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1120 22nd St NW. Contact: Media RSVP requested; 202/452-7809.
Female candidates discussion 9 a.m. The White House Project holds a news conference to discuss "What's Next for Women Candidates?" Location: National Press Club, Conference, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/785-6001 Ext. 22.
NATO Summit in Prague 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "The NATO Summit in Prague: Challenges to Bush and the New Alliance." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Cheney case hearing 10 a.m. Judicial Watch appears in court for a hearing on motions to have Vice President Richard B. Cheney held in contempt for refusing to produce documents in the energy task force case. Location: Federal Courthouse, Third and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Afghanistan forum 11 a.m. American University School of International Service holds a forum on "Afghanistan, Its Neighbors and the War on Terrorism." Location: AU, Butler Pavilion, sixth floor boardroom, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.
Arthritis discussion noon National Institutes of Health hosts its Clinical Center Grand Rounds for Contemporary Clinical Medicine on Great Teachers: "Rheumatoid Arthritis: Past, Present, and Future." Location: NIH, Lipsett Amphitheater Building 10, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563. Economic Outlook 2003 noon The National Chamber Foundation hosts a forum on "Economic Outlook 2003: Prospects for Growth in the Year Ahead."
Highlights 1 p.m. Roger Ferguson, vice chairman, Federal Reserve System, Hall of Flags
2:30 p.m. Lawrence Lindsey, assistant to the president for economic policy, Anheuser-Bush Briefing Center
4:15 p.m. Kathleen Cooper, undersecretary, economic affairs, Commerce Department
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5648.
Afghan opium discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on "Alternatives to Opium Poppies: Agricultural Development Strategies in the New Afghanistan." Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 203. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Ukraine democracy briefing 2:30 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Democracy in Ukraine: Progress or Stalemate?" Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: RSVP required, 202/457-6949.
Baltic economics conference 3 p.m. National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker Program holds the Helsinki Women Business Leaders summit conference to discuss "Developing Economic Stability in the Baltic Sea Region by Building Networks among Baltic, Russian, Finnish and American Business Women." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/647-607.
Bolivian president speaks 3:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a program with the president of Bolivia. President Sanchez de Lozada participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
"Turkey Under Islamic Rule" forum 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on "Turkey Under Islamic Rule." Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 511. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-7721, media contact, 202/663-5626.
Service to America 6:30 p.m. Partnership for Public Service and the Atlanta Media Group host the 2002 Service to America Medals ceremony. Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; Andrew Card, chief of staff to President Bush and John Spencer, actor, NBC series, "The West Wing", participate. Location: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/775-9111.
Arab-Muslim discussion 8 p.m. Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion on "Challenges for Arabs and Muslims in the U.S." In Arabic. Taha Jaber Al-Alwani, president, Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, participates. Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna. Contact: 703/281-6277.

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