- The Washington Times - Monday, November 18, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its crop progress reports. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.
4 p.m.
Energy Information Administration releases its weekly retail diesel fuel prices, followed at 5 p.m. with the release of weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Infant Formula Subcommittee to discuss assessments of whether a new formula supports normal physical growth. Location: Agriculture Department, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Conference Center, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/436-1756.
8:30 a.m.
Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to discuss listeria monocytogenes. The full agenda will be posted at www.fsis.usda.gov. Location: Holiday Inn, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/720-2644.
9 a.m.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting to discuss an executive director's report on thrift savings plans. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.
11 a.m.
Federal Reserve Board of Governors holds a meeting to discuss building proposals and personnel actions. Location: 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
Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
The computer economy all day National Academies hosts a meeting to discuss "Deconstructing the Computer: A Workshop on Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy." Location: National Academies, Room 101, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Public policy meeting all day National Academies hosts the 169th meeting of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy.
Highlights noon Norman Neureiter, State Department adviser, talks in open session on "Policy Issues on Visas for Foreign Students."
6 p.m.
Dr. Richard Carmona, surgeon general, gives the dinner address on "Emergency Preparedness: National, State and Local Level."
Location: National Academies, NAS Board Room, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2424.
Business networks all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2002 National Business Leadership Network summit, "Human Capital: Turning Investment to Profit." Topics include disability employment practices. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/659-6000.
Homeland security 8 a.m. Equity International holds a homeland security financing briefing for top corporate executives on legislation creating the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Participants include Mark Holman, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14 and H streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244 or 703/447-1987.
MADD briefing 9 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a news conference to begin Loudoun MADD's "Tie One On For Safety and None For The Road" campaign. Topics include the introduction of MADD's National Victim Board. Location: Leesburg Town Hall, Council Chambers, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703/771-8127.
Pharmaceutical conference 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a conference, "International Pharmaceutical Markets: Value, Pricing, and Access."
Highlights 9 a.m. Panel discussion on "Pharmaceuticals: Benefits and Prospects"
10:30 a.m.
Panel discussion on "Pharmaceuticals Pricing and Access in Developing Nations"
12:15 p.m.
Luncheon speaker
Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.
Wal-Mart protest 10 a.m. The AFL-CIO holds a news conference, "People's Campaign: Justice at Wal-Mart." Participants include AFL-CIO President John Sweeney; Doug Dority, president, United Food and Commercial Workers; and Gretchen Adams, former Wal-Mart manager. Location: United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/637-5018.
Airport screeners 11 a.m. The Transportation Security Administration announces the successful deployment of new federal security screeners at the nation's 429 commercial airports. Participants include Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; and James Loy, acting undersecretary of transportation for security. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Terminal A. Contact: 202/366-4570.
Holiday consumer spending 11 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association hold a news conference to release a survey, "Will Debt and Other Concerns Crimp Holiday Spending Plans?" Location: Madison Hotel, second floor, drawing rooms 3 and 4, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/508-6764 or Jack Gillis, 202/737-0766.
U.S. Nobel winners 11:30 a.m. The Embassy of Sweden hosts an informal seminar with the U.S. recipients of the 2002 Nobel prizes. Swedish Ambassador Jan Eliasson participates. Location: Wyndham Hotel, Sherwood Room, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-2644.
Smart growth 12:30 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a ceremony to announce the winners of the EPA's first National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/564-7873.
Terrorism coverage 2 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker conference with Boris Jordan, chief executive officer of Russia's NTV network, on NTV's experience covering the Chechen hostage-takers and issues in covering terrorist acts. Location: National Press Club, 14th and H streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Gorbachev speech 4:30 p.m. Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president, speaks at a Woodrow Wilson Center Director's Forum on preventing conflict over shared river basins and "promoting access to water as a human right." Location: Sixth-floor auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.


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