- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 19, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Gilman reception 5 p.m. State Department holds a reception to honor retiring Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman, New York Republican, for contributions to foreign policy and international exchange. Location: State Department, Ben Franklin Room, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/203-7028 or 202/225-3776.

Intellectual property 5:30 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "Intellectual Property Law: A New Perspective." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Prague for a NATO summit.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for October 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases real-earnings figures for October 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee to consider a supplemental new drug for diagnostic imaging in tests to identify progression of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Location: Holiday Inn ballroom, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. General Accounting Office holds a meeting of the Government Auditing Standards Advisory Council, to discuss government auditing standards. Location: GAO, 441 G St. NW, Room 7C13. Contact: 202/512-3423.

9 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Organ Transplantation Advisory Committee to discuss allocation issues and the education and recognition of donors. Location: Sheraton National Hotel, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington. Contact: 301/562-5337.

9:15 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the International Economic Policy Advisory Committee, to discuss corporate responsibility, business visas and the outcome of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum meeting. Location: DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St. NW. Contact: 202/647-1310.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Meets to consider the nomination of Judge Dennis Shedd for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the homeland security bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a oversight hearing on "Computer Security in the Federal Government: How Do the Agencies Rate?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Nurses and Patient Safety all day National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on Work Environments for Nurses and Patient Safety.

Highlights 8 a.m. Open session, panel 1: Nurse Work Environment and Safety

12:15 p.m. Cathy Rick, chief nursing officer, Veterans Affairs Department, open session, "The Work Environment of Nurses in VA Hospitals"

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1398.

Philanthropy meeting all day Global Health Council hosts the "Global Social Change Philanthropy: Funding a World that Works for Everyone Grantmakers without Borders 2002 Conference," Location: Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 617/794-2253.

Bioscience Research all day University of Maryland hosts a symposium for "Bioscience Research and Technology Review Day." Location: University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, College Park. Contact: 301/405-7016.

Haiti human rights 7:30 a.m. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Haiti Reborn/Quixote Center and Partners in Health hold a rally to advocate the right of access to health care in Haiti. Topics include the Inter-American Development Bank loan disbursement. Participants include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, Ethel Kennedy and actor Harry Belafonte. Location: IDB headquarters, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-7575.

Animal rights 7:30 a.m. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals holds a rally to protest the EPA's plan to begin animal testing as part of its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.

Highlights noon Second rally, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue

Location: EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 757/622-7382 Ext. 1330 or 757/373-4081; 757/622-7382 Ext. 1388.

Human capital 8 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2002 National Business Leadership Network summit on "Human Capital: Turning Investment to Profit."

Highlights 11:45 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/659-6000.

National Academies 8 a.m. National Academies hosts the 169th meeting of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Howard Zucker, deputy assistant secretary of the Health and Medical Corps, USA Freedom Corps

Location: National Academies, NAS Boardroom, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2424.

Virginia Hispanics 8 a.m. The Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations hosts the governor's 2002 summit on "The Many Faces of Virginia." Gov. Mark R. Warner participates. Location: Lee Center, Richard Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/525-5503 or 703/538-5909.

Women's status 9 a.m. The Institute for Women's Policy Research hosts a news conference to release a study, "The Status of Women in the States." Participants include Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president; Linda Williams, University of Maryland professor. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/785-5100.

Medicare physician payment 10 a.m. American Medical Association holds a news briefing to urge Senate action on H.R. 5063, which would remove a legal obstacle in the battle to fix the Medicare physician payment mistake. Location: AMA, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Affordable housing 10 a.m. National Housing Council holds a news conference on affordable housing for American families. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-2121 Ext. 226.

U.S. foreign policy 11 a.m. World Affairs Council and the State Department host a discussion of U.S. foreign policy priorities with students. Interactive version of "It's Academic" to follow. Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

State tax cuts 11:30 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing on "The State Tax Cuts of the 1990s, the Current Revenue Crisis and Implications for State Services." Location: None. Contact: 202/408-1080.

International economics 12:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a luncheon meeting on international economics. Participants include Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman. Location: Ritz Carlton grand ballroom, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.

Iraqi weapons 2:30 p.m. American University holds a forum on "Iraq and Nuclear Weapons." Location: AU, Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Jimmy Carter speech 8 p.m. The Greater Washington Society of Association Executives presents its Distinguished Speakers Series on "Walking the Talk: Living Values on the World Stage." Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter participate. Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/326-9542.


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