- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 20, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

West Nile virus noon National Institutes of Health hosts the Clinical Center Clinical Staff conference on "West Nile Virus: Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Options." Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Charter schools 4 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "Charter Schools Ten Years Later: Obstacles and Opportunities." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.


PRESIDENT BUSH

In Prague. Holds bilateral meetings with Czech President Vaclav Havel, Czech Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla, Turkish President Ahmet Sezer, French President Jacques Chirac and NATO Secretary-General George Robertson. Addresses the Prague Atlantic Students Summit.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases new residential-construction figures for October 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a public workshop with the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America regarding anti-microbial drug development. Location: 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1066, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-2350.

1 p.m. Agricultural Marketing Service holds a public meeting to discuss the Microbiological Data Program. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Georgetown, 815 14th St. NW. Contact: 703/330-2300.

1 p.m. Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems to provide information and receive public comments on the U.S. draft positions for a meeting in Adelaide, Australia, Dec. 2 to 6. Location: Harvey E. Wiley Federal Building, auditorium, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 202/205-7760.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. 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.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "An Assessment of the Tools Needed to Fight the Financing of Terrorism." Participants include Jimmy Gurule, undersecretary for enforcement, Treasury Department; David Aufhauser, chairman, Interagency Task Force on Terrorist Financing; Robert Conrad, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


GENERAL AGENDA

Electronic government all day State Department and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hold an international conference on implementing electronic government.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, videotaped keynote address; Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, and Thelma Askey, USTDA director

Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-9340 or John Finn, 202/647-5306.

NIH organization all day National Academies hosts a meeting on the organizational structure of the National Institutes of Health.

Highlights 4 p.m. Dr. Eve Slater, assistant HHS secretary for health

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1442.

Health insurance all day National Academies hosts a subcommittee meeting of the Health Care Services Board on strategies and models for providing health insurance.

Highlights 9 a.m. Open panel discussion

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3973.

Drowsy driving all day National Sleep Foundation holds its national summit "Prevent Drowsy Driving,"

Highlights 9:20 a.m. Keynote address by Carol Carmody, National Transportation Safety Board acting chairman

10:15 a.m. Anne McCartt, senior research associate, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

11:30 a.m. William Dement, Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center director

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/745-5054, 202/347-3471 Ext. 217.

Future energy 9 a.m. Energy Information Administration holds a news conference to release updated energy forecasts out to 2005. EIA administrator Guy Caruso participates. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Room GJ-015. Contact: 202/586-8800.

Health care antitrust 9 a.m. Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, "Health Care and Antitrust Law: The Latest Developments and a Forecast for 2003." Location: WLF, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Presidency exhibit 10 a.m. Woodrow Wilson House opens its "Woodrow Wilson at Princeton: The Path to the Presidency" exhibit. Location: Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW. Contact: 202/387-4062 Ext. 20.

Kazakhstan energy ties 10 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon forum, "U.S.-Kazakhstan Houston Initiative," which promotes commercial relations in the oil and gas sectors. Location: USCC headquarters, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Election impact noon Women in Housing and Finance Inc. holds a discussion, "The Impact of the November Elections." Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-4742.

Diabetes education 1 p.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to launch a new National Diabetes Education Program consumer campaign. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: HHS auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Global education 2 p.m. Asia and International Studies in the Schools holds a conference, "State Innovations: State Institute on International Education in the Schools."

Highlights 4:15 p.m. Alan Ruby, Atlantic Philanthropies, "Systemic Change: Australia as a Case Study"

6 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, "A Policy Address on International Education"

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 212/327-9320.

Prejean lecture 7 p.m. Georgetown University, the Lecture Fund and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty present a lecture by Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book "Dead Man Walking." Location: Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center, Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


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