- The Washington Times - Monday, November 25, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
Presents the 2002 President's Quality Award, Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater. Signs the Homeland Security Act into law in White House East Room.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
4 p.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly retail diesel prices, followed at 5 p.m. with the release of weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign 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
9 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting to discuss the assignment, premarket review and postmarket regulation of products containing a combination of drugs, devices or biological products. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-3390.
11 a.m.
Legal Services Corp.holds a meeting of the board of directors on its semiannual report to Congress for the period ending Sept. 30. Location: 750 First St. NE, 11th floor, Room 11026. Contact: 202/336-8800.
11 a.m.
Federal Reserve Systemholds a meeting to discuss personnel actions appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments and salary 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
Stands adjourned until noon on Jan. 7. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Stands adjourned until noon on Jan. 7. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Middle East Studies all day Middle East Studies Association holds its 36th annual fall meeting.
Highlights 7:30 p.m. "Looking for a Miracle: American Policy and the Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace," plenary session
Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 520/621-5850.
Future vaccinations all day Pan American Health Organization hosts a conference on "Vaccines, Prevention and Public Health: A Vision for the Future," Location: World Health Organization/PAHO, second floor, Room A, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3247.
Women in politics 9 a.m. The Organization of American States, the Unit for Promotion of Democracy and the Inter-American Commission of Women hold a meeting to discuss "Women's Participation in Political Processes." Participants include Ambassador Denis Antoine of Grenada. Location: OAS, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.
AIDS in Asia 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a health policy discussion on "Can Asia Avoid the AIDS Typhoon?" Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.
Homeland security 9:30 a.m. Homeland Security Industries Association holds a new conference to release eight position papers on key homeland security issues. Topics include airports, port and maritime security, food supply, and chemical and nuclear security. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/947-0513.
Ethics seminar 9:30 a.m. Westfield High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association sponsors a seminar on ethical dilemmas in the workplace, a drunken-driving trial and character education. Location: Marriott Westfields, 147650 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Contact: 703/402-9713.
Home sales 9:45 a.m. National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release its October report on the sales of existing homes. Location: NAR, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.
Consumer survey 10 a.m. Consumer Federation of America and the National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators hold a news conference on their 11th annual report, detailing the top 10 consumer complaints and describing the worst scams reported by consumer protection agencies. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
1790 book 10 a.m. Congress displays a priceless artifact, a book dating to the first U.S. Congress in 1790, recently found in the basement of the Capitol. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, participates. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2939.
AIDS education 10 a.m. U.N. Population Fund and Population Communications International hold the World AIDS Day 2002 on "HIV Education: What's Working." Topics include the role of radio, television and soap operas. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 617/367-6655 or 773/489-9575.
State budgets 10:30 a.m. National Governors Association holds a news conference to release the November edition of the biannual "Fiscal Survey of States." Location: Hall of States, 444 North Capitol St., Room 283. Contact: 202/624-5334.
Holocaust reflections 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Friedheim Library holds a book discussion on "After the Darkness: Reflections on the Holocaust." Author Elie Wiesel participates. Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Ukraine-U.S. ties 3 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program presents "Ukrainian-U.S. Relations." Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room, 13th floor. Contact: 202/349-2939, 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.
AIDS discrimination 3 p.m. American Bar Association hosts a World AIDS Day round-table discussion on "Stigma, Discrimination and the Future of HIV/AIDS Law and Policy." Location: ABA, John Marshall Room, 740 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/662-1025.
Muslim women 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a forum on "Women and Leadership in Muslim Societies." Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.
War discussion 6:45 p.m. The Social Action and Leadership School for Activists hosts "The United States, United Nations and Iraq: Discussion of War or Why Not." Location: 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.


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