- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 26, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Hazardous toys 9:30 a.m. Public Interest Research Group holds a news conference to release the 17th annual report, "Trouble in Toyland," which focuses on hazardous toys. Topics include a "Tips for Toy Safety" shopping guide and manufacturer compliance with the 1994 Federal Child Safety Protection Act. Location: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Washington Seminar Center, 201 4th St. SE. Contact: 202/546-9707.

Snapshots of immigrants 9:30 a.m. Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion on a report, "Immigrants in the United States 2002: A Snapshot of America's Foreign-born Population." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/466-8185.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs a terrorism insurance act into law, The White House. Participates in the annual pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases Gross Domestic Product figures for third quarter 2002 (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury Bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee to finalize the recommendations on a plan for putting fusion-generated electricity on the commercial utility grid within 35 years. Location: The Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/903-4927.

9 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Defense Trade Advisory Group to review progress of the working groups and to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1912. Contact: 202/647-2882.

9:30 a.m. Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of the board of directors to draft revised economic impact procedures and annual review of the Jordanian Framework Agreement. Location: Export-Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3857.

2 p.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Defense Trade Advisory Group's Regulatory/Technical Working Group to discuss current controls on international traffic in arms regulations and possible changes to the controls. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1912. Contact: 202/647-2882.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Stands adjourned until noon Jan. 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601 or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

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


GENERAL AGENDA

Food-delivery program all day Food and Friends holds preparations for its Thanksgiving Day food-delivery program. Location: Food and Friends, 58 L St. SE. Contact: 202/887-0500, Ext. 17.

Health conference all day Pan American Health Organization holds 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.

Indians housing 9:30 a.m. Native American Indian Housing Council holds a news conference on housing issues. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-1754.

Toy talk 10 a.m. The Lion and Lamb Project holds a news conference to release its annual "Dirty Dozen and Top Twenty Toy Lists." Topics include the effects of violent toys and video games on children's behavior, and creative and problem-solving toys. Location: National Press Club, 14th and streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 12, 24 or 25.

Shopping expectations 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program to discuss the expectations for the holiday shopping season. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/783-7971.

Blood drive initiative 11 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to announce a new initiative, "Give Thanks! Give Life! Give Twice!," to encourage regular blood donation. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to participate. Location: HHS Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Nationalism in southeastern Europe 11 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on "The Rise of Nationalism in Southeastern Europe." Topics include the post-war transitions and the recent elections in the Balkans. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, First Floor Reception Room. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Checklist for recalled toys 11 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference to announce the "Holiday Toy Recall Checklist." Location: CPSC, Fourth Floor Hearing Room, 4330 East West Highway, East West Towers, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0580, Ext. 1183 or 301/504-0580, Ext. 1192.

Tariffs proposal noon The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Commerce Department hold a news conference to discuss the U.S. proposal on industrial and consumer tariffs. Trade representative Robert Zoellick and Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans to participate. Location: FDIC Conference Room, 801 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3230 or 202/482-4883.

AIDS rally noon Health Global Access Project holds a rally and march to demand that President Bush announce a new global and domestic AIDS initiative prior to his trip to Africa in January. Rally at McPherson Square, 15th and I streets NW with a march to Lafayette Square in front of the White House. Contact: 215/833-4102.

Spacecraft missions noon NASA holds a news briefing on three spacecraft on different scientific missions. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1730.

Antitrust Extraterritoriality noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program on "Current Developments in Antitrust Extraterritoriality." Location: Arnold and Porter, Room 300, 555 12th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/626-3463.

American Security Strategy 12:30 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion on "Paradigm Lost? American Security Strategy in the Age of Terror." Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Online lessons 6:30 p.m. MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington-Baltimore presents its "MIT EnterpriseLab," which provides online lessons on making key business decisions under constraint. Location: NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: www.mitef.org/ForumLocation.htm.


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