- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 15, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases data on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for August 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve Board releases weekly foreign reports: assets, liabilities of U.S., foreign chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Office of the Secretary-Controller of the Defense Department holds a meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board, to review research-and-development proposals and continuing projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1 million. Location: Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-2119.
8 a.m.
Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting to discuss the food contact notification process so that notifiers and/or their representatives, consumer interest groups, and other interested members of the general public can have a better understanding of the FCN process, the information requirements of an FCN, and the common deficiencies to be avoided. Location: NIH, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Building 38A, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 202/418-3088.
9 a.m.
Office of Justice Programs holds a meeting of the Global Justice Information Network Federal Advisory Committee, to discuss the Global Initiative, as described in Initiative A07 "Access America: Re-Engineering Through Information Technology." Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-0532.
Noon
National Institutes of Health of the Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel 03-04, Review of R01 Grants, to review and evaluate grant applications. Location: 45 Center Drive, Room 5As.25u, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-2372.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 01-757 Syngenta Crop Production Inc. v. Henson
Docket Number 01-706 Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine
Location: One First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 10 a.m. for morning business and 11 a.m. to consider the Election Reform Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business to consider the Armed Forces Domestic Security Act, and the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
6 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the resolution making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Pathology conference all day American Society for Clinical Pathology and the College of American Pathologists hold the ASCP/CAP 2002 annual meeting and exhibition. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 312/738-1336.
Resources for the Future symposium all day Resources for the Future holds its 50th anniversary symposium to discuss the current and future challenges in economic development, environmental protection, technological advance and global governance.
Highlights 9 p.m. Christie Whitman, administrator, EPA
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-5019.
Election briefing 9 a.m. U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a briefing to discuss the results of U.S. PIRG's report, "The Wealth Primary," which examines the role of money in the 2002 congressional primaries. Location: Capitol Hill Suites, 200 C St. SE. Contact: RSVP, 202/546-9707.
World food report 9:30 a.m. U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization holds a news conference to release its 2002 report, "The State of Food Insecurity in the World." Louise Fresco, head, Department of Agriculture, FAO, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/653-0011.
State fiscal forum 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a forum, "State Fiscal Crisis: Implications for Low-Income Families." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Medicare news conference 10 a.m. American Medical Association holds a news conference to release national and state-by-state statistics on impending Medicare payment changes and their effect on access to care for seniors. Location: AMA, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.
Urban schools conference 10:15 a.m. The Annenberg Institute's Task Force on the Future of Urban School Districts holds a news conference to release a portfolio of tools, featuring a plan for redesigned school districts. Topics include results of a poll on attitudes toward urban schools. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 617/529-8057.
Economic growth plan 10:30 a.m. Economic Policy Institute presents an address, "A Plan for Promoting Economic Growth." House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and Lawrence Mishel, EPI, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, West Room. Contact: 202/225-0100.
National Association of Manufacturers 11:15 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds its board of directors meeting to discuss the economy and set the association's pro-growth policy agenda for 2003. Richard Dauch, chief executive officer, American Axle and Manufacturing, presents a program, "World Manufacturing Excellence" Location: NAM headquarters, Manufacturers Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Anthrax attacks discussion noon Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a panel discussion, "Anthrax Attacks: One Year Later." Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Intellectual-property rights noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, "Reaffirming Intellectual-Property Rights in an Information Age." Location: Heritage Foundation, Van Andel Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Medical technology program noon American Association of Health Plans holds a luncheon program, "Assessing New Medical Technologies: Who Decides When New is Better?" Location: Mayflower Hotel, Chinese Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 1-877/291-2247.
Blood-safety briefing 12:30 p.m. Advanced Medical Technology Association holds a news briefing to release a report, "Medicare Payment Falls Short for Urgent Blood Safety Measures: Hindering Future Innovation." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/434-7243.
Economic-policy discussion 1 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion on economic policy. Lawrence Lindsey, assistant to the president for economic policy, and Nicholas Brady, former secretary of the Treasury and chairman, Darby Advisors Inc., participate. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: RSVP required. 212/434-953.
"Bowling for Columbine" screening 8 p.m. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mom March hold a film screening, "Bowling For Columbine."
Highlights 6 p.m. VIP Reception, Bambule, 5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Location: Cineplex Odeon theatre, 5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP, 202/218-4646.


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