- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
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.

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Radiological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, to discuss premarket approval application for a device that produces a computerized thermal image of the breasts of women recommended for biopsy. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/443-0572.
9 a.m.
Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to review the technical contents of the agenda item documents and to receive comments on all issues coming before the 25th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, which will be held in Budapest Nov. 18-22. Location: Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room 1A 001, College Park. Contact: 202/205-7760.
9:30 a.m.
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a public workshop to discuss whether Fischer-Tropsch diesel fuels meet the energy security and environmental criteria of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and to resolve a number of technical and implementation issues relating to this fuel. Location: Energy Department, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1E-245. Contact: 202/586-9171.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 01-704 United States v. Bean
Docket Number 01-7662 Miller-EL v. Cockrell
Location: One First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.

Meets to consider the Budget Enforcement Resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

10 a.m. Appropriations Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S. companies moving their headquarters to offshore tax havens. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m.
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs international trade and finance subcommittee holds a hearing on "Instability in Latin America: U.S. Policy and the Role of the International Community." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-73.
10 a.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Angola. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination on Collister Johnson to be a member of the board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
5 p.m.
House-Senate Conference Committee holds a meeting on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2003. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-6221.

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider, the continuing resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

1 p.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing to review the VA Department's report on the national cemetery system. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
2 p.m.
Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds a oversight hearing on "The United States and Canada Safe Third Country Agreement." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

NAM meeting all day 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.
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Discussion of key policy and economic issues
11:45 a.m.
Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, keynote address
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Amphitheater, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Biotechnology Summit all day Virginia Biotechnology Association holds the 2002 Virginia Biotechnology Summit.
Highlights 12:15 p.m. Gov. Mark R. Warner, Virginia
Location: McLean Hilton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 540/231-2014.
Federal Communications Commission forum all day Federal Communications Commission holds a forum on issues relating to rights-of-way management.
Highlights 10 a.m. Qwest and AT&T;
11:15 a.m.
Time Warner Telecom and Sprint PCS
2 p.m.
Nancy Victory, assistant secretary, Commerce Department
Location: FCC's headquarters, Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-1400.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 9 a.m. Labor Department sponsors a ceremony to open a cross-governmental celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and unveil DisabilityInfo.com, a new Web site of government information relevant to people with disabilities. Labor Secretary Elaine I. Chao participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.
Water outlook report 9:30 a.m. International Food Policy Research Institute holds a news conference to release a report, "Global Water Outlook to 2025: Averting an Impending Crisis." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/862-5670.
ACLU conference 10:30 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union holds a news conference to announce its campaign to safeguard America's freedoms in the wake of last year's terrorist attacks. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/549-2689.
Iran news conference 11 a.m. National Council of Resistance of Iran holds a news conference to expose top-secret ballistic-missile projects of the ruling regime in Iran. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-5200.
Digital news conference 11:30 a.m. The Energy Department and the Office of Management and Budget hold a news conference to demonstrate the Energy Department's innovative digital technology and to present its e-Government Strategic Action Plan. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director, OMB, participate. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586- 5806.
World Food Day teleconference noon The U.S. National Committee for World Food Day holds the 19th Annual World Food Day Teleconference, which broadcasts live from the studios of George Washington University. Location: GW, 2121 I St. NW. Contact: 202/653-2404.
Judicial reception noon District of Columbia Bar Association Litigation Section holds the 17th Annual Judicial Reception honoring members of the local and federal judiciary. Location: International Trade Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Democrats rally 3:15 p.m. House Democratic Caucus holds a rally on the economy. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, minority leader, participates. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-0100.
Trade in Afghanistan and Central Asia forum 4:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on "Trade Beats Aid? The Future of Continental Transport and Trade in Afghanistan and Central Asia."
Highlights 4 p.m. Reception
Including Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Eva Molnar, manager, Eastern European Transport Sector, World Bank, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-7721.
Nuclear threat discussion 8:10 p.m. American University holds a discussion on "The Growing Nuclear Threat: Applying the Lessons of History to Today's International Crises. Tadatoshi Akiba, mayor of Hiroshima; Jonathan Schell, author of books on nuclear issues; Koko Tanimoto Kondo, Hiroshima survivor and Peter Kuznick, AU, participate. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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