- The Washington Times - Monday, December 1, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs the Adoption Promotion Act of 2003, The White House. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Pittsburgh. Meets with the 2003 NASCAR drivers, The White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Emergency Preparedness and Responseholds a meeting of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee. Location: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, auditorium, Two White Flint North, Rockville. Contact: 202/646-287.

9:30 a.m. — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to discuss the EEOC Mediation Program and workplace benefits of mediation. Location: EEOC Office Building, Clarence Mitchell conference room, ninth floor, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-710.

3 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (including the states of Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District.) Location: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, auditorium, Two White Flint North, Rockville. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case:

Docket Number 02-1315 Locke v. Davey

Docket Number 02-1016 Till v. SCS Credit Corp.

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not 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.

GENERAL AGENDA

English Language Acquisition — all day Education Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition holds the second annual Summit on English Language Acquisition, “Celebrate Our Rising Stars.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, keynote address

9:45 a.m. — Secretary Paige and Undersecretary Maria Hernandez Ferrier, news conference to unveil the “Bill of Rights” for parents of English-language learners

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/205-3622 or 202/401-1576.

Employees with Disabilities — all day Labor Department Office of Disability Employment Policy sponsors “Emergency Preparedness for Employees with Disabilities: An Interagency Seminar of Exchange for Federal Managers.”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, keynote address.

Location: Labor Department, Great Hall, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-7909.

Bulgaria in NATO — 8:30 a.m. Western Policy Centers holds a conference on “Bulgaria in NATO: Balkan Security and Black Sea Challenges.” Ambassador Elena Poptodorova of Bulgaria participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/530-1425.

Future of Iraq — 9:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a breakfast briefing, “The Future of Iraq.” Fred Thompson, former Republican senator from Tennessee; Thomas Donnelly, AEI; Salameh Nematt, Al Hayat and Bernard Kerik, Giulani-Kerik LLC, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Workplace mediation — 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a discussion to examine the benefits of workplace mediation. Location: EEOC Headquarters, Clarence Mitchell Jr. Conference Room, ninth floor, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4921.

Global Trading System — 10 a.m. Global Business Dialogue holds a discussion on “FTA’s and The Global Trading System.” Everett Eissenstat, staff, Senate Finance committee; Tim Reif, staff, House Ways and Means Committee; Nick Giordano, National Pork Producers Council, participate. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5074.

Information Network for Homeland Security — 10:15 a.m. Internet Education Foundation holds a discussion, “Creating a Trusted Information Network for Homeland Security.” Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/699-9952.

Challenges of Iraq Reconstruction — noon The Women’s Foreign Policy Group holds its annual luncheon discussion, “Challenges of Iraq Reconstruction for the U.S. and the U.N.” Robin Raphel, Office of Iraq Reconstruction, State Department, and Julia Taft, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Program, participate. Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/884-8597.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act — 12:15 p.m. District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program, “Implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act: A Discussion With Margaret Egler, Deputy Bureau Chief of the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau.” Margaret Egler, FCC, and Heidi Salow, Nextel Communications, participate. Location: Dewey Ballantine, 1775 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-4700, ext. 262.

WPFC lecture — 12:30 p.m. World Press Freedom Committee hosts the 2003, WPFC Harold Anderson Lecture. Xu Wenli, Chinese democracy activist, Brown University, and Robert Bernstein, founder, Human Rights Watch, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/715-9811.

Tackling Malaria — 2 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Tackling Malaria: The Role of DDT and New Drugs.” Amir Attaran, Royal Institute of International Affairs; Lawrence Barat, World Bank; Roger Bate and John Calfee, AEI; Mary Ettling, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Jennifer Zambone, Africa Fighting Malaria, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Urge U.S. involvement in the Middle East — 2 p.m. National Interreligious Leadership Delegation hold a news conference to announce a new campaign to urge U.S. involvement in the Middle East. Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington; Bishop Mark Hanson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Rabbi Paul Menitoff, Central Conference of American Rabbis; Rabbi Amy Small, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association; Dawud Assad, Council of Mosques, and Iftekhar Hai, United Muslims of America, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/593-6353.

Firsthand Views from Iraq — 2 p.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Firsthand Views from Iraq.” Martin Indyk, BI; Charles Duefler, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and Kenneth Pollack and Michael O’Hanlon, BI, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

U.S.-Asia trade policy — 5:30 p.m. Women in International Trade holds a discussion on U.S.-Asia trade policy and a silent auction. Josette Sheeran Shiner, deputy U.S. trade representative, and Jacqueline Willis, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office commissioner, participate. Location: The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 1520 18th St. NW. Contact: Edyta Malinowski, e-mail, [email protected]

Service Industries gala dinner — 7 p.m. Coalition of Service Industries holds its annual gala dinner. Robert Zoellick, U.S. trade representative, participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th NW. Contact: 202/289-7460 ext. 25.

The Heart of Islam — 7:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a lecture, “Pilgrimages: The Heart of Islam.” Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islamic scholar, participates. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248 or 703/475-2332.


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