- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 10, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Civil justice reform — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Civil Justice Reform 2003: Advances, Stalemates and Prospects for the New Year.” Dick Thornburgh of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, Sherman Joyce of the American Tort Reform Association, Patrick Hanlon of Shea and Gardner, and Steven Hantler of Daimler Chrysler Corp. participate. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Ivory Coast discussion — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “The Ivory Coast: The War, and the Way Forward.” Bohoun Bouabre, Ivory Coast’s minister of economics and finance, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a Cabinet meeting. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in McLean.

VICE PRESIDENT

11 a.m. — Makes remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Washington Dulles International Airport.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases advance monthly sales for retail and food services for last month. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on human research protections. Topics include HHS regulations and policies for research involving prisoners, and HHS regulations and policies for research involving children. Location: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 301/496-7005.

9 a.m. — Federal Interagency Coordinating Council holds a meeting to discuss health services for young children with disabilities and their families. Location: American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Conference rooms B and C, second floor. Contact: 202/205-5507.

9:30 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting to discuss conditions of competition for milk protein products in the U.S. market. Location: International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3317.

10 a.m. — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Hydro Licensing Status Workshop 2003. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-6073.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20, 2004. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20, 2004. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Business opportunities — all day — The Minority Business Roundtable holds a conference, “Heart of America: Accessing Business Opportunities with the Homeland Security Department.”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge

Location: Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets NW. Contact: 202/289-8881.

Change in export policies — 8:30 a.m. — Washington International Trade Association holds a discussion on the change in export policies since the September 11 attacks. Kenneth Juster, undersecretary for industry and security in the Commerce Department, participates. Location: WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Teacher quality — 10 a.m. — Economic Policy Institute holds a news briefing on “Teacher Quality.” Rep. George Miller, California Democrat; Jennifer King Rice of the University of Maryland; Ted Stilwill of Chief State School Officers, participate. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/775-8810.

Law enforcement awards — 10 a.m. — The Washington Regional Alcohol Program and Prince George’s County Police Department hold a ceremony, “2003 Law Enforcement Awards and Holiday Campaign Kick-Off.” Kendel Ehrlich, first lady of Maryland; Jan Fox of WUSA-TV and Melanie Alnwick of FOX 5 participate. Location: Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt. Contact: 703/893-0461.

AIDS relief — 10 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Stepping Up the Global Challenge.” Randall Tobias, U.S. global AIDS coordinator, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Dedication ceremony — 10 a.m. — The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Washington Dulles International Airport holds a ceremony to dedicate the center.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Vice President Dick Cheney

Location: The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 11, or 202/663-2374.

Overtime pay — 10 a.m. — The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on the effect of proposed federal rules changing governing overtime pay for American workers. Democratic Sens. Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota and Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts participate. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1191.

Identity theft — 11 a.m. — The Education Department and Howard University hold a news conference to discuss the problem of rising identity theft. Education Secretary Rod Paige, Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert and Howard University students participate. Location: Howard University, Conference Room A, Carnegie Building, 2395 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576 or 202/238-2332.

No Child Left Behind? — noon — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of Accountability.” Education Secretary Rod Paige, Tom Loveless of BI and Martin West and Paul Peterson of Harvard University participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Chechen survival — noon — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Defending Chechen Survival: Vicissitudes of a Decade.” Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister of Chechnya, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Strategic Alliance Memorandum — 2 p.m. — The Labor Department holds a news conference at which the Strategic Alliance Memorandum, which will help people with disabilities pursue small-business ownership, will be signed. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Hector Barreto, Small Business Administration administrator, participate. Location: Labor Department, Great Hall, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-7909 or 202/205-6444.

Tree-lighting ceremony# — 5 p.m. — Congress holds a tree-lighting ceremony of the U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Rep. Mike Simpson, Idaho Republican; Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, Idaho Republican; Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Architect of the Capitol Alan Hantman participate. Location: West Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 208/342-7985 or 202/224-8078.

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