- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 11, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Chemical bans — noon — The George C. Marshall Institute holds a news conference, “Use and Misuse of Science and Regulating Chemicals: Unintended Consequences for Developing Countries.” Participants include Prasanna Srinivasan of Business Environmental Assessments, Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution and Roger Bate of the International Policy Network. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-9655.

Trans-Atlantic dialogue — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion, “Trans-Atlantic Dialogue USA-France-Germany.” Participants include Wolfgang Ischinger and Jean-David Levitte, the ambassadors to the United States from Germany and France, respectively; Babette Nieder of the French-German Youth Office in Paris and Daniel Hamilton of Johns Hopkins University. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540; 202/460-0603.

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Campaigns in Kansas City, Mo., for gubernatorial candidate Matt Blunt. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Jackson, Miss.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release figures on U.S. international trade in goods and services for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases producer price indexes for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Blood Products Advisory Committee. Location: Hilton D.C. North-Gaithersburg, grand ballrooms A, B, C and D, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-3514.

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, to discuss human-subject research in international settings and adverse-event reporting requirements under HHS and Food and Drug Administration regulations. Location: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 301/496-7005.

9 a.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee to discuss administrative and trade issues including negotiations on environmental technologies trade liberalization, the Asia Development Bank, and preparations for a paper on environmental technologies exports issues. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-5225.

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to receive the State Advisory Report: Minneapolis-St. Paul News Coverage of minority communities.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — briefing on “Discerning Potential Patterns of Employment Discrimination: An Examination and Analysis of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Data.” Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-7700.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Russia conference — all day — Center for Strategic and International Studies Program on New Approaches to Russian Security holds a conference on “Exploring Russia’s Complexity.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Eduard Ponarin, European University at St. Petersburg, “Russia, Europe and the United States”; and David Woodruff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Russian Economic Trends”

Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Americas summit — all day — The Organization of American States holds a seminar on the issues at the upcoming Special Summit of the Americas, Jan. 12-13 in Monterrey, Mexico. Location: Organization of American States, Ruben Dario Conference Room, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-3127.

Animal diseases — 9 a.m. — National Academies’ Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources holds a meeting on “Assessing the Nation’s Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases,”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Scott Severin, Office of the Surgeon General

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2251.

Enola Gay protests — 9 a.m. — Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee holds a news conference with the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers followed by delivery of a petition to the White House and the Smithsonian Institution to protest the Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibition. Participants include Terumi Tanaka, secretary-general of Hidankyo and Sunao Tsuboi, Confederation of A-Bomb Sufferers Organizations. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/887-1390.

Drugs for the disabled — 9:15 a.m. — Kaiser Family Foundation holds a news briefing to examine the roles of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance in access to care and prescription drugs for people with disabilities. Kristina Hanson and Patricia Neuman, KFF, participate. Location: KFF, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Price of drugs — 9:15 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Price of Pharmaceuticals: International Comparisons and the Effects of Controls.” Participants include Patricia Danzon, University of Pennsylvania; John Calfee and Robert Helms, AEI; and Judith Wagner, Institute of Medicine. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Assault weapons — 9:45 a.m. — Consumer Federation of America holds a discussion on the ban on assault weapons. Participants include Robert Ricker, former lobbyist, NRA; Tom Diaz, Violence Policy Center; Eric Gorovitz, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; Sue Peschin, Consumer Federation of America; and Bryan Miller, Ceasefire New Jersey. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-7772, ext. 126; 202/628-7773, ext. 127.

Global warming — 10 a.m. — Cato Institute holds a conference, “Global Warming: The State of the Debate.”

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University; William Cline, Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development; Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University; and Paul Portney, Resources for the Future

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Hospital holiday celebration — 11 a.m. — Children’s National Medical Center holds its annual holiday celebration program. First lady Laura Bush participates. Location: CNMC, 111 Michigan Ave. NW. Contact: 202/884-4500 or 202/456-6313.

Health savings accounts — 1 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a news conference on the accounts created by the recent Medicare legislation to let individuals to save for their future health care need on a tax-preferred basis. Participants include Tim Bireley, Fortis Insurance Co.; Newt Gingrich, AEI. Location: AEI Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

U.S.-Ethiopia ties — 5 p.m. — The Embassy of Ethiopia and the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University hold a discussion, “A Celebration of 100 Years of Ethio-American Diplomatic Relations.” Participants include Kassahun Ayele, Ethiopian ambassador to the United States; David Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia; and scholar Paul Henze. Location: GW, Linder Family Commons, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/364-1200.

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