- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 14, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs, to discuss combining folic acid and an oral contraceptive into a single pill. Location: Hilton Hotel, grand ballroom, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 800/741-8138.

11:30 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Boardholds a meeting to receive the Thrift Savings Plan activity report by the executive director. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.

noon —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting by teleconference of the Multimedia, Multipathway, and Multireceptor Risk Assessment Modeling System Panel. Contact: 202/564-4533.

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

Local travel — all day National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds a meeting, “Review of Travel Demand Modeling by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.” Location: MWCOG, 777 North. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3245.

Education progress — all day Washington Partners LLC holds a conference, “AYP: Progress and Challenges,” to examine the history and discuss the challenges of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Highlights — 3:30 p.m. Gene Hickok, undersecretary of education

Location: AED Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-3903.

Restaurant forecast — 10:30 a.m. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) holds a news conference to release the findings of its “2004 Restaurant Industry Forecast.” Participants include Regynald Washington, Steven Anderson, Hudson Riehle and Lee Culpepper, all of NRA. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5902 or 202/331-5939.

Terror response — 10:30 a.m. The Rand Corp. holds a news conference to discuss the report of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. Participants include former Gov. James S. Gilmore III, Virginia Republican. Location: Rand Corp., 1200 S. Hayes St., fourth- floor conference room 4206, Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100, ext. 5117.

Enola Gay protests — 11 a.m. The Enola Gay Nonviolent Action Committee, the DC Antiwar Network and Dorothy Day Catholic Workers hold a rally to protest the planned exhibition of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. News conference to follow rally. Location: National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Enola Gay Exhibit, Chantilly. Contact: 202/882-9649.

Americas summit — noon The World Affairs Council and the State Department hold a discussion on the “Summit of the Americas.” Participants include John Maisto, U.S. permanent representative to the Organization of American States; Richard Feinberg, University of California at San Diego; and Michael Shifter, Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, Harry Truman Building, 200 C St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Rain forest rally — noon Forest Ethics, Greenpeace and the Washington Action Group hold a rally for protection of the Great Bear Rain forest of British Columbia. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/265-5971.

Retirement plans — noon Small Business Administration announces a partnership with Nationwide to help educate American small-business owners about their retirement options and responsibilities. Participants include Hector Barreto, SBA, and Jerry Jurgensen, Nationwide. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/205-7990.

North Africa discussion — noon Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Dangerous Alliances: Civil Society, Media and Democracy in North Africa.” Participants include Lise Garon, Laval University, Quebec. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Russia election — noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Are All Politics Local? The Decisive Role of the District Races in the 2003 Duma Ballot.” Robert Orttung, American University, participates. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Medicare beneficiaries — 12:15 p.m. Alliance for Health Reform holds a news briefing on low-income Medicare beneficiaries. Participants include Vern Smith, Health Management Associates; Robert Hayes, Medicare Rights Center; Howard Cohen, HC Associates; Ed Howard, AHR; and Diane Rowland, Kaiser Commission. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Gift donations — 1 p.m. Gifts in Kind International announces a partnership with transportation and shipping companies to donate free shipping of corporate product donations. Susan Corrigan, Gifts in Kind International, participates. Location: Community for Creative Nonviolence, 425 Second St. NW. Contact: 703/299-7572.

European security — 3:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The European Security Issue and the Turning Points in Trans-Atlantic Relations from Eisenhower to Reagan.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.


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