- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 2, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs the Healthy Forests Restoration Act into law, Agriculture Department. Signs the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act into law, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases productivity and costs for 3rd quarter 2003 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10:30 a.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Boardholds a meeting to discuss what impact of the Energy Department’s new initiatives may have or might have had upon assuring adequate protection of the health and safety of the public and workers at the Energy Department’s defense nuclear facilities. Location: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, public hearing room, 625 Indiana Ave. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 800/788-4016.

9 a.m. —Energy Departmentholds a meeting of the Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee. Topics include: review of FEMAC’s Draft Strategic Plan; evaluation of FEMP’s Multi-Year Plan; assessment of FEMAC’s current working groups; establishing a new FEMAC working group. Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/586-8287.

9 a.m. —Health Resources and Services Administrationholds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines. Topics include: presentation on the Institute of Medicine’s Immunization Safety Review Committee reports, “Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy” and “Influenza Vaccines and Neurological Complications”; report of the results of the 2002 Advisory Committee Engagement Survey; updates from the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, the Justice Department, and the National Vaccine Program Office. Location: not given. Contact: 301/443-2124.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 02-954 Office of Independent Counsel v. Favish

Docket No. 02-1377 Doe v. Chao

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 AGAENDA

Gulf war and health — all day National Academies’ Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention holds a meeting, “Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Sarin.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-134.

Keep America Beautiful — all day Keep America Beautiful holds its national conference.

Highlights — 1 p.m. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton, presentation of Take Pride in America award to KAB

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 203/323-898.

Mobile networks — 9:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Should Regulators Set Rates to Terminate Calls on Mobile Networks?” Robert Crandall and Gregory Sidak, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Endangered Species Act — 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a discussion on the 30th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Rodger Schlickeisen, president, Defenders of Wildlife, participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593 or 202/772-0269.

“Tie One On for Safety” holiday ribbon campaign — 10 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Takata Safety Systems and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hold a news conference for the national start of MADD’s 17th annual “Tie One On for Safety” holiday ribbon campaign. Wendy Hamilton, MADD; Jim Takada, TSS and Jeffrey Runge, NHTSA, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 469/420-4545 or 202/289-2001.

NLL Hall of Fame — 10:30 a.m. Negro League Legends Hall of Fame holds a news conference with former league players to unveil a collection of Negro League documentation and memorabilia, “They Played Baseball,” to be displayed at the NLL Hall of Fame being built in Washington. Sandy Allen, James “Beady” Bland, Al Burrows, Ed Hudson, Walt Lundy, Henry “Pistol” Mason, Sonny Randall, Thomas Revell Sr. and Chuck Hinton, participate.

Location: Howard University, Founders Library, Browsing Room, 500 Howard Place NW. Contact: 202/723-2200 or 301/647-2145.

Blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace — 11 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “The Geneva Initiative: A Blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.” Martin Indyk, BI; Yossi Beilin, former minister for justice, Israel, and Yasser Abed Rabbo, former minister of information and culture, Palestinian Authority, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Congressional staff briefing — noon The Century Council holds a congressional staff briefing, “Combating the Hard Core Drunk Driver.” Kevin Quinlan, National Transportation Safety Board; Susan Molinari and Bill Georges Sr., the Century Council, participate. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/367-0077, Ext. 126.

Role of International NGOs and Humanitarian Aid — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “The Role of International NGOs and Humanitarian Aid in Emergency Situations: From Relief to Sustainable Solutions.” Robert MacPherson, CARE USA, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Historic Judiciary Square complex — 3:30 p.m. The District of Columbia Courts building holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the renovated courtrooms of the historic Judiciary Square complex. Chief Judge Annice Wagner, D.C. Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Rufus King III, Superior Court of D.C., participate. Location: D.C. Courts, 409 E St. NW. Contact: 202/879-1700.

“Korea in Asia” — 4 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Korea Economic Institute hold a book discussion, “Korea in Asia: Korea’s Development, Asian Regionalism and U.S.-Korean Economic Relations.” Charles Barfield, AEI; Bernard Gordon, University of New Hampshire; Edward Graham, Institute for International Economics and Joseph Winder, Korea Economic Institute, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Olender Foundation Awards — 6:30 p.m. The Olender Foundation holds a ceremony to honor individuals who have served the public interest. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Mac McGarry, “It’s Academic,” John Payton, lawyer; Maudine Cooper and Jerry Moore, Greater Washington Urban League; Linda Cropp, D.C. Council; Arch Campbell, movie critic and Kim Keenan, National Bar Association, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-7777.

Economics and Extremism — 8 p.m. Al Hewar Center holds a discussion, “Economics and Extremism.” Paul Sullivan, National Defense University and Mazhar Samman, U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, participate. Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277.


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