- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 3, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Brady Law anniversary — 5 p.m. — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence United With the Million Mom March holds a reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Brady Law. Former President Bill Clinton; former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume, Maryland Democrat; Jim and Sarah Brady; and Sam Donaldson participate. Location: Omni Shoreman Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/898-0792.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with King Abdullah of Jordan. Participates in the national Christmas tree lighting and annual Christmas Pageant of Peace, the Ellipse.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

4 p.m. — Oilseed Processors Association releases weekly report on the soybean crush. Location: 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/452-8040.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee to discuss screening methods to assess sound-alike and look-alike proprietary drug names, in order to reduce the incidence of medication errors. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Fossil Energy, National Coal Council. Topics include: presentation by James Roewer, executive director, Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, on New Source Review rulemaking; presentation by Sharon Glacken, TXU Corp., on mercury rule making for coal-based generating plants. Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/586-6837.

1 p.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Free Flight Steering Committee. Location: FAA, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Bessie Coleman Conference Center. Contact: 202/833-9339.

3 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Small Business/Self Employed-Payroll Committee, to discuss issues pertaining to increasing compliance and lessening the burden for small business/self-employed individuals. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. 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 — 8:15 a.m. — Ed Moy, special assistant to the president, Office of Presidential Personnel, the White House.

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

Agriculture’s challenge — all day — The Farm Journal holds a conference, “Agriculture’s Challenge: Success or Survival?”

Highlights — noon — Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman

Location: The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-6334.

Consumers conference — all day — Consumer Federation of America holds a conference: “The Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution.”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat.

11 a.m. — John Weicher, HUD assistant secretary, “The Re-regulation of GSEs: Implications for Consumers.”

Location: Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

“Women in the Great Lakes” — 9 a.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Women in the Great Lakes: Survivors of Conflict and Pro-active Peace Builders.” Elizabeth Powley, Women Waging Peace; Krista Riddley, Amnesty International-USA, and Cheyanne Church, Search for Common Ground, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Open spectrum and digital rights management — 9 a.m. — New America Foundation holds a conference, “Shared Airwaves/Shared Content: Open Spectrum and Digital Rights Management.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Kevin Werbach, Supernova Group; Kevin Kahn, Intel Communications Technology Lab; Cory Doctorow, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Anthony Townsend, Emenity.com; George Gilder, Discovery Institute and Michael Calabrese, NAF, “Open Spectrum Roundtable.”

Location: National Guard Association of the United States, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Medicare after reform — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Medicare After Reform: What Happens Next?” John Calfee and Joseph Antos, AEI; Ed King, Walgreens; Terry Latanich, MedcoHealth; Kevin Rigby, Novartis; Chris Hansen, AARP, and Gail Wilensky, Project Hope, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Coal Council meeting — 9:30 a.m. — The National Coal Council holds its semiannual full council meeting. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/586-5806.

The Marshall Center Role in the Global War on Terrorism — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a lecture, “The Marshall Center Role in the Global War on Terrorism.” John Rose and Winfried Dunkel, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7510.

New Newseum# — 11:30 a.m. — The Freedom Forum holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Newseum. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Ambassador Michael Kergin of Canada, participate. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street NW. Contact: 703/284-2895.

Honor unsung heroes who fight against drunken driving — noon — National Commission Against Drunk Driving holds a ceremony to honor unsung heroes from across the nation who are leaders in the fight against drunken driving and underage drinking. Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Democrat, participates. Location: Army-Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.

Book Discussion — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a book discussion, “Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia.” Marisa Reesa, author, and Peter Bergen, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Comprehensive air-services agreement — 2:30 p.m. — Transportation Department holds a signing ceremony for the first comprehensive air-services agreement between the United States and Vietnam. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta; Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan; Vietnamese Transport Minister Dao Dinh Binh and Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyen Tam Chien, participate. Location: Transportation Department, Marx Media Center, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4570.

Hepatitis C funding and research rally — 3:30 p.m. — James W. Robinson Secondary School holds a rally for more federal funding for research for Hepatitis C. Guest speaker Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. Press conference to follow. Students then will visit all 435 House members. Location: West Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/426-2171.• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.


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