- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 9, 2003

To be announced

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases its wholesale trade for November 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
1 p.m.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

8:30 a.m. Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration holds a meeting of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Members will discuss how to study private and public mental health services for adults and children. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: Claire Heffernan, 301/443-1545.
8:30 a.m.
National Endowment for the Humanities reviews applications for collaborative research. Location: Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 315. Contact: 202/606-8322.
9 a.m.
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries holds a meeting of the Actuarial Examinations Advisory Committee to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations. Location: Franklin Court Building, East Tower, 1099 14th St. NW, Suite 4200E, fourth floor. Contact: 202/694-1805.

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

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation holds a hearing on the future of the airline industry. Participants include Jeffrey Shane, associate deputy secretary, Transportation Department; Donald Carty, CEO, American Airlines; Richard Anderson, CEO, Northwest Airlines; David Siegel, president, US Airways. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on phasing out single-hull tank vessels responsible for recent oil spills. Participants include Rear Adm. Paul Pluta, assistant commandant for marine safety, security, and environment protection, U.S. Coast Guard; Timothy Keeney, deputy assistant secretary for oceans and atmosphere, Commerce Department. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider legislation making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Counterterrorism training seminar all day Terrorism Research Center and the Metro Transit Police hold a counterterrorism training seminar on "Terrorism: Threats, Training, Tactics and Technology."
Highlights 8 a.m. "Munich to Manhattan and Beyond: Lessons Learned" and "Terrorist Tactics and Training"
Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: Media must register to attend, 703/465-0276.
Mental Health all day The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health hosts its 2003 meeting to discuss "Using Information Technology to Improve Mental Health Services,"
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Subcommittee reports on rural issues, rights and engagement
10:45 a.m.
Work session
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/443-8956.
Scientific Openness and National Security all day National Academies holds a meeting to discuss scientific openness and national security in the new age of bioterrorism. Location: National Academies, Auditorium, 2100 C St. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/334-2811 or 202/334-2138; Media required to register in advance.
Freeze the top income tax rate 10 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to announce legislation to freeze the top income tax rate at its current level until there is a return to budget surpluses. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-9629 or 202/224-6167.
New female senators 10:50 a.m. Senate Women hosts a "power coffee" meeting to welcome two new female senators Sen. Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina Republican, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican. Location: 709 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4654.
Marriage tax penalty 11 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on the marriage tax penalty. Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5623 or 202/224-5922.
U.S.-Central America free-trade agreement negotiations 11 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference with visiting Central American trade and economics ministers to discuss the prospects of launching U.S.-Central America free-trade agreement negotiations. Location: NAM, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Media must RSVP to attend; 202/637-3099.

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