- The Washington Times - Monday, November 24, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Home sales report — 9:45 a.m. — National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release its report on existing home sales for October. The report is embargoed until 10 a.m. David Lereah, the association’s chief economist, participates. Location: NAR, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Outlook for holiday spending — 10 a.m. — Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association hold a news conference on the outlook for holiday spending and consumer debt levels. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/508-6763.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses Medicare and medical liability and attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Las Vegas and Phoenix; returns to Crawford, Texas, for the Thanksgiving weekend.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the gross domestic product for the third quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss the short-term insurance program for Iraq. Location: Ex-Im Bank, Room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3957.

2 p.m. — Office of the Secretary of Transportation holds a meeting of the Transportation Labor-Management Board to receive briefings on the Department of Transportation’s migration to the federal personnel and payroll system, the common access architecture project, and the activities of the subcommittees on human capital, competitive sourcing, and the department’s labor relations climate survey. Location: Transportation Department, Nassif Building, Room 4400, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-9455.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

End of Ramadan# — all day — All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Dar Al-Hijrah, Masjid Muhammad, Manassas Mosque and Muslim Association of Virginia hold a celebration of the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan with prayers, a bazaar, a blood drive and a food drive for the needy. Location: D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 703/624-6352 or 571/217-9286.

Christmas tree ceremony — 10 a.m. — National Park Service and the Christmas Pageant of Peace host the National Christmas Tree topping ceremony. Participants include Lynne V. Cheney, wife of the vice president, and Peter Nostrand of Christmas Pageant of Peace. Location: Ellipse, 16th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/619-7400 or 202/208-1631.

Peace operations# — 10 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Innovations in Peace Operations: Lessons from the Nuba Mountains, Sudan.” Frederick Barton of CSIS and Jan Erik Wilhelmson of the Norwegian army participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-7318.

World hunger — 10 a.m. — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization holds a news conference to release a report on hunger and food insecurity in the world. Hartwig De Haen and Charles Riemenschneider of UNFAO participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/653-0011, 202/468-8800.

Russia reforms — 10 a.m. — Brookings Institution holds a news briefing, “A Confusing Turn in Russia: Does Khodorkovsky’s Arrest Signal a Retreat from Economic Reform?” James Steinberg of the Foreign Policy Studies, authors Clifford Gaddy and Fiona Hill, and Blake Marshall of the U.S.-Russia Business Council participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Oversight board — 10 a.m. — Public Company Accounting Oversight Board holds a public meeting to consider its budget for fiscal 2004. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/207-9227.

Irradiated beef — 10 a.m. — Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety hold a news conference to call for the removal of irradiated beef from store shelves and the National School Lunch Program. Wenonah Hauter of Public Citizen and William Au of the Center for Food Safety participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5174 or 202/547-9359.

Free trade — 10:30 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Prospects for FTTA after Miami.” Ross Wilson from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador Jose Octavio Bordon of Argentina participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Future military — 12:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “New Threats, New Capabilities: Building the Next Generation Military.” Adm. Arthur Cebrowski, Defense Department director of force transformation, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Democrat history — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion, “Party of the People,” on the history of the Democratic Party. Jules Witcover, author, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Muslim scholar — 7:30 p.m. — The Washington National Cathedral holds a discussion with Muslim scholar Jawdat Said. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/357-6200.

OxyContin effects — 7:30 p.m. — Oxycontin-freeenterprise.org holds a town hall meeting on “OxyContin: Miracle Drug or Medical Disaster?” Clay Yeager of Purdue Pharma, Ken Pedigo of the Fairfax County Police Department and Justin Cohen of the National Association of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors participate. Location: Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Detention Center, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Contact: 703/426-2171.

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