- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 4, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act and attends a Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign fund-raiser in St. Louis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases figures on construction put in place for November. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to discuss various IRS issues. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Campaign management — all day American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds the “Campaign Management Institute.” Location: American University, Ward Circle Building, Room 6, 4440 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Public affairs — all day American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds the “Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute.” Location: American University, Ward Circle Building, Room 5, 4440 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Ukraine minorities — noon TheWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Formation of National Identity Among Ethnic Minorities in Ukraine.” Karyna Korostelina of George Mason University participates. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Sea turtles — 1:30 p.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a news conference on research findings and new fishing techniques to save sea turtles. Participants include William Hogarth and Rebecca Lent, both with the NOAA; Nelson Beideman of the Bluewater Fisherman’s Association; and Scott Burns of the Marine Conservation Program. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/713-2370 or 301/257-4515.

NAFTA discussion — 3 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Participants include Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and Sandra Polaski, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210, 202/662-7540 or 202/939-2372.

Smithsonian Institution — 4 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution holds a news conference after its Board of Regents meeting. Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small participates. Location: Smithsonian Institution Building Castle, secretary’s meeting room, second floor, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 108.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a discussion on the book “White Nationalism, Black Interests.” Author Ronald Walters participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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