- The Washington Times - Monday, December 20, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating subcommittee on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping to discuss measures to enhance maritime security, training and certification for ship, company and port facility security officers; and unlawful practices associated with certificates of competency. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 6319, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0229.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Adjourned. The Senate will convene the 109th Congress Jan. 4 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Adjourned. The House will convene the 109th Congress Jan. 4 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Environmental issues and trends — 9 a.m. — World Resources Institute holds a press briefing on critical environmental issues and trends in 2005. Jonathan Lash of WRI participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/729-7736.

“Abkhazia and South Ossetia” — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Where Crime and Politics Meet.” Participants include Alexandre Kukhianidze of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center’s Georgia office. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Metro’s performance — 11 a.m. — Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a discussion on Metro’s performance and accomplishments in 2004, and what Metro customers can expect in 2005. Richard White, chief executive officer and general manager, participates. Location: Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth St. NW, second floor, CEO Conference Room. Contact: RSVP to 202/962-1051.

Drug abuse — 11:30 a.m. — National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a press conference on the results of the 2004 Monitoring the Future Survey, which tracks illicit drug abuse and attitudes of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade students. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-6245.

Workers rally — noon — The Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America and the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO hold a rally to protest the recruiting of college students to replace striking reporters at an Ohio newspaper. Location: Institute on Political Journalism, 1706 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-3650.

Unexpected galaxies — 1 p.m. — NASA holds a conference-call briefing to announce the discovery of unexpected galaxies by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer mission. Location: None given. Contact: For participation information, 818/354-0344 or 202/358-1727.

“Red Dragon and China” — 1:30 p.m. — Falun Dafa Practitioners association holds a press conference, “Red Dragon and China.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/285-7675.

Parade demonstrations — 2 p.m. — D.C. Chapter of Free Republic holds a press conference on inaugural parade demonstrations. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/309-1589.

Iraq’s successes and challenges — 3:30 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker program holds an event, “Iraq’s Successes and Challenges as It Rebuilds Its Economy and Rejoins the World Marketplace.” Participants include Alan Larson, undersecretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs, and Abil Abd Al-Mahdi, Iraqi minister of finance. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Homeless vigil — 5 p.m. — Coalition of Homeless and Housing Organizations, Homes Not Jails D.C. and the National Coalition for the Homeless hold a vigil on National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Location: 1959 H St. NE. Contact: 202/737-6444, Ext. 20.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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