- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 30, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Climate science — noon — The George C. Marshall Institute’s Washington Roundtable of Science and Public Policy holds a discussion, “Climate Alarmism: The Misuse of ‘Science.’” Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9655.

Elections in Iraq — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Elections in Iraq: Expectations and Realities.” Abbas Khadim of the Graduate Theological Union and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy participate. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to deliver an address thanking Canadians for helping Americans who were stranded immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks; returns to Washington for a White House ceremony honoring the 2004 Nobel Prize winners.

VICE PRESIDENT

Campaigns in Lake Charles and Houma, La., for Republican candidates involved the congressional runoff elections.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases a summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to discuss dimethoate issues. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8498.

9 a.m. — Administration on Aging holds a meeting of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Policy Committee to discuss delegate participation, the conference theme and subcommittee work. Location: American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, 2519 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-2874.

9:30 a.m. — Office of Fossil Energy holds a meeting of the National Petroleum Council to consider a response to the secretary’s request for advice on petroleum refining and inventory matters. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Ballroom of the Westin Embassy Row Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5600.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 03-1407: Rousey v. Jacoway

Docket No. 03-8661: Melvin v. Massachusetts

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Stands in adjournment until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands in adjournment until 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Homeland security conference — all day — The E-Gov Institute holds a homeland security conference and information assurance conference and exhibition. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Former CIA Director George J. Tenet, “Democracy and Terrorism.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/876-5060.

Charter school innovations — all day — The Performance Institute holds a conference, “The 2004 National Summit on Charter School Innovations.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Marta Reyes of the California Education Department, “Trends and Developments in Charter School Funding.” Location: Wyndham City Center, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 703/894-0481.

APEC briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Asia Society Washington Center holds a discussion, “APEC Briefing 2004.” Lauren Moriarty, State Department senior official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, participates. Location: Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/833-2742.

Righting the Americans with Disabilities Act — 10 a.m. — National Council on Disability holds a press conference to release a report, “Righting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),” which contains the council’s proposed ADA Restoration Act. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/272-2004, 202/272-2074 TTY.

AIDS prevention for women — 10:30 a.m. — International Center for Research on Women holds a press conference to call on the international community to support strategies to make women and girls a focal point for AIDS prevention and care in observance of World AIDS Day. Participants include Geeta Rao Gupta of ICRW, Peter Piot of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), John Demsey of the N7A7C AIDS Fund, Asunta Wagura of the Kenya Network of Women Living with AIDS, and Khuat Thu Hong of the Institute for Social Development Studies in Vietnam. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/412-4603 or 202/797-0007.

Building public accountability for foreign policy — noon — Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, “Building Public Accountability for Foreign Policy: Building a U.S. National Movement for Palestinian Human Rights.” Nadia Hijab of the Palestine Center participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: RSVP required; 202/687-6215.

Medal of Freedom awards — 6:30 p.m. — Victims of Communism Foundation holds a ceremony to present the 2004 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Awards. Participants include Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, and the Lockheed Martin Corp. Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 703/525-4445.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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