- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 18, 2005

HEADLINERS

Metro service on Inauguration Day — 11 a.m. — Metro Transit Police Department and the Transportation Security Administration hold a press briefing on security and Metrorail and Metrobus service on Inauguration Day. Location: Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail Station, Seventh and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/962-1051.

D.C. luncheon discussion — noon — Greater Washington Board of Trade holds a brown-bag luncheon discussion. Topics include the return of baseball to Washington, revitalization of the Anacostia waterfront, the future of D.C. schools and the city’s budget. D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, participates. Location: Greater Washington Board of Trade, SunTrust boardroom, 1725 I St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/857-5900.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in an inaugural celebration, “A Celebration of Freedom” at the Ellipse; attends inaugural candlelight dinners at Union Station, the National Building Museum and the Washington Hilton and Towers; attends the Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on real earnings for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. — Overseas Private Investment Corp. holds a hearing to allow the public to present views regarding the activities of the corporation. Location: Offices of the Corporation, 12th-floor boardroom, 1100 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-8438.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 03-1601: City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams

Docket No. 04-37: Clingman v. Beaver

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session because of the January recess. The Senate will reconvene at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be secretary of state. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the nomination of Alberto Gonzalez to be attorney general. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2 p.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Michael O. Leavitt to be health and human services secretary. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Samuel Bodman to be energy secretary. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Not in session because of the January recess. The House will reconvene at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mayors conference — all day — U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 73rd winter meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Plenary Session: Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican; Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat; Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson

Noon — Closing luncheon: Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Democrat

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Seminar — all day — The Washington Center for Internships holds a seminar, “Insider Washington ‘05: The Presidential Inauguration.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Charlie Cook of the Cook Report

11:30 a.m. — Ken Walsh of US News & World Report

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-7588.

Texas fair — all day — Texas State Society holds the 2005 Texas Fair. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/809-8989.

Animal care# — 9 a.m. — National Academies’ National Research Council holds press briefing to release a report, “Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo: Final Report.” Location: National Academies, Lecture Room, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Kuwaiti prisoners in Guantanamo — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion, “The Rapidly Changing Legal Environment for Kuwaiti Prisoners in Guantanamo.” Participants include Tom Wilner, attorney for Kuwaiti prisoners; Doug Cassel of the Northwestern University Center for International Human Rights; and Khalid Al Odah of the Kuwaiti Family committee. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 202/973-1338.

Press conference — noon — Gold Star Families holds a press conference before attempting to meet with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to discuss the war in Iraq. A report back to the press will follow the meeting or the refusal of a meeting. Location: LBJ Memorial Grove Park, Arlington. Contact: 202/641-0277 or 617/320-5301.

Chinese dissident — 2 p.m. — Congress holds a press conference to commemorate Chinese dissident Yang Jianli’s 100th day in detention and to urge China to grant him a medical parole to recover from a stroke. Participants include Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican; Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican; and Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

Swearing-in ceremony — 3:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds a swearing-in ceremony for the 42nd U.S. Treasury secretary. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow and Anna Escobedo Cabral participate. Location: Treasury Department, Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/622-2960.

Martin Luther King birthday commemoration — 4 p.m. — American University Washington College of Law holds a Martin Luther King birthday commemoration. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Inaugural gala# — 5:30 p.m. — Illinois State Society of Washington holds an inaugural gala. Participants include House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat; and Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/536-5770.

Vigil — 6 p.m. — Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship holds a pre-inauguration candlelight vigil and meditation on peace. Location: All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW. Contact: e-mail, info@wbpf.org; www.wbpf.org.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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