- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 6, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses asbestos litigation reform in Clinton Township, Mich.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Veterans Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards to discuss medical and scientific papers concerning the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Location: 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 530. Contact: 202/273-7210.

9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds an open meeting. Topics include Martin Luther King Day; the introduction of new commissioners and the staff director; the staff director’s report on the financial status of the commission, status of Government Accountability Office recommendations and compliance with congressional oversight; administrative policies and procedures. Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Drug safety — all day National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a meeting of the Committee on Drug Safety. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1603.

Army aviation — all day TheAssociation of the United States Army holds a conference, “Army Aviation Modernization — Shaping the Future.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Highlights — 11:30 a.m. “Industry’s Role in the Future of Army Aviation.” Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/907-2687.

Chemical infrastructure — 8 a.m. National Academies’ Committee on Assessing Vulnerabilities Related to the Nation’s Chemical Infrastructure holds a meeting, “Revealing Chemistry Through Advanced Chemical Imaging.” Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2156.

Drunken driving — 8:15 a.m. The Century Council sponsors a discussion to urge teenagers to avoid underage drinking and prevent drunken driving. Virginia Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore and accident victim Brandon Silveria participate. Location: Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Contact: 202/637-0077.

Housing in the capital — 9:30 a.m. TheFannie Mae Foundation holds a discussion on a report, “Housing in the Nation’s Capital.” Location: National Association of Home Builders, auditorium, 1201 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/274-8093.

“Entre Nous” — 11 a.m. TheEuropean Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds the weekly “Entre Nous” press briefing. Location: EU-Washington, Press Room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Open society — noon TheHeritage Foundation holds a discussion on the book “The Open Society Paradox: Why the 21st Century Calls for More Openness — Not Less.” Author Dennis Bailey participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Luncheon meeting — noon Transportation Research Forum-Washington Chapter holds a luncheon meeting. Jeffrey N. Shane, transportation undersecretary for policy, participates. Location: Thai Town Restaurant, 2655 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-1548.

Education technology — 3 p.m. Education Department holds a press conference to announce a National Education Technology Plan. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Education Department, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Salvadoran citizens — 3 p.m. National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker press conference holds a discussion, “The Extension of Temporary Protected Status For Salvadoran Citizens in the U.S.” Salvadoran President Elias Antonio Saca participates. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Burma discussion — 6:30 p.m. Justice in Burma holds a discussion on the latest developments in the struggle of the Shan people in Burma. Nang San Non of Women on the Move for Burma participates. Location: 739 Rock Creek Church Road NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/882-6450.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. Politics and Prose bookstore holds a discussion on the book “Adventures with the Buddha,” which has nine accounts of Westerners seeking or stumbling into a spiritual solution. Author Jeffrey Paine participates. Location: Politics and Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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