- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 19, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases a report on residential construction for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the producer price indexes for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. State Departmentholds a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss disaster management. Location: TerreStar, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000. Contact: 202/772-1873.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board to provide input and comments about emissions of hazardous air pollutants from about 30 industrial source categories. Location: None given. Contact: 202/343-9977.

4 p.m. —National Science Foundationholds a meeting of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee to discuss the report of the National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences Senior Review Committee. Location: National Science Foundation, Room 1020, Stafford I Building, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4908.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands adjourned. The 110th Congress convenes Jan. 4. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands adjourned. The 110th Congress convenes Jan. 4. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

9:30 a.m. Banking conditionThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency holds a press conference to release a report, “Third Quarter Condition of Banking.” Location: OCC headquarters, 250 E St. SW. Contact: 202/874-5770.

Environmental trends — 9:30 a.m. The World Resources Institute holds a press conference, “Environmental Trends to Watch in 2007.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/729-7684.

Holiday project — 10 a.m. The National Education Association holds an event to load tractor-trailers with more than 23,000 cans of food for delivery to the Capital Area Food Bank. Location: NEA, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-7150.

Terrorist screening — 11 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Terrorist Screening and Privacy Issues,” with Stewart Baker, assistant homeland security secretary for policy. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Latin American elections — noon The Friedrich Naumann Foundation holds a discussion, “The Political Consequences of Latin America’s Elections 2006.” Peter Hakim, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, participates. Location: Willard InterContinental hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-0954.

Asia Society lecture — 12:30 p.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds a lecture, “U.S. and India: Forging New Commercial Opportunities,” by Commerce Undersecretary Franklin Lavin. Location: Asia Society, 1575 I St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Hospital groundbreaking — 1:30 p.m. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates in a groundbreaking ceremony for a $140 million building at St. Elizabeths Hospital Campus. Location: St. Elizabeths Hospital, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. (Enter through Gate 5 at 1100 Alabama Ave. SE.) Contact: 202/727-5011.

Mortgages briefing — 1:30 p.m. The Center for Responsible Lending holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the first comprehensive, nationwide look at how subprime mortgages perform. Participants include Michael Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending; Pat Vredevoogd Combs, president of the National Association of Realtors; and Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Location: None given. Contact: 703/276-3266.

Shrimp warning — 5 p.m. Food & Water Watch holds an event to warn holiday shoppers to stay away from “imported industrially produced shrimp” and to draw attention to a report, “Suspicious Shrimp,” which calls on consumers to “ask questions about where and how their shrimp was produced.” Location: Outside the Gallery Place Metro Station, Seventh and H streets Northwest. Contact: 202/797-6553.

Base realignment — 6:30 p.m. The Department of the Navy holds a public meeting on the implementation of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s 2005 decision to relocate Walter Reed Army Medical Center activities from the District to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Representatives from the Bethesda center will answer questions and solicit public comments from interested parties during the scheduled public scoping meetings. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road. Contact: 301/295-2722.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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