- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for third quarter 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

3 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the catfish-processing report and cold-storage report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Communications Commissionholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age to discuss recommendations that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunication industries. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-7452.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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

Drug-abuse discussion — 10 a.m. The National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a press conference to announce the results of the 2006 Monitoring the Future Survey, which tracks annual drug-abuse trends of teenagers. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales; John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Lisagor Room. Contact: 301/496-4000.

Christmas Tree at the Wall — 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds its annual “Christmas Tree at the Wall” ceremony. Sgt. Maj. William Gainey, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and the Rev. William Calbert of Shiloh Baptist Church, participate. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Avenue and 21st Street Northwest. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 109.

Employment discussion — noon The National Economists holds a luncheon discussion, “Employment during the Boom: Implications for 2007 and Beyond,” with Harry Holzer of Georgetown University and the Urban Institute. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

NATO discussion — noon The Atlantic Council holds a discussion, “Reflections on NATO: Thoughts on the Future Role of the Atlantic Alliance,” with outgoing Supreme Allied Commander Gen. James Jones. Location: Atlantic Council, 1101 15th St. NW. 11th floor. Contact: 202/463-7226.

Navy meeting — 1 p.m. The Department of the Navy holds a public meeting about relocating Walter Reed Army Medical Center activities from the District to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-2722.

Flight 103 memorial — 1:30 p.m. The families of victims of Pan Am Flight 103 hold a memorial service for Pan Am Flight 103, which was brought down by a Libyan terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. Location: Pan Am 103 Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/457-1110.

Housing market — 2 p.m. The National Association of Home Builders holds a conference-call briefing on the direction and the overall economy of the housing market. David Seiders, chief economist with NAHB; David Lereah, chief economist with the National Association of Realtors; and David Berson, chief economist with Fannie Mae, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 800/368-5242, Ext. 8495.

Holiday party — 5 p.m. The Washington Nationals host a holiday party for children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Each child will receive a toy and goodie bag. Washington Nationals pitcher Mike O’Connor, Washington Nationals mascot “Screech,” Washington Nationals front-office staff and 100 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington participate. Location: ESPN Zone, 555 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/541-1645.

Homeless vigil — 5 p.m. The National Coalition for the Homeless holds a candlelight vigil to commemorate Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in remembrance of the homeless who have died in 2006. The vigil will include a reading of names, poetry, music and words from local homeless persons. Location: McPherson Square, 15th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/462-4822, Ext. 20.

Christmas music program — 7:30 p.m. The Folger Shakespeare Library holds its annual Greensleeves Holiday Music Program. Location: The Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/544-4600.

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