- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 28, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

At his ranch in Crawford, Texas, where he will meet with members of the National Security Council, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley and Deputy National Security Advisor J.D. Crouch. Remarks are expected at the conclusion of the meeting.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing-home sales for November 2006. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

1 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the weekly update on natural gas. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

No events are listed.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Population projections — all day — The U.S. Census Bureau issues its annual projection for 2007 of the nation’s population on Jan. 1. The release will include birth, death and net international-migration rates. Location: None: Log onto www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/news.html for the release. Contact: 301/763-3030.

Wilson wreath-laying — 10 a.m. — The Washington National Cathedral holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the 151st anniversary of his birth on Dec. 28, 1856. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/537-2198.

Ford exhibition — 10 a.m. — The National Archives holds a special exhibition of documents to remember the late President Gerald R. Ford. Documents on display include Mr. Ford’s first oath of office as a congressman and his final State of the Union address. The exhibition will run through Jan. 11. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, East Rotunda Gallery. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Nobel Prize rally — 11:30 a.m. — The Dorothy Height for Nobel Peace Prize Project holds a rally in front of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) headquarters to ask people on the street to sign a petition nominating the civil rights activist to be the 2006 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Nominations for the prize are due by Feb. 1. Location: NCNW, Sixth and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 301/768-1076.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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