- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 11, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Airspace rules — 1 p.m. — The Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting on its plan to specify flight restrictions for certain aircraft flying in and around Washington. Location: Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Md. Contact: 202/267-7476.

Iraq discussion — 6:30 p.m. — The National Press Club’s Eric Friedham Library holds a book discussion with L. Paul Bremer, former director of reconstruction and humanitarian assistance for postwar Iraq, and author of “My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7129.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to New Orleans; discusses Gulf Coast reconstruction in Waveland, Miss.; attends a Republican National Committee dinner in Palm Beach, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment insurance claims figures for the week and U.S. import and export price indexes for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

2 p.m. — Treasury Department issues the statement for December. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a hearing to conduct a full five-year review concerning the anti-dumping duty orders on structural steel beams from Japan and Korea. Location: ITC, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3032.

10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to discuss final rules and definitions and review routine administrative matters. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene Wednesday at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene Jan. 31 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Juvenile justice conference — all day — The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention hold their first national conference, “Building on Success: Providing Today’s Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow.” Events begin 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — “What Works and What Doesn’t in Juvenile Justice Programs: The Importance of Employing Evidence-Based Practices”

12:45 p.m. — “Celebrating National Mentoring Month”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/307-0703 or 202/514-2007.

Navy symposium — all day — The Surface Navy Association holds its 18th national symposium. Events begin 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — “Hurricane Katrina Relief”

8 p.m. — Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/960-6800.

Aviation safety — 9:30 a.m. — The Air Line Pilots Association International holds a discussion on aviation safety and security priorities for the year. Location: ALPA, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 703/481-4440.

Luncheon — noon — Accuracy in Media holds a luncheon with Kellyanne E. Conway, author of “What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Changing the Way We Live.” Location: Charlie Chiang’s restaurant, 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-4401, Ext. 115.

New Zealand economics — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion with John Wood, New Zealand’s ambassador to the U.S., “The New Zealand Economic Paradigm: Lessons for Other Economies?” Location: Chinatown Garden restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Trade meeting — 1 p.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman holds a meeting with Shoichi Nakagawa, Japanese minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Location: 600 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

Tsunami discussion — 2:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “One Year After the Tsunami: Policy and Public Perceptions.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

NASA press conference — 3 p.m. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a press conference via NASA TV from Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the upcoming mission of the next crew of the International Space Station. Location: James Webb Auditorium, NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-3749.

Book discussion — 4 p.m. — The Library of Congress (LOC) holds a book discussion with Steve Suitts, author of “Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-3302.

White House communications — 6 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker program, “White House Communications Press Briefings and Press Gaggles: Are They an Effective Communications and News Venue?” Participants include Martha Joynt Kumar, author and political science professor at Towson University; Mike McCurry, former White House spokesman; Helen Thomas, White House columnist; and Alexis Simendinger, White House correspondent for the National Journal. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

“D.C. Builds” symposium — 6:30 p.m. — The National Building Museum and the Committee of 100 on the Federal City co-sponsor a symposium, on the ballpark, eminent domain, and the need for a D.C. Planning Commission. Linda W. Cropp, chairman of the D.C. Council, participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448, Ext. 3201.

Holocaust program — 7 p.m. — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a program, “The Catholic Church After the Holocaust: A Re-Examination.” Participants include E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist; James Carroll, author; and John Pawlikowski, president of the International Council on Christians and Jews. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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