- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Arab world discussion — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Dissent and Reform in the Arab World.” Participants include Redouane Boudjemaa of the Algerian newspaper El Youm, Neila Charchour Hachicha of Tunisia’s Mediterranean Liberal Party and Libyan-American activist Mohammed Eljahmi. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Wreath ceremony — 1 p.m. — The National Park Service holds a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where Mr. King gave his 1963 “I have a dream” speech. Contact: 202/426-6841.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Oval Office; holds a joint press conference with Mrs. Merkel in the East Room; meets with business leaders in the Oval Office to discuss Central American relief and reconstruction efforts.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. — Foreign Agricultural Service releases world market and trade reports for cotton, grain and oilseeds. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

4 p.m. — Economic Research Service releases the oil, crops and rice outlook reports, and the U.S. agricultural trade update report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest, Room 4830. Contact: 301/435-0725.

1 p.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting to conduct a briefing and vote on an anti-dumping order on Atlantic salmon from Norway. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Women’s workshop — 9 a.m. — The Women in Government Relations Leadership Institute holds a workshop, “Committee Procedure,” which will guide participants through the legislative process. Location: American Trucking Association, 430 First St. SE. Contact: 703/299-8546.

Conference on youth — 9:15 a.m. — 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.”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Amber Alert Awareness Day ceremony

10 a.m. — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales; Patrick Donahoe, deputy postmaster general and chief operating officer of the U.S. Postal Service; Regina Schofield, assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs and the national Amber Alert coordinator for the Justice Department; Ernie Allen, president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; former Rep. Steve Largent, Oklahoma Republican; and Donna Norris, mother of Amber Hagerman, participate in the presentation of a 39-cent Amber Alert social awareness postage stamp.

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

Saudi Arabia discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Middle East Policy Council holds a discussion, “Saudi Arabia’s Accession to the [World Trade Organization]: Is a Revolution Brewing?” Participants include William Clatanoff, former deputy U.S. trade representative for labor, and Robert Jordan, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/296-6767.

Insurance press conference — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with Allstate chief Edward Liddy, who will announce his support for the Homeowners Insurance Protection Act of 2005 and discuss how the country can best prepare for natural disasters. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 847/402-5600.

Web seminar — 10 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a Web seminar, “Merrill Lynch v. Dabit and Beyond: The Supreme Court Looks at Securities Fraud.” Participants include Donald Verrilli Jr. of Jenner & Block LLP and Richard Bernstein of Sidley Austin LLP. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Memorial service — 10:30 a.m. — The Washington bureau of the New York Times holds a memorial service for New York Times reporter David E. Rosenbaum. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/862-0300.

Africa briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Jendayi E. Frazer, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, holds a briefing on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip Monday to Liberia and other developments. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Briefing Room 2209. Contact: 202/663-0500.

King ceremony — 11 a.m. — The National Park Service holds a ceremony to commemorate the 77th birthday of Martin Luther King. Participants include Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; Virginia Williams, mother of D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Vikki Keys, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks. Location: Interior Department, Yates Auditorium, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/619-7400.

Students against Alito — 12:15 p.m. — Progressive student leaders from colleges and universities announce their opposition to the confirmation of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Location: SC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/467-4999.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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