- The Washington Times - Monday, January 9, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the egg-products report and vegetables report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4 p.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel-prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

4:30 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly U.S. retail gasoline-prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 04-1360 Hudson v. Michigan

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets at 10 a.m. Jan. 18. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Noon Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, a Republican, introduce Judge Alito, and the nominee delivers his opening statement. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defenseholds a meeting of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Crystal City, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.

10 a.m. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health to review the Bethlehem Steel Site Profile and the Y-12 Site Profile. Contact: 513/533-6825.

9 a.m. —Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuariesholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in actuarial mathematics. Location: Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 6505IR. Contact: 202/622-8225.

GENERAL AGENDA

Astronomical conference — all day The American Astronomical Society holds its national meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, welcoming remarks

8:30 a.m. — James Gunn, Princeton University, delivers the Russell Lecture.

11: 40 a.m. — Nergis Mavalvala of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Detecting Gravitational Waves With Interferometers”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/328-2010.

Health care — all day The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Minority Health hosts the National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, “Embracing a Common Destination: Improving Health Outcomes for All Americans.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. — HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers keynote address.

11:30 a.m. — Garth Graham, OMH; Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Jack Rowe, Aetna U.S. Healthcare; Elena Rios, National Hispanic Medical Association; and Ho Luong Tran, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, hold a press conference.

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Health care spending — 10 a.m. Health Affairs holds a press conference on health care spending. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/347-3930.

Press briefing — noon Lockheed Martin holds press briefings on its naval and maritime programs.

Highlights — noon — Dave Broadbent, Littoral Ships and Systems, “The Littoral Combat Ship”

3 p.m. — Shawn James, Maritime Domain Awareness, “Integrated Domain Awareness and the Presidential Directive”

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Roosevelt Room, Arlington. Contact: 856/722-6941 or 856/912-5802.

Economic-growth discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.” Robert Hahn, AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies; Benjamin Friedman, Harvard University; Christopher DeMuth, AEI; and Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Conference call — 1 p.m. The Consumer Federation of America and the Financial Planning Association hold a conference call to discuss a new study on the different perspectives on personal wealth held by financial planners and consumers. Stephen Brobeck, CFA executive director, and James Barnash, FPA president, participate. Contact: 202/737-0766.

NIH lecture — 3 p.m. The National Institutes of Health holds a lecture, “Ethical Dilemmas in Public Health Emergencies and How They Affect Communications.” Mark Chimes, Celadon Communications; and Kamer Davis and Linda Weinberg, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, participate. Location: NIH, 45 Center Drive, Room D, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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