- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 11, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Islam discussion — 10 a.m. — The Jamestown Foundation holds a discussion, “The Future of Islamic Radicalism and Religious Freedom in Central Asia,” with Igor Rotar of Forum 18 News Service. Location: The Jamestown Foundation, 1111 16th St. NW, seventh floor board room. Contact: 202/483-8888.

Event — 8 p.m. — The Folger Shakespeare Library hosts a reading of “The March,” winner of the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, by E.L. Doctorow. Location: The Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/544-7077.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Overnights at Camp David, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the advance report on sales for retail and food services in December. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the U.S. import and export price indexes for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council to receive the presentation of the National Institute of Mental Health director’s report and to discuss NIMH program and policy issues. Location: NIH, Building 31C, 31 Center Drive, sixth floor, Conference Room 6, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-5047.

Noon —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Assistance Center Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to solicit public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 206/220-6096.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on Iraq. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider legislation to allow negotiation for lower prescription-drug costs. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Green transportation — 8:30 a.m. The Embassy of Sweden holds a seminar, “Coloring the Future of Transportation: A Trans-Atlantic Industry and Policy Forum on Green Transportation.” Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, and Maud Olofsson, Swedish minister for enterprise and energy, participate. Location: House of Sweden, 901 30th St. NW. Contact: 312/781-6215.

Global warming — 8:30 a.m. The World Affairs Council holds a lecture, “Catastrophe Trends and Global Climate Change: A Global Insurer’s View,” with Peter Levine, chairman of Lloyd’s of London. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Newborn mortality — 9 a.m. Save the Children and the Academy for Educational Development host a press conference to discuss the findings of a report on newborn mortality in Africa. Doyin Oluwole of AED and Anne Tinker of Save the Children participate. Location: AED, Greeley Hall, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-4361.

Conference — 9:20 a.m. The Defense Department and the National Defense Industrial Association hold the 2007 Worldwide Personnel Recovery Conference and Exhibition.

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. — Air Force Brig. Gen. O.G. Mannon delivers remarks.

10:30 a.m. — Defense Undersecretary for Policy Eric Edelman delivers closing keynote address.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/697-5131 or 703/697-5132; 703/522-1820.

Germany’s priorities — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion with German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, “Priorities of Germany’s EU and G-8 Programs.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

World Migrants and Refugees Day — 10 a.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on the U.S. response to the needs of refugees and migrant families. Ellen Sauerbrey, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Martin Luther King — 11 a.m. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne delivers remarks at a National Park Service observance of the 78th birthday of Martin Luther King. Students and teachers from D.C. schools and department employees will attend the event. After the observance, at 1 p.m., the Park Service will place a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial, on the steps where King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/208-6843 or 202/208-7291.

Book discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Center hold a Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon with Elizabeth Kantor, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Future memorials — 6 p.m. — The National Capital Planning Commission and the National Building Museum host the final student presentations in the CityVision program, “Students Design Future Memorials in the Nation’s Capital.” Students from Browne Junior High School, MacFarland Middle School and Paul Public Charter School, and directors of the NBM and the NCPC participate. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/482-7263, 202/272-2448.

Lecture — 6 p.m. — The Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation holds a lecture by former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, “Plagues, Prevention, Preparedness and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General.” Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop participates. Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 301/731-9080.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. The National Archives holds a film screening of “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the killing of three students sent to Mississippi to register black voters in 1964. Director Marco Williams participates. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

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