- The Washington Times - Friday, March 13, 2009

Major scheduled events during the week beginning March 15, 2009. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT):

MONDAY: Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve meets.

WEDNESDAY: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the fourth quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve meets, interest-rate announcement expected 2:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

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SUNDAY, March 15

Los Angeles _ Box office results.

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MONDAY, March 16

Washington _ Supreme Court on break until March 23.

Toledo, Ohio _ Pretrial hearing for Robert Bowman, a drifter arrested last year and accused of killing a school girl 40 years ago.

Wichita, Kan. _ Dr. George Tiller is scheduled to go to trial on 19 misdemeanor charges alleging he failed to obtain a second opinion for some late-term abortions from an independent physician, as required by Kansas law.

Lexington, Va. _ Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Washington & Lee University.

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TUESDAY, March 17

New York _ St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Washington _ President Barack Obama meets with Ireland’s prime minister, Brian Cowen, as well as Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, and deputy leader Martin McGuinness.

Washington _ Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on insurance regulation.

Washington _ Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on energy development on public lands and the outer Continental Shelf.

Washington _ Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax issues related to fraud schemes and an update on offshore tax evasion legislation.

Washington _ Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on law enforcement responses to Mexican drug cartels.

Washington _ Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on counterterrorism strategy.

Washington _ Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speak at a National League of Cities conference.

Washington _ House Budget Committee hearing on financing highway and mass transit needs.

Washington _ House Education and Labor Committee hearing on early childhood development.

Washington _ House Financial Services Committee hearing on financial services regulation.

Washington _ Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Science and Technology Committee on energy research and development.

Washington _ House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the role of antitrust law in the government-financed consolidation in the banking industry.

Ventura, Calif. _ Possible start of preliminary hearing for Brandon McInerney, charged with murder in killing of 15-year-old gay student.

Dallas _ The World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth to host His Excellency John Bruton, ambassador of the European Union to the United States.

Denver _ Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper host fourth annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit on energy.

San Jose, Calif. _ Adobe Systems Inc. releases first-quarter financial results.

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WEDNESDAY, March 18

Washington _ Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on risk management oversight at federal financial regulatory agencies.

Washington _ Senate Finance Committee subcommittee hearing on health care quality.

Washington _ Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing on suicides in the military.

Washington _ Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on forensic science.

Washington _ Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on nuclear energy development.

Washington _ House Budget Committee hearing on the president’s proposed defense budget.

Washington _ House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on American International Group.

Washington _ House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s role in foreign aid.

Washington _ House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on air traffic control modernization.

Washington _ House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Mexico.

Los Angeles _ President Obama in L.A. for town hall events.

San Diego, Calif. _ Preliminary hearing begins in San Diego for Esteban Nunez, son of former California Assembly speaker, charged with murder.

Denver _ Jane Goodall attends Global Explorers Citizens of the World event at Colorado Academy.

New York _ The Conference Board releases leading indicators for February.

Minneapolis _ General Mills Inc. releases third-quarter financial results.

Beaverton, Ore. _ Nike Inc. NKE releases third-quarter financial results.

Redwood City, Calif. _ Oracle Corp. releases third-quarter financial results.

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THURSDAY, March 19

Washington _ Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on cybersecurity.

Washington _ Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on bank supervision and regulators.

Washington _ Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs subcommittee hearing on deposit insurance.

Washington _ House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on urban stormwater runoff.

Novi, Mich. _ Steven Kelsey, 19, who is accused of fatally stabbing and sexually assaulting his 17-year-old sister while home on leave from U.S. Army basic training, is to appear in court for a preliminary examination.

Columbus, Ohio _ Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, who resigned in a scandal last year, to appear before the Ohio Elections Commission to defend himself against charges of misusing campaign funds.

Dayton, Ohio _ Public premiere of new HBO documentary on the slaying of Dayton native Dorothy Stang, a nun who was killed while fighting to save the Brazilian rain forest.

Las Vegas _ International Wireless Communications Expo. Through Friday.

New York _ Barnes & Noble Inc. releases fourth-quarter financial results.

Dallas _ Blockbuster Inc. releases fourth-quarter financial results.

New York _ Discover Financial Services releases first-quarter financial results.

Memphis, Tenn. _ FedEx Corp. releases third-quarter financial results.

West Hollywood, Calif. _ Ticketmaster Entertainment releases fourth-quarter financial results.

Forest City, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. releases second-quarter financial results.

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FRIDAY, March 20

Newport Beach, Calif. _ Sentencing of Skylar Deleon in yacht killings case. A jury has recommended death.

Draper, Utah _ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicates a temple, the Mormon church’s 129th temple worldwide. Through March 22.

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SATURDAY, March 21

Washington _ Anti-war protest on the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Fort Worth, Texas _ U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will address cattle raisers at the opening general session of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention.

South Bend, Ind. _ First round play in NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Through March 24.

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The AP

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