- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 12, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureaureleases the manufacturing and trade inventories and the sales report for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street & Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. —Treasury Departmentreleases the results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrityholds its biannual meeting. Location: Ritz-Carlton at Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/219-7009.

10 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances. Topics include various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of AEGLs for acetone, acrolein, biphenyl, butadiene, chloroacetaldehyde, chloroform, dimethylamine and epichlorohydrin. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

1 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste to discuss proposed panel activities and related matters. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.

SENATE

Adjourned. The Senate will convene the 109th Congress on Jan. 4 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Adjourned. The House will convene the 109th Congress on Jan. 4 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

AICPA conference — all day TheAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its Employee Benefit Plan Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. David Walker, U.S. comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/434-9220 or 202/434-9213.

Aviation security — all day TheAmerican Association of Airport Executives holds its fourth annual Aviation Security Summit. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. David Stone, assistant secretary of Homeland Security. Location: Fairmont hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 703/824-0500.

Information systems — all day TheAssociation of Information Systems holds a conference, “2004 International Conference on Information Systems.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. Concurrent sessions on competition, information technology use and organizing vision, public policy, modeling formalisms, and technology mediated forms. Location: Grand Hyatt hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 404/463-9590.

Book discussion — 9:30 a.m. TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion, “The World’s Banker.” Author Sebastian Mallaby, columnist at The Washington Post, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Conference — 10 a.m. Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center holds a conference, “Bam, Past and Future.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. Presentation of architectural projects on the city of Bam, Iran. Location: Catholic University, School of Architecture and Planning, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Metro press briefing — 11 a.m. TheWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a press briefing on Metro preparations for the winter. Steve Feil, Metro’s chief operating officer for rail, and Jay Paulus, Metro’s general superintendent of rail car maintenance, participate. Location: Brentwood rail yard, 601 T St. NE. Contact: 202/962-1051.

SLA partnership announcement — noon Special Libraries Association and Elsevier Publishing hold a press briefing to announce a partnership to support the new SLA Online University. Location: SLA, 331 South Patrick St., Alexandria. Contact: RSVP to 703/647-4916.

Year-end economic forecast — noon TheBond Market Association holds a press briefing to issue its year-end economic forecast, with particular attention to economic growth, inflation, interest rates, gross domestic product, consumer and business spending. Robert DiClemente of Citigroup Global Markets and Michael Decker of the association participate. Location: Bond Market Association, 1399 New York Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 646/637-9268.

Public meeting — 2:30 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste holds a public meeting on recent activities related to the tracking of sealed sources of radioactive material, including medical and industrial devices. Location: NRC, Two White Flint North Building, Room T-2b3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 202/415-8200.

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