- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 11, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Ribbon-cutting event — 10 a.m. — National Archives holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the permanent exhibition, “Public Vaults,” a collection of unique documents, photographs, maps, films, recordings and objects in the Archives’ holdings. Archivist of the United States John Carlin participates. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Veterans History Project Bus — 11 a.m. — Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project holds a ceremony to unveil the Veterans History Project Bus, which will go on a one-year “tour of duty” in Orlando, Fla. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi participates. Location: LOC, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-9822.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on monthly sales for retail and food services for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases the results of its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality to discuss infant mortality differentials, social factors and racial disparities, and perinatal outreach strategies. Location: Latham Hotel, 3000 M St. NW. Contact: 301/443-2170.

9 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Special Medical Advisory Group to discuss electronic health records, research, recruitment and compensation of health care professionals, special programs, care coordination and VA’s care model. Location: VA Central Office, Room 830, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5882.

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds an open meeting to discuss State Advisory Committee appointments for Hawaii, Maine, Ohio, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, and a report, “Redefining Rights in America: The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 2001-2004.” Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene Tuesday at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene Tuesday at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Disability seminar — all day — Inter-American Development Bank holds a seminar on disability to create an awareness of the condition of people with disabilities in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

ILCA workshop# — all day — International Labor Communications Association holds workshops in conjunction with the ILCA annual labor media awards luncheon. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Stewart Acuff of the AFL-CIO, political strategist Steve Cobble, Jeff Cohen of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, Enid Doggett of the American Federation of Government Employees, Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Andy Zipser of the Newspaper Guild, “The Media and the 2004 Election.”

2:30 p.m. — Photojournalist David Bacon, Michael Buckley of the AFL-CIO, Bill Pritchett of the Service Employees International Union, labor reporter JoAnn Wypijewski, and Howard Kling of Minnesota at Work, “The Changing Face of Labor and the Changing Face of the Labor Media.”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-5068.

National convention# — all day — Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy holds its national convention. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

11:15 a.m. — Attorney General John Ashcroft

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Canadian-U.S. relationship — all day — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The State of the Canada-U.S. Relationship.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:25 a.m. — “Canada’s Addiction to American Security: The Illusion of Choice in the War on Terror.”

Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Race, medicine and public policy — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Race, Medicine and Public Policy.” Participants include Jon Entine and Sally Satel of AEI, Vincent Sarich of the University of California, William Lawson of Howard University, and Keith Ferdinand of Xavier University. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Success and taxes — 9:30 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Success and Taxes, Entrepreneurial Entry and Innovation.” Participants include William Gentry of Williams College, William Randolph of the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Analysis, and Kevin Hassett and Eric Engen of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Ceremony# — 10 a.m. — The Department of Veterans Affairs holds a ceremony to honor the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free lodging near government hospitals to families of recovering service members and veterans. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.

Elections, mandates and governance — 10 a.m. — Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Elections, Mandates and Governance.” Participants include Larry Bartels of Princeton University, Sarah Binder of George Washington University, John Harris of The Washington Post, and James Stimson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/797-6105.

Voting and election reform# — 10:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a briefing on its report “Voting and Election Reform: Was America Ready To Vote?” Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

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