- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 11, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

11 a.m. — Participates in a National Park Service Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery; meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Federal holiday. No events are listed.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

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

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal holiday observed on account of Veterans Day.

HIV/AIDS symposium — all day Opportunities Industrialization Centers International holds a symposium, “The Feminization of HIV/AIDS.” Events begin 9 a.m. Location: University of the District of Columbia, auditorium, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/778-3404.

Drugs, related crime — all day The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse holds a conference, “Drugs and Drug-Related Crime.” Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Maryann Amodeo of AMERSA. Location: Hilton Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 401/349-0000.

Achievement gap — all day The Education Trust holds its 15th national conference, “Closing the Gap: No Small Roles in Big Change.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. Kati Haycock, the Education Trust, opening plenary. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1217.

Voter fraud — all day The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy holds its national convention. Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. John Fund of OpinionJournal.com and the Wall Street Journal, “Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy.” Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Farm forum — all day Farm Journal holds its ninth forum, “Energizing America’s Countryside.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 3:50 p.m. Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas Democrat. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/683-6334.

Reflections on Vietnam — 8 a.m. Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation is the host of “Storytelling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.” Repeats at 2:30 p.m. Location: Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the Mall. Contact: 301/314-8505.

After Arafat — 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Palestinian Politics After Arafat: What’s Next?” Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Honoring Filipino veterans — 9:30 a.m. The American Coalition for Filipino Veterans Inc. holds a ceremony to honor sacrifices of fallen soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and World War II. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 703/685-2665 or 202/246-1998.

Sneak peek — 10 a.m. National Archives holds a special preview for veterans, active military personnel and their families of the permanent exhibition “Public Vaults,” a collection of unique documents, photographs, maps, films, recordings and objects in the Archives’ holdings. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Public access to research — 11:30 a.m. The Alliance for Taxpayer Access holds a press briefing, “The Perspectives of Patient Advocates and Public Users,” on who really owns publicly funded medical research. Location: The Genetic Alliance, 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/887-0500, Ext. 18 or 19.

Luncheon program — 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon with Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Veterans Day ceremony — 1 p.m. U.S. Navy Memorial holds a Veterans Day ceremony. Location: Navy Memorial, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/380-0718.

Veterans Day ceremony — 1 p.m. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the National Park Service hold a Veterans Day ceremony. Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, gives the keynote address. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 109, or 202/302-1508.

Medicare drug benefit — 2 p.m. — The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association holds a conference-call briefing on its perspective on the proposed guidelines for the new Medicare drug benefit formula under development by U.S. Pharmacopeia. Dial-in, 877/771-7176; code, 580814. Location: None given. Contact: 202/626-4825.

Latin America banking — 4:30 p.m. The Inter-American Development Bank holds a press briefing on a report, “Unlocking Credit: The Quest for Deep and Stable Bank Lending,” on the importance of building stronger and more competitive banking systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Enrique Iglesias of the IDB participates. Location: IDB, Morales Conference Room, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

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