- The Washington Times - Monday, November 29, 2004


In the District.


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

4 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


8 a.m. National Council on Disability holds an open meeting to hear reports from the chairman and the executive director, as well as team reports, and to discuss the planning for the Civil Rights Roundtable. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.

11:30 a.m. — Small Business Administration holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Advisory Council to discuss matters that may be presented by members and staff of the U.S. Small Business Administration, or interested others. Dial-in number, 866/740-1260; access code 3711001. Location: None given. Contact: 202/205-6914.

4 p.m. — National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the Arts Advisory Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. Location: Nancy Hanks Center, Room 729, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-5691.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 03-1454: Ashcroft v. Raich

Docket No. 03-9560: Howell v. Mississippi

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Stands in adjournment until 9:30 a.m. December 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Stands in adjournment until 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


International disability conference — all day The World Bank hosts a conference, “Disability and Inclusive Development: Sharing, Learning and Building Alliances,” and a pre-conference workshop, “Alliances for an Inclusive Development, Part I.” Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: Pre-conference workshop by invitation only, 202/473-1000.

Tree arrival — 10 a.m. Congress hosts the arrival of the Capitol Holiday Tree. Location: First Street and Garfield Circle SW. Contact: 202/225-5214.

USPS news conference — 10 a.m. U.S. Postal Service holds press conference on holiday mail volume, mailing deadlines for service members overseas and mailing packaging tips. Patrick Donahoe, USPS chief operating officer, participates. Location: USPS, 11th floor, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/268-2155.

American diplomacy — 10:30 a.m. American Academy of Diplomacy holds a press conference on a special task force report, “American Diplomacy for a Changing World.” Participants include Kenneth Dam, former deputy secretary of state; James Jones, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico; and Anthony Quainton, former director general of the Foreign Service. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-3721.

HIV/AIDS developments — 11:30 a.m. Washington Foreign Press Center holds a press briefing, “Latest Developments in Countering the Global Scourge of HIV/AIDS.” Foreign press members only, please. Participants include Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for global affairs; and Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. Location: Washington Foreign Press Center, Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6327.

Baseball deal — noon Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Is the Baseball Deal a Strikeout for D.C.?” Participants include D.C. Council member David A. Catania, Brad Humphreys of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Scott Wallsten of the American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, Ed Lazere of the District Fiscal Policy Center, and Stephen Slivinski of Cato. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Russian discussion — noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The Impact of the ‘West’ on Russia’s Northwest.” Tomila Lankina of the Woodrow Wilson Center participates. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Transformation of the Intelligence community — 3:30 p.m. — The Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the George Mason University School of Law, and the Department of Public and International Affairs sponsor a presentation, “The 9/11 Commission: The Transformation of our Intelligence Community.” Former Rep. Tim Roemer, Indiana Democrat and member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, participates. Location: George Mason University, Mason Hall, Fairfax. Contact: 703/993-1266; press contact, 202/262-2133.

350 years of Jewish life— 7:30 p.m. The Jewish Theological Seminary presents an illustrated lecture, “People of Faith — Land of Promise: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America.” David Wachtel, senior research associate for special collections at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, participates. Location: Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. Contact: 202/362-4433.

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