- The Washington Times - Monday, November 8, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

Economic Reports

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the Transportation Services Index for August. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5568.

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Government Accountability Office holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards to discuss issues that may impact government auditing standards. Location: Government Accountability Office, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/512-6428.

1 p.m. — Economics and Statistics Administration holds a joint meeting of the African-American population, the American Indian and Alaska Native populations, the Asian population, the Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander populations, and the Hispanic population subcommittees, to discuss decennial planning issues. Location: U.S. Census Bureau, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland. Contact: 301/763-2070.

1:30 p.m. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 703/605-0195.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 03-710: Devenpeck v. Alford

Docket No. 03-9168: Shepard v. United States

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene Nov. 16 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Space studies meeting — all day National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting, “Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. 0pen session, summary of the closed morning session

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

Future of Pakistan — all day Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies South Asia Studies Program holds a conference, “The Future of Pakistan: The Politics and Economics of Development in Pakistan.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Mohammad Sadiq, charge d’affaires at the Embassy of Pakistan; Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh of Pakistan; and Jessica Einhorn of SAIS

Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Members of the public should RSVP to 202/663-5722; 202/663-5626.

Family health — 10 a.m. Office of the Surgeon General holds a press conference on a Family History Initiative to promote family health. Surgeon General Richard Carmona participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/402-0911.

Improving health care — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition.” Participants include Joseph Antos, John Calfee and Robert Helms of AEI; Stephen Foreman of Robert Morris University; Clark Havighurst of Duke University; and David Hyman of the University of Maryland. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Impact of the presidential election — 11:30 a.m. The Potomac Officers Club hosts a discussion on the impact of the presidential election on the economy and individual investors. Participants include Charles Schwab of Charles Schwab and Co. and Alan Weber of U.S. Trust Corp. Location: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: Media contact, 703/200-8218.

Compensation to September 11 victims — noon Rand Corp. holds a press briefing on a study that provides the most comprehensive examination to date of levels of compensation to victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Lloyd Dixon, Rand senior economist, participates. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5156.

‘Commandants of the Marine Corps’ — noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Commandants of the Marine Corps.” Participants include author Allan Millett and James Jay Carafano of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

‘Caught in the Maelstrom’ — noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Caught in the Maelstrom: Perceptions of the Populace in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq.” Moscow journalist Anne Nivat participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Ukraine’s position — 2 p.m. — The National Press Club hosts a newsmaker press conference, “Ukraine’s Position Between East and West.” Eduard Pruetnik, chief of staff and policy adviser to Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room. Contacts: 301/530-1210.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 2 p.m. — National Park Service holds a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day at the African American Civil War Memorial. Location: African American Civil War Memorial, Vermont Avenue and U Street NW. Contact: 202/667-2667.

Press discussion — 6:30 p.m. National Press Club, the Newseum and Smithsonian Associates hold a discussion, “The Next Big Stories,” on how the press has done its job. Participants include Pat Buchanan of the American Conservative, David Broder of The Washington Post, Juan Williams of National Public Radio, Carole Simpson of ABC News, and Jonathan Alter of Newsweek. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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