- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 12, 2005


To be announced.


11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the October airline traffic data. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4 p.m. —Oilseed Processors Associationreleases its weekly report on soybeans. Location: 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/452-8040.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a joint meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, to consider the safety and efficacy of new drug applications. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballrooms, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

10 a.m. —Antitrust Modernization Commissionholds a meeting to determine issues for further commission study. Location: Federal Trade Commission, Conference Center rooms A & B, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/233-0701.

noon —Social Security Administration holds a meeting to discuss reauthorization of the Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach Program. Location: International Trade Center, Conference Room 839, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 410/966-8333.


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


Not in session. January recess. The Senate will reconvene at 3 p.m. Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. January recess. The House will reconvene at 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Anti-drug forum — all day Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America holds a Leadership Forum and Youth Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 877/883-1786.

Trade symposium — all day U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds a 2005 Trade Symposium, “Security and the Facilitation of Trade.” Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Robert Bonner, commissioner, CBP

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/344-1780.

Broker-Dealer Regulation — all day American Law Institute-American Bar Association holds a course of study, “Broker-Dealer Regulation.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Highlights — 12:15 p.m. Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat

Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: Registration required, 800/253-6397.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund — 8 a.m. Forum Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute holds a forum, “9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Successes, Failures and Lessons for Tort Reform.”

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. Kenneth Feinberg, special master, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 212/599-7000, Ext. 318.

Propaganda and Terrorism — 8:45 a.m. The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the Committee on the Present Danger hold a half-day symposium focusing on “Propaganda and Terrorism: Policy Options for the War of Ideas.” Location: Mayflower Hotel (State Room), 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/778-1032.

Reforming Social Security — 10:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Reforming Social Security.” Jeffrey Brown, former staff member, President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security, John Rother, AARP, Robert Pozen, former member, President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Inaugural history — 10:30 a.m. Willard InterContinental Hotel holds a ceremony to open its display, “Residence of Presidents,” in the Willard History Gallery celebrating 150 years of inaugural history at the hotel. Location: Willard Inter-continental Hotel, F Street entrance, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-7309.

Bioterrorism and health preparedness — 11 a.m. The Century Foundation holds a press conference to release a report, “Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness.” Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association, Ed Thompson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 212/452-7722.

11 a.m. Transportation Department holds a press conference to discuss the U.S.-India Open Skies talks. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, participate. Location: Transportation Department, Marx Media Center, Room 2201, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4570.

Book discussion — noon — The Library of Congress Kluge Center holds a book discussion, “Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority.” Robert Mason, University of Edinburgh and LOC Kluge Fellow, participates. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-3302.

Values under siege — noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “In Defense of the West: American Values Under Siege.” Donald Devine, Bellevue University, and John Hilboldt, HF, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, Van Andel Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Combating terrorism — noon Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds a forum, “2005 Ambassador’s Forum on International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: An Agenda for 2005 and Beyond.” Topics include lessons from the tsunami disaster. Yonah Alexander, Inter-university Center for Legal Studies, Turkish Ambassador Osman Faruk Logolu, Spanish Ambassador Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP required; 703/525-0770.

Nuclear nonproliferation — 12:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations hosts a major address on the Bush administration’s progress in nuclear nonproliferation and future challenges. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/518-3428.

Pentagon budget cuts — 2 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Pentagon Budget Cuts.” Steve Kosiak, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution, Loren Thompson, Lexington Institute, Dov Zakheim, Booz Allen and Hamilton, and Thomas Donnelly, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Uniting America — 2 p.m. National Committee to Unite a Divided America holds a press conference to announce its formation and call for greater inclusiveness and civility in government. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/872-9800 or 202/737-8400.

Humanitarian relief efforts — 2:30 p.m. Center for Global Development and the Hudson Institute sponsor a debate, “U.S. Aid: Generous or Stingy?” on humanitarian relief efforts after the Asian tsunami disaster. Carol Adelman, Hudson Institute, Steve Radelet, Center for Global Development, and Sebastian Mallaby, The Washington Post, participate. Location: Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Iraqi election — 6:30 p.m. World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. holds a discussion, “Countdown to Elections: An Assessment of the Situation in Iraq.” Peter Galbreath, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; Laith Kubba, Iraq National Group; Phebe Marr, United States Institute for Peace; and Stephen Weisman, New York Times, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/293-1051.

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