- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 19, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

10 a.m. — Attends a prayer service at St. John’s Church. — noon — Takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol. Attends an Inaugural Day luncheon at the U.S. Capitol. — 2 p.m. — Participates in the Inaugural Parade. Throughout the evening — Attends the Constitution Ball, Freedom Ball, Independence Ball, Texas Wyoming Ball, Liberty Ball, Democracy Ball, Patriot Ball, Stars and Stripes Ball and Commander in Chief Ball.

VICE PRESIDENT

Noon — Takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol. Attends Inaugural Day luncheon at the U.S. Capitol. — 2 p.m. — Participates in the Inaugural Parade.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

4:30 p.m. — Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 3 p.m. Agenda items include votes on the confirmation of Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general and Michael Johanns to be agriculture secretary Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal holiday observed — Inauguration Day.

Inaugural Day — all day — The Presidential Inaugural Committee sponsors Inaugural Day activities and celebrations.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Church service, St. John’s Church

2 p.m. — Inaugural Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue NW from the U.S. Capitol to the White House

7 p.m. — Constitution Ball, Washington Hilton and Towers

7 p.m. — Freedom Ball, Union Station

7 p.m. — Independence Ball, Texas Wyoming Ball, Liberty Ball, Democracy Ball, Patriot Ball and Stars and Stripes Ball, Washington Convention Center

7 p.m. — Commander in Chief Ball, National Building Museum

Location: As noted above. Contact: 202/264-8971.

Seminar — all day — The Washington Center for Internships holds a seminar, “Insider Washington ‘05: The Presidential Inauguration.” Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-7588.

Traveling memorial — all day — American Friends Service Committee sponsors “Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War,” an exhibit of soldiers’ boots and civilian shoes that commemorates U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths. Memorial opens at 9 a.m. Location: National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/253-2990.

Rally — all day — Christian Defense Coalition holds a rally during the Inaugural Day parade. Events begin at 5:30 a.m. Location: Across from the Canadian Embassy, Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/547-1735 or 540/538-4741.

Bike ride — 7:30 a.m. — Critical Mass holds a counterinaugural bike ride. Ride departs from Union Station for various point throughout the city. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/216-2817.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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