- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 4, 2005


Inauguration lecture — noon — National Archives holds a lecture, “Presidential Inaugurations.” Donald Kennon and James Goode, historians, participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.


Discusses medical-liability reform, Gateway Center, Collinsville, Ill.


10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases a brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.


9 a.m. — Department of the Navy holds a meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel to discuss National Oceanographic Partnership Program activities. Location: Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, 1201 New York Ave. NW, Suite 420. Contact: 703/696-4120.

9:30 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on “U.S.-Oman Free-Trade Agreement: Advice Concerning the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Imports” and “U.S.-UAE Free-Trade Agreement: Advice Concerning the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Imports.” Location: International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3402.

2 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to discuss private fuel storage (independent spent-fuel storage installation). Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1651.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


4 p.m. — Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Carlos Gutierrez to be secretary of commerce. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


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


Robotics in space — all day — National Academies’ Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board holds a meeting, “Workshop Planning Meeting: Technology for Human and Robotic Exploration and Development of Space.” Event begins at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 3 p.m. — Open session begins, John Mankins, NASA.

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1616.

— 9 a.m. — Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors holds its monthly meeting. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1 Aviation Circle, second floor, boardroom. Contact: 703/417-8370 or 703/417-8744.

Inaugural program — 9:25 a.m. — Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies holds a conference-call briefing to announce the 2005 Inaugural Program. Dial-in, 202/228-2663 or 866/909-2663; pass code, 6744465. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, chairman, Rules and Administration Committee and Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, participates. Location: None given. Contact: Media should dial in no later than 9:20 a.m.; 202/224-1300.

Opposition to Gonzales — 9:30 a.m. — Veterans for Common Sense holds a press conference to express opposition to the nomination of Alberto R. Gonzales for U.S. attorney general. Charles Sheehan-Miles, Veterans for Common Sense; Robert Musil, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Richard Klass, former instructor, National War College; Ray McGovern, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and Eric Gustafson, Education for Peace in Iraq Center, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/412-2433 or 202/667-4260, Ext. 215.

Chamber press breakfast — 10 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press breakfast to announce the chamber’s 2005 policy priorities, economic forecast and legislative outlook. Tom Donohue, president, and Bruce Josten, executive vice president for government affairs, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

CFCNCA progress report — noon — Combined Federal Campaign-National Capital Area holds a press conference on a CFCNCA progress report. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/659-2209.

Legislation press conference — noon — A California congressman holds a press conference on legislation, “The Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2005.” Rep. David Dreier, California Republican, chairman, Rules Committee, and T.J. Bonner, National Border Patrol Council, participate. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/226-2006.

Memorial service — 12:30 p.m. — Congress holds a memorial service for the late Rep. Robert T. Matsui, California Democrat. Location: Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5214.

Legal training — 6:30 p.m. — Mobilization for Global Justice holds a training session, “Legal Training: Know Your Rights,” in preparation for a counter-inaugural protest. Location: Arthur Flemming Center, Ninth and P streets NW. Contact: e-mail, [email protected]; www.globalizethis.org.

Disease lecture — 3 p.m. — National Institutes of Health holds the G. Burroughs Mider Lecture, “Learning from Human Disease: Aplastic Anemia, Autoimmunity and its Malignant Consequences.” Neal Young, NIH, participates. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5595.

Army aviation — 6 p.m. — Association of the United States Army holds a conference, “Army Aviation Modernization — Shaping the Future.”

Highlights — 6 p.m. — Opening reception

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/907-2687.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion, “The United States of Europe.” T.R. Reid, author, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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