- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 27, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a briefing with Customs and Border Protection personnel, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., and then delivers a speech. Attends a Jon Kyl for Senate campaign dinner, Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix. Spends night in Phoenix.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases figures on existing-home sales for October 2005. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.



2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month T-bill auction. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9870.

4 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

Noon Legal Services Corporation holds a meeting of the board of directors on a response to the Inspector General’s semiannual report to Congress for the period of Oct. 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005. Location: LSC, 3333 K St. NW, third-floor conference room. Contact: 202/295-1500.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-1332: Will v. Hallock

Docket Number 04-1186: Wachovia Bank v. Schmidt

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Thanksgiving recess. The Senate will next meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Thanksgiving recess. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Vietnamese visit — 10 a.m. The Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign sponsors a visit to Washington by a delegation of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange, who are in the United States for a nationwide tour and their first meetings with wounded Vietnam war veterans.

Schedule — 10 a.m. — Vietnamese guests and U.S. veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bacon Drive and Constitution Avenue Northwest

Noon — Luncheon at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets Northwest, Intercultural Center, seventh floor

7 p.m. — Public discussion, Washington Peace Center, 1426 Ninth St. NW.

Locations as noted. Contact: 202/687-6606 for the Georgetown luncheon; 301/439-6755 for all else.

Radiation and worker board — 10 a.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting by teleconference of the Working Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include reports from the working groups on the Bethlehem Steel Site Profile and Y-12 Site Profile, and a discussion concerning the board’s approach to making an SEC petition. Location: None. Contact: 513/533-6825.

Capitol Christmas tree — 10 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol hosts a photo opportunity of the arrival of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. Location: Garfield Circle, First Street Southwest. Contact: 202/224-6421.

First Amendment discussion — 10:30 a.m. The Newseum and the Smithsonian Associates sponsor a discussion, “Know Your Rights: Exploring the First Amendment Freedom to Petition and Freedom to Assemble,” with Ronald Collins, a scholar at the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center, and Judge Robert Carter, former general counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Other participants include Geoffrey Stone, professor and former dean of the University of Chicago Law School. Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contacts: 703/284-3593, 540/533-1535, 703/284-3708 or 703/861-5032.

Anti-war talk — noon Americans for Peace Now and the Foundation for Middle East Peace hold a discussion with Rabbi Arik Ascherman, executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights, on human rights, Jewish values, security and peace. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-1893.

Business in ex-USSR — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion with Don Van Atta, principal development specialist for Development Alternatives Inc., “Adventures in Policy Advising in the former Soviet Union: Why Understanding Governance Matters.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Book discussion — noon The Cato Institute holds a book discussion with Simeon Djankov, lead author of “Doing Business in 2006: Creating Jobs.” Participants include Jaime Aparicio Otero, Bolivia’s ambassador to the U.S. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Government reform — noon The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “Beyond Goldwater-Nichols: U.S. Government and Department of Defense Reform for a New Strategic Era, Phase II.” Participants include Michele Flournoy and Clark Murdock, senior advisers of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Darfur exhibit — 12:15 p.m. Hillel holds an exhibition, “Darfur Drawn: The Conflict of Darfur Through Children’s Eyes.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of England, participates. Location: The Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, 800 Eighth St. NW. Contact: 202/449-6537.

Worldwide journalism — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Journalists Cover the World.” Location: SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Building. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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