- The Washington Times - Monday, November 28, 2005


Visits the El Paso Sector, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, El Paso, Texas. Attends a fundraising luncheon for Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, and returns to Washington.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods for October 2005.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases its new residential sales for October 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, to receive updates on National Cemetery Administration issues. The committee will also tour the National Archives. Location: Lafayette Building, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Kenneth Eaton Conference Room 819. Contact: 202/273-5175.

9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board discusses a railroad accident report on the “Collision of Norfolk Southern Freight Train 192” from Jan. 6, and a safety study on “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition in Liquid Pipelines.” Location: NTSB, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Board Room. Contact: 202/314-6100.


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

Docket Number 04-1329 Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink

Docket Number 04-1264 Buckeye Check Cashing v. Cardegna

Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee discusses an “Open Forum on Decency.” Witnesses include Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin and Matt Polka, president of American Cable Association. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


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


Elderly issues — all day The National Academies’ Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education holds a “Workshop on Decision Making by Older Adults.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Ellen Peters, Decision Research, “The Role of Affect and Emotion in Decision Making by Older Adults”

2:30 p.m. — Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Dartmouth Medical School, “Health Decision Aids for Older Adults”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3403.

Beltway aviation — 8 a.m. Washington Airports Task Force (WATF) holds its 23rd Annual General Meeting.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Carol Welti, vice president, WATF, “Report to Members”

9 a.m. — James Bennett, president, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, “Report on Washington’s Airports”

9:15 a.m. — Marion Blakey, administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, recipient of the Carrington Williams Trophy

Location: Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Contact: 703/572-8714.

Missile defense — 9 a.m. The American Foreign Policy Council holds a conference on “Missile Defense and American Security.” Participants include William Schneider Jr., chairman of the Pentagon Defense Science Board; Ilan Berman, vice president for policy at the American Foreign Policy Council; and Brian Kennedy, president of the Claremont Institute. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/462-6055.

Azerbaijan vote — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Has Azerbaijan Forestalled a ‘Color Revolution’?” with independent security analyst Richard Giragosian. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. fourth-floor Conference Room A. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Wake of hurricanes — 9 a.m. George Mason University holds a panel discussion with former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt on relief efforts and government’s emergency preparedness in the wake of hurricanes. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 410/321-0137.

Energy security — 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing on “Energy Security: Responding to the Challenge.” Participants include John Browne, group chief executive for BP, and Lael Brainard, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Center at the Brookings Institution. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Teaching standards — 10 a.m. Recruiting New Teachers Inc. (RNT) examines the readiness of paraeducators in Title I schools to meet No Child Left Behind Act standards. Participants include Mildred Hudson of RNT; Clifford B. Janey, superintendent of D.C. Public Schools; and Anna Lou Pickett, former director of the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Education. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 617/489-6000, Ext. 123.

Shifting demographics — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Committee hosts the launch of the 2005 Edition of “Wow! Quick Facts Hispanics Edition,” an almanac illustrating the changing demographics of the U.S. populations, focusing on Hispanics. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7540.

Book discussion — 4 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a book discussion with Michael Cannon, author of “Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.” Participants include Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican; Jonathan Cohn, senior editor of the New Republic; and John Nelson, immediate past-president of the American Medical Association. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Business legends — 7 p.m. The Washington Business Hall of Fame holds an awards ceremony to induct five area business legends. Inductees include Raul Fernandez, chief executive officer of ObjectVideo; Fred Malek, founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners; Herbert Miller, chairman of Western Development; Morgan O’Brien, founder of Nextel Communications; and John Schwieters, vice chairman of Perseus LLC. Location: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/518-8606.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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