- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on World AIDS Day, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, Room 450. Meets with Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, Oval Office, the White House. Participates in the Pageant of Peace and the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, the Ellipse.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly export-sales report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/720-0888.



10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the construction put in place for October 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services to receive a report form the Ambulance Safety Subcommittee and Counterterrorism Subcommittee and reviews and reports from other interested parties. Location: Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, third-floor conference center, Potomac Room. Contact: 703/674-0190.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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.

HOUSE

House not in session, Thanksgiving district work period. The House will next meet on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

World AIDS day — all day — The Global Health Council sponsors World AIDS Day events with Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova.

Schedule — 10:45 a.m. — Meets with Rep. Nita M. Lowey, New York Democrat, 2329 Rayburn House Office Building

11:15 a.m. — Meets with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, 528 Hart Senate Office Building

12:30 p.m. — Lunches with HIV/AIDS activists, Zaytinya Restaurant, 701 Ninth St. NW

5 p.m. — Meets with Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and launches the Global Health Council’s 2006 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Campaign at a World AIDS Day reception commemorating youth and children affected by HIV/AIDS, HC-5, U.S. Capitol

7:30 p.m. — Attends a Hotel Rouge Red Hot Relief Party, Hotel Rouge and Bar Rouge, 1315 16th St. NW. Location: As noted above. Contact: 703/402-1868 or 917/669-9598.

Homeland Security meeting — 9 a.m. The Homeland Security Department Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions Advisory Committee holds a meeting to review the Secure Freight Initiative; to receive an update on maritime security policy and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism; and to receive an update on the Green Lane Task Force. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8431.

Border security briefing — 10 a.m. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar and Acting Director of Detention and Removal Operations John Torres hold a press briefing on the Secure Border Initiative. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Press Room C1-47, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

AIDS press conference — 11 a.m. The Human Rights Campaign homosexual-rights group holds a press conference with Joe Solmonese, president of the HRC, on a World AIDS Day report. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/216-1514.

Asia discussion — noon The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Did President Bush’s Asia Trip Put Deteriorating Sino-Japanese Relations on the Mend?” Minxin Pei, senior associate and director of the China Program; Albert Keidel and Michael Swaine, senior associates at CEIP; and Michael Mochizuki, chairman of U.S.-Japan relations at George Washington University, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

English as second language — noon — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings addresses the fourth annual “Celebrate Our Rising Stars” summit. Location: Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Conference call — 12:30 p.m. — The National Environmental Trust holds a conference call, beginning at 12:30 p.m., on what it says are proposed cuts to the Toxics Release Inventory, which provides communities with critical information to assess and respond to risks. Tom Natan, chemical engineer and director of research for NET, participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/887-8855.

Press conference — 3:15 p.m. Religious leaders hold a press conference following a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge the Unites Statesto “show leadership” at the upcoming World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong and to encourage the administration to “be bold” in proposals for poverty-focused development in the fiscal 2007 budget request. The Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World; Rabbi Frederick Mark Dobb, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation; and Bishop Mark Hanson, presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, participate. Location: Outside the State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/464-8106 or 202/464-8123.

Science discussion — 5:15 p.m. The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds a lecture by Steen Rasmussen of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, “The Assembly of Protocells,” which will address the efforts to assemble minimal self-replicating nanomachines from nonliving organic and inorganic matter. Peter Madsen of Carnegie Mellon University participates. Location: AAAS auditorium, 12th and H streets Northwest. Contact: 202/326-6434.

Iran book discussion — 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Patrick Clawson and Michael Rubin, authors of “Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq discussion — 6 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “Iraq: The Way Forward, Session 5: A View From the Pentagon.” Defense Undersecretary for Policy Eric Edelman and Raymond Odierno, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Gala — 6:30 p.m. — The National Defense University Foundation hosts the American Patriot Award Gala dinner. Sens. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat; Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican; and John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; Gen. Peter Pace, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and retired Gen. Richard B. Myers, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues Northwest. Contact: 703/339-0098.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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