- The Washington Times - Monday, November 7, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Martin Torrijos of Panama with joint media availability to follow, Panama City. Participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Corozal American Cemetery.

Tours the Miraflores Locks at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Participates in a round-table discussion on Panama’s future, lunches with Mr. Torrijos and talks baseball with Panamanian youths before departing for the United States. Participates in a rally for Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore, Richmond International Airport, Richmond. Returns to the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases the housing-affordability index for the third quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

11:30 a.m. —Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the transportation services index for August. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Bureau of Land Managementholds a meeting of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to consider matters pertaining to management and protection of wild roaming horses and burros on the nation’s public lands. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: 775/861-6583.

8:30 a.m. —National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee to discuss program policies and issues. Location: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 9112, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0050.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board, to conduct a final public review and discussion of the draft SAB report “Review of EPA’s Draft Framework for Inorganic Metals Risk Assessment.” Contact: 202/343-9982.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-944: Arbaugh v. Y&H; Corp.

Docket Number 04-848: Dolan v. U.S. Postal Service

Contact: 202/479-3211.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, “Nostra Aetate,” and the continuing need for mutual interreligious respect and dialogue. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the defense authorization bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

GENERAL AGENDA

EPA workshop — all day The Environmental Protection Agency holds its “Science to Achieve Results Future Air Pollution Emissions Progress Review Workshop.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Winston Harrington of Resources for the Future, “An Integrated Framework for Estimating Long-Term Mobile Source Emissions Linking Land Use, Transportation and Economic Behavior”

3:30 p.m. — Michael Chang of the Georgia Institute of Technology, “Air Quality, Emissions, Growth and Change: A Method to Prescribe a Desirable Future”

Location: The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/343-9748.

Education symposium — 8:30 a.m. The Alliance for Excellent Education holds a symposium, “Toward a More Literate Nation: Raising the Bar For Reading and Writing Instruction in Middle and High Schools.” Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Judith Langer, the Center on English Learning and Achievement, participate. Location: The J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/828-0828.

Conference — 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Regulatory Oversight at 25: A Review of the Record,” which will focus on the impact of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — OIRA Administrator John Graham, “Regulatory Policy Based on Benefits and Costs: Address Progress and Challenges”

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq address — 10:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds an address by Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Multinational Security Transition Command, Iraq, addressing “Iraq’s Evolving Forces.” Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Voter-turnout survey — 10:30 a.m. The Tarrance Group and Lake Snell Perry Mermin hold a press conference to release the results of a new national survey that will offer recommendations on increasing voter turnout. Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, president of Goodworks International; Celinda Lake of Lake Snell Perry Mermin; and Ed Goeas of the Terrance Group participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 973/799-0200.

Living-wage campaign — 10:30 a.m. A coalition of religious leaders holds a press conference to announce a national grass-roots campaign, “The Let Justice Roll/Living Wage Campaign,” to raise wages at the federal and state levels. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Rev. James Forbes, senior pastor of Riverside Church, New York, participate. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/544-2350.

Nobel Prize press conference — 3 p.m. The Embassy of Sweden holds a press conference to meet the 2005 American Nobel Prize winners. Roy Glauber and John Hall, winners of the Nobel Prize in physics; Robert Grubbs and Richard Schrock, winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry; and Thomas Schelling, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, participate. Location: The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW. The Alexander Hamilton Room. Contact: 202/467-2656.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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