- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 9, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

No events are listed because of federal holiday.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session because of Columbus Day recess. The Senate will reconvene 2 p.m. next Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session because of Columbus Day recess. The House will reconvene 12:30 p.m. next Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal holiday because of Columbus Day.

Solar Decathlon — all day The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sponsors the 2005 Solar Decathlon. Events begin 10 a.m. Location: The Mall, between Seventh and 14th streets Northwest. Contact: 202/715-1543 or 303/275-4709.

Chemical evaluation — all day The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction holds a conference to evaluate a chemical, DEHP, used in some plastics, for hazards to human development or reproduction. Events begin 8:30 a.m. Location: Holiday Inn Select Old Town, 480 King St., Carlyle Room, Alexandria. Contact: 919/541-0073.

Pediatrics conference — all day The American Academy of Pediatrics holds its 2005 National Conference and Exhibition. Events begin 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — “Children’s Mental Health Crisis”

1:30 p.m. — “Headaches: When to Worry, When to Treat”

2:30 p.m. —Former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, holds a forum with top Democratic and Republican pollsters to present findings on U.S. health care reform priorities. Geoffrey Garin, president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, and Bill McInturff, partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, participate.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 847/434-4000, 202/262-4708.

Retirement security — 8:30 a.m. The American Council of Life Insurers holds its 30th annual conference to discuss retirement security, taxes and regulatory reform.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Pete G. Peterson, senior chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group

1 p.m. — Bob Woodward, journalist and author

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/624-2418.

U.S. ascendency — 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies plays host to a discussion by Charles Maier, history professor at Harvard University, “The Empire of Production … Empire of Consumption: Patterns of American Ascendancy.” Location: SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Building Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Meeting — 9:30 a.m. The National Academy of Engineering holds its annual meeting.

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. — “Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century”

Location: The National Academy of Engineering, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1348.

Radiation exposure — 10:30 a.m. Physicians for Social Responsibility holds a conference call briefing beginning at 10:30 a.m. to discuss why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new radiation exposure limit rules for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository are dangerous to human health. Robert Gould, chairman of the PSR security committee; Geoffrey Fettus, senior project attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, participate. Contact: 202/587-5215.

Columbus celebration — 11 a.m. The National Park Service and the National Columbus Celebration Association hold a celebration to mark the 93rd anniversary of the dedication of the Columbus Memorial Statue. Location: Columbus Plaza, Union Station. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Terrorism discussion — noon The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Al Qaeda’s Shia-Sunni Problem: New Developments on the Terrorism Front.” Yosri Fouda, senior investigative reporter and London Bureau chief for the Arabic station Al Jazeera, participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Film screening — 6:45 p.m. Social Actions and Leadership School for Activists holds a film screening and discussion of “The Drums of October: Legacy of a Pernicious Hero,” on Christopher Columbus. Keli Lovejoy of Indigenous Rights Watch participates. Location: SALSA, Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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