- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 18, 2005


To be announced


11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases airline financial data for the second quarter of 2005. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


9 a.m. NASA holds a meeting of the Aeronautics Research Advisory Committee council of deans subcommittee to review Aeronautics University strategy, the University Functional Research Program and the future of NASA facilities, and to receive a Vehicle Systems Program update. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, Room 7H45. Contact: 202/358-4729.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3 p.m. to resume consideration of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations European affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the nomination of C. Boyden Gray to be representative to the European Union with the rank and status of ambassador and Francis Rooney to be ambassador to the Holy See. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Food-policy conference — all day Consumer Federation of America holds the 28th annual National Food Policy Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester Crawford delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/797-8551.

Air-quality conference — all day Energy & Environmental Research Center holds its “Air Quality V: Mercury, Trace Elements, SO3, and Particulate Matter” conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, delivers keynote address.

Noon — Carl Bauer, director of the Energy Department National Energy Technology Laboratory, delivers keynote address.

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 701/777-5246.

Supreme Court discussion — 9 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion, “Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term 2005.” Susan Low Bloch, Chai Feldblum, Nina Pillard, David Cole, Robert Pitofsky, Richard Lazarus and Viet Dinh, Georgetown University Law Center, participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Credit union caucus — 9 a.m. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds the NAFCU 2005 Congressional Caucus.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Keynote, Tony Blankley, The Washington Times

10:15 a.m. — JoAnn Johnson, chairman, National Credit Union Administration

11:30 a.m. — Dan Mudd, chief executive officer, Fannie Mae

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4770, Ext. 291.

Supreme Court preview — 10 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) holds a discussion, “Previewing the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court Term.” Richard Thornburgh, former attorney general; David Frederick, partner with Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel; and Roy Englert Jr., partner with Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP, participate.

Location: WLF, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

U.S.-Philippine relations — 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion with Jose de Venecia, speaker of the House of Representatives in the Philippines, “Constitutional Change in the Philippines and Implications on U.S.-Philippine Relations.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Chinese advanced technology — 11:45 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “A Chinese Advanced Technology Superstate?” Ernest Preeg, senior fellow in Trade and Productivity with the Manufacturing Alliance/MAPI, and James Lilley, former U.S. ambassador to China, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Restoring the American Dream — 1:15 p.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) hosts a discussion with John Edwards, former senator and vice-presidential candidate, North Carolina Democrat, titled, “Restoring the American Dream: Combating Poverty and Building One America.” Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. 10th floor. Contact: RSVP to 202/741-6388.

Africa nutrition — 2:15 p.m. The U.S. soy industry and the U.S. Agency for International Development hold a ceremony for a partnership to improve nutrition and business growth in nine southern African countries. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, and Richard Ostlie, first vice president, American Soybean Association, participate. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/625-8230.

Digital age — 8 p.m. American University holds a lecture by Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, on the protection of intellectual property in the digital age. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Kay Spiritual Life Center. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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