- The Washington Times - Monday, January 16, 2006


To be announced.


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


Not in session. The Senate reconvenes at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. The House reconvenes at noon on Jan. 31. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed.

Service for homeless — all day The Corporation for National and Community Service hosts a fair of service for homeless residents of the District as part of the National Day of Service authorized by Congress in 1994. Events begin at 9 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt participates. Location: McKinley Technology High School, 151 T St. NE. Contact: 202/561-1384, 202/506-6700 or 202/606-6707.

Volunteer event — 9 a.m. The Emmaus Services for the Aging and the Points of Light Foundation host the Martin Luther King Day of Service for the Elderly.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Cleaning project

Noon — Luncheon and senior panel discussion

Location: Emmaus Services for the Aging, 1426 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/745-1200 or 202/821-9887.

Politics and religion — 9 a.m. Sojourners holds a conference, “Politics and Spirituality: Seeking a Public Integrity.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Richard Rohr of the Center for Action and Contemplation and Jim Wallis of Sojourners, “Integrating Politics and Spirituality”

11 a.m. — Procession to the U.S. Capitol

Noon — Public witness event, West Front, U.S. Capitol.

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/745-4614.

Tax returns — 10 a.m. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now opens its community tax site, where agents will prepare tax returns for free. The site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: 739 Eighth St. SE. Contact: 202/547-9292.

King Day service — 10 a.m. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day Committee Inc. holds an interfaith “Prayer, Peace and Praise” service. Location: 10th Street Baptist Church, 1000 R St. NW. Contact: 202/345-4006.

Gore speech — noon The American Constitution Society and the Liberty Coalition host a speech by former Vice President Al Gore on the “threat posed by policies of the Bush Administration to the Constitution and the checks and balances it created.” Former Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, will deliver introductory remarks. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

King Day address — 1 p.m. The High Impact Leadership Coalition holds an address by Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman on the importance of Martin Luther King’s community outreach. Participants include Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, Maryland Republican. Location: Hope Christian Church, 4700 Boston Way, Lanham. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Musical tribute — 3 p.m. Georgetown University and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts host a musical tribute to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King. Gospel artist Yolanda Adams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir participate. Location: Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Fundraiser — 7 p.m. The Mid-Montgomery Matters slate of John Mahoney for state Senate and Mike Jones for County Council holds a campaign fundraiser with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. Location: Berman Hebrew Academy Auditorium, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville. Contact: 515/988-2342.

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