- The Washington Times - Monday, November 6, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Florida Victory 2006 rally, Pensacola Civic Center; attends an Arkansas Victory 2006 rally, Tyson Foods hangar, Bentonville; attends Rick Perry for Governor 2006 rally, Reunion Arena, Dallas; spends night at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

4:30 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly report on U.S. retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Instituteholds a meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee to discuss programs and issues. Location: NIH, Rockledge 6700, 6700A Rockledge Drive, Conference Room 354, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0050.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-996: Marrama v. Citizens Bank

Docket number 05-1240: Wallace v. Chicago Police Officers

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets at 10 a.m. Thursday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Thursday in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Financial conference — all day — Schwab Institutional hosts the 16th annual Impact Conference, said to be the largest gathering of independent financial advisers in the nation. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is interviewed by Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab and Co.

11:45 a.m. — Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago, author of “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything,” delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 415/667-2109. A complete agenda is available at www.impact.schwab.com/agenda_confagenda.html.

CPA meeting — all day — The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its national conference on federal taxes. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Thomas Ochsenschlager of the AICPA discusses “The Year in Review.”

12:05 p.m. — IRS Commissioner Mark Everson delivers remarks.

Location: The J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220

Job Corps summit — all day — The Labor Department’s Job Corps holds its annual leadership summit, “Job Corps’ 21st-Century Vision: Responding to New Challenges, Realigning to the New Workplace.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Esther Johnson, newly appointed director of the national Office of Job Corps, delivers welcoming remarks.

Location: The Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676

Election 2006 — 10 a.m. — FairVote holds a news conference with Executive Director Rob Ritchie to review and answer questions about Election 2006. Topics include gerrymandering, campaign finance and prospects for Republicans and Democrats in the House. Location: Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 301/270-4616

Children’s rights — 10 a.m. — The Children’s Rights Council holds a symposium, “International Child Abduction and Custody Trends Around the World.” Participants include Rafael Hafez of the Embassy of Israel and Christian Joly of the Embassy of France. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 301/559-3120

Democracy promotion — 10 a.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at the inaugural meeting of the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion to discuss current U.S. policy and issues regarding democracy advancement and promotion at both the bilateral and multilateral level. Other participants include Randall Tobias, USAID administrator; Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs; and Barry Lowenkron, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-3904

New American cooking — 11:30 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Joan Nathan, author of “The New American Cooking.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639

Corporation awards — noon — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at a State Department ceremony to announce and present the 2006 Awards for Corporate Excellence in recognition of the role that U.S. businesses play worldwide to advance good corporate governance and democratic principles and to highlight the State Department’s commitment to promote such business practices. The 12 finalists are: APCO in China, Chevron in Indonesia, Coca-Cola in Mexico, Delta Construction in Vietnam, General Motors in Colombia, Goldman Sachs in Chile, Kerr McGee in Benin, McDonald’s in Guatemala, Microsoft in Egypt, Motorola in Iraq, Pfizer in Pakistan and Sambazon in Brazil. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/647-0677; Office of Press Relations, 202/647- 2492

Southeast Asia book — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a book discussion with former ASEAN Secretary-General Rodolfo Severino, author of “Southeast Asia in Search of an Asian Community.” Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626

European counterterrorism — 6 p.m. The American Society of International Law holds a discussion, “Cooperation in Combating International Crime and Terrorism in Europe: Eurojust, Europol and European Union Constitutional Treaty.” Participants include Michael Kennedy, president of Eurojust; Mazx-Peter Ratzel, director of Europol; and Gijs de Vries, counterterrorism coordinator for the European Union. Location: ASIL, 2223 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-6018

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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