- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 7, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Votes at the Crawford Fire Station, Crawford, Texas. Returns to Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Noon National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop-weather summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Assistance Center Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to solicit public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the IRS. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 206/220-6096.

12:30 p.m. —Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans holds a meeting of the Working Group on Plan Asset Rules, Exemptions and Cross Trading; Working Group on a Procedurally Prudent Investment Process; and Working Group on Health Information Technology to conclude their reports/recommendations for the labor secretary. Location: Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S4215 A-B. Contact: 202/693-8668.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-9264 James v. United States

Docket number 05-9222 Burton v. Waddington

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Biomedical science — all day The National Institutes of Health holds a symposium, “Frontiers in 21st Century Biomedical Science: Highlights from Japan and the U.S.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Clinical Center, Masur Auditorium, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4000.

Leadership 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 — 2 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks.

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

Taiwan politics — 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Taiwan’s Domestic Politics: Protests, Elections, and Implications.” David Brown of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and Erich Shih, Washington Bureau Chief of TVBS Network, Taiwan, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Peace in Uganda — 10 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a discussion, “The Peace Process in Northern Uganda: The Role of the Mediator.” Betty Bigombe, senior fellow, USIP; and David R. Smock, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, USIP, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Voter briefing — 10 a.m. Common Cause holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 10 a.m., to brief the press on information coming in from the national voter hot line, 866/MYVOTE1. Location: None given. Contact: 202/736-5770.

Book discussion — noon The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) and the Council on Foreign Relations hold a book discussion with Karen DeYoung, author of “Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell.” Jessica Mathews, president, CEIP; and David Rothkopf, visiting scholar, CEIP, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Red Cross and HIV/AIDS — noon The American Red Cross holds a discussion on current initiatives and its recent $300 million commitment to Southern Africa. Mukesh Kapila, special representative for HIV/AIDS of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Rachel Lucas, senior adviser on HIV/AIDS for the American Red Cross, participate. Location: American Red Cross, 2025 E St. NW. Contact: 202/354-6163.

Election Day events — Noon The George Washington University hosts Election Day events.

Highlights — Noon — Barbecue in Kogan PLaza, H Street between 21st and 22nd streets Northwest.

6 p.m. — College Democrats vs. College Republicans debate in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.

8 p.m. — Election night parties

Location: GW Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW or as noted. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Festive flavors of Spain — 6 p.m. The Omni Shoreham Hotel and EXCAL, the Spanish Trade Commission of the Castilla y Leon region of Spain host an event, “The Festive Flavors of Spain,” featuring a “mouthwatering” array of cheeses, meats, spices and seafood prepared by culinary masters from Castilla y Leon, as well as Executive Chef Jon Dornbusch. The event will also feature flamenco guitarist Paco de Malaga. Ambassador Carlos Westendorp Y Cabeza of Spain and Rosa Mendez, director of EXCAL in Spain, participate. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/585-2037.

O’Donoghue party — 7:30 p.m. The Arlington County Republican Committee and the 8th District Republican Committee sponsor a Election Night Party for 8th District congressional candidate Tom O’Donoghue. Location: Tom O’Donoghue for Congress headquarters, 2525 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/558-8282.

AFL-CIO party — 8 p.m. The AFL-CIO hosts an Election Night Watch Party. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka and Executive Vice President Linda Chavez-Thompson participate. Location: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Democratic party — 8 p.m. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee host an Election Night Watch Party. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Regency Ballroom. Contact: 954/560-2173.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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