- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 9, 2006


Meets with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, White House. Participates in the dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va.


Federal holiday — no events listed.


9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Location: RTCA, Inc., 1828 L St. NW. Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Federal holiday observed — Veterans Day.

Veterans conference — all day — The American Veterans Center holds its ninth annual conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:35 a.m. — Former Superintendent of West Point Lt. Gen. Dave Palmer, “Strength of Character and Military Leadership”

2:15 p.m. — “A New Band of Brothers: 101st Airborne, 506th Infantry Regiment in Iraq”

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/777-7272, Ext. 220.

Museum dedication — all day — The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation hosts the dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Prelude program featuring historic video and musical tributes and a large display of Marine equipment and vehicles.

2 p.m. — Dedication ceremony with President Bush, all living former commandants of the Marine Corps, and Marine delegations from all 50 states. The ceremony will be hosted by Jim Lehrer, former Marine and anchor of the “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.”

Location: National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Contact: 202/414-0779 or 703/784-2741.

Health care issues — 8:30 a.m. — The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation holds a conference to address the impact of elections on health care issues. James Klein of the American Benefits Council; Fred Hunt of the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, participate. Location: Carnegie Institute of Washington, 16th and P streets NW. Contact: 561/989-9855.

Postelection analysis — 9:30 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a press conference, “A Post-Election Analysis: Victories, Losses and What Lies Ahead.” Thomas Mann, senior fellow; Ron Haskins of the Center on Children and Families; Amy Liu, deputy director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Global warming — 9:30 a.m. — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a symposium, “Global Warming in the Courts: An Overview of Current Litigation and Common Legal Issues.” Justin Pidot of the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute; Lisa Heinzerling of the Georgetown University Law Center, participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 550 First St. NW, room 2000 Contact: 202/662-9519.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 11 a.m. — Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Michael Jackson delivers remarks at the annual U.S. Coast Guard Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, USCG World War I Memorial, Arlington. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Energy conservation — noon — The National Housing Conference and Enterprise Community Partners hold a discussion, “Green Building and Energy Conservation.” Emily Mitchell of the U.S. Green Building Council; and Don Tucker, president of the Eco Housing Corp., participate. Location: The National Housing Conference, 1801 K St. NW. Suite M-100. Contact: 202/466-2121.

Democracy discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The Future of Democracy Promotion and Civil Society Development,” with Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Afghanistan investment — 5 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “Post-Conflict Economic Investment: The Case of Afghanistan.” Ehsan Bayat, president of Telephone Systems International and Afghan Wireless; Ajmal Ghani, chairman of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce, participate. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Jerusalem exhibit — 6:30 p.m. — The Palestine Center hosts the opening of an exhibit, “Jerusalem: Between Visions and Realities,” by 12 artists .The exhibition runs Nov. 10 to Dec. 22. Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Freedom festival — 7:30 p.m. — The American Freedom Foundation hosts an American Freedom Festival: “A Veterans Day Celebration.” Country music stars Darryl Worley, Mark Wills and Rodney Atkins; comedian Henry Cho; actress Karri Turner from the TV shows “JAG” and “Heroes,” participate. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Contact: 703/402-5796 or 240/418-6827.

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