- The Washington Times - Monday, October 9, 2006


To be announced.


No events are listed because of Columbus Day.


9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.


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


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


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


Columbus Day federal holiday observed.

Money-laundering conference — all day The American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association hold the 2006 ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference. Events begin at 7:15 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/663-5468.

Uganda Lobby Day — all day The Africa Faith and Justice Network holds its Northern Uganda Lobby Day, “Peace Within Reach.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: George Washington University, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/321-7858.

Tissue engineering — all day The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds its annual meeting, which focuses on “Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering: Science and Public Policy.” Events begin at 9:20 a.m. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2352.

“Call to duty” — all day Association of the U.S. Army holds its annual meeting and exhibition, “Call to Duty: Boots on the Ground.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/841-4300.

Natural gas — 10 a.m. The American Gas Association holds a press briefing to discuss the situation facing natural-gas customers and the actions the nation’s natural-gas utilities are taking to help them. Location: Willard InterContinental Washington, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/824-7205 or 202/824-7206.

Orchid show — 10 a.m. The National Capital Orchid Society holds its 59th annual Orchid Show, featuring thousands of blooming orchid plants, a judged orchid art exhibit and a sales tent. Lecturers will speak about the art and science of keeping orchids. Location: U.S. National Arboretum, Administration Building Auditorium, Bladensburg Road and R Street NE. Contact: 202/245-2726.

Columbus Memorial — 11 a.m. The National Columbus Celebration Association and the National Park Service host a celebration of the 94th anniversary of the dedication of the Columbus statue at Union Station. Location: Columbus Plaza, Union Station. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Future luncheon — 1 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program hosts the event “Our Common Future” with entrepreneur and cable television pioneer Ted Turner. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Art thieves — 6 p.m. The American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion on prosecuting international art thieves with Robert Goldman, former assistant U.S. attorney, and FBI Special Agent Robert K. Wittman of the national Art Crime Team. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Women and Iraq — 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club’s International Correspondents and Events committees host a discussion with Heather Raffo, author of the Off-Broadway play “Nine Parts of Desire,” about nine women — eight Iraqi and one American of Iraqi descent — who share stories of how their lives have been irrevocably affected by the war in Iraq and its aftermath. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Learning forum — 6:30 p.m. The Global Development Learning Network hold its 2006 World Forum. The GDLN is a partnership of learning centers in more than 80 countries that offer the use of interactive distance-learning technologies and techniques for real-time knowledge sharing and communication on development. Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Preston Auditorium. Contact: 202/473-4645 or 202/674-8079.

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