- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 12, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Battle for the White House — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a debate on the battle for the White House. Joe Lockhart, press secretary for President Clinton; Scott Reed, Republican Party strategist and former campaign manager for Bob Dole; and political analysts Charlie Cooke and Stu Rothenberg participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-6444.

American soldiers in Iraq — noon — The Defense Forum Foundation holds a discussion, “Boots on the Ground: A Profile of American Soldiers in Iraq.” William Middendorf II and Suzanne Scholte of the foundation, and Anne LeMay, senior policy adviser for defense and foreign affairs in the office of Rep. John M. McHugh, New York Republican, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/534-4313.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with a delegation of governors recently returned from Iraq. Discusses school choice in the District.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

— 8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration: Mad Cow Disease — Human Transmission holds a meeting of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee. Topics include presentation on a presumptive transfusion-transmitted case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) reported recently in Great Britain. Location: Holiday Inn, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 301/827-0314.

9 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its Advisory Council, Biological and Physical Research Advisory Committee. Topics include review recommendations, program overview, implementation of the administration vision, division reports, International Space Station research status, and NASA 2004-2007 strategic planning cycle. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Room 9H40. Contact: 202/358-0826.

11 a.m. — Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing — Federal Housing Commissioner holds a meeting by teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to discuss a proposed letter for recommended considerations for HUD’s installation program. Contact: 617/984-7404.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2005 budget proposal for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Secretaries of state conference— all day — The National Association of Secretaries of State holds its winter conference.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — William Galvin, Massachusetts’ secretary of state, and Mary Kiffmeyer, Minnesota’s secretary of state

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-3525.

Iran elections — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “An Analysis of the Emerging Political Alignments in the Light of Iran’s Upcoming Elections.” Bijan Khajehpour of the Atieh-Bahar consulting firm in Tehran participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

U.S. trade policy — 9 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion with former U.S. trade representatives, “U.S. Trade Policy: The Doha Round.” Charlene Barshefsky, “U.S.-China Trade Relations”; William Brock, “Bilateral and Regional FTAs”; William Eberle, “Free Trade Area of the Americas”; Clayton Yeutter, “Doha Round and Outsourcing” and Carla Hills, “Outsourcing.” Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Public education — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum, “What Makes Public Education ‘Public’?” Andrew Rotherham of the PPI, Frederick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Segun Eubanks of the National Education Association and Casey Lartigue of the Cato Institute participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Frederick Douglass — 10 a.m. — The National Park Service sponsors a celebration of the 186th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Location: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W St. SE. Contact: 202/426-5961.

Frederick Douglass Museum# — 10 a.m. — The Frederick Douglass Museum holds a discussion with children, “What Would Frederick Douglass Say if he Lived Today?” Frederick Douglass, in costume, and elementary school children participate. Location: The Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, 316 A St. NE. Contact: 201/843-5600.

Economic policy — 10:30 a.m. — The Georgetown University Lecture Fund and the Center for American Progress hold a lecture, “Understanding the Impact of the Bush Administration’s Economic Policy: A View from the States.” Gov. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Democrat, participates. Location: Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/478-6330 or 202/687-4328.

Update on the Geneva Initiative — 11:30 a.m. — Americans for Peace Now holds a news briefing, “Continuing to Seek Peace — An Update on the Geneva Initiative.” Nabil Amr, who was minister of information in the Cabinet of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas; Sala Abdel Shafi from the National Reform Committee of the Palestinian Authority; Ghaith Al-Omari, Palestinian drafter of the Geneva Initiative; Daniel Levy, Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative; and Mark Rosenbaum of Americans for Peace Now participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.

Book discussion — noon — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on the book, “Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It.” Author Star Parker participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Investiture ceremony — 4 p.m. — The Superior Court of the District of Columbia holds an investiture ceremony to swear in a local attorney as superior court judge. Chief Judge Rufus King III, Judge Melvin Wright and Judge designate Brian Holeman participate. Location: Moultrie Courthouse, third floor atrium, 500 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-1700.

Gun-violence prevention — 6:30 p.m. — Alliance for Justice’s Coaches Against Gun Violence Campaign holds two ceremonies to dedicate basketball games to gun-violence prevention.

Highlights — 6:30 p.m. — Dunbar High School, 19 I St. NW.

7:30 p.m. — Anacostia High School, 1601 16th St. SE. Contact: 202/822-6070, Ext. 338.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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