- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 18, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment-insurance claims for the week and the Producer Price Indexes for January 2004. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting to discuss the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccine for the 2004-05 flu season. Location: Sheraton Four-Points Hotel, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-0314.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Churchill symposium — all day — The Library of Congress holds a symposium on Winston Churchill and his relationships with U.S. presidents. Location: LOC, Madison Building, Mumford Room, sixth floor, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5223.

Agricultural outlook forum — all day — The Agriculture Department holds the Agricultural Outlook Forum 2004. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and James Cantalupo, McDonald’s Corp., participate. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/314-4701.

Women’s conference — all day — The National Network for Women’s Employment holds a conference, “Celebrating 25 Years of Transitions and Triumphs.”

Highlights — 6:30 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW.

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/4567-6346.

Terrorism meeting — all day — The National Academies’ Policy and Global Affairs Division holds a meeting, “Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Nuclear Materials in Russia.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2359.

Volunteers forum — 9:30 a.m. — The UPS Foundation and the Corporation for National Community Service hold a forum to release the results of a survey of how social-outreach programs use volunteers to meet their needs. Location: Urban Institute, Katharine Graham Conference Center, fifth floor, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/659-7911.

Black workers forum — 10 a.m. — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a forum on the issues and challenges facing blacks in the 21st-century workplace and marketplace. Location: Ninth-floor commission meeting room, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4965.

U.N. discussion — 10:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “What Are We To Think About the UN?” Jeanne Kirkpatrick and Thomas Pickering, former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Workplace honors — 11 a.m. — The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs holds a ceremony to honor nine companies and organizations for creating opportunities in the workplace. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Labor Department, Perkins Building Auditorium (use Third Street entrance), 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4651.

No Child Left Behind provisions — 11 a.m. — The Education Department holds a news conference to announce new No Child Left Behind provisions for students with limited English proficiency. Education Secretary Rod Paige and singer Jon Secada participate. Location: Barnard Auditorium, Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Archives lecture — noon — The National Archives sponsors a discussion, “Civil War Letters of the U.S. Colored Troops.” The speaker is Budge Weiman, Civil War Conservation Corps. Location: Room 122, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Traffic report — noon — The American Highway Users Alliance holds a news conference to release a report on America’s worst traffic bottlenecks. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/857-1200.

International affairs discussion — noon — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The Role of the University in International Affairs.” Stephen Joel Trachetenberg, George Washington University, and Robert Pastor, American University, participate. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Presidential-endorsement meeting — 12:15 p.m. — The AFL-CIO holds a meeting to consider its endorsement. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and John Sweeney, AFL-CIO, participate. Location: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

NASA news conference — 2 p.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a news conference with the next residents of the International Space Station. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4769.

Development discussion — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker program holds a discussion, “The Most Pressing Development Problems.” Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Haiti meeting — 3 p.m. — The Organization of American States holds a special meeting of the Permanent Council to examine the situation in Haiti. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6386.

Film screening — 7 p.m. — The Washington National Cathedral holds a film screening and discussion on “Questions of Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.” The participants include Helen Whitney, filmmaker, and Rabbi Brad Hirschfield. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248 or 703/475-2332.

Commodores concert — 7 p.m. — The Navy Museum holds a free concert featuring the Commodores, the U.S. Navy band. Location: Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-6826.

Awards dinner — 7:30 p.m. — The National Press Foundation holds its 21st annual awards dinner to recognize excellence in journalism. Location: Suite 310, National Press Foundation, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/872-9081.

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