- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 19, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

U.S.-Iranian relations discussion — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “U.S. Iran Relations: Forty Years of Observations.” The speaker is James Bill, author. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Symposium — 7 p.m. — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History holds a public symposium exploring the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education. Vinvent Harding, civil rights activist, Iliff Theological Seminary, delivers a keynote address. Location: Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/633-3129.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Unavailable.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the Consumer Price Index for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on real earnings for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s fruit and vegetable industry advisory committee. Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-3618.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Agricultural outlook forum — all day —The Agriculture Department holds the “Agricultural Outlook Forum 2004.”

Highlights — 2:15 p.m. — Roger Conway, Agriculture Department, “Renewable Energy Opportunities for American Farmers”

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/314-4701.

Political regulation forum — all day — American University’s Washington College of Law holds a forum, “Political Regulation: Justified Reform or a Burden on Free Speech.” Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4075.

Travel goods show — all day — The Travel Goods Association holds the 57th Annual Travel Goods Show. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 609/720-1200.

Living wage forum — all day — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum, “Living Wage: What Business Groups Need to Know.” Location: Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5790.

Economic conference — all day — The National Academies’ Board on Science and Technology and Economic Policy holds a conference on “Software, Growth, and the Future of the U.S. Economy.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3801.

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

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — “Women of Vision Luncheon”

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

Health forum — 8:30 a.m. — The Summit Health Institute for Research and Education and the Commonwealth Fund holds a Multicultural Health Leadership Working Forum. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-0277.

Bioterrorism discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The George Washington University (GWU) Elliot School of International Affairs’ Security Policy Program holds a discussion, “Pandemics and Bioterrorism: Government and Industry Response.” Location: Room 602, Linder Family Commons, GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Motherhood news conference — 9 a.m. — The Pan American Health Organization hosts a news conference to announce a strategy on maternal mortality and safe motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean. Location: 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3459.

Tax credit news conference — 9:15 a.m. — D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, holds a news conference to discuss the benefits of the underused Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and moderate-income workers. John Boardman, secretary/treasurer of Hotel and Restaurant Employees Local 25, participates. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/225-8050 or 202/225-8143.

Boomer Corps forum — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum on “Boomer Corps: Activating Seniors for National Service.” Location: Suite 400, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

International Affairs budget briefing — 10 a.m. — InterAction and U.S. Global Leadership Campaign hold a news briefing on the International Affairs budget. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/667-8227, Ext. 124.

Retirement briefing — noon — The American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries hold a news briefing on “Fear Factor: Baby Boomers and Retirement?” Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Space policy discussion — noon — The George C. Marshall Institute holds a discussion, “Evaluating the New Space Policy.” The participants include: Robert Butterworth of Aries Analytics Inc., Richard Buenneke of Aerospace Corp. and Stu Nozette of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Tactical Technology Office. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/296-9655.

Performance — noon — D.C. Courts and D.C. Scores hold performances by schoolchildren to recognize Black History Month. Location: Jury Lounge, D.C. Courts, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, third floor. Contact: 202/234-4112, Ext. 303.

School desegregation discussion — noon — The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law holds a discussion, “The Unfinished Business of Brown vs. Board of Education at 50.” Location: UDC School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-7349.

Hong Kong discussion — 12:15 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Hong Kong’s Security Strategy.” Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, secretary for security of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Survey release# — 12:30 p.m. — The YMCA of the USA holds a news briefing to release a survey on nationwide child care affordability. The participants include Celinda Lake of Lake Snell Perry and Associates, Mark Allen of Public Strategies Inc., Audrey Tayse Haynes of the YMCA of the USA, and Christine Ader-Soto of the YMCA of Central Maryland. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/835-9043.

Anniversary forum# — 2 p.m. — Northwestern University School of Communications holds its 125th Anniversary forum.

Highlights — 5:30 p.m. — Reception, Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets NW. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 847/491-3751.

Attorney fees discussion — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Have Attorneys’ Fees Risen in Class Action Settlements?” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on “How to Change the World.” The book’s author, David Bornstein, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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