- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 23, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Women’s National Basketball Association champion Detroit Shock at the White House; discusses Iraq and the war on terror at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases the results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a public workshop to discuss the emerging field of high-energy density physics. Location: Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 202/456-6069.

1 p.m. —National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee to review the director’s report and restructuring of the Division of AIDS clinical research networks. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Room E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

1:30 p.m. Legal Services Corp.holds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss the inspector general’s semiannual report to Congress. Location: 3333 K St. NW. Contact: 202/295-1500.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Curing spinal cord injury — all day National Academies’ Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health holds a meeting on “Spinal Cord Injury: Strategies in a Search for a Cure.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1498.

Memories of World War II — all day Union Station and the Associated Press sponsor an exhibition, “Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press.” The exhibition is open 24 hours a day. Location: Union Station, West Hall, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 209/289-1908.

Veterans history project — all day Library of Congress holds an exhibition opening, “From the Home Front and the Front Lines: Veterans History Project Collections of the Library of Congress.” Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Southwest Gallery. Contact: 202/707-4604.

Marine Corps — 9:15 a.m. The Marine Corps holds a discussion with local schoolchildren.

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. Seaton Elementary School, 1503 10th St. NW.

Participants include Ron Kecman of Pitney Bowes, Stephen Cox of the Marine Corps, Valerie Williams, assistant principal at LaSalle Elementary, and Freda Ingram, counselor at Seaton Elementary. Location: LaSalle Elementary School, 501 Riggs Road NE. Contact: 860/229-0301.

June 30 and beyond — 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “June 30 and Beyond: What Happens After the U.S. Transfer of Power to Iraq?” Amatzia Baram, Michael O’Hanlon, Ivo Daalder, Kenneth Pollack and Shibley Telhami from Brookings participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Endangered historic places — 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion on America’s 11 most endangered historic places. Richard Moe of the National Trust for Historic Preservation participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Zenger Room. Contact: 202/588-6141.

Faith, courage exhibition — 11 a.m. Washington National Cathedral holds an exhibition opening of “Faith and Courage,” a tribute to U.S. military chaplains of all faiths. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Rare Book Library Exhibit Hall. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Homeownership discussion — 11:30 a.m. The Mortgage Bankers Association holds a discussion on homeownership. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/557-2815.

Financial Regulatory Committee talk — noon — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.” Participants include George Kaufman of Loyola University of Chicago, Richard Herring of the University of Pennsylvania, and George Benston of Emory University. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Air pollutants — 1 p.m. National Academies’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology holds a meeting on “Changes in New Source Review Programs for Stationary Sources of Air Pollutants.” Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2617.

Troop phaseout — 2 p.m. The National Council of Churches holds a conference-call briefing to encourage U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to ask President Bush to phase out U.S. troops in Iraq. Participants include Bob Edgar of the National Council of Churches, Keith Clements of the Conference of European Churches, and Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Contact: 202/822-5200.

America’s future in the Middle East — 6:30 p.m. The World Affairs Council holds a discussion, “America’s Future in the Middle East: The Mission, the Message and the Media.” Participants include Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya, Salameh Nematt of Al Hayat, and Susan Bennett of the Newseum. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. Asia Society Washington Center holds a book discussion on “Spices & Rices: Tantalizing Thai.” Nongkran Daks, author, participates. Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW. B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/833-2742.

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