- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 26, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Medicare discussion — 10:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Truth About the Medicare Drug Discount Card.” Participants include Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Institute, Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute and Robert Moffit of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Arlington flag ceremony — 4:30 p.m. — U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds its annual “Flags In” ceremonial placing of flags on more than 290,000 graves in Arlington National Cemetery. An additional 13,000 flags will be placed at the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery on Rock Creek Church Road at Upshur Street NW. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/685-4645.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Francisco Flores of El Salvador.

Discusses health care information technology, Nashville, Tenn. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 reception, Nashville.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for first quarter 2003 (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages.

Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, training and career development subcommittee, to discuss the training programs of the Institute. Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Room 8A2B, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4188.

8 a.m. — Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. Topics include: status report regarding priority recommendations from the Sherper Report on USAID-university relationships; progress of programs to emphasize long-term training. Location: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1307 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/712-5602.

10 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, to recommend grant recipients for fiscal 2004. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/736-4610.

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

Homeland security symposium — all day — National Defense Industry Association holds the 2004 NDIA Homeland Security Symposium and Exhibition, “Safeguarding America: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — James Loy, deputy secretary, Homeland Security Department

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/247-9467.

Veterans conference — all day — The General Service Administration National Capital Region in collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Department hold a conference on opportunities for veterans and service-disabled veteran business owners to learn more about doing business with the government, “Opening Doors for America’s Heroes.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/708-5804.

Pentagon exhibition — 9 a.m. — Arlington Visitors Orientation Center hosts the opening of an exhibition, “The Building of the Pentagon and the War Department in Arlington.” Exhibition runs May 27-Sept. 6. Location: Arlington Visitors Orientation Center, 1301 South Joyce St., Arlington. Contact: 703/416-0784.

Advisory council meeting — 9 a.m. —National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism holds an Advisory Council meeting. Location: Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Conference Rooms E1 and E2, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. 20892. Contact: 301/443-4376.

Female pilots exhibition — 10 a.m. — College Park Aviation Museum hosts the opening of an exhibition, “Women Air Service Pilots of Maryland: Remembering Their Service.” Exhibition runs May 27-Aug. 30. Location: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Contact: 301/864-6029.

Black veterans discussion — 10 a.m. — National Association of Black Veterans sponsors a discussion and presentation on “Remembering the Pupil of the Eye: African Americans in World War II.” Discussion repeated at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. William Smith, producer, “The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices”, participates. Location: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, 1201 17th St. NW. Contact: 877/622-8387.

Medicare announcement — 10 a.m. — Health and Human Services holds a press conference to announce a new partnership to sign up seniors for Medicare discount drug cards. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan, participate. Location: HHS auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Iraq war ceremony — 10 a.m. — The White House Commission on Remembrance holds a ceremony with a delegation of seven Iraqi men who will honor Americans who died in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Participants include Qasim Kadhim, Laith Aggar, Salah Zinad, Nazaar Jondi, Basim Al Fadhly, Al’aa Hassan and Hassan Al Gearawy, whose right hands were amputated by the Saddam Hussein regime. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/783-4665.

Veterans history — 11 a.m. — Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress holds an exhibition, sponsors activities and collects stories and memoirs for the archives of veterans’ histories, which is part of the library’s American Folklife Center. Events run through 7 p.m. Location: Veterans History Pavilion on the Mall. Contact: 202/707-9822, 202/707-1940.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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