- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to discuss Social Security.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for the fourth quarter 2004 (final estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institute releases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies to discuss victims’ rights and services at the academies. Location: Courtyard Marriott, 2700 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria. Contact: 703/325-6640.

8:30 a.m. —Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health work groups (shipyard, longshoring, container safety, traffic safety, safety culture and health). Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-2086.

10 a.m. —National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Presidential Libraries, to discuss the presidential library program and issues related to developing public awareness of presidential library programs. Location: National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Archivist’s Boardroom. Contact: 301/837-3250.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 04-495: Wilkinson v. Austin

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session, spring recess. The Senate will next meet at 2 p.m. on Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, spring recess. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Northern Virginia holds a conference, “The 4th Annual AFCEA NOVA Naval IT Day: Winning the Fight Through IT.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Gen. Michael Hague, commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, delivers the keynote address.

4:15 p.m. —Adm. Vern Clark, chief of naval operations, delivers closing remarks.

Location: Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Contact: 703/549-6911.

Workshop — all day Law Library of Congress and the Center for International Disability hold an International Disability Rights Workshop. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8:45 a.m. Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat

Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Space symposium — all day American Astronautical Society holds the 43rd Goddard Memorial Symposium, “Earth and Space Science: Exploring the Possibilities.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Conrad Lautenbacher, Commerce Department undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator, opening remarks

Location: Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt. Contact: 703/866-0020.

Child risk discussion — 9 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Measuring Child Well-Being: Reducing Risky Behavior.” Isabel Sawhill, vice president and director, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Kenneth Land, professor, demographic studies and sociology, Duke University; and Bill O’Hare, director, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Emergency-alert briefing — 9 a.m. National Emergency Response Organizations hold a press briefing to announce a Nationwide Emergency Alerting and Messaging Initiative. Robert Bass, president, National Association of State EMS Directors, and Will Chapleau, Chicago Heights Fire Department, participate. Location: Hall of States, 444 North Capitol St. NW, Room 333. Contact: 202/429-0574.

Film screening — noon Asia Society holds a film screening and discussion, “The Lovers: The Victims,” on HIV/AIDS in Iran. Mohammed Ehsani, film director, participates. Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Book discussion — noon Library of Congress holds a book discussion, “The National Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration.” Anne McClellan, author, participates. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

CAFTA — noon Cato Institute holds a discussion, “The Case for CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement): Consolidating Central America’s Freedom Revolution.” Daniel Griswold, director, and Daniel Ikenson, analyst, Center for Trade Policy Studies, participate. Location: 354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Chinese press — 3 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “The Chinese Media World and Ways to Reach New Consumers in China.” Topics include outsourcing, technology and China’s enormous and diversified press. Johan Bjorksten, business and branding specialist, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540, 202/371-1467.

International law discussion — 5 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion, “The Limits of International Law.” Jack Landman Goldsmith and Eric Posner, University of Chicago, and Peter Berkowitz, George Mason University School of Law, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

South Capitol Street meeting — 5:30 p.m. National Capital Planning Commission holds a public meeting to discuss its vision to transform South Capitol Street into a signature address in the nation’s capital. A presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. An opportunity for public comment follows each presentation. Location: National Capital Planning Commission, 401 Ninth St. NW, north lobby, Suite 500. Contact: 202/482-7279.

Peace vigil — 9 p.m. — Code Pink: Women for Peace holds a vigil to designed to draw attention to the late-night arrival of seriously wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. Location: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (north gate), 7200 Georgia Ave. at Elder Street NW. Contact: 202/441-3265 or 202/270-1861.

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