- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 31, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

After Terri Schiavo — 11 a.m. — Christian Defense Coalition holds a press conference with Terri Schiavo supporters and mourners to discuss plans. Location: Behind the Supreme Court, 109 Second St. NE. Contact: 202/547-1735 or 540/538-4741.

April Fools’ — 7 p.m. — The Hotline and the National Press Club host a benefit, “Fear and Loathing at the National Press Club — April Fools’ Day in the Nation’s Capitol.” Participants include Matt Cooper of Time magazine, James Rosen of Fox News Channel, comedians Will Durst and Bob Somerby, and David Korn of the Nation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/606-2518.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses help for America’s youth at a D.C. charter school.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the construction put in place for February. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to review a request from China, seeking U.S. import restrictions on Chinese archaeological material from the Paleolithic to the Qing Dynasty. Location: State Department, Annex 44, room 840, 301 Fourth St. SW. Contact: 202/619-6612.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 205 on “Software Considerations.” Location: Mitre Corp., 7525 Colshire Drive, Building 1, south lobby entrance, McLean. Contact: 703/883-5356.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board to finalize its draft advisory report to the agency on the EPA fiscal 2006 science and research program budgets. Contact: 202/343-9982.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

International law — all day — The American Society of International Law holds its 2005 annual meeting, “New World Order or a World in Disorder? Testing the Limits of International Law.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 2:15 p.m. — “Legal Ethics and the War on Terror: The Role of the Government Lawyer.”

Location: Loew’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/939-6000.

1986 tax-reform act — 9 a.m. — Tax Analysts holds a discussion, “The 1986 Tax Reform Act: What Are the Lessons for Today?” Former Rep. Tom Downey, New York Democrat, and Ronald Pearlman, former assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, participate. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/261-2860.

Social Security report — 9 a.m. — National Academy of Social Insurance holds a discussion, “What Is the Purpose of the Social Security Trustees’ Report? What Does It Tell Us?” Stephen Goss, Social Security Administration; and Marilyn Moon, American Institute for Research, participate. Location: Washington Court Hotel, Ballroom, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Democrats’ losses — 10:30 a.m. — Center for Equal Opportunity and the Heritage Foundation hold a discussion, “Honey, They Shrunk the Base: How Democrats Lost Minority Voters in the 2004 Election.” Michael Barone, author of “The Almanac of American Politics” and “The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again,” and David Bositis, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Luncheon briefing — noon — American Academy of Actuaries holds a luncheon briefing, “What Do the Numbers Mean?” on the 2005 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Report. Ron Gebhardtsbauer and Cori Uccello, American Academy of Actuaries, participate. Location: 338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Aging population — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion on a report, “The Coming Demographic Deficit: How Aging Populations Will Impact Global Savings.” Diana Farrell, McKinsey Global Institute; and Phillip Longman and Ted Halstead, New America Foundation, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Preventing nuclear terrorism — 1:30 p.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Underutilized, Over Indulged Counterproliferation Resources.” Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University; Robert Einhorn and Edward Luttwak, CSIS; and Graham Allison, Harvard University, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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