- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 26, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony, Annapolis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases figures on personal income and outlays for April 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Senate schedule to be announced. 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

Joint River Rat/NAMPOW National Reunion — all day — Joint River Rat/NAMPOW holds its 2005 national reunion. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Throughout the day volunteers from the National Court Reporters Association will record and transcribe the oral histories of war veterans in attendance for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/256-8238, 571/228-7346.

Latin America human rights — all day — American University Washington College of Law Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law holds its first meeting on improving the Inter-American Human Rights System. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — 4:30 p.m. — ?Scope of Jurisprudence and the Importance of Consistency to Guarantee Highest Impact and Better Internal Implementation.? Participants include Sergio Garcia Ramirez, Inter-American Court of Human Rights president; Victor Abramovich, Center for Legal and Social Studies executive director; Maria Clara Galvis, Center for Justice and International Law lawyer; Danilo Rojas, law professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia; and Claudia Martin, co-director, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Abstinence education — all day — Medical Institute for Sexual Health holds a conference to discuss the effectiveness in abstinence education in reducing sexual activity among students. Events begin at 7 a.m. Ronald Carter, Marline Pearson, Laura Buddenberg, Erin Walsh, Patricia Sulak, Josh Mann, David Hager, Jennie Cerullo, Marcia Ball and Pam Mullarkey, participate. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 301/972-0646.

Arab-American convention — all day — American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds its silver anniversary convention. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Arab-American veterans lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, or as noted. Contact: 202/244-2990.

Paris exhibit — 8:45 a.m. — National Archives holds an exhibit titled ?Americans in Paris,? through Oct. 10. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

French EU vote — 10 a.m. — Brookings Institution holds a discussion titled, ?The French Vote and Europe’s Future.? Participants include Philip Gordon, Brookings senior fellow; Anne Applebaum of The Washington Post; and Gerard Baker, U.S. editor for the Times of London. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

U.S. militarism book — 11 a.m. — Cato Institute holds a book forum with Andrew Bacevich, author of ?The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War.? Participants include James Fallow, Atlantic Monthly; and Christopher Preble, foreign policy studies director at Cato. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Burma book — noon — Library of Congress hosts a slide presentation and book discussion, ?Burma: Something Went Wrong,? with author Chan Chao. Location: LOC, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5420; 202/707-1940.

Mantegna luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a program with Joe Mantegna, actor and host of the National Memorial Day Concert. Participants include actress Ruby Dee, opera singer Harolyn Blackwell and actor Charles Durning. Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Rolling Thunder vigil — 3 p.m. — Rolling Thunder National Inc. holds its annual ride to Washington from across the country, in preparation for Memorial Day weekend activities. Participants should arrive in Arlington at 3 p.m.

Highlight — 9 p.m. — Candlelight vigil at the Vietnam War Memorial on the Mall

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, or as noted. Contact: 703/418-1289.

?An American in Paris? — 7 p.m. — National Archives holds a film screening of ?An American in Paris,? with Patricia Ward Kelly, widow of actor Gene Kelly. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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