- The Washington Times - Monday, May 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with new Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases its weekly report on oil inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, NACHHD subcommittee on planning and policy, to receive budget and congressional updates and discuss the agenda for the next meeting. Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Room 2A48, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1848.

10 a.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, planning and procedures subcommittee, to discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

12:30 p.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Plant License Renewal Subcommittee on the license renewal application and associated Safety Evaluation Report with open items related to the License Renewal of the Point Beach Nuclear Plant and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, and the Nuclear Management Company, LLC. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7270.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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 District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Bonsai conference — all day North American Bonsai Federation and World Bonsai Friendship Federation host the fifth World Bonsai Convention, “Bringing the World Together Through Bonsai.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Arthur Joura, USA, lectures on “Interesting Native Species”

11 a.m. —Hideko Metaxas, USA, lectures on “Suiseki in California”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 540/672-5699.

Health conference — all day Global Health Council holds a conference, “Health Systems: Putting Together the Pieces,” focusing on health care infrastructure for the world’s poor. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Diplomat Ballroom, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 847/936-6116.

Homeless veterans — all day National Coalition for Homeless Veterans holds a conference titled, “Shaping America’s Agenda for Homeless Veterans,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Robin Braverman, Swords to Plowshares, “Effective Cost Allocation for Nonprofits”

Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/546-1969.

Business briefing — 10 a.m. Business Roundtable holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 10 a.m., to release the results of its latest CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Call-in, 877/209-0397, passcode, “Business Roundtable.” Hank McKinnell, chairman, Business Roundtable and chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc., participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/496-3288.

Hackworth ceremony — 10:40 a.m. U.S. Army holds a ceremony to honor David Hackworth, winner of 85 individual military awards and numerous campaign and unit citations. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery. Hal Moore, Hank Emerson and G. Gordon Liddy participate. Location: Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-6736.

Housing survey — noon National Association of Realtors holds a press conference to discuss its National Housing Opportunity Pulse survey, which measures the nation’s attitudes toward affordable housing. Pat Vredevoogd, first vice president, NAR, and Gene Ulm, Public Opinion Strategies, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/383-1050.

Education forum — noon Cato Institute holds a forum entitled, “The Future of the No Child Left Behind Act.” Margaret Dayton, Utah State House of Representatives; Chester Finn Jr., Thomas B. Fordham Foundation; Larry Uzzell, author, “NCLB: The Dangers of Centralized Education Policy,” participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Pakistan discussion — noon Middle East Institute holds a discussion on the domestic political situation in Pakistan. Syed Abida Hussain, former member, Pakistan National Assembly, and Syed Fakhar Imam, former speaker, Pakistan National Assembly, participate. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

South Korea — noon The National Endowment for Democracy holds a discussion titled, “Democratization and Foreign Policymaking in South Korea: From Secret Garden to Town Square.” Hoon Jaung, Reagan-Fascell democracy fellow, and Scott Snyder, Asia Foundation, participate. Location: The National Endowment for Democracy, 1101 15th St. NW. Contact: RSVP required to fellowsrsvp@ned.org

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