- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 5, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

V-E Day discussion — 10:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on the history of V-E Day and the subsequent relations among the Allied powers. Ariel Cohen, senior research fellow at Heritage, and Douglas Seay, a staffer with the House International Relations Committee, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The American University Washington College of Law, the D.C. Chapter of the Innocence Project and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project host a discussion on the book, “Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions,” with author Sister Helen Prejean, subject of the 1996 film “Dead Man Walking.” Location: AU WCL, Room 602, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Departs for Latvia, arriving in Riga in the evening, for meetings tomorrow with Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus and Estonian President Arnold Ruutel

VICE PRESIDENT

5 p.m. — Attends a fundraiser in Scottsdale, Ariz., for Republican Rep. Rick Renzi to support his campaign for re-election.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

11:30 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the transportation services index for February. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Department of Defense Education Activity holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education, operational qualities of schools and the institutionalized school improvement processes. Location: DoDEA headquarters, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/588-3121.

8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Topics include the steam generator tube integrity program, the digital instrumentation and control systems research plan, and reconciliation of ACRS comments and recommendations. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Conference Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

9:30 a.m. — Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness holds a meeting to receive public comment on Defense Department Directive 1344.7, “Personal Commercial Solicitation on DoD Installations.” Location: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Contact: 703/602-4994.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session because of spring recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the employment data for April. Kathleen Utgoff, Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

GENERAL AGENDA

Expo — all day — The Public Employees Roundtable at the Council for Excellence in Government and the Defense Department sponsor the Public Service Recognition Week Expo on the Mall. Events begin at 10 a.m. There will be more than 100 interactive exhibits and demonstrations from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and government agencies, including military vehicles, jets and helicopters.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Alfonso Aguilar, chief of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

Location: Grounds of the Mall between the National Gallery of Art and the National Air and Space Museum, Fourth and Seventh streets SW. Contact: 202/530-3270 or 301/728-4616.

Festival — all day — All Hallows Guild holds its perennial garden festival, Flower Mart 2005. Events begin at 10 a.m. Suzanne Blickenstorfer, wife of Swiss Ambassador Christian Blickenstorfer, participates. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 301/216-1246.

Symposium — all day — Library of Congress holds a symposium marking the bicentennial of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlight — 2 p.m. — “Joseph Smith and the Recovery of Past Worlds”

Biographer Richard Turley and Richard Bushman of Columbia University participate. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-5383.

Visit — 9:30 a.m. — Embassy of Spain hosts the visit of Spanish Minister of Justice Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Meets with Steven Monblatt of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism at the Organization of American States.

10:30 a.m. — Meets with Alberto Borea, chairman of the Committee on Judicial and Political Affairs, and Acting Secretary General Luigi Einaudi at OAS headquarters.

11:15 a.m. — Participates in a press conference at the Embassy of Spain.

Noon — Delivers a lecture, “Creating a Space for Freedom and Justice in the European Union: The Fight Against Terrorism,” at Georgetown University.

Contact: 202/728-2332.

The American Interest — 9:30 a.m. — The American Interest holds a press conference to announce its start as a quarterly magazine covering public policy and foreign affairs. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/762-6917.

Black infant mortality — 10 a.m. — The Health and Human Services Department holds a press conference to introduce “Know What to Do for Life,” a campaign to raise awareness of the mortality rate of black infants. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, Grammy nominee Nicole Mullen, and artists Micah and Heidi Stampley participate. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 703/683-7742.

Safe motherhood — 11 a.m. — The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood holds a press conference to begin the Campaign for Safe Motherhood. D.C. Council member David A. Catania, at-large independent, Maria Gomez of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, and Laura and Salvador Hernandez, Mary’s Center clients and community advocates, participate. Location: Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, 2355 Ontario Road NW. Contact: 202/777-0933 or 617/817-3655.

Theft of intellectual property — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Hot Property: How the Theft of Intellectual Property is Draining Our Economy,” with Pat Choate, author of “Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization” and Barry Lynn of the foundation. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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