- The Washington Times - Monday, April 17, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of Europa Stone Distributors Inc., Sterling, Va. Participates in a roundtable discussion on taxes and the economy, Europa Stone Distributors Inc.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for congressional candidate Doug Roulstone, Holiday Inn Everett, Everett, Wash. Delivers remarks at a rally for the troops, Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash. Delivers remarks at a reception for U.S. senatorial candidate Mike McGavick, Davenport Hotel, Spokane.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases the crop-progress report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

4 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. Location: MITRE/CAASD, 7515 Colshire Drive, McLean. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-83 Washington v. Recuenco

Docket number 05-259 Burlington No. & Santa Fe R. v. White

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Easter recess. The Senate next meets at 2 p.m. on April 24. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

House

Not in session. Easter recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. April 25. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Family celebration — all day Friends of the National Zoo hosts the annual African-American Family Celebration, which will include Easter egg hunts, a food bazaar, live music and dance performances, special keeper talks and more. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/633-4085.

Network security — all day The Isocore Corp. sponsors the International Conference on Network Security. Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Highlight — 8:45 a.m. The acting director of the National Cyber Security Division, Andy Purdy, delivers the keynote address, and Matt Blaze of the University of Pennsylvania discusses “Issues in Wiretapping Technologies.” Location: Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. Contact: 703/860-1777.

Easter egg roll — 9 a.m. The White House hosts the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll. First lady Laura Bush participates. Location: The White House, South Lawn. Contact: 202/456-6313.

Tax rally— 10 a.m. Americans for Tax Reform holds its annual Tax Day Rally and news conference. Grover Norquist, president of ATR, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-0266.

Presidential candidate — 10 a.m. Former Sen. Mike Gravel, Alaska Democrat, holds a press conference to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/558-6394 or 202/460-8340.

Memory Day — 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds a ceremony to mark “Memory Day,” the yearly ceremony that pays tribute to those who died prematurely from noncombat injuries and emotional suffering caused by the Vietnam War. Tim Russert, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” participates. Location: The Vietnam War Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, ext. 109.

Film festival — 10:30 a.m. The National Geographic Society holds a discussion on the upcoming China Film Festival 2006, in honor of President Hu Jintao’s visit to the U.S. Zhang Pimin, deputy director-general of the China Film Bureau; Ziyi Zhang, actress; Lu Chuan, director of “Mountain Patrol: Kekexili”; and Ann Hu, director of “The Beauty Remains,” participate. Location: National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW. Grosvenor Auditorium. Contact: 202/775-6755.

Landless worker rally — 11 a.m. The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, the Washington Office on Latin America, and Friends of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement hold a march from American University to the Embassy of Brazil, 3006 Massachusetts Ave. NW., to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the slaying of 19 landless workers by Brazil’s military police. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Middle East discussion — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “What NOT to do in the Middle East: Lessons From Latin America.” Bill Baenes, specialist on democracy and security in Central America, and Bill LeoGrande, dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

U.S.-Chinese relations — 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Mr. Hu Comes to Washington: Setting the Agenda for U.S.-Chinese Relations.” Randall Schriver of Armitage Associates and Dan Blumenthal and Phillip Swagel of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Darfur genocide — 4 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a program, “What Will It Take to Stop Genocide in Darfur?” It will be broadcast live via Internet2 to students around the country. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, Sudanese human rights activist Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, and award-winning journalist Jon Sawye participate. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

Oil discussion — 5:45 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting and discussion with Rachel Bronson, senior fellow and author of “Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia.” David Ottaway of The Washington Post participates. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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