- The Washington Times - Monday, April 24, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on comprehensive immigration reform at Irvine, Calif. Attends a Jon Porter for Congress Reception at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Returns to Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of Public Health and Science holds a meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Location: Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/690-7694.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-502 Brigham City v. Stuart

Docket number 05-409 Kircher v. Putnam Funds Trust

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets 2 p.m. for morning business. There will be no roll call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on the economic and environmental issues associated with coal liquefaction technology and on implementation of the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 addressing coal gasification. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Not in session because of Easter recess. The House reconvenes 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Prayer vigil — all day The St. Mary Armenian Church community of Washington holds a 91-hour prayer vigil in commemoration of the 91st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1918). Father Vertanes Kalayjian, pastor of St. Mary Apostolic Church, participates. Location: In front of the Turkish Embassy, 2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/422-1613.

Sciences meeting — all day The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) holds its 143rd annual meeting. Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — NAS President Ralph Cicerone delivers remarks.

2 p.m. — “Robot Learning” — Scientists will present research on how robots can “learn” and adapt to their environment, a development that could yield diverse applications such as robotic missions in space and therapy for autism.

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Leadership conference — all day The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) holds its National Leadership Conference. Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Daniel Ayalon, Israeli ambassador to the U.S.; Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador to the U.S.; David Welch,assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs; and David Makovsky, director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process, “Post-Elections Prospects for Peace in the Middle East”

10:45 a.m. — Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, and Melissa Rogers, visiting professor of religion and public policy at Wake Forest University Divinity School, “Religion’s Role in the Public Square”

1 p.m. — John D. Negroponte, director of national intelligence, delivers keynote address.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-7747 or 212/885-7755; ADL Press Office, 202/776-9118.

Iraq debate — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Debate Over Civil War: Is Iraq on the Brink?” Nathan Brown of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and James Dobbins of the Rand International Security and Defense Policy Center participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

School safety — 10:30 a.m. — AAA holds a ceremony honoring four elementary-school safety patrols who saved lives. Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Kenneth Moritsugu participates. Location: Four Points Sheraton, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 202/942-2082.

Post-election Belarus — noon The Center for International Private Enterprise holds a discussion with Jaroslav Romanchuk, president of the Mises Center for Scientific Research in Minsk, “Belarus After the Election: Meeting Economic Challenges.” Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/721-9200.

Defining democracy — 12:15 p.m. The Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, “Defining Democracy: Contested Visions of Governance in the Middle East.” Gerard Alexander of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, John Voll of Georgetown University, Abdulaziz Sachedina of University of Virginia and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Intercultural Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Education luncheon — 12:45 p.m. First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks at an UNESCO Education for All luncheon. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings participates. Location: Blair House, 1651 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/456-6313.

“Green” black holes — 1 p.m. NASA holds a conference-call briefing to announce that black holes have been found to be “green.” Steven Allen of Stanford University, Christopher Reynolds of the University of Maryland and Kimberly Weaver of the Goddard Space Flight Center participate. Contact: 617/496-7998.

AIDS discussion — 2 p.m. Housing Works holds a discussion, “25 Years of AIDS: New Strategies in Activism.” Paul Zeitz, co-founder of Global AIDS Alliance; Thomas Cai, founder of AIDS Care China; and Karen Bates and Stephanie Williams of Campaign to End AIDS participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 212/967-1500, Ext. 158.

Mock trial — 2 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds its annual Street Law Mock Trial Tournament of Champions. Clifford B. Janey, superintendent of D.C. Public Schools, participates. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Design lecture — 7 p.m. The National Building Museum (NBM) holds a “Spotlight on Design” lecture by Rem Koolhaas of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, a Netherlands-based architecture firm. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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