- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 25, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Holocaust remembrance — noon — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum holds a ceremonial candlelighting and moment of silence to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Museum Director Sara Bloomfield and Holocaust survivor Bob Behr participate. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0486.

Housing for veterans — noon — The National Housing Conference holds a discussion, “Veterans and Housing: The Vital Link.” Cheryl Beversdorf, executive director of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and Stephanie Buckley of the U.S. Veterans Initiative participate. Location: NHC, 1801 K St. NW, Suite M-100. Contact: 202/466-2121.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the House Republican Conference retreat at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the new residential sales figures for December. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases a report on peanut prices and an annual summary on vegetables. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council to discuss program policies and issues. Location: NIH, Natcher Building, conference rooms E1 & E2, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-4499.

9 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to discuss the No Child Left Behind law and supplemental educational services. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-8582.

9 a.m. — Small Business Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs to select the committee’s chairman and vice chairman and to outline the agenda for the year. Location: SBA, 409 Third St. SW, Eisenhower Conference Room, Side B, second floor. Contact: 202/205-6773.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. 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.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health care conference — all day — The American Health Lawyers Association holds a conference, “Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers,” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “States Tackling Health Care Reform”

2:40 p.m. — “Legal Issues in the Negotiation of Clinical Study Agreements Between Academic Medical Centers and Industry Sponsors”

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/833-0756.

Health action conference — all day — Families USA holds its Health Action 2007 Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, delivers remarks.

2:30 p.m. — Bruce Vladeck, interim president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation discuss “Red Flags and Red Herrings: The Outlook for Medicine.”

Location: The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Excellent education — 8:30 a.m. — The Alliance for Excellent Education hosts a discussion, “What’s Working in High School Reform? Lessons from Recent Research.” Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat and chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Sen. Richard M. Burr, North Carolina Republican; and James Kemple, director of K-12 education policy, MDRC, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/828-0828.

Free trade negotiation — 9 a.m. — Global Business Dialogue Inc. holds a discussion, “Harnessing Synergies: The EU’s [Free Trade Agreement] Negotiations with India and South Korea,” with Ignacio Garcia Bercero of the European Commission. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/463-5074.

Civil Rights — 9 a.m. — The Commission on Civil Rights holds a discussion on whether school districts are implementing or impeding the Supplemental Educational Services program under the No Child Left Behind Act. Former Deputy Education Secretary Eugene W. Hickok and Maite Arce, vice president of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options, participate. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

Health information — 9:30 a.m. — Health Affairs holds a briefing, “Health Information Technology and Rapid Learning.” Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and John Lumpkin of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation participate. Location: Columbus Club at Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Iraq policy — 10 a.m. — House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, delivers an address on President Bush’s Iraq policy. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-3130.

Iraq discussion — 11 a.m. — Georgetown University holds a discussion, “A Way Forward in Iraq,” with former Gov. George E. Pataki, New York Republican. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Civil society development — 12:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Theories, Challenges and Realities of Civil Society Development.” Craig Davis of the International Research and Exchanges Board participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Conservative Summit — 6 p.m. — The National Review Institute holds a reception to kick off its Conservative Summit. Kate O’Beirne of the National Review, syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin and syndicated talk-show host Laura Ingraham participate. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/228-9290.

Poetry reading — 6:45 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a poetry reading by Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5394.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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