- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 24, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iran lecture— 8 a.m. — The National Defense University Foundation holds a lecture on “Implications of a Nuclear Iran” with Llan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/685-3127.

Human rights and terrorism — 11:30 a.m. — The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) holds a press conference on the “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism” with U.N. special rapporteur Martin Sheinin. Location: UNIC, 1775 K St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/331-8670.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Camp David in Maryland.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing-home sales for April. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Eye Institute’s Ocular Epidemiology Program Planning Panel to discuss ocular epidemiology research. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Contact: 301/496-4308.

9 a.m. — Securities and Exchange Commission holds a meeting to discuss proposals of shareholders. Location: 100 F St. NE, auditorium, Room L-002. Contact: 202/551-5400.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEE

1 p.m. — Homeland Security intelligence, information sharing and terrorism risk assessment subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Building a Partnership Strategy: Improving Information Sharing With State and Local Law Enforcement and the Private Sector.” Witnesses include Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg, adjutant general of the Washington Military Department, and Gil Kerlikowske, chief of the Seattle Police Department. Location: Bellevue City Hall, Council Chambers, 450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, Wash. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

Survivor seminar — all day — The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors holds its annual National Military Survivor Seminar. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Army Brig. Gen. Mark Graham delivers openings remarks.

9 p.m. — Good Night Groups

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/588-8277.

Small-business summit — 7 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds “America’s Small Business Summit.”

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Welcoming remarks by USCC Chairman Gerald Shaheen, group president of Caterpillar

9:15 a.m. — Discussion, “A Small Business Economic Outlook,” with USCC Vice President and Chief Economist Martin Regalia

Noon — Luncheon and closing remarks

Location: Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682. (Registration is requested.)

Employee benefit conference — 8 a.m. — The Labor Department holds its Employee Benefits Conference. Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Africa Day ceremony — 8 a.m. — The National Archives holds a ceremony to commemorate Africa Day, with 21 ambassadors from African nations to tour the National Archives. Participants include Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States; Roble Olhaye, ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti and dean of African ambassadors; R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs; and Michael Hussey, diplomatic records archivist. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Archivist Reception Room. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Chinese economy — 8:30 a.m. — The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing, “The Extent of the Government’s Control of China’s Economy and Its Impact on the United States.” Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385. Contact: 202/624-1409.

‘Green power’ — 10:15 a.m. — Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Clean Currents hold a press conference to announce an alliance of locally owned businesses switching to “100 percent green power.” Participants include Gary Skulnik, co-founder and president of Clean Currents LLC, and Ayari De La Roda of the DC Area Local Business Alliance. Location: Sidewalk in front of Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW. Contact: 301/896-0003.

Lunch program — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a discussion, “Women’s Issues and the 2008 Campaign,” with Martha Burk, director of the Corporate Accountability Project at the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Web chat — 2 p.m. — The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation holds a Web chat, “Elements of State Health Reform: Value-Driven Health Care Through Quality Improvement and Measurement.” Participants include Helen Burstin, senior vice president for performance measures of the National Quality Forum, and Margaret O’Kane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Location: None given. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Citizen hero award — 3 p.m. — The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents 16-year-old Mitchell Hults of Missouri with its Citizen Hero Award, marking the 25th National Missing Children’s Day. Location: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 699 Prince St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/837-6111.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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