- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 13, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq’s future — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Transfer of Sovereignty, the Future Iraqi Leadership and the Real Meaning of ReBa’athificationn.” Bathsheba Crocker of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Hassan Mneimneh of the Iraq Foundation, Entifadh Qanbar of the Iraqi National Congress and Danielle Pletka of the AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Strategic intelligence — 9:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Strategic Intelligence and Terrorism from the 1970s to Today: How We Got Here from There.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 fund-raiser in Bridgeton, Miss.; delivers a commencement address at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.

VICE PRESIDENT

Addresses the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach in Boca Raton, Fla.; addresses a 2004 Joint State Victory Committee reception in Orlando, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity use for April. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on real earnings for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences holds a meeting of the board of regents to discuss faculty matters, departmental reports, a financial report, reports from the president and the deans of the schools of medicine and nursing, and approval of degrees for the graduate school of nursing. Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Board of Regents Conference Room (D3001), 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3981.

9 a.m. — Rural Telephone Bank holds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss the secretary’s report on loans approved, the treasurer’s report and privatization matters, and to hear the governor’s remarks. Location: Agriculture Department, Conference Room 104-A, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/720-9554.

9 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis holds a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee to review regional estimates, research and plans, and to receive an update of bureauwide activities and plans. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/606-9600.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. 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

“Mapping the News” — all day — Association of American Geographers holds a conference, “Mapping the News.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — noon — Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator from Nebraska and member of the September 11 commission

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/234-1450.

Critical infrastructure information conference — all day — American University holds “The Critical Infrastructure Information Conference.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: AU, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Police survivors’ conference — all day — Concerns of Police Survivors Inc. holds its annual National Police Survivors’ Conference for Surviving Families and “COPS Kids/Teens” activities. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 6 p.m. — COPS 20th anniversary Gala, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, or as noted above. Contact: 573/346-4911.

Subprime lending conference — all day — The Mortgage Bankers Association holds a conference on subprime lending and alternative products. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/557-2727.

Police challenge relay race # — 8:15 a.m. — U.S. Secret Service and Concerns of Police Survivors host the National Police Challenge Relay Race to benefit the families and co-workers of police officers killed in the line of duty.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Opening ceremony

8:30 a.m. — Race begins

11:30 a.m. — Awards ceremony

Location: U.S. Secret Service Training Center, Laurel. Contact: 703/904-8600 or 573/346-4911.

Honor guard competition — 8:30 a.m. — The Fraternal Order of Police National Memorial Committee holds the second annual honor guard competition as part of National Police Week. Location: Grant’s Statue, west of the U.S. Capitol, First Street NW. Contact: e-mail, honorguard @policeweek.org.

Transfer pricing# — 9 a.m. — The Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development holds a news briefing on transfer pricing. Participants include Caroline Silbertztein of OECD and Charles Triplett of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Location: OECD, 2001 L St. NW. Suite 650. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Afghanistan discussion — noon — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Afghanistan: The Security Outlook.” Participants include David Barno, commanding general of the Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan, and Bathsheba Crocker of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Association health plans — noon — The American Academy of Actuaries holds a news briefing, “Is There Strength in Numbers? Will Association Health Plans Work?” Cori Uccello, Karen Bender and David Shea of the academy participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Affordable housing — 2 p.m. — The Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington hold a discussion on affordable housing. Participants include Sczerina Perot of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and Sally Roman, former member of the Montgomery County Park and Planning Commission. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW., Room A- 9. Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Baccalaureate service# — 3 p.m. — George Washington University holds an Interfaith baccalaureate service. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, participates. Location: Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Media consolidation — 6:30 p.m. — Reason and the Institute for Humane Studies hold a discussion on media consolidation and the state of journalism. Participants include David Corn of the Nation, Christopher Hitchens of Vanity Fair, Jack Shafer of Slate and Nick Gillespie of Reason. Location: Tuscana West, 1350 I St. NW. Contact: Tenille Martin, [email protected]

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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