- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 27, 2004


Trade agreement ceremony — 10:30 a.m. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative hosts a ceremony to sign the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and trade ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua participate. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

Servicewomen honored — 11:30 a.m. — The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation holds a luncheon program to honor America’s World War II servicewomen. Helen Thomas, former White House bureau chief, participates. Location: Women’s Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/533-1155 or 800/222-2294.


Meets with Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen of Denmark, the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for April 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


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


Not in session. Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


World War II art — all day Marine Corps Museum and Historical Center hosts the opening of an exhibition, “Images of Memory: World War II Combat Art.” Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. and runs from today to Sept. 3. Location: Washington Navy Yard, 1254 Charles Morris St. SE, Building 58. Contact: 202/433-3840.

HIV/AIDS conference — all day Boston College holds the 16th Annual National Conference on Social Works and HIV/AIDS. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Gary Bailey, National Association of Social Workers, “Social Justice: The Heart of AIDS Work and the Soul of Social Work”

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 617/552-4038.

WWII Orphans Network conference — all day The American WWII Orphans Network holds its 2004 National Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. Bob Dole, former senator, Kansas Republican

1 p.m. —Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

“Hispanic American heroes” discussion — all day National Archives holds a series of discussions on “World War II Hispanic American Heroes: One and Apart.” Events begin at 10:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. Henry Cervantes, formerly with the U.S. Air Force

1 p.m. Guy Gabaldon, formerly with the U.S. Marine Corps

3 p.m. —Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Signing ceremony — 9:30 a.m. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection holds a signing ceremony for an agreement on the exchange of passenger name-record information with the European Union. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Ambassador Gunter Burghardt of the European Union, participate. Location: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Human rights discussion — 10 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Advancing Human Rights Under Adverse Conditions.” Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Midway commemoration — 11:30 a.m. Naval District Washington holds a ceremony, “Battle of Midway Commemoration.” Tony Curtis, actor and former Navy signalman third class, participates. Location: Navy Memorial, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/433-3863.

Book discussion — noon Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “Character in Action: The Coast Guard on Leadership.” Donald Phillips, author; retired Adm. James Loy, Homeland Security Department, and Michael Scardaville, HF, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Mao Tse-tung’s China — noon Library of Congress holds a film discussion on Mao’s China. Ningkun Wu, author, participates. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, West Dining Room. Contact: 202/707-6735.

NASA news briefing — 1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a news briefing on the recent discovery of what may be the youngest planet found outside our solar system. Ed Churchwell, University of Madison, Wis.; Dan Watson, University of Rochester, N.Y.; Alan Boss and Deborah Padgett, Carnegie Institute of Washington; and Anne Kinney, NASA, participate. Location: NASA Headquarters, James Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. NW. Contact: 202/358-1547.

Eisenhower tribute — 1 p.m. The Eisenhower Foundation hosts a ceremony, “Tribute to General Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Blue Room. Contact: 785/263-6700.

Black veterans tour — 1 p.m. National Association of Black Veterans hosts “An American Journey: Voices of African Americans in the Military.” Location: African American Civil War Memorial, 1000 U St. NW. Contact: 301/445-2098.

Book discussion — 1 p.m. Smithsonian National Museum of American History holds a book discussion, “No Greater Sacrifice, No Greater Love: A Son’s Journey to Normandy.” Walter Ford Carter, author, participates. Location: NMAH, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/663-1000.

Veterans salute — 2 p.m. National World War II Memorial holds a ceremony, “Salute to WWII Veterans.” Location: MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Contact: 800/639-4992.

Ride for Freedom — 3 p.m. Rolling Thunder Inc. holds its 17th Annual Ride for Freedom.

Highlights — 3 p.m. Arrival at host hotel

8:45 p.m. —Departure from host hotel for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

9 p.m. —Candlelight vigil, Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington or as noted above. Contact: 908/369-5439.

Black veterans tribute — 6:45 p.m. Congressional Black Caucus holds a tribute for black war veterans. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, chairman, Congressional Black Caucus; and Mayor Anthony A. Williams, participate. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226- 8487 or 202/225-5654.

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