- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 22, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Zimbabwe discussion — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Zimbabwe: What to Do About This Outpost of Tyranny.” Participants include Annabel Hughes of the Zimbabwe Democracy Trust, George Ayittey of American University’s Free Africa Foundation, Thomas Woods of the State Department, and Roger Bate of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Social Security seminar — noon — Cato Institute holds a Social Security University seminar, “Personal Accounts: Facts and Fantasy.” Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute’s Project on Social Security Choice participates. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-354. Contact: 202/789-5200.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Meets in Mainz, Germany, with American and German troops who served in Afghanistan; meets with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder with a press availability to follow; participates in a luncheon in his honor with Mr. Schroeder and joins a round-table discussion with German citizens; visits the Gutenberg Museum; travels to Wiesbaden to meet with the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division; departs for Bratislava, Slovakia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission receives a briefing, “Status of Office of the Chief Information Officer Programs, Performance, and Plans.” The meeting will be shown live at www.nrc.gov. Location: NRC, Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-5646.

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference to continue preparations for the conference. Location: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW- C305. Contact: 202/418-7501.

1 p.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Summit Industry Panel 2005 to discuss a vision for space exploration, an update on the integrated space operations summit, and industry panel team activities. Location: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-5157.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 03-1566: ORFF v. United States

Docket No. 03-1696: Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries

Contact: 202/479-3211.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day — Pan American Health Organization, Inter-American Coalition for the Prevention of Violence, the Due Process of Law Foundation and the Washington Office on Latin America hold a conference, “Voices from the Field: Local Initiatives and New Research on Youth Gang Violence in Central America.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Lainie Reisman of the Inter-American Coalition for the Prevention of Violence delivers opening remarks.

Location: PAHO, Room A, second floor, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3459, 202/797-2171.

Health care briefing — 9:30 a.m. — Health Affairs and the Kaiser Family Foundation host a press briefing, “The Outlook for National Health Care Spending.” Participants include Stephen Heffler of the National Health Statistics Group’s Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, John Iglehart of Health Affairs, and Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/654-1319.

Health policy forum — 10 a.m. — American University Washington College of Law Health Law Project and the University of Ottawa Law School hold an International Health Policy Forum to discuss the medical malpractice insurance crisis and questions of human research. Location: College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 603. Contact: 202/274-4136.

Environmental study — 10 a.m. — Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute hold a press briefing, “Combined Heat and Power — Realizing the Promise.” Participants include Bruce Hedman of Energy and Environmental Analysis, Tim Daniels of the New York City Economic Development Corp., and Catherine Van Way of Cummins. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/464-4009.

Youth smoking — 10:30 a.m. — American Legacy Foundation holds a press conference to discuss a decline in youth smoking. Participants include Dr. Julie Gerberding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cheryl Healton of the American Legacy Foundation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5561.

Social Security discussion — 11 a.m. — Family Research Council hosts a discussion, “Making Social Security Reform Family-Friendly.” Participants include Allan Carlson of the Family Research Council, Phillip Longman of the New America Foundation, and Charlie Jarvis of USA Next. Location: Family Research Council, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Energy and the law — noon — Federalist Society holds a press conference, “State Attorneys General vs. Power Companies.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Diesel exhaust report — noon — Clean Air Task Force holds a press briefing to release a report, “Diesel Exhaust in Your Community: How Big Is the Problem and What Can Be Done About It?” Conrad Schneider of the Clean Air Task Force participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/558-3827 or 202/302-2065.

Reagan book discussion — 4 p.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion, “Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.” Author Paul Lettow participates. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

German communism lecture — 6 p.m. — George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs holds a lecture, “The Past, Present and Future of the Berlin Wall: How the Germans Are Coping With the Communist Past,” as part of its Faculty Lecture Series. Hope Harrison of GWU participates. Location: GWU Elliott School, Room 602, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-1667.

Youth voting project — 6:30 p.m. — Generation Engage holds a press conference to announce a youth voting project. Participants include Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, Coretta Scott King and D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Location: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Main Atrium, New Hampshire Avenue NW at Rock Creek Parkway. Contact: 202/547-4961.

Drug film screening — 6:30 p.m. — Pain Relief Network and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons sponsor a film screening, “The Chilling Effect: Pain Patients in the War on Drugs.” Siobhan Reynolds of the Pain Relief Network participates. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 212/873-5848.

China discussion — 7:30 p.m. — Asia Society Washington Center holds a discussion, “Considering China, Part 4: Perspective on China.” Susan Lawrence participates. Location: Sidwell Friends School, Arts Center Meeting Room, 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Arab unification discussion — 8 p.m. — Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion, “Arab Attempts at Unification: A Review and Conclusions.” Sobhi Ghandour, publisher of Al-Hewar magazine, participates. Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277.

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