- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 27, 2005


To be announced.


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

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the residential sales figures for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Director’s Consumer Liaison Group at the National Cancer Institute. Topics include health disparities, planning, survivorship and the status of the NCI Listens and Learns Web site. Location: Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-0307.

10 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Radiation Advisory Committee of the Science Advisory Board to receive briefings from the agency and discuss its advisory agenda for fiscal 2005. Contact: 202/343-9984.


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

Docket No. 03-1388: Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.

Docket No. 03-9627: Pace v. DiGuglielmo

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


UNESCO conference — all day Georgetown University hosts a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization conference, “The United States, UNESCO and Education for All,” to discuss the role the nation’s colleges and universities can play in achieving education for all by 2015. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, first Lady Laura Bush and UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura.

Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, third floor, Healy Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

JCPA conference — all day The Jewish Council for Public Affairs holds its plenum on the Jewish community’s domestic and international policy. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 3 p.m. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Florida Democrat

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/265-3000.

Governmental affairs conference — all day The Credit Union National Association holds the Governmental Affairs Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6765.

Work force challenges — 8 a.m. The AARP Foundation holds a discussion of work force challenges facing employers and employees today and in the near future as part of the launch of its Workforce Initiative. Participants include Gov. Janet Napolitano, Arizona Democrat; Gov. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Democrat; Gov. Haley Barbour, Mississippi Republican; Bill Novelli, chief executive officer of the AARP; and Robert L. Nardelli, chief executive officer of Home Depot Inc. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/434-2560.

Judicial nominee — 10 a.m. The National Congress of American Indians and the National Wildlife Federation hold a press conference on why William Gerry Myers III’s record on tribal affairs, conservation and other issues makes him unsuited for a lifetime seat on a federal appeals court bench. Tex Hall of the NCAI and Jim Lyon of the NWF participate. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-7767.

Signing ceremony — 10 a.m. The Energy Department and the French Embassy host a signing ceremony for a multilateral agreement on Next Generation Nuclear Technology. Participants include Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, William D. Magwood of the Energy Department, Ambassador Jean-David Levitte of France, Ambassador David Manning of Britain, Deputy Chief of Mission Tadamichi Yamamoto of Japan and Deputy Chief of Mission Claude Carriere of Canada. Location: Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/944-6080.

Demilitarizing international relations — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program, “De-Militarizing Foreign Relations: The Nexus of Gandhian and Kingian Nonviolence.” Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Citizens’ Working Group — 11 a.m. Congress holds a press conference to name the members of a new “Citizens’ Working Group” on health care, as created under the Health Care that Works for All Americans reform provision. Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; and Government Accountability Office Comptroller General David Walker participate. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3789 or 202/224-3370.

Attorney general address — noon The Hoover Institution Board of Overseers hosts an address by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Credentialed press only; 202/305-5126.

Medicaid discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Escaping the Morass: South Carolina’s Plan to Transform Medicaid.” Gov. Mark Sanford, South Carolina Republican, and Phillip N. Truluck of the foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Croatia discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Update on Croatia: EU Accession Process and Presidential Elections.” Ivan Grdesic, professor at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and former ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Eating disorders — 8:15 p.m. The National Council of Women’s Organizations and the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action sponsor a nationwide campus tour, “Extreme Measures,” featuring young victims of eating disorders and breast implant complications. Location: American University, Butler Pavilion, sixth floor, Butler Boardroom, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/926-1298 or 202/365-5336.

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