- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 2, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Battle of Midway ceremony — 11 a.m.U.S. Navy Memorial holds a ceremony to honor those who served in the Battle of Midway. Jan Cody Gaudio, commandant, Naval District Washington; Richard Buchanan, president, Navy Memorial; Robert Willard, vice chief, Naval Operations; and Robert Magnus, deputy commandant, Programs and Resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, participate. Location: Memorial for Midway Veterans, U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/380-0718.

Leadership seminar — 1 p.m.Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute holds its 2005 Conservative Leadership Seminar. Mike Adams, author, “Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel: Confessions of a Conservative College Professor”; Bay Buchanan, president, American Cause; Kate Griffin, chairman, Republican Party of Virginia; and Christina Sommers, author, “One Nation Under Therapy”, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/318-0730.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1:30 p.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Board of Actuaries to review actuarial methods and assumptions for benefits valuations. Location: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 270, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-7404.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Liberty conference — all day Cato Institute holds a conference, “The History and Philosophy of Liberty and Power.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 3:15 p.m. Anne Applebaum, “The Rise and Fall of the Total State in the Twentieth Century.”

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Budget symposium — all day Woodrow Wilson Center holds its international symposium, “The Long-Term Budget Challenge: Public Finance and Fiscal Sustainability in the G-7.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 7:30 p.m. Dinner at the Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Real estate journalism conference — all day National Association of Real Estate Editors holds its 39th annual conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. Edward Gramlich of the Federal Reserve delivers remarks.

11:20 a.m. —Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani delivers the keynote address.

Location: Hilton Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 561/391-3599.

Uzbekistan report — 8:15 a.m. United States Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a press conference to present findings of the commission’s study “Policy Focus on Uzbekistan” and recommendations for the policy round table “Human Rights and Instability in Uzbekistan.” Michael Cromartie of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom participates. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 27.

Housing finance conference — 8:30 a.m. Mortgage Bankers Association holds its Government Housing Finance Conference.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Philip Murray, director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance; and Herman Cohen, chief of the Veterans Affairs Department’s Lender Monitoring Unit

Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/557-2829.

Russian nuclear discussion — 9 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “The Future of the Russian Nuclear Industry: Next Steps for Engagement,” with Igor Kudrik, editor in chief of Bellona Web of the Bellona Foundation in Norway. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

NASA policy — 9:30 a.m. George Washington University holds a press breakfast on upcoming NASA missions and priorities in space policy and technology. Participants include John Logsdon, director of the Space Policy Institute at the Elliot School of International Affairs; and David Chichka, GW assistant professor of engineering and applied sciences. Location: GW, Tompkins Hall, 725 Third St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Tax reform discussion — 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Tax Reform and the Environment,” which will examine how changes in the federal tax code affect the environment. Participants include William Gale, chairman of economic studies at the Brookings Institution; and Craig Hanson, senior associate at the World Resources Institute. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Human trafficking briefing — 10:45 a.m. State Department holds a press briefing to release its fifth annual “Trafficking in Persons Report.” Participants include Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ambassador John Miller, senior adviser on trafficking in persons. Location: State Department, Press Briefing Room 2209, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/312-9648.

Darfur exhibit — 2 p.m. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience and Human Rights Watch holds an exhibit, “In Smallest Witness: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children’s Eyes.” Participants include Jemera Rone, counsel for Human Rights Watch; Olivier Bercault, researcher for Human Rights Watch; Annie Sparrow, a Human Rights Watch fellow; and Jerry Fowler, staff director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Rubenstein Theater, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.


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