Thursday, May 12, 2005


Vietnam memorial ceremony — 10 a.m. — Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds a ceremony to add four names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. James Cummings, architect of record, and James Lee, stone worker, deliver brief remarks. Location: East Knoll, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 109.

Caregiver expo — 11 a.m. — WJLA television station and community pharmacies sponsor a Family Caregiver Expo to offer resources and education for those who take care of a family member or loved one. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/837-4234.


Addresses the National Association of Realtors’ Midyear Legislative Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Meets with the 2004 NCAA spring and fall sports champions.


10 a.m. — Delivers a commencement address at Auburn University in Alabama.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturing and trade inventories and sales figures for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U.S. import and export price indexes for April . Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Vital and Health Statistics subcommittee on populations to review a report it is preparing and to discuss agenda items. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/443-9923.


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


Schedule to be announced. 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.


9:30 a.m. — Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Transportation Security Administration’s Screening of Airline Pilots: Sound Security Practice or Waste of Scarce Resources?” Debra Burlingame, sister of the American Airlines pilot killed in the Pentagon crash and representative of the 9/11 Families for a Secure America, and Capt. Duane Woerth, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Domestic Source Restrictions Threaten Free Trade: What is the Federal Government Doing to Ensure a Level Playing Field in the Global Economy?” Benjamin Wu, assistant commerce secretary for technology/acting director of the National Technical Information Service, and Charles Freeman of the Office of the United States Trade Representative testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Realtor conference — all day — The National Association of Realtors holds its Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/383-1191.

Hall of Fame celebration — 7 a.m. — Negro League Legends Hall of Fame holds a celebration and benefit. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 7 a.m. — Registration for NLLOF Spring Golf Tournament Benefit

11 a.m. — Media reception, Club House

3 p.m. — Dinner reception, Club House

7 p.m. — Salute to Negro League players by the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium

Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, 102-year-old living legend, and other players from the Negro League participate. Location: Marlborough Golf Club, 4750 John Rogers Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, or as noted above. Contact: 202/723-2200.

Ethics conference — 9 a.m. — The National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program presents a panel discussion of the ethical and policy issues arising from the Terri Schiavo case. Art Caplan, chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Ethics Department, and David Magnus, director of Stanford University’s Center for Bioethics, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Robotics forum — 9 a.m. — The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsor a public forum to provide information on efforts to develop standards for the development, testing and certification of robotics for performing urban search and rescue missions. Penrose Albright, assistant homeland security secretary, delivers the keynote address. Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-2776.

Chinese influence — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Will Technology Be a Source of Chinese Influence in Asia?” Ernest Preeg of the Manufacturers Alliance,Tai Ming Cheung of University of California-San Diego, Will Martin of the World Bank, Claude Barfield of AEI and Phillip Saunders of the National Defense University participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Earthquake/tsunami — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Geological Survey holds a congressional briefing on earthquakes and tsunamis to discuss the United States’ vulnerability to tsunamis, specifically in the Pacific Northwest but also on the East Coast. USGS tsunami specialist Brian Atwater, Stephanie Fritts of the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency and Stacy Bartolett of Degenkolb Engineers participate. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/648-4299.

Health insurance — noon — America’s Health Insurance Plans holds a press briefing highlighting the innovative programs that health insurance plans bring to state Medicaid programs. Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive of AHIP, and Maura Bluestone, president and chief executive of Affinity Health Plan, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Book discussion — 1 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion on the book “The Battle of Salamis: Ancient Lessons for Modern Statecraft” with author Barry Strauss. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Obelisk symposium — 6 p.m. — The organizing committee for the celebration of the Return of Axum Obelisk from Italy to Ethiopia holds a symposium and cultural evening dedicated to the history of the obelisk and its significance to Ethiopia and Africa. Location: The Embassy of Ethiopia, 3506 International Drive NW. Contact: 202/641-5145.

American-Islamic conference — 6:30 p.m. — Council on American-Islamic Relations sponsors its 2005 annual conference: “Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies.” Location: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 202/488-8787.

Candlelight vigil — 8 p.m. — The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund holds the 17th annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Location: NLEOM, Fourth and E streets NW. Contact: 202/737-3400.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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