- The Washington Times - Monday, October 10, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Marshall Plan archives — 11 a.m. — The National Archives holds a presentation by Kenneth Heger, chief of the Archives I Support Research Branch, “Publicizing the Marshall Plan: Records of the U.S. Special Representative in Europe, 1948-1950.” Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Black conservatives — 1 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a conference, “Reclaiming Our Destiny: The New Black Vanguard II.” Participants include the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny; Peter Kirsanow, member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission; and Joseph Phillips, actor and columnist. Location: The Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Louisiana and Mississippi.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9870.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee working groups to discuss shallow-draft navigation and towing safety. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 2415. Contact: 202/267-0214.

1:30 p.m. — Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council to receive briefings on the status of several working group activities. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/235-5316.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-980 Brown v. Sanders

Docket Number 04-712 Lincoln Property Co. v. Roche

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Columbus Day recess. The Senate will next meet at 2 p.m. on Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Columbus Day recess. The House will next meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Nursing symposium — all day — The National Institutes of Health holds a symposium titled, “Nursing Research: Changing Practice, Changing Lives.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Natcher Auditorium, NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-0209.

Science education — 8 a.m. — The Northern Virginia Technology Council holds a discussion with Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, titled, “Critical Mass: Are We There Yet?” which focuses on challenges to U.S. innovation and competitiveness and on strengthening science, math, and technology education. Participants include Ed Anderson, Peace Corps chief information officer; Bruce Gregor, Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm; and Alan Merten, president of George Mason University. Location: Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/904-7878.

Millions More March — 9 a.m. — The National Black Justice Coalition holds a press conference to discuss its activities during the Millions More March and to announce a new voting fairness initiative. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 202/349-3755.

Disability speech — 10 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds a speech by Young-woo Kang, presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to celebrate the theme, “Much More Accomplished, Much More to Do.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Air Force discussion — 11 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the future of the Air Force with Gen. T. Michael Moseley, chief of staff of the Air Force. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Manufacturing profits — noon — The Manufacturing Institute and the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI hold a press briefing on a report on the effect of high structural costs and international competition on manufacturing profits. Participants include Jerry Jasinowski, Manufacturing Institute president; Thomas Duesterberg, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI president; and economist Jeremy Leonard, author of the report. Location: National Association of Manufacturers, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3094.

Legal Services — 4 p.m. — The Legal Services Corp. Board of Directors holds a meeting to consider and act on its report, “Documenting the Justice Gap in America,” on the number of low-income persons in need of legal assistance. Location: 3333 K St. NW, third-floor conference room. Contact: 202/295-1500.

Student artwork — 4 p.m. — The State Department holds a reception to inaugurate the “All Americans: Images of Heritage and Citizenship” exhibit and unveil artwork by 23 Texas students. Participants include Dina Habib Powell, assistant secretary for educational and cultural affairs at the State Department; Ricardo Hernandez, executive director of the Texas Commission on the Arts; and Debbie Graves Ratcliffe, director of communications and State Board of Education Support for the Texas Education Agency. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/203-5107.

Genes and sports — 4 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Genetics and Public Policy Center holds a discussion titled, “Gene Doping: Human Genetic Technologies and the Future of Sports,” as part of the new Genetics Perspectives on Policy Seminars series. Participants include Melissa Dalio Mierke, exercise physiologist; Tom Murray, director of the Hastings Center; Bengt Saltin, director of the Center for Muscle Research at Copenhagen University. Location: Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5978.

China trade — 5:30 p.m. — The Maryland-China Business Council Inc. holds a discussion titled, “Practical Aspects of Trading With China: How to Avoid or Solve Potential Problems.” Participants include Ezra Finkin, the Waterfront Coalition; Li Yu Willkie, Farr and Gallagher; and Erin Sullivan, Commerce Department. Location: Multimax Inc., 1441 McCormick Drive, Largo. Contact: 410/451-0025.

Hudson Institute — 5:30 p.m. — The Hudson Institute holds a reception to mark the grand opening for its new headquarters and to dedicate the Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center. Participants include Andrew H. Card Jr., White House chief of staff. Location: Hudson, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Political blogs — 6 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion with Henry Farrell, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, titled, “Welcome to the Blogosphere: How Blogs Are Changing Politics.” Location: Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

D.C. architecture — 6:30 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a celebration of the publication of “Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., From the Library of Congress.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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