- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 27, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Cindy Sheehan press conference — 9 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker program holds a press conference with Cindy Sheehan of Gold Star Families for Peace to discuss the milestone reached this week with the announced death of the 2,000th U.S. soldier in Iraq. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Book discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with John Yoo, author of “The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs After 9/11.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10 a.m. — Discusses the war on terror in Norfolk — 2:35 p.m. — Delivers remarks on the 40th anniversary of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in the White House’s East Room.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a luncheon for former U.S. Rep. Max Burns, Georgia Republican, in Savannah, Ga. 2:25 p.m. — Participates in a rally with troops at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. 6 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a reception for former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, Georgia Republican, in Perry, Ga.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment cost index for the third quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. National Park Service holds a meeting of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. The discussion will include policies, goals and long-range plans. Location: White House. Contact: 202/619-6344.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the Conference Report on the “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2006.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Justice for All: An Examination of the District of Columbia Juvenile Justice System.” Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat; House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; and Lee Satterfield, presiding judge of the District of Columbia Family Court, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Symposium — all day The George Washington University Law School holds a symposium on the “Legacy of the Rehnquist Court.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. — Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times, Tony Mauro of Legal Times, David Savage of the Los Angeles Times and Pete Williams of NBC News participate in “Media Panel.”

Location: George Washington University Law School, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Research discussion — 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on its new report, “Waiting for Sputnik: Basic Research and National Security.” Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican; Rep. Jerry Lewis, California Republican and chairman of the Appropriations Committee; and Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee Democrat, participate. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Hurricane briefing — 10 a.m. The U.S. Geological Survey holds a briefing, “Preparing for Future Hurricanes.” Lynn Scarlett, assistant interior secretary for policy, management and budget; P. Patrick Leahy, acting director of the U.S. Geological Survey; and Asbury Sallenger, USGS hurricane specialist, participate. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/648-4299.

U.N. reform — 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “U.N. Reform: Moving From Rhetoric to Reality.” Christopher Bancroft Burnham, undersecretary-general for management at the United Nations; A. Edward Elmendorf, president of the U.N. Association of the National Capital Area; and David Birenbaum, senior policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

South Asian energy futures — 10 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, “South Asian Energy Futures: Challenges and Opportunities.” David Pumphrey, deputy assistant energy secretary for policy and international affairs, and Charles Ebinger, senior energy adviser for the International Resources Group, participate. Location: SAIS, Bernstein Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Alaska oil press conference — 11:30 a.m. Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican and chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, hold a press conference with Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton on opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3004 or 202/224-6665.

Health care — noon The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion with Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Joe Schwarz, Michigan Republican, “Exploring Solutions to Our Nation’s Health Care Stalemate.”

Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Luncheon — noon The White House Fellows Alumni Association hosts a luncheon with first lady Laura Bush. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/456-6313.

Film screening — 7 p.m. The National Geographic Society holds a screening of “Paradise Now,” a film that tells the story of two young Palestinian friends recruited to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Location: The National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7700.

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