- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Constitution Day — 1 p.m. — The White House holds a celebration with Lynne Cheney and 180 fourth-graders from Fairfax County Public Schools, “Constitution Day 2005: Telling America’s Story.” Location: Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon. Contact: 202/456-9030.

Euro’s future — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Does the Euro Have a Future? Jeffrey Frankel of Harvard University; Adam Posen of the Institute for International Economics; J. Onno De Beaufort Wijnholds of the European Central Bank; and John Makin, Allan Meltzer and Desmond Lachman, all with the AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for victims of Hurricane Katrina at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest. Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with media availability to follow, at the White House.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds an open meeting. Commission Briefing: “The PATRIOT Act as it Relates to Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Intolerance”; Program Planning: “Elementary and Secondary School Desegregation”; Discussion of Commission Briefings: “Stagnation of the Black Middle Class Briefing Report.” Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Room 540. Contact: 202/376-8582.

10:30 a.m. — United States Coast Guard holds a meeting by teleconference of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee’s Licensing Implementation Working Group to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. Contact: 703/841-9300.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

hamber breakfast — 8:30 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a breakfast with President Alejandro Toledo of Peru focusing on free trade opportunities in the region. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Reshaping the high court — 9 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Reshaping the Supreme Court,” on the issues likely to be raised in the Senate floor debate on Judge John G. Roberts Jr.’s nomination as well as the important issues the court is expected to decide in the next 20 years. Stuart Taylor Jr., nonresident senior fellow in governance studies at Brookings and columnist at National Journal, and Sarah Binder, senior fellow in governance studies at Brookings, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/797-6105.

Nuclear violations — 9 a.m. — The Iran Policy Committee holds a press conference on “Iran’s Nuclear Violations.” Paul Leventhal, founding president of the Nuclear Control Institute; Alireza Jafarzadeh, president of Strategic Policy Consulting Inc.; Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Raymond Tanter, co-chairman of the Iran Policy Committee, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/822-8444.

Afghanistan briefing — 10 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a briefing, live from Afghanistan, with Army Brig. Gen. James G. Champion, deputy commanding general of operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force 76, to provide an update of operations in Afghanistan. Location: Pentagon, Briefing Studio 2E579. Contact: 703/697-5131.

POW/MIA recognition — 11 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a ceremony with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers; and Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, to mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Location: Pentagon, River Parade Field. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Immigration fixes — noon — The Cato Institute holds a briefing, “Bordering on Failure: How to Fix Our Broken Immigration System.” Dan Griswold, director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, participates. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Women’s Network luncheon — noon — The Heritage Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hold a book discussion and “Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon,” with Betsy Hart, author of “It Takes a Parent.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Van Andel Conference Room. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Day of prayer — 12:30 p.m. — The National Clergy Council holds a press conference and observance of the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Rev. Bill Shanks, pastor from New Orleans; the Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council; and the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, participate. Location: In front of the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/546-8329, Ext. 104.

HEROES fundraiser — 4 p.m. — American Legion Post 8 holds a fundraiser to benefit HEROES Inc., a scholarship fund to help children of law-enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Location: American Legion Post 8, Third and D streets Southeast. Contact: 202/543-9163.

Japanese elections— 4:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The Japanese Election Assessment.” Rust Deming, former U.S. ambassador to Tunisia and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs; Kent Calder, director of the SAIS Japan Studies Program; and Kazumoto Eguchi, special assistant to the Reischauer Center director, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

—Jazz concet — 5 p.m. • The National Gallery of Art concludes its fifth annual “Jazz in the Garden” series with Origem. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/842-6359.

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