- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 23, 2006


Holds a meeting of his Cabinet to discuss the results and recommendations of the Hurricane Katrina review process. Makes remarks at a reception for Rep. Chris Chocola, Indiana Republican, in Mishawaka, Ind. Attends a reception for Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, in Cincinnati.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting on regulatory options to address residential upholstered furniture flammability. Location: Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Room 420. Contact: 301/504-7923.

10 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a public hearing on proposed regulations providing guidance on employer comparable contributions to health savings accounts under Section 4980G. Location: IRS, auditorium, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-7180.

1:30 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a teleconference meeting of the EPA Science Advisory Board, Arsenic Review Panel, to continue discussions of its draft report, “Advisory on EPA’s Assessments of Carcinogenic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Arsenic.” Contact: 202/343-9982.


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


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


Not in session, Presidents Day district work period. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Parkinson’s conference — all day The World Parkinson’s Congress holds the first-ever conference of Parkinson’s physicians, scientists, researchers, care-givers and patients to discuss the lives of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Hall E. Contact: 301/496-592.

Child-welfare forum — all day The New America Foundation holds a forum, “Reinventing Children’s Services: A Policy Forum on Child Welfare Innovation.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlight — 11:45 a.m. — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, and Olivia Golden of the Urban Institute, “Reinventing Child Services: Setting the Standard”

Location: The New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Exhibition — 10 a.m. Interior Department hosts an exhibition, workshop and lecture by artist Jerry Barry as part of the department’s observance of Black History Month and to highlight African-Caribbean culture. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Rachel Carson Room. Contact: 202/208-6416.

“From Geisha to Diva” — 10 a.m. The National Geographic Society holds an exhibition, “From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru,” a collection of 24 kimonos belonging to the famous Japanese geisha-turned-pop singer. The exhibition runs Feb. 23-April 23. Location: National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5286.

President’s Asia trip — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “President Bush’s Trip to South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities.” Participants include Karl Inderfurth of the Elliott School of International Affairs and Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Hurricane Katrina briefing — 11 a.m. Homeland Security Adviser Frances Fragos Townsend holds a briefing on the results and recommendations of the Hurricane Katrina review process. Location: The White House, Brady Briefing Room. Contact: 202/456-2580.

Lecture — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a lecture by Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director for plans and policy at the U.S. Central Command, “Winning the Long War Against Terrorism.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

U.N. peace-building commission — noon The U.N. Development Program holds a discussion, “The U.N. Peacebuilding Commission: The Challenge of Starting Up.” Participants include Kathleen Cravero, director of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and Carlos Pascual, director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution. Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/331-9130.

Prescription-drug abuse — noon The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association hold a discussion, “Prescription-Drug Abuse: An Emerging Public Health Threat.” Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/336-5935.

Politics and population in Gaza — 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Politics and Population in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.” Participants include Bennett Zimmerman, Roberta Seid and Michel Wise of the American-Israeli Demographic Research Group. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

New Eastern Europe — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference with Victor Babiuc, former Romanian minister of defense, interior and justice, “The New Eastern Europe, Romania’s EU Membership and Security Environment, and its Role as New Home of a U.S. Military Base.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Meeting on Benin — 2 p.m. The Center for Global Development and the Millennium Challenge Corporation hold a public outreach meeting regarding the MCC’s compact with Benin. Participants include Benin President Mathieu Kerekou and Steve Radelet, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Location: Institute for International Economics, Peterson Conference Center, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/521-3864.

Faith and policy — 6 p.m. The Georgetown University Public Policy Institute holds a forum on faith and policy, “God in the Oval Office: Examining the Role of Religion in the Presidency.” Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Leavey Center Program Room. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a film screening of “The Impossible Spy,” which details the career of Eliahu ben Shaul Cohen, who was executed in Syria 40 years ago. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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