- The Washington Times - Friday, February 24, 2006


India and Pakistan — 8:45 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on India and Pakistan on the eve of President Bush’s visit. Participants include Edwin Feulner of the Heritage Foundation, Josette Shiner of the State Department and Ron Somers of the U.S.-India Business Council. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Iran sanctions — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Iran and International Sanctions: The Potential Domestic Reaction,” with Alex Vatanka of Jane’s Country Risk. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.


Discusses the global war on terrorism at the Capital Hilton; meets with Salvadoran President Antonio Saca at the White House.


8:30 a.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the livestock slaughter report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4 p.m. — Economic Research Service releases the monthly report on milk production costs. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.


8:30 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Women in the Services to introduce new members and conduct orientation training. Location: DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City National Airport, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics’ Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee. Location: FAA Headquarters, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Bessie Coleman Conference Center. Contact: 202/833-9339.


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


On Presidents Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


On Presidents Day recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Home and garden exhibition — all day — DMG World Media presents the 2006 Capital Home and Garden Show through tomorrow. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Contact: 703/534-4600, Ext. 210.

Cartoon controversy — 9 a.m. — The Newseum holds a discussion, “Reporting the Cartoon Controversy.” Participants include Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News and Mamoun Fandy of Al-Awsat. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Cyber-crime briefing — 9:30 a.m. — Assistant FBI Director Lou Reigel of the agency’s cyber division holds a briefing for the foreign press on the International Innocent Images Task Force. Participants also include police representatives from Australia, Belarus, Canada, the Philippines, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Location: Washington Foreign Press Center, National Press Building, 14th and F streets Northwest, Suite 800. Contact: 202/504-6300.

Flu planning summit — 10 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Republican, host a Maryland Pandemic Flu Planning Summit. Location: Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, Md. Contact: 202/693-6343 or 410/974-2316.

Foreign correspondents — 10 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States.” Participants include Nadia Billbassy Charters of Al Arabiya, Takahashi Sakamoto of Yomiuri Shimbun, Karin Henriksson of Swenska Dagbladet and Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff of Die Zeit. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Slovakia’s economic growth — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with Slovakian Ambassador Rastislav Kacer on Slovakia’s economic growth and its role in the European Union. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Educational campaign — 10 a.m. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington hold a press conference to announce a local educational campaign focusing on the legacy of Muhammad. Location: InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, first floor, Community Room, 1426 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/488-8787, 202/439-1441, 202/488-8787 or 202/744-7726.

Trade protest — noon — The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala holds a rally to demonstrate against the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Location: Lafayette Park, in front of the White House. Contact: 202/518-7638.

Boat show — noon — TJS Events hosts the 2006 Washington Boat Show. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Halls A and B. Contact: 703/823-7960.

Google copyright controversy — noon — The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Institution Joint Center holds a discussion, “The Google Copyright Controversy: Implications of Digitizing the World’s Libraries.” Participants include Robert Hahn of the Joint Center, Douglas Lichtman of the University of Chicago and Hal Varian of the University of California at Berkeley. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Alpha Phi Alpha — noon — District of Columbia Courts holds an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation’s first black fraternity. Judge Herbert Dixon and Judge Reggie Walton participate. Location: District of Columbia Courts, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Room 1500. Contact: 202/879-1700.

Global warming — noon — The George C. Marshall Institute holds a discussion with Oliver Frauenfeld, Pat Michaels, David Legates and Ross McKitrick, authors of “Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming.” Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1539. Contact: 202/296-9655.

Surveillance poll briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The American Civil Liberties Union holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the results of a poll to gauge public opinion on the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance program. Participants include Caroline Fredrickson and Lissa Graves of the ACLU, and Kate Stewart of Belden, Russonello and Stewart. Contact: 202/675-2312.

Civil rights movement — 12:30 p.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “The Civil Rights Movement: Personal Recollections of the Journalists Who Were There.” Participants include Chuck Conconi of Washington magazine and Jack Nelson, formerly of the Los Angeles Times. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Mars briefing — 1 p.m. — NASA holds a press briefing on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which will arrive on the planet March 10. Participants include Doug McCuistion of the Mars Exploration Program, lead scientist Michael Meyer and James Graf of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1726 or 202/358-1237.

Avian flu — 2 p.m. — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion, “China’s Response to Avian Flu: Steps Taken, Challenges Remaining and Transparency.” Participants include Bates Gill of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Erika Elvander of the Department of Health and Human Services. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200. Contact: 202/226-3766.

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