- The Washington Times - Friday, June 23, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Book discussion — 10 a.m. — The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies holds a book discussion with Mark W. Smith, author of “Disrobed: The New Battle Plan to Break the Left’s Stranglehold on the Courts.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Energy — 11:30 a.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman hold a conference-call briefing to highlight renewable-energy efforts. Contact: 202/720-4623 or 202/586-4940.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a White House-sponsored T-ball game on the South Lawn.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks on the economy at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; delivers remarks at a luncheon for congressional candidate Dave McSweeney in Chicago.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases reports on dairy product prices and livestock slaughter. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments and orders of durable goods for May. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development holds a meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board. Location: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Archivist’s Reception Room. Contact: 202/357-5250.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of a Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics committee on air-traffic services safety and interoperability requirements. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

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

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Vietnam teachers — all day — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund sponsors a national conference of its Teach Vietnam Teachers Network. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 109.

Rural America — all day — The Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service holds a workshop, “Growing Up and Growing Old in Rural America.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner delivers remarks.

9:15 a.m. — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325. Contact: 202/328-5183.

NASA symposium — all day — NASA holds its sixth annual International Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Symposium. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt. Contact: 202/358-0668.

Democratic conference — 8:30 a.m. — The New Democrat Network holds a conference, “What Comes Next: A New Politics for America.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks.

9 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, delivers remarks.

11 a.m. — Gov. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Democrat, and NDN President Simon Rosenberg deliver remarks.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-9200.

Global business — 8:30 a.m. — Harvard Business School holds two half-day programs, “Business With a Global Impact: How Can We Fuel International Development?” and “Participating in Policy Making: Can It Be Done From Outside the Beltway?”

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks.

Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902. Contact: 617/496-1500.

Balkans situation — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Balkans In Flux: Current Status and Future Implications for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina,” with James Lyon, special adviser to the International Crisis Group. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Supreme Court review — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion to review the 2005 Supreme Court term. Participants include Miguel Estrada of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher; and Thomas Goldstein of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld LLP. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

U.S.-Libya relations — 9 a.m. — The Middle East Institute holds a conference, “U.S.-Libya Re-Engagement: The Path Forward.”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:10 a.m. — Libyan Ambassador Ali Aujali, and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch deliver remarks.

11:35 a.m. — Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary for Export Administration Matthew Borman delivers remarks.

Location: MEI, 1761 N St. NW, Boardman Room. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Palestinian crisis — 10 a.m. — The Council for the National Interest holds a discussion, “Politics of Starvation: The Humanitarian Crisis in Palestine.” Participants include Timothy Rothermel, former chief of the U.N. Development Program in Jerusalem, and Laila El Haddad of Al Jazeera. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/863-2951.

Federal records — 11:30 a.m. — Newsweek magazine hosts a discussion, “The Relevance of Federal Records: Guiding the Media in the Pursuit of Truth.” Participants include Eleanor Clift, Newsweek contributing editor; Michael Isikoff, Newsweek investigative correspondent; and Donald Ritchie, associate historian of the Senate. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 212/445-4156.

Prescription drugs — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing, “Reviewing Prescription Drug Coverage: Policies and Practices Across Several Health Systems.” Participants include Steven Morgan of the University of British Columbia and Libby Roughead of the University of South Australia. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Islam and tolerance — 2 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Islam and Tolerance in a Wider Europe.” Participants include Ekaterina Sokirianskaia of OSI International and Tauqir Hussain Shah of ILO-Islamabad. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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