- The Washington Times - Monday, June 5, 2006


Meets with President Manuel Zelaya Rosales of Honduras and President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo.


Delivers remarks at a reception for the Republican National Committee in Lake Forest, Ill.


4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee to discuss program policies and issues. Location: NIH, 6700A Rockledge Drive, Room 354, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0050.

9:30 a.m. — National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity holds a meeting to review petitions of agencies seeking to renew or expand recognition and to review interim and progress reports. Location: Hilton Arlington Hotel, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Contact: 202/219-7009.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the Marriage Protection Amendment. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


On Memorial Day recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. tomorrow for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Obesity action forum — all day The Health and Human Services Department holds its “National Obesity Action Forum.” Events begin at 7 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 215/861-4643.

Mall fishing — all day The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the D.C. Fish and Wildlife Division host “Fishing on the Mall” to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week. More than 300 youngsters from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. elementary schools will fish for bluegill, largemouth (black) bass and yellow perch in the Constitution Gardens pond on the Mall. Events begin at 8 a.m. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dale Hall participate. Location: Constitution Gardens Pond, between 17th and 23rd streets Northwest off Constitution Avenue. Contact: 202/208-5634.

Aid for trade — 9 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Aid for Trade Program: Promises of Doha Fulfilled?” Participants include Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, and Mia Horn-af-Rantzien, Swedish ambassador to the World Trade Organization. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Marriage amendment — 10 a.m. The Center for American Progress and the Cato Institute hold a discussion, “Is the Federal Marriage Amendment Consistent With Federalism and Democratic Values?” Participants include former Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, and Dale Carpenter of the University of Minnesota Law School. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Trade luncheon — 11 a.m. Women in International Trade holds its annual meeting and luncheon and honors Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat, for her leadership in advancing U.S. trade liberalization goals. Location: University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/293-2948.

Robot discussion — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Robots: The Future is Here.” Participants include Helen Greiner, co-founder and chairwoman of IRobot, John Leonard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vladimir Lumelsky of NASA, Stephen Welby of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and James Jay Carafano of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Libraries grant — 11:55 a.m. First lady Laura Bush participates in a visit to a school that is receiving a Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries grant. Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 1409 V St. SE. Contact: 202/607-3683.

Exploration programs — 2:30 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a briefing on its exploration programs. Participants include NASA Administrator Michael Griffin; Scott Horowitz, associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate; and Jeff Hanley, Constellation program manager. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1400.

New Right Union — 5 p.m. The Hudson Institute hosts a reception with Kim Jin-hong, chairman of the New Right Union of South Korea, an “ideological movement that offers political alternatives through research and discourse.” The New Right ideology holds that “Korea will best benefit by a free market, small government and cooperation with nongovernmental organizations in promoting equal opportunity, strong labor ethics and civil service networks.” Michael Horowitz of the Hudson Institute participates. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/974-2411.

Pearl Harbor lessons — 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents “Just Americans: What Pearl Harbor and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Can Teach Us About 9/11,” as part of the Bradley Lecture Series. Robert Asahina of New York University participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Pride meeting — 7 p.m. The Whitman-Walker Clinic holds its annual Capital Pride town hall meeting and panel discussion, “Building Bridges Without Destroying Identity.” Participants include Donald Blanchon, chief executive officer of the Whitman-Walker Clinic; Mike Sessa, president of the D.C. Center; and Darlene Nipper, liaison of Mayor Anthony A. Williams to the homosexual, bisexual and transgender community. Location: Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-3590.

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