- The Washington Times - Friday, March 17, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

“Sprawl” forum — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum, “A Second Look at Sprawl.” Robert Bruegmann of the University of Illinois at Chicago; Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution; and Robert Atkinson, director of the Technology and New Economy Project at PPI, participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Korean-American discussion — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion with Dae Young Kim of the University of Maryland, “Assimilation of Second-Generation Korean Americans: Education, Work, Identity, and Intermarriage.” Mary C. Waters of Harvard University and Steven Gold of Michigan State University participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the traditional Shamrock Ceremony with Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, Roosevelt Room, the White House. Stays overnight at Camp David, Md.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:20 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a luncheon for congressional candidate Ralph Norman, the Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill, S.C. 2:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a rally for the troops at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial production and capacity utilization for February. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the metropolitan area employment and unemployment for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Office of Public Health and Science holds a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, to discuss disparities in HIV/AIDS health care, HIV/AIDS prevention, and HIV/AIDS international issues. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/690-2470.

10 a.m. — Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel. Location: White House Conference Center, Truman Room, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/208-7279.

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

Returning veterans — all day — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hosts a conference, “The Road Home: The National Behavioral Health Conference on Returning Veterans and Their Families: Restoring Hope and Building Resiliency.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Charles Ciccolella, assistant secretary for veterans employment and training, Labor Department, “Providing Seamless Support to Returning Service Members and Their Families”

3:30 p.m. — Barry McCaffrey, NBC News military analyst and former director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, keynote speaker

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 240/276-2130 or 202/362-0691.

Health sciences meeting — 8:30 a.m. — The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences holds a meeting of 14 scientists to review new scientific data and debate whether exposure to genistein or soy formula is hazardous to human development or reproduction. Location: The Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 N. Fairfax St. Jefferson Ballroom, Alexandria. Contact: 919/541-0073.

China’s military — 9 a.m. — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a hearing on “China’s Military Modernization and U.S. Export Controls.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, chairman, HELP Committee, discusses “Congressional Perspectives.”

9:05 a.m. — Frank Record, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation; Beth McCormick, acting deputy defense undersecretary for technology, security policy and counter proliferation; and Darryl Jackson, assistant commerce secretary for export enforcement, discuss “Administration Perspectives: Efficacy of U.S. Export Control Regimes.”

Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3766.

FCC meeting — 9:30 a.m. — The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) holds a meeting to consider the joint proposal of industry and advocates on reconsideration of children’s television rules, a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on public safety communications needs in the 700 MHz band, and an order creating a Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-0500.

Flood risk briefing — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Geological Survey holds a briefing on “How Science Can Help Reduce America’s Risk From Floods.” Robert Hirsch, associate director for Water at the USGS, and Peter Gabrielsen, chief of the Hydrologic Services Division for the National Weather Service, participate. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/648-5645.

Pelosi speech — 10 a.m. — The Center for National Policy hosts a speech titled “A Challenge to the Conscience of the World: Bringing Security and Hope to Darfur,” by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, on her recent trip to Darfur in Sudan. Olympic Gold Medalist Joey Cheek, a U.S. speed skater who in February donated his $25,000 Olympic prize money to the child victims of Darfur, participates. Location: National Guard Memorial Building, Hall of States, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4124.

Export Control Policy — 10:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “The Future of Export Control Policy: Protecting Sensitive Technologies and Promoting a Health Defense Industrial Base.” Peter Lichtenbaum, former assistant commerce secretary for export administration, and William Courtney of Computer Sciences Corporation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Press conference — 11 a.m. — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a press conference with commission President Evelio Fernandez Arevalos and Executive Secretary Santiago Canton to report on the results of its latest three-week session. The commission has been meeting at the headquarters of the Organization of American States since Feb. 27. It has held more than 60 hearings to examine the human rights situation in various countries of the region and to consider petitions, individual cases or precautionary measures in situations of particular seriousness or urgency. Location: Organization of American States, General Secretariat Building,1889 F St. Ruben Dario Room. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Discussion — noon — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion with Eric Rouleau, former French ambassador to Turkey and Tunisia, on “An Agenda for Europe in the Middle East.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Address — 12:15 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds an address by Ashraf Qazi, the U.N. envoy in Iraq, detailing the United Nations’ work in Iraq. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3832.

Book discussion — 1 p.m. — Graphics Management Press hosts a book discussion, “Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting — Journalism and Tragedy in Yugoslavia,” with author and journalist Peter Brock. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Northern Ireland discussion — 2 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a program, “The Northern Ireland Policing Board: Achievements of the Last Four Years and the Challenges Ahead,” with five representatives of the Northern Ireland Policing Board: Chairman Desmond Rea, Vice Chairman Denis Bradley and members Alex Attwood, Alan McFarland and Ian Paisley. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.

Concert — 7 p.m. — The National Geographic Society hosts a concert by the traditional Irish band Danu. There will be a second concert at 9 p.m. Location: The National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW, Grosvenor Auditorium. Contact: 202/857-5838.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The WashingtonTimes

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