- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 23, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Democracy in China — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Does Democracy Have a Future in China?” Participants include Perry Link of Princeton University; He Qinglian, author of “China and the Pitfalls of Modernism”; Xiaonong Cheng of the Modern China Studies Journal; and Jennifer Chou of Radio Free Asia. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Book discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion with Kate O’Beirne, author of “Women Who Make the World Worse and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military and Sports.” Participants include Rebecca Hagelin and Becky Norton Dunlop of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1761 or 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a celebration of Greek Independence Day; delivers remarks at campaign events for Rep. Mike Sodrel, Indiana Republican, in Indianapolis and Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, in Sewickley Heights, Pa.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a luncheon fundraiser for Rep. Ric Keller, Florida Republican, in Orlando, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods and its subcommittees. Location: Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 202/690-6620.

SENATE

On St. Patrick’s Day recess. The Senate reconvenes Monday at 1 p.m., to resume consideration of the lobbying reform bill. Roll call votes are expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Issues conference — all day — The American Federation of Teachers health care professionals hold their annual issues conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

12:15 p.m. — Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4554.

Tax reform — all day — The Center for American Progress holds a conference, “Options for Tax Reform.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants include Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat; John Irons of the Center for American Progress; Maya MacGuineas of the New America Foundation; Van Doorn Oooms of the Committee for Economic Development; and Paul Weinstein Jr. of the Progressive Policy Institute. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Deep-vein thrombosis — 9 a.m. — The National Quality Forum considers a national plan regarding the dangers of deep-vein thrombosis, commonly known as a blood clot. Location: Renaissance Washington, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/974-8305.

Haiti security — 9:30 a.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Haiti’s Security.” Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3832.

Methane and Mexico — 9:30 a.m. — The Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Mexican Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources sign a letter of cooperation as part of the Methane to Markets Partnership to advance the use of methane as a clean energy source in Mexico. Location: USAID, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/343-9291 or 202/564-4355.

Recycling project — 10:30 a.m. — The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Parks Service discuss a recycling project at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Location: Adjacent to the festival welcome station on the southwest corner of the Washington Monument grounds, 17th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/564-4355.

EU briefing — 11 a.m. — The European Union delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” briefing for journalists. Location: EU-Washington, 2300 M St. NW, Press Room. Contact: 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Book discussion — noon — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion of “Tiburcio Carias: Portrait of a Honduran Political Leader,” with author Thomas J. Dodd, former ambassador to Costa Rica. Carias was Honduras’ longest-serving head of government and a major political figure in the country’s history. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Book discussion — 1 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Charles Murray, author of “In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State.” Participants include Jonathan Rauch of the National Journal and the Brookings Institution, and Christopher Demuth of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Larry King and friends — 6:30 p.m. — The Larry King Cardiac Foundation holds an event, “An Evening with Larry King and Friends,” to raise funds to provide lifesaving treatments to those who cannot afford them. Participants include Larry King of CNN; Tim Donahue, executive chairman of Sprint Nextel; Joe Robert, chairman and chief executive officer of J.E. Robert Cos.; and Amal Bapat of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 703/417-2702.

Film screening — 7 p.m. — American University School of Communication hosts a film screening of “Good Night and Good Luck,” as part of its “Reel Journalism Screenings and Symposia.” The film chronicles the conflict between Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican, and the House Un-American Activities Committee. Participants include Casey Murrow, son of Mr. Murrow; Frank Bond of the Newseum; journalist Nick Clooney; Lynne Olson and Stan Cloud, authors of “The Murrow Boys”; and Bob Edwards of XM Satellite Radio. Location: Greenburg Theater, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Palestinian discussion — 8 p.m. — The Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion, “Living Together in Palestine: Religions After Hamas Wins the Elections.” Participants include Fawzi Al Asmar, Palestinian writer and journalist; and Usama Abu Arsheed, editor in chief of Al Meezan newspaper. Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE., Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277.

Hurricanes’ impact — 8:30 p.m. — The McLean Bible Church hosts an accessibility summit featuring remarks, “The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on People With Disabilities.” Participants include Daniel Sutherland, Homeland Security Department officer for civil rights and civil liberties. Location: McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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