- The Washington Times - Friday, May 12, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

National Police Week — 8 a.m. — The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund hosts events as part of National Police Week. National Police Week Challenge 50-Kilometer Relay Race, Secret Service Training Center, Laurel. Contact: 703/904-8600.

Tax discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Tax Analysts holds a discussion, “Savings in America: Is the Tax Code the Answer?” Rudy Penner, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Fred Goldberg, former commissioner of the IRS, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/257-9592.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9:45 a.m. — Meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former secretaries of state and defense, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release the U.S. international trade in goods and services report for March 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, ozone review panel on the final air quality criteria for ozone and related photochemical oxidants. Location: None given. Contact: 202/343-9994.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Anne Derse to be ambassador to Azerbaijan and William Taylor Jr. to be ambassador to Ukraine. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected in the House. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Small Business Summit — all day — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds its Access 2006 Small Business Summit. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee; Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee; and David Gregory, chief White House correspondent for NBC News.

11 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, delivers remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Board of directors meeting — all day — The National Association of Home Builders holds its 2006 spring board of directors meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 2 p.m. — “My newspaper is only good for wrapping fish. How to Improve the productivity and profitability of your relations with the local media,” education session

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-8111.

Red Cross convention — all day — The American Red Cross holds its 2006 national convention, “125 Years Strong: The Legacy Lives On.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Parade of volunteers and welcome by American Red Cross Chairman Bonnie McElveen Hunter; award presentation by actors Jane Seymour and James Keach.

11:35 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush, delivers remarks.

1 p.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/409-0228.

Human costs of war — all day — The American Friends Service Committee sponsors two exhibits, “Eyes Wide Open: The Human Costs of War” and “Memorial to Iraqis.” Both exhibits are on view, May 11 to 14. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: National Mall at 14th Street Northwest. Contact: 206/447-1801.

Living Legacy scholarships — 10 a.m. — The TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers holds a press conference to announce the Living Legacy Scholarship Program for family members of law-enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, Gerry Anderson, executive director of the TASER Foundation, Frank McCluskey, vice president and provost, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 602/326-6176.

Lao veterans ceremony — 10 a.m. — The Lao Veterans of America and the Center for Public Policy Analysis sponsor a wreath-laying ceremony at the Lao Veterans Memorial Monument. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Grant Avenue, Section 2, Arlington. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Book discussion — 10:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Alexander Tabarrok, co-author of “Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial.” James Copland of the Manhattan Institute, Theodore Eisenberg of Cornell Law School, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Minuteman rally — 11 a.m. — The Minuteman Project holds a rally to “Stop the Illegal Alien Guest Worker Amnesty Program.” Jerome Corsi, co-author of “Unfit for Command,” Steve Eichler, executive director of the Minuteman Project, participate. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue Northeast, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 530/401-3285.

Network luncheon — noon — The Heritage Foundation and the Claire Booth Luce Policy Institute hold a Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Unsung women luncheon — noon — The National Research Center for Women and Families holds a luncheon to honor unsung Washington women, all of whom are over 70, to celebrate Mother’s Day. Sophie Altman, founder and executive producer of “It’s Academic,” Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Marguerite Cooper, former diplomat, participate. Location: Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/223-4000, Ext. 109.

Philippine discussion — 1:30 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion with former Philippine President Fidel Ramos on domestic issues facing the Philippines. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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