National Press Club

NASA chief to address luncheon prior to final shuttle launch, July 1

June 8, 2011 | By Lee Perryman | Lee_Perryman@hotmail.com

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. will address a National Press Club luncheon on July 1, one week before the final scheduled space shuttle launch.

He will discuss America's continued commitment to leadership in human spaceflight and NASA's plans to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit.

Bolden has flown aboard the space shuttle four times between 1986 and 1994, twice as commander. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew.

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Journalist, author to discuss jailing, Mideast turmoil, democracy in Iran, 10 am June 16

June 8, 2011 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmal.com

Iranian-Canadian journalist, filmmaker and former Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari will recount his 118 days in a six-by-12-foot prison cell in Tehran's Evin prison at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16.

Bahari, author of "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival," was falsely accused of espionage by the Iranian government. He also will discuss today's Middle East turmoil and the possibility of a democratic Iran.

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Author, documentary producer Rick Beyer introduces new book, 6:30 pm June 14

June 8, 2011 | By Emily S. Whitten | ewhitten@law.gwu.edu

Rick Beyer will introduce his new book, "The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales From Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the conference rooms.

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It's not too late to join media, celebrities in 5K, June 11

June 8, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

Last-minute entries are still available to join race marshals Tony Horton, creator of P90X, CNN Newsroom anchor Suzanne Malveaux and celebrities and journalists from major media outlets in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K Race on Saturday, June 11.

Packet pick-up and registration is Friday, June 10, from 12 noon until 7 p.m. at the Club, 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Race day registration is from 6:15 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. at the corner of 14th and F Streets, N.W.

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Get an extra mile out of your old running shoes

June 8, 2011 | By Havilah R. Ross | hross@press.org

Bring out your old running shoes to the Beat the Deadline 5K on Saturday, June 11, and donate them to Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation.

The group will be collecting used athletic shoes for clean-up and shipment to Africa, where they are sold for $1-$2. Proceeds from your shoes help impoverished farmers to build and expand their operations and poor villagers to construct clean-water pumps.

For more information about Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation visit www.pppafrica.org.

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P90X's Tony Horton on search for "community inventors" at June 9 Newsmaker

June 6, 2011 | By Ed Lewis | elewis@tma.toyota.com

P90X Trainer Tony Horton, honorary race marshal for the NPC Beat the Deadline, is partnering with the GO Campaign, a non-profit that supporting youth in the developing world, to launch a global search for community inventors and entrepreneurs at a Newsmakers press conference at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 9.

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Former Interior Secretary Babbitt on urgent environmental threats, June 8

June 6, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt will outline the urgent threats facing U.S. land, water, wildlife and air at 1 p.m. June 8 in the Zenger room.

"At this critical juncture for our public lands, leaders in Washington have made stunningly little progress to advance our nation's conservation legacy and are setting progress back on a number of fronts," Babbitt said.

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FDIC Chair Bair to address efforts to stabilize tumultuous financial sector at NPC luncheon June 24

June 3, 2011 | By Lee Perryman | Lee_Perryman@hotmail.com

Sheila C. Bair, the 19th chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, June 24.

Bair, appointed by President George W. Bush, ends her five-year term on July 8. She will reflect on her tenure during a tumultuous period for the nation's financial sector and her work to bolster public confidence and system stability.

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Jamaican Prime Minister cancels NPC Newsmaker

June 3, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

CANCELLED: Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding planned to talk about strides made in reforming the Jamaican government, reducing crime and improving education. With billions in new loan guarantees, Golding says Jamaica is poised for dramatic redevelopment and assuming a position of regional leadership. The Newsmaker was to begin at noon Thursday, June 9, in the First Amendment Lounge.

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Best-selling author to speak on her mission to save the family dinner; June 7

June 2, 2011 | By Tim Young | timyoungjd@gmail.com

Join the Young Members in welcoming New York Times best-selling author Leanne Ely to the Club on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms. Leanne will speak on strategies for healthy family living and her mission to save family dinner time.

For more information on Leanne, you can go to www.SavingDinner.com.

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