- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 4, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs the Defense Department Appropriations Act at the White House; participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 “Ask President Bush” rally in Columbus, Ohio; participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally in Saginaw, Mich.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

1 p.m. —Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages.

Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases. Location: Conference Center at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-8073.

8:30 a.m. —Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee to discuss news from the Office of Science and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and to hear reports on the Committee of Visitors for the Scientific User Facilities Division, and the subcommittee on theory and computation in basic energy sciences. Location: DoubleTree Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-4563.

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board, Illegal Competitive Advantage Economic Benefit Advisory Panel, to discuss economic benefits attributed to noncompliance with EPA regulations. Location: SAB Conference Center, 1025 F St. NW. Contact: 202/564-6102.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, August recess (will reconvene Sept. 7). Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. August recess (will reconvene Sept. 7). Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Naval research — all day Office of Naval Research hosts a Naval Industry R&D; Partnership Conference. Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark, “Sea Power 21”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/205-1551.

Journalists conference — all day Unity: Journalists of Color Inc. holds a conference, “Unity 2004: A Powerful Alliance; A Force for Change.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Democratic presidential candidate

1:30 p.m. —Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

4:30 p.m. —Kevin Deardorff of the U.S. Census Bureau, “The Foreign-Born Population in the United States 2003”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/469-2100; 415/876-0589.

Conservative student conference — all day Young America’s Foundation holds a National Conservative Student Conference. Location: George Washington University, 21st and H streets NW. Contact: 800/872-1776.

National Science Board meeting — 8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the National Science Board. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: Media, 703/292-7750.

Book discussion — 9:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion on “A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa.” Howard French, author, participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Rally for animals — 11 a.m. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals holds a rally to protest conditions and animal testing at an Iams pet food contract laboratory. Location: Dupont Circle NW. Contact: 757/622-7382.

Georgia’s security challenges — 2 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Georgia’s Security Challenges,” with the president of Georgia. Topics include U.S.-Georgian relations, political and economic reforms and the recent violence in South Ossetia. President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

The Lodz Ghetto — 2 p.m. — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies has organized a panel discussion examining the Lodz Ghetto. Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Classroom B, Gonda Education Center. Contact: 202/488-6162.

Debate — 6 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy and the American Enterprise Institute sponsor a intern debate, “America’s Role in the World,” on the future of U.S. foreign policy. Topics include sending U.S. peacekeeping troops to Sudan, normalization of relations with North Korea, and pre-emption abroad against terrorism threats only with multilateral consensus and cooperation. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

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