- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 11, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Republican National Committee lunch at Broken Spoke Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release a report on the U.S. international trade in goods and services for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases indexes on U.S. import and export prices for July. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Independent Review Panel to study the relationships between military department general counsels and judge advocates general. Location: Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-9343.

8:30 a.m. — National Science Board holds a public workshop, “Understanding Transformative Research Programs at the National Science Foundation.” Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

10 a.m. — Education Benefits Board of Actuaries holds a meeting to review Defense Department actuarial methods and assumptions to be used in the valuation of the department’s Education Benefits Fund. Location: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 270, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-7413.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

On recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

On recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Darfur conference — all day — Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) holds its second national student leadership conference through Sunday.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — U.S. Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, hosts a day of educational programming.

Money conference — all day — Intershow holds a conference, “The Money Show: Stock Selection and Real Estate Investing for Income and Growth.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlight — 11:35 a.m. — James Michaels of Forbes, Neil George of Personal Finance, John Dessauer of John Dessauer’s Investors World, and Frank Holmes of US Global Investors participate in “China Roundtable: Profit from the World’s Economic Powerhouse.”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 941/320-7619.

Powwow — all day — National Museum of the American Indian holds its National Powwow. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — noon — “Grand Entry: The Flag Song, Victory Song and Invocation,” marking the beginning of afternoon and evening sessions where formal and religious observances take place.

Location: MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Media contact: 202/633-6613.

Science workshop — 8:30 a.m. — National Science Foundation’s National Science Board holds a public workshop, “Understanding Transformative Research Programs at the National Science Foundation.” Location: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

Retirement conference — 8:30 a.m. — Retirement Research Consortium holds a conference, “Towards a Secure Retirement System.”

Highlight — 8:45 a.m. — Panel discussion, “What are the Risks and Returns of Private Accounts for Social Security?”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/552-1729 or 617/552-1677.

Saudi Arabia discussion — 9 a.m. — Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Opportunities for Economic and Political Reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Participants include Ghassan Al Sulaiman of the Jidda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Usamah Al Kurdi of the Saudi Consultative Council. Location: Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Rwanda discussion — 10 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity host a discussion of a report, “Fighting to Survive: A Report on Female Former Child Soldiers Living in Rwanda.” Participants include Heather Baldwin, Africanist doctoral candidate fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000; RSVP to Oulie Keita.

Social Security’s future — 10 a.m. — 60 Plus Association holds a press conference, “Happy 70th Birthday Social Security — Social Security’s Future.” Participants include James B. Lockhart III, deputy commissioner of Social Security, and Christian Weller of the Center for American Progress. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/807-2070.

Social Security ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — Americans United to Protect Social Security hosts a ceremony to kick off nationwide celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Social Security. Participants include James Roosevelt, grandson of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a former associate commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Bill Halter, former acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Location: FDR Memorial, Ohio Drive SW, West Potomac Park. Contact: 202/955-1002.

Capitol Police calendar — 1:30 p.m. — The U.S. Capitol Historical Society presents its 2006 calendar, which will honor three members of the U.S. Capitol Police who died in the line of duty in 1998. Pictures of Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut, Sgt. Christopher Sherman Eney and Special Agent John Michael Gibson will appear on the cover of the “We, the People” calendar. Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902. Contact: 202/543-8919.

Israeli press conference — 2 p.m. — National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with Ambassador Daniel Ayalon of Israel titled, “On The Eve of Israel’s Disengagement From Gaza.” Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: Peter Hickman, 202/662-7540 or 301/530-1210.

Montgomery fair — 3 p.m. — Montgomery County Agricultural Center hosts the 57th Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Location: Montgomery County Agricultural Center and Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/926-3100.

Pre-march reception — 5:30 p.m. — Family and Friends of People Incarcerated holds a welcoming reception a day before the organization’s planned march. Location: City Hall, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 334/220-4670.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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