- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 11, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the defense policy and program teams and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the foreign policy team with a press availability to follow, Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases reports on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for July 2005 and on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for June 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission holds a meeting on the environmental stewardship of installations recommended for closure or realignment. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2950 or 703/699-2963.

11 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting to conduct an anti-dumping review of metal calendar slides from Japan, sugar from the European Union, and sugar from Belgium, France and Germany. Location: 500 E St. SW, room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

1 p.m. — Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission holds a meeting to consider recommendations for closure or realignment of installations and various Defense Department recommendations regarding units of the Air National Guard. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2950 or 703/699-2963.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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

Diabetes educators meeting — all day — The American Association of Diabetes Educators holds its 32nd annual meeting and exhibition. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 3:15 p.m. — Beth McKinzie, UT Medical Group Inc., “Gestational Diabetes: An Opportunity for Prevention”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 800/338-3633.

Retirement conference — 8 a.m. — The Retirement Research Consortium holds a conference, “Towards a Secure Retirement System.” James Lockhart, Social Security Administration, delivers opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/552-1729.

Roberts records release — 9 a.m. — The National Archives opens additional materials relating to Judge John G. Roberts Jr. from five series of records from Record Group 60: Department of Justice. These records relate to Judge Roberts’ tenure as special assistant to the attorney general from 1981 to ‘82. Location: National Archives College Park Facility, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

China investment colloquium — 10 a.m. — Global Business Dialogue holds a colloquium, “More Than Tourists — Cross Investment in the U.S.-China Relationship.” The luncheon keynote speaker is Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5074.

Social Security rally — 10:30 a.m. — AARP holds a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of Social Security and bring together supporters of Social Security solvency. AARP will also release a new survey that tracks and explores public perceptions about Social Security over three decades. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NE, Capitol. Contact: 202/434-2539.

Award ceremony — 11:30 a.m. — The U.S. Army and the Canadian Embassy host a ceremony to award the Combat Infantryman’s Badge to Canadian veterans of the World War II “Devil’s Brigade,” which was the 1st Special Service Force, organized on July 5, 1942, at Fort Harrison, Mont. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/448 6324.

Powwow — noon — The National Museum of the American Indian hosts a powwow program at the museum.

Highlights — noon — Panel discussion with powwow head staff on the origins, evolution, traditions and effect of powwows, Rasmuson Theater, first level

2 p.m. — Powwow Social and Powwow Warm-up Dance, Potomac Atrium

Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/633-1000.

PETA exhibit — noon — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds an exhibit titled “Animal Liberation,” which compares the chaining of elephants in circuses and intensive factory farming of chickens to slavery and child labor. Location: In front of the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Third Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 757/943-0503.

Graduation ceremony — 1:30 p.m. — The Homeland Security Department’s Bureau of Custom and Border Protection (CBP) hosts a graduation ceremony at the Custom and Border Protection’s Canine Enforcement Training Center. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks.

Highlights — 1:35 p.m. — Handler and dog demonstration

2 p.m. — Ceremony begins

Location: CBP Canine Enforcement Training Center, 828 Harmony Hollow Road, Front Royal, Va. Contact: 202/344-1780.

Liberian elections — 2 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker press conference with Philip Banks, former member of the Council of State of the Interim Government of National Unity of Liberia, titled “The U.S. Role in the Elections and Reconstruction of Liberia and the Nation’s Struggle for Democracy.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

Darfur conference — 2:15 p.m. — Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) holds a conference titled “The Second National Student Leadership Conference for Darfur.”

Highlights — 2:15 p.m. — Construction of a model refugee camp where students will spend the night to show solidarity with victims of Darfur, Red Square

6:45 p.m. — Brian Steidle, former U.S. Marine and military observer for the African Union; Jennifer Parmelee, World Food Program; Nate Wright, STAND; and Suliman Giddo, Darfur Peace and Development Organization, debut of “Sponsor-A-Camp” program, Red Square

Location: Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW or as noted above. Contact: 925/719-1876 or 347/255-9033.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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