- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 14, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a fundraiser in Billings, Mont., for Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases the state resales and metropolitan prices for the second quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2 p.m. —Treasury Departmentreleases results of the weekly three- and six-month T-bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

SUPREME COURT

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Boardholds a meeting to receive the Thrift Savings Plan activity report by the executive director. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.

10:30 a.m. —Agricultural Marketing Service holds a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hillwood Room, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-7808.

11 a.m. —State Departmentholds the first public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Persons With Disabilities. The committee was established for the consideration of the interests of persons with disabilities in formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/657-3358.

GENERAL AGENDA

Safe and drug-free schools — all day TheEducation Department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools holds its 2005 National Conference, “Tying it All Together: Comprehensive Strategies for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Topics include crisis response and contingency planning; evidence-based decision-making; science-based programs; health, mental health and physical education — components of a safer school; effective prevention strategies; and positive youth development. Location: Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Vigil — all day The Gwich’in Nation will begin a six-week vigil and demonstration of traditional Gwich’in drumming, song and dance, “Drum! Sing! Dance! Protect the Arctic Refuge” to call attention to the threat drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge poses to their lives and livelihood. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: Independence Avenue, Third Street and Maryland Avenue Southwest. Contact: 907/458-8264 or 907/378-8640; 415/901-0111 or 415/548-5377.

County fair — all day Montgomery County Agricultural Center hosts the 57th Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. 4-H Animal Science demonstrations, 4-H demo area, Building 6

Location: Montgomery County Agricultural Center and Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/926-3100.

Energy and environmental systems — all day National Academies’ Board on Energy and Environmental Systems holds a meeting, “Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Future Electric Transmission in the United States to Terrorist Attack.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 11 a.m. Open session begins

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1579.

Transportation information management — all day National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds a meeting, “Transportation Information Management: A Strategy for the Future.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlight — 8:45 a.m. Eric Peterson, Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2948.

Seminar — all day Technology Training Corp. holds a seminar, “Understanding the Defense Department’s Compliance Requirements and Latest Challenges for Implementing Internet Protocol Version 6.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. William Ivancic, guest specialist, participates. Location: Holiday Inn Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Contact: 310/563-1223.

Exhibition — 9 a.m. The National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall opens an exhibition of aerial photographs, “Africa Megaflyover,” by biologist J. Michael Fay of the Wildlife Conservation Society and National Geographic. Location: National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall, 17th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/857-7588.

Back to school — 10:30 a.m. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington begin a two-week back-to-school supply drive to “Stuff the Bus” with essential school supplies for D.C. schoolchildren. Kwame Jackson of NBC’s “The Apprentice” participates. Location: BGCGW Clubhouse 10, 2500 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/562-2005, 202/466-1933.

Economic outlook — 11 a.m. Congressional Budget Office holds a press conference on the summer update to its 2005 budget and economic outlook. The update will be available at 10 a.m. at www.cbo.gov. Location: 483 Ford House Office Building.

Transportation task force meeting — noon Women in Government Relations Inc. holds its Transportation Task Force meeting. Location: Association of America Railroads, 50 F St. NW. Contact: 202/347-2007.

Conference — noon National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future and George Washington University hold a conference, “Quality Teacher Preparation: Strong Academic Preparation for Teaching,”

Highlight — 1 p.m. Former Education Secretary Richard W. Riley: “Leadership to Strengthen the Academic Preparation for Teaching”

Location: The Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.

Budget outlook — 12:30 p.m. Rep. John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, holds a press conference to respond to a new budget forecast by the Congressional Budget Office. Contact: 202/225-5501.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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