- The Washington Times - Monday, August 15, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential construction for July 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the consumer price index for July 2005. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

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

9:30 a.m. —Office of Scienceholds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling to review progress by the ISCMEM working groups and to discuss initiatives for fiscal 2006. Location: The American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 301/903-5549.

10 a.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting with the Organization of Agreement States and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors. Location: NRC, Commissioners Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 703/289-5948.

SUPREME COURT

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

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.

GENERAL AGENDA

Space studies board meeting — all day National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting, “NASA Astronomy Science Centers: An Assessment of Best Practices and Guiding Principles for the Future.” Events begin at 10:45 a.m.

Highlight — 2:45 p.m. Harvey Tannanbaum, Center for Astrophysics, “Perspectives: Chandra X-Ray Center”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

Defense propulsion needs — all day National Academies’ Air Force Science and Technology Board holds a meeting, “Future Department of Defense Propulsion Needs.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Open session on strategy options

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1921.

Drug-free schools — all day Education Department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools hold its 2005 national conference, “Tying it All Together: Comprehensive Strategies for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact:202/401-1576.

Teacher preparation — all day National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future and George Washington University hold a conference, “Quality Teacher Preparation: Strong Academic Preparation for Teaching.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: The Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.

Information technology — 9 a.m. Homeland Security Department holds a press conference to showcase two new programs, Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) and First Source, for acquiring information technology within the department. Scott Charbo, chief information officer, DHS, participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Clothing flammability — 9:30 a.m. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting with representatives from the National Textile Association to discuss issues relating to bedclothes flammability. Allyson Tenney, engineering sciences, participates. Location: Bethesda Towers, Room 714, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-7567.

Education policy — 10 a.m. Center on Education Policy holds a press briefing on education policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450 ext. 312.

Gaza disengagement — 10 a.m. Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy holds a conference-call briefing to provide commentary on Israel’s Gaza Strip disengagement. Dial-in, 866/550-6338; pass code, 6929646. Martin Indyk, director of the Saban Center, and Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development, University of Maryland, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Space weather — 2 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center’s Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory hold a teleconference on breakthroughs in space weather forecasting. Dial in to 877/891-6970 and provide the pass code “space weather.” Richard Fisher, director, NASA Sun-Solar System Connection Division, and Karel Schrijver, senior staff physicist, Lockheed Martin, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/358-1237.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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