- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 18, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. No public events are scheduled.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are 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

Vigil — all day The Gwich’in Nation continues 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 that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge poses to their lives and livelihood. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: The park at the intersections of 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 9 a.m.

Highlight — 11:30 a.m. 4-H Vet Science Demonstrations, Garden Room

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

Convention — all day American Psychological Association holds its Convention 2005. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — noon Richard Rowe, Rowe Communications; Anthony Lappe, GNN-TV, New York; Kaethe Weingarten, the Witnessing Project; and Frances Lappe, Small Planet Institute, “Transforming the Politics of Fear”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/336-5707.

Iraq briefing — 9 a.m. Defense Department holds a conference call briefing with Army Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of Multinational Force Northwest and commander of Task Force Freedom, from Iraq on the ongoing security operations in northwestern Iraq. Location: Pentagon briefing room 2E579. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Supreme Court nomination — 11 a.m. Alliance for Justice hosts a press briefing to discuss the White House’s refusal to disclose memos from Judge John G. Roberts Jr.’s time in the Office of the Solicitor General. Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice; Hilary Shelton, NAACP; Rob Randhava, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way; Judith Appelbaum, National Women’s Law Center; Seth Rosenthal, Alliance for Justice; Jocelyn Frye, National Partnership for Women and Families; and David Bookbinder, Sierra Club, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/464-7356 or 240/601-5562.

Press briefing — 11 a.m. European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” press briefing for journalists. Location: EU-Washington, press room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Commercial truck drivers — 11:30 a.m. Transportation Department holds a press conference with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Annette Sandburg to introduce a new hours-of-service rule for commercial truck drivers and to demonstrate a specially equipped semi-truck used to study driver fatigue. Location: Transportation Department, Marx Media Center, Room 2201, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-3867.

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