- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 18, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. No public events are scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:45 p.m. Delivers remarks at the 73rd National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, University Plaza Hotel, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, Mo.

SUPREME COURT

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

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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.

10:30 a.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural-gas storage report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6087B, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/482-4814.

9 a.m. —Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel to receive updates from working groups. Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., basement auditorium, 801 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/208-7279.

1 p.m. —National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds its quarterly meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel to discuss Goddard Space Flight Center programs. Location: Washington Office Center, 409 Third St. SW, third floor, Suite 330. Contact: 202/358-0914.

GENERAL AGENDA

Marine Corps presentation — all day American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a presentation, “The Future of the U.S. Marine Corps,” by Gen. Michael Hagee, Marine Corps commandant. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

APA convention — all day American Psychological Association holds its annual convention. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 5 p.m. MusicianArlo Guthrie performs on the 40th anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant.”

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

Visa procedures — 8:30 a.m. Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion, “Secure Borders, Open Doors: Visa Procedures in the Post September-11 Era.” Authors Stephen Yale-Loehr, Demetrios Papademetriou and Betsy Cooper participate. Location: MPI Conference Room, Suite 300, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/266-1929.

Astronomy meeting — 8:30 a.m. National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting, “NASA Astronomy Science Centers: An Assessment of Best Practices and Guiding Principles for the Future.” Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

ATV discussion — 11 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting with Russ Ehnes, executive director of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, to discuss all-terrain vehicles. Participants include Commissioner Nancy Nord, special assistant Nicholas Marchica, and legal counsels Quin Dodd and Barbara Parisi. Location: CPSC, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda Towers, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-7896.

Records release — 11 a.m. — Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opens records of the staff member office files of Judge John G. Roberts Jr., who was an associate counsel to the president during the Reagan administration. Locations: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Contact: 202/501-5526; a preliminary inventory of these materials is available at www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/findaid/robertsj.htm.

Black leadership — 1 p.m. The Black Leadership Forum holds its Black Leadership Speakers Symposium. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/659-1881.

Spacewalk coverage — 1:30 p.m. NASA presents coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by Sergei Krikalev and John Phillips at the International Space Station. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4769 or 281/483-5111.

Fireworks safety meeting — 1:30 p.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory to discuss fireworks. Location: Bethesda Towers, Room 714, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-7896.

Community leaders — 6 p.m. NeighborWorks America holds an awards ceremony to honor the work of eight leaders representing communities from across the country who exemplify dedication and commitment to community building. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-2360.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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