- The Washington Times - Friday, September 14, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:35 a.m. — Delivers remarks at a military personnel luncheon, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Building 24165, O’Bannon Hall, Quantico, Va., before traveling to Camp David, Md.

VICE PRESIDENT

10:35 a.m. — Delivers remarks at the Gerald Ford Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.

2:45 p.m. — Delivers remarks to Central Command, Special Operations Command and the 6th Air Mobility Wing, at the MacDill Air Force Base Theater, Building 41, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases report on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial production and capacity utilization report for August. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m.State Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on international law to discuss “a range of issues relating to current international legal topics, including recent developments of litigation under the Alien Tort Statute, the use of preventive detention to deter terrorism and recent developments in the U.S. nonproliferation efforts.” John Bellinger, legal adviser to the State Department, participates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1105. Contact: 202/647-2492 or 202/776-8351.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:45 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Minority enterprise — all day — The Minority Business Development Agency holds a 2007 National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek). Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Vijay Govindarajan, co-author of “Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution”; Anne Habiby, former senior adviser to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; Rajesh Chandy, professor at the University of Minnesota; Belinda Watkins, vice president of IT Operations at FedEx; Michael Nelson, director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM; and Greg DuMontier, president and chief executive of S&K; Technology, deliver remarks on “The Power of Execution.”

12:30 p.m. — Steve Preston, administrator of the Small Business Administration, and Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and chief executive of DEKA Research and Development Corp., deliver remarks on the state of commerce.

7 p.m. — MEDWeek’s 25th Anniversary Awards Gala

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 888/563-3933.

ET conference — all day — The Paradigm Research Group and Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee hold the 2007 X-Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m. Alfred Webre of Canada, Michael Salla of Australia and Antonio Huneeus of Chile deliver remarks. Location: Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 202/512-8344.

Urban marketplace — all day — The Urban League Institute Washington holds its Urban Marketplace Conference and Expo on “local investment opportunities and community developments strategies in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, delivers remarks on education.

11:30 a.m. — Jim Abdo, president and chief executive officer of Abdo Development, delivers a luncheon keynote address.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-7187.

Health care reform — 8:30 a.m. — The Century Foundation holds a discussion on “Business and National Healthcare Reform.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 212/452-7722.

Food quality forum — 9 a.m. — The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) holds a forum on “Improving the Nutritional Quality of Foods Available to Kids.” Participants include Allison Aubrey, reporter for National Public Radio; Jared Fogel, spokesman for Subway Restaurants; Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at CSPI; Susan Neeley, president of the American Beverage Association; and Lucy Nolan, executive director of End Hunger Connecticut. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/777-8370 or 202/777-8316.

Africa forum — 9:30 a.m. — The Middle East Policy Council holds a forum on “North Africa: Reform, Development and Islamism.” Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/296-6767.

Millennium Challenge — 9:30 a.m. — The Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) holds a outreach meeting to discuss the actions from the Sept. 12 MCC Board meeting with John Danilovich, chief executive of MCC. Location: MCC, 875 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/521-3850.

Book release — noon — The Middle East Institute (MEI) holds an event to release the book “Winning the Right War” with author Philip Gordon, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Location: MEI, 1761 N St. NW, Boardman Room. Contact: 202/785-5336.

Poverty discussion — noon — The Conservative Women’s Network holds a discussion on “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: From Entitlement to Empowerment” with Star Parker, founder and president of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Health care quality — noon — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association holds a forum on “Quality and Safety in Healthcare: Results Through Shared Commitment.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/626-4812.

Religious freedom — 12:10 p.m. — The State Department holds a special briefing on the release of the 2007 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and John Hanford III, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

SEC rule discussion — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “Should the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Rule 12b-1 Survive?” Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 regulates the ability of mutual funds to use their own assets to pay for the distribution of their shares. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/0862-4871.

Gonzales farewell — 3 p.m. — The Justice Department holds a farewell ceremony for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Location: Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/514-1888.

Triple crisis teach-in — 7 p.m. — The George Washington University holds a teach-in on “Confronting the Global Triple Crisis: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Global Resource Depletion and Extinction.” Location: GW, 730 21st St. NW, Lisner Auditorium. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Awards ceremony — 7:30 p.m. — The National Museum of Women in the Arts holds an awards ceremony on “Legacies of Women in the Performing Arts” to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Location: Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center Auditorium, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7373.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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