- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 6, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

8:50 a.m.: Greets embassy staff. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul.

9:30 a.m.: Arrival ceremony. Blue House, Seoul.

9:50 a.m.: Meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Blue House.

11:10 a.m.: Joint news availability with Mr. Lee. Blue House.

11:45 a.m.: Tea with Mr. Lee and his wife, Kim Yoon-ok.

12:10 p.m.: Social lunch with Mr. Lee and Mrs. Kim. Blue House.

1:30 p.m.: Speaks to U.S. troops. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Seoul.

7:15 p.m.: Meets with Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. Government House, Bangkok.

7:50 p.m.: Makes joint statement with Mr. Samak. Government House, Bangkok.

8:05 p.m.: Attends working dinner with Mr. Samak. Government House, Bangkok.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m.: Federal Maritime Commission – Commission meeting. Location: First-floor hearing room, 800 N. Capitol St.

1 p.m. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Commission meeting. Location: Ninth-floor conference room, 1801 L St. NW.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

No scheduled events.

HOUSE

No scheduled events.

GENERAL AGENDA

10 a.m. Sports coaching – There will be a news conference to release the National Coaching Report, “The State of Coaching in the U.S.,” the only comprehensive report addressing youth and interscholastic sports coaching education requirements. The report is published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Participants include young athletes; Jody Brylinsky, professor of sport studies at Western Michigan University; NASPE President Fran Cleland; and Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Football. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room.

11 a.m. - U.S., Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan – Brookings Institution foreign-policy specialists Kenneth Pollack, Bruce Riedel and Jeremy Shapiro will discuss the state of the Iraq and Afghanistan missions as well as the U.S. efforts to partner with Pakistan in confronting al Qaeda. Brookings senior fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the session. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

12:30 p.m. - Olympics - Supporters of New Tang Dynasty Television, a New York-based Chinese-language TV station, protest against European satellite carrier Eutelsat for cutting the station’s broadcasts to China ahead of the Olympics. Location: Eutelsat offices, 1776 I St. NW.

12 p.m. - Pingpong diplomacy – In recognition of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the National Archives presents a special program and a document display on “Ping Pong Diplomacy,” an athletic event that became part of diplomatic history. Location: National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue and 9th Street Northwest.

12:30 p.m. - Pawlenty speech – Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Republican, addresses a National Press Club luncheon. Location: National Press Club.

1:45 p.m. - Trade talks – The American Enterprise Institute holds a session on the WTO Doha Round trade talks, with Warren Maruyama, general counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative. Location: 12th floor, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW.

2 p.m. - Economy – The Campaign for America’s Future co-launches a “major economic message war room” via conference call.

3 p.m. - Naturalization backlogs – The National Immigration Forum holds a telephone briefing on naturalization backlogs.

Source: Associated Press

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