- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 17, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks at the Boeing plant, Ridley Park, Pa. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Hedgesville, W.Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the new residential construction figures for July 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial production and capacity utilization for July 2004. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to discuss the draft rule “Risk-Informed Changes to Loss-of-Coolant Accident Technical Requirements.” Location: NRC, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1116.

9:30 a.m. —U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, to discuss the future presentation to the NFPA 472 Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel about the initiative to draft a marine emergency responder chapter in NFPA 472, Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 2100. Contact: 202/267-1217.

1 p.m. —National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee, NIAID. Topics include: to discuss and vote on the concepts for the restructuring of the Division of AIDS clinical research effort. Location: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 1205, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, August recess. The Senate will reconvene Sept. 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Defense Department military operations and proposals to reorganize the U.S. intelligence community. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; John McLaughlin, acting CIA director; Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9 a.m. —Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Voicing a Need for Reform: The Families of 9/11.” Mary Fetchet, founding director, Voices of September 11th, and member, Family Steering Committee; Stephen Push, co-founder/board member, Families of September 11th; Kristen Breitweiser, founder/co-chairman, September 11th Advocates, and member, Family Steering Committee, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Not in session, August recess. The House will reconvene Sept. 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on information-sharing findings and recommendations of the September 11 commission. Thomas H. Kean, commission chairman; Lee H. Hamilton, commission vice chairman; Cofer Black, coordinator, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, State Department, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

“American Idol” auditions — all day FremantleMedia North America and 19 TV Ltd. hold auditions for the Fox television show “American Idol.” Events begin at 6 a.m.

Highlights — 6 a.m. Line for admission to the audition forms no earlier than 6 a.m.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: www.idolonfox.con/home.htm; www.fremantlemedia.com.

Training conference — all day Blacks in Government holds its 26th Annual National Training Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/332-7404.

Service day — all day American University Washington College of Law holds the second annual In My Backyard Public Service Day. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Anacostia High School, Ballou High School and Ballou STAY Public Charter School. Contact: Contact for high school locations, 202/274-4279 or 703/855-5556.

Space science — all day National Academies’ Panel on Astronomy and Astrophysics holds a meeting on “Priorities in Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. Barry Geldzahler, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Status of the Deep Space Network”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

NANOtech conference — all day The Cambridge Healthcare Institute holds a conference, “NANOtech 2004.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Topics include drug-delivery systems, nanoparticles for molecular imaging, rare transcript and single cell analysis and minimally invasive medical technology. Location: Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 617/630-1300.

Wireless issues briefing — 9:30 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds a news briefing on current and upcoming wireless issues. John Muleta, FCC, participates. Location: FCC Headquarters, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-7944.

Foreign policy news conference — 10 a.m. Diplomatic and Military Professionals for National Security and Diplomats for a Non-Partisan Foreign Service hold a news conference on the Bush administration’s foreign policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 202/674-1399.

Iranian election discussion — 10 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion on “Iran’s Presidential Election: What Will it Mean in Iran and Beyond.” William Samii, RFE/RL, participates. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

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