- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 31, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally in Columbus, Ohio; travels to New York.

VICE PRESIDENT

Addresses the Republican National Convention in New York.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on construction put in place for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institute releases the summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting to discuss the information-sharing mechanisms used to allow the federal government and the maritime industry to share threat information and the need for a maritime sector coordinating entity. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0029.

2 p.m. —Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing holds a meeting by teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to review and make recommendations to the secretary regarding a proposed rule to establish model manufactured home installation standards. See contact for dial-in information. Location: None given. Contact: 202/708-6409.

2 p.m. State Department holds a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee. Location: State Department, Room 2533A, 2201 C St. Contact: 202/647-2592.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

AFL-CIO conference — all day Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO, holds its annual conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 410/263-7134 or 202/974-8030.

Community action — all day Community Action Partnership holds its annual convention, “Community Action: 40 Years of Helping People and Changing Lives.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. Opening general session

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/265-7546.

Air pollutant control symposium — all day The Electric Power Research Institute, Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Departmenthold a Power Plant Air Pollutant Control Symposium. Events begin at 8 a.m. Topics include utility experience case studies, and cost-effective materials of construction. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/270-3444 or 412/232-3444, Ext. 3127.

Space science — all day National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting, “Opportunities for Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion: A Vision for Beyond 2015.” The closed session begins at 9 a.m. A summary will be posted after the meeting.

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

Information technology — 8 a.m. University of Maryland holds a press conference on information technology and the war on terror. Topics include face and gait recognition, artificial intelligence, and information technology. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 301/405-4621.

Metro Citizen Corps — 10 a.m. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a press briefing to discuss the details of an emergency training program, Metro Citizen Corps, for commuters. Metro Transit Police Chief Polly Hanson participates. Location: Metro, 600 Fifth St. NW, Room 2G-04. Contact: RSVP to 202/962-1051.

Off-road vehicle — 10 a.m. National Press Club holds a Newsmaker program, “Off-Road Vehicle Use on Public Land.” Topics include regulating all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles in the national forests and grassland of the United States. Participants include Jim Furnish, former deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Mary Sloan of the American Hiking Society; and Scott Kovarovics of the Natural Trails and Waters Coalition. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/251-0220.

Economic outlook survey — 10 a.m. Business Roundtable holds a conference-call briefing on its latest CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Dial-in, 800/553-5275. Hank McKinnell, chairman of the Business Roundtable, participates. Location: None given. Contact: Credentialed press only; 202/496-3288; 202/872-1260.

Sudan discussion — noon American University holds a discussion, “The Genocide in Darfur, Sudan.” Participants include John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group and Fantu Chetu of American University. Location: AU, SIS Lounge, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

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