- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 5, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Conservative student conference — all day — The Young America’s Foundation holds a National Conservative Student Conference. Location: George Washington University, 21st and H streets NW. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Sudan discussion — 10:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Sudan: Genocide, Terrorism and America’s National Interest.” Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; William Kristol of the Weekly Standard; John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group; Ronald Sandee of the Dutch Defense Ministry and Thomas Donnelly of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the Unity: Journalists of Color convention, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 picnic, Stratham, N.H. Overnights in Kennebunkport, Maine.

VICE PRESIDENT

noon — Hosts an invitation-only Bush-Cheney ‘04 Town Hall meeting, Cabela’s Sporting Goods, East Grand Forks, Minn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for July. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

11:30 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Services releases the transportation services index for May. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5568.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science’s Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). Topics include news from the Office of Science; news from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences; report on BESAC Committee of Visitors for the Scientific User Facilities Division; report of BESAC Subcommittee on Theory and Computation in Basic Energy Sciences; highlights of the Nanoscale Research Centers directors’ meeting. Location: Doubletree Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-4563.

9 a.m. — National Assessment Governing Board holds its meeting. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/357-6938.

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board’s Illegal Competitive Advantage Economic Benefit Advisory Panel on economic benefits attributed to noncompliance with EPA regulations. Location: SAB Conference Center, 1025 F St. NW. Contact: 202/564-6102.

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.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Journalists conference — all day — Unity: Journalists of Color Inc. holds a conference, “Unity 2004: A Powerful Alliance; A Force for Change.” Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. — President Bush

3 p.m. — Former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles A. Moose, press conference on racial-profiling issues

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/469-2100.

5 p.m. — Geoffrey Cowan and Michael Parks, both with the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication; and Hodding Carter and Denise Tom, both with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, “Fiesta Annenberg.” The Henley Park Hotel, the Blue Bar, 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 213/740-5658.

Naval research# — 8 a.m. — Office of Naval Research hosts a Naval Industry R&D; Partnership Conference. Post-conference Technology Investment Overview and Workshops. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/205-1551.

WTO discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Washington International Trade Association holds a discussion, “The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Understanding System.” Bruce Wilson of the World Trade Organization participates. Location: WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Transportation initiative# — 9 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a conference-call briefing to discuss its Transportation Coordination Initiative. Earl Boyanton, assistant deputy undersecretary of defense transportation policy, participates. Contact: 703/245-3011.

Voting assistance# — 9 a.m. — Defense Department holds a press briefing on the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Charles Abell, principal deputy to the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, participates. Location: Briefing Room, 2E579, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.

EU press briefing# — 11 a.m. — The European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” Friday briefing for journalists. Location: European Union-Washington, Press Room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9530; 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Election discussion — 11 a.m. — George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds a discussion, “Election Countdown: The Race for the White House and Congress.” Steve Billet of GWGSPM; Rob Engel of the National Committee for an Effective Congress; Ron Faucheux, former editor and publisher of the Campaigns and Elections magazine; Michael Meehan from Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign and Sara Taylor of Bush-Cheney ‘04 participate. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/994-8782.

Unemployment rate# — 12:30 p.m. — The AFL-CIO holds a press briefing to discuss the national unemployment rate and the effect on minority communities. John Sweeney and Linda Chavez-Thompson, both with AFL-CIO, participate. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

“Jazz in the Garden” — 5 p.m. — National Gallery of Art continues its “Jazz in the Garden” Friday evening jazz series. The Nicki Gonzalez Band participates. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, the Mall, Madison Drive NW between Seventh and Ninth streets. Contact: 202/842-6359.

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