- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 25, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. No public events are scheduled.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission holds a meeting to vote on recommendations the commission will forward to President Bush. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/699-2950.

8:30 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission. Panel discussions with current and former employees of Veterans Affairs, the Defense Department, and the House Committees on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamilton Ballroom, 1001 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/756-2293.

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting. Topics include: Adarand report; federal funding of civil rights report; fiscal 2005 financial corrective measures; fiscal 2007 budget; and state advisory committee issues. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW., Room 540. Contact: 202/376-8582

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Nanotechnology meeting — all day — National Academies’ National Materials Advisory Board holds a meeting, “Program Management and International Benchmarking for the National Nanotechnology Initiative,” Events begin at 10:15 a.m.

Highlight — 3 p.m. — Session on nanopatents and intellectual property

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3505.

Training Institute — all day — NeighborWorks America holds a Training Institute. Events begin at 8 a.m. Topics include workshops on affordable housing, asset management, community building and organizing, community economic development, and construction and production management. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-2454.

Transit research and development — all day — National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds a meeting on “Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program.” Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Group discussion: “Structure of Plan and Performance Measures”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3817.

Polar research — all day — National Academies’ Polar Research Board holds a meeting of the project, “An Assessment of U.S. Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Roles and Future Needs,” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:05 a.m. — Duane Laible, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, delivers remarks.

8:30 a.m. — Michael Salamon, Office of Science Technology and Policy

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3724.

Conference — 7:15 a.m. — Evangelical Lutheran Church in America holds a Global Mission Event conference. Missionaries, international church leaders, special guests and ELCA members will gather for plenary sessions, worship, prayer, song, art activities and fellowship. Events begin at 7:15 a.m. Location: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. Contact: 847/322-2286, 410/913-9607.

Medical devices — 8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel. Location: Hilton Hotel, Salons A, B and C, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-3090, Ext. 141.

EPA meeting — 8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review the n-methyl carbamate preliminary cumulative risk assessment. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8498.

Briefing — 9 a.m. —Defense Department holds a briefing, live from Iraq, with Army Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, commander of Multinational Division North-Central, commander of Task Force Liberty and commander of the U.S. 42nd Infantry Division, to provide an update of ongoing security operations in north-central Iraq. Location: The Pentagon, briefing room 2E579 Contact: 703/697-5131.

Press conference — 10 a.m. — Strategic Policy Consulting Inc. holds a press conference with Alireza Jafarzadeh, company president, to reveal information on Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2288.

Workshop — 1 p.m. — The U.S. Botanic Gardens holds a workshop, “Longing for Longans and Loquats: Some Unusual Tropical Fruits.” Location: U.S. Botanic Gardens, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/226-4082.

Concert — 5 p.m. — National Gallery of Art continues its fifth annual “Jazz in the Garden” series with Bossalingo. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Contact: 202/842-6359.

Book signing — 7:30 p.m. — Barnes & Noble holds a book-signing event by Joel C. Rosenberg, author of New York Times best seller “The Ezekiel Option” Location: Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 888/481-0405.

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