- The Washington Times - Monday, August 29, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 800/727-9540.



4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the independent review panel to conduct deliberations concerning the relationships among the legal elements of the military departments. Location: Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-9343.

8:30 a.m. — Department of Energy holds a meeting of the Department of Energy/National Science Foundation Nuclear Science Advisory Committee. Topics include reports and perspectives from the DOE and NSF and a presentation of the Neutrino Scientific Assessment Group Subcommittee report. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-0536.

9 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to obtain stakeholder comments on the National Source Tracking Proposed Rule. The proposed rule would require licensees to report certain transactions involving certain sealed sources of concern to the National Source Tracking System. Location: NRC Auditorium, 2 White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-8126.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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

Vigil — all day The Gwich’in Nation continues a six-week vigil and demonstration of traditional Gwich’in drumming, song and dance to call attention to what it calls the serious threat drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge poses to their lives and livelihood. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: The park at Independence Avenue, Third Street and Maryland Avenue SW. Contact: 907/458-8264 or 907/378-8640; 415/901-0111 or 415/548-5377.

Chemical meeting — all day The American Chemical Society holds its national meeting and exposition. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: Reservations required, 202/249-4137.

Terrorism charges — 9:30 a.m. U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia holds an evidentiary hearing for Ahmed Abu-Ali, who was held for almost two years in Saudi Arabia and arrested by the U.S. on terrorism charges upon being returned to the U.S. It is expected there will be a motion on behalf of Abu-Ali requesting a change of venue. Location: U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria. Contact: 703/299-2172.

“CBC Watch” — 10 a.m. The Nader Campaign holds a new conference, “CBC Watch: Assessing and Challenging the Congressional Black Caucus.” Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 917/797-6394.

Freedom from exploitation — 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion titled, “Freeing Women from Exploitation and Despair.” Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, U.S. representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; Sayed Mohammed Amin Fatimie, minister of public health, Afghanistan; and Charlotte Pointicelli, senior coordinator, Office of International Women’s Issues, State Department, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

School of law lecture — 4:30 p.m. Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law hosts the 37th annual Pope John XXIII Lecture, “Servant-Leader: A Sign of Contradiction,” featuring Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele of Maryland. Location: Columbus School of Law, Byron Auditorium, 3600 John McCormack Road NE. Contact: 202/319-6126.

Darfur program — 6:30 p.m. The American Jewish Community holds a program titled, “Taking Action on Darfur: A Capital Alert,” to highlight the need to stop the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Paul Rusesabagina, former manager, Milles Collines Hotel, Rwanda (as depicted in the film “Hotel Rwanda”); Charles Snyder, senior representative on Sudan, State Department; and Brian Steidle, Darfur eyewitness, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/785-5470.

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