- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2005


Meets with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in Crawford, Texas.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to review state, district and local party committee payment of certain salaries and wages and the definition of “federal election activity.” Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

10:30 a.m. — Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee to receive a briefing by Ambassador Don Mahley on the status of the Biological Weapons Convention and “codes of conduct” discussions recently held in Geneva and to report on the status of the addition of select agents to the Commerce Commodity Control List. Location: Room 3884, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/482-4814.

1 p.m. — Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission holds a meeting on issues concerning installations in Virginia not recommended for closure or realignment. Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216. Contact: 703/669-2950.


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


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


No committee meetings are scheduled.


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


No committee meetings are scheduled.


Conservative students — all day — Young America’s Foundation holds its 27th annual National Conservative Student Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Bay Buchanan of the American Cause, “Effective Leadership”

4 p.m. — Joe Lee of Darden Restaurants Inc., “Virtues of the Free Market”

Location: Cafritz Conference Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Volunteering conference — all day — The Corporation for National and Community Service and Points of Light Foundation hold a national conference on volunteering and service. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, musician Jon Bon Jovi and ABC News commentator Cokie Roberts deliver opening plenary session remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/729-3238.

Darfur vigil — all day — Catholic Worker members hold a vigil and fast to call for an end to genocide in Darfur. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Embassy of Sudan, 2210 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 508/753-3588.

Workforce discussion — 9:30 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Challenges Facing the 21st Century U.S. Workforce.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — “Technology and Evolving Labor Markets”

10:30 a.m. — “Labor Laws — Ripe for Reform?”

11:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, keynote address

Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Unocal bidding — 10 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a seminar, “SNOOC’s Bid for Unocal.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Roberts confirmation — 10 a.m. — The National Clergy Council and the Christian Defense Coalition hold a press conference to issue a national call for public prayer and fasting in front of the Supreme Court for the confirmation hearings of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. Location: On the public sidewalk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/547-1735.

Missouri quake book — noon — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Jay Feldman, author of “When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes,” about the 1812 earthquakes in Missouri. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

Iraqi constitution — noon — National Press Club holds a press conference with Zainab al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress, and Basma Fakri, president of the Women’s Alliance for a Democratic Iraq, to discuss opposition to language in Iraq’s draft constitution that would make Islam the sole source for Iraqi law. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.

Wounded soldier cruise — 2 p.m. — Sequoia Yacht Group, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Football League Players Association sponsor a cruise for 40 injured soldiers down the Potomac River on the USS Sequoia, the yacht for Presidents Hoover through Carter. Participants include Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat; Capt. Kevin Wensing of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy; Timothy Besmer, vice president of the USS Sequoia; and retired NFL players Raleigh McKenzie and Brig Owens of the Redskins, Otis Smith of the Patriots, Barry Word of the Chiefs and Shawn Moore of the Broncos. Location: USS Sequoia, Gangplank Marina, 600 Water St. SW. Contact: 410/433-8886, 202/496-2885 or 704/996-7331.

Hiroshima book discussion — 6:30 p.m. — National Press Club Book and Author Committee hosts a book discussion with author Stephen Walker on “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7129.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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