- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 9, 2005


Signs the Transportation Equity Act of 2005 at the Caterpillar-Aurora Facility in Montgomery, Ill.


2 p.m. — Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement for July 2005. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8:30 a.m. — Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission holds a meeting on issues concerning installations located in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and the District not recommended for closure or realignment. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2950 or 703/699-2963.

8:30 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its aerospace medicine and occupational health advisory committee. Location: Room 9H40, NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-2390.


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


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


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


Diabetes educators meeting — all day — The American Association of Diabetes Educators holds its 32nd annual meeting and exhibition. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 7 p.m. — Opening reception

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 800/338-3633.

Sea enterprise conference — 7:30 a.m. — The International Institute for Defense holds its “Sea Enterprise 2005: Maximum Efficiency for the Navy in the 21st Century” conference. Adm. Robert Willard, vice chief of naval operations, speaks on advancing sea enterprise for the future sailor at 9 a.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5620.

Premature-birth workshop — 8 a.m. — The National Academies’ Board on Health Sciences Policy holds a workshop, “Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1755.

Roberts nomination — 10 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) holds a press conference to announce the results of the work of its Judicial Review Committee that has been evaluating the record of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. and deciding whether or not to support his nomination to the Supreme Court. NAM President John Engler participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-3094 or 202/637-3096.

Roberts support withdrawal — 11 a.m. — Public Advocate of the United States holds a press conference with Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio to announce the withdrawal of support for the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to the Supreme Court because of his legal work for the homosexual lobby in the 1996 Supreme Court case Romer vs. Evans, which overturned a pro-family law passed by the voters of Colorado. Location: In front of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 703/845-1808 or 703/421-4599.

Homeland security briefing — 11:45 a.m. — All American League of Lobbyists holds a luncheon briefing with Al Martinez-Fonts, Homeland Security Department, on the relationship between the department and the private sector. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011.

Book discussion — noon — The Library of Congress (LOC) holds a book discussion with Robert Schneller Jr., author of “Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy’s First Black Midshipman.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-9822.

Operation Cease-fire concert — noon — United for Peace and Justice holds a press conference to announce a concert, “Operation Cease-fire,” to help raise awareness of the situation facing American soldiers in Iraq. The participants include Eric Hilton and Head-Roc, recording artists; Elizabeth Frederick, Military Families Speak Out; and Michael Hoffman, Iraq Veterans Against the War. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/744-2671.

Schroeder speech — noon — The U.S. Capitol Historical Society holds a brown-bag lecture, “24 Years of House Work,” with former Rep. Patricia Schroeder, Colorado Democrat, as part of its Capitol Women Series. Location: Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, 144 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/543-8919, Ext. 38.

Reporters and sources — noon — The Inter-American Press Association holds a press conference on pressure on U.S. reporters to reveal their sources. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 305/634-2465.

Voting symposium — noon — The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation holds a symposium, the third annual VOTE Democracy Symposium and Awards Luncheon, “Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965”. Leaders from political, civic, educational and religious organizations discuss the reauthorization and restoration of the Voting Rights Act, D.C. representation in Congress, and how Supreme Court nominations affect the voting act. Location: National Council of Negro Women, 633 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/659-4929.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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