- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 6, 2005


In Gleneagles, Scotland, for the Group of Eight summit


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


9 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration — holds a meeting of the advisory committee on infant mortality. Location: the Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 301/443-6327.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


No committee meetings are scheduled.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


No committee meetings are scheduled.


Teaching conference — all day — the American Federation of Teachers holds its 2005 Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 4:15 p.m. — Gov. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Democrat

8 p.m. — Lawrence O’Donnell Jr., producer/writer of TV’s “The West Wing,” and actors Joe Pantoliano, Antwone Fisher and Steve Buscemi. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4554.

Wireless E9-1-1 summit — all day — The National Emergency Number Association holds a summit, the VoIP Wireless E9-1-1 Solution Summit, to discuss the details of the Federal Communications Commission’s recent order to require E9-1-1 for all VoIP customers. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlight — 10:35 a.m. — Interconnection panel

Location: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street NW. Contact: 815/519-7841.

Base closings — 8:30 a.m. — The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission holds a meeting to receive comment from federal, state and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in the District, Pennsylvania and Virginia, including the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bolling Air Force Base and the Naval District of Washington. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2950.

Iran discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Iran After the Presidential Elections: Continuity or Change?” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Women and health care — 9:30 a.m. — The Kaiser Family Foundation holds a discussion on the results of “Women and Health Care: A National Profile.” Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 650/854-9400.

Immigrant births — 10 a.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies holds a press conference to release the results of a new study, “Births to Immigrants in America, 1970 to 2002.” Location: 1522 K St. NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Drivers’ poll — 10 a.m. — Drive for Life holds a press conference to release its third annual poll on driver attitudes and behaviors regarding driving distractions, speeding, running red lights and other risky behaviors. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 800/875-4301.

Women’s rights — 10 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) holds a discussion, “Women’s Rights in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities.” The speaker is Sameena Nazir, senior research coordinator, Freedom House. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

China and space — 10 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: China and Space — The Unmentionables.” Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Steroid-use discussion — 10:15 a.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, holds a press conference after the closed inaugural meeting of the Zero Tolerance Roundtable. Representatives from professional, college and high school athletics are scheduled to discuss eradicating steroid use. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

BRAC press conference — 10:30 a.m. — Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, and Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania Democrat, hold a press conference after their testimony at the BRAC hearing. Location: 304 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9020.

Report release — 11 a.m. — The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University holds a press conference to release a new report, “Under the Counter: The Diversion and Abuse of Controlled Prescription Drugs in the U.S.” Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/841-5260.

Supreme Court review — 11 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Scholars and Scribes Review the Rulings: The Supreme Court’s 2004-05 Term.” Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Economic discussion — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion, “The Economic Implications of Epidemics Old and New.” Maureen Lewis, Center for Global Development, participates. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Sea-level change briefing — 1 p.m. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hold a news briefing to present discoveries on sea-level change. Location: James Webb Auditorium, NASA headquarters, 300 E St. NW. Contact: www.nasa.gov.

Allergies briefing — 2 p.m. — The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology hold a press briefing, “Life-Threatening Reactions to Foods and Drugs.” Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-7460.

Banquet — 6 p.m. — The Young America’s Foundation holds a banquet to kick off its eighth national High School Leadership Conference. The speaker is Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican. Location: Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 703/338-8615.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion with Robert Merry, author of “Sands of Empire,” which looks at theories of history and how they apply to current U.S. efforts to spread democracy abroad. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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