- The Washington Times - Friday, July 8, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Transit security briefing — 6 a.m. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) holds a press briefing with Metro Transit Police Chief Polly Hanson to discuss Metro’s enhanced security efforts in the wake of the London bombings, including the deployment of special response teams and explosive detection K9 teams throughout the Metrorail and Metro bus systems. Location: In front of Metro Headquarters, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Pharmacy issues forum — 8 a.m. — Pharmacy industry leaders hold a public policy forum about the critical issues the nation’s community pharmacists are most concerned about. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Contact: 212/704-8153.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Returns to the District from the G-8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for June 2005. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce notation votes and to discuss the EEOC Repositioning Plan on field offices. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4070.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

HOUSE

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

SUPREME COURT

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

GENERAL AGENDA

Leadership conference — all day — The Young America’s Foundation holds its 8th National High School Leadership Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Dan Flynn, author, “Why the Left Hates America.”

Location: Ballroom, Student Union Building II, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

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

Highlight — 11 a.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and AFT President Edward McElroy, plenary session.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4554.

African healing — all day — The George Washington University Medical Center and Pro-Cultura hold a conference titled “African Healing Wisdom: From Tradition to Current Applications and Research.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Edward Green, keynote presentation: “The Need for African Healers in Combating AIDS.”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: www.africanmedicine.info.

Base closings — 8:30 a.m. — The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) 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, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia that have been recommended by the Defense Department. Location: Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore. Contact: 703/699-2950.

Pentagon briefing — 9 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a news briefing live from Iraq with Army Maj. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., commander of commander of Task Force Baghdad, to provide an update of ongoing security operations in Baghdad. Location: the Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E579. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Afghanistan discussion — 10 a.m. — The National Democratic Institute (NDI) holds a discussion titled “Afghanistan: Political Conditions for the 2005 Parliamentary Elections.” Location: NDI, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/728-5419.

AIDS in the Muslim world — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion titled, “Behind the Veil of a Public Health Crisis: HIV/AIDS in the Muslim World.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Bloggers and journalists — 10:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion titled, “Are Bloggers and Journalists Friends or Enemies?” Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

International space station — 11 a.m. — NASA holds an in-flight press conference with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Sergei Krikalev, commander, and John Phillips, flight engineer, Expedition 11, participate. Location: James Webb Auditorium, NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-3749.

Supreme Court roundup — noon — The Federalist Society hosts its annual U.S. Supreme Court roundup with former Solicitor General Theodore Olson. Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Awards luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — The Institute on Political Journalism holds its awards luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/986-0384.

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