- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 17, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Katrina discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Partnership for Public Service holds a discussion, “Government After Katrina: Lessons Learned.” Participants include R. David Paulison, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/775-9111.

NASA press conference — 4 p.m. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces the organizations selected to develop and demonstrate commercial orbital transportation. Participants include Scott Horowitz, associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission, and Alan Lindenmoyer, commercial crew/cargo project manager. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/483-5111.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with his economic advisers and participates in a press availability during an overnight trip to Camp David, Md.

VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with President Bush at Camp David, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the regional and state employment and unemployment figures for July. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to receive a staff director’s report and a briefing on the benefits of diversity in elementary and secondary education, as well as review the outline and discovery plan for the fiscal 2007 Statutory Enforcement Report on Elementary and Secondary School Desegregation and the anti-Semitism brochure. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

10 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s American Health Information Community Biosurveillance Data Steering Group to discuss issues relating to the principles of confidentiality and security in health information technology to meet upcoming deadlines. Location: 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 301/496-4357.

11 a.m. — Office of Assistant Secretary for Housing — Federal Housing Commissioner holds a meeting by teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to discuss and act on the submission of its comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel in response to the June 14 Federal Register notice on Title 24, Code of Federal Regulation, Part 3286 — Manufactured Home Installation Program; Proposed Rule. Contact: 202/708-6409.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session because of the summer recess. The Senate reconvenes at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 to resume consideration of the Defense appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session because of the summer recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day — The Virginia AFL-CIO holds its 34th annual Constitutional Convention. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 7 p.m. — Presentation of the Paul Askew Award to former Virginia AFL-CIO President Daniel G. LeBlanc

Location: Sheraton Premier Hotel at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Contact: 804/755-8001.

Conference — all day — The International Association of Bridge, Structural Steel, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers holds its annual convention. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-4800 or 202/797-4838.

Fair — all day — The Arlington County Fair Board and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources sponsor the 2006 Arlington County Fair, “Celebrating 30 Great Years,” featuring carnival rides and amusements, competitive exhibits, arts and crafts, live entertainment, pony rides, pig races, goat races and a petting zoo. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Racing pigs on the Midway

10:30 a.m. — Seniors Day activities

Noon — Silly Socks Puppet Show

2 p.m. — The Alberti Flea Circus

Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Contact: 703/920-4556.

Native landscape tour — 10 a.m. — The staff of the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian’s Horticulture Services Division hold a native landscape tour, “Ladybug Release,” to demonstrate an agricultural technique that is an “eco-friendly and fun way” to control pests in the museum’s landscape. Location: NMAI, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/633-1000.

Jazz concert — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art hosts a concert with the Tedd Baker Quartet as part of the 2006 Jazz in the Garden Series. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Madison Drive NW.

Centennial commemoration — 5 p.m. — The Jefferson County, W.Va., National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association host a centennial commemoration, beginning at 5 p.m., “The Niagara Movement at Harpers Ferry: The Cornerstone of the Modern Civil Rights Era.” The Niagara Movement was the first major 20th-century civil rights organization. The celebration runs through Sunday.

Highlights — 7 p.m. — Opening ceremony, Murray Stage

9 p.m. — African-American Music in the Age of Niagara, Murray Stage

Location: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fillmore Street, on the grounds of the National Park Service’s Mather Training Center, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Contact: 304/535-6748 or 304/535-6298.

Reception — 5:30 p.m. — The National Building Museum hosts a reception to open an exhibition showcasing the results of its five-week outreach program “Investigating Where We Live.” The program teaches young people to use photography as a tool for exploring and documenting neighborhoods in Washington. Through this process, they gain an understanding of city planning, architecture, photography and exhibition design. As part of a partnership with the Anacostia Community Land Trust, participants explored three neighborhoods in the Southeast quadrant of the city: Congress Heights, Hillsdale and Uniontown. The exhibition opens tomorrow and runs through Nov. 26. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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