- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 9, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

At his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. U.S. Census Bureau releases figures on wholesale trade for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

1 p.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly price data reports on heating oil and propane, both residential and wholesale. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard meets to discuss the draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Nationwide Automatic Identification System project. Location: USCG Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/474-3292.

1 p.m. —National Cancer Institute holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director to review a report on adolescent and young adult oncology progress. Location: National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 11A48, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-5515.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

On summer recess. The Senate reconvenes at 11 a.m. on Sept. 5, to resume consideration of the defense appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

On summer recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Bus safety hearing — all day The National Transportation Safety Board holds public hearings as part of its investigation of the Sept. 23 bus fire during evacuations for Hurricane Rita. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: NTSB, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

Afghanistan discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Insurgency of Afghanistan: Homegrown or Imported.” Participants include Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute and Amin Tarzi of RFE/RL. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

U.S. nuclear policies — 9 a.m. The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee sponsors a discussion, “The Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Policy: From Hiroshima to Iran,” with the survivors of the World War II atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, peace and anti-nuclear activists. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200. Contact: 703/369-7427 or 703/822-3485.

ANSWER rally plans — 9:30 a.m. The ANSWER Coalition, the National Council of Arab-Americans and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation hold a press conference to announce final plans for a march Saturday to protest the “U.S.-Israeli war against Palestine and Lebanon.” Participants include Mounzer Sleiman, vice chairman of the national council; Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim foundation; and Brian Becker, national coordinator of ANSWER. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contacts: ANSWER, 434/242-8672; MAS Freedom Foundation, 202/496-1288; NCA, 301/509-4144.

Craft day — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Navy Museum holds a “Maritime Craft Day” with activities for children ages 5 to 15. Location: The U.S. Navy Museum, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-4995.

Speech-language services — 10 a.m. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association holds a briefing on Medicare and speech-language pathology services. Participants include Janet Brown, director of health care services in speech-language pathology at ASHA, and Ingrida Lusis, director of health care regulatory advocacy at ASHA. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1116. Contact: 202/624-8198.

Central Asia pipelines — 10 a.m. The United States Energy Association, BP America and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP hold a discussion, “The Future of Central Asia Pipelines.” Participants include Matthew Bryza, deputy secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs; Frank Verrastro, director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Julia Nanay, senior director of PFC Energy. Location: USEA, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 550. Contact: 202/306-4899 or 202/312-1239.

Samuel Morse lecture — noon The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosts a lecture on the topic of Samuel Morse and the invention of the telegraph with Benjamin Schwantes of University of Delaware, as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Location: Veterans of Foreign Wars Building; 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Ketchum Hall conference room. Contact: 202/543-8919

Public radio investing — 1:30 p.m. The Calvert Foundation holds a conference-call briefing on the first program that would allow people and institutions to invest in American public radio. Location: None. Contact: 703/276-3266.

Midsummer celebration — 3 p.m. The Anacostia Farmers Market hosts a celebration to meet D.C. mayoral candidates Michael A. Brown, Linda W. Cropp, Nestor Djonkam and Vincent B. Orange Sr. The Children’s National Medical Center will be available to check for proper installation of infant and child car seats and the D.C. Public Library X-Treme mobile unit will be on hand for book lending and Internet surfing. Location: Peace Park, 14th Street between U and V streets Southeast. Contact: 202/526-5344, Ext. 298.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. The Palestine Center holds a screening of “Waiting,” a film about the European Union-financed National Palestinian Theater in the Gaza Strip. Location: Palestine Center, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Religious obligations to poor — 6:30 p.m. Jews United for Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice hold a discussion, using biblical texts, to examine questions about responsibilities towards immigrants and low-wage workers. Location: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, 2027 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-1454.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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