- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 5, 2006


Participates in a photo opportunity with 2006 March of Dimes National Ambassador Alexa Ostolaza at the Oval Office. Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and participates in a media availability with him in the East Room of the White House before overnighting in Chicago.


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


9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to consider a report on the collision of a Union Pacific freight train with a BNSF Railway Co. train in Texas in 2004. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.


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


Not in session because of the Independence Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Safety summit — all day — Meharry Medical College and State Farm Insurance hold a safety summit to review best practices in motor vehicle occupant safety and recommend a national policy and a model to reduce accidents. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 615/327-7999.

Hurricane readiness — 10 a.m. — The Glover Park Group holds a press conference, “Hurricane Readiness 2006.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/295-0167.

Mineta address — 10:30 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts the final public address by outgoing Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on the challenges facing the U.S. transportation system. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Midterm elections — 11 a.m. — The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds a discussion on the upcoming midterm elections. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Afghanistan forum — 11 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a forum with Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta, “State Building and the Security Strategy in Afghanistan.” Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a book discussion with Harlan Ullman, author of “America’s Promise Restored: Preventing Culture, Crusade, and Partisanship from Wrecking our Nation.” Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at NAF, participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

EU developments — 12:30 p.m. — The Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a discussion with Austrian Ambassador Eva Nowotny, “A Look at European Union Developments during its 2006 Austrian Presidency.” Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Turkish-U.S. relations — 12:30 p.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Turkish-U.S. Relations: Looking Ahead.” The participants include Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution; Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul; and Philip Gordon of the Brookings Institution. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Luncheon program — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a luncheon program featuring Dale Petroskey, president of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Saakashvili speech — 1 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds an address by Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Kazakhstan address — 5 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds an address by Kazakh Foreign Minister Kassymzhomart Tokaev. Elizabeth Jones, former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan, participates. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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