- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 6, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a breakfast with business leaders and makes remarks at the Museum of Science and Industry and a reception in Chicago. Participates in a tour of Cabot Microelectronics Corp. and delivers a statement on the American Competitiveness Initiative in Aurora, Ill.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the high energy physics advisory panel. Location: The Latham Hotel, 3000 M St. NW. Contact: 301/903-1298.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Biological weapons — 8:30 a.m. — The Monterey Institute of International Studies holds a discussion titled, “U.S. Goals for the Sixth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention,” with Donald Mahley, acting deputy assistant secretary of state. Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1111 19th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/464-6000.

Housing market — 9 a.m. — The D.C. Housing Monitor holds a forum on housing market conditions in the District. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Katherine Graham Conference Center. Contact: 202/261-5727.

Doha round negotiations — 10 a.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab holds a press briefing for the American Business Coalition to discuss the latest developments from this week’s World Trade Organization Doha round of negotiations in Geneva. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/395-3230 or 202/822- 9491.

Mexico’s elections — noon — The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion with former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda on “Mexico’s Presidential Election Results: What Do They Mean for the United States” as part of the series, “Strategic Relationships: The United States and the Americas.” Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Jazz concert — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art hosts a concert with Joshua Bayer as part of the 2006 Jazz in the Garden Series. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Madison Drive Northwest. Contact: 202/842-6359.

Book discussion — 6:30 p.m. — The Jerusalem Fund holds a book discussion with Amina Wadud, author of “Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam.” Location: The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290, Ext. 11.

Metro Maryland fest — 7 p.m. — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association hosts the Metro Maryland Festival featuring nightly messages by the Rev. Franklin Graham and music by Andrae Crouch, Newsboys, Randy Travis, Lynda Randle, Paul Overstreet, and longtime Billy Graham musicians George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows. Health permitting, the Rev. Billy Graham is expected to participate in his son’s event by offering words of hope to the community. The festival runs July 7-9. Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore. Contact: 770/813-0000, 404/538-8589 or 404/314-4206.

Mideast policy — 8 p.m. — The Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion with James Akins, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, “Remarks on American Middle East Policy.” Clovis Maksoud, director of the Center for the Global South at American University, participates. Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277.

Music program — 8:30 p.m. — NASA and the National Symphony Orchestra host an evening program of music, “To Boldly Go,” featuring NASA images of space music from “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” Actor Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek” participates. Location: Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Contact: 202/358-1600.

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