- The Washington Times - Monday, August 13, 2007


Visits the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street NW. Travels to the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for July 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for June 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


10:30 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Issue Committee. Contact: 888/912-1227.

1 p.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages to receive an overview of the committee’s general business activities. Contact: 301/443-6950.


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


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


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


10 a.m. — Natural Resources insular affairs subcommittee holds a field hearing, “U.S. Military Buildup on Guam and Challenges Facing the Community.” David Cohen, deputy assistant secretary for insular affairs at the Interior Department, and Maj. Gen. David Bice, executive director of the Joint Guam Program Office, testify. Location: University of Guam, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Hall, Guam. Contact: 202/225-6065.


Adaptive Path conference — all day Adaptive Path holds a 2007 User Experience Week Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights: — 11:30 a.m. — Jeff Herman and Ann Bishop of EBay deliver remarks, “Collaborating with Customers: Leveraging Design and Research Methods for Customer Success.”

5 p.m. — Sarah Nelson of Adaptive Path delivers remarks, “Skills for Current and Future User Experience Practitioners”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 523 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 773/620-2947.

NASA aeronautics research program — all day The National Academies’ Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences holds a meeting of the Committee for the Assessment of NASA’s aeronautics research program. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Doug McCuistion, Mars exploration program director, delivers remarks, “Science Mission Directorate Requirements for NASA Aeronautics Research”

10:45 a.m. — Carl Walz, Christopher Moore and Louis Ostrach deliver remarks, “Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Requirements for NASA Aeronautics Research”

1:15 p.m. — Closed session

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3827.

North America’s future — 8:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “The Montebello Summit and the Future of North America.” Daniel Schwanen of the Waterloo, Ontario-based Centre for International Governance and Innovation, and Sidney Weintraub of the Center for Strategic and International Studies participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW., sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Sports envoy — 10 a.m. The State Department holds an event to announce Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. as a special sports envoy to the State Department. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Cal Ripken Jr. participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW., Dean Acheson Auditorium. Contact: 202/203-7616.

Katrina lessons — 1 p.m. The Rand Corp. holds a briefing, “Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for Army Planning and Operations” with Rand senior researcher Lynn Davis. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5137.

“Eyewitness Lebanon” — 6:30 p.m. The Palestine Center and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute holds a briefing, “Eyewitness Lebanon, July-August 2006: An International Law Inquiry.” Carol Khawley, director of legal advocacy at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and Houeida Saad, deputy general counsel of the Inova Health System, participate. Location: Palestine Center, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

“Casablanca” screening — 8:30 p.m. HBO and Citi Returns hold a film screening of “Casablanca” as part of the ninth annual “Screen on the Green” film festival. Location: National Mall, between Fourth and Seventh Streets NW. Contact: 877/262-5866.

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