- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 22, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention, H. Roe Bartle Convention Center, Kansas City, Mo. Travels to his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the broiler-hatchery report and cold-storage report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a public hearing on proposed rule-making on capital-asset exclusion for accounts and notes receivable. Location: IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-7454 or 202/622-0392.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

NHTSA public meeting — 8:30 a.m. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration holds a public meeting for judges, court personnel, treatment professionals and others to discuss the use of ignition interlocks by impaired-driving offenders. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/366-4299.

Reading First — 9 a.m. The Education Department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education holds a meeting of the Reading First Advisory Committee to review applications for Targeted Assistance Grants, Puerto Rico’s Reading First application and state Reading First performance data. Location: Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576 or 202/260-3793.

Book discussion — 9:30 a.m. The Washington, D.C., Economic Partnership holds a book discussion in connection with the release of the “Doing Business in Washington, D.C.” guidebook. D.C. Council member Kwame R. Brown, at-large Democrat, and Erik Moses, director of the Small and Local Business Development Department, participate. Location: Washington, D.C., Economic Partnership, 1495 F St. NW. Contact: 202/661-8679.

Africa discussion — 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Capital Accumulation and the Emergence of a New Power Elite in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Patience Kabamba of Columbia University and Dave Peterson of the National Endowment for Democracy participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

“The Iran Threat” — 10 a.m. Strategic Policy Consulting holds a press conference to reveal information on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and its extensive clandestine operations, with Alireza Jafarzadeh of Strategic Policy Consulting, author of “The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/756-2288.

Freddie Mac grantee — 10:30 a.m. The Freddie Mac Foundation holds a ceremony to “announce a significant new grant to provide further support to the J.C. Nalle Community School.” Michelle A. Rhee, chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools, and Ralph Boyd of the Freddie Mac Foundation participate. Location: J.C. Nalle Community School’s auditorium, 50th and C streets Southeast. Contact: 703/903-4384.

FDIC briefing — 10:30 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a press briefing to announce bank- and thrift-industry earnings for the second quarter. Sheila Bair and Richard Brown of the FDIC participate. Location: Risk Analysis Center, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6993.

“Biographical Directory” lecture — noon The U.S. Capitol Historical Society holds a brown-bag lecture series with Andrew Dodge, independent scholar of “The Story of the Biographical Directory.” Location: VFW Building, 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Ketchum Hall. Contact: 202/543-8919, Ext. 38.

“Road to Serfdom” — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents — The Definitive Edition.” John Edward Hilboldt of the Heritage Foundation and Bruce Caldwell of the University of North Carolina participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

“Muslim World and U.S.” forum — 12:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds an interns’ leadership forum, “The Muslim World and the United States.” Haider Mullick of the Hudson Institute and Reza Akbari of Freedom House participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth floor, Moynihan Boardroom. Contact: 202/691-4000.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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