- The Washington Times - Friday, July 20, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Moon landing commemoration — 2:30 p.m. — NASA holds a discussion to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the first moon landing. Location: NASA headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1272 or 202/358-2087.

Grand Hallows Ball — 9:30 p.m. — Borders holds a Grand Hallows Ball to celebrate the book release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” by J.K. Rowling, with magicians, jugglers, face painters, a musical performance, a unicyclist and a special midnight reveal of the final book by a mystery guest. Location: Borders, 8518 Fenton St., Silver Spring. Contact: 212/516-2700, Ext. 232.

PRESIDENT BUSH

At Camp David



ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Agriculture Department releases a U.S. export sales report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on regional and state employment for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality on the status of current research, programs and initiatives. Location: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Eisenberg Conference Center, Rockville. Contact: 301/427-1866 or 301/427-1855.

10 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Energy Department hold a public meeting to discuss “agency interactions under the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2005.” Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 301/415-8200, 301/415-7264 or 301/903-3532.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on “Mentoring and Youth Violence.” Andres Alonso, Baltimore City Public Schools; Tom Brady, School District of Philadelphia; Robert Collins, Los Angeles Unified School District; Martin Lexmond, Milwaukee Public Schools; and Carmita Vaughan, Chicago Public Schools, testify. Location: 116 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

11:30 a.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds a field hearing on “The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Perspectives of a Community on the U.S.-Canada Border.” Paul Rosenzweig, Homeland Security Department; Robert Jacksta, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Ann Barrett, State Department; Kelly Johnston, Canadian American Business Council; Paul Koessler, Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority; and Kathleen Lynch, 9/11 Families of Western New York, testify. Location: Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

Auto safety summit — all day — The People Safe in Rollovers Foundation holds an Emergency World Summit on “An American Auto Safety Tragedy: Roof Crush.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 2:35 p.m. — Nicholas Perrone, mechanical engineer; and Ben Parr, former automobile engineer for General Motors, deliver remarks on “Immediate Action to Begin Saving Lives.”

4:30 p.m. — Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen; and Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, deliver remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, downstairs Level B. Contact: 215/509-2345.

Children’s budget — 8:30 a.m. — First Focus holds a Children’s Budget Summit. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 703/535-3872.

Chevrolet Volt — 9 a.m. — General Motors holds events to showcase the electric plug-in Chevrolet Volt.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Event outside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

5:30 p.m. — Event outside Washington Harbor, 3050 K St. NW. Contact: 301/537-5556 or 410/271-7450.

Government spending — 9 a.m. — The National Tax Limitation Committee of the National Center for Policy Analysis holds a conference on “Rightsizing the Government: A New Paradigm for Government Spending.” Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 562/243-7882.

Health system discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion on “Making America’s Social Contract Citizen-Based: Step One Is a Sustainable Health System for All.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Iraqi displacement crisis — 10 a.m. — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) holds a briefing on “The Displacement Crisis in Iraq and the Region.” Dana Graber Ladek, IOM, participates. Location: Capitol, S-120. Contact: 202/862-1826.

Ad campaign — 10:30 a.m. — AARP and the American Medical Association (AMA) hold a press conference to announce a new advertising effort to push for legislation that protects Medicare and provides health coverage for America’s children. Bill Novelli, AARP; and Nancy Nielson, AMA, participate. Location: AARP, 601 E St. NW. Contact: 202/434-2560 or 202/789-7447.

Antibiotic resistance discussion — noon — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation holds a discussion on “Extending the Cure: Policy Responses to the Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance.” Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/652-1558, Ext. 204.

Conway speech — 12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program hosts an address by Gen. James Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

REAL ID briefing — 2 p.m. — The Cato Institute, Citizens Against Government Waste and the National Taxpayers Union hold a briefing on “Funding the REAL ID Act: Improved Homeland Security or More Washington Waste?” Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/675-2312.

Korean reunification — 3 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “North and South Korean Strategies for Reunification During the Cold War: New Revelations From the Archives.” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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