- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 13, 2007


9 p.m. — Delivers remarks to the nation on the strategy for the war in Iraq.


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


8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems to hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the industry regarding digital instrumentation and control systems issues. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7363.

9 a.m. — Farm Credit Administration Board holds a meeting to review regulations and priority of claims and to receive reports. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.


No oral arguments are 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.


Fresh produce — 8 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks to the United Fresh Produce Association. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Flagpole dedication — 8 a.m. The Air Force ROTC Detachment 330 at the University of Maryland holds a ceremony to dedicate two 50-foot flagpoles as a memorial to U.S. service members. Location: University of Maryland, Cole Field House, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.

Biometrics — 8:30 a.m. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International holds its Biometrics Consortium Conference.

Highlight — 9:20 a.m. — William Gravell, Diogenes Group LLC, delivers remarks, “Final Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Biometrics: The Nexus of Biometrics with Identity Management.”

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt St.. Contact: 703/631-6204.

Japan’s political shift — 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion, “Japan’s Political Shift and Its Impact on the U.S. and East Asia.” Koji Murata, political science department, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and Randy Schriver, former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2265.

Heat advisory — 10 a.m. — The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) holds a press conference, “Heat Advisory: How Global Warming Causes More Bad Air Days.” Kim Knowlton of the NRDC and Kristen Welker-Hood of Physicians for Social Responsibility participate. Location: NRDC Washington Office, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-2251; or 202/289-2378.

Terror artifacts — 11 a.m. The National Museum of the Marine Corps holds an event to unveil a display of artifacts from the global war on terrorism. Location: National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Contact: 202/414-0779.

Politics luncheon — 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a luncheon lecture on U.S. politics. Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman, and Dan Bartlett, former counselor to President Bush, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW., Briefing Room. Contact: 202/783-0300.

SCHIP briefing — noon The Cato Institute holds a briefing, “Sinking SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program): A First Step Toward Stopping Growth of Government Health Programs?” Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute and Patrick Fleenor of the Tax Foundation participate. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW., F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Minority enterprise — 4:30 p.m. The Minority Business Development Agency holds its 2007 National Minority Enterprise Development Week.

Highlight — 4:30 p.m. — Reception at the White House to commemorate the 25th-anniversary award winners

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 888/563-3933.

Paralyzed veterans — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum (NBM) holds a 2007 Paralyzed Veterans Americana Gala: Building a Better Tomorrow. Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat; Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; Michael Graves, Michael Graves and Associates; and former Sen. Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat, participate. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/416-7681 or 703/339-0098.

Film screening — 8 p.m. Global Grassroots holds a film screening and discussion of “The Devil Came on Horseback,” a film about the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. Amjad Attalah of the Save Darfur Coalition and Mark Hanis of the Genocide Intervention Network participate. Location: Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-7772.

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