MONDAY: National Park Service holds meeting in Helena, Mont., on draft bison-management plan for Yellowstone National Park.

TUESDAY: Ohio state agency holds hearing to determine whether laid-off General Motors workers are entitled to unemployment benefits.WEDNESDAY: Justice Clarence Thomas speaks to black lawyers at the National Bar Association's convention in Memphis, Tenn. Volunteer medical team from Operation Smile will travel to Morocco to care for 150 children with cleft lips and other facial deformities; through Aug. 12.

THURSDAY: Japan's parliament convenes to choose new premier.

FRIDAY: Former President Jimmy Carter keynotes unveiling in St. Louis of plans for world's largest plant research facility.