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U.S. Dept. of Energy Media Advisory

Released: November 6, 2003
Contact: Jeanne Lopatto, 202-586-4940, or Jeff Sherwood, 202-586-5806

Secretary of Energy Abraham to be Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Speaker

WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham will be the National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Speaker on Monday, November 10.  Secretary Abraham will discuss the Department of Energy's (DOE) science programs and announce a prioritized list of major, new scientific facilities needed over the next 20 years to support the Nation's research needs in areas that have been the traditional responsibility of DOE.  A question and answer session will follow Abraham's remarks.

Three Brookhaven National Laboratory facilities are on the list: the National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II) and two additions to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, known as RHIC II and eRHIC. You can go to the following Brookhaven Lab fact-sheet links for more information.

Who: Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham

What: Newsmaker Luncheon Speech

When: Monday, November 10, 1 p.m., EST

Where: National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW

Note to Out-of-Town Reporters

The Secretary's remarks and the question and answer session will be broadcast live on National Public Radio.  You may also listen to NPR's program audio stream on their website www.npr.org.

At noon EST, DOE plans to make the press release and a publication on the facilities list available on the Office of Science homepage at www.sc.doe.gov.  Following the Secretary's event, Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, director of the department's Office of Science, will conduct a background briefing for reporters.  Out-of-Town reporters may listen to the 2:15 p.m. EST briefing and ask questions via a teleconference call.  Reporters should call the DOE press office at 202-586-5806 for the toll-free phone number and details.