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Media Advisory: Sen. John Ensign to visit DRI's Reno campus Friday, August 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 4, 2004

Reporters and Editors, Please Note:

WHO: U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.

WHEN: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Friday, August 6

WHERE: DRI's Northern Nevada Science Center, 2215 Raggio Parkway (US 395 North to Parr/Dandini Exit, right on Dandini to Raggio Parkway)

WHAT: Sen. Ensign will discuss DRI scientific research with institute staff in the Stout Conference Center. He will also receive update briefings on programs he is supporting such as LORAX, a remote-sensing device used to conduct smog checks as vehicles pass by it. The Senator will be briefed on DRI desert terrain work for the Department. of Defense, including research on samples of Iraqi dust and its impact on military operations.