- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 29, 2001

Oct. 23, 2000 Chandra Levy arrives in Washington from her home in Modesto, Calif., to begin a paid internship in the public affairs office of the Department of Justice's Bureau of Prisons, where she assists callers and clips news articles.
Late November Miss Levy confides a romantic relationship with a "50ish" married man who works in government and has two children during a Thanksgiving weekend visit to the home of an aunt, Linda Zamsky, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Later in the weekend, she lets slip that the man is Rep. Gary A. Condit, California Democrat, the aunt told The Washington Post.
Jan. 20, 2001 Miss Levy attends inauguration ceremonies for George W. Bush and an inaugural ball. Sometime during the month, she asks her landlord about breaking the lease on her apartment at the Newport in the 1200 block of 21st Street NW should she decide to move in with her boyfriend.
Feb. 1 Miss Levy tells her landlord that she won't be moving in with her boyfriend.
Feb. 14 Miss Levy receives Godiva chocolates and a Valentine's Day card from Mr. Condit, according to the aunt.
March Miss Levy applies for an analyst job at the FBI.
April 14 Miss Levy turns 25.
April 20 Miss Levy learns April 23 will be the last day of her Bureau of Prisons internship, because regulations specify internships must end within 120 days of college graduation. She had not revealed that because she attended summer school, her official graduation month was not May but the previous December.
April 23 Miss Levy works the last day of her internship.
April 24 Miss Levy talks with Mr. Condit about her plans during a visit to his apartment in the 2600 block of Adams Mill Road NW in Adams Morgan, according to the congressman's statements to investigators, police sources say.
April 27 The young woman phones home and speaks with her parents, Robert and Susan Levy. To date it is the last time they talked with her.
April 28 Miss Levy e-mails her landlord that she will return home the following week to receive a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and is moving back for good.
Carolyn Condit, Mr. Condit's wife, travels to Washington for medical treatment at the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, according to the New York Post and MSNBC.
April 29 Miss Levy leaves a message on the answering machine of her aunt, Linda Zamsky, saying she has "big news," according to USA Today and The Washington Post. Police sources say Mr. Condit later told investigators this was the last day he spoke with her, by phone. A surveillance videocamera at a 7-Eleven on Lee Highway in Arlington records Miss Levy shopping and buying groceries.
April 30 Miss Levy is last seen at the Washington Sports Clubs outlet on Connecticut Avenue NW, where she cancels her membership. She arrives at 7:26 p.m. and leaves about 8:30 p.m., according to CNN. Miss Levy also calls Mr. Condit's "secret" phone number eight or nine times in the 24 hours before she disappears.
May 1 Susan Levy receives an e-mail from her daughter at 10:45 a.m. that includes a copy of bargain rates from Southwest Airlines. Miss Levy surfs the Internet on her home computer from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., police later reveal. She visits Web sites for the Baskin Robbins ice cream company, for newspapers (the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the Modesto Bee and Washington City Paper), for travel arrangements (including Amtrak and Southwest Airlines), for local attractions (Rock Creek Park and the Klingle Mansion) and related to Mr. Condit (including the House of Representatives and its Agriculture Committee, on which he serves).
Mr. Condit attends a private meeting with Vice President Richard B. Cheney that begins at 12:30 p.m. and lasts 20 minutes, then returns to his congressional office for phone calls and staff meetings until 5 p.m., when he leaves for a doctor's appointment, according to information later released by his office. He returns in time to participate in roll-call votes at 6:25 and 6:35 p.m., House records show. According to his office, at about 7 p.m. a staffer drives him to his apartment, where he spends the evening with his wife.
May 3 Carolyn Condit leaves Washington. Miss Levy's parents begin leaving messages on their daughter's answering machine and, according to some reports, unsuccessfully ask a building manager to open her apartment to check on her.
May 6 Miss Levy's parents report her as missing to D.C. police after her landlord calls to tell them she did not vacate the apartment by May 2 as planned yet failed to respond to phone calls and e-mails. Mrs. Levy also calls Mr. Condit to request help in finding her.
May 7 Mr. Condit calls D.C. police to offer his assistance.
May 9 Miss Levy misses graduation ceremonies at USC.
May 10 Police enter Miss Levy's apartment, finding her luggage packed and a wallet, credit cards, lap-top computer and cellular phone undisturbed. Her keys are missing. Police announce she is missing. Mr. Condit asks for the FBI's assistance and adds $10,000 in campaign funds to a $15,000 reward offered by her parents for information leading to her return. In a statement, Mr. Condit calls Miss Levy "a great person" and "a good friend."
May 15 Miss Levy's parents arrive in Washington to try to learn more about her missing-person case. Police announce the FBI's assistance. Investigators interview Mr. Condit in his apartment. Police stress that he is not a suspect and that there is no evidence of a crime.
May 16 Miss Levy's parents meet with local and federal law enforcement officials as police deploy cadaver-sniffing dogs in their search.
May 17 Mr.Condit's chief of staff. Michael Lynch, denies a romantic relationship between Mr. Condit and Miss Levy, telling The Washington Post that "a romance totally did not occur."
May 18 Miss Levy's parents return to California.
June 7 The Washington Post reports that Mr. Condit told police that Miss Levy previously had spent the night at his apartment. Mr. Lynch denies his boss made such a statement. Mr. Condit hires San Francisco lawyer Joseph Cotchett to help respond to media coverage.
June 14 Miss Levy's parents urge Mr. Condit to break his public silence on his relationship with their daughter and to share information with them or the public.
June 19 The Levys return to town to announce they have hired Washington attorney Billy Martin to help find their daughter.
June 21 In a news conference at the Watergate, the Levys and Mr. Martin call on Mr. Condit to tell what he knows about their daughter and ask D.C. police to "upgrade" the case. Mr. Condit issues a statement pledging full cooperation and criticizing the media for "tabloidizing" the case. He meets privately with Mrs. Levy at the Jefferson Hotel, where, Newsweek reports, he assures her that "he wants Chandra found" and is willing to meet with her parents "any time."
June 22 Mr. Condit hires Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell, the Democratic counsel on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Clinton. Miss Levy's parents return to California.
June 23 Police interview Mr. Condit for the second time, describing the session as productive.
June 28 Mr. Condit's staff releases a timeline of his whereabouts and activities at the time of Miss Levy's disappearance.
July 2 In an interview with Fox News Channel, United Airlines flight attendant Anne Marie Smith, 39, says she had a 10-month affair with Mr. Condit that lasted until May. She says a private investigator working for a Condit lawyer asked her to sign an affidavit denying any romantic relationship.
July 3 Amid talk of a possible obstruction of justice, Mr. Condit releases a statement saying: "I have not asked anyone to refrain from discussing the matter with authorities, nor have I suggested anyone mislead the authorities." He does not deny an affair with Miss Smith.
July 4 Without explanation, Mr. Condit cancels appearances at Fourth of July activities in his California district, which includes Modesto. He flies back to Washington with his wife. The Washington Times reports that police investigators have interviewed six women who claim to have had affairs with Mr. Condit.
July 5 D.C. police and the FBI interview Mrs. Condit at the FBI Field Office in Tysons Corner.
July 6 In a third interview with police, Mr. Condit admits a sexual relationship with Miss Levy. That morning, The Washington Post reports the aunt's account of what her niece told her of an affair with Mr. Condit.
July 7-8 Police search for Miss Levy's body in landfills.
July 9 The Levys, speaking to reporters outside their California home, suggest that Mr. Condit is hiding something and ask him to take a lie-detector test. His lawyer, Mr. Lowell, says Mr. Condit will give police access to his apartment and telephone records, will ask his staff to cooperate and will himself do whatever he can to assist the investigation.
July 10 Investigators search Mr. Condit's apartment for more than three hours, scanning with ultraviolet lights and looking for microscopic blood stains. They leave with several bags of items to be submitted for forensic testing. Just hours before the search, according to a July 19 report on WUSA Channel 9, Mr. Condit is seen throwing something away in Alexandria; investigators recover a watch case that they trace to a former assistant in Mr. Condit's office who has told them she had an affair with him.
July 11-12 FBI agents and federal prosecutors question Miss Smith about Mr. Condit and Miss Levy.
July 12 Mr. Condit submits a DNA sample to police, as The Washington Times reports the next day. Unknown to police, he also takes a private polygraph test administered by a retired FBI agent. Police search abandoned buildings near Miss Levy's apartment. Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, becomes the first congressman to demand Mr. Condit's resignation, saying he "obstructed an ongoing police investigation."
July 13 At a news conference, Mr. Lowell announces that Mr. Condit took the private lie-detector test and it showed he was truthful in denying involvement in Miss Levy's disappearance. Police question the validity of the results.
July 14 Fox devotes most of its "America's Most Wanted" show to the Chandra Levy case.
July 15 Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, says on "Fox News Sunday" that Mr. Condit should resign if he had an affair with Miss Levy.
July 16 Police begin to search Rock Creek Park.
July 20 Newsweek's Web site reports that Mr. Condit's activities May 1can be accounted for. At the time Miss Levy logged off her computer, it said, he was meeting with Mr. Cheney.
July 25 USA Today reports that Michael Dayton, Mr.Condit's administrative assistant in Washington, and Michael Lynch, who works in his Modesto office, appear to be key figures in the federal obstruction-of-justice probe.
July 26 USA Today and other outlets report that authorities are investigating whether Mr. Dayton advised Joleen Argentini McKay, a former worker in Mr. Condit's congressional office, not to speak about the affair she says she had with Mr. Condit in the mid-'90s. Investigators said she gave Mr. Condit a Tag Heuer watch, which came in the case that he discarded just before police searched his apartment July 10.
Compiled by researcher John Sopko from a variety of news reports.

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