- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 19, 2008

NATIONAL

Sunday, Oct. 19: NASA launches explorer satellite

The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is launched from the Marshall Islands. The IBEX is designed to discover global interaction between solar wind and interstellar medium by taking a set of global energetic neutral atom images.

Monday, Oct. 20: Presidential candidates file September fundraising reports

Presidential candidates Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain file their monthly fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission for September.



Tuesday, Oct. 21: White House Summit on International Development

The White House Summit on International Development focuses on “Sustaining the New Era,” bringing together a range of beneficiaries, faith-based organizations and other stakeholders in the international development community, including public and private leaders from the U.S. and the developing world. President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver remarks.

Wednesday, Oct. 22: House hearing on credit rating agencies

The House Oversight Committee holds a hearing on “The Breakdown of Credit Rating Agencies,” with testimony from Standard & Poor’s President Deven Sharma, Moody’s Corp. Chairman and CEO Raymond McDaniel and Fitch Ratings President and CEO Stephen Joynt.

Saturday, Oct. 25: NASA traveling art exhibition opens

The “NASA ART 50 Years of Exploration” traveling art exhibition opens, featuring 73 works by some of America’s leading artists. The show, organized to honor NASA’s 50th birthday, includes works by Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik and William Wegman. After leaving the Art League of Bonita Springs in Bonita Springs, Fla., the exhibition travels to 10 other museums.

INTERNATIONAL

Sunday, Oct. 19: Rice attends Abu Dhabi forum

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attends the 5th annual Forum for the Future in Abu Dhabi, hosted by the United Arab Emirates and Japan. The forum serves as a platform to strengthen the partnership between governments and civil society of the broader Middle East and North Africa and to promote democratic reforms and respect for fundamental human rights.

Tuesday, Oct. 21: World leaders attend atom smasher inauguration

World figures head to Switzerland to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator. The LHC is designed to discover the theoretical Higgs Boson - aka the “God Particle” thought to give all matter its mass - by analyzing collisions resulting from smashing two beams of protons together as they travel in opposite directions within the 17-mile underground ring at near to the speed of light. The experiments will not begin until next spring because of a helium leak.

SPORTS

Sunday, Oct. 19: Redskins vs. Browns

The Washington Redskins face the Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field. The surprisingly strong Redskins are 4-2 and in second place in the NFC East. The Browns are coming off a major upset of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

AND DON’T MISS …

Wednesday, Oct. 22: World Series begins

The World Series gets under way in the ballpark of the American League representative. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are contenders in the American League. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the National League pennant. The Red Sox won the World Series last season with a sweep of the Colorado Rockies.

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