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Blue Cross/Blue Shield Day

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of the National Capital Area will be on the NIH campus Tuesday, Aug. 26 to assist enrollees who have claims or enrollment problems. A representative will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 7, armed with a laptop computer to access directly the enrollee's records at company headquarters.

No appointment is necessary. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield comes to NIH one day each month, usually on the second Wednesday of the month.

Gene Therapy Conference, Sept. 11

A gene therapy policy conference entitled "Human Gene Transfer: Beyond Life-threatening Disease," will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethesda Holiday Inn, located at 8120 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda. For more information or to register for the conference (no cost), visit the web site http://www.nih.gov/od/orda.

APAO To Meet, Sept. 25

The NIH Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization will hold its annual general assembly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1. The meeting will include election of officers and seven council members. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information contact Prahlad Mathur, 2-8213, or Laura Sheehan, 6-0493.

Fire Prevention Slogans Sought by Sept. 30

Fire up your imaginations and think up a nifty slogan for NIH's observance of National Fire Prevention Week. If you win the contest, open to everyone (except members of the sponsoring Emergency Management Branch), your idea appears on next year's commemorative posters at NIH, along with your name.

You can enter as often as you like, and entries should be snappy one-liners about fire prevention. Be sure to print (legibly) or type your slogan on a sheet of white paper. If you submit multiple candidates, rank them in order of preference. Entries are due by Sept. 30.

Send or fax entries to the fire prevention section, Bldg. 15G, Rm. 2. Fax number is 2-2059. For more information, call 6-0487.

U.S. Savings Bonds Campaign Raffle Winners

"And the winners are..." Jannelle Cortes (l) of NINR selects the names of recent U.S. Savings Bonds campaign raffle winners. Also shown are (from l) Mary Cushing of NINR, and representatives from organizations that donated prizes -- Ruth Sragner of the R&W Association and Gary Burns of Geico. Prizes and winners were: TV (courtesy Geico), Yvonne Williams, NIGMS; $100 U.S. Savings Bond (courtesy Crestar Bank), Christen Gibbons, NIDR; two tickets to Washington Warthogs soccer game, Dr. Joseph Kelaghan, NICHD; $25 gift certificate (courtesy R&W), Dona McNeill, NIEHS; two Bowie Baysox game tickets, Susan Herrgott, DCRT; two Cineplex Odeon movie tickets (courtesy R&W), David Hill, NIA.


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