Fermilab TodayFriday, July 25, 2003  
Friday, July 25
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: U. Baur, State University of New York, Buffalo
Title: Probing the Higgs Boson Self-Coupling at Lepton and Hadron Colliders

Monday, July 28
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Friday, July 25
Split pea soup
Chef's special $3.50
Southwestern chicken breast $3.50
Gourmet sandwich of the day $4.75
Three cheese burger $4.75

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ES & H Introduces New Safety Incentives for Employees
Bill Griffing
Bill Griffing
It's almost complete. The picture of Wilson Hall on the Laboratory Safety Committee's (LSC)homepage measures the number of days since the last DART (injuries involving Days Away from work, Restricted work or Transferred) case, and it only has a few squares to go.

Once all Divisions and Sections reach one hundred days or more without a DART case, a computer will randomly select three employees who will have their names listed on the LSC homepage and will also receive a Fermilab polo shirt.

"For every day that we go over one hundred days without a DART case, three different employees will be selected to receive the safety incentive until we have another DART case, at which time we will have to rebuild the picture of Wilson Hall," said Bill Griffing, Head of ES&H. "We hope that this will make people more aware of safety and will also encourage people to regularly check the LSC webpage to see how we are doing."

In the News
An employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory returned to work on July 21 after being cleared of using government funds to purchase a car. LANL issued this investigative report:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
From Los Alamos National Laboratory
Investigation finds Laboratory employee innocent in Mustang case
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 26, 2003 -- A University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory internal investigation into the allegation that a Laboratory employee attempted to purchase a Mustang automobile with government funds has uncovered evidence that the employee was not responsible for any wrongdoing in the case.

The UC-LANL legal team review indicates that Laboratory employee Lillian P. Anaya, a procurement specialist in the Business Operations Division, may have been a victim of fraud perpetrated by a third party and at no time attempted to purchase a Mustang automobile with her LANL purchase card. read more

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The buzz on the mosquito front
The two "Mosquito Magnets," placed in the woods near the Lederman Science Education Center with the help of Roads and Grounds, are really working, said Barb Kristen, who is helping coordinate arrangements for Lepton-Photon 2003 with the lab's PPD Conferences Office. The devices, purchased with Lepton-Photon funds from a local hardware store, are charged with clearing mosquitoes from the area of daily outdoor luncheons scheduled during the Aug. 11-16 conference.

Kristen, a member of the lab's Ecological Land Management (ELM) committee, said the "magnets" have been used by other federal agencies and appear to be environmentally friendly. They use propane gas to heat a cartridge that emits carbon dioxide, attracting mosquitoes, then using a vacuum pump to trap them in a net where they eventually expire.

"Mosquitoes are attracted by body heat, and by the carbon dioxide in our breath," Kristen said. "We're finding many mosquitoes in the net, so it seems to work."
Mosquito Magnet
Mosquito magnet

What if the mosquitoes figure out the system, get mad and decide to strike back? "Then we're in trouble," Kristen said.

Power Outage - July 26
On Saturday, July 26, there will be a scheduled power outage from 7:00am to 4:30pm for the following buildings: Industrial buildings 1,2,3,4 and Industrial center , Warehouse 1 & 2, Site 38 Fire House, Operations, Vehicle Maintenance Site 37 & 39 and Radiation Calibration Facility.
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Fermilab Softball League
Wednesday night's game featured a twilight double header Final Force vs. Euro Trash. The two teams split the double header with scores of 7 to 6 and 9 to 2.

Midsummer Theatre Troupe Shakespeare on Clark
Bruce Worthel, of Fermilab's Beams Division, makes his acting debut in the Midsummer Theatre Troupe's presentation of Shakespeare's As You Like It. The troupe will perform in Batavia on July 26 and August 2 on Clark Island and in Naperville on July 27 at Knoch Knolls Park. Admission is free!
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Recreation T-shirts
Recreation T-shirts are on sale in the Recreation Office for $10.00.
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