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Tuesday, September 30
Noon Human Resources - Brown Bag Seminar - 1 West
Title: HR Question and Answer Session
Answering Questions: K. Van Vreede, J. Frazier, B. Jurkiw, D. Engram - Fermilab
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY

Wednesday, October 1
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO FERMILAB COLLOQUIUM THIS WEEK

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Garden vegetable soup
Fried catfish $3.75
German bratwurst $3.50
Turkey bacon club wrap $4.75
Hot ham & cheese $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Volunteers Welcome at Fermilab's Prairie Harvest on Saturday, October 4
Registration required by October 3
Volunteers at last year's prairie harvest
Fermilab's Jim Shultz with Cub Scouts from Geneva at last year's prairie harvest
Continuing almost thirty years of successful prairie reconstruction, Fermilab invites neighbors and friends to help harvest prairie flower seeds. The harvesting will take place on Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second harvesting will take place on Saturday, November 1, again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants are asked to wear field clothing and gloves, and - if possible - to bring pruning shears and paper bags. Fermilab staffers will teach volunteers to recognize specific prairie plants and how to clip their ripe flower heads for seeds.
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In the News
CERN Press Release, September 29, 2003
LHC Computing Grid Goes Online
Datagrid (Photo courtesy CERN)
DataGrid is led by CERN together with 20 other scientific and industrial partners.
The world's particle physics community today announced the launch of the first phase of the LHC Computing Grid (LCG). The LCG is designed to handle the unprecedented quantities of data that will be produced by experiments at CERNís Large Hadron Collider (LHC) from 2007 onwards.

"The LCG will provide a vital test-bed for the new Grid computing technologies that are set to revolutionise the way scientists use the world's computing resources in areas ranging from fundamental research to medical diagnosis," said Les Robertson, CERN's LCG project manager.
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Director's Corner
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Good Morning!
The usual Tuesday Director's Corner will appear on Wednesday this week. I will talk about the report of P5, the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel, made public in Washington on Monday at a meeting of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. By tomorrow, HEPAP will post the P5 report to a public Web site so that everyone in the Fermilab community can read its recommendations.

Accelerator Update
September 26 - September 29
- A weekend full of power outages
- Tevatron and Main Injector heat exchanger cleaning
- Technicians are finishing the bake-out of the 10th of 27 recycler vacuum sections.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Announcements
Brown Bag Lunch Today
There will be a Human Resources Q&A Session on Tuesday, September 30 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in One West. Bring your lunch and ask questions of:
- Kay Van Vreede, Section Head
- Juanita Frazier, Employee Relations
- Borys Jurkiw, Compensation/Visa
- Dianne Engram, Employment/EOO

This is not a presentation. Instead, it is an opportunity for employees to ask general questions. If you have questions of a private or personal nature, you should see the Human Resources group on the 15th floor.

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