Fermilab TodayTuesday, November 4, 2003  
Tuesday, November 4
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, November 5
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Lesk, Rutgers University Title: Everything Digital: Converting the World in 2 Exabytes

Tuesday, November 4
Vegetable beef barley soup
Red onion and garlic marinated flank steak grilled and sliced to order $4.75
Our homemade chili tossed w/elbow pasta, topped w/extra sharp cheddar and baked to perfection $3.50
A medley of marinated summer vegetables that have been oven roasted and wrapped in a fresh tortilla $4.75
Two jumbo golden dipped corn dogs $3.75

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Status of the FY 2004 Appropriations Process
Washington, D.C. With the new federal fiscal year now more than a month old, the FY 2004 appropriations process continues to crawl towards completion. Last week the Congress finished the conference on the $87.5 billion Iraq and Afghanistan Supplemental Appropriations Act. As soon as it is ratified by the Senate, it will be sent to the President for signature. The FY 2004 Interior Appropriations Act is also expected to receive final Congressional approval this week. Once this bill is signed into law it will join the Defense, Homeland Security and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills as the only FY 2004 appropriations acts to be completed.
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Accelerator Update
October 31 - November 3
- Booster suffered LCW leak
- Beam established to MiniBooNE
- Feeder 31 trips off parts of Meson
- The Meson area

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View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From Physics Today, November 2003
Disappointing Collider Performance and Tight Budgets Confront Fermilab With Tough Decisions
By Bertram Schwarzschild
Aerial view of Fermilab
The goal remains to get the most physics out of the world's highest-energy accelerator before that title passes to CERN at the end of the decade.

The final shutdown of the Large Electron-Positron Collider at CERN three years ago left Fermilab's Tevatron collider as the world's only accelerator at the so-called energy frontier of particle physics. And the Tevatron will retain that unique status for another five years or so, until the baton passes to the Large Hadron Collider, now under construction in the vacated LEP tunnel.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
As the shudown article in the October issue of Ferminews said, "For accelerators, shutdown time is the time of rejuvenation." We are now through eight weeks of the ten-week annual shutdown. People from all of the Divisions have been working in the tunnels, realigning magnets, building a NuMI beam line, baking out vacuum systems, installing new collimators.

Most of the work in the tunnels is now complete, and the items on the punch list are being addressed. People are starting the long transition back to accelerator operations: buttoning things back up, checking out the refurbished systems, and restarting the accelerators. This weekend, for example, the first protons were extracted from the Booster to send to the MiniBooNE target. We will realize the benefits to the scientific program over the next year, with more protons for MiniBooNE, more luminosity for CDF and DZero, and a rapid approach to the first neutrinos for MINOS. Thanks to all of the people around the laboratory who contributed to renewing and improving the Fermilab accelerators.

Yesterday Fermilab Today announced that the video, "Fermilab Stories" would be showing on November 4 at noon in One West. This date is incorrect. "Fermilab Stories" will not be shown today. The video can be seen next Tuesday, November 11 at noon in One West. Fermilab Today apologizes for any confusion.
NOVA Special - "The Elegant Universe" Tonight!
Public Television will broadcast the NOVA Special "The Elegant Universe" on November 4, at 8 p.m. Focusing on superstrings, the show will feature footage filmed at Fermilab.
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U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program at Fermilab
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys every year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. From November 3 to December 19, Fermilab will be collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots programs. Bins are located in Wilson Hall. For more information, contact Charisse Malo at x6774.

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